Thursday, October 29, 2015

Nite Owls Hop: Door Banner

Who's ready for a little fall fun with some cute owls? We have several blogging designers working with Judy Hansen's Nite Owls line and we're excited to share their projects! Today we're sharing a fun door banner, perfect for some fall decor! At the bottom of this post, find out how you can win a fat quarter bundle of Nite Owls to play with yourself! Don't miss any of our Nite Owls tutorials!




Fussy-cutting the owls for this project is so much fun! The hardest part? Deciding which ones to use! We finished this door banner pillow-case style and left the batting out, but you can just as easily finish it using a quilt sandwich. If you do so, you'll need 1/2 yard of binding fabric (cut four 2-1/4" x 42" strips).

Finished project size: 27-1/2" x 28-1/2"

Materials:
1/3 yard white eyeballs print
1/4 yard green swirl
1/4 yard orange owls
1/4 yard black solid
1/3 yard black trees
1/3 yard gray swirl
1/2 yard purple owl print
1 yard backing fabric
32" square piece of batting (optional)
Fusible web

Cutting:
From the white eyeballs print:
Three 6" squares
One 3-1/2" x 42" strip

From the green swirl:
Three 6" squares

From the orange owls:
One 3-1/2" x 42" strip

From the black solid:

Two 2" x 27-1/2" strips

From the black trees:

One 8" x 27-1/2" piece

From the gray swirl:
Two 4" x 27-1/2" strips

How adorable are these fussy-cut owls?! Have fun choosing which ones to use!


Step 1: Draw a diagonal side on the wrong side of all 6" white eyeballs squares. Layer each marked square right sides together with a 6" green swirl square. 

Step 2: Stitch 1/4" on either side of the marked line. Cut unit on marked line and press both halves open. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of three half-square triangle units. Position a marked unit right sides together with an unmarked unit, positioning fabrics opposite as shown, matching the seam line. 


Step 3: Sew 1/4" on either side of the marked line. Cut apart on the drawn  line.

Step 4: Press units open to create an hourglass unit. Trim to measure 5" square. (Tip: To ensure you center your hourglass block, line up the 2-1/2" ruler mark where the triangle tips meet in the center of the unit. Make 6. 

Step 5: Sew the hourglass units together as shown.

Step 6: Cut the orange owl and white eyeball 3-1/2" x 42" strips in half. Noting orientation, sew half an orange owl strip to the top of half a white eyeball strip, making sure owls are oriented correctly. In the same way, sew the remaining half orange owl strip to the bottom of the remaining white eyeball strip. Press open, and press toward the same fabric in each strip set. Cut five 3-1/2" wide segments from one strip set and four 3-1/2" wide segments from the second. Note: Making two separate strip sets like this ensures that all your owls will be facing up in the checkerboard row!

Step 7: Noting owl orientation, sew the segments together to make a checkerboard strip. 

Step 8: Roughly cut out your favorite 6-8 owls from the purple own print. Adhere fusible web to the back of each rough-cut owl, and then cut out on owl outline. Arrange owls as desired on 8" x 27-1/2" black trees piece and fuse in place. Use a straight or decorative stitch to applique if desired.


Step 9: Sew together the two pieced strips, the appliqued center strip, two 2" x 27-1/2" black solid strips, and two 4" x 27-1/2" gray swirl strips to complete the quilt top. 

Step 10: Finish the door banner as desired. We used a pillowcase finish (can be done with or without batting) and then stitched along the length of the solid black sashing strips to secure. You can also layer the quilt top with backing and batting and quilt, and then finish with a binding strip. 

Add a hanging sleeve to the back of the door banner and hang to enjoy! 

Want to win a fat quarter bundle of Nite Owls for yourself? Make sure you follow our blog (email and blog reader sign-ups in the right hand sidebar) and leave a comment letting us know you do, as well as telling us which owl you like best in this door banner. (They're all so cute; it's hard to choose!) This giveaway is open through Monday, November 2nd at 11:59 pm EST. 


Catch all the days of our hop!
Day 1Halloween placemats by Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl
Day 2: Throw pillow by Connie at Freemotion by the River

59 comments:

  1. I follow by Bloglovin, and I like the middle owl best- rolling his eyes.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  2. I follow on bloglovin and like the second owl to the right of the left side (yellow and green)!
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  3. I like that 3rd owl looking a bit devilish ;)
    Bloglovin you!

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  4. I like the scary owl...the last one...he reminds me of a bat! Just in time for Hallowen. I'm subscribing to your blog right now.

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  5. I do follow Inspired by Fabric by email. I adore the little grey owl his eyes are just saying look at me! Wonderful tutorial with this spectacular fabric line! Thank you for the opportunity to win and for sharing all of these tutorials and inspirations! Have a wonderful creative day!

