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.
Block 1 – 12×8
Block 3 – 8×8
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:
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:
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
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.