Thursday, September 15, 2011

October Moon


Fall is fast approaching, my favourite time of year.  Crisp flaky crust and smooth, creamy custard, pumpkin pies will soon be here.  During this chilly season I also like to delight in a warm cup of hot chocolate or, how about the tempting aroma of homemade applesauce as it is simmering on the stove.  Oh autumn, I welcome you,  it is none too soon for me!


My intention a couple of weeks back was to prepare October Moon for a later date, but Pumpkin Patch Cat said I should start right away.  A wise cat he is, as September 23 is the first day of fall and now my little wall quilt is ready to hang.


October Moon
15" x 25"
Machine pieced, hand appliqued and quilted
Pattern by Sandy Gervais

A fun applique project, I like how the cat is pieced with different strips of fabric.  October Moon is a two part pattern, I made the Pumpkin Patch Cat, but there is also a second wall hanging called Moon Cat, which is very cute as well, maybe a project for next fall.

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen

37 comments:

LuAnn said...

I love everything about fall, too...raking leaves, a pumpkin on the front porch, and Halloween. I love your projects. Your cat looks like he has personality! Very cute.

Yvette said...

I love that! That kitty is just too cute.

Jeanette said...

Love the wallhanging. Gorgeous. The kitty is so cute.

sunny said...

That is sooooo cute!

Kelli said...

That is too cute! Love the cat's face. :)

Teresa said...

That is so CUTE! I love the strippy, scrappy cat, and your fabric choices are perfect.

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

marina said...

love the close ups of your applique. It is a gorgeous hanging.

Vivian said...

I'm not familiar with applique patterns by Sandy Gervais. This one is autumn at its best, and your stitching is superb.
Wonderful wallhanging, and gotta love that cat.

Cisca said...

Your wallhanging is so CUTE! I love the scrappy cat, the pumpkin fabric, your applique, everything! It will be great on your wall.
Happy stitching, Cisca

Roxanne said...

This is sooooo cute!

Fiesta said...

Lovely Karen. My favorite time of year too!

Melanie said...

Cute! beautiful colors.... I love Fall... the colors, the smells, the coziness of the kitchen... oh and.. quilts.

Sheila said...

Oh I just love it , such a fun little wall hanging and I love fall too!

Satu said...

Maybe I have told you this before, but I ALSO LOVE Autumn - walking in the woods on crispy sunny day is very relaxing! AND I also love your new project... pumpkins and cats are splendid combination;)

Funoldhag said...

Darling wallhanging to welcome autumn - the best time of the year!! Another thing that goes along with the season is a big pot of veggie soup! Enjoy, Karen!

Diane H said...

We had frost on our pumpkins this morning, Karen. Fall is definately on it's way. Sandy Gervais has the cutest patterns - love your hanger.

Becky G said...

I too love Sandy's patterns, especially her cross-stitch. Although i have not learned to cross-stitch yet, i bought a couple of hers intending to begin this fall.

Your wall hanging is wonderful! A perfect kind of whimsical!

Last night the moon was huge and this AM we have had a cold front move in, so I am in that fall state of mind! Thanks for your inspiring blog! B

Staci said...

What a cute project. I just love it. Fall is my favorite time of year.

Mad about Craft said...

Very Cute!!

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

What a cute wallhanging. I don´t like cats, but this one looks funny :-)

Maria said...

Love the wall hnging especially the cat.
We are having beautiful Spring days.

Karen said...

I so like fall quilts. Yours is a very good one. I had some of the orange fabric with the writing that I used for a pumpkin in a fall quilt.

Hennie said...

Wat a beautyful quilt Karen.
Gr Hennie.

Merilyn said...

Beautiful work, I love this little quilt, the cat is just too cute!! Well done!!

Daniëlle said...

Have to cover the screen as otherwise Yvette and Taegan would have a go for this lovely kitty hihi!! Well done and it will look so nice on the wall!!! Happy quilting, hugs, Daniëlle

Wendy said...

That is so cute! I can't believe summer is over and we're into fall and halloween...I need to get some projects going! That kitty is adorable!

Carrie P. said...

that is perfect for Autumn. Love the close up photo. the pumpkin fabric is so fun.

Paula said...

I agree with you Karen - Fall is very special, with its colors, smell and its harvest. Your wall quilt is so perfect, I love the pumpkin fabric and the cat is so cute. Great fabrics as always.

Happy stitching

Paula

Erica said...

I wanted you to know that I just awarded you with 'The Versatile Blogger Award' over at my blog (http://vicrace.blogspot.com/). Thanks for being one of the blogs that I love to read! Congrats!

Quilt Hollow said...

OMGoodness! This is just too darned CUTE!!!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Great wall hanging! the cat is so cute. I love fall...pumpkins, colorful leaves, cool weather.....

Melody said...

We don't really celebrate Halloween in Australia but this
fabulous design is enough to make me start making things with this theme. Just gorgeous.

Val said...

I love this!! I have been practicing my hexies. My hand is actually sore from doing them and I have only finished 7!!! What did I do wrong? Hopefully I will join up soon.

Jane in Wales said...

Beautiful orange fabric you have used! I love autumn too!
Jane

Raewyn said...

Oh Karen, that is really beautiful.. I think this will be a pattern I hunt down! (And it suits my latest post!!)

Sherrill said...

MAN, is that an older pattern? I checked her site cause I love it and wanted it but didn't find it! SO CUTE!!

Robin said...

I LOVE this! The kitty is fabulous. You did a beautiful job. :)