Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Squirrel Pickings!! (CHARM PACK GIVEAWAY)

What an amazing week last week was….three wonderful designers.  Did you happen to go to “Quilting Gallery”  on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of last week
to see who was creating these blocks?  What grand deals on those days as well!


 If not, you sure missed out!

Now the blocks will be posted at the “Quilting Gallery” if you want to mosey on over there and see what you might have missed.
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Sept 4 – Dec. 13th

Michelle has done a fabulous job arranging this Block Party, she has a wonderful deal each day that it runs…lots of hard work.  Be sure when you stop by to thank her for this or at least comment.


  Now for my block.  I have to say that I had an idea, cut it out and it just sat on my cutting table for weeks….seriously.  I wasn’t happy with it.  Then….about two weeks ago I received a package from Inchworm Fabrics , when I saw the Harvest Moon charm pack….the wonderful colors….awesome smell (yes, I smell my fabric)….and I fondle it too.
That is when fur started flying, out with the old block in with the new.  I hope you like it.


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Squirrel Pickings

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I used 7 charm squares from Harvest Moon by Moda,  one 12 1/2” square (all fabrics were provided by  Inchworm fabrics).
One owl button from ButtonMAD, about six inches of rick rack, Steam A Seam or fabric bonding of your choice, and small beads.

Yep…those that know me would have no trouble guessing that I would do an applique block, with blanket stitching.
I wanted to add texture so I made the squirrels tail fluffy….and the little tuff on his head.  In the pattern download it will show you how I did this and
 of course, is optional.

You can get the instructions here:

I guess you can say Inchworm Fabrics is my sponsor because she is giving away two charm packs for two winners on her blog  for me and 15% off in her store, she gives you the code.  Thanks Inchworm!  Thanks Michelle!!!

Inchworm Fabrics also sent me a charm pack to give away today on my blog....would love for you to be a follower but not necessary....just leave a comment.

The deal of the day is at Christa's Quilts!  Remember every day there is a new design there is a new deal!

92 comments:

Kelli said...

I am a happy follower Barb! :) I love the tuft, and fluff on the squirrel. Too cute! xo

Judy B said...

What a cute Fall hanging, the fuzzy squirrel is darling. Going to make this one for sure, Thank you for the great tutorial and wonderful giveaway
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Amanda said...

What a cute block. I can really see this turning up on a cushion sometime in my future. I'd love to win the charm pack.

Judy B said...

Forgot to say I am a follower!

Anonymous said...

The squirrel is so cute!! I wish I cuold applique like that, but I´m no good at it. Someday I´ll try it :)
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Homemaker Honey said...

Cute block and perfect for Fall!

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Wendy said...

This is such a cute little block! Thanks so much for sharing.

Nann said...

The squirrels love the bird seed we provide for them. They even leave some for the birds! I am predisposed to like squirrel-themed items because my college fraternity's mascot is Skiouros (Greek for squirrel). I began collecting squirrels in 1972. I have needlepoint and cross-stitch renditions along with ceramic, china, bronze, glass, and even coal figurines. But I don't have any in patchwork or applique. I guess I'll have to remedy that!

Gene Black said...

Your block looks great. It took me a minute to find the rick rack! LOL

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your block. Great tutorial and pattern. Love the way you did the squirrel tail. So clever!

Missy Shay said...

I am a new follower from the Quilting Gallery!
missysaprons@gmail.com

Jacqueline said...

You are sooooo creative and generous to share that creativity with us.

Thanks so much..

Debbie said...

Another very cute and wonderful block! If I do another fall hanging this will go on it. Thanks so much for sharing your patterns.

Carrie P. said...

Your block is perfect for Autumn! really cute.
thanks for the giveaway and I am a follower.

giddy99 said...

What a cute squirrel! Thanks for the chance!

Jean said...

Very cute! Love the little acorn house!

Denise :) said...

Darling! I especially love the detail on his little tail and head. I send my mom a little something squirrel and acorn related every fall -- I may take advantage of your sweet little pattern and whip her a little something up! Thank you!! :)

Gill said...

Great block!!
I love the squirrel's tail!

Karen Bates said...

I'm so glad you are having fun...thinking of you..hugs.

