My Happy Place Row Along – Yellowstone National Park
When I heard the theme for this year’s Row Along I didn’t have to think about it at all. Yellowstone National Park is my happy place and has been for over a decade. I especially enjoy watching the geysers and observing the changes in geothermal activity from year to year. And I also love the wildlife, the hikes, the beautiful views and the general peaceful feeling of the park. With millions of visitors every year Yellowstone might not feel very peaceful to the average visitor but you just need to get off the beaten path. As soon as you get away from the big crowds it is a wonderful place to visit with lots of things to see and do.
Über das Thema des diesjährigen Row Along musste ich nicht lange nachdenken. Yellowstone National Park in den USA ist mein “Happy Place”, und das schon seit Jahren. Besonders gern beobachte ich die Geysire, es ist interessant zu sehen, wie sich die geothermale Aktivität von Jahr zu Jahr verändert. Aber auch die Tiere, die Wanderwege, die schönen Ausblicke und die friedliche Stimmung im Park haben es mir angetan. Mehrere Millionen Besucher kommen jedes Jahr in den Park, die meisten davon im Juli und August, und in den Hauptbereichen, besonders um den Geysir Old Faithful herum, ist es dann natürlich nicht gerade friedlich. Aber man muss sich nur ein wenig von den Massen und den Hauptattraktionen entfernen, und schon ist es eine ganz andere Welt, in der es viel zu sehen und zu erleben gibt.
Für mein Design habe ich mit dem Geysir Old Faithful und mit den Wasserfällen des Yellowstone River im Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone begonnen. Am schwierigsten fand ich, den Übergang im Hintergrund hinzubekommen, da habe ich ziemlich lange herumgepuzzelt. Einen Bison und ein Bisonkalb wollte ich auch hinzufügen, aber dann fehlte irgendwie noch etwas, und links war noch Platz für Grand Prismatic Spring. Grand Prismatic Spring ist die größte heiße Quelle in den USA, und die bunten Farben werden durch thermophile Bakterien gebildet, die in den verschiedenen Temperaturzonen der Quelle leben.
I started my design with Old Faithful Geyser and the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. The most difficult part of the whole process was trying to set up the background just right, to make it go smoothly from the geyser area to the canyon view. I knew that I wanted to add a bison and bison calf but then thought there was something missing and added Grand Prismatic Spring on the left. Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in the US, and the colours are created by mats of thermophile bacteria.
Northcott Fabrics generously offered their fabrics to all the designers, and we could choose anything from their current collections for our projects. Their “Naturescapes” lines were exactly what I needed for my row, and I chose four fabrics for the background. The sky, trees and rocks were just perfect for Yellowstone’s rugged landscape. Thank you, Northcott, for your beautiful fabrics. I turned my row into a wall hanging and registered it for our quilt show in October. The pattern for the row will be available for free download for a week. Afterwards the pattern for the complete wall hanging will be available for purchase. If you know me, you know that I am fond of tiny appliqué pieces, and I appliquéd every piece of my design that isn’t marked as embroidery. Some of those pieces are very small, and if you don’t enjoy working with them, you can always embroider the details.
Northcott Fabrics hat großzügig unsere Projekte gesponsort, und wir durften uns Stoffe aus den aktuellen Kollektionen aussuchen. “Naturscapes” war genau richtig für meine Reihe, und ich suchte mir für den Hintergrund vier Stoffe aus. Der Himmel, die Bäume und die Felsen waren einfach perfekt für meine Yellowstone-Landschaft. Ich habe aus meiner Reihe dann einen Wandbehang gemacht und ihn für unsere Quiltshow im Oktober registriert. Die Anleitung für die Reihe steht für eine Woche lang zum kostenlosen Download zur Verfügung. Danach werde ich dann den kompletten Wandbehang als Kaufmuster im Shop veröffentlichen. Wer micht kennt, der weiß, dass ich sehr gern mit winzigen Fitzelteilen appliziere, und ich habe alle Teile, die nicht als aufgestickt gekennzeichnet sind, auch tatsächlich appliziert. Einige Teile sind aber wirklich sehr klein, und wem das zu kompliziert ist, der kann auch gern diese Details aufsticken.
Edit: Nach acht Tagen ist das Muster nun in den Shop umgezogen und als Anleitung für einen Wandbehang verfügbar. Wer also den freien Download verpasst hat, kann es dort noch erwerben.
