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.
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!
Your block turned out lovely. Thanks for sharing the pattern, much appreciated.
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.
The flowers on the half square triangle are so cute! And of course, the text adds the perfect finishing touch, you did well!
Love your cute little block! Keep up the good work. Thanks for your generosity.
Thanks for sharing your delightful block!
Cute row pattern with coneflowers! Thank you for sharing, and congrats on your first row along.
What a wonderful block of blooms. Congratulations of branching out in your endeavors. Looking forward to seeing more of you in our wonderful little online quilting world
Thanks for sharing. I love this block. Your original looks like echinacea to me!
Especially like the grassy/leafy fabric for the garden effect..
Thank you for the beautiful pattern!
So pretty, that is both your original design as well as the final block. Thank you,
Love this sweet pattern with HST’s, appliqué and a motto! What could be more like summer?
This is a beautiful block that would be lovely framed. Thank you for sharing!
Brenda @ Songbird Designs
Thanks for such a cute block!
Oh a good start to your designing career. I wish I could do longarming too.
It’s a nice block. I love flowers.
Thank you for the neat block
Thanks for being part of the blog hop!
This is a pretty block. Thanks for sharing on your first row along!
love your pretty flowers. thank you!
I like the words on this simple but pretty block.
It looks like a nice and easy row with the great background of half-square triangles with the pretty appliques flowers. Great row!! I answered above on the rafflecopter but didn’t see it posted so hope I didn’t comment too many times.
great beginning or you!
Nice design. Congrats
Stitchin at Home
Your first row is lovely with all the daisies!
Angela J Short
Very nice! Thank you so much for sharing! Love it!
Love your block with the various quilting combinations all in one project. Thanks for sharing your inspiration & creativity with all of us!
Congrats on your first row along! Your row is great… a field of Daisys. Thanks for sharing!
Your block is a good addition to this row-along.
Very pretty block! Thank you, and so exciting for this to be your first row along!
Thank you for the lovely block. This will be a lovely inclusion in a beautiful quilt. Thanks to sponsors for the nice donations.
A lovely row and thank you for getting the comments fixed so quickly.