Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Leafs Me Happy - My Blocks


Cherry from Cherry Blossom's Quilting Studio is hosting the Leafs Me Happy blog hop which is
getting us all motivated and excited to get ready for the Fall season.
Thanks Cherry!

Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt is showing us Leafs Me Happy favorites on 
her blog and pinning them on Pinterest so we can see them all in one place.
Thanks Madame Samm for creating the hops we're all loving!

Fall makes me think of warm and cozy flannel, so I paper pieced a few flannel blocks, sewed them together, added a backing and started quilting it....


and I hated it! 
I didn't like the thread I used, the stitching, the colors or anything else about it. NOTHING! Maybe my puppies will like it. I believe the rules said I need to name my project...hmmmm...how about...

A Cozy Mess

Moving on....
I'd never made a Dresden Plate of any kind, so I thought I'd give it a try (thanks, Jane, for your encouragement.) The Dresden turkey applique was inspired by one I found at Missouri Quilt Co.  
I even did some French knots (new to me) for the eyes.

Dressed For Dinner

I was wandering around one of my favorite local quilt shops, Fabric Boutique, looking for some inspiration when I came across a whole slew of these cute Garden Patch Cats by Helene Knott. I made Gourdo Gato and though he still needs some more stitching and a few other Garden Patch Cats to join him, he's pretty darn cute.

While visiting Missouri Quilt Co. I came across a video (HERE) for an easy pattern using a Layer Cake.  It's an easy quilt and didn't involve major math or thinking skills, which worked for me since my creative juices just weren't zinging me with anything.

A few of my blocks
This is ready for the batting, backing, quilting, and binding. I think it will be a perfect quilt to snuggle with my grandsons....

Monkey Boy Snuggle Quilt

I was having a really hard time feeling satisfied with my Leafs Me Happy projects, especially after A Cozy Mess was...well, a mess.

Thankfully an amazing blogger inspired me by 
sending me to a pattern found at McCall's Quilting.

It's a slice of pie--how cool is that!
I heard that the amazing blogger who gave me the inspirational shove will also have a slice of pie on her Leafs Me Happy day. No clues from me who it is, but keep an eye out for her version and let me know when you spot it by leaving a comment to get an extra chance at my giveaway. 

To make this next block, I ran some fabric through my inkjet printer (using freezer paper) with a graphic and a family recipe. If you don't use special paper (like I did), do not use steam when ironing or it will become a smeared mess (like mine did) and don't even think about washing it. I've since bought some really cool Fabric Paper (Blumenthal Craft at Amazon) for my WICKED project and it stayed in when I ran it under water. Love it!

This is my mother-in-law's Swedish Apple Pie recipe--I have no idea if it is really Swedish or why it is called that--and is a family favorite. It's easy and really good, mainly because it has tons of sugar and butter in it--not a health conscious dessert at all!

I put them both together to get this little wall hanging:

A Is For Swedish Apple Pie


The recipe:

4-5 apples peeled & diced
Press apples in bottom of pan.

Mix together and sprinkle over the apples:
1 Tbs. sugar
1 Tbs. cinnamon

Mix together:
1½ stick margarine, melted
1½ cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1½ cup flour
1 egg
¾ cup chopped pecans (optional)

Spread mixture over the apples. (It will be really thick.)
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
Serve plain, with ice cream, or whipped cream.



Now it's time for you to head on over to the other Leafy creations.
Thanks for stopping by!

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This giveaway is over

$20 gift certificate


This giveaway ends on Thursday, October 10th, at 6 p.m. PST and the winner will be announced soon after.

THERE'S ALWAYS RULES:
  1. Leave a short and sweet comment.
  2. Make sure I can contact you if you're a noreply blogger. Typing out your email address like this helps avoid spammers: iblog at aol dot com. If I can't contact you, you can't win.
  3. Only ONE entry per person (or two entries if and when you spot that other blogger's slice of pie.)
  4. Entries after 6 p.m. PST on October 10th will not be included in the giveaway.

179 comments:

Judy B said...

Love your turkey and Gourdo! Pie sound yummy and looks yummy too. I think I know who else will be making pie, LOL! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Nati said...

