Wednesday 14 November 2012

Owl Be Up All Night

SewLux Fabric is having a Guest Curator contest in which you are invited to select eight fabrics from their store and put them in a bundle. They will choose their favourite 10 for voting. I have never tried something like this before, but thought I would jump in. After all, putting fabric bundles together can be the best part!

I have about 10,000 baby quilts to make over the next six months thanks, I think, to an extremely fertile group of friends. It sure is keeping me busy!

I have always been drawn to the collection Ten Little Things by Jenn Ski, and so the first selection I made was the Owl Aqua fabric. I love a cute fabric in a baby quilt, but I don't feel it needs to be all cutesy. I like using other blenders- dots, chevrons, solids- to make the quilt feel fresh, modern and not too busy. I think this combo of turquoise, green and yellow works perfectly for a baby if you don't know the gender (something that, as a quilt maker, kills me!). The rainbow chevron adds a pop of fun colour than blends well with the colourful owls themselves. 

I've decided to call this bundle Owl Be Up All Night. :)

Owl Be Up All Night
Details of Fabrics:
Row 1 Left to Right: Bella Solids Turquoise, Flea Market Fancy Flower and Dot Turquoise, Chevron Rainbow by Riley Blake
Row 2 Left to Right: Simply Color Dotty Ombre White Aquatic Blue by V & Co, Ten Little Things Owl Aqua by Jenn Ski
Row 3 Left to Right: Bella Solids Buttercup, Circa 1934 Davis Sage, Moda Crossweave in Apple Green

What do you think of my selections? Couldn't you see this bundle combined into a beautiful quilt, maybe for a spring baby?

Lynn (aka Buttons)


  1. The owl print from Ten Little Things is one of my favorites too. I love how you matched the rainbow chevron with these - very cute.

  2. Great collection! Love the owls and the rainbow chevron!