To be fair I finished this at the beginning of the month but it will be the last finish shown this year.
Back in early 2016 I joined in a cross stitch along hosted on Facebook by KLT Charting. It was two charts a month to make up 12 owls. The whole thing made a large picture.
To be different I decided to sew each owl on a separate piece of Aida to make a quilted wallhanging.
The owls had all the same outline but the pattern inside and the eyes were different for each owl. I used a Navy Blue for the outline and various variegated hand dyed threads for the insides. The wings were cross stitched in a thread that matched.
I bordered each of the owls in a different fabric and then sewed them together using a white sashing. The border is a brightly coloured fabric which seemed to be made for this. I used a white thread to cross hatch the quilting up to the cross stitched panels and a white binding.
I'll be hanging this on the wall in the New Year. I just need to find the right spot.