Love the turkey (all the projects are lovely but he is so so so sweet). Thanks for sharing your project and the chance to win!

Theresa said...

Love Gourdo and the your Apple Pie wall hanging is fantastic. That is a very sweet looking turkey - you certainly made a lot of lovely things.

Sunshine Girl said...

I love all of your projects - that turkey is fabulous and I love your finished apple pie quilt. I know what you mean about not liking your first project and it throwing you out for the next few designs then though as thats what happened to me with the dots blog hop - hope you are happy with your finished pieces now though! Thanks for sharing and I am off to look for that other piece of pie!

Heleen Groot said...

Wow, that is a huge load of fall projects. It is hard to chose my favourite, they are all fabulous (yes, the cozy mess too). I love the snuggle quilt. That recipe will have to be given a try here too. Thank you for sharing! I loved reading the whole post and loved your pictures.

Jacquelin said...

Esta tarta parece buenísima y está muy bien poder tenerla colgada permanentemente para no olvidarse de ella. Un saludo.

Britt-Inger said...

You have been very busy creating all the fall project. Even if I am not american, I am Swedish, I love your turkey. We don´t have the tradition with Thanks Giving and eating turkey, not even in Christmas time, I love, love your turkey. He is sew cool!!!! And of course I must adore your Swedish apple pie wall quilt, even if the recipe in not particular Swedish. Could you tell me how much a stick of margarine is in weight, as I have no idea at all. I will love to try it. And we don´t use pecans in our pies at all. It must be an American touch. But I must try it if I have some help with the measurement of fat.
Thanks for sharing all your amazing projects
Hugs from Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

Gill said...

Gosh you have been busy! I love the turkey and the apple pie hanging best!
Thanks for the recipe - we love apple pie here!

louzee said...

Wow so many things to look at. The Apple Pie Quilt is great! And I love the little cat... and the turkey is so cute :)

Sue said...

My gosh Carol...when do you find the time to do all that amazing work? I love, love, love the cat...kinda' looks like mine! And your slice of pie is yummy. I will be looking for the other slice of pie!!!

Sowing Stitches said...

Your little turkey is so adorable, I bet he would giggle instead of gobble, he is just too cute!
However, your A is for apple pie is quite the distraction...now all I can think about is a warm slice of apple pie!!! And it is way to early to be cooking! :)

sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

charlotte said...

It's tough when inspiration just won't come. But your turkey and your cat are adorable. Nice job.

KaHolly said...

Well, you certainly inspire ME!! Love all your projects; the turkey is adorable, the cat is a winner, and the recipe/pie wall hanging is just perfect. I have had that idea in my mind for a long time and have just never done it. If I had, it would NEVER come out as cute as yours!! Just love it!!

Lyndsey said...

Wow you have been busy. I feel quite worn out and need to sit down and enjoy a large slice of apple pie. I love all your blocks and makes. The turkey is adorable, the cat extra cute and the recipe and pie work really well on your wall hanging. I also love your Cozy Mess.

Fiesta said...

wow you have spoiled us with such fabulous projects. I would love some of that pie.

Thearica said...

I absolutely adore that apple pie runner!! ALL of your creations are great! Even the one you think is a hot mess! Don't be so hard on yourself.

Please enter me in the giveaway! :)

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

That apple pie looks scrumptious! I just love your turkey block! He is way too cute!

Lisa Marie said...

Your projects are lovely -- the turkey is my favorite.

Marla Nelson said...

You really out did yourself. Love the turkey block. They are all beautiful. Enter me in the give away. marlaruthnelson@gmail.com

robin said...

Its always fun when a new hop begins! I enjoy visiting the various sites and seeing all that creativeness!

Pauline said...

LOL, I was frowning a bit, your first blocks... well the quilt looks nice, great to play with by children and dogs (cats will like it too). The monkey boy snuggle quilt is lovely, your monkey boys will love it! and than you spoil us with apple pie, I forgot all about my frowning ;-) I love your recipe quilt! Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed your show!

Laura VanVleet said...

Wow! Your projects are beautiful! Thanks for being a part of this hop!

MooseStash Quilting said...

