Welcome to the Row by Row Blog Hop, sponsored by Island Batik. Each member of the 2022 team of Ambassadors was assigned a new fabric collection and challenged to create a Row-by-Row quilt.
I was thrilled to receive the Back Country collection by Kari Nichols of Quilting Renditions, which is shipping to stores in February 2022. I specifically requested burgundy and green as colors to work with this year.
Back Country features prints inspired by the forest – pinecones, Aspen leaves and wildflowers in a variety of pinks and purples. There are great creams and tans with a few shades of blue and darker tones, which is right up my alley!
Planning a Row by Row Quilt
Island Batik Ambassadors were given the general guidelines of making a lap-size quilt in the row-by-row style. That left the block style and placement wide open. Since the world is full of love in February, and the fabrics in the Back Country collection were in tune with nature, I immediately started looking for hearts and floral quilt blocks. Then, I grouped the fabrics by color to finalize the quilt plan.
It is always hard to leave things out, but think of what a great masculine quilt could be made from these pieces of the Back Country collection!
Row by Row Quilt Blocks
Putting together a heart-shaped block is not too difficult. My first thought was to use flying geese units and half-square triangles, but I decided to eliminate some seam lines and just add background corners to the fabric I selected for the heart.
Last fall, I saw a video by Teresa Down Under for this flower block. I knew I wanted to try it, and this row by row challenge seemed like the perfect opportunity. I selected a variety of colors and made two rows of flowers.
Would you say these are rosebuds or tulips???
To complete the row by row quilt, I added some smaller flowers. Chain-piecing the corners on these units is a lovely way to spend an afternoon!
I always piece with Aurifil thread and Schmetz needles in my machine and Hobbs Batting on my longarm. Thanks to our industry partners for keeping us supplied with such high-quality materials.
Row By Row Quilt Reveal
I alternated plain sashing rows between the pieced blocks.
Having this space gave me lots of room to play with several different free motion quilting designs. Look for a video tutorial coming soon to my YouTube channel. Have you subscribed yet?
Row by Row Blog Hop Schedule
During these blog hops, Island Batik gives away alot of fabric! Enter each week on their blog.
And, don’t miss the fabulous row by row designs and more new fabric featured by these talented quilters:
Jennifer Thomas, Curlicue Creations
Denise Looney, For the Love of Geese
Pamela Boatright, Pamela Quilts
Andi Stanfield, True Blue Quilts
Megan Best, Bestquilter
Maryellen McAuliffe, Mary Mack Made Mine
Brenda Alburl, Songbird Designs
Blog Hop Round-Up Week 1 and Giveaway
Emily Leachman, The Darling Dogwood
Leah Malasky, Quilted Delights
Suzy Webster, Websterquilt
Connie Kauffman, Kauffman Designs
Reed Johnson, Blue Bear Quilts
Brianna Roberts, Sew Cute and Quirky
Sandra Starley, Textile Time Travels
Blog Hop Round-Up Week 2 and Giveaway
Michelle Roberts, Creative Blonde
Jane Hauprich, Stitch by Stitch Custom Quilting
Claudia Porter, Create with Claudia
Anorina Morris, Samelia’s Mum
Preeti Harris, Sew Preeti Quilts
Elizabeth DeCroos, Epida Studio
Gail Renna, Quilt Haven Threads
Blog Hop Round-Up Week 3 and Giveaway
Gail Sheppard, Quilting Gail
Jennifer Fulton, Inquiring Quilter
Mania Hatzioannidi, Mania for Quilts
Lisa Pickering, Lisa’s Quilting Passion
End of Blog Hop and Final Round-Up
With all those flowers and hearts, you must be thinking about Valentines day.
Quilts last longer than real flowers, LOL!
I love what you did with this collection! What a beautiful quilt you made – so sweet!
Thank you. Row quilts are fun!
Your row quilt is sweet! I love the hearts and flowers. That one block looks like a tulip to me. I hope the Groundhog gives us an early spring. Have a great day!
Thanks Jennifer! If you get tired of winter, come visit me in Phoenix!
Great quilt Andi.
Wow! your quilt is really awesome! I really, really love those flowers. They are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
This turned out so nicely Andi. I love this line and the coral hearts are gorgeous!
Thanks Claudia! I have so many new favorites from the Fall/Winter 21 collections!