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My Happy Place Row Along – Introduction

Exciting news! It’s time for the 2018 Row Along, organized  by Marian at Seams to Be Sew and supported by Northcott fabrics. This year, the theme is “My Happy Place.”  Marian put out a call for designs, and close to 30 quilters made a row.  These designs will be shared with you over the next 6 weeks. My pattern will be featured here on Oct. 2nd.  Visit the Seams to Be Sew website every Tuesday and Thursday. There you will find  a comprehensive list of quilt bloggers who are participating. You also have the chance to enter some awesome giveaways.

My Happy Place logo

You can imagine the variety of scenes that come to mind with a theme like “My Happy Place.” Designers have been sharing their ideas behind the scenes.  I can assure you, there is something for everyone!  Beaches, mountains, cats and dogs, and sewing machines of course!  They are all featured in some form in the many free patterns that you will find on this blog hop.

What is a Row Along blog hop?

A blog hop is a celebration! Our group of quilt bloggers has come together to share patterns that are standard rows, about 12″ x 30″ in size.  Each day of the tour, a different group of blogs will be featured and linked. Find the full list at Seams to Be Sew – Marian has been amazing at keeping all of us informed and on task while we get our patterns ready for the big reveal.

What do I get from a blog hop?

Each blogger is offering a free pattern and tutorial for making their row.  Find one you like for a table runner or wall hanging, or collect all of them for a large quilt.  The patterns may differ a bit in height or width, but with the overall guidelines of 12″ x 30″ they should play together nicely.  You may find some variation in layout (either horizontal or vertical) but that just makes a fun exercise of planning your individual quilt.  For instance, look for 10 horizontal patterns to make a 60×60 square quilt using a 2×5 layout.  Five rows would make a 30 x 72 (ish) runner – find four horizontal patterns and one vertical to put in the middle.  That would make a lovely banner for a sewing room or at the foot of a bed.

I hope you join the fun by visiting all the blogs.  I can’t wait to see pictures of all the fabulous designs!

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