Tuesday, September 10, 2019

My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop

When Carla asked me to join in on her "My Favorite Quilt Block" blog hop...
I jumped right in, cause my favorite quilt block was the "Bear Paw"
NO..."Churn Dash"
No...
oh, that list goes on and on!
LOL!!
Actually I wasn't quite sure just what block I was going to share, until my quilting 
buddy "Joi" gave me a new book for my birthday.
It all became very clear what my favorite block was then...
Not just because he's a moose...well, maybe because he's a moose!
I am sure your thinking, that's not a block.
But he is, he really is!
LOL!!
And he's right from the pages of this fun book!
And, when he joins all his buddies, he becomes part of the herd with a message to
"Make the "Moost" out of life!
And, that's a motto, I can get onboard with!
:-)

This is a new to me, technique. If I had to describe it,
 I'd say it's paper piecing. for those who hate to paper piece.
LOL!! 
There is paper involved, but only freezer paper that you use to trace and cut the pattern with.
You cut multiple layers at one time.
Once that's done, you just start stitching pieces together.
This is what you end up with.
Kinda crazy I know, but once it's squared up...
...you have this guy!
:-)
If you noticed above,  there are numbers on each piece. It's really important that you keep organized when stitching these blocks. Those numbers are as crucial as keeping your fabrics stacked correctly.
And when you try to move your mat and trip over your feet, you end up with this mess!
Lets just say, that after a few hours of frustration, I managed to
sort and re-stack everything, so I could continue on!
LOL!!
There's just something about these guys!
These bright and fun fabrics are my hand dyes...
...and, I chose the QAYG method to put it all together.




With so many holidays covered...
you'll likely see these guys around sometime again!
(winky winky)
I'm wrapping this up with a photo of my trash can.
:-)
There's just something about looking into my trash can!

Thanks Carla for another fabulous hop.
You'll want to make sure, you don't miss a day of the fun,
so the schedule is posted below
Monday, September 9th

Tuesday, September 10th

Wednesday, September 11th

Thursday, September 12th


Friday, September 13th

On a completely unrelated note...
Keep in mind, today is 9-11, a day we will always remember.
 Please say a little prayer for those we lost,
 as well the first responders we continue to loose.
I received this pin a week after it happened,
from an FBI agent, I helped at the airport.
It's always held a very special place in my heart,
as I was working while it was happening that terrible day.
It's feels strange to say...
this is the first time since the 9-11, that I am no longer an airline employee.

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

43 comments:

  1. Now THAT was a very entertaining post. :) Those moose blocks are so CLEVER!! What a special memorial pin you have. Enjoyed this whole blog post immensely!

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  2. Love your block and your quilt. Of course it had to be the one you chose to do. It is perfectfor celebrating every month of the year. They do look like a happy bunch.
    I don't think any of us will ever forget that day. How special to have that pin.

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  3. I love your funny elks and this method of piecing. I must try this method Thank you for sharing

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  4. What a great block to love, my friend. Your moose are so fun and lovable and that technique may be a challenge for me soon. It looks like fun. Thanks for sharing that trash can, no one can top that. You make me giggle every time we hop and still my heart is going pitter-patter over this quilt.

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  5. I love your block, I don't think there's a more appropriate block for you to feature. It's a moosing!

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  6. What a fun, but challenging, block! I can see why you are so drawn to it, and your quilt is amazing!

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  7. I couldn't help but smile and even a little chuckle left my mouth when I saw your Mooses....love them.

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  8. Joan, Love those Moose's! Ever since my trip to WY, Moose's have been my favorite animal. Thanks for sharing. It's hard to believe it was 18 years ago, in some ways it doesn't seem that long ago...

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  9. Is Meese the plural of your delightful quilt! Anyway love your mousses -tehehe.

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  10. Love, love, love your project! I love the moose anyway.

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  11. Of course anything moose would be your favorite block and this one is adorable! I love all the little small accessories to show the month...cute, cute. It still seems unbelievable that those towers fell and that any of it happened. We should never forget!

