It's been a quiet week in my home town.......... but it's Friday and that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on again! Are you ready? Let's get started!
A couple of weeks ago I got a pair of bird feeders and set them up in the back yard where we can see them from our patio. It has been quite a treat seeing all the birds, but lately we've been visited by a pair of squirrels who have provided some serious acrobatic entertainment! I'm sorry I don't have any pictures yet - they are still a little skittish - but they have been hanging by their toenails from the top of the bird feeders so they can eat the seed. They don't seem to frighten off the birds, so we've just enjoyed their antics.
All that to say I chased a couple of squirrels myself this week, but in the quilt studio! I needed some undirected sewing, as my mind was in a turmoil, so I decided to try to make a block based on this inspiration shot....
I had a lot of pieced strips of varying widths, from 1" to 2 1/4", left over from my Moongate quilt, and realized they would be perfect for a piece like this. So I cut up some Kona Snow strips for the other sides, found a square piece to start each block, and away we went!
After finishing the piecing, I decided that it would make a good pillow cover, as it finished up at around 19" square. A little quilting ensued, and then an envelope-style backing and some binding and voila! A
squirrel pillow cover!
I love the way it looks with the Moongate quilt....
Simple quilting, but I think it enhances the design.
And now, I'm happy with this guest room!
And remember, I said a squirrel or two? Well, when working on my project for the Christmas in July Pattern Parade blog hop (coming this Wednesday, July 15th!) I had a massive fail on my first attempt. So I had two big pieces of pieced fabric that I hated to throw out. What to do? Whack it up, of course!
And this is what I ended up with - a future table runner! I think I'm going to fuse some white snowflakes to the center panel to finish it off, then quilt and bind it. I really think I'm going to like it on my table!
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you do a little happy dance?
Share! We want to dance right along with you,
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!