Edit: It’s been more than a week, and I moved the pattern over to the store today where it will be available for purchase. It includes instructions for a complete wall hanging.
Es gibt wie immer auch Preise zu gewinnen! Die Verlosung hat Marian organisiert, und sie stellt auch die Regeln auf, sie sind am Ende dieses Posts zu finden. Sponsor heute ist der Fat Quarter Shop mit einem $25-Einkaufsgutschein, wir bedanken uns herzlich für die Unterstützung.
And now it’s time again for a giveaway! This is organized by Marian and she makes the rules, you can find them at the bottom of this post. Our sponsor today is Fat Quarter Shop with a $25 gift certificate, thank you for your generosity.
Our main sponsor this year is the Electric Quilt Company, one lucky winner will receive the complete EQ 8 quilt design software. I design all my quilts in EQ and have been doing so for almost twenty years. Thank you, EQ, for supporting the Row Along!
Der Hauptpreis in diesem Jahr wurde gestiftet von der Electric Quilt Company. Es handelt sich um eine Vollversion der Quiltdesignsoftware EQ8. Ich entwerfe alle meine Quilts mit diesem Programm, und das schon seit fast zwanzig Jahren. Auch an die EQ Company geht ein herzliches Dankeschön für die Unterstützung.
Comment moderation is turned off for today to make it easier for you to enter the giveaways. But please don’t leave your email address in the comment text. It is not necessary to do so, and the spam protection software will kick in and not publish your comment, so it will have to be moderated after all. I will be happy to manually publish it but please keep in mind that I am in the Pacific time zone and will still be asleep when this post publishes.
Ich habe die Moderation von Kommentaren für den heutigen Tag abgeschaltet, um die Teilnahme an den Verlosungen einfacher zu machen. Die Anti-Spam-Software ist aber weiter aktiv, daher bitte ich, keine email-Adressen im Kommentarfeld anzugeben. Das ist für die Teilnahme an den Verlosungen nicht nötig und führt dazu, dass der Kommentar als Spam eingestuft und nicht veröffentlicht wird. Ich werde solche Kommentare selbstverständlich genehmigen und manuell veröffentlichen, aber ich bitte um Verständnis, dass das nicht unbedingt zeitnah geschieht. Ich befinde mich in der pazifischen Zeitzone und werde noch schlafen, wenn dieser Post automatisch veröffentlich wird.
Und zum Abschluss kommt hier noch die Übersicht über die teilnehmenden Blogs, es lohnt sich, dort vorbeizuschauen.
And last but not least, here is the full schedule, be sure to visit all the participating bloggers to see their fun projects.
Marian’s Blog Giveaway Guidelines:
Please take the time to read them.
- Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers for their featured day.
- There are no prior announcements on who is doing which sponsor except to the sponsor themselves.
- You’ll have to visit the blog or the featured blog to enter the giveaways.
- Not all giveaways can be entered at Seams To Be Sew.
- I will start announcing winners on September 11, 2018, and finish announcing winners on October 10, 2018.
- In most cases, the blog where you won at also will announce their winners.
- You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.
- With the exception of Show and Tell Day, all giveaways run for approximately one week.
- You are given 3 days to answer the email, if you do not answer within 3 days a new winner will be drawn. Check those spam/junk mail folders, you may miss that winning email if you don’t do so because there are no exceptions to this rule.
- If you are notified that you are a winner, in most cases, you will need to provide your name, address, city, state, zip code, country, telephone number, and email address.
- In some cases, you will be asked to comment on the blog to enter the giveaway… do the right thing and thank them for the time it took to create the pattern, thank them for the pattern and…
- Thank the sponsor by buying their products for the giveaways. This helps them continue to offer great prizes for these types of events. You can also comment on their social media pages. Even if you don’t win, letting them know you love their products is a huge incentive and they really do love hearing from you.
- No purchase whatsoever is necessary.
- You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.
- You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win. Prizes valued at $500.00 should be claimed.
- All winners are chosen at random.
- All winners will be announced on the blogs via the Rafflecopter entry form and/or post by the blogger at the site where they won and here at Seams To Be Sew. All winners must allow for their first name and first initial of their last name to be announced on this blog.
- Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.
- This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
- Participating bloggers may enter any of the giveaways.
- The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.
- Most of the giveaways are international shipping this year
- In some cases, you will be asked to pay for shipping your giveaways.
