How to: Owl Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks

Today's quilt block tutorial is:
Owl Block
I fell in love with Vanessa's adorable Color Theory fabric so I had to sketch another block using it. Seriously, isn't this fabric so fresh and happy, it just makes me happy looking at it. :)
(This block will finish at 12"x12" square, if you want to make this more scrappy it'd be a great block to use a jelly roll.)
White fabric - 8 - 2 1/2"x2 1/2" squares
4 - 2 7/8"x2 7/8" squares (draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these)
Pink fabric - 4 - 2 7/8"x2 7/8" squares
4 - 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strips
2 - 1 1/2"x2 1/2" strips
2 - 1 1/2"x4 1/2" strips
Gold fabric - 9 - 2 1/2"x2 1/2" strips

Sew one white and one gold 2 1/2" square.
Press toward the gold.
Repeat, making eight of these two patch units.
Sew the two patches together into four patches, lining up in the center.
Repeat, make four of these units.
Place one white and one pink 2 7/8" square together, right sides together. 
Sew 1/4" on both sides of the draw line.
Cut on the draw line.
Press toward the pink.
Repeat, making a total of eight of these pink and white half square triangle units.
Sew two pink and white half square triangle blocks together, making a flying geese block.
Repeat, make a total of four of these units.
Sew one pink 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip to the top of the flying geese unit.
Press toward the pink.
Repeat, making a total of four of these units.
Sew a pink 1 1/2"x2 1/2" strip to the top and bottom of one gold 2 1/2"x2 1/2" square.
Sew a pink 1 1/2"x4 1/2" strip to the left and right sides of the unit from the previous step.
Sew one four patch, one flying geese unit and one four patch together.
Make two of these units, exactly the same.
Sew one flying geese unit, the center unit and one flying geese unit.
Sew the three rows together.

What a fun block!
Now, let's put it together in a quilt top!
To make a 96"x96" quilt you will need to make 64 blocks and you will need the following fabrics:
Pink - 5 yards
White - 4 yards
Gold -2 3/4 yards
How about this scrappy version. I really love this version!
To make the quilt like this I simply sketched every other block in gray fabrics and then make all of the gold blocks scrappy.
So cute!

Hope you all enjoy! I'll be back tomorrow with another quilt block, click here to see all of the blocks so far.
 If you're sewing any of these quilt blocks make sure to share them on facebook and instagram using #pnq30quiltblocks


  1. I love this look but I don't see an owl, what't w/the name. Help me out here.

  2. Love the block. I can see the owl if I look diagonally into the corners! This might be my "scrappy" retreat quilt next month.

  3. I am with everyone else here, where do you see an owl in this block?


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