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  12. how touching... the connection between it's people is the most valuable thing any country can have... thank you for reminding us Americans are about inclusion and working together. LOVE the block, not the process... looks messy to me, I'd for sure knock it over and have to close the studio door and just walk away. Gotta check out that book. First time I've been here! LeeAnna at not afraid of of color

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  13. such an entertaining post and I love the seasonal moose. So cute.

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  14. such perseverance you have to continue with your moose block to make a full quilt! and lovely remembrance for our history of 9.11

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  15. I can certainly understand why this is your favourite block. Those moose are great, and the celebratory ones really add to the f factor. Excellent choice of block.

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  16. Wow such a cute block with so many options. LOL your garbage can.

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  17. I really LOVE your block and your beautiful and bright fabrics. And that kind of paper piecing must be something for me, unless I stumble and mix all the pieces. Thanks for making such a fun post.

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  18. OMG!! That is just TOO cute! Thanks for sharing with the Blog Hop.

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  19. Your moose are so cute! Thanks for sharing!!

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  20. That is just too cute for words! Simply adorable!

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  21. Thank you for sharing your 9-11 experience. What a special and beautiful pin. Love your fabulous moose. The mess on the floor looks familiar :)

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  22. You have certainly "made the Moose" of this blog hop, my friend. Sew fun! Every year I remember ... <3 Pat

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  23. Oh my goodness, I thought the canoe one was cute. This way out-does it for cuteness! What a great quilt. I love all those personal touches for them. This is also my best friend's birthday, though she's gone now, and my calendar calls it Patriot Day. But it's always just 9-11 to me. The thing that seemed strangest to me, in those first few days, was quiet skies, because from my childhood, I always lived in a flight path or worked in one.

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  24. This has got to be one of the cutest quilts I've ever seen! I actually have this book but must have ignored this pattern because it is paper pieced. Time to look at it again. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  25. Your moosies are so cute. I don't like paper piecing but I do like what you can make using that techniques.

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  26. Well, Joan, you know how to make a moose the most adorable creature on the planet! A moose block!! Ha! Yes, it truly exists now and your whole herd of them are happy campers and ready for whooping it up! Such crazy fun!

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  27. Well, of course, this would be your favorite block and what a truly unique quilt it produces. Indeed, those of us alive on 9/11/2001 will never forget it, but today's high school seniors were infants, so we need to ensure that succeeding generations know the story of the great sacrifice that was made (and is still being made) by our fellow countrymen.

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  28. Well that’s just too much fun! I never would have guessed a while moose quilt! Thank you for what you did those days and weeks after 9/11. The father from a family in my sons school was killed that day - never forget.

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  29. Darling moose pattern and quilt. Yes, I remembered 9.11 today. Pretty pins. I was nor aware that you once worked in the airline business.

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  30. The moose is awesome, and thanks for working through the stress that day. I was on Long Island, and could see the orange sky full of flames and smell the smoke. It was really scary, so I'm sure you must have been terrified and could not show it. Hugs

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  31. Oh wow! What a lot of work gone into those blocks, but sooo cute!! Of course your favorite block had to be a moose :) xx

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  32. I love your new buddies and their individual personalities. I'm thinking a glass of wine would have gone done pretty well after the resorting fiasco.

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  33. Love your moose guys! Had to chuckle at Halloween. Too cute.

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  34. I'm in love with these moosies! Thanks for sharing them today.

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  35. The moose are absolutely adorable! But all of your quilts are awesome! Thanks for sharing the moosie love!!

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  36. I love it! My husband is looking over my shoulder and says "I see moose, but no squirrel" (this was said in a Russian accent) LOL

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  37. Love your moose and the technique looks intriguing. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. A perfect block for you!!! I love it - and Oh my -the trip must have added a lot of aggravation - but I am glad you stayed with it - what an adorable quilt!!

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  39. Love your mascot - he's adorable!!

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  40. I love these Meeses! or Mooses.. Moosen... Moose lol They are awesome!

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  41. Your blog posts always make me smile! Thanks so much for sharing your moose!

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