“owls in a tree” & “bugs in a square” baby quilts

Recently, a friend of mine had her first baby! She commissioned me to make the linens for the nursery, including the crib skirt, bumper, and curtains. For her shower gift, I created this owl-themed baby quilt to coordinate with the nursery linens. The edges of the leaves and the owls are free so there will be some texture for baby to touch when he gets big enough.

My mother–who does weaving, spinning, and felting and seems to have tried every textile-related art/craft from imaginable–created this fussy-cut bug quilt for the baby too and sent it for his baptism. Lucky baby!