It’s A Garden Party Row Along – Coneflowers

Coneflowers Row

Welcome to this year’s Row Along, and thank you so much, Marian (of Seams To Be Sew), for organizing it again. The theme this time is “It’s A Garden Party”, and once again I had a hard time coming up with something. Weird, I know, because the possibilities are endless. Or maybe that was the problem. I just couldn’t decide and didn’t feel particularly inspired by any of the ideas I had. I thought about a desert garden and a Japanese garden and drafted all kinds of things but somehow it never came together the way it looked in my head. Finally I decided that I was making it much too complicated and had to scale down and simplify all my grand ideas, and I ended up with this lovely vine of coneflowers.

Coneflowers Finished Row

Our design drafts had to be handed in to Marian quite some time ago, or I would probably have ended up with a vegetable garden row. If you followed my Block of the Month posts this year, you know that I took up gardening during the pandemic as a way to pass the time, as many others did, and I am very glad I did. Watching my veggies grow and tend to them every day helped calm me down and keep my sanity. Well, mostly, in any case 🙂 I added a bug, a butterfly and a dragonfly to my row design, you can almost hear them busily humming and buzzing around the garden. I attached two borders to my row, quilted it and turned it into a wall hanging. I had a lot of fun filling the background with various designs. And once again I found the perfect backing fabric. I like to match the backing to the theme of the quilt, and I didn’t even think I would be able to find a coneflower fabric but I was wrong, I didn’t even have to search very long.

PPP-055 Coneflowers Wall Hanging

Coneflowers Back

I also used the design in a shopping bag for my mom. Germans have always been good at carrying reusable shopping bags, there haven’t been free grocery bags in decades but you would still be able to get a free bag when purchasing clothes. That has changed in the meantime as well, and my mom asked for a pretty reusable bag to take along. I resized the coneflower panel for the bag and framed it with bright leftovers that I didn’t even think would go together but I actually like the result a lot. And so does my mom.

Coneflower Bag

Northcott Fabrics generously offered their fabrics to all the designers again this year, and we could choose anything from their current collections for our projects. I chose three fabrics again, the ivory background, a green one for the vine and leaves and a brown one for the flower centres. Thank you, Northcott, for your beautiful fabrics.


9025-11 Essence


23332-76 Rod and Reel


9020-360 Toscana

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.

EDIT: A week has come and gone, and the full pattern for the Coneflowers wall hanging is now available in the pattern store, if you missed the free row download.

EDIT: Der Sonnenhut-Wandbehang ist als Kaufmuster auch auf Deutsch und in metrischen Maßen im Shop verfügbar.

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. Please make sure you also read the details about shipping costs etc. at Seams To Be Sew. Our sponsor today is Northcott Fabrics, thank you for your generosity. The winner will receive one of the beautiful FQ bundles pictured below.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Electric Quilt Company is also supporting the Row Along once again this year. This time you don’t have to be a winner to enjoy their generosity, they have supplied a coupon code that is valid for the duration of the event and can be used on any of their products except for EQ Academy. Use GARDENPARTY20 during checkout for a 20% discount.


I have been designing my quilts with EQ for 20 years, and I love the software, it offers so many possibilities. I couldn’t decide what fabrics to use for the borders of the Coneflower wall hanging, and I imported pictures of the ones I was considering into EQ and auditioned them. Here is a picture of some of the possibilities. To be honest, I still couldn’t decide, I loved the bright turquoise fabric but I thought the grey one looked so elegant. I finally let my husband pick, and he chose the turquoise/orange combination.

EQ Designs

Comment moderation is turned off for today to make it easier for you to enter the giveaways. 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.

And last but not least, here is the full schedule, be sure to visit all the participating bloggers to see their fun projects.


Tuesday, September 8
Blue Heron Quilting
Carolyn Butterfield
Made By Marney
Pumpkin Patch BC (that’s me)
The Devoted Quilter

Thursday, September 10
Bobbin In Quilts
KISSed Quilts
Patchwork Breeze
Songbird Designs
Stitchin’ at Home

Tuesday, September 15
Daughters of Dorinda
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Just Let Me Quilt
Lovingly Lissa
The Quilt Rambler

Thursday, September 17
Fabric Bash/Carpe Blogum
For the Love of Geese
Kathleen McMusing
Ms P Designs USA

Tuesday, September 22
Heleen Pinkster Quilt Design
Patti’s Patchwork
Quilt Schmilt
Your Sewing Friend

