Coming Soon: Virtual Cookie Exchange

It’s almost mid-October, and Christmas will be here in no time. Carol at Just Let Me Quilt is hosting her Virtual Cookie Exchange and Blog Hop again this year, and I couldn’t help but sign up. Mark your calendars and make sure you don’t miss the fun. I already have a recipe in mind that I am going to share, and depending on time and inspiration I might come up with more fun stuff. Yes, I know… I always complain about how busy I am but you have probably realized by now that I just can’t not be busy. And it’s quilty stuff which means it is mostly fun. Carol hosts awesome blog hops, I wish I could join more of them. Right now the Halloween Witchy Stitchy Hop is going on, check it out if you haven’t already done so.

Virtual Cookie Exchange 2019



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Once Upon A Story Row Along – Show and Tell Day

Today is Show and Tell Day for the Row Along, and here are the links to the participating bloggers. I already posted a picture of the finished wall hanging that I made from my row here in my original Row Along post. We are ten days away from the Chilliwack Quilt Show, and I am busy with preparations. And since I have nothing better to do, I have signed up for another blog hop. I will share the details in another post, today please visit the participating bloggers and check out their project. There are a few more giveaways that you can enter as well.


Tuesday, October 9
Show and Tell Day

Just Let Me Quilt
Words & Stitches
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Ursula Prandtstetter at Tuning My Heart Quilts
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Linda B Creative
Charlie’s Daughter at Bobbin In Quilts
Seams To Be Sew – Layout Tutorial



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Once Upon A Story Row Along – Bremen Town Musicians

Bremen Town Musicians EQ


I found this year’s Row Along theme a little more difficult than last year’s. I am not really familiar with any North American nursery rhymes, and they don’t make a lot of sense if you don’t grow up with them. Well, nursery rhymes don’t make a whole lot of sense in general, I guess 😉 Anyway, I started thinking about fairy tales, being German I grew up with the Grimm Brothers and their stories. Unfortunately a lot of these stories have been turned into Disney movies, and I knew I needed to stay away from those. I finally chose the “Bremen Town Musicians” for my row. Not only is this a very German story (Bremen is a city in northern Germany) but the animals on top of each other also worked very well with the row format. If you are not familiar with the story, you can find an English version here.

Bremen Town Musicians Row


My row shows the four animals outside the cottage in the forest as they are climbing on top of each other, getting ready to drive the robbers out and chase them away. It is all fusible appliqué with a machine blanket stitch. I then added two outside borders to turn it into a wall hanging which I registered for our local quilt show in October.


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 this time, the night sky, the forest floor and the cottage wall. Thank you, Northcott, for your beautiful fabrics. 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 appliquĂ© pieces, and I appliquĂ©d 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.

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39156G-49 Stonehenge Out Of This World

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39416-76 Stonehenge Mighty Pines

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21393-94 Naturescapes



Edit: A week has gone by, and the free download isn’t available anymore. If you missed it, the pattern for the full wall hanging is now available for purchase.


 


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 Northcott Fabrics with a beautiful Fat Quarter bundle, thank you for your generosity.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Our main sponsor this year is again 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! EQ8


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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.

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 3
Just Let Me Quilt
Seams To Be Sew
Pamela Quilts


Thursday, September 5
Made By Marney
Pretty Piney Quilts
Renee’s Quilting Addiction

Tuesday, September 10
Linda B Creative
Patchwork Breeze
KISSed Quilts


Thursday, September 12
Bobbin In Quilts
Clever Chameleon
Mountain Meadow Designs

Tuesday, September 17
Barbara Dieges
Ms. P Designs USA
Seams To Be Sew


Thursday, September 19
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs


Tuesday, September 24
Pumpkin Patch BC (that’s me)
Stitchin At Home


Thursday, September 26
From My Carolina Home
Words & Stitches
Tuning My Heart Quilts


Tuesday, October 1
Carol Andrews
Charlie’s Daughter
Mountain Meadow Designs


Thursday, October 3
Clever Chameleon
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse

Seams To Be Sew


Tuesday, October 8
Show and Tell Day
Participating blogs to be announced



Marian’s Rules and Guidelines For Giveaways:

Please take the time to read them.

