6 Jan 2016

Let's Bee Social #106

Happy 2016 everyone!

It's an exciting NEW YEAR!
And I am already working on an exciting NEW PROJECT......

Using these new ColorWorks Concepts fabrics from Northcott Fabrics that you can see here and here.




More squirrels? Yes. These are the Rural Squirrels. And they are little sleeker than the ones that were made in Squirrels in the Park. County living must result in them keeping slimmer than livin' in the big city. More foraging and frolicking perhaps?

We may have a lot more in common with those squirrels than you realize. Quilters and squirrels both tend to keep a well supplied stash on hand. Scurrying about. Searching it out. And gathering our little treasures. Then squirreling them away. Is it just me or does that sound kinda nuts?

Oh well.... It is becoming quite clear that I have a fondness for these little rodents. The real ones are surely snuggled up in their cozy nests for the winter by now. We finally got a wee bit of snow on the ground and the temperatures are getting awfully cold. It's finally starting to look like Christmas around here. Now that it's over.





I know! I know I just said it! Christmas is over. BUT....



I told you there would be new Quilt Alongs for 2016. And this is the first one that came to mind! The Ugly Christmas Sweaters QAL will begin in February. I got the okay from Michael Miller Fabrics and they are going to sponsor the quilt along by providing some more of that yummy Cotton Couture.

More details to come in a post soon.  #uglychristmassweatersqal
Button can be found on my sidebar if you are wanting to quilt along!



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Last week I showed you my Jungle Friends quilt top. This week I want to remind you to stop by to see the finished quilt and ENTER in the GIVEAWAY!




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37 comments:

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

Bwahahaha! The theme for your first quiltalong of the year? Brilliant! : )

Kate said...

Love the Ugly Sweaters quilt along. how fun!

Dominique said...

Ugly Sweater Quilt Along... you crack me up, Lorna. What a hoot!

Karen @runsewfun said...

Love those ugly sweaters. Your comparison of squirrels and quilters cracked me up! Happy New Year!

Little Quiltsong said...

How unique - this 'Ugly Sweater' Sew Along sounds like fun! Love it!

nerospost said...

Hi Lorna! I love your squirrels and those fabrics are amazing! I looked the links and would want them all + the solids! Have fun! x Teje

krislovesfabric said...

We had corn in our field behind our house this year so our rural squirrels are fat and tubby still from that and the mild winter, hehehe. Love your sweater qal idea!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the squirrels here in the country are fat and active! they steal the bird food as often as they can!

Sherry said...

Your design abilities are fantastic, think I will own an Ugly Sweater quilt is a few months. Can't wait to get started!

JB said...

Happy New Year! Love the jumpers.

SarahZ said...

Sounds totally nuts to me!!! Sew funny! You know I love your squirrels, no matter if they are town or country squirrels :) I am excited to start a Forest Friends table runner for some friends getting married...this month! I better get going!!!

Leanne Parsons said...

I love the sleeker, rural squirrels! And those fabrics with them will chase away any winter blues - they're so bright and cheerful!

Jayne said...

Are you saying quilters are nuts? Perhaps some of us! The stealth squirrel looks great, especially with all those colors! Where are you going with this one...

Tish Stemple said...

Ugly sweaters...love it! You come up with the best ideas.

Skootchover said...

Love the sleek squirrel, but I'm really in love with that colorful star fabric. I do hope you show us all those gorgeous pieces sewn together with your squirrel.

Empress Charlotte Handmades said...

What a cute block! We have so many squirrels outside the house (digging up my garden) that I don't think I could stand to have them inside!

Karen Ackva said...

Hi Lorna! Happy New Year 2016! I was just wondering if I was going to enter a new SAL for 2016. And low and behold, you have one...it is very enticing too. Can't wait to join up. Hugs, Karen

Ioleen said...

Love the ugly sweaters.

Sewmotion said...

Love those squirrels, and your new QAL looks fantastic!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Oh my! Ugly Christmas sweaters! How can they be so cute and yet ugly at the same time? Another tempting QAL.

Cheryl said...

I love your rural squirrels :) Your ugly sweaters quilt is awesome!!

Lara B. said...

Rural squirrels... Lol. They are really cute Lorna!
Your ugly sweater quilt made me laugh too. What a brilliant and unique idea!

Rachel said...

I love all the colors going into your latest squirrel piece. Can't wait to see it come together!

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FlyLadyFan said...

Thank you for hosting this linky party.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I can't wait to hear more about the Ugly Xmas Sweaters Quilt Along!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

So funny...ugly Christmas sweater. Can't wait to hear more.

Carla said...

So cute Lorna. You just keep producing! Love the sweaters

Laney said...

Love the idea for the ugly Christmas Sweater Quilt Along! lol!
And that squirrel is cute ;)

Katie V said...

Man those colors are so clean and strong. Love them! And love the slimmer country squirrels, super cute!

JanineMarie said...

Those are some really pretty colors for Ugly Sweaters! Not sure those will qualify as Ugly. What a great idea! I love the colorful prints with your slim squirrels, too. It does look like they are squirreling away some gems.

KaHolly said...

Sounds interesting! Can't wait to learn more! Loving those squirrel blocks! XO

EmileeHope said...

Love the idea of an ugly sweater QAL!!

Maria - Pink Pony Design said...

Oh such adorable squirrels! <3 And I love the Ugly sweater QAL idea! Sounds like so much fun, I hope I'll have time to join! =D

Celine said...

Happy New Year lovely lady. I am sure it will be a creative year for you, you've already started well!

quiltsbylaurel said...

That Ugly Sweater quilt is going to be adorable!! :D

Shasta Matova said...

I was distracted by your sweater quilt in the sidebar, but managed to read your post enough to know you are going to have a quiltalong for it. That's great - funny and cute at the same time! I have a friend who pins to her ugly sweater board, and I see it all the time on Facebook.