- I am not rich and I do not ask sponsors for money, they provide prizes only.
- If they shipped the prize to me, you will be asked to pay for shipping.
- All giveaways will be shipped that are in my home within 48 hours of my having heard from you.
- An invoice will be sent to you via Paypal, and shipping will take place via Paypal, so your Paypal email will be needed to send the invoice. You will receive a tracking number except for overseas shipments. All shipping will either be first class which averages out at 2.77 to 4.00 up to 13 ounces. Paypal fees are added to that amount to cover that fee. All fabric bundles from Michael Miller, Hoffman, and Moda will be shipped via Priority Mail to protect the fabric itself.
- Please note, every effort is made to protect the prizes. They go into a plastic bin when I receive them, and it is covered by an air tight cover. I have a dog in my home and I have a smoker in my home, so I do everything possible to protect the prizes.
- Most companies are very good about getting prizes off to customers quickly also, but some companies are overseas, so please allow all sponsors a 2-week time period before you report to me that you still haven’t received your prize. When the company is overseas, it can take 6 weeks to 90 days for an item to also arrive.
- Whether or not you read the above, the rules for giveaways are in place to protect everyone. I do not want to hear you didn’t read them, they will be posted on my blog daily during each featured day. There is no excuse for not reading them.
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WoW, this turned out awesome Beatrice. I just LOVE it. You’ve really shown Yellowstone for the beauty that the park offers. It’s been years since I’ve been there, but your row reminds me of what I’ve missed and yet remember as if it were yesterday. I’m so pleased you joined us again for this year’s row along and of course hope you will come along again for next years. Many Hugs!!!
Thank you, Marian. It was a lot of fun but also a mad scramble in the end because the longarm quilting never died down over the summer. Not that I am complaining 🙂
Your row is amazing! I love applique and know I will enjoy making this. Yellowstone is one place I’ve always wanted to go to but never had the opportunity to. Thank you for this pattern.
Thank you, Sharon. I hope you will have the opportunity to see the the park and its beauty one day.
I love your row! We love Yellowstone. It is such a fascinating place. We’ve been there twice and are going back next year. Thank you!
Thank you, Susan. I haven’t been able to go for two years, and I hope to make it back next year too.
I’ve never been to Yellowstone, but the National Park System is certainly full of happy places! What a lovely row you’ve made!
Thank you, Happy. Yes, you are certainly right, the National Parks are amazing. Rocky Mountain NP is another favourite of mine, it is just lacking geysers 🙂
Thank you. This looks exciting.
You are welcome, thank you for stopping by.
I love Yellowstone, it is always a Happy place for me, Thank you
You are welcome, Susan, I am glad you like it and share my happy place feeling about Yellowstone.
Thank you for the wonderful row that you are sharing with us, Beatrice. I absolutely love it.
Thank you, Ronelle, it was a lot of fun to create this row.
Your Yellowstone row is gorgeous! I’m sure it captures the environment perfectly.
Thank you, Elizabeth, and thanks for stopping by.
Love your row! Thanks!
You are welcome, Cindy, enjoy.
I’m impressed with your depiction of Yellowstone! I’ll have to give your row a try.
Thank you, Allison. If you do, please send me a picture!
I’ve never been to Yellowstone, but have heard it’s beautiful! Thank you for confirming that with you row!
It is a very amazing place, and I discover something new every time. I hope you will be able to go there some day. Thanks for stopping by, Liz.
I too love Yellowstone and would love to go back again!
It’s a wonderful place with something for everyone, even if you don’t particularly care about geysers.
Your row is beautiful. I’ve been to Yellowstone once and will always remember Old Faithful. Thanks for sharing your pattern. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com
Seeing a geyser erupt is quite a memorable experience, and Old Faithful is a pretty one.
I love it! and your quilting really gives life to it
Thank you, Marie. You can probably tell that I love the quilting process and believe that quilting makes the quilt 🙂
Love your quilt. I remember our trip to Yellowstone fondly
Thank you, Karrin. Yellowstone is certainly a memorable place.
Beautiful row! I’ve never been to Yellowstone.
Thank you, Connie. If you ever have the chance to go there, don’t hesitate. It has something for everyone.
I’ve never been to Yellowstone but I have watched many documentaries. It looks like a great place to visit. Thanks for your clever row.
