Tuesday, December 30, 2014

We Love Owls Tutorial

Recently we shared Ro Gregg's new Who's Who collection with you. Today we're back with Connie from Free Motion by the River, who is sharing a tutorial for this teal and lime small quilt. Use it for a baby quilt, a wall hanging, or a table topper...whoooooooo wouldn't love it!? 
After you check out Connie's tutorial, head over to her blog to enter to win fabric to make this quilt top yourself!

Here's Connie:

I really enjoyed working with the cute fabrics that are part of the Who's Who group by Ro Gregg. This is a small quilt, finishing at approximately 38 inches square.
Who's Who fabrics in a quilt by Freemotion by the River

 The fabrics make me think of spring and the little owls really look cute on the back of the quilt.
Peek at the back of the quilt Freemotion by the River

Here is a closeup of the center of the quilt:
Center of quilt by Freemotion by the River tutorial

Now how about a tutorial?
Here are the fabrics and amounts used in the quilt. 
Always sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.


Fabrics used in the quilt

We start off with the center block in the quilt. 
Start off with center block in quilt Freemotion by the River

Let's make some easy flying geese blocks.
Flying geese blocks at Freemotion by the River

Flying geese blocks at Freemotion by the River

Stitch the 4 square and flying geese together as shown below using the owl print in the center.
Center block of quilt Freemotion by the River

Let's continue on with a border around the block. Cut your pieces as listed below and lay them out as shown.
Cutting sizes for the border Freemotion by the River Piecing diagram

Piece the blocks together, make 4 sections.
Piecing for the border Freemotion by the River Piecing for the border Freemotion by the River


Each corner with have a 3 1/2 inch cream (E) square. Sew together as shown.
Add the border Freemotion by the River Border added Freemotion by the River

Add a Teal (B) border
  • Cut 2 pieces - 1 1/2 x 18 1/2
  • Cut 2 pieces - 1 1/2 x 20 1/2
Add a teal border Freemotion by the River

The next border has some odd sizes in it. Sew the blocks together as shown. Make 4 of these.
  • Cut 8 - 2 1/8 x 3 1/2 pieces Brown (C)
  • Cut 8 - 3 1/2 x 3 7/8 pieces Light Blue (D)
  • Cut 8 - 3 1/2 x 3 7/8 pieces Green (F)
  • Cut 4 - 3 1/2 x 3 7/8 pieces Multi print (G
Making another border

Add the corners to 2 sections.
  • Cut 4 - 3 1/2 inch squares Cream (E)
Add the corners to the border

Sew the 2 sections without the cream squares to your quilt. Then add the last 2 sections with the cream squares.
Quilt with 3 borders Freemotion by the River

Add another Teal (B) border
  • Cut 2 - 1 1/2 x 26 1/2
  • Cut 2 - 1 1/2 x 28 1/2
Add another teal border Freemotion by the River


The final border uses the Owl (A) fabric, which is directional. Cut the sides first from the length of your fabric.
Swatch of the Whos Who print from Fabri-Quilt

  • Cut 2 - 5 1/2 x 28 1/2
  • Cut 2 - 5 1/2 x 38 1/2
Quilt as desired. Cut 4 - 2 1/2 inch strips of Teal (B) for the binding.
Add final border to quilt Freemotion by the River

I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and if you make this quilt I would really like to see it!
Free Quilt Tutorial by Freemotion by the River

Thanks Connie! We'd like to help one of you make it. Head over to her blog to enter to win the fabric to make this quilt top yourself!

66 comments:

  1. Cute, cute fabric. Great tutorial by Connie.

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  2. Super cute quilt! Well written tutorial too!

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  3. Great job Connie! Love both the fabric and the tutorial!

    Robin in Washington State
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  4. Awesome tutorial, going to use it this afternoon! Fabric is SEW cute!

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  5. I love the fabric and Connie's quilts are always wonderful. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  6. Great tutorial! I love the fabrics too.

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  7. What a lovely quilt! I'm going stash diving to see if I have enough fabrics to make one!

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  8. Thanks for the great tutorial! I love the owl fabric!

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  9. What a great tutorial, really well explained, and gorgeous fabrics!

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  10. This is great - love the fabrics too.

