It was so not easy to do this row. I have many things that make me happy. In the end, I created six rows for this row along because I wanted to decide which would be the easiest for me to do and I am now glad I picked the one I did because it doesn’t have a lot of shapes to it, under 50 in fact, and because of my leg issues in July, I wasn’t going to get this stitched out until I could get back up the stairs again. I did only move back upstairs with my desktop this past weekend, got the printer hooked up Tuesday, and when I have been upstairs I have been working on my row. I didn’t finish it until just last Friday. I love how it turned out and I hope you will enjoy it to.
I’m keeping this post as short as possible today, but plan to write a tutorial for you on tips and tricks I used to create this row tomorrow. I just didn’t have the time to do it today and my internet has been on and off all day long even tonight it’s feeling a bit wonky, I had to wait to write this post also. This is why I’m already late.
So, the back story…I have said on my blog more than once that I love coffee. It’s not so much coffee that I love, but coffee with cream and sugar. If it doesn’t have that, I do not want it. I dislike the taste of coffee all by itself. I’d rather have tea if it came to that choice and I normally enjoy a cup of tea nightly before I go to bed. Because I also love my little Boo, I have incorporated my dashund into this row also.
You have three options when you make this row, if your not into pets, you can do it without the dog or the cat. If you are a cat person, you can use the cat option in the pattern instead of the dog. If your like me and a dog lover, you can use the dog. If you’d like a different dog or cat, write me, we’ll discuss it. There would be a small cost involved as I would have to create the dog pattern but it is quickly done.
If you’ve been following the row along, you already know that Northcott Fabrics supplied all of the bloggers up to 1 yard of fabrics to use in there rows. They have done this three times out of the four years this row along has been going on. A HUGE thank you to Northcott for there generosity.
I chose two fabrics this year
From the Banyon Batiks that I fell in love with earlier this year.
They are not prominent in the stitched out version of this row, but they show up nicely because of how they were used.
The Northcott Fabrics in this row are the sleeves, belt, cup, purse closure and the socks.
All of the other fabric is fabric I had already in my home and it is from Island Batiks.
I didn’t do any of this row in the hoop. My embroidery machines are currently stacked up with papers and such as I’ve been moving things around in my sewing room also to make it a bit easier for me to cut and sew by just turning around 90 degrees in my chair. I stitched the lips on her face with the triple stitch on my sewing machine.
I did her hand, eyes and eyebrows by just drawing them on her face with a permanent marking pen.
I cut all the freezer paper shapes on my Brother SNC, and I also used it to create the layout for the pattern with doctors patient table paper. It tears off the easiest when your done and your not left with lots of little pieces to pick out.
I used a turned edge applique technique for the row, blind stitched most of the pattern onto the background and only the dog is ragged edge applique, because I like the idea that it may someday have some fraying around it.
This pattern was made from the beautiful artwork of Kind Goods Shop – Girl, The Dog, is from Arcs Multidesign, and the Cat is from The Silhouette Queen.
This pattern was created in Electric Quilt as all my patterns are.
You can imagine yesterday all the comments from my post, I bet your all having a good chuckle yourselves today. I loved all your comments and you totally made me smile with them.
So, now I’ll show you the other rows I created for the row along and I have a challenge for you.
Like I said, I have quite a few options to choose from, and I’ve decided to offer you a choice of these patterns if you turn in a row you’ve created from any of the designers in the row along. It does not need to be my row.
Simply use my contact form, and send me a picture of your finished row. It can not just be heat transferred on, it must be stitched. It must also be a large enough picture that I can see that it is finished. It does not need to be quilted just ready to the point where you’d be getting ready to add it to a project.. Like my stitched version above. Any embroidery in the pattern must also be done.
You have until December 31, 2018 to finish your row. You can turn in 1 row or 5 rows to get all 5 patterns. You will not get any free patterns prior to the end of the row along. I want you to have a chance to choose any of the designers and since we still have 20+ designers to go, take your time and choose a row or rows you want to create.
Your row must be from the designers this year who participated in the My Happy Place Row Along. You can mention in the form which row you’d like to have. Be sure that if you want the sewing room pattern, to mention whether it’s 1 or 2. I will not know otherwise.
The other Rowers rowing today are:
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