  • Rules and guidelines are also listed on the Rafflecopter window of each blog’s giveaway entry on their featured days post.
  • Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various blogger/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.
  • All giveaways can also be entered at Seams To Be Sew. You must have commented at each of the blogs post to enter at Seams To Be Sew,
    Winners who win from entering at Seams To Be Sew will be checked for the comment. 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 cancelled.
  • 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. On the Electric Quilt giveaway, you can enter once each day of the row along, new sites to click on are assigned to this giveaway you need to visit each site to be credited for the entry.
  • I will start announcing winners on September 10, 2019, and finish announcing winners on October 13, 2019
  • You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.
  • All giveaways run for 1 week with the exception of the Electric Quilt giveaway which runs the full course of the event.
  • 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 the Fat Quartershop, and C&T Publishing winners, 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.
  • Additional Notes About Giveaways From Our Sponsors
  • 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 on each Saturday of the event.
  • 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. Depending on the weight of the prize, first class is always my first choice, but priority mail will be done where needed. Paypal fees are added to that amount to cover that fee.
  • 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 airtight 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.



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Once Upon A Story Row Along Schedule

I am a little late to the party this year, the “One Upon A Story Row Along” started this week! Sorry about that but there is still time to download the patterns and enter the giveaways that were posted on Tuesday and Thursday. Lots of free patterns to download and great prizes to win, so make sure you join the fun. Here is the schedule for the event. Note: The designers are required to offer their patterns for free download for one week only. After that they can remove the free download and offer the pattern for sale. If you like a pattern, download and save it right away. Have fun!

Once Upon A Story Row Along 2019


I will take the next two weeks off and be back on September 24 with my free pattern for this year’s Row Along.


 

Tuesday, September 3
Just Let Me Quilt
Seams To Be Sew
Pamela Quilts


Thursday, September 5
Made By Marney
Pretty Piney Quilts
Renee’s Quilting Addiction

Tuesday, September 10
Linda B Creative
Patchwork Breeze
KISSed Quilts


Thursday, September 12
Bobbin In Quilts
Clever Chameleon
Mountain Meadow Designs

Tuesday, September 17
Barbara Dieges
Ms. P Designs USA
Seams To Be Sew


Thursday, September 19
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs


Tuesday, September 24
Pumpkin Patch BC (that’s me)
Stitchin At Home


Thursday, September 26
From My Carolina Home
Words & Stitches
Tuning My Heart Quilts


Tuesday, October 1
Carol Andrews
Charlie’s Daughter
Mountain Meadow Designs


Thursday, October 3
Clever Chameleon
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse

Seams To Be Sew


Tuesday, October 8
Show and Tell Day
Participating blogs to be announced




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Coming Soon – Once Upon A Story Row Along 2019

It is almost August, and in a little over a month, this year’s Row Along will start. We have all been busy preparing our patterns and samples, and of course it is all a big secret until the event gets going. But today I want to give you a little sneak peek along with a big shout out and thank you to Northcott Fabrics. They have been sponsoring the Row Along from the beginning, and this year is no exception. We all got to choose up to 1 metre of any of their fabrics, and they even shipped it to us for free. They are very generous in their support of independent designers year after year, and we all appreciate them very much.

Northcott Fabrics


I chose two quarter metre cuts and one half metre cut for my row. I needed a night sky and a forest floor and something for a wall, and Northcott’s Stonehenge and Naturescapes collections are always my first choice for fabrics that I want to look as realistic as possible. The night sky is from “Stonehenge Out Of This World”, the forest floor is from “Stonehenge Mighty Pines” and the brick wall is from “Naturescapes”. That’s all I can show you for a sneak peek, now you can let your imagination run wild and try to figure out what I am creating with these particular fabrics. And be sure to come back in September for a fun event with lots of free patterns and giveaways.

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39156G-49 Stonehenge Out Of This World

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39416-76 Stonehenge Mighty Pines

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21393-94 Naturescapes




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Once Upon A Story – Row Along 2019

It is this time of the year again… Marian has posted the invitation to sign up for her annual Row Along. This is the fifth year that she is running this event. In 2018 I participated for the first time and had so much fun that I signed up again right away for this year’s Row Along. The theme this time is “Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales”. I am grateful she included the Fairy Tales as North American Nursery Rhymes are very much a mystery to me. I still haven’t figured out what Phoebe was talking about on “Friends” when she mentioned a woman living in a shoe 😀 I haven’t started drawing my design yet but I have decided on a fairy tale and I know what I want my row to look like. If you would like to design a row, head over to Marian’s site and sign up. If you are in it for just the fun of the blog hop and want to collect the patterns, there is nothing you need to do right now other than note the date.

