Tuesday, September 1, 2015

EQ Seasons Row-A-Long

Welcome to a most fantastic Row-A-Long where you will find amazing quilt rows
designed just for you by several fabulous quilt artists! 
EQ Seasons Row Along

I am soooo excited to be participating....
 and want to give a special shout out to the gal who first invited me to play along....

And very special Giant HUGS and Quilt KISSES for the exceptional

Marian has devoted countless hours preparing us all
and I exaggerate NOT when I say I couldn't have completed this post without her expert help!

Now on with the show....
Let's Row.....A - Long!

For my season I chose "winter" and have prepared a most delightful row of Holiday Packages.

I designed the each block using EQ6 (my favorite EVER program).
Imagine this row in your holiday quilt - or maybe even by itself as a festive table runner.

Thank you to Northcott Fabrics for the simply luscious Toscany fab you provided for our backgrounds!
As you can see I used lots of Northcott Holiday prints and wonderful Artisan Spirit as well.
More holiday goodness from my Quilting Treasures stash!

Use fabs from your stash - you don't need very much for each package. I used less than a fat quarter of any one print for the multiple pkgs you see above. 
Wouldn't this look just scrap-a-licious if you used a different print for each giftee-treat?

To find a simple simple instruction sheet for the
PDF Pattern Click Here

If you are an EQ user (6 or higher)
Click HERE for a PJ6 file
Reminder...click on the "Notecard" for each individual block to see all info.

One of the items I used to help me lay out each block and keep things straight
(always a challenge...especially with our kittehs running round)
was a wonderful project board a made following
a super tutorial from
Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet.
I've made several boards - just right and oh so perfect to keep little pieces together,
and super easy to transport to the sewing machine for stitching.

Above you see one of the blocks as I laid out the pieces to form the block.
All the "pressies" are made with squares, rectangles and the magic corners!

You might also notice on the top right sidebar is a link to the 30" 2014 Row by Row pattern
I designed last year for our shop give away.
Yes, it was surely the inspiration for this row-a-long design....
because really....
Who doesn't love MORE presents?

Here is the list of today's Row - A - Long'ers....
Be sure to visit each one and be prepared to be amazed!

Thimblemouse & Spouse
(you are here - 
no need to clicky click...
but continue to read for the "goodies")

Remember...you can visit
anytime for the fully loaded scoop
and the daily scheduled bloggers...
Along with the
many, many, many
WONDERFUL Sponsors...
the list of names is almost endless...

In honor of all the great gifts being given away
through out this event....
I thought it was time to dig out one of my favorite
Holiday pics....

Submissions for my giveaways ended at midnight Sept. 8th.
Take a look at the winners below.
There are still chances for more prizes as the
Row A Long Hop continues.
Be sure to visit Marian's page (link above) for the latest schedule.

Northcott Fabrics
(submissions now closed for this giveaway)
is giving 1 lucky recipient, 6-8 pieces of fabric at 1 yard lengths each.
Value $60-80.00
The Sept 8th Winner is

$25.00 gift certificate
The Sept 8th Winner is
(Email has been sent)

 a free pattern of choice - Value $10.00
The Sept. 8th Winner is
Dolores S
(Email has been sent)

You can still be a winner
See continuing contests below!

As An Incentive To Participate By Making Blocks and Rows

A Class of your Choice
Value $40.00 based on average cost of Quilting classes,
but the value goes up if you choose lets say a sewing class.
3 individual winners
Nancy's Notions
2 individual winners
$10.00 gift certificate

When you add a unique block/row to the Flickr Group that you've created from any of the patterns offered each week, you will get one entry into the drawing.
You can enter at any blog featuring the Flickr giveaway once each day of this Row-A-Long until
October 13, 2015 when the giveaway closes.
Winners Announced October 14, 2015
If you enter both giveaways, you need 2 unique blocks per each day you enter.
Duplicate Entries will be checked and if found you will be disqualified.
Filler Rows Do Not Count. These to will be disqualified if entered.

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  1. Your row is super sweet. I think it would be wonderful as a holiday table runner. Thanks for sharing the free pattern and EQ file. Let me be the first to tell you Happy Holidays. HO HO HO Merry Christmas. I'm ready for some presents!

  2. Wonderful! I love your row! Beth @ Words & Stitches...pbstrand@msn.com

  3. Those presents are so cheerful and sweet! They would make a lovely runner - perfect for putting you in the holiday mood!

  4. Great row, can't wait to get started on one of my own :) Thank you for the PDF and PJ6 files

  5. Thanks for a FUN Row and for including the PDF in the post. I will enjoy making this row of gifts. Did you tell us the size of the Row? I may have missed it.

  6. What a fun row of presents. Great for a table runner. Thanks.

  7. It's always a good time when I visit your blog...love your post and your row!

  8. Uhh I want to open all those presents! fun row

  9. The only thing better than presents for Christmas is seeing that photo of you in your lil elf suit again. I laughed the first time I saw it and it tickles me again. All the reason to never grow up! ;-) Great tutorial, and I am heading over to check out that board tut, from Bee in my Bonnet! Thanks!

  10. Presents During xmas we dont buy gifts for each other instead we make them and this looks just
    like the pile of gifts under the tree. Thanks for the pattern and taking the time to design it.

  11. These look like they will be fun to make. I enjoyed reading through your blog and laughed along the way.

  12. Oh yeah I like me some presents LOL. Thanks for sharing. I can't believe it will be here again soon!

  13. Thanks for the fun row and the link to the project board (something I didn't even know I needed until I saw it!). Looks like you have a whole lot of fun in Florida!

  14. The presents make me wonder what gifts I'll be getting this year. I've been very good. Thank you so much.

  15. I know they are presents but it also looks like some cats hiding behind presents!! HAHA

  16. I love the row. Am using it in the quilt for the big reveal on 10/6.

  17. One of my favorite winter rows, just the best time of the year.

  18. Thanks for the darling row. I have been using EQ since version 5. pjrquilter at msn dot com

  19. Such a fun row! It would look great just by itself as a Christmas wall hanging.

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

  20. Thanks for sharing your festive row! It makes me smile

  21. Beautiful Row. Love the idea of a project board.

  22. Love the Row! Can't wait to work on it! Thanks for ask the contests and greaty ideas!!

  23. I think this row may be my favourite!

  24. This is one of my favorite rows. Simple and fun!


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