Wednesday, October 03, 2018

My Happy Place - Under the Stars

Welcome to my post for the My Happy Place blog hop hosted by Marian at Seams to Be Sew!  Please make sure you stop by her blog to say Thanks for all the work she does setting this up.  I hope you have enjoyed all the beautiful creative row patterns we've seen so far as much as I have.  Let's just say I will have to do a lot of sewing to make all the patterns I've saved so far :)  Add to that the awesome prizes from all the sponsors that Marian has worked so hard to provide - that makes this Row Along a spectacular event!


On to my row now.  I spent quite a bit of time thinking about what I would like to use as my theme.  So many places make me happy, it was hard to decide!  I finally decided that I would like to do a row featuring stars - I love seeing the twinkle of stars, and it always makes me smile when the weather is clear at night and I can spend a few minutes gazing into the great expanse of space and see all the lights above me.



I decided that 9 mini star blocks in a field of scrappy blue would be perfect for what I envisioned.  I managed to miss out on the opportunity to use fabrics from Northcott, (who so generously provided fabric to all who wanted it!) because of all the work we were doing this spring.  I decided to use some Island Batik fabrics for my row.
 I had plenty of lovely blues, but had to dig a bit for the yellows!

Yes, the stars are small, only 3 inches finished!  But you've got this - it's all easy piecing, just smaller pieces!  And you only need 3 of each star.  So try it!

Here is my block - isn't it fun?  I love the mix of stars and the scrappy blues for the sky!

I quilted it in a swirl pattern with deep blue thread, and bound it with a blue bandanna print.

Here it is, hanging out on my design wall.  I'm going to add a hanging sleeve on the narrow end and hang it this way!


Are you ready to make your own?  You can download my pattern here - it will be free for one week (through Oct. 11) then will be available for a fee after that.


Now for the second fun part of the Row Along!  The Giveaway:


I get to give away 1 Rotary Cutter and a 5 pack of blades!  With this you'll be able to do a whole lot of rotary cutting!

These cutters are supposed to be excellent for those with mobility issues or arthritis - you can read more about them here at Seams To Be Sew.  This cutter is a value of $24.99, and 5 blades are $24.99.  This giveawy is available world wide - but the winner will have to pay for the shipping cost.  Well worth it, I would say!
*please read disclaimer and guidelines at the end of the post

Enter here:

As an extra bonus, there is a giveaway for EQ8!  If you like designing quilts, you will love this program!  This prize is a coupon code via e-mail so no shipping needed. The value of this product is $239.00   Read more here...

Electric Quilt

Lots of opportunities for an entry here, so make sure you take some time and enter as many as you like!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck to you!  Make sure you stop by and visit the other blogs featured today:

Thursday, October 4, 2018



*Rules and Guidelines For Giveaways
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Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers for their featured day.

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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.

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winners.

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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.
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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.

54 comments:

Creativeblonde66 said...

Love your row, the stars really look like are are shining ✨

GranChris said...

I love stars. Actually any star. I'm getting ready to make Sue Garman's Star quilt.

sketchrs said...

Thank you for the beautiful star row you are sharing.
Ronelle

Karrin Hurd said...

What a cute row. Thanks for sharing!

Happy said...

So beautiful! The different fabrics make the stars twinkle .... this is definitely going on my 'to make' list!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

What a great idea! I love how you used different stars, and the blue sky squares work perfectly.

Susan L. said...

Great row! I love anything with stars!

Allison said...

Under the stars is my happy place, too. I love to sit outside on a summer night and watch the sky.

Bonnie58 said...

I love your happy place. Watching the stars is one of my favourite activities. Thanks for sharing

Linda Williamson said...

I love sitting on my back porch and star gazing. Thanks for sharing your row. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

sam said...

Stars are one of my favorite quilt designs. Thank you for sharing yours.

Sue Green said...

I love your row! The sky is amazing, so vast. Thank you.

Sharon Aurora said...

Who doesn't love looking at the stars in the night sky. Thank you.

Kathleen said...

Stars are a favorite of mine and it is a lovely night sky you created.

Becky said...

