Thursday, December 14, 2017

Island Batik Squirrel Quilt - Part 1

 My husband loves squirrels.  So I wanted to make him a squirrel quilt with the Island Batiks Pumpkin Patch layer cake.  The fabrics scream fall and fall screams squirrels.  At least it does to me.

I found a picture of a squirrel on the internet and then played with the shapes.

Originally the squirrel was to have an acorn in his hands.  However, when cut out of fabric the acorn was so tiny you really couldn't see it so I made a design decision and left it out.

Next, I laid out my 10 inch squares in a pleasing arrangement with one background fabric and one fabric on top for the squirrels.  I tried not to repeat fabrics, but inevitably, it happened.

Here's the finished top all ready for quilting. 

I know, there are socks in the picture.  Who doesn't love feet?  Well, I don't, truth be told.  However,  I teach full time and didn't have time to edit the pictures.

I totally meant to have this quilt done for fall and hanging in the house.  It didn't happen, but I wanted to share it anyways.

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. That is so cute, Suzy. My dog would never stand for me putting squirrels on anything however I probably could get away with the red ones. She doesn't mind them as much.