Sunday, March 15, 2015

42 Owls - What a Hoot!

42 Owls - What a Hoot! From an eBay Seller in Cincinnati, Ohio, 66" x 79"
The other night, I was looking at quilts on eBay and saw this 1970s Owls quilt. Fifteen seconds later, I had already paid. Would've been ten seconds or less, had I not thought long and hard about it first. You gotta love eBay!


There are 42 owls in the quilt. Six columns, seven rows; and each owl is unique with its own colors and mix of fabrics, appliquéd with a fine zigzag stitch. The quilt came to me from a seller in Cincinnati, Ohio, but there was no additional information about the its origins.


The quilt is 66" x 79" and is made of cotton and cotton/synthetic blends. Blocks are approximately 10" square. I am still searching for the pattern source, but fortunately, I have many friends who were making quilts in the 1970s. We talk about 70s quilts all the time. I am truly blessed they care enough to help. Someone will find it in a book or magazine, I'm sure. Seek and you shall find.


This quilt is pure fun, and what could be bad about having a little fun? I tend to gravitate toward people who have fun with what they do. The maker of the Owls quilt is someone I certainly would enjoy.


There is so much personality in this quilt, it's really hard not so smile when you see it. Love it so much, I may add it to the group of quilts that will be displayed later this year at the Benton County Museum during Quilt County. Fun, fun, fun...and what a hoot!

9 comments:

  1. That's fantastic! Lucky you!

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    1. it's the kind of quilt that gets snapped up quickly

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  2. It's a great quilt! Super fun!!

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    1. just when I thought I'd seen everything!

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    1. heh, you're not the only one - it is a fun one!

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  4. Not only is this quilt so whimsical and brings a smile to anyone's face, I'm impressed that you thinking long and hard and making an eBay purchase only adds up to 15 seconds, you are quite the quick thinking shopper!

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    1. You will hear this sometimes when I find a great one: "I have never seen anything like it in 25 years of collecting."

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  5. Yes, smiling here. Fun quilt, fun fabric.

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