Once Upon A Story Row Along 2019


Auch in diesem Jahr prĂ€sentiert Marian wieder einen Row Along, schon zum fĂŒnften Mal. Das Thema lautet diesmal “Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales”. Ich hatte darum gebeten, ein MĂ€rchen verwenden zu dĂŒrfen, da mir nordamerikanische Kinderreime nicht wirklich gelĂ€ufig sind. Ich weiß zum Beispiel immer noch nicht, worĂŒber Phoebe in “Friends” geredet hat, als sie von einer Frau erzĂ€hlt hat, die in einem Schuh lebt. (Ich weiß nicht mal, ob das in der deutschen Synchronisation rausgestrichen und anders ĂŒbersetzt wurde… ) Jedenfalls passen MĂ€rchen gut zum Thema, und ich weiß inzwischen auch, welches MĂ€rchen ich umsetzen will, habe aber noch nicht mit der Zeichnung begonnen. Wer gern mitmachen und auch etwas entwerfen möchte, kann sich auf Marians Website anmelden. Wer nur die Patterns sammeln und Spaß beim Blog Hop haben möchte, muss sich nicht anmelden, sollte aber schon mal das Datum auf dem Kalender notieren.



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Virtual Cookie Exchange: German Butter Cookies or Have You Ever Skinned Almonds?

We all probably have some childhood memories that make Christmas special, and as funny as it sounds, skinning almonds is one of mine. I have always found it fascinating that blanching almonds in boiling water loosens the skin and that you can squeeze them out after they cool down. Of course we didn’t just quietly squeeze them out of their skins back then, my brother, my sister and I shot them all across the kitchen and at each other until my mom intervened. To this day it doesn’t feel like Christmas until I am skinning almonds, and it will probably not surprise you that these cookies are always the first I make each year. They are rather simple butter cookies but sometimes less is more, and these taste amazing. If you find my way of decorating them with just some egg yolk and an almond too boring, you can decorate them any way you please, of course.

German Butter Cookies


A few words of caution/disclaimer: This is a German recipe. Germans measure only liquids by volume, solid ingredients are measured by weight. And everything is metric, of course. With the help of the internet I have provided the imperial measurements but there is no guarantee these are correct… it’s the internet after all. So if a number looks suspicious to you, please double check the math. Another difference are North American ranges. Having to choose between “bake” and “broil” doesn’t really translate to German full convection ovens. So please keep an eye on the cookies and decide for yourself if they need longer or are done faster in your oven than required by the recipe.



Wir haben vermutlich alle Kindheitserinnerungen, die unzertrennbar mit Weihnachten verbunden sind. Und so lustig sich das auch anhört, zu meinen Erinnerungen gehört das SchĂ€len von Mandeln fĂŒr die WeihnachtsbĂ€ckerei dazu. Ich fand es schon immer faszinierend, dass sich die Schale ablöst, wenn man die Mandeln mit kochendem Wasser ĂŒbergießt, und man die Mandeln dann ganz einfach herausquetschen kann. NatĂŒrlich haben wir als Kinder die Mandeln nicht ruhig und gesittet herausgequetscht, mein Bruder, meine Schwester und ich haben sie mit Freuden durch die ganze KĂŒche geschossen und versucht, uns gegenseitig zu treffen, bis meine Mutter genug hatte und dem Ganzen ein Ende setzte. Bis heute ist das GefĂŒhl von Weihnachtszeit fĂŒr mich mit dem SchĂ€len von Mandeln verbunden, und daher dĂŒrfte es niemanden verwundern, dass diese PlĂ€tzchen immer die ersten sind, die ich backe. Es sind relativ einfache ButterplĂ€tzchen, aber weniger ist manchmal mehr, und diese sind wirklich lecker. Und wem meine Variante zu langweilig ist (sie werden nur mit Eigelb bestrichen und mit einer Mandel belegt), darf gerne die Dekoration nach Herzenslust variieren.