You are welcome, Janet. Yes, it’s a wonderful place, and there are great documentaries but they can’t capture the magic completely.
Awesome Yellowstone scenery quilt. Thanks for the pattern link.
You are welcome, Rosalind, thanks for stopping by.
You have captured Yellowstone perfectly. I have been there several times, and love to go. I’m always enthralled at the beautiful scenery.
Thank you, Nancy, that’s very kind of you. I am glad you like it.
You totally captured the look of Yellowstone in your block. It’s beautiful!
Thank you, Carol, and thanks for stopping by.
Your row reminds me of my time spent at Yellowstone! Carefree days of youth, you really captured it! Thank You!
Thank you, Diana. Those carefree days of youth memories are the best!
What a beautiful row! I’ve never been to Yellowstone but would like to visit someday.
Thank you, Verna. Don’t hesitate if you ever get the chance to go there.
What an amazing design that truly captures the beauty of Yellowstone. Definitely one of my favorite happy places too!
Thank you, QuiltShopGal, I am glad we agree on the happy place 🙂
Oh my gosh, that is just gorgeous. I think there are many of us, you can call this our happy place too. It reminds me, I need to take a little trip up there for a visit again soon. Thanks for a fabulous row!
You are welcome, Joan. I haven’t visited in two years, and I really hope we can go back next summer.
I love scenic rows. Thanks for sharing your with us.
You are welcome, Monica, thanks for stopping by.
This is a beautiful project. Thank you
Thank you, Sandra, I am glad you like it.
Your rows are so beautiful and detailed. I hope you are proud of your creativity. beautiful!
Thank you, Laura. Yes, I am quite happy with the way it turned out. There are so many beautiful things in Yellowstone which made it hard to choose just a few.
That baby bison is just the cutest thing!! Your row is perfect! I’ve never made it to Yellowstone (yet!) but I recently watched the 4-night story about Yellowstone on TV. That place is amazing!! And so is your block!! You’ve managed to show every major highlight of Yellowstone….wonderful! Thanks so much for taking part in the Row Along. Your creativity is amazing!!
Thank you, Vivian. I didn’t watch the documentary but I am sure it was spectacular. There is so much to see.
i love your row, i hope to visit yellowstone some day.
Thank you, Carolyn, I hope you will be able to visit some day.
An amazing row! I love it and it’s on my list to make when I have time to do so.
Thank you, Moira. Please send me a picture if you get around to making it.
Wow! Beautiful. This is my best friend’s happy place, too, so I think I’ll make her a table runner using this pattern. She’ll be so surprised!
This is a lovely row! Such amazing detail.
I have never been to Yellowstone but it’s on my list. Thank you for the row pattern.
I love your row. I will make it as a souvenir of a trip to Yellowstone National Park. You have captured the beauty of the park well. Thanks for sharing.
I have not been to Yellowstone, but I love your row. Thanks for sharing.
What a beautiful row! I have been to Yellowstone once and was totally enchanted!
What a beautiful row! I have been to Yellowstone once and was totally enchanted! Having trouble leaving this comment, it says it is a duplicate!
A place I have always wanted to visit. I suspect it would be MY happy place too.
This is a wonderful row. I love visiting Yellowstone. I have been several times over the years.
What a wonderful row you created! Thanks for sharing it. It’s been over 40 years since I visited Yellowstone but I would like to go again.
Beautiful! My family and I visited Yellowstone in 2003 and will be going again this fall. We saw so many gorgeous and interesting things the last time that I am excited to go back.
I have never been to Yellowstone but would love to visit there sometime soon. You did a great job on your row, very nice!
As a child my family took a summer trip to Yellowstone. I really liked it. My 2 daughters went with me and husband 20 years ago and they liked it. You designed a lovely row. Thank you.
That is one gorgeous pattern! Thank you 🙂
What a wonderful design.
I’d love to visit Yellowstone
Beautiful row! Hope to visit one day!
Sounds like a great place to visit–The Black Hills of South Dakota are also a wonderful place for some great scenery.
Thank you for being part of the Row All night. It is so inspiring to see these fabulous designs and meet new to me bloggers. Your block makes me want to visit Yellowstone!
Gorgeous row. I love how different each row is, and every one is awesome. This would make a awesome wallhanger.
Wow! What a fantastic row!! You are very talented. Thanks so much for taking the time to create and then share..love it!
I have fond memories of Yellowstone NP. Thank you for sharing this beautiful representation of the park.