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  6. I am a follower via email, and I like the second owl in the line. Have a great day!
    dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I like the owl who is rolling his eyes best. I follow by e-mail and bloglovin crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  8. I follow via email. And, the owl in the middle catches my "eye". I love those big eyes looking up at the sky.

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  9. I love the yellow/green one, second from the left. I think he's a hoot - his eyes are different sizes, almost winking at us,and his wing is folded acrosss his body!
    I follow via email.

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  10. I like the orange and red big owl. He looks like he is rolling his eyes at something one of the others said!

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  11. I like the smallest one. I follow your blog already.

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  12. What a cute banner/wall hanging. I am already a subscriber to the blog via email. I love all those owls, but my favorite has to be the larger orange/yellow one with his eyes rolled up. Too cute.

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  13. I follow your blog by email. Love the second owl in - yellow body green wings. Love the way you used the background fabric.

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  14. I love the grey/green owl!!
    Email follower

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  15. This fabric is the cutest ever.

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  16. I like the third one from the left. He looks like he's in mid-hoot!
    I follow you via bloglovin. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  17. I follow you via Bloglovin, and I like the cranky owl on the far right.

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  18. I follow by e-mail and bloglovin'. I like the owl with the brown body.

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  19. I am a loyal follower via e-mail. I love the grouchy one on the end! Looks like me before coffee after a late night. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  20. I like the 4th owl from the left. He's looking up like there's something interesting up there, wonder what? These fabrics are so cute and would be such fun to play with! I follow the blog by email and GFC.

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  21. My favorite owl is the one on the far left. He looks so alarmed. Our chicken Carmen has that same expression if I awaken her at night. So sweet.

    I follow you via email (wordygirl at earthlink dot net)

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  22. I follow by email. I love the larger orange and red owl who appears to be rolling his/her eyes. But then there is also the very last one (far right) who looks so pensive.

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  23. I love the orange owl that is looking up. I follow on Bloglovin. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  24. I follow on Bloglovin and love the little blue and green guy!

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  25. Hello...I follow by email...and love the big guy in the center..he is an orange color and his eyes are looking up like he is thinking " who are these other guys,,and how do they get here"

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  26. I have made one pillow and that was ages ago!
    love the owls but my fav is the little one in the right hand bottom that looks kinds peeved! LOL! I receive your email.

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  27. I like the big orange and red one although they are all too cute. I follow on bloglovin.

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  28. I love the second from right. And i am a follower via bloglovin'

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  29. I like the yellow and green one, the second from the left. I follow your blog via GFC.

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  30. they really are all so cute, especially the orange and yellow one.
    I follow through bloglovin

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  31. I already follow...thru Email & Bloglovin :)

    I love the Owl right smack in the Middle...rollin' those eyes..you have to know HE is the one that ate all the Reese Cups!!! giggle

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  32. I follow you with Bloglovin. I like the owl in the middle, looking up.

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  33. I follow by bloglovin - love all those owls but the smallest one is my fav!

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  34. I follow by email, and like the owl, fourth from left looking up like, Whoooo... me?!?

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  35. I follow via Bloglovin. I like the 3rd owl from the left the best. Cute wall hanging!

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  36. Greatly cute banner! Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  37. I am crazy about swirly fabric and this just makes me crazy about this project! I am a bloglovin' follower. My favorite owl is the blue one! duchick at gmail dot com

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  38. I like the baby yellow and green owl. I follow you by email.

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  39. I follow with bloglovn and I love the littlest owl! thanks!

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  40. I like the owl fourth from the left best. It has a cute expression. I follow via email.

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  41. I like the owl in the center but they are all great. I follow by E-mail and BL.

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  42. I follow the blog by e-mail. My favorite owl is the 2nd from the left but they are all quite cute.

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  43. I follow via blog lovin. I am liking the smallest yellow and green owl but they are all too cute !
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  44. I follow on bloglovin. I like the green owl.

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  45. I follow on bloglovin. I like the green and grey owl the best. But I think they look cutest all together like that!

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  46. i like the owl in the middle rolling his eyes.

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  47. The owl in the middle looks like he is hiding something or maybe getting ready to trick us. I follow with GFC and email.

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  48. I follow on Bloglovin. And my fav is the owl on the left.

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  49. Following you on Bloglovin: Nicole Sender & new e-mail subscriber. I like the brown owl with orange wings; third from the left.
    nikilsend(at)loutlook(dot)com

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  50. I am a new follower using Bloglovin. I love the littlest owl at the bottom center.

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  51. I like the third owl from the left, with a brown body and orange wings. I follow you on bloglovin'.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  52. My fav owl from L to R is the 6th one over.
    Just signed up for bloglovin.

    Bev at ebhaloha at gmail dot com

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  53. I follow by email and I LOVE the door banner

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  54. I follow you via Google+ (Piroska B) and GFC (pippirose).
    I love the yellow owl with green wings. They're all so adorable! :o)

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  55. Following on Bloglovin'. The big yellow and red owl is my favorite. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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