Who’s that Squirrel? It’s Henrietta Whiskers!

Let’s have some fun!  Join me in the Henrietta Whiskers Club!

Can you imagine a cute little squirrel with a winning personality?  I can, and I’ve put her in my newest applique quilt!  It’s Henrietta and she’s so excited to be here!  She’s the new Bunny Hill free block of the month for 2011!   I just hope all this attention doesn’t go to her head.   I can’t imagine that it will because she’s just so sweet.

It’s been a little over a year since my “Name That Squirrel” contest;  November 2009 to be exact.  Twila Dockter from South Dakota was the winner of the contest and the name she submitted was Henrietta Whiskers!   I fell in love with the name and it’s where I got the inspiration for this quilt!  Thank you Twila again and again!

Henrietta Whiskers is such a special little squirrel and she’s going to bring us a loads of fun!   The applique is easy, the piecing is simple and I’ve added a touch of embroidery for fun.  Nothing difficult I promise! If you haven’t appliqued with wool this is a good time to start.  It’s so easy and I think you’ll love it.  I’m here to help if you have questions.  You can ask them in the comment section and I’ll answer you.

Have fun choosing  fabrics.  I’ve given you a fabric guide to lead you on your way but remember it’s only a guide.  Email us (info@bunnyhilldeisng.com) if you are interested in using the same fabrics.  We’ll  direct you to where you can find them.  Pulling from your stash will also be easy;  just make sure you have a mix of light and dark backgrounds to set off your applique.

Did you notice I gave Henrietta a little pink scarf?  I just couldn’t help myself! You’ll see this pink in a few other places throughout the quilt.  Henrietta in pink.  Does it surprise you?

Floss sets and embellishments will be available next month.  I’ll let you know when we have them in stock.

You can join my Flickr group and show off your work as you go along!   You’ll meet some really nice people and get some great ideas.  Henrietta Whiskers on Flickr!

I hope you have fun with Henrietta!  She’s ready for a party!



Related Posts with Thumbnails
  • nicolette - Thanks Anne for another wonderful BOM project! I Love Henrietta Whiskers!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - Thank you for such a lovely pattern. I will be sure to visit Henrietta throughout the year, now that I am no longer ‘snowbound’…lol… I am off to post her on my blog :) Happy crafting, JennyReplyCancel

  • Marga's Happy Patchwork - Hi Anne, Tnakyou very, very much for your Henrieta Whiskers, will be a fabulous block to stitch every month.
    Greetings from Spain.ReplyCancel

  • Melody - Dearest Anne, thank you so much for designing another pattern for us all. I can’t wait to start my Henrietta Whiskers quilt. I am going to send a donation to the Humane society here in Australia in your name as a thank you for all the fun I had making Snowbound. It is truly a joy to have someone as kind, who loves animals as much as me, in my blogging world.ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Anne she is so cute! Love all your patterns. Is it possible to have a redwork version in this quilt also? Please! BarbReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Just when I think your BOMs couldn’t get any cuter!ReplyCancel

  • Penny - Thanks Anne for another wonderful BOM! I love your ‘A Tisket A Tasket’BOM. I’m going to have fun with Henrietta!ReplyCancel

  • Anna - I am so looking forward to this year for so many reasons including Henrietta! I even signed on with the Flicker group this morning before leaving for work at 0500…Amazing what one can do with a cup of coffee!ReplyCancel

  • Janet - I’m in!ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Oh MY!! Henrietta Whiskers is just too adorable! Thank you so much for another amazing BOM! What a fun year lies ahead for us!

    I think Twila Dockter will be honored forever that you have designed a quilt for Henrietta!!! Congratulations, again, to Twila!

    Thanks, Anne, for your amazing generosity – you inspire all of us!!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - Thank you so much, Anne for the great new BOM. I simply love it and will be anxiously waiting for the 5th each month. I ordered the wool on your website this morning. Can’t wait to get started.ReplyCancel

  • AnneMarieke - Anne, you are just too generous. This is such a gorgeous design! I love what you came up with and will be joining in as soon as I get my fabrics sorted.

    Thank you so much for your generosity.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann - Oh my another adorable Bunny Hill design! Can’t wait, I’m already signed in to Flickr!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - Thank you so much for designing another BOM for us! I was late finishing the Snowbound, but it is finished except for the quilting. I’ll email you a picture. Anyway, I’m looking forward to this new one! I just posted about it and now going to put the button in my sidebar.ReplyCancel

  • Patty - Thank you Anne…I love Henrietta!ReplyCancel

  • Dori - Oh, how cute, can’t wait to start!ReplyCancel

  • Helen - Just when I’ve made a resolution to finish UFO’s and not start any new projects you come along with an adorable BOM. Thank you for such a sweet project. I’ll just have to find some time to work on it.ReplyCancel

  • Donna Liljegren - Oh, Anne:
    Squirrels and Acorns!!!! Right up my alley. Thank you!!!