Und zusĂ€tzlich zum Rezept gibt es von mir auch noch ein vorweihnachtliches Geschenk, das im weitesten Sinne auch mit der WeihnachtsbĂ€ckerei zu tun hat. Als ich mich fĂŒr diesen Blog Hop angemeldet habe, erschien plötzlich ein Lebkuchenmann vor meinem inneren Auge. Der hat sich dann in meinem Kopf eingenistet und auch noch eine Lebkuchenfrau dazu eingeladen, und ich habe die beiden in Mug Rugs verwandelt und sie Ginger und Fred genannt. Die Anleitung ist bis Sonntag zum kostenlosen Download verfĂŒgbar. Am Montag zieht sie dann in den Shop um. Das gibt dann auch denjenigen eine Chance, die in der Woche keine Zeit haben, von Blog zu Blog zu hĂŒpfen. Ich wĂŒnsche allen eine schöne (Vor)Weihnachtszeit und danke fĂŒr’s Vorbeischauen.

And I also have a little virtual cookie Christmas gift for all of you. When I signed up for this blog hop a vision of a gingerbread man popped into my head. And he made himself at home in there and also invited a gingerbread woman, and I turned them both into mug rugs and called them Ginger and Fred. The pattern is available for free download until Sunday, I will move it to the shop on Monday. This way people who don’t have time during the week to hop from blog to blog will also have a chance to download the pattern. Have a great holiday season and thank you for stopping by today.

Edit: Ginger & Fred moved over to the store and are available for purchase now, if you missed the free download.

Edit: Ginger & Fred sind in den Shop umgezogen. Wer den freien Download verpasst hat, kann sie dort noch erwerben.





And once again the full schedule of the Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop 2018:

Tuesday, November 27
Kwilty Pleasures
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Songbird Designs
Creative Latitude
Ms P. Designs USA
Gray Barn Designs
Alycia Quilts
Happy Cottage Quilter
Sew Many Yarns
For The Love Of Geese
 
Wednesday, November 28
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Vroomans Quilts
It’s A T-Sweet Day!
Domestic Felicity
That Fabric Feeling
Home Sewn By Us
Karrin’s Crazy World
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Bumbleberry Stitches
Melva Loves Scraps
Beaquilter

Thursday, November 29
MooseStashQuilting
Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life
Kathleen McMusing
DesertSky Quilting
Life in the Scrapatch
Ridge Top Quilt
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Pumpkin Patch BC (that’s me)
Operation Domestic Goddess
Just Let Me Quilt



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Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop Starts Today

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The Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop starts today! I will post on Thursday, the last day of the hop but wanted to share the full schedule in advance. Be sure to check out these amazing bloggers for cookie recipes, Christmas projects, giveaways and other fun stuff.

Heute ist der erste Tag des Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hops. Ich bin erst am Donnerstag, dem letzten Tag, mit dem Posten an der Reihe, und heute gibt es erst mal nur den gesamten Zeitplan mit allen teilnehmenden Blogs. Es gibt jede Menge Rezepte fĂŒr leckere WeihnachtsplĂ€tzchen, festliche NĂ€hprojekte und auch einige Preise zu gewinnen.

Tuesday, November 27
Kwilty Pleasures
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Songbird Designs
Creative Latitude
Ms P. Designs USA
Gray Barn Designs
Alycia Quilts
Happy Cottage Quilter
Sew Many Yarns
For The Love Of Geese
 
Wednesday, November 28
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Vroomans Quilts
It’s A T-Sweet Day!
Domestic Felicity
That Fabric Feeling
Home Sewn By Us
Karrin’s Crazy World
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Bumbleberry Stitches
Melva Loves Scraps
Beaquilter

Thursday, November 29
MooseStashQuilting
Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life
Kathleen McMusing
DesertSky Quilting
Life in the Scrapatch
Ridge Top Quilt
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Pumpkin Patch BC (that’s me)
Operation Domestic Goddess
Just Let Me Quilt



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Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop

I guess I can’t live without having a deadline. After the show was over the first thing I did was join another blog hop. I missed Marian’s Halloween blog hop this year but with the Row Along in September and the quilt show in October there was no way for me to come up with something for another blog hop in October. Carol of Just Let Me Quilt will host the Virtual Cookie Exchange in late November, and I just signed up for a little Christmas fun. I have everything organized in my head already and just need to get it done in reality. Sometimes it all falls into place without too much effort, and this is one of those times.

