Monday, February 1, 2021

Woodland Holiday BOM- Moose


Happy February! This month's block features a moose. When hubby and I were first married we had did mud truck... giant tires, just a beast of a truck, lol. Well, one Sunday afternoon we decided to take the truck to the gravel pits to drive around. I remember it being a cloudy, muddy type of day. Driving around we came upon a moose. We decided to stop and climb upon the top of the trucks cab and watch the moose. I don't remember how long we sat there watching this huge beast we realized that it was the mama moose and her baby. It was fun seeing them both and we didn't get too close for fear of  upsetting the mama moose. I haven't seen a moose up-close since. So I had to include a moose. Remember the PDF pattern is free for the month that it is out. As soon as a monthly pattern is available, the older patterns will be available at a cost of $2.50 each. The Fox pattern from last month is no longer available for free. So go on over the the website and download your pattern. This month we will only be working on the moose design. So if you bought the quilt kit, we will only be using the cream primo plaid and the fat quarters. Let's get started...

From the cream primo plaid, cut a 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" square for the moose block.

For the moose applique, I used white/cream, brown and green.

Trace the moose design onto the paper side of your fusible web.

Using paper scissors, rough cut them out and then iron onto the back side of the fabric.

I love using my OLFA applique scissors to cut the pieces out with.

Peel the paper backing off. Following the placement sheet on the pattern, lay the design onto the backing square. the antlers will overlap a little on the moose.

I wrote down my stitch size and type so that I could use the same setting for all of the applique.  It is also helpful to play around with stitch sizes on scrap fabric before you start your applique so you are sure to use a stitch length and width that you like for your design. I used a dark brown thread for around the moose body and the scarf. I used a white/cream thread for around the moose's antlers.

With the green pearl cotton I embroider the scarf's fringe using a straight stitch. Using a black or dark brown pearl cotton, I also embroider the eye of the moose using a French knot.

~ Woodland Moose ~

I hope that you join me in this years BOM. It's an adorable quilt when it is done. Remember it's a mystery. You will get a new block each month and in December 2021 we will assemble the quilt together. The finished size of the quilt is 65" x 80". Each month the pattern is a free PDF instant download after that it will be available for $2.50 on my website and also in my Etsy shop. I am currently out of fabric kits for the Woodland Getaway BOM but if you are interested please email me and I will put together a list and order more fabric.

 There's also a Facebook Group, please join and post your progress! It's also fun to see everyone else progress too! I post links and sneak peeks throughout the month so you are to be sure not to miss anything. I hope that you have a wonderful relaxing day and find some time to quilt.

Happy quilting,
Cindy and Belvedere


  1. Love that plaid wool you found for the moose! Thanks so much for block 2.

  2. I just love the scarf on your moose, you have the best critters! Thanks so much for sharing!