Thursday, October 15, 2009

Maggots and Flying Squirrels!

Yes! The title is correct! I went to a quilt class last night at Jacqui's house. She designed a pattern she called the Spinning 4 patch and I went to the class. We were to purchase a large print fabric with 4 repeats. I purchased my fabric at Cherished Pieces in Tillsonburg--it is a wild Australian print with bugs, maggots and flying squirrels on it!! Jacqui wondered if this would be too wild for her pattern...

I cut out all of the squares, and started to sew them together...
WOW!! They look great! I think my "Spinning Squirrels and Maggots" quilt will be very interesting. Jacqui still thinks people should not look too closely at the fabric.

Here are a few close ups of some of the blocks.

And, here is a picture of all of my blocks--32 in all. Now I just have to figure out whether to put them on point or straight with sashing... Check back to see what I decide to do. This project may have to go on the back burner for a while so I can finish "Christmas Lights" and I also need to make some PJ's for my twin neices' birthday gifts.
I will post the final results of the voting on my Christmas Lights settings in my next post.


  1. They turned out very pretty.

    It's very similar to the 4 - Patch Stacked Posies H.D. Designs by Mary Lou Hallenbeck ©2005

  2. I think this is fabulous! I hope I get to see the finished quilt.
    Love the title

  3. Still getting used to those maggots LOL! Those blocks turned out awesome!

  4. The blocks are great, but I agree - don't look too closely at the bugs! The flying squirrels are cute, though.

  5. Ooo, don't think I could sleep under a quilt with maggots on it! UGH! lol I was gonna say, too, that the stacked posies quilt pattern was all the rage a few years back. Just google 'stacked posies' and all kinds of pix come up.

  6. We have been making a bunch of these swirl quilts, called four patch swirl. google and you will find several great settings.

  7. Love the blocks and the fabric. :-)

  8. What great blocks! Seems like a perfect fabric for that type of project. I can just imagine the surprise of someone who comes closer to get a better look at the fabric and sees the MAGGOTS! Don't leave it on the back burner for too long - I look forward to seeing the final result!