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Da ich offenbar ohne Terminvorgaben nicht leben kann, habe ich mich gleich nach der Quilt Show fĂŒr einen weiteren Blog Hop angemeldet. Marians Halloween Hop habe ich in diesem Jahr leider verpasst, aber mit dem Row Along im September und der Quilt Show im Oktober war ich komplett ausgelastet, so dass fĂŒr ein weiteres Projekt im Oktober keine Zeit mehr war. Carol/Just Let Me Quilt veranstaltet Ende November einen vorweihnachtlichen Blog Hop mit dem Titel “Virtual Cookie Exchange”, und da wollte ich dann doch gern mitmachen. In meinem Kopf ist die Planung dafĂŒr bereits fertig, nur in Wirklichkeit muss ich das jetzt noch in Angriff nehmen. Manchmal hat man GlĂŒck, und alles passt ohne große MĂŒhe zusammen, und das war hier der Fall.



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My Happy Place Row Along – Show and Tell Day

Today is Show and Tell Day for the Row Along, and here are the links to the participating bloggers. I have nothing to show, I am still busy with the preparation for the quilt show, and it was Thanksgiving weekend in Canada which left me with less time to quilt than I had hoped for. And there is one last giveaway, so be sure to visit the participating bloggers and leave a comment for a chance to win a Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate.

Heute ist Show and Tell Day beim Row Along, und hier ist die Übersicht ĂŒber die teilnehmenden Blogger. Ich habe leider nichts zu zeigen, ich stecke bis ĂŒber beide Ohren in den Vorbereitungen der Quilt Show, und dann war auch noch Thanksgiving-Wochenende in Kanada, so dass ich weniger zum Quilten kam, als mir lieb war. Es gibt auch noch einen letzten Preis zu gewinnen, einen Einkaufsgutschein fĂŒr den Fat Quarter Shop, es lohnt sich also, bei den teilnehmenden Bloggern vorbeizuschauen und zu kommentieren.


Tuesday, October 9
Show and Tell Day

Words & Stitches
Upstairs Hobby Room
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Clever Chameleon
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Sew Joy Creations
Seams To Be Sew



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My Happy Place Row Along – Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone EQ


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.

Yellowstone My Happy Place Row


Über das Thema des diesjĂ€hrigen 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 AktivitĂ€t von Jahr zu Jahr verĂ€ndert. 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 natĂŒrlich 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.

FĂŒr mein Design habe ich mit dem Geysir Old Faithful und mit den WasserfĂ€llen 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 hinzufĂŒgen, aber dann fehlte irgendwie noch etwas, und links war noch Platz fĂŒr Grand Prismatic Spring. Grand Prismatic Spring ist die grĂ¶ĂŸte heiße Quelle in den USA, und die bunten Farben werden durch thermophile Bakterien gebildet, die in den verschiedenen Temperaturzonen der Quelle leben.

Yellowstone Wall Hanging


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.

Grand Prismatic Spring

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone NP


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 appliquĂ© pieces, and I appliquĂ©d 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.

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21408-79 Naturscapes High Ridge Crossing


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21390-44 Naturescapes When Push Comes To Shove

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21386-12 Naturescapes When Push Comes To Shove

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21385-35 Naturescapes When Push Comes To Shove


Northcott Fabrics hat großzĂŒgig unsere Projekte gesponsort, und wir durften uns Stoffe aus den aktuellen Kollektionen aussuchen. “Naturscapes” war genau richtig fĂŒr meine Reihe, und ich suchte mir fĂŒr den Hintergrund vier Stoffe aus. Der Himmel, die BĂ€ume und die Felsen waren einfach perfekt fĂŒr meine Yellowstone-Landschaft. Ich habe aus meiner Reihe dann einen Wandbehang gemacht und ihn fĂŒr unsere Quiltshow im Oktober registriert. Die Anleitung fĂŒr die Reihe steht fĂŒr eine Woche lang zum kostenlosen Download zur VerfĂŒgung. 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 tatsĂ€chlich 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 fĂŒr einen Wandbehang verfĂŒgbar. 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 fĂŒr die UnterstĂŒtzung.

