My Happy Place Row Along The Great Outdoors

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My Happy Place Row Along The Great Outdoors

Hi everyone,

Today is finally my day to release my pattern for the My Happy Place Row Along. When Marian Pena from Seams To Be Sew announced this years row along, I had to take part. We all have our happy places, some of us even have more than one.

Thanks Marian, for hosting another brilliant Row Along.

I for one, have more than one happy place. It was hard to choose but I finally decided on The Great Outdoors.

I love a good campfire, overlooking the lake (or damn, as we call it here in South Africa) and the fantastic Drakensberg in the distance. I can just imagine myself being there, right now.

I machine stictched the applique pieces to the background.

And at the top, where the sky is, I decided to tie down that section, with some silver thread by hand. Inside all of the stars.

And the back of the quilt.

I added a hanging sleeve to the back, as this quilt has a place on my wall, just need to drill some holes.

The traditional quilters might raise the eyebrows to this, but because I work all day, I really don’t have time to hand sew a binding down. I would never get anything done. So all my bindings are machine stitched.

After trying several different styles if binding, I have decided I like the flanged binding best. It makes it look very neat and tidy. You just sew along the join in the seam and all done. There are many tutorials online on how to make the flanged binding.

You can download the row along pattern here.

We have some wonderful sponsors for this Row Along.

First is Northcott Fabrics has been a sponsor of this event for all three years this Row Along has been held. In the first row along and now in the third, they have provided up to a yard of fabric to the bloggers to use in their rows, this was the first part of their sponsorship this year.

The codes for these fabric choices are;

1/2 yard 39390-68 – Stonehenge – Joy to the world (used for the night sky)

1/4 yard 39302-95 – Stonehenge – Gradations Graphite (Used for the mountains)

1/4 yard 39304-66 – Stonehenge – Mystic Twilight (used for the water)

Now for the prizes,

Fat Quarter Shop Gift Certificate $25.00

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Value $25.00

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Electric Quilt Version 8

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Value $239.95

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What Else Can You See Today

The previous Designers on their days were:

Tuesday September 4, 2018

The Quilt Rambler
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Cheryl LaPlante
Be A Quilter
Patti’s Patchwork

Thursday September 6, 2018

Pretty Piney
Ms P Designs USA
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Freemotion by the River
Any Pattern

Tuesday September 11, 2018

Barbara Dieges
Upstairs Hobby Room
Quilt Art
UlaSewing / SzycieUli

Thursday September 13, 2018

Pumpkin Patch BC
Sew Incredibly Crazy
A Quilting Chick
Patchwork Breeze

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Just Let Me Quilt
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Quilt Fabrication
Renee’s Quilting Addiction
Made By Marney

Thursday September 20, 2018

Clever Chameleon
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Heleen Pinkster Quilt Design
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Seams To Be Sew

Tuesday September 25, 2018

Songbird Designs/Brenda’s Blog
Powered By Quilting
Kissed Quilts
Happy Sewing Room
Sew Joy Creations

Thursday September 27, 2018

BobbininQuilts
Daydreams of Quilts
The Quilted Snail
Scrapdash

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Words & Stitches
True Blue Quilts
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Creativeblonde

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Quilt In Piece
Jaded Spade Creations
Mountain Meadow Designs
Masterpiece Quilting
Pamela Quilts

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Show and Tell Day

Hosts to be announced.

LLAP

Vanda Chittenden

Star Trek Row Along News Flash

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Star Trek Row Along News Flash

Star trek quilt along news flash

I am super excited to announce the Star Trek Row Along starting January 2019 and will last until March 2019.

The Row Along will be hosted by Fandom In Stitches

Jennifer Ofenstein from Sewhooked and myself will be designers of all the rows, and the patterns will include paper pieced patterns and embroidery. Plus full layout ideas will be shared.

Save the date and please join us for this Row Along.

Happy Sewing!

Vanda

Christmas Caroling Show and Tell

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Christmas Caroling Show and Tell

Today, we can finally show off our rows that we finished from all the rows in the the row along.

I had every intention of making a queen sized quilt, but things happened. I did however make 2 rows, which I turned into table runners. And I love all 2 of them.

Row 1 was mine, with the theme: We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

Row 2 is Up On A House Top designed by Jen from A Dream and A Stitch. You can find her blog post and pattern here.

Bonus! Marian from Seams To Be Sew managed to get us some giveaways for today, so don’t forget to enter.