You little temptress!! I don't know what is better, the recipe or your quiltie!! They are both fabulous. I have to find the "pie" pattern. I just have ta!! :-)
And by the way, don't you just love how some of our projects humble us. I hate it when something in my mind looks so great, and when it's done... well, not so great!
:-) We are all human! Thanks for sharing it all with us. It keeps us going, knowing we aren't the only ones who don't hit a home run every time! :-)

Robin said...

Wow, Carol, what a load of projects!! All of them are great! I am definitely going to grab that pie pattern! What a wonderful Pie wall hanging that is.

Linda said...

I'll bet all your Cozy Mess needs is quilting and it will be beautiful! (I didn't think it was bad at all!) Love all your projects! Thanks for the pie recipe, too. Your pie wall hanging is adorable!

Patty D from NC said...

You were so productive here! I really like the apple pie mini!

Jeanie said...

I think your projects are great....including the Cozy Mess, which isn't a mess at all in my eyes. Love the pie runner the best. Thanks for the giveaway!

Colleen said...

I think all your projects look wonderful...even the Cozy Mess! Love the Layer Cake quilt, so colorful, and the Apple pie project is adorable for the kitchen. Thanks for the giveaway (I assume your rule about September 20th deadline was to be October 10th).

JCnNC said...

Feel as if I have already won with just the wonderful pie recipe. All of your blocks are so special and perfect. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to win. Judy C in NC

Beth said...

That is such a clever project! That would be a great gift.

Kchabr55 said...

Love the Monkey Boy quilt!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh Carol....you went all out again!! love everything. even the flannel!! But that cat and turkey...I just have to get that pattern and do those sometime. They are just too adorable! I will be watching for the slice of pie too...love it.

krislovesfabric said...

Carol, you have out done yourself again...beautiful block after beautiful block!!

B Greene said...

WOW - you have been super-productive! Thanks for sharing your creativity. You have inspired me to pull out some golds, oranges and reds!!

tink's mom said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I really love your cozy mess. Partial to the Cat too. All of your fall presentations are terrific thanks for sharing.

Mommarock said...

I don't know why you didn't like them? I thought they were all quite wonderful.

SIMPLESEW said...

I was very entertained.. I love the recipe and pie, I have a bread one I would love to do and a gumbo one, wow...

The Slow Quilter said...

They were great. I love the Garden Patch Cats, I have serveral of them, put have not put them togeather. The slice of pie and recipe was sooooo nice, might have to make one.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You were on a creativity roll! Really love the apple pie - wall hanging and recipe.

Sallie said...

I love your cat and apple pie wall hanging! Thanks for the recipe and giveaway!

beaquilter said...

cute things. love the cat too, i have one of them

Pamela said...

Love your turkey and cat blocks. Wonderful!

Needled Mom said...

It is so nice to see that other people hate their projects once in awhile too!!! I think that your "replacements" turned out so cute though. The cat and turkey are darling and the apple pie is a wonderful fall project.

Abbigail said...

Oh when you first mentioned flannel I felt warm and cozy! Fall is here for sure! I love the cat block and the pie wall hanging! How nice to add the recipe like that! Wonderful job!
hulseybg@gmail.com

Denise :) said...

Haha! What a fun post this was! Apple pie is a favorite fall sweet treat -- great way to incorporate it into our quilty world!! :)

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

HI!!!! I like the flannel blocks!!! Looks warm and cozy to me!!!!! I love the gobbler!!!! Turkeys make me giggle, I am not sure why but I sure have enjoyed them on these hops!!!! Of course I love love the gourd kitty!!!! Love the kitty!!!! Love the colors!!!! The pie looks delicious!!! Thank You for so much fun!!!!

Madame Samm said...

Ok the sweet mess Carol..yep it is..but when you showed it all together..it did not look that bad..no really... I don't want it...lol but you did do better as you went on....ok, the turkey I just love and that my dear--- is a perfect shot...clear, clean, without noise...yep love that...the cat...what is not to like, the momkey quilt..screams fall...like that too.......but the PIE wellllllllll 'nough said...lol

Michelle May said...

A cozy mess...too funny! I think Mr. Turkey is so very handsome. Ok...now I'm totally craving some apple pie with a big ol spoonful of whip cream!

