Friday, June 28, 2013

Owl is in the forest


Yesterday the border was added.

When I went shopping with Cynthia, we looked at lots of leaf prints and both of us agreed the shades of green on this print worked the best with sky and owl.

So ... it is a bamboo forest, maybe not what my grandson will see in Oregon but certainly familiar with the rest of the Fukuda clan.

I appliqued some leaves left over from the scraps along the top edge and thought I might add more.

I am considering using some of the wood print to put in a few branches in the large blue areas. My other idea was to applique and quilt in many kinds of leaves on the sky area. They might look strange to have random leaves but maybe I could do them in autumn colors as if the wind is bringing them across the sky.
Probably adding random varieties of leaves would be the easiest. In a home full of naturalists, a bit of nature might not be strange.

Ryden Wren Fukuda!

I wish I knew how to grab a picture from facebook. The one posted there has his big round eyes open, looking much more like an owl than a wren.

At any rate, he is an early-bird and will have a bit to wait for that quilt.
Dream on, little chick!

21 comments:

  1. Super quilt, the bamboo is perfect with the owl, colours all going so well together. Ryden Wren, one lovely wee boy. Sweet dreams, from me too, Fond greetings, Jean.

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  2. beautiful... both of them! lol x

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  3. Looking good! Looking sweet! I'm talking about both bird and boy!

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  4. Congratulations on the new addition to the family, both Rydn and the owl. I like the leaf idea although I think the quilt looks perfect already.

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  5. What a cutie he is, and the owl quilt will make him happy, I'm sure (it makes me happy). Great job. I'm sure it will be even better when it is completed.

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  6. That is a beautiful quilt and love how you added the extra leaves on the edge.
    He is a beautiful little boy. I have a macbook, so I just grab the photo from facebook and drop it on my desk top.

    Debbie

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  7. The border looks great! Congratulations - a new grand baby - nothing could be sweeter right?

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  8. I agree, the fabric is the perfect border - I love how it is turning out. What a sweet little guy.

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  9. Great owl quilt, it's a HOOT!
    btw you should be able to RIGHT click on a picture and select SAVE AS and pick a place on your computer to save the picture, then upload to here later if you want

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  10. Congratulations on your new grandson. He is so blessed to have you for a grandma! And I love your quilt. It has been fun to see it in various stages of completion.

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  11. Great photos!! Ryden/Little Bean is adorable - and the Owl is terrific!! I think that you should sell the Owl pattern - maybe make a few bucks for Little Bean's college fund - what do you think? - ;))

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  12. What a little sweetheart ...... Ryden looks so peaceful in that photo. The owl quilt turned out wonderfully. The green bamboo fabric looks perfect as the border and I do like your idea of a few leaves blowing across the quilt top.

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  13. Great quilt! I agree the border fabric is perfect and I love how you added some of the leaves at the top to the sky above the owl. Beautiful!

    Lorna:)
    http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com

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  14. Congratulations on your new grandson! Beautiful quilt with the bamboo fabric as the border.

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  15. I love your appliqued leaves. To me, they make it seem as though your owl is looking out at us from its safe and comfortable home inside the forest. Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful grandson!

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  16. Ryden looks so gorgeous and contented. Congratulations to everyone on his arrival.
    Your quilt is looking wonderful. Adding the extra leaves sounds like a perfect idea for this quilt. Such a wonderful gift!

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  17. What a precious baby! You have done a great job on the quilt

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  18. Welcome Ryden Wren, what a precious gift. God bless him.

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  19. Now you have gone and done it. My daughter collects owls and now she wants a small wall hanging like your owl. Help me!

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  20. Wow!! Your quilt is just gorgeous and that baby is adorable!!

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