Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Butterscotch Scrap Jar Stars and an Albino Squirrel


So did the title catch your eye? If so, I'll admit it is a teaser. More info at the end of this post on the albino squirrel. So.....Ta dah!! I got the binding on my Butterscotch Scrap Jar Stars! While there was some sun today I dragged it out in the backyard for a couple of pictures.


The quilt measures about 80" square so it should be a nice fit on a double bed.


Cass again did a great job on the quilting - just look at those adorable pumpkins stitched in a Fall-ish variegated thread. I love them!




And here is the arty shot -- I think the colors are truest in this picture. Now I have about 9 blocks left over from this quilt and plenty of fabric to do some more. I think they may reappear next Fall as a lap quilt but for now they will hibernate in a lovely ziploc bag.

Now about the albino squirrel -- okay after doing some research it may not be a true albino but I'm not sure since I couldn't get a good picture of him. And to be truthful this isn't my picture but I didn't think I could talk about it without one.


I was down in the neighborhood where my son's house is today on two different occasions. As I was leaving his house around noon I almost wrecked my car when I saw an albino-or white- squirrel run across the street in front of my car. After recovering I pulled to the curb and got my phone out and tried to get a picture as he was nonchalantly snacking on a neighbor's landscaping. The picture I took is kinda blurry and he scampered off. I returned to the neighborhood about 2 hours later and told my youngest son who was now with me in the car about the squirrel. He looked at me like I had rocks in my head and then the white squirrel reappeared in the exact same yard!! My son also tried to get a picture without success. Now I'm thinking about taking my camera with me tomorrow and staking out a spot and seeing if I can get a picture of my own white whale I mean squirrel. I think I'll call him Moby - LOL!

Happy stitching-
carol fun





22 comments:

  1. The quilting on this one is fantastic! It really looks great - a fall quilt finished in the fall!

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  2. What a fun quilt! Cool squirrel ~ hope you can catch a picture!

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  3. Love the quilt. The colors are warm, rich and inviting. Wow, hope you can get a picture of that squirrel.

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  4. Love your Butterscotch Stars...oh that squirrel is amazing...I've never seen anything like it. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Love your quilt and love your squirrel! There are black squirrels here in Michigan, but I have never seen an albino squirrel. Soooo cute!

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  6. The quilt and the quilting are just lovely! The squirrel-how strange!

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  7. Oh my goodness! I love that quilting on your amazing SJS Quilt! It's the perfect finishing touch! I hope you snap a photo of Moby - that is so cool! No one would believe me either, but I believe you. :)

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  8. Carol, My daughter lives in Brevard, NC and they are known for their white squirrels. They even have an annual White Squirrel Festival we try to go down for every year. Never seen one in Cincy though!!! :)

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  9. The white squirrel is very new to me. Interesting.

    I am crazy about your Scrap Jar Stars - yummmmm

    I need to quilt mine soon.

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  10. Your quilt is gorgeous. Someday I will try my hand on a star quilt. I think they are so pretty.

    If the squirrel has pink/red eyes it is a true albino.

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  11. Carol, Your Butterscotch Jar stars turned out beautiful. The quilting is just perfect for it too.

    Say hi to Moby next time you see him.! I've never seen one in person, but I have heard about them.

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  12. I have always loved nine-patch quilts...yours is awesome. Keep working on that perfect squirrel photo!

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  13. Your Quilt is fantastic. So beautiful.
    And I never see a white squirrel.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  14. That quilt is amazing! Just beautiful.
    Maybe seeing an albino squirrel is good luck :)

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  15. Your Quilt is very beautiful.
    I never see a white squirrel.

    Best wishes Manuela

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  16. Another beautiful quilt.

    Well done Captn, Ahab.

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  17. The quilt looks great!! Hope you can get a good picture of the white squirrel. I've never seen one before - I have seen a white deer if that counts for anything.

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  18. Holy smokes!!!! That squirrel is too cool!!!! I hope you'll get to see him often and get some good pics. :D

    Your quilt is lovely. I especially like the pumpkin stitch on it. :)

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  19. Absolute beauty of a quilt! Hibernating in a nice ziploc bag--now there's a term you don't hear often :)

    The squirrel does sound unusual--hope you get a photo of your own. I was shocked this afternoon to see a chipmunk sitting up on the side of the freeway, nonchalantly eating mere inches from the speeding cars. And last night while coming back to the house at about 8 o'clock, a big raccoon was lumbering up the drive of a neighbor's house. Never seen either of these things before.

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  20. We've got one in our neighborhood, I thought it was just a KY thing! You learn to not ask a lot of questions in KY. :)

    He is cute, though. :)

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  21. Oh that quilt is just gorgeous!

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  22. Your quilt looks fantastic! Perfect for Autumn! I didn't even know there were albino squirrels. I hope you get a photo...for a second, I thought this was it and thought you took an awesome photo! lol

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