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  11. love owls and this fabric. also like your pattern. thanks for the chance to win

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  12. Connie's quilts are always so well written and easy to follow. I really like the owls and those colors are really nice.

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  13. Connie's tutorial is really great. She always has very clear and well written instructions. I love the quilt. The colors are awesome and the owls are so adorable.

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  14. Very cute, well done tutorial, thanks

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  15. love love.. wish there was a "print" button so I could print to PDF but I managed anyway.. very concise tut with the right amount of line drawings and pics..

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  16. Great tutorial, and I LOVE these fabrics, the owls are just so cute.

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  17. Cute fabric - my daughter would love it! And such a good tutorial!

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  18. Very easy to understand intructions and I love that size. The fabrics are just the sweetest!

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  19. This tut was like buying a book, only it was FREE. Loved it, love the fabrica and the quilt pattern. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. It looks like this will have to go on the To do List for 2015. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  21. Love the fabric and tutorial. I am copying right now and put in stack for next year.
    Thanks

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  22. Oh I just love this fabric and pattern!

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  23. What a wonderful quilt and tutorial! I love owls. Thanks so much!

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  24. Those fabrics are too cute, and this pattern looks easy to follow.

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  25. HI,this is a grand tutorial for a lovely quilt!
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  26. This is such a cool tutorial and pattern. Thanks!

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  27. Love the quilt - thanks for the great tutorial.

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  28. Adorable little quilt..love the fabrics..thanks to Connie for the tutorial :)
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. The tute is fantastic! I love how you decided to use the fabric.

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  30. Thanks for the great tutorial. Love these cute fabrics.

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  31. nice fabric, Connie...but I love the borders you made

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  32. This is a great tutorial, it seems very easy to follow. Have a great New Year's!
    dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Great tutorial, like the line drawing-easier to see than photos.

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  34. Nice tut, Connie! These ARE cute fabrics.

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  35. LOVE this Quilt! & the Tutorial is Awesome!!!....& easy to understand. Thank you so much for sharing!! Our son & his wife are having a baby in the Spring..and doing Owls!! This fabric, & colors..Wowie!!..Perfect!!! :)

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  36. Cute baby quilt. Line drawings can be easier than pictures to follow sometimes. I like both though.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  37. Love the fabric and what a great tutorial!

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  38. Love the colors and fabric. Great medallion style quilt. Very great tutorial with lots of pictures and line drawings!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. Connie's quilt is gorgeous. I love the colours of the fabric. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  40. Great Tutorial and love the fabric

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  41. It is very cute and perfect for a new baby.

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  42. Well done tutorial. I am inspired to make this for a grandchild. Better get busy.

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  43. Great tutorial! Love the fabric.

    Janet

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  44. Connie. Thank you for your awesome tutorial. Your work is the best!

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  45. Love this quilt, those fabrics and the drawn tutorial. This one is now on my list. Thanks!

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  46. Great tutorial and I love the fabric collection. Thanks Connie!

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  47. Such a great quilt - looks so fresh with these fabrics! Happy New Year!

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  48. I really enjoyed Connie's little quilt and the tutoridal! The fabric is so darn cute. Thanks for sharing this.

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  49. Love this little quilt and the fabric is so spring like.

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  50. Thanks for the pattern and tutorial.Such pretty fabric.

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  51. Love the quilt and fabulous tutorial! thank you!

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  52. This is such a sweet baby quilt and I love the colours and prints!! Thanks for this tutorial, I hope I can save it to my Pinterest board because I have 3 friends who are expecting and this pattern would be perfect!!!

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  53. I love this fabric and what Connie has done with it!

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  54. That is a great pattern, and it is especially cute in that fabric!

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  55. Such a beautiful quilt and a wonderfully clear tutorial.

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  56. Thanks for the tutorial. The quilt is so lovely!

    lin.web.28(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I absolutely adore the little quilt and really would like to make one exactly like this!!!!!!!!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

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  58. Gorgeous quilt I love the fabrics you used.

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  59. One of the best tuts I've seen. Great fabric and colors.

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  60. Sweet quilt! I love the squares on point border around the center block! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  61. Great tutorial, and lovely fabrics, love the color combination. Pinned it for future use!

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  62. Love the quilt and the fabrics, thanks for sharing.

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