|I used some Japanese owl fabric in the small sashing squares and elsewhere hence the name.|
So now it is finished I might be able to sit back and enjoy it, as it certainly took a long time to make. It was an idea put forward during a meeting of a quilt group I go to in Penrith about two years ago. So we all bought Lyn Edwards' book on Sampler Quilts version 2 and were supposed to make one block a month. I left it for several months before I realised I had not made a single block and they were on about number seven. So I switched up a gear and made some. It's a mixture of hand and machine piecing which was a challenge at times. Eventually I finished about twelve blocks and then had a look at the block choices remaining and did not like some of them. Luckily I did have a couple of Susan Briscoe books and turned to her Japanese blocks for inspiration. I think they were 9 inch and I had to size them up on my HP printer to about 12 inch. Anyway, I chose all appliqué as I preferred those designs and thought I had done enough complicated piecing! So those of you with an eagle eye can see if you can spot which blocks are Susan's. A clue; there are five.