Sandy D said...

Good blocks I love Mr. Turkey and Mr. Cat great great blocks.Thanks for sharing.

Annie said...

Ah, Carol, I love Gourdo the cat! He's wearing his fall camo for good hunting. LOL And what a comfy cozy quilt top you've made. I'd like to reach in and pull that out of my computer!

SewWhatsNew said...

What great blocks. I love the recipe for apple pie. I just got some great apples from a friend. Now I will have to go and try your recipe. Thank you.

Lesley said...

Oh Carol...you are like the little engine that never gives up! I love flannel,so your little cosy mess
(not!) would work for me! But then the turkey blew me away...love the eyes! And although I am not a cat person, your cat is adorable! And then the apple pie runner...remarkable! I would love it if you could drop over with a piece of pie! Wonderful creations!

cherylj said...

What a quite mini quilt and I think that I am going to have to try the swedish apple pie recipe, sounds great!

Abbigail said...

I found a whole pie on " the Recipe Bunny" blog. Is that it?
hulseybg@gmail.com

gpc said...

I love all your projects, but the cat absolutely stole my heart!

marth225 said...

Your turkey turned out wonderful

Truffle queen said...

Yes - Swedish Apple Pie is VERY Swedish! My grandma (from Goteborg, Sweden) made it all the time - yummy!! Your "dressed for dinner" mini-quilt is a CLASSIC! I just love that little guy!! Now I need to go buy some apples (NONE on the trees this year - ugh) so I can make a Swedish Apple Pie!! Thanks for sharing EVERYTHING and thanks for the chance to win!

Pam said...

I make a Dutch Apple Cake and am going to have a go at your pie recipe, I have apples in the garden in abundance. I use the Missouri Star videos all the time, they are so simple and easy to follow and the end results always look good.

aiah23 said...

Thanks for sharing your blocks! I'm sorry you didn't like your cozy mess block, I did. Your cat block is my favorite :)

Fawn

patchouli moon studio said...

Oh I have had many quilting messes, so I understand completely. But you moved on and made some great blocks/quilts. The apple pie quilt is darling. I like the cat & the turkey too. I can see making that turkey using men's neckties for the tail feathers.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

No. no. not a mess at all, you silly girl.
and never made a Dresden, it is amazing! Carol, I love it! and your cat so cute.
I also love Missouri Quilt Co, they have helped me out several times.
Pie, apple pie, yummy with extra whip cream please!
Carol you never disappoint! Wonderful projects.
Sorry, I can't do short and sweet comments, only sweet! x

Katherine said...

gourdo cat is so cute!

TravelingModern Quilter said...

I absolutely LOVE the apple pie quilt! And, I must say, I will have to try your recipe! Headed to pick some apples this weekend in Ohio, so it is the perfect time to give it a try. I usually bake mine in individual (small) tart pans. Makes less mess and easy for the kids to pack in their lunch!

evelyn said...

A cozy mess is how I refer to my sewing/rec room. Your cozy mess is sew neat Love the turkey and the cat. Watched the video for the layer cake-thanks for sharing. So here I sit wrapped in my "cozy mess", thinking of "turkey" dinner, with my (your)" cat" on my lap, a plate full of "layer cake", and then you offer me PIE-and not just any pie, but" APPLE PIE" and a recipe to make my own when I finish yours-oh you cruel woman!

Deb said...

love the apple pie fabric in that block! And your turkey block is delightful.

Sharon Dawn said...

It looks to me like your creative juices were flowing and spilling into wonderful projects! Love the turkey!!

BizyStitches said...

I love all the projects you did. I would say you were very creative. The cat one I've wanted to try before but never did. I also have a layer cake that I want to do like you did yours. Now I have to 'leaf' and hop some more and hope to find the other apple pie. Thanks

Patricia said...

Wow that's a lot of projects. Hope your cozy mess grows on you because it's cute. I like your cat and pie blocks. Now I want some apple pie.

Linda said...

SWEET BLOG,WITH SWEET PIE=YUMM!
SWEET GIVEAWAY TOO!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

JanesQuilting said...