Thursday, September 24
Charisma’s Corner
Clever Chameleon
Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio
Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Mountain Meadow Designs

Tuesday, September 29
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
Moose Stash Quilting
Tuning My Heart Quilts
Cheryl LaPlante

Thursday, October 1
Barbara Dieges
Linda B Creative
Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studio
Ursa Minor
Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting

Tuesday, October 6
Bumbleberry Stitches
Charlie’s Daughter
Seams To Be Sew
The Quilting Room with Mel
Words & Stitches

Thursday, October 8
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Lynn’s Beauty
Quilt Art
Renee’s Quilting Addiction

Sew Incredibly Crazy

Tuesday, October 13
Show and Tell Day
Participating blogs to be announced

Marian’s Rules and Guidelines For Giveaways:

Rules and guidelines are also listed on the Rafflecopter window of each blog’s giveaway entry on their featured days post. Please take the time to read them. 

  • Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers/designers for their featured day.
  • There are no prior announcements on who is doing which sponsor except to the sponsor and blogger/designers themselves.
  • You’ll have to visit the blog or the featured blog to enter the giveaways.
  • Some giveaways can also be entered at Seams To Be Sew. You must have commented at the blog of the designer/blogger’s post to enter at Seams To Be Sew, Winners who win from entering at Seams To Be Sew will be checked for the comment. This does not mean that commenting at Seams To Be Sew will get you an entry, it doesn’t.
  • When you enter a give away that asks you to answer the question asked on the entry form, you do need to fill in that box. No answer means your winning entry will be ignored and canceled.
  • You are only allowed to enter once at each of the featured day sites. Giveaways are different at each site, thus you can enter those giveaways.
  • I will start announcing winners on September 15, 2020, and finish announcing winners on October 15, 2020.
  • You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.
  • 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 all cases except for digital downloads and gift cards/certificates, you will need to provide your name, address, city, state, zip code, country, telephone number, and email address.
  • 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/designers may enter any of the giveaways.
  • The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.


94 responses to “It’s A Garden Party Row Along – Coneflowers”

  1. Caroline says:

    Thank you, cute flower block

  2. This flower is welcome in my garden! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pattern.

  3. Barbara says:

    So cute and bright! Thank you for your block.

  4. What you ended up with is truly lovely indeed! And the bag is a perfect use for the row.

  5. Janet Parde says:

    Thank you for the coneflower row. It really is a nice row! I don’t have any particular colors I am drawn to I don’t think. I like brights though.

  6. Kathy in WV says:

    This is a gorgeous block…and is my favorite so far….I love coneflowers! Thank you so much for sharing…I see this block in a variety of gorgeous pinks!

  7. Linda says:

    Coneflowers are one of my favorites – I love the row!

  8. Linda says:

    Although red is my favorite color, the colors I use in quilts need to enhance the design of the quilt so the colors of my quilts vary.

  9. Joanne Berndsen says:

    Hi Beatrice,
    Coneflowers ! Great choice!
    Love the shopping bag!
    take care,

  10. Mary Lou P says:

    Thank you for your lovely Coneflower pattern!

  11. Mary says:

    That is beautiful. I love sewing with yellow, blue and green and can see this in those colors. Thank you for the design.

  12. Bonnie Larson says:

    Beautiful.I love that you added the dragonfly. This makes it my favourite block so far. Thanks for sharing

  13. Debby P. says:

    I have lovely coneflowers in my garden too! Thank you for the beautiful row.

  14. Lynn says:

    Love the coneflowers. It’s a happy block! Thanks for sharing your talents!

  15. Nancy Lewis says:

    Love your flowers! My favourite color is blue, so I tend to choose it when looking for a color.

  16. Nancy M says:

    Your pattern is so fun and carefree. I think the shopping bag is wonderful! Thank you for the pattern.

  17. Susan Green says:

    Thank you for the beautiful pattern! My favorite color combinations are blue with yellow, purple, or burgundy.

  18. Marian says:

    Beatrice, this turned out so pretty and I love the additional shapes with the dragonfly. It really looks beautiful. I so remember living in Germany and the deal with the bags. It’s what made me switch to cloth bags tho, you can buy bags if you forget them but they gouge you on those bags, so it’s worth it to remember to bring them with you when you go. I can even remember once when we didn’t have enough bags, but had an empty suitcase in the car so we took and used the suitcase also to finish putting the groceries in. I went home and made more bags to keep in the car that day. We continue this tradition still thru today, the bags are put back in the car once the groceries are put away. For me it’s been 18 years now since I started using fabric bags and I ended up liking them even more than I do the plastic ones.

