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My First Row Along

My First Row Along

I am excited to be participating in my first Row Along with Marian at Seams to Be Sew.  I have learned a great deal from this experience.


Being a new shop owner, I have been on a steep learning curve over the past year. One of my goals was to start writing patterns.  We are fortunate to have a laser cutter, so I wanted my patterns to include applique. The row along was a great opportunity got achieve my goal.


First one needs to have an idea.  Then I have to write my pattern, pick my fabrics, and sew my block.  It is amazing how much my block has changed from idea to the finished product.   I love flowers, so this was going to be a lot of fun. 


My first draft is very rough.  I was rather disappointed at first. I had to step away and let my brain think some more.



I am also a longarmer at heart.  I live, breathe, and eat longarming.  Dreams about longarm quilting fills my nights.  Naturally, I wanted to include longarm quilting into my block.  This got me excited again.  Now I had a better plan, use part of the first draft, mesh it with longarming.  I was very excited.


Here is my final product.  I have very excited about my block.  I love the half square triangles for the background, and the fun whimsical longarming around the applique.  A bit of tradition, applique and modern look all in one.

 Row Along Block  

Each individual designer blocks are so much fun to see.  That is part of the fun, the other is Marian is having free giveaways.  Please read all the rules before you participate, this is very important for you.  The give away for us is a Hoffman Me + You Fat Quarter Bundle!  How cool is that.  I absolutely love the black and white. If you win this giveaway, you will be responsible for the $3 shipping charge.  This is a great bundle!

I want to thank you for taking the time to read my blog and look at the pattern.  I hope you enjoy the block pattern, and most of all the Row Along!

 Hoffman FabricsME+YOU



  • Your block turned out lovely. Thanks for sharing the pattern, much appreciated.

    Dione Gardner-Stephen
  • Lovely row with and an inspirational verse. Thanks for sharing.

  • Thank you for Such a fun pattern.

  • Your flowers look like they are on the beach somewhere

  • Your pattern resembles flowers scattered on sandy ground with inspirational words layered on top. Simple, but very effective.


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