Saturday, July 14, 2018
I am interrupting my catch-up posts (14 more ready to go) to share a squirrel that really caught my attention. I should be working on a wedding quilt for one of my nephews, but once I saw the improv pieced quilts from the Stash Statement blog hop I had to do some improv sewing.
That pile of warm colored solid scraps quickly became this...
It really was a giant squirrel, more like an R.O.U.S. (Rodent of unusual size from Princess Bride). I also had to turn these cool scraps...
I have thought about calling them Flamin' Hot and Icy Cool, but my niece said the quilts reminded her Starburst and Jolly Rancher candies. Maybe my sweet tooth is as big as hers. I think that is what I will go with.
I am grateful for the giant squirrel because this was some very therapeutic sewing. My heart is saddened by the Dollar Ridge Fire in Utah. (#dollarridgefire) It continues to rage less than a mile from my father's cabin still holding all of the cabin quilts my mom and I made as well as lots of memories. Earlier on July 4th there was a voluntary evacuation of the area surrounding the fire. Before we were able to go and retrieve anything the evacuation became mandatory. My parents weren't able to retrieve anything from their cabin. I am happy to say there is still hope as more of the fire is contained every day. We frequently check this map which shows the range of the fire.
My husband told me that it was rather ironic that my therapeutic sewing during the fire was a flame quilt. Maybe that is why I would rather call it Starburst.
P.S. I will link up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar including Oh Scrap! and the squirrel/dreami linky at MMMquilts. I normally can resist squirrels, so that is a first for me.