My Original Row For Once Upon A Story….

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…

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Using Photos To Create Layouts with Row Patterns In Electric Quilt

October EQ Lesson

October EQ LessonThis lesson is based on the lesson Heidi at Electric Quilt showed us last year. It’s based on the same lesson but is different because it uses photos of rows, with border stripes and panels to show you how to create a simulated layout of what your quilt may look like or the goal to achieve for finishing your quilt.

This lesson was created specifically for the Road Home Row Along, but also in conjunction with my lesson of the month for EQ’s 25th anniversary celebration. Other blogs participating are listed inside the post.

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EQ Seasons May Be Over, But It Still Lives On….

EQ Seasons Row Along

EQ Seasons Row AlongI don’t know about you, but the last six weeks has really been an amazing gift.

To bring 19 bloggers together, and thousands of quilters visiting our sites enjoying the patterns and the learning experience with the Electric Quilt tutorials has been a wonderful and joyous delight.

I never dreamed that it would all come together so quickly, and then end just as quick. These weeks have just whizzed right by and before you know it, we’ll be in 2016.

I truly hope you have enjoyed this experience as much as I have, hopefully, you’ve found a few new blogs to follow, left some comments that the bloggers smiled over, and in the end browsed away knowing you had a fun time visiting with us.

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EQ Seasons – Week 6 My Week 5

Marian's Preview

Marian's PreviewWell, it’s finally time to wrap up this event, and move on to other things. It has been fun, creative, and overall, a great time. I’ve enjoyed every week of the rows offered by the featured bloggers. The Flickr group has been a blast seeing what ya’ll have done with the rows, and I will be looking forward to your finishes.

I do not have my quilt finished, I have my rows finished, but they are not even on the ends, and I have spent the weekend tearing them apart, coming up with ways to try and fix them.

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EQ Seasons – Week 6 – Show N Tell Day

EQ Seasons Row Along

EQ Seasons Row Along

Today is the start of week 6 and the last week for the EQ Seasons Row-A-Long.

It’s been a HUGE pleasure to host this Row-A-Long on my blog. I’ve had the ability to get to know many of the participating bloggers in a way that I never anticipated, they’ve become friends, and I’m proud to know them. They truly deserve all the credit for making this a successful event.

I wish to thank all of you who’ve commented, who’ve sent emails, those of you who have really let us know you’ve enjoyed this event.

I also wish to thank the sponsors, each of whom contributed freely and were generous with their response. You helped make this event a huge success.

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

EQ Seasons Row Along

stbs-EQRAL-Sue In The Garden Row 2015

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.

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Welcome To EQ Seasons – Week 5

EQ Seasons RAL Button

EQ Seasons Row Along

Today is the start of week 5 for the EQ Seasons Row-A-Long. Each week, we’ve some great new rows and this week is no different. You’ll see everything from pumpkins, to mittens, to oceans and gardens..

I have truly enjoyed seeing your comments each week, it’s been wonderful to know that the response to this Row-A-Long has been so well received.

Amongst the giveaways this week, we have the Electric Quilt software giveaway and you’ll want to be sure to stop in at to enter the giveaway for that software. If you’ve always wanted EQ, this is your opportunity to possibly win it. 

Please take time to read the rules of the sweepstake/giveaways on this page, it will help you to know what is required of these giveaways.

This weeks winners are: 

Week 4
(I am having issues with Facebook today it just will not load for me, so I wasn’t able to post the winners to Facebook today)

For the Northcott Fabrics Giveaway/Sweepstakes
Joellyn Partyka – Clarkston, MI
Fat Quarter Shop $25.00 Gift Certificate
Joan Whistler won at Patti’s Patchwork
Colette LeFever won at Creatin In the Sticks
Rommy van Houten won at Patchwork Breeze
Lisa England won at Inklingo
Cathy won at Creatin In the Sticks
Cherry Blossoms Gift Certificate
Sally Murray won at Patchwork Breeze
Connecting Threads
Sarah Clark won at Stof Genoeg
Kathy E
Lori Morton
MaryEllen McAuliffe
Seams To Be Sew Harvest Moon Patterns
Sue Bewley
Sarah Clark
Kari Bauer
Sandra Burnette
Angela Whittemore

Please take a moment and thank the sponsors, it only takes a moment. Without them, we couldn’t offer these great gifts to you from the sponsors.

Week 6 is Show N Tell week, and the anticipated KNK USA Zing Air & Hobbs Batting giveaways. We’ll also have 1 last Northcott fabric bundle for you to enter also. Be sure and check back… you’ll want to see how the bloggers used their rows.

I’d like to stress, this is NOT the Row By Row Experience Shop Hop.

While EQ Seasons basically works the same, you get to collect rows in the comfort of your own home, workplace, car, where ever you have internet service at.

Please download your files on a pc/desktop/laptop with Windows or Mac, versus using Mobile Apps/Smart Devices/ipads/kindle… If your pdf doesn’t open, it’s most likely because you’ve used a device to download with that isn’t allowed for that app.

Let’s Get On With Today’s Schedule…

Sew Incredibly Crazy

Sew Incredibly Crazy

Darlene's EQ Season RAL

QuiltShop Gal

Loreen's Schoolhouse

Loreen’s Schoolhouse

Electric Quilt

Electric Quilt’s How To Layout Your Rows

Stof Genoeg

Stof Genoeg

Seams To Be Sew

Seams To Be Sew

Giveaways/Sweepstakes Being Given Out This Week:  

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