Sunday, September 20, 2020

HELLO FALL

 


I want to thank CARLA for putting together another fun Hop and so fitting to celebrate the next season.  Fall is my favorite season with cooler temperatures, fruits and vegies of the growing season, and the crisp colors.

I was going to make a small project, But.............


Fall, also, means plaids and snuggling under a warm quilt by the fire.  This is LORNA'S 'Buffalo Plaid Moose' pattern.  I changed the buffalo plaid setting to a scrappy use of plaids, homespuns, and shirts.  

My Dad had a run in with a moose many years ago and his favorite expression after that - when ever faced with conflict - was 'don't goose the moose'.  He had a 'moose crossing' sign here at the top of our long drive to slow drivers before getting into the main farm area - we don't have any moose here.  But he liked the gag.


I used up the large pieces of homespun for the back.  Just an added touch to the 'Earthy Fall' feel to this quilt.

And the rumple.....................


HEE HEE - Moe loved this quilt from the time I pulled that tote of homespuns and helped with every step in it's making.  So I quess he has a right to photo bomb and run back/forth behind the quilt.

GIVE AWAY



This lovely panel of owls and four fall leaf print fat quarters could be yours.  Just be sure I have a way to contact you.  I will pull the winner on Monday, Sept 28.

BE SURE TO VISIT

 Monday, September 21st





  

87 comments:

Karen's Korner said...

That looks very cosy to snuggle under with a good book.

GranChris said...

Very nice, the moose is wonderful. I love the owls. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

sewyouquilt2 said...

Love your moose. What fun for Moe. He is so adorable

Sharon Aurora said...

Your quilt makes me think of of to snuggling in front of the fireplace on a cold winter evening while sipping cider and chatting with the family.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

The moose is a great finish to a lovely, cozy quilt!

Rebecca Smith said...

I love the plaid background for your moose, it’s more my style than Buffalo plaid.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Good morning, Sharon! What a fabulous Fall quilt. I like your choices for the background fabrics - they make a nice back drop for the moose. I suspect Moe knows a good thing when he sees it. It will be a good one to snuggle under and stay toasty warm. ~smile~ Roseanne

Jan Snell said...

Sharon, I love your moose quilt and the story about your father. These connections are an added bonus when quilting. I actually think I like the scrap plaid backing better than the buffalo plaid (don’t tell Lorna). Your owl panel and fall prints look festive and fun. Thanks for sharing. Janice.snell@gmail.com

Julierose said...

Moose quilt is so neat--I like the pieced background on the backing...
I love the owls--so pretty...hugs, Julierose

mumbird3 said...

Great moose and Moe! Mumbird3atgmaildotcom

Carla said...

Oh, Sharon, this is amazing. Love that moose and the background fabrics are perfect. Thank you for joining the Hello Fall blog hop. Your quilt is perfect for fall.

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

what a lovey and cozy quilt with a wonderful story behind it. I agree with Roseanne that this will be toasty warm. I actually thought Moe was part of the design until I looked closer.

Vicki in MN said...

That looks like the perfect quilt to snuggle up in and have a hot chocolate!

piecefulwendy said...

Don't goose the moose - hahaha! I love that, and I love the quilt. You are right, it's perfect for fall and snuggling under with a good book, some hot apple cider and a cuddly kitty.

Carol said...

Love the moose and the scrappy use of those fabrics!

sewlost said...

Very cute . My grandsons would love your design.
Sandy

jrquilts said...

fantastic quilt love the moose hjrogers@sympatico.ca

Darlene osborn said...

Such a cozy way to enter fall! Need a rocker on a porch and a cup of hot cocoa, aaahh!

Danette said...

Your moose quilt looks so warm and snuggly. It is kitty cat approved!
Thank you for the giveaway. peterstankovich @ comcast.net

The Joyful Quilter said...

What an awesome quilt, Sharon!! Plaids, shirtings, etc. conjure up the feeling of a crisp fall morning. I'm not a fan of owls, but I know someone who is so I would LOVE to win your drawing!

Debbie said...

What a cute moose story...and the small quilt is great! I love this fall version in the plums!

Quiltsmiles said...

Love your Moose fall quilt you shared and your giveaway is something to definitely to "hoot" about!

Scrapatches said...

This is such a wonderful fall quilt. I love homespuns. I love your projects. Always. The moose adds the perfect touch. Thank you for sharing in the hop ... :) Pat

Carol S. said...

