Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Why did the chicken cross the road? To leaf the other side LOL

October 10th is my day to show you my entry into the "Leafs Me Happy" blog hop, hosted by Cherry from Cherry Blossom Quilting Studio Fall is my FAVORITE season of the year! Here in Nova Scotia we have beautiful fall colors on all of the trees and a lot of farms that are selling their abundant harvests; pumpkins, squash, apples, gourds etc. 


When I heard about this blog hop I knew I wanted to use only what I had on hand. And the first thing that came to mind was using my paper pieced chicken block.  I love that the chicken's body uses a corn pattern.  Great for a fall harvest block.  I found the pattern awhile ago on Quilters Cache.  They have A LOT of great patterns. So I added a few leaf patterned material to make it 12x12.  See how great it looks on my fall mantel. It was a beautiful sunny day :)
 
 


 After I made the block I decided I wanted to make a couple of "fall" mug rugs.  A couple of years ago I made a bargello quilt top (that is still not finished) and I had cut off the extra material.  I used this pieced material to make my rugs with scrap polar fleece as the batting and a gorgeous eggplant color for the back and binding.  What do you think?               
 
 
 
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog post :) SHOW SOME LOVE :)
Happy Fall!!!
 
BTW: Below are the other blog hoppers posting on the last day of "Leafs Me Happy" blog hop!!! Thank you's to Cherry Blossom for getting me out of my sewing rut!!!!
 
Wednesday 10
 
 
 

156 comments:

  1. Your chicken is so cute! Love your mug rugs. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. hahahaha.........cute chicken. And your mug mats are darling.

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  3. love the chicken and I hope I can find that pattern as this will make a great present for a chicken lover that I have in the family! thanks

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    1. http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SillyChickenBlock.html
      Thank you Nati :) I have attached the link to the pattern of the Silly Chicken :) I'd love to see yours

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  4. LOL. Great chicken! I like your mug rugs too! Well done you.

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  5. I love your quilt - it looks fabulous on your fireplace doesnt it. Great mug rugs too. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Ha! Love the chicken. Thanks for sharing today.

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  7. I love the chicken block and the mug rugs are great. thanks for sharing.

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  8. I love the chicken block! a runner of chickens would look great!
    Thank you!

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    1. Thank you Gill and that sounds like a great idea!!!!

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  9. Your chicken is sew cute and funny too. I love it !! Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Malmö Sweden

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  10. Your chicken block made me smile! And that fireplace is fabulous!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments :) I do love decorating for fall :)

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  11. Your chicken block is very cute.I love it.Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. Your chicken is adorable and those mug rugs are wonderful!

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  13. It turned out nice! And thanks for the reminder. I have some half way made placemats that I really need to get finished. They aren't as nice as yours are, so I think I need to revise my pattern...

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    1. Thank you so much :) and good luck with your placemats!

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  14. Well I am sure show'n some Love! I love your chicken and mug rugs. They are great. Plus I am Love'n it so much that I am follow'n too.
    I look forward to future posts.

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  15. Your chick and mats are wonderful, thanks for sharing!

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  16. So cute -- lovely, lovely job!! :)

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  17. I love, love, love your chicken!

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  18. Cute chicken. Made of corn, does that make it a corny chicken?

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    1. lol a corny chicken...i should have thought of that :)

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  19. Your little chicken is adorable! The mug rugs are also very pretty!
    You live in a gorgeous area. I'll bet you stay inspired all season!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda...I love living in Nova Scotia...We have a gorgeous fall time :)

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  20. How cute! I like this little chicken! I love the colors on the mug rugs. I love fall! PS. what a "corny" little joke! LOL so cute too!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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    1. LOL Thanks :) It was my husband idea! LOL

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  21. Your chicken is quite stunning - and the mug rugs are perfect for the season. Judy C in NC

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Judy :)

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  22. love your block, your chick is wellllll sew you...bright, clever funny..

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  23. How cute is that chicken! and I love the stripy mug rugs

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    1. Thank you Wendy :) I'm going to start making mug rugs for each month :) they are soo easy to make :)

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  24. I love your chicken! Thanks for posting that link. blessings, marlene

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    1. Thank you Marlene :) here is the link for the Silly Chicken :)
      http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SillyChickenBlock.html I'd love to see yours when you make it :)

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  25. Your chicken block is so cute. Thanks for the lovely fall picture. I really miss sewing the fall foliage this time of year.

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  26. This is my favorite block! Your chicken is beautiful with all her leafy border. Lovely! Thanks for sharing and the mug rugs are delight...Judith, Texas

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    1. That is so kind of you Judith :) Thank you!

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  27. What a cute, cute chicken and your mug rugs are wonderful! We can never have too many of those! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Hi!!! Love the chicken!!! To leaf the other side cracked me up!!! Thank You!!! Your mug rugs are cute and colorful!!!! Fun!!! Thank You

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  29. Love the chicken block and your joke.LOL Thanks for sharing with us.

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  30. Thank you for being part of the really fun hop. Your chicken is just too stinkin' cute. Thanks for sharing your picture parade.

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    1. Thank you so much :) I loved making my own block but more importantly I loved looking at everyone else too!