OMG, you do great work. I love the cat, and you did a fantastic job with your turkey. I need to see if I can make one of those. I am sure you and your grandsons with enjoy the cuddly quilt. Thanks for sharing all.

Ariane said...

Wow!! You did a lot of work!! I love your turkey and cat blocks!! That pie wall hanging it adorable!! Your cozy mess quilt looks great too! Just think, you will probably use this one a lot 'cause you don't care as much if it's washed a gazillion times!! So it's not wasted work at all!! I love your snuggle quilt and wish you lots of cuddling time with your grand kids!!!

Lindsay said...

That apple pie sure looks good to this pregnant girl... I just might have to make some today!

Rebeckah Austin said...

All your blocks are awesome!

Wendy said...

You've made some lovely projects and so many! I like a Cosy Mess!!

Julie in WA said...

My favorite is the 'calico' cat!

Bonnie58 said...

Great blocks. Love the pie recipe. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Nellie Duclos said...

Hi Carol- I love all your blocks, but especially Dressed for Dinner, aren't Dresdens fun? And of course, anything with cats I also have an affection for. But you really topped the charts with your Apple Pie mini. This is the perfect time of they year for Apple Pies. While patiently waiting for my tree to give me apples, I couldn't resist and so bought a dozen of granny smith at Costco from Washington state. There were large, shiny green and couldn't wait to get them home and cut them up. I made 3 mini pies and 1 large one. All but one is a "giveaway" to family and friends and my hubby and I share a mini. From California, thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

Fun post , had to laugh at your challenges but hey I quite like the flannel project ,too nice for the dogs. Your dresdan turkey is just delightful and love your apple pie project , neat idea , thanks so much for sharing all your talent with us today .

StitchinByTheLake said...

I loved every one of your projects, even the "mess!" But of course the apple pie was over the top! blessings, marlene

Farm Quilter said...

Love you Cozy Mess! You have been busy and sew creative...overcoming your disappointment with Cozy Mess to make some stellar creations! Thanks for the recipe...yum! I'll have to make it today for a dinner at church tonight!!! The Recipe Bunny has pie on her site as well!!!

Carrie P. said...

what fun stuff you have been working on for the fall. the turkey is so cute.
Love the pie wall hanging.

Carrie P. said...

hmmm! the recipe bunny has a whole pie on her post but I will keep looking for a slice of pie.

sandyb said...

I love your creations especially the cat block. Oh and of course the pie, yummmmmm.

Thank you for sharing.

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

barb said...

I cant decide which i love the most the cat or the turkey!! Love your work it is so creative

Aurea said...

Thank you for sharing. Love your turkey and basically everything you did, even what you didn't like.

Lori said...

Your blocks are wonderful. And there was quite a learning experience going on. Your turkey and cat are just adorable. Thanks for shairing and a chance to win.

mahoo said...

Don't you just hate it when you work on something, and then don't like it? Thankfully, someone else will think it's just the greatest thing ever! Thanks for the chance to win (and the pie recipe!)

Kathryn said...

I particularly liked your creative use of fabric in your apple pie slice. You've been busy, so thanks for sharing.

Petit Design Co. said...

that turkey block is so cute. Great use of a dresden plate. I'm going to have to give that pie a try because it looks delicious

Gwen said...

Love your turkey!! And your cat- so cute!! And your apple pie-- both the quilt and the dessert! I am definitely going to give the recipe a try-- I have a Swedish son-in-law-- need to make this the next time he's over to eat with us! :-) Thank you for sharing -- and for the chance to enter your giveaway!

deborah said...

Your work is beautiful! And I LOVE Quilt Taffy's site...I just placed an order yesterday.

Leslie said...

I love all the inspiration for Fall. Thank you for sharing.

Crickets Corner said...

You always amaze me with your creativity and productivity. Love the turkey and the cat and the quilt! Thanks!

Sheila said...

You were one busy lady Carol. I love all of your blocks, especially the little turkey. Thanks for being part of the "Leaf me Happy" blog hop.

Chris said...

Pie? Did someone say pie? I love apple pie.....and your blocks!

Coffee Break Whatever said...