Sharon, Your quilt looks so cozy and ready for a snuggle on a cold night. I love the scrappy look and the moose! Cute photo with Moe checking things out. Thanks for sharing!

quiltingbydawn said...

Your moose quilt sure looks warm and cozy! Can’t blame Moe one bit!

Calicojoan said...

Moe is obviously a cat with excellent taste! LOL!! I love love love this done in the homespuns! Great job.

djquilting said...

Great moose story and quilt. Thanks for giveaway.

MissPat said...

So funny to see Moe staring up at the moose. And the moose crossing sign probably made a few drivers pause for a moment. The owl panel is really cute.
Pat

Lori said...

oh but your qult is lovely. i love the fabrics you used for the squares. oh but i love your dads quote. my dad had run in with a moose also, the moose decided to chase his car. thank goodness it gave up after a short while. had my dad in a dither for a while. LOL funnily enough my mom, who was in the car, was taking pictures and telling him to slow down so she could get a "great" shot. LOL what a lovely and generous give a way. thanks for the chance. my mom and i love owls. birds of wisdom and knowledge. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

KatieQ said...

Your dad sounds like he had a great sense of humor. I went over to Lorna's and was delighted to see her patterns are 50% off. Somehow, the moose coaxed 4 more of his friends to jump in my cart. I do like the scrappy background better than the buffalo check. It's beautifully crisp here today, perfect to root through my flannel stash for plaids.

For the love of geese said...

I love your quilt, the moose is perfect. I also love the owls.

Cathy said...

Your quilt is wonderful...but the sweet story about your Dad actually made me remember similar stories about my Dad...thanks for the trip down memory lane!
cathybhaney @ gmail.com

Karrin Hurd said...

Love the moose quilt and tidbit about your dad! My daughter loves owls and I would love to win that panel! Thanks so much for your generousness!

Chiska said...

What a great story! I love the moose.

Charlene McCain said...

Great quilt! Love the story about your dad and the moose. The plaid patches are perfect!

Vasudha said...

Such a warm and cozy quilt.

works4me said...

Your moose quilt, and the stories behind it, are wonderful. Moe looks like a real sweetie.
That fabric is great. Thanks for the chance to win.

Quilting Gail said...

Your quilt looks wonderful and inviting to curl up with on a cool fall day! :-)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great moose quilt. My son is in Alaska, and sees moose in his neighborhood.

Jan said...

Wonderful moose, so real looking. Would love to win the owls, thanks! jan @ theparsonsfamily.com

Kathleen said...

Moe and the moose...perfect! Love your quilt and can see why you just couldn't help yourself.

Barb said...

Like your use of homespuns and shirts--really great quilt!
barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

Jenny said...

Love your moose quilt! Will you be giving it to your Dad?

Connie said...

I like your background choice for the moose! It fits the you we've come to know through your blog. On our New England RVing trip last year, my husband and I and our friends kept our eyes open for moose without having any luck except for pictures and signs. Great start to the fall blog hop.
Connic_s_wolfe@yahoo.com

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Such a great quilt, love it!

Unknown said...

Love the quilt and the story. Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

Helen Bowie said...

OMG I TOTALLY love owls!!! Hope I win, it is on my anniversary. Thanks for the chance and for sharing your lovely work!

Ann said...

I love the moose and the owls and the fact that FALL is finally here!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Sharon I love your moose, and your quilt definitely says autumn to me! And I love the owl panel! They are faves of my granddaughter and myself! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win!

Bonnie58 said...

I love your Moose and Moe. Thanks so much for sharing

kiwikid said...

Wonderful Moose quilt, I like your Dads sense of humour 😀, good to see Moe on duty.

JANET said...

Love your moose quilt and especially the story that goes with it!

Sewgirl said...

I almost thought the cat was another appliqué on the quilt. I had to scroll back an see that the moose stood alone. Cute quilt. Thanks for sharing!

Teatime Creations said...

Love the moose quilt ~ Looks so cozy

Deb A said...

That looks like a great quilt to snuggle under. Love the moose.

sue s said...

Love your moose, and your owls! I've seen moose in northern Michigan and Minnesota, but the owl family that lived in our woods were really special.

Sherry said...

I love your plaid quilt. Especially the moose. I want to make a plaid quilt someday.

tink's mom said...

Love your Moose and your back story of your dad. The scrappy look is perfect .

PatriciaLud said...

Love your moose and your homespuns! What could be better than flannel in the fall?

