My mother is a quilter, and on my bed I have a quilt that she made for my husband and I that is a 9 patch. In the center of each block is a bird flying. I took inspiration from that quilt when I found some fat quarters at Walmart with owls in the mix! (That is a link to all of our owl themed posts!) I used 7 fabrics to make my blocks. I had to place a template over my owls to cut them into my squares. They don't all fall right in the middle, but that is okay. I used the rest of that fabric as one of the other colors as well. Here are how the blocks turned out. There were 3 different types of owls.
I tied the quilt with 6 strand embroidery floss. I used a light pink. Of course, You will use whatever matches your fabric choices.