Hello Friends! I am so glad you came to visit my stop on the My Happy Place Row-Along and blog hop. It has been a fun tour of fabulous blogs. I love meeting new friends who share my love of quilting. Marian of Seams to Be Sew did a great job getting everything set up – be sure to visit her blog and register for some amazing prizes!
Visit these bloggers for new rows today, Oct 2nd:
My Happy Place Row Along
The theme for this year is My Happy Place. For a quilter, happiness naturally comes from our craft so my first thought was to use my favorite blocks to make a row, but I’ve already done that in my Favorite Stars table runner. As the designers were sharing ideas, I saw several quilters with the same idea. I decided to take my row in a different direction, but I will definitely add their quilt-themed rows to my final project.
I thought more about exactly how quilting brings me happiness. Yes, there is joy in the making of things that are beautiful and useful, but I get the most satisfaction from sharing my work. The idea of sharing steered me to the recognition of community that we find in our quilting world. Friends definitely bring me happiness, no matter what location we are in.
Friends Are My Happy Place (Row-along 2018)
Paper-piecing a simple paper-doll style block represents our many quilting friends.
I added an applique title block and surrounded the row with friendship star blocks.
When I was auditioning layouts, I discovered this row can be assembled either horizontally or vertically. It is good to have options!
You can purchase the pattern here. It includes templates and instructions for the complete row, featuring paper piecing, applique and the friendship star blocks.
Thanks to Northcott
Northcott was so generous to all of us designers! We got to choose 4 different fabrics. Please join me in thanking them for their support of the Row Along, and go buy some new fabric – you deserve it!
My selections were sky fabric and yellow dots fro the friendship stars, a floral print for the applique, and a tan that might work for a flesh tone. (I ended up using stash for the paper pieced girls.)
Did someone say prizes?
Our superb hostess, Marian of Seams to Be Sew, has so many great prizes for those of you that take the time to participate in the blog hop this year.
I am happy to offer TWO copies of the Kimberbell wall hanging, In All Things, Give Thanks.
Enter to win from Oct 2nd – Oct 9th, 2018.
Congratulations to Cecilia and Thunder. Please look for the email from Marian/Seams To Be Sew for details on collecting your pattern.
Did you like the Row Along? I had a blast designing a row and visiting all the blogs during the past six weeks. Marian says this is an annual event, and I look forward to participating again next year.