Final Week of EQ Seasons Row Along

"Welcome Back" to those of you who visited the Row Along during the last 5 weeks. 
And "Glad You're Here" to those who are visiting for the first time.


This week you are being treated to projects that some of the designers have made 
by combining the rows and/or blocks of some of the other designers.

Those of us who are sharing our designs with you are listed here: 

My projects are shown below this list. I hope they inspire you. 
And if you make a project, post a photo on the Flickr site HERE 
for all of us to "oooh and aaaahh" over!

Marian - Seams To Be Sew - http://www.seamstobesew.com
Doris - The Quilting Queen Online - http://www.quiltingqueenonline.com/
Amy W Sew Incredibly Crazy - http://sewincrediblycrazy.blogspot.com/
Carla - Creatin' In The Sticks - http://createinthesticks.blogspot.com/ (Carla used a fence row.)
Carol - Just Let Me Quilt - http://www.justletmequilt.com/
Jennifer  - Sewhooked.com - http://www.sewhooked.com/
Reeze - Morning Glory Designs -  http://blog.morningglorydesigns.net/
Loreen - School House Quilts - http://loreen.typepad.com/loreens_place/
Marlene - Kissed Quilts - http://kissedquilts.blogspot.com
ME! Nancy  - Patchwork Breeze -  http://patchworkbreeze.blogspot.com

**Darlene at Quilt Shop Gal has a free bonus pattern for everyone. 

This Row Along was a most exciting adventure for me. 
It was the 3rd time I participated in any type of blog hop.
It was the first time I have designed more than "just a block" to share with others.

While I met only one of the 20 designers in person (Reeze Hanson when I took 3 classes from her during the AQS show in August) I feel like I did meet each of them. Via the internet, we shared many ideas, questions and answers, and a good deal of very useful information that got us unstuck a few times. 

Marian Pena did so much to organize this Row Along. She had the help of Amy and Bea. The sponsors that promoted this wonderful event need to be thanked beyond measure. 

Be sure to read past my project post
to find out about the wonderful giveaways 
we have for our visitors during this last week 
of the Row Along
They are fantastic!

Here, now, are the projects I designed using various blocks and rows. 

My Welcome Spring banner
is 44" wide by 46" long.
I paper pieced the airplane from Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks
and added my own cloud design.
Carol at FunThreads Designs designed the butterfly.
Darlene at Quilt Shop Gal had a cute bird to sit on my fence.
After a long winter, the squirrel is a bit skinnier than Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts
had designed, but he fits nicely in the space on my fence.
The chicks and grass paper piecing are from Jennifer at Sew Hooked.

 I designed the birdhouse in EQ7 as a paper pieced block.

My vine is wide rick-rack, glued down with permanent fabric glue.
I used "silk" flowers from the craft store which I took apart 
so I had single layers of petals. 
I glued them down on top of the leaves that came with the flowers. 
I glued some beads in the center for a bit of glitz.
I had some pebble fabric for the chicks to walk scratch in. 
I finished the quilt with mitered borders and blue binding.

I want to thank my longarm quilter, Michelle Fialek, 
who does such a wonderful job of making my quilts look spectacular. 

I  made a bed runner for the queen bed in our guest room. 
It measures 60" long x 23" wide.

Again, I used the butterfly from Carol at FunThreads Designs
I searched EQ7 using the notecards to find other butterfly patterns
that I appliqued with fusible web. 
I used my fence block pattern with appliqued flowers and leaves on the vines
and yo-yo flowers on the fence posts centers.
The grassy area was made after reading about the filler rows 
The binding was a fun multi-colored flower fabric that had all the
 colors from the bed runner in it.
Below is a photo taken straight on so you can see the design better. 

I have more projects in the works and will post them as I finish them.
You have until October 31 to get my block free HERE.

But now - about the giveaways!

Northcott - Week 6 - Oct 06 to 13th - Show and Tell Week
To help one lucky person create a Seasons Row Along quilt, 
Northcott Fabrics is supplying 
a selection of 6-8 yards (in 1 yard cuts) worth $60-$80.
You may only enter at one of the designer's sites this week. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

KNKUSA - Oct 06 to 13th, 2015 - - Oct 06 to 13th - Show and Tell Week
Enter to win a wonderful cutting system! 
KNKUSA is giving away a Zing Air basic package to one lucky winner
Free Shipping to anyone in the 48 Contiguous states
If winner is outside of this area, you must agree to pay shipping cost
Value $450.00

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Flickr - Craftsy & Nancy's Notions: From Sept 01, 2015 to October 13, 2015 
Upload a photo of a block or row you made from one of the designer's patterns 
for a chance to win either a Craftsy class of your choice worth up to $40 
or a $10 gift certificate from Nancy's Notions 
good on your next purchase of $10.01 or more. 
You can get a second entry by uploading a photo of a different block or row you have made.


