Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Carol row along

Today is my day for the Christmas Carol row along. I am excited for this. Now, before we get too far, I am not a big name pattern designer. It sounded like something fun, and so I thought I would try it.

My pattern is a very simple one, without a lot of detail. This is so you can let your creative juices flow. I like when I have a pattern, that allows me freedom.   It is an applique pattern, and can be done by hand or machine. When doing machine applique, I like to use the blanket stitch, which is the same stitch I use when doing hand applique.

I have been working crazy hours, so my row is not completely done. The eyes and nose will be put on after I quilt, as I want to use buttons for the eyes and nose and maybe the mouth. These would just be small buttons.

If you remember the lyrics, there is a snowman that is a pastor. Use a ribbon for the tie. You can also make a suit jacket. For the circus clown, a fun party hat, maybe a skinny lace ruffle around the neck.

Now, let's have a bit of fun with my pattern. You can download it for free at https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/patterns/winter-wonderland-row/513922

I want to see how you enhance the pattern. So, download it and get it made. Send me a photo of your row by October 29th Midnight Eastern Time, and I will write a post on October 31 featuring all your photos. And because I like to share, I have a stash builder roll of beautiful batiks from Island Batik. These fabrics are 5" x 40", and there are 4 or 5 to a roll. The fabric will be sent only to U.S. residents and the winner will be chosen by random number generator.

I want to thank northcott.net for sponsoring the Christmas Row along this year.  They also provided me with some wonderful fabrics.

The white for the snowmen comes from the color works collection, and the number is 9000-10
the red for three sleigh is also from the color works collection and is 9000-24.
The gray with snowflakes (fence) is from the Hurry up Santa collection and is # 21711-92.
The white snowflakes is from Silent Night and that number is 21661-10.

Calibre Arts is also a sponsor.
Please feel free to leave comments.  I love to hear from my readers.

Please visit my friends at the following blogs
Helen at http://heleenpinkster.nl/
Mary Mack at http://teachpany.blogspot.com/
Pamela at http://pamelaquilts.blogspot.com/
Marian Pena at http://www.seamstobesew.com/

Be sure to enter the contests for some great prizes. And make sure you read the rules. Winners  have to pay for their own shipping.
a Rafflecopter giveaway Northcott Fabrics has been a sponsor of this event for all three years this Row Along has been held. In the first row along and now in the third, they have provided up to a yard of fabric to the bloggers to use in their rows, this was the first part of their sponsorship this year.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Calibre Art has been my favorite cutting mats for well over a year now and my first mat still looks as nice as when I first bought it. Granted it doesn’t get as much use as it would have when I was piecing 20 years or so ago, but it still does get used as I cut quite a bit still with a rotary cutter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway  
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  1. Kathy,thank you for taking the time to create a great row for your readers

  2. Thank you for designing a row! Love the sleigh!

  3. I'm looking forward to seeing how you detail your row, Kathy! I also like patterns that let the sewist choose their own finishes and details...that makes sure no two are alike!

  4. I love snowmen and look forward to seeing yours. The sleigh is great!

  5. Looks like a fun row. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Thank you for the great row. I love applique!

  7. Cool row. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your day!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  8. Your row will be darling when finished. Thanks!

  9. Kathy,
    Your row is so cute. I can already see the ideas that could be used with it. I'll give it a try. Thank you for your pattern too.

  10. Kathy,
    I'm not finding your pattern on Craftsy. Any ideas??'Thanks, Kat

  11. Let it snow, so cute. crystalbluern at tds dot net

  12. Thank you for the darling pattern!

  13. Thanks, Kathy, for the pattern and the push to create and be unique. The possibilities are endless! Great idea.Karen

  14. This would be cute for my grandkids! Thanks!

  15. I think your row will be very cute. Thanks for sharing

  16. Thank you for sharing this row. It will be interesting to see how others enhance your design

  17. Thank you for sharing! Lots of possibilities!

  18. Super Cute! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  19. Beautiful Row. Thanks for sharing

  20. I know how it is trying to get some sewing done...I get a lot of interruptions that slow down progress. You've made a good start to your row. Thanks for taking the time to design and generously share your row with us.

  21. Cute, simple row! Thanks for sharing with us!

  22. I love snowpeople !!! they will be fun to decorate. Merry Christmas.

  23. What fun! Thanks so much for your row. It's fun to have one to tweak any way I want to make it personal. Thanks to the great sponsors of the hop, too. Your fabrics look great.

  24. Cute row and good idea to leave it simple for us to embellish! Thank you!

  25. Thanks for sharing your row. I love snowmen, they are great for Christmas and all winter.

  26. Snowmen are always cute! Thanks for sharing.

  27. Thank you for such a simple row!

  28. Thanks so much for being a part of the Christmas Carol Row-along! Snowmen are such fun in the winter, for those of us that live in the Northern Hemisphere! It's so nice to meet new people during this hop! Blessings! Vivian - wvoaks at comcast dot net

  29. I can relate to not having time enough to sew. Working, family visiting from out of town and a wedding! Thanks for the giveawy.

  30. The Christmas row along is a great idea. Thanks for designing the patterns. And a great giveaway too.

  31. Thank you so much for sharing your row! It's very simple with plenty of room to add to it to make each of ours unique and a one of a kind! Love it!

  32. Thank you for your themed row. I look forward to seeing all the completed rows.

  33. Thanks for the pattern and the giveaway! I love snowmen.