As a child I absolutely loved Nancy Drew mysteries. I would beg for each new book at birthdays and Christmas… When I was old enough I would buy them for myself… At one time I could honestly say I owned every single book… can’t say that anymore, but I still own every single book I had from my childhood and into my teen and young adult years.
However, that’s not the design I chose to create since Nancy isn’t really a fairy tale or a nursery rhyme, but the only other book I can recall absolutely loving the story of was… The Jungle Book and this is the design I’ve chosen to do this year. Who amongst us hasn’t seen the Disney movie of this wonderful fairy tale. Even today it is still a favorite to watch.
Part of the fun in picking this story is all the fun you can have creating the design. There are so many ways to go with it and just choosing this part of my pattern was not easy to do. I didn’t just create this pattern but an entire project because I couldn’t stop with just the gorilla…
This is the full pattern. I’m still debating about adding some water on the bottom, and maybe I should even add the boy… but I love it also just the way it is. It will not be released until sometime later in October. It’s currently at the testers being stitched out there was just no time to get it done to release now.
The free part of this pattern is the gorilla. This is a 9×18 row. My only regret with this pattern is that I didn’t stretch it to 12-inches wide. I would have liked it to be a little bit wider.
As many of you know by now, Northcott Fabrics gave us some beautiful fabrics to create our rows from. I chose 8 different greens because I wanted a variety of greens and because we were in the middle of moving at the time, I thought it best to go with something that isn’t always so easy to find otherwise.
I used turn edge applique on my row, although you could easily fuse this row in place, or use raw edge applique, this is the one type of design where a raw edge would be cool imho, simply because you could work this so you eventually have a fringy edge and it would give that realistic look to the design itself.
I had planned to use a dark green fabric as my background, but I spotted this beauty in the quilt shop and decided to use it instead… Totally different but perfect.
All the thread used was Aurifil 50 weight
I hope you enjoy seeing this row and I hope you will create it. I’d love to see what you do with it.
My giveaway today is from June Tailor
With a value of $11.69
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My apologies this post is late. I fell asleep in my chair last night while writing it.
Electric Quilt is offering a 20% off discount to anyone who’d like to purchase there products during the Row Along.
This is an awesome discount if your considering purchasing the upgrade or the full version, even just addons. The only thing you can not purchase is there EQ Classes. The coupon expires October 8, 2019
A Value of 239.95 and worth every penny of it, a digital download copy of EQ8.
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