Your blogs are always inspiring! I wasn't sure at first what the apple pie wall hanging was...I thought at first "what a great idea for a mug rug...... I'll put my favorite recipe on one side and a applique of it on the other side and give them to my grand daughters for christmas!" but then continued to read on and saw it was a wall hanging.. that'd be a nice decoration for the holiday season! I also enjoy seeing the sites you like instead of having to search for them myself! Thanks for that!
Coffeebreak
quiltingnanny at yahoo dot com

Texas JennyWren said...

How fun these blocks are. My favorite one is the fat cat. How cute!! I think a quilt made of these guys would be darling!! p.s. LOVE Apple pie, no matter what recipe!! YUMMM

nhlady said...

WHEW!!! YOu really worked hard on this one, huh? In the end, the apple pie was perfect!

Thanks for your efforts and for the giveaway.

CarrieM said...

What a cool pie block! carrie dot hare@gmail. com

barbara woods said...

love your blocks thanks for the giveaway

Sharon said...

I like your blocks, but I can't wait to try your pie recipe! Thanks for sharing.

Tricia said...

Hiya .... Thanks for sharing not only your great blocks but your recipe too. I actually LOVE your "A Cozy Mess". I would sooooooo give it a new home in a hot second!!!! Your other blocks are just too cute and very fitting for the season. Thank you for the chance to win the GC.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Mary said...

All of your blocks and projects are wonderful. You really do such great things.

Rosa said...

Love your project,just fabulous and and to finish with a delicious piece of cake,yummiest!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
HAHA ... gimmie a break. All of your creations are so amazing
I love that quilt for the pups. They will love it. I think I should make a quilt for my spoiled kitties now...
AND that kitty block you made is sooo cute I can't stand it LOL
AND THEN THE PIE. Oh my gosh. Amazing. very cute wall hanging. and I like that huge quilt you made for your grandson. He is one lucky fella.
I want pie, but I just ate a bunch of Halloween treats :-P just testing them.
Maybe I will make that pie this week-end when hubbs comes home from his trip.
Thank you for your everlasting creativity.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

You did a great job on all your projects! I even think your "Cozy Mess" is super. Looks like you have been a busy bee. How clever to put the receipe on your block, looks great. Thanks for sharing all your projects with us, Great job!

Thanks for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

LJ said...

Short and sweet...Yikes...I want to say lots...but...short...here goes. One little project a mess; ok, no biggey. Wonderful other projects and the apple pie wall hanging is superb!! I'm going to make that pie recipe; it looks so delicious that my mouth is literally watering.

ItsyBitsyMe said...

The apple pie wallhanging looks good enough to eat.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Yummy..................Apple Pie is Sweet. Great projects.

Judith said...

Hard to pick a favorite! Sweet blocks: Turkey, or the cat or the yummy swedish apple pie. Adorable!...Thank you for sharing today...Judith, Texas

PS: Your recipe looks simple and I will try to make it. Thank you!

Lyn said...

I just love your pie. That was such a great idea! I liked the rest of you blocks too! Thanks so much for sharing in the hop.

Nancy in IN said...

Love the turkey. Pie is always great.
Thanks for sharing

pinsandneedles said...

I love the idea of putting a family favorite recipe on a mini quilt. The pie sllice is a great block. All your projects are quite nice! Thanks for the inspiration.

tpott said...

Gobble gobble, love your turkey. I haven't finished mine, yet. Thanks for the wonderful apple pie recipe. ;-> Toni Anne

Emily C said...

YUM apple pie. One of my favorite fall foods.

Mary C said...

Love the turkey block...what a cute use of dresden plates!

Connie said...

Wow Carol have you been busy!! All of your projects are wonderful....even your Cozy Mess! Gourdo Gator is adorable and love the turkey! Congrats on your apple pie being one of the choice today, it is so neat and I have a feeling we'll see the "other" apple pie on the last day!

Barb N said...

Short and sweet? What a treat your blog was today - thanks!

WoolenSails said...

You really went all out, love all your pieces and the quilt.
I do love that turkey and cat, those are fun pieces.

Debbie

Maria Kievit said...

You really went all out! All kinds of different blocks, and love the final product of apple pie runner! Thanks for sharing.

