Monday, February 8, 2021

Design Wall Monday 2/8/2021

Super Bowl Sunday turned into a good day for chasing a squirrel. Not the animal with a fluffy tail, but a quilting project squirrel. If that term is new to you, here is a great explanation from Quilt Diva Julie’s blog:

The Ad-Hoc Squirrel ClubA squirrel is a sudden distraction that pulls us away from projects already underway. Something so exciting that we drop what we’re doing to enjoy the unexpected. The term comes from the movie UP where the dog named Doug is talking and suddenly his head whips to one side as he shouts SQUIRREL and he’s off to chase it.

Kathy who blogs at kathysquilts was the starting point. She had mentioned a few days earlier that she would be participating in a Super Bowl Sunday mystery designed by Kris at The mystery called for 1 yard pieces of five different fabrics. I debated whether to do it, tried to talk myself out of joining in, then decided at the last minute to go ahead. I started looking through my stash for fabrics about 10 minutes before the first clue was posted.

Because I got a late start and hadn't done any of the precutting, I didn't get as much done as scheduled. In fact, Kathy posted her finished quilt center this morning. I got four blocks finished and have the pieces for the remaining eight blocks cut out.

The large squares of bright orange where the corners meet up might be a little overwhelming. I decided to try adding sashing between the blocks.

I'm not sure if I will use the sashing or not. I might dig through the stash a little more and see if there is a better green. In the meantime, I'm going to work on finishing the rest of those blocks.

If you are interested in this pattern, it will be up on the Scrapdash website for another week or so. You can also see photos of other people's version of the mystery on THIS PAGE.

Linking up with:
Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt

Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA  


  1. Your squirrel post reminds of something. I heard about the quilters squirrel on someone's blog a couple of years ago. I feel exactly like that and I told my 2 sisters about it. Shortly after I told them, the 3 of us were in this quilt shop in Paradise MI in the UP and we were looking around. The owners were watching us like a hawk. Why, I don't know. Anyway, I was talking to one of the owners and out of the corner of my eye I see something totally unrelated to what I was talking about and I just yelled out "Squirrel" and walked over to what had caught my eye and the 3 of us burst out laughing. At this point I'm sure the owners thought we were nuts and were glad they were watching us. Every time I hear squirrel I think about that and start laughing. Fun memories!

  2. I love it! If it were me I would snowball the corners of the orange to make another square inside the large orange square. It would make the orange a little less dominant and create a secondary pattern. You could even use two differnt fabrics to make a more interesting secondary design.

  3. Oh, that stripe is a fabulous center to the blocks. I think the sashing emphasizes that stripe and should stay. Not that you asked. LOL

  4. What a fun squirrel to chase.

  5. That's a great DrEAMi project! I definitely like the addition of the sashing. We quilters love to chase squirrels don't we? Thank you for linking up!


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