  • Rachel - She’s adorable! Another wonderful gift from Bunny Hill. Thanks, Anne :)ReplyCancel

  • Linda McKibben - Anne,

    Thank you so much….she is absolutely adorable and am really looking forward to starting on her.ReplyCancel

  • Robin Gold - Dear Anne, Henrietta Whiskers is wonderful!!!!! The last thing I needed this year is another BOM, but this one is way too cute not to do! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Marsha - Anne, my husband and I have a “thing” for squirrels! We are absolutely nuts over them! Feeders in the yard, etc… Can”t wait to get started on your 2011 BOM. Thank you…it’s a blessing to be part of the “Bunny Hill world”.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanie - You are awesome! Thanks for keeping us “in stitches” throughout the year. This is going to be fun, again:)ReplyCancel

  • Tina - Oh Anne – this is too cute! I’ve just begun my Snowbound quilt (cut the fabric yesterday!) as last year got away from me. But I am so excited to begin this project and work along with everyone else this year – how fun! I’ve not worked with wool before and would appreciate it if you could let me know if there are any problems washing a completed quilt that has wool embellishments – will the wool pucker, shrink, lump, pill, or…?

    What a nice surprise/gift you’re giving once again! You are so very generous and creative. I just love your patterns!ReplyCancel

  • DeAnna - Oh, isn’t Henrietta precious!

    Thank you for another darling BOM. I’m going to TRY to actually do this one on time! :DReplyCancel

  • Kathy - Thanks for another adorable BOM!!! I love it!! This will be fun! You are a generous lady!ReplyCancel

  • lisa - I told myself I wasn’t going to do another BOTM from you since I have yet to finish the FIRST one I printed out, or last years, but you did it again, and now I will have to print it all out.

    I am actually waiting until my applique skills improve because I love these so much that I don’t want to be disapointed with my skills looking at these quilts later.

    BTW when I saw the pics of the people with umbrellas, I thougth THAT would be a great BOTM by you…animals with umbrellas, or just umbrellas ready for use!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - Love your new idea, and I’ll definately be joining in the fun this year! We had to treat a cheeky little squirrel at the clinic a few months ago. He was soooo cute, but really fiesty! They have a good set of chompers on them! He did fine though and chattered at us, as if to scold us, when he was released. I also love that you’re helping our little animals in need with your Snowbound quilt. They need all the help they can get. I see such incredibly sad situations everyday, and we need to pull together to help our innocent pets!ReplyCancel

  • Karen M - Anne, Thank you so much for the fun new block of the month. You are so generous. I’m so in love with Henrietta, she is adorable. Thank You!
    Karen MReplyCancel

  • Shirley in Canada - This is a very cute BOM! Thank you and I hope to play along throughout the year!!ReplyCancel

  • Dya - That is fantastic and soooooo cute! Thank you very much.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy C. in Utah - Anne, Henrietta is just perfect. What a wonderful project this will be. I will most likely be doing her in stitchery and using Simple Abundance as my fabric collection as I got a pretty good collection of that line last year, picking up 1/2 yd here and a yard there. I’m thinking it will be wonderful. Now I just need some COSMO floss to stitch her adventures in. Thank you so much for generously sharing your talents. Henrietta Whiskers is about as cute as they come. Hugs…ReplyCancel

  • The Chocolate Cat - Henrietta is just so cute, I am going to enjoy working with her this year. Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

  • Ina - Oh!! She is just so cute!! Anne, you are so generous to your fan base. That’s what we are…fans. Thank you! ;0ReplyCancel

  • Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady - I am excited to get started – I am going to be doing mine in Embroidery. Thank you – you always come up with something very special!!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura K - Oh wow! Thank you so much for this adorable quilt pattern! I love the fall colors! This one is going to be mine, all mine!ReplyCancel

  • cocotte - merci pour ce joli projet, j’adore votre blog
    je vous souhaite une bonne et heureuse année 2011 avec plein de jolies creations à venir
    bises de france de cocotteReplyCancel

  • Gari - How wonderful! Do you know your BOMs are the only ones that I have completed two years in a row (Well Snowbound is not quite complete but I have all the blocks done). I love your designs and am really looking forward to doing this one, too. Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

  • Dee - I love that this pattern has a squirrel in it. I can’t wait ot get started.ReplyCancel

  • Sharyn - Whether I do this pattern or not I’d just like to say thank you for the time and effort you put into designing your BOM’s, the care with the instructions, and the PDFs to print from.

    You are a shining star of the etherworld…all the best to you and yours in the new year~

  • pam seaberg - How thoughtful to give us all another one, I am starting today!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Coffeen - I think it has been said many times before me but thank you so much for another BOM from Bunny Hill. As you can see there are many of us who just lLOVE them. Thanks for the generous sale too. I just ordered the Night Before Christmas pattern but sorry to see the La Petite Bundles are sold out Will you have more at some point?
    Thanks again and a wonderful New Year to you too!ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen - Thank you Anne for another super cute, gotta-make BOM! You are so wonderfully generous to provide free BOMs every year to all your quilty fans. I posted about it on my blog and plan to dig out some wool and fabrics this week. Thank you again! You are the best!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - Anne,

    Henrietta is adorable! I ended up pulling fabrics in the morning, cutting in the afternoon and piecing before dinner! I’m almost done with Block 1.

