Kelly Cline Quilting

“Belle the Squirrel, Circa 1975” by Jenifer Dick

I’m so excited to share this fabulous quilt, designed by Jenifer Dick. The pattern will be in the book, “The Applique Book”, by Casey York.


When Jenifer brought me this top, I studied it for a LONG time. The only thing I knew for sure was that I would outline the squirrels. Luckily, the quilt started to speak to me and the rest came from that first outline. Thanks to Jenifer’s superb piecing and accuracy, I could design the squirrel outline and echo in my Art and Stitch computer software, then repeat it 36 times!




I think of all these squirrels running through a tree, and the nuts are falling from the top. There’s a varied mix of pebbles and “nuts”, falling from the top and getting larger as they get to the bottom.


Yes, I used all these colors!! I think my bobbin color was a medium gray. Changing threads was probably the most tedious part of this quilt, but necessary!




Before and after!


                    I hope this quilt made you smile! It’s a super fun quilt and the book will be out soon. Watch for it!

squirrel book



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    Freda Butler
    February 1, 2016

    This is such a fun quilt and the colours are wonderful BUT the quilting is the icing on the cake. Bravo.

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    February 5, 2016

    So darn cute, love the quilt pattern and quilting gives the squirrels movement, cute cute !

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