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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Labor Day Weekend 2021: Squirrels Welcome!


Somehow "Squirrel-spiration" entered my sewing room last week in the form of plaid and autumn, so guess what I will be doing on this Labor Day weekend!



I saw this pretty cross stitch on the Instagram feed of @fqsxstitch (Fat Quarter Shop Cross Stitch), and was squirrel-spired by the colors. I knew I had to make something!


I love all these colors! Don't they remind you of bolts of fabric? 😍

I am very susceptible to fall colors, and I wanted something plaid-ish, so I pulled out one of my older (2003) pamphlets by Teri Christopherson of Black Mountain Needlework called Mad About Plaid and found a great pattern for a quilt called "Indian Corn". It's the perfect name because those are all the colors in the cross stitch. 


I cut all the neutral pieces yesterday, and today I will get to cut the fun colors!

I hope all of you are doing something fun this Labor Day weekend!

10 comments :

  1. Fall colors are so appealing after the heat of summer, aren't they? I'm in the same mode here. I love that Indian corn inspiration, and that looks like a fun pattern to work on. The print with the black background is just gorgeous!

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  2. Fun inspiration!!! Love the X-stitch and the quilt patter!!!

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  3. That is going to be a pretty quilt with all those lovely fall colors!

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  4. This is going to be so cool!!! LOVE it!!

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  5. I don’t know what it is about fall, but that’s when I get my stitching out as well. Maybe I’ll finally be able to get a Halloween project finished that I started two years ago.

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  6. That Indian corn is so pretty! I'm nuts about fall fabric and plaids as well so right there with ya!

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  7. Those colors are perfect for fall. Enjoy your squirrel adventure!

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  8. Perfect colors for fall! It is coming a little faster than I would like this year.

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