Sunday, April 7, 2013

Squirrel block went fast

I finished my 2nd last block for my Bird of Paradise quilt.  I still have to embroider him an eye so he can see what he's eating. The hardest part about making this block was to get it drawn.  The squirrels will sit in our apple tree eating apples all the time in the fall but I can never manage to get a picture of them.   I found at least 3 antique quilts with squirrels in them but they were never posed quite right. 
 I am quite happy with this block - I think it's the red apples.  I have one more block to draw and I want to put my son in it.  I'm not sure what he should be doing in the block.  Playing video games seems a little inappropriate...  He likes animals but only the "cool" ones like snakes, sharks and stingrays.  Playing soccer maybe...  any ideas??
While I decide on this I will very happily get started on Vine panel #7  :0)

I finally dipped into my Fig Tree fabrics and started making a spring/summer table runner.  I like the long skinny one I made for Christmas so much that it is still on my table.  Once made, this will replace it for a few months I hope.  I did chicken out of the set in seams that usually go into making this block. (I'm such a wimp!)  It's fun to sew with these bright fabrics.  I can dream of spring while I watch the snow come down...

Happy Quilting!!


Every Stitch said...

What a nice squirrel block - with rosy red apples! Can't see why your son couldn't be holding a ball, or maybe a cricket bat?
Very pretty pieced blocks too.

Cheri said...

Very pretty block and a great addition to the bride. Hmmm, Maybe some kind of little frog or lizard (do you get lizards around your yard in Canada?) in your son's block. I am drawing a blank but I know you will think of something. Happy Stitching Janet

Crispy said...

I love this block. Your squirrel came out fantastic!! If I were doing a block with my son in it, he would have a sling shot in his hand aiming at the squirrel. He was a terror as a child LOL.


Lori said...

What a great block! I'm sure you'll come up with something as terrific for your son's block.
Love your projects!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Your squirrel block is fantastic! As for a block for your son..well that's more tricky... I can't think of anything off the top of my head except perhaps using a logo or element from a favourite game or football club.

Barb said...

I love those blocks for your runner. What is it called? Posie?
your squirrel is adorable even if he is stealing fruit :)
Can't wait to see what you choose to do for your sons block. I actually think you could use a game remote somehow. Why not? speaks to our times.

Carrie P. said...

your block is so pretty. how about your son fishing? or climbing a tree?

Jane in Wales said...

Lovely squirrel block. Your son with a snake should go very well in this quilt. It will be interesting to see what you come up with!