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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

2015 SAL February

February is the month of "Love"

And this little one couldn't have said it any better.

You can find a free chart for her and lots of other fun things right 

Hoping you all felt the "love" this month!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Check that one off the UFO list

Thanks to my friend JoAnn, I get to remove this one from my list of PIGS (projects in grocery sacks).

This quilt has been pieced for years, but somehow, never made it to the long arm.

A few years back, I talked my friend JoAnn, into taking my old HQ frame. The very first one that came out for home machine quilters. That one you taped down to a table top and set your domestic sewing machine on. I was so captivated with it at the time... but the frame was not very sturdy and was less that great to work with.  JoAnn had an interest in quilting, but wasn't quite sure...after playing on it a bit, her hubby worked over the frame and made it stronger, but she soon grew out of it.  Now 4 machines later for her... (it's not my fault JoAnn),  she is a fabulous free motion quilter. I have never really navigated out of pantographs on my longarm, so yes, I can say I'm a little jealous!

 Look at all this gorgeous quilting...

I love the flowers with the cross hatching in the centers.

And all those fun little pebbles!

 All topped off with these cool funky feathers in the border.
You can see just why, I jumped at the chance when she was looking for a quilt to practice on.  LOL!!

  So JoAnn, if your reading this...I've got more on my list of things to do!

                                                   Hint hint!
                                                Your the best!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Heavenly Chocolate Bliss

It was bliss for me, when I opened my email the other day...

A few years ago, I taught a class for this quilt.
Stephanie was one of the gals in the class.
We were co-workers at the time, then she moved away.
Fast forward a couple of years, and she sends me these photos.

 Isn't it just fabulous?

Steph is an incredible seamstress, but she hadn't done much quilting...
Her talent shows thru, and her quilting looks great!
I can't tell you just how thrilled I am.

 Here is Steph in class with her first Choco Bliss quilt. All pieced by the end of the classes!
She is amazing that's for sure.

That reminds me...
I have a second one in my PIGS (projects in grocery sacks) pile.
After having to empty my sewing room, I found all my little hiding places, which was a little shocking I must admit!
I'm happy to report, it's all put back together and I have only a few more boxes of fabric that I need to put away. And of course the forever straightening out things!
Look, there are no more holes in the walls
or chopped up carpet!

I love the Wainscot paneling
(my replacement window and window sill will be in later this week)

It was kind of fun to go thru things...
Changing up the quilts hanging, makes such a big difference.
My Mardi-Gras quilt looks so good, with the paneling. 

International Sun Bonnet Sue found a new home too.
I'm surprised at just how much exposure she has gotten.
There has been a lot of traffic on Pinterest, on her lately.

All I need to do is roll in my office chair and I am back in business.
Life is good!

Don't forget you can now "Like" us on Facebook to get the latest 
happenings in the Moosestash!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Beaquilter's Peanuts BOM #2

Another one of Charlie Browns gang...

Miss Peppermint Patty...
the very one who thinks that Snoopy is just a funny 
looking kid with a big nose!
(just a little piece of Peanuts trivia for you)

 I hope you join in on this fun little adventure with the 
Peanuts gang. It's been quite some time since I paper pieced and I have to say
it's been fun to get back to it!
There is a link on my left side bar that will give you all the information.
And a big thanks to Alida for sharing these fun little patterns with us!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

What do you do, when your sewing room is torn up?

It is finally happening. My studio is getting those badly needed repairs... but that leave me with no place to play!   At least not my usual place.  I've been moved to the kitchen table for the duration of those repairs!  Heck no one needs to eat around here anyway!   LOL!

What to do, what to do?

I recently saw one of my fellow bloggers, SeaSide Stitches post named "Drowning in Scraps". 
Well, if that don't spell out my world right now!
You can see her post right HERE  

One of her projects is this Wild and Goosey Quilt!
After having to move all my "stuff" out of my sewing room, it was painfully evident that I was overloaded with scraps... 
This might just be the answer!
(Although, that incredible selvage log cabin sure speaks to me)

Wild and Goosey is a Bonnie Hunter quilt that was in a Quiltmaker Magazine from 2013.
You can read more about it right HERE

So I printed out my patterns...
Whew, we need 320 of these little 3-1/2" guys!
Wonder just how much scrap that will bust?

 Here a goosey, there a goosey...everywhere a loosey goosey!
I've got a loooooong way to go!
PS: The MooseStash now has it's own Facebook page!  Feel free to friend us on Facebook or Like us with the links on the right hand side of my Blog!  I'd love to have you join us for the adventures!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

We Support You Blog Hop

When this hop was announced it just brought me right back...to remembering just how fortunate I have been. Blessed with good health, while so many others struggle.  I've lost loved ones to Cancer, but not Breast Cancer. I "so" wanted to participate in this hop, but to make it really meaningful, I needed to find someone who I could support with my project.

I approached Madame Samm with an idea. You see, my fellow bloggers have supported me for a very long time...now it was time to pay it forward.  I was able to find just the perfect person to support. Someone who has been part of our blogging world for a very long time.  Samm helped me in getting the information on just how to get my project to her. Happy Dance, Happy Dance!  There is nothing more rewarding in life than putting yourself out there, to lend a hand no matter the size. The joy that fills your heart...lets just say can not be measured.  As for my recipient, I hope you know just how special you are and just how much we are all pulling for you...

Have you ever seen so many pink moose?
It's the "Moosestash" here, and we just wanted to let you know that
all of us moose are sending our best wishes...

 You have to just love the bra that Madame Samm designed,
along with the customized hanger.
What better way to make someones day!

If you remember you saw this fabric on my "Frozen" quilt, 
only layered over a blue instead.

This lacy looking fabric was a piece I bought in New York last year at a
quilt retreat. The shop owner reminded me that it was see thru, and not
the best choice for quilting. I had a vision...and I'm so glad I did.
I sure hope she has more of these fabrics when I visit her in April,
cause I just love the look.

 Speaking of look...
Have you ever turned over your quilt and looked at the back?
Really looked at it.

I had to laugh...
Does it look like some one's glaring back at you?

And can you find the hidden hanger?

So thanks my special friend, you made 
this hop complete for me!
 Sending you 2...lets say "D" cups full of hugs!

 Thank you Pat, for being a wonderful cheerleader!
We couldn't have done it without you!

Madame Samm...your our secret little treasure.
Don't forget it you have someone in your life who needs support, you can purchase,
 The "We Support You" Friendship Quilt Pattern
for $12.00 by emailing Madame Samm directly at madamesamm@me.com) 

Please be sure you stop by and visit my fellow bloggers today.
It's all about the love!