Giveaway Winners and My Cutting Table

My week for the EQ Seasons Row Along ended on such a high note. 
Thank you all for visiting. The winners of the giveaways from my blog are:

who won the $25 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop 


Sally Murray 
who won the $25 gift certificate from Cherry Blossoms Quilts

I have notified each of the winners by email. 
Congratulations to both of you and happy shopping!

Also, a big thanks to those two wonderful sponsors. 

Don't forget to join the last set of designers this week for their wonderful tutorials 
and download the FREE PDFs for their rows.

If you missed any of the rows, the entire list is HERE:

On My Cutting Table This Week

First I must tell you that I am in the process of moving all my old computer items to a newer computer (passed on to me by my husband). My 5 year-old trusty computer has a power cord overheating--even with a new power cord and new battery. I am trying to get used to the keyboard and the Windows 10 on this new one. (I sure like Windows7).

So here is my idea:
It might become even more motivated and focused if I post 
what I have on my cutting table each week. 
It will give me a bit of accountability on what I want to accomplish
in my quilting life by making a list, so to say, and sharing with readers. 

Packing the items I am taking on the quilting retreat this weekend. 
Most are to finish and a few are new projects.
Watch for the completed wall hanging that is in the bottom right corner, blue snowflakes with a spool of thread on it. That is one of my Show and Tells for the Row Along on October 6.

The bottom quilt (blue and white cloud fabric)
actually needs all the quilting ripped out 
because the tension was too loose when I quilted it years ago. 
I'll post about that another day. 

Dresden table toppers I am starting for fall decorating.

One of the presents from the Row Along.
This is my celebration banner I blogged about HERE.
Happy Quilting!

EQ Seasons Row Along List

Here is the line up for this fun blog in case you missed any of the posts.  
Most of the designers' row patterns will be free only until Oct. 31. After that, some will put them up for sale or remove them. Grab them while you can. 
September 1


September 15



September 22

Marian Seams To Be Sew http://www.seamstobesew.com/eq-seasons-week-4-fall-harvest-my-3rd-row/           


September 29


Marian Seams To Be Sew http://www.seamstobesew.com

Doris The Quilting Queen Online http://www.quiltingqueenonline.com/

Amy W Sew Incredibly Crazy http://sewincrediblycrazy.blogspot.com/

Carla Create In The Sticks http://createinthesticks.blogspot.com/

Carol Just Let Me Quilt http://www.justletmequilt.com/

Nancy Patchwork Breeze http://www/patchworkbreeze.blogspot.com


Week 5 of EQ Seasons Row Along Begins

This is week 5 of more free (and new) EQ Seasons PDF patterns. Visit these sites, download their patterns and enter the giveaways.

September 29, 2015
Also visit HERE to enter to win an EQ7 program.

Electric Quilt's Blog has a tutorial and a download of most of the block libraries from this Row Along HERE. (The block download is available for only 30 days!)

And if that isn't enough for you, make some of the blocks or rows, post them on the EQ7 Seasons Row A Long 2015 site HERE and enter for some very special giveaways at Seams To Be Sew.

Last of the news today:  Show and Tell will be October 6 and you should NOT miss it! I am sure it will be spectacular.  Visit the list of designers in the blog roll on October 6 and see what they have done by combining the blocks. If there are any details you want go to Seams To Be Sew where Marian (our host) has put together everything you need to know about this Row Along. 


Next Round of EQ Seasons Row Along Patterns Coming Soon

On Tuesday, September 29, the next round of free patterns from the following designers will be available.

September 29, 2015

Oh, last week was a busy week for me, yet pleasurable with all the feedback I received from so many blog visitors.I never expected so many downloads of the free Fence Block PDF pattern! (Get it HERE.)

And the requests from EQ7 users for the PJ7 file for the Fence Block was over the top. Thank you all for the kind comments about the pattern. They were the icing on the cake. You see, I wasn't sure when I designed the Fence Block, if there was much substance to it. But your excitement helped me see that it is a good, useful block. (If you would like the file, email me at patchworkbreeze@gmail.com)

If you missed my blog with the EQ7 Tutorial you can find it HERE. In fact, I have made 3 quilted items with the block. Two of them are completely finished and I will show them on my blog on the October 6 Show and Tell. I can't wait for you to see them. I want to finished the 3rd item this weekend at the quilting retreat I attending. 

I will  post the winners of my blog giveaways on Wednesday, September 30. Watch you email if you had entered! 

Enjoy your quilting moments.