Beautiful combination of colors and you drew several attractions in the park together nicely.
We too enjoyed Yellowstone – it was a nice early spring up there and we had a blast!
Love your pattern!
Thank you for a beautiful scene.
That is a such a different ‘happy place’. Looks lovely.
what a gorgeous row! thanks for sharing your pattern with us!!
Beautiful! We have a buffalo farm behind our house, and I love seeing the babies in the spring.
You did an amazing job of creating depth in your row. Very artistic!
What a great row! We visited Yellowstone last year for the first time and saw all the things in your row. We also found an amazing quilt shop in West Yellowstone…extra bonus points for that vacation!
Your Row is beautiful!! Just like a photo! Awesome job & thank you for the pattern. Would love to visit Yellowstone someday 🙂
Incredible job on your RowaLong. It makes me feel like I’m there.
I found out why my name is nowhere…i am considered spam. So I will try again. I love the pattern immensely. I always wanted to visit. Glad I have the pattern! Thanks.
Hi Robin, I just checked the spam log, and you tried to enter your email address in the comment field, that’s why all your comments were rejected. Sorry about that, and I am glad your comment finally went through.
Your quilt is beautiful. Thank you for participating in the hop and sharing it with us. Good luck in the quilt show.
I love your quilt – especially the baby buffalo. He is so cute! Thanks!
Love your Quilt especially after watching the National Geographic Special earlier this year. I have been to Yellowstone but is was many years ago.
What a lovely row! Yellowstone is also one of my happy places; we used to live in Montana, so we were able to go there frequently!
Beautiful! I’m reminded of my trip to Yellowstone. I’d love to go back and spend more time there.
I’ve never been to Yellowstone, some day. Your row quilt is beautiful.
Your row is beautiful! I hope to visit…some day…
Thanks for sharing your talents!
This is amazing. You did a beautiful job. Thank you for sharing
This is gorgeous – I love your use of color – just inspiring. Thanks for the download!!
That’s a beautiful row – I hope to visit some day
Oh, your row is wonderful!! Yellowstone is on my bucket list…..someday I’ll get there.
My dear you captured Yellowstone beautifully. What a delightful and beautiful row. It is more like an art quilt than a row. Thank you for sharing your time, your talent, your creativity and such a delightful row.
I love Yellowstone! Thank you for the delightful pattern.
Your row is so perfect for Yellowstone. It has all the things I remember from our trip there. Thanks for the beautiful row.
Love your Yellowstone row! I’d like to visit Yellowstone some day!
What perfect timing to see your row! We are leaving this weekend to visit Yellowstone! It’s been on my husband’s bucket list for a long time and we are finally making the trek. I look forward to seeing the sites you’ve included in your row. It’s full of color and texture with such awesome details!
Yellowstone is one of my favorite places too! So many things to see, and all so beautiful. Your row is gorgeous, thanks for sharing!
Thanks for a beautiful project
Yellowstone is on my bucket list of places to see and your row is amazing!
This is such a beautiful row! I have never been to Yellowstone but would like to take a trip out west to visit once my son is older. I especially love the buffalo and may use him in another project–my mom has a special fondness for buffalo.
While I’ve never been to Yellowstone, my husband has. And this row has his name all over it! I will probably make this for him for Christmas. Thank you for such a beautiful pattern!
Wow… this is a fantastic Row! I have been to this spot in Yellowstone MANY times as I lived close to the park for many years. You have done wonders in reproducing the likeness and the buffalo is a bonus!
I see you are from Chilliwack, BC…. Yeah.. BC and Canada.. I am not far from you!
Love your row! We also enjoy Yellowstone.
You are so talented in your Yellowstone Park wall hanging. I enjoyed looking at the details you did for geyser, animals etc. Hope to visit Yellowstone Park one day. Thanks for chance to win. Happy Quilting:-)
Wow this is so real looking. I was there in 1976, pregnant with first son. We were stationed in Montana. You did a great job capturing the scene.
I have never been to Yellow stone. Thank you for the beautiful pattern.
All I can say is wow. Your use of fabrics and colors is amazing, especially the prismatic spring. I, too. love Yellowstone park, and places all along the river. We almost bought a house on the river in Glendive, MT, one year, and sometimes I still wish I had!
This is a beautiful block. I’m new to quilting. Loving this adventure. Thank you