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.
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)