Monday, September 28, 2015

EQ7: Seasons Row-A-Long & Giveaways

Welcome to my day of the
This is the final week to share
the rows that have been created.
I hope that you had a chance to check out
all the previous week's rows.  You can find the schedule here.
Thanks to Maria at Seams To Be Sew.  She has worked hard to get
amazing sponsors for this blog hop.
You can also see some blocks and color inspiration
  Facebook and Flickr.
Were you able to figure out what my row is?
I gave a few hints.
I choose Summer, because
it means time to enjoy my family with
absolutely no distractions.
Just the Water and a time or two in the Sand.
(It's hard to find much sand next to water in Colorado.)
This is my row.

 A little Waves and Flip Floppin' Fun!
It is relatively easy pieced row
with a little applique.
I have had EQ7 for about three years.
I am no expert at it,
but all the quilts that I complete are
ones that I have drawn up in EQ7 first.
For this, it was no different.
I knew that I wanted water in my
block.  For me it represents fishing trips,
swimming pools and summer vacations.
I just love the water.
When looking through EQ, I notices that the
Monkey Wrench block resembled a wave.
I thought that I would build on a block
that was already in EQ.
First, I added that block in my sketchbook.
Then, I started working away.
I like to go to the coloring option on the block
to see what I need to do to change it around.
I know that the block is close,
but I need to change a few things.
After changing the color on a few areas and adding a line or two,
I ended up with this. 
This is close, but I knew that I wanted
to add Flip Flops and change the row
a bit.
 That is one the great features of EQ7.
You can edit parts of the block by using the arrow in the upper left corner
and making a box around that area.
In  this picture, I rotated the inner box.
You can manipulate and play with
the blocks that are already in the EQ7 Library.
I could play and manipulate
different blocks and colors for hours.
This is the final block that I created.
It is a mix between piecing and applique.
You can find my FREE Row pattern HERE.   
You will have to register on Craftsy in order to get the pattern.
Instead of using applique on the flip flop strap,
I used DecoFoil in Lime. 
It adds a bit of bling to the block.

And NOW For the Giveaways!!
Northcott fabrics is giving one lucky recipient, 6-8 pieces of fabric at 1 yard lengths each. You may  
only enter once. In other words, if you enter it here, do not enter it at the other blogs.
This giveaway is at all the featured blogs today.

The Fat Quarter Shop is generously giving away a $25 gift certificate to one 
lucky winner who enters the giveaway below. Thanks Fat Quarter Shop!
You can only enter once at this blog. Multiple entries will be disqualified.

I am a designer over at Therm-O-Web and they have graciously sponsored at
giveaway of the following.
7 colors of our iCraft® Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets (their choice of colors) a $35.00 value
1 bottle of our iCraft® Deco Foil™ Liquid Adhesive – a $4.99 value
1 pack of our iCraft® Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Adhesive Sheets – a $4.99 value
1 pack of our HeatnBond® Ultra 1 yard pack – a $2.99 value
1 pack of our HeatnBond® Lite 1 yard pack – a $4.99 value
1 pack of our StitchnSew™ Interfacing 1 yard pack a $5.49 value
Total Value over $70.00
Because of the limitation of shipping sprays and adhesives overseas,
this gift is limited to the USA (within the 48 contiguous states) and Canada Only.
All of the below go to one lucky recipient

And lastly, how would you like to
win EQ7?
The folks over at EQ are giving away
this amazing software.
You need to hop over HERE
and enter to win.
Electric Quilt Tutorial is offering a tutorial on placing your rows in a quilt.
They will also feature a .blk library file
of 96% of the rows we offered during EQ Seasons.

Here is a list of the other bloggers for today:

Quilt Shop Gal -  Winter
 Sew Incredibly Crazy - Summer - You are here
Seams To Be Sew - Spring
 Stof Genoeg -  Filler Row
"Sew" glad that you stopped by!!

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

A New Addition

 We have a new furry addition to
our family

a rambunctious pointer mix that
is keeping the kids, cats,
and myself busy.

He is a bit camera shy.
He was awake but was choosing to
play possum. 

 Silly puppy! 
He made it to our home
from a shelter. 
Of course, I had to make
him feel at home and
make him
a little something.
You can find what I created for
him over at  Therm-o-Web.
They are also giveaway some awesome
And don't forget to check out the
EQ7 Row-A-Long.  There are so
many creative rows being shown
and some great giveaways. 
Here is the list of the days
and bloggers that are left to reveal.




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Monday, September 7, 2015

Row-A-Long Progress

Have you been following along with the

Here are a few of the rows that I
choose to sew together.
  First, I made Marlene Oddie's at Kissed Quilts , dogwood row. 
I decided to add a few extra flowers and make it a
cherry tree.  I love being able to sew something that makes it more
The flowers were easy to paper piece together and
I love the end result.
Next, a little Red, White, and Blue, from
 Doris Rice at The Quilting Queen Online
I am absolutely a sucker for a little
patriotic quilting.  
Again, I switched the watermelons
with a few patriotic pinwheels.
Last for this week, 
a little bit of Christmas from
Lynn Provencher at Thimblemouse & Spouse
This is my first Row-A-Long and I
love the fact that I used all
of my stash for the blocks
except for the beautiful white and sky blue
which was generously supplied by Northcott Fabrics
Go and check out these rows that will
be available for only a short time. 
September 1 
Marlene Oddie at Kissed Quilts – Spring
Lynn Provencher at Thimblemouse & Spouse – Winter
Doris  Rice at The Quilting Queen Online - Summer
Janeen van Niekerk at Quilt Art Designs – Fall   
Bea Lee at Be A Quilter – Filler Row
Anneka Kornelis at Stof Genoeg – Filler Row

and be prepared for tomorrows beautiful rows.
September 8

Spring - Carol of Fun Threads
Winter - Marian of Seams to Be Sew
Summer - Amy of Country Junktion
Fall - Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts
Filler Row - Anneke of Stof Genoeg

Linking to

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