Secret Squirrel Mini Quilt

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This month’s Project Quilting Focus Through the Prism challenge theme was the 9-patch block.  For my version of the challenge, I created a simple 9-patch design using orange fabrics.

secret squirrel mini quilt

secret squirrel mini quilt

I decided to add a fun ninja squirrel for my embroidery design – this is not an actual requirement for the challenge quilts, but it’s a fun little challenge I’ve given myself to add some hand embroidery to each of my Focus Through the Prism mini quilts.

squirrel embroidery

Have you been participating in the Focus Through the Prism Challenges over at Project Quilting?  What is your favorite so far?  What are you hoping the last challenge will be?

Sharing over at:
Project Quilting Focus Through the Prism 9-Patch Challenge at Persimon Dreams, Thank
Goodness It's Finished Friday at Faith and Fabric, Finish It Up at Crazy Mom Quilts

14 thoughts on “Secret Squirrel Mini Quilt”

  1. Squirrels are my spirit animal. Love this and always enjoy seeing what you are going to post each month, because of the embroidery!

    1. Thanks so much Kimberly! I’m not really good at embroidery, so I made that extra bit of a challenge for myself to improve my skills – ok, mostly my patience – with hand work. And I’m really starting to enjoy the process.

  2. Love it! Your orange and white really pops- and I can see it as a hanging or sweet candle/table mat with a nice harvest candle (being attacked by the ninja squirrel). Haven’t gotten mine done yet this month, but love seeing what everyone posts. I’ve also been attracted to embroidery lately- I picked up one of Rebecca Ringquist’s sampler books- so fun!

    1. Thanks Merrilee! When I decided to work with the orange in October, I wanted to do my best to make the quilt less Halloween, which is how it ended up with a ninja squirrel on it.

    1. Thanks Jenn! Next month is the last Focus Through the Prism Challenge, but they have been part of the off-season monthly challenges from Project Quilting. You should definitely check it out. I think you would have a lot of fun doing them.

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