Abbigail said...

There's one in every family! nut or squirrel..which ever fits! This is such a cute block and with Fall almost here it's perfect!

LeAnne said...

Your squirrel is just too cute. Thank you for the pattern.

Marit Johanne said...

How cute this is! Thank you for sharing.

Needled Mom said...

That is soooo cute, Barb. It just says "autumn" to me. Great job.

Kathie said...

I love your block. Love the fluff on the squirrel's head and tail.

Bonnie58 said...

Love the pattern. It is so cute. i am now a happy new follower. thanks for the opportunity on the draw
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Renea said...

I love the fall I see in this block!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Too cute Barb! I love watching all our squirrels in the yard everyday.

Sherry said...

Thank you for the fun block! I am a new follower of your blog.

Deb said...

Hi Barb, would love to be included in your sponsor giveaway! Love your fall block.

Eva said...

Hi Barb, I just found out about these wonderful blocks and giveaways. I love your little squirrel block. I would love to win a prize too.

Eva

Kathy MacKie said...

Oh Barb you are sew creative, love it.

BizyStitches said...

Hi Barb: your block is very charming, and thanks for the chance to win a charm pack.

Connie said...

Barb, this is just too cute! I'm off to download it, thanks for sharing!

LJ said...

As always, you have done another wonderful project/block; I've been a follower. Love this squirrel and the acorn so much. I will do this one - for sure. We have oak trees out front and lots of squirrels, too. The grandkids are always enthralled to watch those little guys though PaPa complains about some of their squirrelly habits!

andsewon said...

Barb that is a very cute block for Fall! Love your creative mind! Thanks for a chance at a charm pack as well!
Lola

Snoodles said...

Thanks for sharing your cute block -- you know me, I love 3D touches on blocks! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jacquelin said...

El bloque de la ardilla es muy bonito. Gracias por el tutorial, el patrón y el sorteo. Ya soy seguidora tuya. Si quieres pasar por mi blog serás bienvenida. Un beso.

Jacquelin said...

Disculpa por el segundo comentario.

Patty said...

How nice. Started following you on the......I don't remember how I found you. I am just glad I did. Thank you for having a neet blog.

Crystal S. said...

What a cute block ! Thank you for participating.

Crystal

Crystal S. said...

What a cute block , I just discovered you today going to have a better look around.

Thank you
Crystal

VickiT said...

What a cute block Barb. Thank you.

I'm already a follower also.

Judy and Bob said...

Very cute block!!! This quilt project just gets better and better!

suemac said...

That block is adorable. As always you did a great job.

Emily C said...

So cute! I love squirrels.

Patricia said...

Looks like the squirrel on my porch eating what falls from the feeder. Had one that would jump on it and pig out. Haven't seen him lately thankfully! Cute block.

Lori said...

This is so very cute. I love it. I will have to make one for myself. Thnaks for the pattern and instructions.

apple blossom said...

cute pattern thanks for chance to win your giveaway.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

ritainalaska said...

this is so cute! am loving this hop for all the cool, cute ideas, inspirations, and the blocks to make. i'm a follower :)

Diann said...

Cute block. You should see the squirrels that hang out by our bird feeder.

Lee said...

Wonderful block! thank you - I love that sweet squirrel!

Sasha said...

Your squirrel block is so cute!! What did you use for his fluffy tail? Love the way it looks!!!

Diane said...

I am a follower, love reading your blog. The squirrel is so cute and would love to win the fabrics.

Marcia W. said...

When saw the title of your post, thought was different for a quilt block. Then, saw the block and it is an absolutely perfect name. I like the way you incorporated those autumn leaves and acorns too. I'm a follower.

MoeWest said...

That's a sweet block! I love the fuzzy squirrel tail. Thanks for the giveaway.

Richard Healey said...

Great block thanks for the giveaway enjoyed reading about your first quilt.

Purl Buttons said...

Fall is definitely my favorite quilting season. I love the colors, I love the leaves, acorns, pumpkins, and even the squirrels! Thanks for the great block.

SewCalGal said...

Barb,

Thank you for the very cute block. I love it and see many uses for it. I think I'm going to use it first for a table topper or maybe a Fall Wallhanging with an inspirational quote. You are so very talented!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Pat V. said...