  19. Moira says:

    great row. Thanks for sharing

  20. Sally Christiansen says:

    Such a pretty pattern, thanks for sharing it. My favorite color combinations are pinks and reds.

  21. Nikole says:

    I love the flowers! Can’t wait to get started. Thank you for the pattern

  22. Rita Long says:

    Coneflowers are a favorite of mine. So nice that you gave such a nice pattern

  23. Brenda says:

    I love your coneflowers as well as your critters! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Shelley says:

    A lovely pattern. Thank you.

  25. Patti says:

    Thank you for this charming and colorful pattern! I love the bag you made as well.

  26. Your coneflower row is just lovely, the butterflies are the perfect addition! I love blue and yellow in quilts.

  27. Gretchen says:

    I do love your coneflowers
    I grew containers of veggies and herbs.
    I usually travel a lot for my job so I enjoyed my flowers and vegetables a lot.

  28. Emily says:

    This is so beautiful! My favorite of today’s rows–don’t tell the others! 🙂 Cone flowers have always been a favorite of mine. This will make a lovely wall hanging on it’s own–I like to make small quilts for my front door and this will be perfect!

  29. Quilting Tangent says:

    Pretty coneflower quilt. I like using Rainbow colors.

  30. KJ says:

    What a great pattern. Thank you.
    I love all bright colours so they end up in my quilts a lot. I never used to use yellow in a quilt but find myself using it more and more now. Maybe I just need more sunshine in my life. 🙂

  31. Orla Villiam says:

    Such a pretty pattern, and I love the bag you made for your Mom – it’s gorgeous. Thank you very much for sharing your talents.

  32. Rochelle SUMMERS says:

    I love the coneflowers and grow them in my flowerbed. I feel blessed that they grow for me. What a beautiful bag. And we are lucky to have such generous sponsors. Thank you.

  33. Carol NELMS says:

    I use blue and green alot! Which will work well with a garden theme! Thanks for your work and the giveaway!

  34. Jacqueline Hale says:

    Love your coneflower row! Thank you! I have coneflowers in my garden.

  35. Susan says:

    It’s wonderful in any colors. Thank you so much!

  36. Sally Murray says:

    Love the sunflowers but sorry we missed the veggie garden! Best of luck with your veggies. Thank you for your block/row!

  37. Sally says:

    Oops, forgot, green and purple are favs. to combine!

  38. Toni Anne Potter says:

    I love your block, dragonflies and flowers. Two of my favorite things.

  39. Sharon Aurora says:

    I love coneflowers and dragonflies! Such a beautiful row. Thank you.

    I think my favorite color combos are purples, greens, blues, and pinks.

  40. Susan says:

    This is such a pretty pattern. Thank you.

  41. Wendy says:

    Very pretty, I love cone flowers! My favorite color combination is blue and white.

  42. Susan L. says:

    I’m not sure I really have a favorite color to add. It really does depend on the project & recipient.

  43. Dixie McAdam says:

    Coneflowers look great in any garden & your block is super! Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us!

  44. Dixie McAdam says:

    Would like to add my favorite colors are red & yellow

  45. Carol Crisp says:

    What a beautiful garden row! Thank you so much!

  46. Your row turned out wonderful and I like the use of it in the shopping bag. My fav colour is green.

  47. Lori M. says:

    Hi…I love yellows and lilac…so peaceful…

  48. Brenda Arnold says:

    I have always liked coneflowers.

  49. Brenda Arnold says:

    I like purples, blues and greens. They are commonly paired in my quilts.

  50. Cathy B. says:

    Love the earth tones together in a quilt – deep reds, blues, browns. What a beautiful row!

  51. Nancy Angerer says:

    I love your lovely flowering vine. I really don’t have favorite color combination. It depends on the pattern and on the reason for the quilt. For instance I will be making a quilt for a granddaughter in her school colors for her college graduation.

  52. Gee Hubbard says:

    Love the block! Thanks!

  53. Nancy Chappelle says:

    I always go back to blues and reds in my quilts. I love your coneflowers! They are one perennial that never fails . It comes back every year in my garden.

  54. Joanne says:

    Oh I love Coneflowers. Thank you so much.

