The name is the first thing my kids called it and it stuck. We fell in love with the cute squirrel fabric. The Scaredy Squirrel series is one of our all-time favorites.
|How can you not like this neurotic little fella?|
It uses Amanda Jean's zigzag technique that uses rectangles instead of half square triangles. I love that. She can always think outside the box! It took me a weekend to piece. That seems to be a habit with me. Quilt tops that are finished in a blink of an eye, but forever to quilt. I have a stack to go through.
The kids were given their quilt at *last* Christmas. It measures approximately 44" by 68" so they used it all winter at reading time. It's perfect for all three on the couch with an adult, and I gradually added the pick-stitching with perle cotton whenever I felt like it. I had already stitched in the ditch along the zig-zags with the sewing machine.
Yup, I just wanted to get the quilt used and not left in the sewing room. It was thrown it in the dryer last night at 10. Which is the reason these pictures aren't the most stellar. I'll add my obligatory quilt zombie picture later this afternoon.
My finger, the one under the quilt, is being nursed back to health. I hand quilted a good half of it this month. Is there a secret to not jabbing yourself? What kind of stitch size do you like? I am still undecided on the style of spacing I used- big stitches...little space between the stiches or both the same? My Kaliedoscope and Single Girl are calling to me next.
Can't wait to visit you all at Amy's Sew and Tell, Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday and Sarah's Whoop Whoop Friday today and this weekend!