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.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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 fĂŒr die UnterstĂŒtzung.

EQ8


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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 fĂŒr 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 fĂŒr die Teilnahme an den Verlosungen nicht nötig und fĂŒhrt dazu, dass der Kommentar als Spam eingestuft und nicht veröffentlicht wird. Ich werde solche Kommentare selbstverstĂ€ndlich genehmigen und manuell veröffentlichen, aber ich bitte um VerstĂ€ndnis, 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 ĂŒber 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.


 

Tuesday, September 4
The Quilt Rambler
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Cheryl LaPlante at Seams To Be Sew
Patti’s Patchwork


Thursday, September 6
Pretty Piney
Ms. P Designs USA
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Freemotion by the River
Any Pattern Be A Quilter


Tuesday, September 11
Barbara Dieges
Upstairs Hobby Room
Quilt Art
UlaSewing/SzycieUli


Thursday, September 13
Pumpkin Patch BC (that’s me)
Sew Incredibly Crazy
A Quilting Chick
Patchwork Breeze


Tuesday, September 18
Just Let Me Quilt
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Quilt Fabrication
Renee’s Quilting Addiction
Made by Marney


Thursday, September 20
Clever Chameleon
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Heleen Pinkster Quilt Design
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Seams To Be Sew


Tuesday, September 25
Songbird Designs/Brenda’s Blog
Powered by Quilting
Kissed Quilts
Happy Sewing Room
Sew Joy Creations


Thursday, September 27
Bobbinin Quilts
Daydreams of Quilts
The Quilted Snail
Scrapdash


Tuesday, October 2
Words & Stitches
True Blue Quilts
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Creativeblonde


Thursday, October 4
Quilt In Piece
Jaded Spade Creations
Mountain Meadow Designs
Masterpiece Quilting
Pamela Quilts


Tuesday, October 9
Show and Tell Day
Participating blogs to be announced



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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My Happy Place Row Along Schedule

The “My Happy Place Row Along” starts today! Lots of free patterns to download and great prizes to win, so make sure you join the fun. Here is the schedule for the event. Note: The designers are required to offer their patterns for free download for one week only. After that they can remove the free download and offer the pattern for sale. If you like a pattern, download and save it right away. Have fun!

Heute beginnt der “My Happy Place Row Along”! Es gibt jede Menge kostenlose Muster zum Herunterladen und auch Preise zu gewinnen (manchmal muss die Gewinnerin die Versandkosten tragen, dies ist bei den einzelnen Verlosungen angegeben). Hier ist der Zeitplan fĂŒr die einzelnen Tage. Hinweis: Die Designer mĂŒssen ihre Muster nur eine Woche lang zum kostenlosen Download anbieten. Danach können sie die Dateien entfernen und zum Verkauf anbieten. Wem also ein Muster gefĂ€llt, sollte es gleich herunterladen und speichern. Viel Spaß!


 

Tuesday, September 4
The Quilt Rambler
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Cheryl LaPlante at Seams To Be Sew
Patti’s Patchwork


Thursday, September 6
Pretty Piney
Ms. P Designs USA
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Freemotion by the River
Any Pattern
Be A Quilter


Tuesday, September 11
Barbara Dieges
Upstairs Hobby Room
Quilt Art
UlaSewing/SzycieUli


Thursday, September 13
Pumpkin Patch BC (that’s me)
Sew Incredibly Crazy
A Quilting Chick
Patchwork Breeze


Tuesday, September 18
Just Let Me Quilt
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Quilt Fabrication
Renee’s Quilting Addiction
Made by Marney


Thursday, September 20
Clever Chameleon
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Heleen Pinkster Quilt Design
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Seams To Be Sew


Tuesday, September 25
Songbird Designs/Brenda’s Blog
Powered by Quilting
Kissed Quilts
Happy Sewing Room
Sew Joy Creations


Thursday, September 27
Bobbinin Quilts
Daydreams of Quilts
The Quilted Snail
Scrapdash


Tuesday, October 2
Words & Stitches
True Blue Quilts
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Creativeblonde


Thursday, October 4
Quilt In Piece
Jaded Spade Creations
Mountain Meadow Designs
Masterpiece Quilting
Pamela Quilts


Tuesday, October 9
Show and Tell Day
Participating blogs to be announced




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