Nancy said...

Very sweet, warm looking quilt. Thanks for sharing.

LJ said...

"don't goose the moose"...I'm sure I'd love your dad. Great quilt and so warm and welcoming.

Carol Andrews said...

Stories, homespuns, plaids and a moose to boot! Fall can’t get any better with that snuggly pile of goodness. Thanks for sharing and I’m sure Moe was happy with your project. Love those owls. Thanks for a chance at winning 😉

Sandi1100 said...

I love your moose quilt! My husband and I went to VT and NH looking for a moose but didn't find one.

Sheri said...

Love your plaids, the moose, and Moe!!

Sally said...

Hi Sharon, love the homepun/ noise quilt! Looks like you! Also I've those owls, with fingerscrpssed!

Lee said...

What a great quilt! Loving the Moose! We have a few in upper Michigan but I have yet to see one! The Owls are so cool and I love owls, so my fingers are crossed to be lucky. Have a great week!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love your quilt and fabulous way to use up those fabrics. LOL the moose story is wonderful. I had a run in with a baby moose and a mama in Yellowstone years ago when I was 18. Walking along a trail to the lake. Here this running. Baby moose skids to a halt a few inches from me, and here comes mama running right behind it. I moved into the woods at the side of the trial to let them pass. No harm, no foul, except to my poor little heart.

Debby said...

Love the snuggly moose quilt! Thank you for the chance to win!

lynn said...

What a great idea, and a very good story. I live in the woods during the winter months here, Nova Scotia),and moose are not uncommon visitors to our yard. It might be very fitting for me to include one on a cosy quilt. Thanks for your share

Shasta Matova said...

That moose quilt is so beautiful! I love all of Lorna's patterns. I really like how you did the borders with the different colors.

Kathy H said...

Love the colors of the quilt and the moose is a wonderful addition.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I enjoyed your stories about your dad. The moose quilt was fitting. kthurn@bektel.com

Sue D said...

Fabulous moose quilt. I like the fabrics you used.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sharon L. said...

Cozy looking moose quilt for any man that loves to hunt.

Stitchin At Home said...

I love your quilt! It looks so warm and cozy.

beaquilter said...

what a great quilt and that panel is SEW cool, we are big owl lovers here!

Gina's Custom Creations said...

I really love your moose quilt... and Moe! We have moose in some parts of Wisconsin, but I've never seen any in the area I live. They are majestic looking creatures, that's for sure. Your quilt really depicts the feeling of being in a log cabin, curled up under it on a cozy couch in front of a warm fire place....

Emily said...

Wow! What a great modification to Lorna's pattern. Such a great moose. We went to Alaska on our honeymoon a few years ago and saw several moose, including a very memorable moose who followed us through a park in Anchorage.

Cindyld said...

Love the moose story. My husband and son were at Boy Scout camp several years ago, and someone left out some chips. In the middle of the night,the camper's were woken to the sound of an animal, and a shadow was cast on one of the leader's tent and he thought it was a 🐻 bear. He was terrified and was whispering, trying to get my husband's attention and not the bears. My husband laughed out loud at him and told him it was a raccoon 🦝, not a 🐻 bear. The poor leader was really embarrassed, and the boys were teasing him about it. My husband told the boys to come and stand in front of them and proceeded to lecture them about the real danger they had put everyone in by leaving out food. It was a good lesson for the Boy's. I love owls, they're so beautiful. Thanks for such a lovely giveaway. Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot com

tirane93 said...

mooses and homespuns go together like autumn and apple cider! your quilt is lovely!

Ann said...

Loved your story of your dad and the moose. Love homespuns and plaids. Beautiful quilt. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful fabric.

Sharon said...

Beautiful moose quilt! Don't mess with the moose. :o)

Moira said...

Love the moose quilt! And the story you told about your dad! Thanks for the giveaway

Brenda said...

I just discovered the blog hop today and am having fun seeing what everyone has made and sharing. Your quilt is fabulous and the story that goes along with it is delightful! Thank you for sharing it and for the chance to win these lovely fabrics! Have a spectacular day!!

Theresa said...

This is such a great quilt. Love the moose shadow. It appears Moe is checking it out and loves it too. :)

kimmylouwho said...

Very nice quilt and I love the background fabrics; using up the stash is always very satisfying! Those owls are very cool and hope I win!

Lyndsey said...

That is a fabulous quilt Sharon. It looks amazing and I can imagine how warm and cosy it is.