  55. Elizabeth Balcom says:

    Thank you. I love the cone flowers.
    Elizabeth, Silverdale, WA

  56. Connie says:

    Thank you so much! I appreciate you sharing such a beautiful delicate design!

  57. Janet Nancy says:

    I love red and white together. Your cone flower vine is fantastic. Thank you very much.

  58. Barb K says:

    I love jewel tones like blues, emeralds and pinks.

  59. Robin says:

    Thank you for this great pattern. My favorite color that I like to add is Blue in all shades all the way to blue teals and blue-purples.

  60. Nancy says:

    Your cone flowers are great! Thanks for sharing. I like to work with lots of blues and greens.

  61. Christi says:

    I love your coneflowers. I am always blue and any other color.

  62. Marita says:

    Thank you for the wonderful pattern .
    Greetings, Marita

  63. Camille says:

    Cone flowers are one of my favorite flowers! Thank you for the pattern.

  64. Helen Bowie says:

    Thank you for your design pattern. I love cone flowers they make my day!

  65. Helen Bowie says:

    Thank you for your design pattern. I love cone flowers they make my day! Have a wonderful day.

  66. CyndyL says:

    I love combining purples an pinks going from the very lightest to the darkest. I love coneflowers, I have some blooming in my garden right now.

  67. Sobana Sundar says:

    Oh yes this is retry and I am making it.

  68. Lori Morton says:

    LOVE your flowers!! 🙂 Thank you for chance win your Give-a-way 😀

  69. Brenda Hulsey says:

    I love the fall colors and use them in quilts a lot. Your flowers are beautiful!

  70. Kim Rayburn says:

    Thank you, I love coneflowers!

  71. lynn Bourgeois says:

    Coneflowers are such a universally loved flower, and your flowers on the vine are precious. Thanks

  72. Norma Bosley says:

    Very nice! Coneflowers are one of my favorites and I add to them in my garden every year. Now I want to add them to my quilting room! Thank you.

  73. What a pretty coneflower block with the cute dragonfly and butterfly. I love your color choices. I’m a Quilter that likes to use purple; sometimes with more purple, blue, green and pinks, but often with grey, white, teal or black.

  74. LJ says:

    I love coneflowers. Glad to hear that you’ve taken up gardening; it’s something I’ve enjoyed for years. My daughter and I canned tomatoes yesterday; what a great feeling to see those jars. Thank you for the pattern; I love how you changed the colors. I must add coneflowers to my garden next year.

  75. LJ says:

    Well, I see that I was supposed to add my favorite quilt colors. I would probably say black and white with just a pinch of some other bright color.

  76. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Love the coneflower block!

  77. Carol McWhorter says:

    What a perfect block for the Garden Party Theme! And what an inspired idea to use it in a bag or tote! I am definitely going to do this! Thanks so much for offering the free pattern and for your hard work and time creating it.

  78. Joan says:

    What a sweet little row and perfect for a tote bag as well!

  79. Joni says:

    Thank you for the coneflower block. I have a collection of coneflowers in my garden. Right now the Tequila Sunrise flower is amazing.

  80. Denise says:

    Your row is beautiful and perfect for the bag.

  81. Michele T says:

    Corn Flowers are a favourite, so your wall hanging caught my eye! My favourite colour combo at the moment is hot pink and orange.

  82. Sandra Cassidy says:

    I love that you made it into a bag, recently I have been making a lot of bags. Orange is my favorite colour so I try to use it in many of my projects.

  83. What a pretty row! I also love the idea of making a bag with just a few of the flowers. Thank you for sharing!

  84. Thanks for the lovely pattern. I definitely want to make this one!

  85. Beth says:

    My favorite colors to quilt with depend on my mood – however I prefer bright colors. Love your cute block! Thanks!

  86. Jeanne Brown says:

    Lovely block I love coneflowers.

  87. Renee G says:

    I love blues and white.

  88. kelly woods says:

    I like all colors. Thank you 🙂

  89. Tamara R. says:

    My favorite colors to combine in a quilt are navy blue and sunflower yellow.

  90. I love your Coneflowers so much! I have gone back and forth on making these my border on my row quilt.
    They are lovely!

  91. Carol S. says:

    Such a beautiful row of flowers!

  92. Kathy says:

    I love your block. Your flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

  93. Theresa says:

    Love your row, such pretty cone flowers.

  94. Dione Gardner-Stephen says:

    Your husband made a good choice, and your coneflowers look wonderful finished off as a wall hanging. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern.

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