Diana said...

Love all your blocks, but especially the apple pie one and the turkey.. Thanks for the give away

Guin said...

All your blocks are great, but I LOVED the pie block. I posted a link for it on my blog "Keep Your Fork There's Pie", because it is so perfect: http://jenanyan.blogspot.com/. Happy fall.

MugglePuggle said...

I really like your Monkey Boy Snuggle Quilt! I'm always having trouble coming up with quilts that really say 'boy'. It's great :)

sew.darn.quilt said...

The pie, adorable. The recipe sounds yummy!
Thank you for the chance :)

Jeanne Gwin said...

Well your mess is only that in your eyes. I think it is just fine. But would be cuddly for a dog wouldn't it. I know you really made it with those intentions. I sure your dogs are "leafing" you for making it for them. Monkey boy is cute and does look easy. Thanks for sharing and a give away that I would "leaf" to win!!!

jules said...

I loved your turkey the minute I saw it, it made me smile straight away. I also like the way you incorporated a recipe into a block.

Pauline said...

Oh, oh, I saw another piece of pie, congratulations, being the honourable mention of your bloghopday!

Annette said...

JUst love that pussy cat, it would be perfect for a quilt for my daughter ( and her 2 cats )
the pie looks yummy too
thanks for sharing
in stitches

Vivian said...

Love the turkey and the cat, I've been meaning to get the cat patterns. Thanks. Vivian

Julie said...

You pie quilt is very creative! I love the turkey too! You are brave to post and admit your blunders. :-)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Enjoyed seeing all your Fall projects...love the turkey, kitty and your apple pie! Thanks for sharing!

DeAnna S. said...

Love the dresden turkey...cute idea...and the pie wall hanging is absolutely lovely. Thanks for sharing.

giddy99 said...

LOVE the Pie, especially! Too cute! Thanks for the chance.

Joy said...

I love your turkey! I can't believe that's the first time you've done dresdens...great job!

Sewgirl said...

I love your slice of pie! And the real pie is mouth watering! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

Pam said...

Hiya! Well, the mess was ok, and the turkey was cute, but the cat---OH that CAT!!! Love him Love him Love him. Mr. Gourdo Gato, his big soulful eyes remind me of a cat I had a long time ago. Those eyes could get anything lol. I'll have to try your pie, it sounds scrumptious. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us, and thank you for having the giveaway. I'll be watching for that second chance hehe. Blessed be, hugs!!!

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Judy said...

Love your Turkey and your Monkey Boy quilt.

Suze said...

What you think is a mess - is not. I like it. The orange makes it pop.
I love the turkey - adorable. Of course, I love the cat. And Monkey Boy is wonderful. I am anxious to try the apple pie. I don't mind to make pie crust. It would be a treat not to have to make pie crust, though.

Thank you for taking time to participate and share - even what you think are your shortcomings. We learn from our own mistakes and hopefully from others misfortunes, too! You are very giving and thank you for hosting a giveaway.

Katherine said...

Goodness, Carol, so much to admire here. Fall makes me think of flannel too... you do make me chuckle though when I read how you called the first creation a "cozy mess". I do not think it's a mess, but I understand when a project doesn't leave you feeling that "zing" of pleasure. I have some of those too. ;o)

Love the slice of pie, the recipe mini and the quilt. Oh, my! The dresden turkey and pretty kittie are quite delightful in their fall finery. Well done!

SpartanBabe said...

Love. Them. All. :o)

MoeWest said...

The apple fabric you used for the slice of pie is perfect. I like the idea of adding a special recipe to a wall hanging. I see some Swedish apple pie in my future. Yum!

Mrs.Pickles said...

WOW WOW WOW!

Peggy said...

We love apple pie with vanilla ice cream on top.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Karen said...

Wow! Everything you made is fantastic - the pie included. Thank you so much for sharing. I love your turkey the most! :)

becky said...

Your turkey block is just to cute and I know an apple pie I WILL be baking tomorrow.Thank-you for sharing your photos,recipe and give away.Becky
derry04@yahoo.com

Sew Very Sherry said...

I've made dresden plates, but never a turkey dresden plate. So cute.

nicolesender said...