What a fun block. I am really enjoying all the designs!

Sharon said...

What a sweet block! I already follow you. :)

Jo said...

What a nice block. Very autumnal. I do like those fabrics too :)

evelyn said...

What a great block. I take my baby granddaughter for walks and when we see a squirrel running with a nut in its mouth, or eating one noisily up a tree, she gets a fit of giggles. Great sound that I will always associate with squirrels.

annmarie said...

Love your cute little squirrel - thanks for sharing. And thanks for the chance to win a charm pak. Happy autumn!

Heather said...

Cute little block. I especially like your use of ric rac in this one!

Sally said...

Have almost finished my reindeer and now I'm looking forward to make a squirrel or two! thanks!

Julie said...

I love the fluff! Squirrels are perfect for a fall block! Great job!

Gwen said...

Super-duper cute!! I have some UFO squirrel blocks that I need to pull out and finish. I made my squirrels out of corduroy fabric, and was really enjoying making them. :-)

Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway-- and for reminding me about my squirrels! :-)

Pam said...

Hiya Barb! OH MY GOSH!!! He is so cute, just adorable. Your block definitely screams fall, when the squirrels gather their larder for the coming months. His fluffy tail, the rick rack, the button and the beads all make the block so interesting. Love it. Thank you for having the giveaway, the fabrics are so pretty. Blessed be, hugs!!!

playamom57 at yahoo dot com

Genee' Davis said...

Can't wait for the weekend and get started because vacation is over! :-( but let my sewing time begin!

Sheila said...

Oh I love this Barb , I love acorns and squirrels , such a cute design , thanks . I am a happy follower :-)

Sherill said...

I just discovered your blog and am now a follower! So Cute! I love the acorn and squirrel block. Thank you.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Your block is adorable! I especially like the way you made the squirrel fuzzy :)

sandy said...

Love your block, though I get to see the real little squirrels as they are outside gathering their winter nuts. You are so clever with making it fuzzy.

landscapelady said...

I agree with you - Michele does an awesome job on the quilt gallery. Love that site, and your squirrel block is so cute and appropriate for this time of year.

Lyn said...

I am a new follower. Thanks, What a cute block. I love the fuzzy tail!

Cassandra said...

What a cute squirrel!! I don't know why, but I've been seeing squirrel themed stores and products a LOT lately. They are so adorable!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Muito bonito e criativo,gostei muito.Sou seguidora do Brasil.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Carol said...

I think your squirrel turned out great.

Shari said...

A truly autumn block. Love the squirrel. That is certainly the acorn of his dreams.

Fleurette said...

Your block is so adorable! thank you for the pattern.

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

I love your squirrel block. The fluff on the little fellow is truly inspired. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Wonderful block! I think the fuzzy details make the block so charming.

Anita said...

Love your cute block! Thanks so much for the tutorial :)

Carla G said...

Very cute block - love the squirrel! :) I'm a follower! :)

Sandra said...

I am a follower and I love squirrels and the way they bark when they know my cat is around. So, your squirrel pickings is just the block for me. I can see a lap quilt being made for maybe me or even my grand nephew. He would just love it. Thank you for the cute block and for the chance to win the charm pack.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

mcpeakj said...

So cute!! I have so many squirrels outside my front window and they are always so busy! Thank you for this block,it is definitely one for me to practice my applique stitches on!(Practice makes perfect,so that means I've got lots and lots of practice ahead of me!!TeeHee!)

Lou said...

Just became a follower and absolutely LOVE the squirrel!!!! Mine are brown here in Texas. Strange they are different colors in different states:)

4dreamsr said...

Cute block! Love the squirrels fluffy tail.

Donna W said...

Adorable block---that squirrel is so cute!

Anonymous said...

Hey Barb... I didn't know this was your block. Saw the gal who did the cat with pumpkin and checked out the others... and there you were! Congrats for being interviewed, too! This is such a cute block! Thanks!

Jeanne Gwin said...

Thanks for sharing your very fun block with us. I love all the blog hops Michelle has, she is so delightful. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

Ms MoomMist said...

Really cute squirrel. Thank you so much! Love the textured fur.