The "Moose Boys" have been feeling a little bit neglected lately!
They just didn't understand why they had taken a back seat for so long.
So this time, it's all about them.
In honor of the "boys"...
...this is "Once in a Blue Moose"
(paying homage to their tender feelings, don't you know)
AND we are going to pretend it's all about them.
BUT, there is a hidden meaning to this quiltie, I'll share in a bit.
We all know that quilts tell a story. We have learned to look beyond the fabric and the finished project and see the love and memories that were put into it.
" has given us a way to really make our projects speak, with their alphabet dies.
My heart was on fire...or should I say my Crossover II was on fire,
as I cut out 23 hearts in a matter of minutes.
Then moving on to the letters... it was so easy to line the letters up
on my fabric and cut them at the same time.
That's the real joy of having separate dies to work with.
firmly in tack, while quilting.
I didn't really have a plan when I started this.
It was one of those projects that just happened.
While playing around, I decided to I pre-quilted the background
before I adding the appliques.
My mini "Oliso" iron was perfect to tack down my appliques as I stitched.
My favorite, has to be the fact that I could take my large moose applique,
and run it through the Crossover II machine, to cut out a heart
on his little rumpus.
That's next to impossible to do with other cutting systems.
As for that hidden meaning...
My "Blue Moose" hangs right over my sewing machine,
as reminder that I need to clean up my sewing room more than
"Once in a Blue Moose".
And yes, I actually cleaned my sewing room to hang it!
Happy Dance, Happy Dance.
Can't let the boys hear that. Their dancing causes house to start shaking!
Thanks Carol from the bottom of all of our hearts here, for hosting
the "Hearts on Fire" hop.
(and making me clean up my room)
A big "thanks" to
for helping make it all happen!
Make sure you visit my fellow bloggers, and see what's
burning in their hearts this week!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'