“Belle the Squirrel, Circa 1975” by Jenifer Dick

Customer Quilts | February 1, 2016 | By

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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    Lorraine Skala
    January 16, 2020

    I would love to have one of these made with the squirrels all white. Is that even a possibility? I own the White Squirrel Shoppe in Brevard, NC. We are known here for our white squirrel population.

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      January 29, 2020

      Hi Lorraine, I only do the quilting, not the piecing. So sorry!

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