Introducing my What a Hoot Series.
Meet Fleur – my first owl!
If you recall, I mentioned in my last post that all the owls in my What A Hoot series have names. After Kam and I decided on owls, she said, “Lorraine, they all need names”! Well, I hadn’t considered this at all. AND, I’ve always been terrible at naming my quilts etc. So, dilemma.
Then, it came to me one day – brilliant – or at least I thought so at the time! Well, as it turned out I ran the risk of copyright infringement SO my original idea was nixed! Plan B?
When I started selecting colour schemes for my owls I decided to select colours celebrating the seasons – spring, summer, fall etc. So, I named my first owl “Fleur”. Fleur means flower in French and I thought it worked well considering the chosen spring palette. You can see the colours below
Now let’s get to Fleur?
What is in the kit
- eyes and beak
- all custom dyed threads
- PDF pattern (emailed once payment is processed)
You will need to purchase 18 count mono canvas.
AND whatever threads are remaining once you complete her could be used on the backside creating a double-sided owl (hint – mobile ready)! Each owl measures about 4 inches square – they are small!
Please note that there will not be enough threads provided in the kit to finish the entire backside, but certainly a good portion of it. You can always substitute existing threads or buy additional colours through my shop to complete the backside to your liking.
Each kit contains an additional skein of thread to create the braid that outlines Fleur for finishing purposes.
As the series moves along, each owl will become a little more challenging. This will provide a good progression. There are a variety of stitches in each design. We don’t think you will get bored!
I could envision all six as a mobile for an owl-themed nursery!
Please note that the pattern is not sold separately.
Kam and I hope you like Fleur!
AND, remember next month I will be introducing my second owl!