Owls have been a theme of late what with the previous quilt and these little quilts I've been working on. First there were the owl coasters I made for my sister from the sweet Japanese owl print. These coasters are 4"square.
Then, I heard about the owl theme for the 6"-12" mini quilt swap on Flickr and I just had to do it. I took the same owl fabric for my inspiration and created an applique based on those owls. I sent one to my swap partner, Calamity Kim, and made another one for me! These measure about 8.5" square. These are hand appliqued and hand quilted, with a little embroidery and the cool beads that I got at an antique store.