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Well, I went ahead with the owl, finished her, and gifted her and in the meantime started a bird themed quilt top for my MIL. So I decided to share the quilt for the blog hop and just show you Lolita the Owl already! I just can't bear to keep posting sneak peeks of her.
So without dragging it out any further, meet Lolita the Owl!
Oh wait! That was another sneak peek picture. Here she is. All of her! Hanging out in the bushes. :)
I love all of the Mary Engelbreit fabrics in the Friends and Flowers line. These were the FQ's leftover from when I made Swoon last year. And I still have more FQ's left. That was a huge FQ pack. There might be some more Mary Engelbreit owls in the future.
She was made with the Olive the Owl pattern by Freddie's Friends using the largest size.
Although she looked too sassy to me to be named Olive. :) She had to get a new name. She even has a sassy tail..
The pattern was so easy to work with, and the instructions were clear and simple. You basically sew her all together leaving small openings for the various stuffed parts.. so here is flat Lolita, before the stuffing..
All of the seams are raw edge, so the sewing goes so quickly..the hardest part is sewing the openings closed after you've stuffed the different areas. Hard to sew a raw edge seam on the machine on something stuffed, so you have to be careful not to over stuff her.. which I think I did actually.
Here is a pic of flat Lolita with only her beak, feathers, and wings stuffed.
She was so much fun to make, and the little one year old sweetie that received her gave her a big hug and a smile when she saw her. Even though the owl was almost as big as she was. ha!
I'm tempted to try one of the smaller versions next. They would be perfect for smaller babies or baby showers even. And wouldn't the feathers be cool if they were done in Chevrons? So many possibilities! I think the pattern only calls for three fabrics? But I used about eight or so and mixed and matched them.
The whole thing is just fabric and stuffing, no buttons or hard edges, so it's totally kid safe and would make a great little softie or pillow. It's even washable! Another bonus. :) If you come across the pattern, it's definitely worth a try! Happy Weekend!
**UPDATE: I wrote on Mary Engelbreit's FB page wall telling her how much I loved her fabrics and tacked on a little pic of Lolita and she answered and said, "SO ridiculously cute, Kelli! I love it!" Oh my goodness, my spirit is typing right now b/c my body is in the floor b/c I.JUST.DIED. Mary Engelbreit thinks something that I made is cute! Squeal! Okay.. I'll stop acting like a 12 year old girl now and start acting like an adult again. haha Thanks for tolerating my excitement. :)**
Thanks for stopping in to meet Lolita. Hoot! Hoot! Back to working on my MIL's quilt top. :)
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Beautiful owl! I love the colors! I'm pinning it!
Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
O!M!G! Lolita demands a standing ovation! TOO CUTE! I can see why Mary Engelbreit gave her a shout out! (You do realize M.E. and I are neighbors? Well, we live in the same state, near the same town! LOL) Seriously, this is such a neat idea for a child's pillow! You're right, Lolita's pretty dog-gone sassy! Great work friend!