CQ Detail 211

CQ Detail 211

crazy quilt detail


This is small red squirrel I designed because when we were in England, Eve my daughter loved feeding them in the park and she suggested a squirrel. He is only tiny about an inch and half tall. I worked a drawing from a photograph.


Worked in a single strand of cotton floss with a tiny seed bead for the eye.

What is the story?
This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. All articles are categorised in the projects under Crazy Quilt details which enables readers to browse back through the series.
Free Crazy quilt block patterns
In the process of documenting the seam decorations on this quilt, as I get to each block I am diagramming it out for readers as a free crazy quilt pattern. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
I have released the block patterns and stitch ideas for non commercial use but I retain all copyright. Please attribute the work to me, and link back to this blog. You may not take whole articles from this series and republish online. Link please dont republish.


  1. Oh, how adorable! I love squirrels, but we don’t have red ones here in my part of Canada. There are a couple of black squirrels who visit my house on a daily basis–it may have something to do with the peanuts I toss out the back door. Your stitches really capture the bright eyes and the way they curl their tails behind them when they sit down.

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