Just a few squirrely friends

We all have a few squirrely friends don’t we?  Ha!  Right now all my friends are wondering if I consider them squirrely.  The dictionary defines squirrely (yes it’s slang) as being eccentric, flighty and maybe a bit odd.

Think about this…Henrietta doesn’t see a thing wrong with being squirrely.  Most of her friends are squirrely and so this month I’m giving a new meaning to the word!

squir-rel-y: -adjective, fun loving and full of joy.  Able to leap tall pumpkins in a single bound.   The perfect friend.

Block Six:  Henrietta’s Squirrely Friends


We’re 2/3rds through the quilt with this block not counting the border…have you been keeping up?  Is this your first try at using wool in applique?  How do you like it?

I had so much fun with the wool I can see playing around with it might be in my future!  I bought some Robin’s Egg blue and creamy white wool at market that I love.  Add a ball of Valdani Pearl Cotton and I’m ready to stitch!

Now I just need to dream up a project…

Hope you all enjoy making block six of Henrietta Whiskers!



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  • Sandy - Thank you for this wonderful BOM. I love each new block you unveil.ReplyCancel

  • Joanne - I have been keeping up with the BOM, but I haven’t used wool for it, maybe one day I will try wool.
    I absolutely love this BOM! the mixture of piecing and applique is fabulous. Thank-you so much!!♥ReplyCancel

  • Anna - We have some squirrely squirrels around here. Last night sitting on the deck there was one who was yelling at us for intruding on her efforts to forage in my flower pots! Glad you are coming to the Woolie side!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - I love this BOM and look forward to each new installment. The new cats and dogs quilt looks adorable as well. :)ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Anne, I love the new block, of course, thank you! I was totally caught up til May, but I’m almost finished with it and must hurry so I can movie on to June. I’ve been doing wool applique for many years and love it more all the time. Oh, and some of my best friends have been known to be a bit squirrelly :-)ReplyCancel

  • Donna Liljegren - Thanks again, Anne, for another gorgeous block! Happy Sunday.

  • Marsha B - I am enjoying this BOM so much! Thank you for sharing it with us.ReplyCancel

  • DeAnna - Oh, this new block is my very favorite! So cute!

    Thank you, Anne!ReplyCancel

  • June M - Just got your pattern for Henriette’s quilt. Will be starting on it soon. This is great to take on camping trips
    when we have full hook-ups. I can work on the rolls, put them in baggies, mark what roll. Then put them
    together when I get home. Love, love it. Thanks so much for sharing with us. I have told several of my
    friends about your blog and site. Keep up the great ideas and patterns.ReplyCancel

  • Dora, the quilter - I’ve almost always believed squirrelly means “displaying intense symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.” I like your definition, and your squirrels, a whole lot better!ReplyCancel

  • Niurka - This is my first BOM and my first time appliquing. I love these blocks. I have Made lap size quilts but I send them out for quilting. My question is can these be quilted as you go along? I have put my embellishments on and I scared I going to ruin it if I try to quilt when completed. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you so much for giving us these free patterns!

  • Martine - Many, many thanks.
    Martine – FRANCEReplyCancel

  • Joy :o) - Adorable as always ……. thank you so much :o)
    Joy :o)ReplyCancel

  • Pat - I have been keeping a copy of each square, each month. I will eventually get around to making it as I did with the basket quilt which I love. Thank you for letting us have the free square each month.ReplyCancel

  • Ana - Hola Anne,
    Desde Barcelona(España), te envio un saludo, desde hace pocos meses me he aficionado a Patchwork
    y sinceramente me encanta. Estoy guardando todos tus maravillosos patrones de las ardillitas para cuando sea mas exterta, entonces podré confeccionar la colcha. Gracias por tu generosidad en ofrecerlos gratis.
    Mi ingles es deficiente por lo que el traducor de Google me soluciona tu información y los comentarios de las “amigas ardillas” saludos para todas desde Castelldefels.

  • Deborah Hays - Do I have to admit that I’m a bit squirrelly at times….. and I have to admit it in public… on your blog? Quilty! ;(

    Thanks for sharing so much with all of us. DebbieReplyCancel

  • Barb - Once again, Anne, you delight us with the cutest block. Henrietta and her friends are just too much fun! Thank you so much for sharing her with us – we are so lucky!

    And, your new granddaughter, Lily, looks like a perfect angel. Once again, Congratulations to your family!ReplyCancel

  • Kathie - Hi Anne, I too am really enjoying this BOM. This month is adorable- the squirrels look like they are having so much fun! I am trying to put an Australian twist on each block which hasn’t been too hard but you have me a little stumped this time – will have to really put my thinking cup on!!! Thank you so much for these wonderful patterns.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - Hey, who you calling squirrely? :) I haven’t started this project yet but have finally gathered all the fabrics. Hmmm, maybe I’ll be inspired by someone later this month to just do it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gudrun - I have already sewn block nr 6 and I love them!!
    Thanks for the BOM.
    Gudrun in SwedenReplyCancel

  • marcela kašiarova - je to fantasticka deka ,som rada jej súčasťou ´dakujemReplyCancel