    I adore squirrels (my dogs do too!) and I can’t wait to see next months block!

    Thank you for making another wonderful BOM to share with everyone. You’re too sweet!


  • Evelene Rodgers - I love this, Heryetta! Squrills run all over our yard and give my little dog fits. Maize can’t rest if she can see one, I just have to make this quilt! I will Probably put more red in it, I love red, redwork, and embroidery, have not done much appliqued this last year.

    PS Maize is a miniture “weiner” all 6.5 lbs of her.ReplyCancel

  • Martine - Many, many thanks for this new and cute BOM.
    I already love this small squirrel.
    A beautiful gift to start the year.
    Thank you Anne.
    Martine – FRANCEReplyCancel

  • Els Lunenberg - She’s so cute Anne.
    What a wonderful design. If all goes well we get another grandchild this year, so you can imagine that I’m ready to start with this loveley BOM. When are we able to download the pattern?

    Thanks do much.
    Have a fine day.
    Els from the NetherlandsReplyCancel

  • sao *Shirley Albertson Owens - I love Henrietta Wiskers – very cute *but it is no surprise because EVERYTHING you do is cute!

    sao in Midlothian VAReplyCancel

  • donna - Anne Thank you so much for Henrietta. I have already started working on her. She is wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie - Henrietta joins the ranks of other wonderful squirrels – Squirrel Nutkin, Earl the Squirrel and my personal favorite, Scaredy Squirrel. I am so behind on boms… heck, I’m only doing one and that is A Tisket, a Tasket. Several blocks to go but, honestly, Henrietta will find a life here in my studio! Thanks for sharing her with us.ReplyCancel

  • Lorrie - Yay! I just finished my snowbound! I can’t wait to start a new BOM. Thanks for everything. We really appreciate you letting us have your fab designs as a freebie!ReplyCancel

  • Lilian Pilar - Mil Gracias!!!! por su generosidad y permitir poder realizar este maravilloso trabajo…la ardillaes bellisima y los colores empleados son preciosos…muchas gracias…ReplyCancel

  • ellen - We don’t have squirrels in my corner of the world and I’d love to have Henrietta Whiskers in my house! She’s adorable! She’ll fit in with my 2012 resolution to use my scraps. Her visit to my house will be interesting. Loved your Snowbound; I should have it completed by this Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Agatha - Hello Henrietta Whiskers!!! You are so cute, so nice, so beautiful….would you like to spend the next months with me? Let’s begin together!!! I want to make happy my DDS!!!!
    Greetings from Italy!

  • Rachael - hello, this looks like so much fun, i really want to join in, but ive never appliqued before, and was wondering if you could do a tutorial or recommend a good tutorial, because henrietta is adorable.


  • Margot - Thanks Anne for another wonderful good! I love your “A Tisket A Tasket” BOM. I’m having fun with Henrietta He is sooo cute … love all your patterns … thanksssssssssssssssssssssssss ♥ReplyCancel

  • Erica K - OMG! She’s so adorable! And I can’t believe it’s free! Thank you so much! :)ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Shaw - Hi Anne,

    She’s so cute! But I can’t print the pattern and instructions…. What am I doing wrong, I only get a huge picture. Also, will you be getting any more of those small
    embroidery scissors from DOVO?ReplyCancel

  • Kari - Thank you for the wonderful pattern this year! My daughter collects squirrels and I can’t wait to make this for her.ReplyCancel

  • creatiane - Bonjour, je viens de découvrir ton blog et j’ai recupéré le pdf pour réaliser le bloc 1
    Merci pour ce partageReplyCancel

  • Vivienne Bahr - Is there a pattern to trace off the peices of Henrietta-whiskers pleaseReplyCancel

  • Rachael - hello

    love this block, so adorable, is the squirrel made from felt or material, and can you machine applique instead or hand applique. thanksReplyCancel

  • cristina - Grazie Anne questo blocco 2011 è meraviglioso…
    i tuoi lavori sono stupendi…

  • Jan Richards - Henrietta Whiskers is just gorgeous & it’s going to be a great BOM. Thank you for sharing your pattern AnneReplyCancel

  • Michaele - Thank you Anne for the wonderful pattern! I love this little cute squirrel and will start working on the BOM. Greetings from Austria! MichaeleReplyCancel

  • Genie Evans - Anne
    Is it possible you have A Jelly Roll Sweat Shirt Pattern? I would really like to have A Pattern.I’ve made both of your Bags & I Love them. Thanks GenieReplyCancel

  • Madame Parfait - How wonderful! I am really looking forward to this, thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah - I’ve signed up, ordered my fabric, and excited! Gotta make this. All we have to say to our dog Maggie is “Squirrel” and she’s off the deck like a shot. She chases, but never catches. Just likes the chase! Thanks so much for the free BOM. It is sew cute!ReplyCancel

  • crazypatch - magnifique projet ainsi que tous les autres patchwork et modèles que j’ai découvert sur votre blog…. j’adore ce que vous faites, est-il trop tard pour réaliser ce patchwork?ReplyCancel