EQ Seasons: Week 5 Sue In The Garden .. My 4th Row..

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Sue In The Garden

is my 4th and last row of the EQ Seasons Row-A-Long.

Sunbonnet Sue comes from the Electric Quilt library
but the rest of the row is entirely my own artwork.. Who knew I could draw? …. 🙂
I mainly used the shapes in EQ to do this row, it’s a great way to quickly draw, then manipulate the shapes to get what you want in your patterns.

I’m in love with how this row turned out, but I’m thinking that my Sunbonnet Sue’s need some ground cover, like a flower, or some grass.. so I may add them after I finish stitching out the rest of this row.

I did this row mainly in the Raw Edge applique technique, but with a raggy edge, so the stitching is about 1/8-inch inside the applique edge. I didn’t add seam allowances to my shapes, instead I just opted to stitch just inside the edge, then I will brush the edges with a toothbrush to give them a raggy appearance.

There are just 3 little blocks in this row…hehee.. little is probably not such a great word, and I am not going to sugar coat it, but like last weeks row, this is not an easy block, it has many parts and is quite time consuming, but I think it’s worth it. It is by far a much easier block than last weeks block and doesn’t require as much work, but the grass is difficult to turn under if your going to do turn edge applique.

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Block 1 – 12×8

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Block 3 – 8×8

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Block 4
This block looks square, but it is not square, it is a 20 x 8 inch block size.

You’ll want a nice little mix of greens for this block for your leaves, some lovely pastels or reds for your flowers and I used Northcott’s Toscana Vanilla 9020-12 as my background fabric choice. I’ve used the Toscana Vanilla thru out all the rows I’ve created.

I have to say, I really love this line of blenders, they are just beautiful, blend well, and give a nice dimensional effect to the design.

My EQ Tutorial For Today Is:

How to get rid of the blank line you get when making fabric chartsstbs-fabric charts

The following video will show you why this happens, and how to fix it.

It’s short and sweet for me, at just over 12 minutes, you gotta know I really tried to keep it short. 🙂

If you click on my block images above, it will take you to the download links. Their is two links to the pdf file, and one block image links to the pj7 file and yes, I know I’ll probably get comments on where are the links, but I’ve decided to have a day of … seeing who reads my posts. 🙂 Let’s say I’m making up for not playing a joke on April 1st. 🙂

Today’s Giveaways are:

Northcott Fabrics

Enter here, or any blog of your choice today,
You can only enter this giveaway once this week.
Starts September 29, 2015, Winner Drawn October 06, 2015

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Upload Your Blocks To EQ Seasons Flickr Group and You May Win a Craftsy Class Of Your Choice or a $10.00 gift certificate from Nancy’s Notions

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 Today’s Featured Bloggers Are:

Quilt Shop Gal is offering us Winter today.

Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy is showing us Summer

Loreen’s School House brings you fall today

Electric Quilt Tutorial is offering a tutorial on placing your rows in a quilt.
They will also feature a .blk library file of 96% of the rows we offered during EQ Seasons.

EQ is also giving away it’s Electric Quilt software, but you must enter via the following link:
Electric Quilt Software Giveaway

Anneke brings us the last of her filler rows today at Stof Genoeg

I have brought you Spring here today at Seams To Be Sew

 Please keep in mind, I am in Italy, and not everyone’s post will show up at the same time mine do.

Marian

 

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32 Responses to EQ Seasons: Week 5 Sue In The Garden .. My 4th Row..

  1. Sally says:

    Marian,
    I forgot to thank you for the SVG file!!! So very nice of you. I wish more had done this (makes life so much easier!)

    • Marian says:

      Hi Sally, thanks for noticing.. I’m glad you use svg files. I think many quilters use Accuquilt, and thus they can’t use these .svg files since Accuquilt is a die cutter. To make Accuquilt templates is very expensive.

      I did just gain permission from the artist at Country Life Graphics, so I’ll be able to offer the cutting files also for my fall and winter row 2 patterns also. I’m going to try and get them on the site by this weekend.

      Marian

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  4. Sally says:

    All of your rows have been amazing. I’ve learned so much reading everyone’s lessons. thank you so much for organizing this and sharing your talent!

  5. Janie says:

    Love your row. You make it look so easy.

    • Marian says:

      Thanks Janie, I can’t imagine why it looks so easy, some applique is just plain tricky. I do try to keep shapes simple, but it’s not always easy to accomplish.

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  7. MoeWest says:

    Thanks for this lovely row! I like to garden so this is a great row for me.

  8. Susan says:

    Thank you! This is a great row, and I love SBS!

  9. Joan W says:

    Thanks for the very cute row. I don’t know if I will ever have the patience to cut out all the little pieces, but I can imagine the birdhouse block as a really cute block on its own.

    • Marian says:

      And it’s easy to pull just the birdhouse block. This pattern really isn’t that bad tho, yes, lots of pieces, but their are really not many truly small pieces.

  10. carol n says:

    Absolutely Beautiful row, my favorite sew far! Thanks!

  11. Laura says:

    Thank you, Marian, for a lovely spring design! What’s not to like about SunBonnet Sue and her garden? Her little bluebird companion is soooo cute!

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  13. Joyce Carter says:

    Thank you so much for this sweet row. I love Sunbonnet Sue so this is definitely my favorite. I really have enjoyed this row-along, Marian. i am very happy that you have been doing this blog hop. There were some wonderful rows that I have added to my patterns and hope to get to very soon. Thanks for all your hard work.

  14. Carol says:

    Your row is adorable…love Sunbonnet Sue! Thanks a million times over for this fun blog hop, giveaways, and tutorials!

  15. Carole Corn says:

    Marian, I love the Row of Sue in Spring, Great job!

  16. Lori Smanski says:

    this is so adorable. I love how the colors make this such a pretty and happy springy look thanks for sharing the pattern.

  17. Martina says:

    Oh how beautiful! Love your row very much and hope I find some time to make it in our autumn holiday. Thanks for the PDF!
    Hugs Martina

  18. QuiltShopGal says:

    What a sweet design. Did you know Sunbonnet Sue designs are Penny’s favorite? I’m sure she’ll love this one. I certainly do. Great tutorial too! Total #CreativeGoodness.

    QuiltShopGal
    http://www.quiltshopgal.com

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