A Hoffman 10 FQ Bundle from the 1895 Bali Watercolors line.

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Value 30.00

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Calibre Arts 14×14 Rotating Mat

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The other blogs posting show and tell today is;

Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy

Beth – Words and Stitches

Carla – Creatin in The Sticks

Kathy – Kathy’s Quilts And More

Marian – Seams To Be Sew

Nancy M – Patchwork Breeze

Nancy S – Masterpiece Quilting

Sandy – Upstairs Hobby Lobby

 

Happy Sewing

Vanda

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

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Welcome to the 2017 Row Along – Christmas Caroling Blog Hop!  

Thank you Marian Pena of Seams to be Sew for all the work that you do to organize and host this hop.  Also, a huge thank you to  Vanda Chittenden for taking the time to post my row on her blog.

This is my second year doing the hop and has been a great experience in doing something a bit different with my Electric Quilt program.  My row this year is Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.  I immediately thought about the verse…

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Had a very shiny nose,

And if you ever saw it,

You would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer

Used to laugh and call him names;

They never let poor Rudolph

Join in any reindeer games.

Hence, Rudolph is up on the hill looking down on the other reindeer playing ball.


My background is pieced with raw edge appliques on top.  I have not done much work with raw edge applique, it was challenging and fun.  I got to try out a lot of different stitches on my machine to embellish the edges.  I then used an assortment of beads, bells, trim and markers to get the effect that I wanted to achieve.  Hope you have fun with this one!

DIRECTIONS/TIPS:

Background – The long triangle for the sky (top) and snow (bottom) are the same as is the  shorter triangle for the 2 sides.  You will need to reverse 3 of the long triangles on one side as well as reverse 2 of the side triangles on one side.  Be careful not to stretch the bias.  The 2 single deer, rabbit and snowman also need to be reversed.  After printing, turn your paper over and trace the shape on the reverse side…write “reverse” on this side so you remember what side you need to use for the fusible.

Make sure you use double sided fusible, don’t remove the paper until you are ready to stick them on your background or if you are *pre-assembling.  Before peeling the paper off the fusible, place it on the back of the fabric and turn it over to ensure the pieces are facing the proper way before actually sticking the fusible on.  This will help you determine which side of the paper to pull off first.  Don’t peel off the 2nd side until you are ready to put the pieces together.

I found it easier to carefully mark ¼” all the way around without stretching the fabric.  You can place a piece of sandpaper under it, before marking, if you are afraid of stretching the fabric.  I then placed the snowman/tree on the right and the large tree on the left first. Place them just to the inside of your ¼” side seam marking in order to get all your pieces to fit.  You don’t want to get them stuck in the seam when you stitch your backing on.

*I found it easier to build the snowman, rabbit and deer on an applique pressing sheet or shiny side of freezer paper before place them on the background.  Check your paper for proper placement.

After all the pieces are on your background, place an applique pressing sheet or the shiny side of the freezer down over the top and gently press with no steam.

I also suggest using a stabilizer on the back of your row while machine appliqueing your pieces on.  This will stop your background fabric from puckering so much.

Stitch down using your favorite applique stitch and have fun embellishing!

Prizes

Northcott 1 FQ Bundles 2yds total

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Value $20.00

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Cheryl Laplante

Christmas Caroling Row Along We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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Christmas Caroling Row Along We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

Hi eveyone,

Today is the start of the Christmas Caroling Row Along. When Marian Pena from Seams To Be Sew announced this years row along, I had to take part. Who doesn’t love Christmas.

Thanks Marian, for hosting another brilliant Row Along.

I chose the Carol, We Wish You a Merry Quilt Along. And this is what I came up with;

We have some wonderful sponsors for this Row Along.

First is Northcott Fabrics has been a sponsor of this event for all three years this Row Along has been held. In the first row along and now in the third, they have provided up to a yard of fabric to the bloggers to use in their rows, this was the first part of their sponsorship this year.

The codes for these fabric choices are;

  1. The Magic of Christmas – (21701-44)
  2. Best tree on the lot – (9020 – 231)
  3. Best tree on the lot – (9020 – 73)
  4. Coordinating fabric from Toscana – (9020 – 120)

Now for the prizes,

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Shipping Is Anywhere / Shipping Cost must be paid by winner.
Value $14.88

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Shipping Is Everywhere
Value $20.00

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For US participants only.

What Else Can You See Today

LLAP

Vanda Chittenden