Your Monkey Boy Snuggle Quilt is just perfect.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stitches said...

I love that Apple Pie Slice block, how clever and gives me lots of ideas..thanks

Vesuviusmama said...

I make many things that seem like good ideas at the time and I end up not liking, although I think all of your projects turned out nicely.

Judy B said...

I found the other piece of pie! Madame Samm at i sew WE quilt. Thanks for the second chance.

Gill said...

I found a lovely slice of pumpkin pie at Madame Samms!!

Frances said...

I think anyone with a sweet tooth should head over to M. Samm's fro a slice of pumpkin pie.

evelyn said...

Get your apple pie here! and get your pumpkin pie at M Samm's. These look sew yummy, I could eat both.

Wendy said...

I found the other piece of pie! It's on Sew We Quilt today!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Madam Samm has the other piece of pie. Isn't that nice both of you scarfing pumpkin pie this morning :-)

<3 <3

Wendy said...

Oh dear lady ... eye of the beholder and all ... I do love your turkey!! The slice of pie looks delish :) Good for you for trying even when you weren't happy with it ... you did good!

The English Ladies! said...

Love the pie! Maybe if I made that type of pie I wouldn't gain weight!

MugglePuggle said...

I saw the other slice of pie on Just Let Me Quilt! :)

JCnNC said...

I surely do hope that I found the other piece of pie! Seems that Samm has a wonderful piece of pumpkin pie "over there". Thanks for the opportunity. Judy C in NC

aiah23 said...

Spotted the other piece of pie on !Sew WE Quilt!

Fawn

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Hi!!!! I found it!!! Yaa Pie!!!! I know I am pretty late!!! I should have know it would be Madame Samm!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

beaquilter said...

I found it on sew we quilt- no cheating!!

Katherine said...

I spotted that piece of pie... and it's pumpkin, no less. Mmmmm... ;o)

BizyStitches said...

I spied the Pumpkin Pie at "Sew We Quilt" and it looked lovely. Thanks for the extra entry.

Gwen said...

I found it! Mdm Samm at Sew We Quilt posted her Pumpkin Pie block! And it looks yummy!!! :-) Definitely want to make some of the pie blocks! :-)

Sunshine Girl said...

I spied the pie! think I commented on the wrong post but I found it earlier on Madam Samms post! whoo hoo.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Found it Carol!!! On Madame Samms blog today....lovely hop!!

sew.darn.quilt said...

The pie is being served up with Madame Samm! Yummy pumpkin, my fav (I've already baked 6 of them in the last couple of weeks!)
Thank you for the chance :)

Rebeckah Austin said...

I found it! I love pumpkin pie! And Madame Samm :)

Betteem said...

First I taste apple pie and then Madamm's Pumpkin Pie. I feel full! Thanks!

Suze said...

I just found the other piece of pieced pie at Sew Quilt (Mdm Samms). BTW, I made Joan's Apple Pie. It's on top of the range - I just pulled it out of the oven. TY for an easy pie recipe. I just have to whip the cream. My husband commented that the pie looks good. He loves homemade pie. Thanks for another chance to win.

Linda said...

HI! I just found the other piece of pie at Sew Quilt (Mdm Samm's). Thank You for the pie recipe. Thanks for another chance to win too!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Lesley said...

Oh yessss, that Pumpkin Pie by Samm is adorable...methinks you are partners in crime, or at least, partners in pie!

Carrie P. said...

I finally found the slice of pie on Mdm Samm's post along with all her fun blocks.

Sallie said...

The other piece of pie is at Sew We Quilt by Madame Samm on Oct. 10. Thanks for the giveaway!

pinsandneedles said...

I found the pumpkin pie slice over at Sew We Quilt by Madame Samm! Apple and pumpkin pie are two of my favorites! Thanks

patchouli moon studio said...

Okay I had a feeling all along the pie would be on Sew We Quilt, Madame Samm's blog.

Needled Mom said...

Ahhhha....I found that extra slice of pie this morning on Madame Samm's blog. Very cute on both of your parts.

nicolesender said...

Found the slice of pie today at the Sew WE Quilt! blog.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com