Lovely!! I love it!

Sue Raymond said...

Fabulous row! Thank you for sharing...thank you for making it pieced not appliqued!

FabGab said...

It reminds me of lying on the lawn chair, gazing at the sparkles above (and slapping mosquitoes). Thank you.

Jayne said...

The stars stand out beautifully against the blue. Thank you for sharing

whistlebet57 said...

These Stars are great Thanks
Elizabeth, Silverdale, WA

tac73 said...

This is the perfect row for me to make now. Thank you for sharing your happy place.

JANET said...

Sometimes we forget to stop and look up! Thanks for the reminder. (and the pattern)

Susan said...

That is a fun row! I, too, like being under the stars. My husband and I used to camp out in the Arizona forests as often as possible, which was a lot. =) I loved waking up at 4 am and seeing the Milky Way spread across the sky! Thanks for a row that will bring back memories.

Cecilia said...

Your stars are very pretty!
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Chelsea Spade said...

I love this row. We recently moved out of the city and we joke that we bought the stars. There is nothing quite like sitting out in the evening in your own yard star gazing.

Kathy Paroz said...

Love stars and the random swirl layout is nice.

vivoaks said...

Thanks so much for taking part in the Row-Along. Your block is beautiful!! Under the Stars is always a great place to be, I agree! Thanks for the chance to win something too!! Blessings!!

BarefootThunder said...

Love your row πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š my favorite sew far. Thank you.

Sandi1100 said...

Very nice row! I like looking at the stars. Thanks for sharing.

Emily said...

I love the stars! Great idea for a happy place--looking up at the stars!

OhioLori said...

LOOOVE your Row!! & Thank you for sharing how to make it! (((Hugs!!!))) Love Stars...and your row is like seeing a starry night! LOVE it!! :)

wendy said...

I love stars! Thanks for sharing your row!

Nancy Chappelle said...

what a beautiful row! The stars are glowing in the night sky :)

ShirleyC said...

The stars really show up on that dark background! Great idea!

teachpany said...

Great design. I love the variety of stars and background.

Joyce Schroeder said...

Love Love Love this row! Can't wait to try my hand at it myself. Thank you for your lovely work.

Jack Suzen said...

This is really creative work. I appreciate the fact that I’ve never seen something like that before and very helpful suggestion.

Thanks!
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Abbigail said...

Love the row!

shobs said...

I love the way it looks on your wall. Thanks for the pretty block

VA said...

Thanks for a beautiful row. Those stars really do twinkle! The stars are small, but I am going to try to make this!

Carol S. said...

With all the city lights around me it gets harder and harder to see the stars. This row is a beautiful reminder of a night sky. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Love your row. I also love the stars! Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Susan said...

My hubby and I like to stargaze too.

Kathy E. said...

Gazing up at the stars is a favorite here too! Your shades of blue are so much like a night sky when the moon shines across the clouds. Very lovely!

Elaine Snyder said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful row by row pattern

Joyful Quilter said...

Great row, all the stars remind me of camping as a kid - I always felt like I could reach out and touch them.

nicolesender said...

Your starry row is terrific!
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Judy Forkner said...

Love your stars in the night sky!

Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

I'm seeing stars! This is really pretty. Thanks for sharing with us!

Quilter Kathy said...

A lovely pattern... I could see this on my front door!
Thanks for the giveaway and including international entries :)

Kay said...

Your wall hanging is a simple design that is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your pattern. And thanks for the very generous give away.

Marie said...

I love your row! Thank you for sharing a pieced row in this row by row, I was thinking it was appliquΓ© only

Renee Grandinetti said...

Love your stars and sky.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Your starry sky row is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Marian said...

Seems to me I started a stars quilt something like this a few years ago when we were living in Italy. I never finished it, but it does remind me to get it out and get it going again. It was a BOTM on the web... It would be fun to center this pattern in with that quilt as it would really help bring the whole quilt to life. I remember the blocks are not so easy, but it would be fun to intermix different blocks like you have done here. I've enjoyed having you be part of the row along this year Pamela and am hopeful you'll want to come along for #5. :) Hugs!!