Cross Stitch Owl Wall Hanging
I have had this owl cross stitch pattern from X-Calibre Designs for years and have just gotten around to making something with it. Its the most fun pattern! I wanted to make a creative and colorful design so I made four of them in a row with variegated floss.
After I finished my four owls, I cut out the cross stitch and it ended up being 13.5 x46.5 centimeters. Then I cut out a piece of thick shiny canvas for the backing in the same size and basted them together along the edges.
I used Snuggle Flannel fabric for the bias binding. It is a little on the thicker side but it was the only fabric that I had on hand in the colors that I wanted. I have a a more detailed explanation of attaching bias binding around the corners in the quilt that I made.
I used about 150 cm for the bias binding. After I sewed it to the front of the owl design, I cut off the rest to use as the handle for the wall hanging.
To create the handle, I folded the bias binding piece in half and then sewed a small seam along both edges. To attach it to the design, fold over the bias binding that was sewn onto the front of the owls and pin in place. I slipped the handle into the edge of the binding at the top before finishing the binding seam.
I love the colorful design with this owl pattern! Each owl has so much character. I would also love to make a quilt using the owls as quilt squares.