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  31. Your chook is darling! I could see making a whole flock of these beauties. ;o)

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  32. Your fall chicken is delightful and looks adorable on the mantle. What a great idea to make mug rugs with the left overs from the quilt. I would not have thought to use eggplant with the piece and it looks great! Good eye for color. I love the colors of fall and had not thought of the purple hues being a fall color until seeing folks use them in some of the blocks in the hop. Then I remember I had a wool sweater and skirt that was a favorite. My mother had several purple wool suits in her teaching wardrobe. I just had not realized it. Thank you for taking time to participate and share your creativity. I am inspired by the projects in the blog hop and I'm sure that you have inspired not only me but others, too. Again, many thanks.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words :) I am equally inspired by all of you :)

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  33. Such a cute chicken!! And I love your Autumn display! I'm working on mine--- hope it turns out half as pretty as yours! :-)

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  34. Very sweet chicken. Thank you for sharing her. :)

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  35. LOVE the picture on the lake... soooo pretty!

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    1. Thank you :) Fall is my favorite time of the year :)

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  36. The chicken is great and I love the mug rug colors

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  37. Cute chicken block. I really like the corn fabric you used. Thanks for sharing those beautiful fall pictures too.

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  38. great projects - thanks for sharing!

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  39. Cute chicken! Love the picture you have at the top of your blog! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Tha chicken is too cute! and I love the mug rugs :)

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  41. Cindy-Love your little chicken block, precious and the mug rugs will be great for warm cider-yum! From California, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Nellie :) I'll send you some cider and you can send me some wine :)

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  42. That is some Chicken! I love her! The pattern and fabric are great! The mug rugs are cute too. I live in northwestern Arizona. We don`t have trees, tall cactus, no trees. All desert! Your header picture is lovely.

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  43. Very nice. Love the chicken. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the mug rugs!

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  44. love your chicken block and your mug rugs remind me of candy corn.

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    1. Thank you Carrie :) I thought the same thing when they were finished :)

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  45. Your chicken was adorable, how cute. I love your mug rugs. I think I must make some for myself. It is a cute little project and will sure come in handy for the holidays. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Jane :) I'm going to make mug rugs for each month :)

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  46. Rosemary B here:
    I love these mugrugs, they are so lovely. I really like the idea of using polar fleece!
    I love the chicken block too, very very sweet
    thank you for sharing your creativity!!

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  47. What a cute little chicken and your mugrugs are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  48. Your chicken looks so adorable on your mantle!! Your pictures of the fall foliage is spectacular - WOWSER!!!

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    1. Thank you :) We are very lucky where we live to get these great colors in the fall

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  49. Love the chicken block! It is very cute! Your fall picture is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing

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  50. Your Fall chicken block is adorable as are your mug rugs!!! TFS

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  51. You just gotta love the chicken! Cute as can be. Wonderful fabric choices for the mug rugs.

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  52. Your chicken is just too cute ,love her ,she looks wonderful on your mantel and is perfect for the fall season here in Nova Scotia .Oh I also like the idea of using left over polar fleece as batting , never would have thought of that .Nice to find another fellow NS.blogger .

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    1. Hello Sheila (fellow Nova Scotian) thank you for your kind words :)

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  53. Loved the book about why the chicken crossed the road. Nice rug mugs
    Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Your fall colors are amazing!!! I love the chicken and the mug rugs.

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  55. I think your chicken block is just ducky or is that chicky! She looks great on the mantle. Always good to use those quilt scraps and the mug rugs were a perfect idea.

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  56. Love that chicken block--so cute!

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  57. Wow it's such a cute block! I love it! I've bookmarked that Quilters Cache website! Thanks for participing in the blog tour and inspiring us today!

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    1. Thank you so much Gina :) Here is the link for the silly chicken
      http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SillyChickenBlock.html

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  58. What a great little pattern! It looks like something I could possibly do.

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    1. You can totally do it!!! Paper piecing is a lot of fun. Thanks Leslie :) and here's the link for the silly chicken
      http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SillyChickenBlock.html

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  59. Love that Chick pattern. My son would love to have this. Thanks for the inspiration on the mug rugs. I wonder if I have any of my eggplant fabric left??
    My giveaway is still going on over @ The Learning Curve, http://jeannegwin.blogspot.com/2012/10/leafs-me-happy-day-3.html Come one - Come all and enter to win 6 FQ's of fall-ish fabric, you have until midnight Wed, October 10 to enter.

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  60. Love the chicken and the mug rugs. Thanks for sharing the lovely fall photos of NS.

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  61. Love love love! The chickie is great and thanks for sharing with us :o)

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  62. cute little chick you have there and the mug mats are just right for fall thanks sew much for sharing in the hop

    in stitches

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  63. Lovely chickie. Thanks for sharing!!

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  64. Polar fleece for the mug rugs.
    who would have thought? I love your colors!

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  65. I love your chicken! I never would have thought to use my scrap fleece for batting. Thanks!

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  66. Your chicken is awesome and I just love your cute little mug rugs!

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  67. That Chick is toooooo Cute!!! It's was a great idea to use the corn print for it. Thank You for sharing with us.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  68. Hiya! That chicken is ADORABLE!!! And he looks great on your mantle. I love the mug rugs too, such great fall colors. Thank you for sharing with us. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  69. Your chicken block is very cute! I love the fall colours in the block and the mug rugs. I see you live in Dartmouth. I lived there for 20 years before we moved to Calgary in 1995. I miss the ocean.

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    1. Thank you :) I love living in Dartmouth :)

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  70. what lovely work! thank you for the inspiration!

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  71. Love your little chicken. Such a cute pattern!

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  72. LOL, I like your road crossing chicken and your mugrugs are great! Thanks for sharing!

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  73. I love your block and mug rugs!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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