It's a Garden Party Row Along
I am just thrilled to welcome you to my day for the It's a Garden Party Row Along. This is my second year to participate and this year is even bigger and better than last year. A huge shout out to Marian Pena of Seams to be Sew who puts this all together for us-even when life throws in all sorts of wrinkles.
This year as we were deciding on a theme for the Row Along I had some thoughts in the back of my mind. With a Garden Party theme I could not help but think of a very dear friend who helps a small group of us celebrate our birthdays in style each year. We have party hats and necklaces and tiaras...she just makes us sparkle for our special day. This friend also happens to love flamingos. So my idea was to combine these elements into my row and I call it Party Time. Here is my finished stand alone version of my quilt. Yes, flamingos at a Garden Party.
One of my favorite fabric companies, Northcott, is very generous in providing all of us with a yard of fabric for our quilts. I just love their Essence collection-these are such great blenders and come in a wide variety of colors. I wanted some bold colors for this quilt and these just made my quilt pop. The orange is from another collection, Canvas, which has some texture to it that is nice.
You can view the entire collection no their website via the links below:
I am such a fan of the fusible applique method. Over the years I have learned a good bit about what works well for me with this technique. Below you will find three videos I have made to show you how I put my row together. These are filled with my tips; so whether you are new to fusible applique or have lots of experience I hope you find them valuable.
I am a teacher at heart and that is how I approach my quilting business; as a teacher here to help you be as successful as possible in your quilting endeavors.
This first video shows how to prepare all of your applique pieces.
In this second video I show how you can put the flamingos together to add them as one unit to the background fabric.
And the third video walks you through how I use my sewing machine to finish the applique process.
I really let myself out of the box on my sample and did some free motion quilting. I am usually a straight lines/outline kind of gal, but this quilt just called for a little more whimsy. And you know what? It was kind of fun, at least after my original trepidation eased and I let myself just go with it.
Click on the link below for the pattern, which is free until October 10th.
Party Time PDF Pattern
Marian has done an amazing job of rounding up sponsors for our Row Along. I am very pleased to be able to host the giveaway for a Fat Quarter Bundle from Timeless Treasures. I just love so many of their collections and enjoy using their fabrics in my quilts. I often pick up some yardage when visiting a quilt shop just because it inspires me. This FQ Bundle is a $20.00 value and ships to anywhere in the world, but please note that the winner pays shipping costs.
Be sure and read all of the rules. We are sticklers for them and comments are one of those requirements. Though I hope you will leave a comment even if you do not enter the giveaways.
One of our sponsors this year is Electric Quilt. Many of us, myself included use this software when designing our quilts. I do not know what I would do without it! It has sure simplified my design process. I still have sketches done on grid paper from back in the day. Though my applique designs are most often still drawn by hand EQ's software can even be used to draw those.
They are currently offering 20% off of any products except for EQ Academy during the row along. The coupon code to use is: GARDENPARTY20.
There is so much more fun to be had and patterns to be collected so be sure and visit all of the other designers/bloggers who are participating with me today.
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
Moose Stash Quilting
Tuning My Heart Quilts-that's me!
Marian has links for all of the past posts in case you missed some of them. You can also enter giveaways via her website at www.seamstobesew.com/
For the complete Row Along schedule click here.
I wish you all
9/29/2020 02:20:09 am
Thank you for this beautiful and funny pattern. It makes me 😃
9/30/2020 02:02:13 pm
I am so glad.
9/29/2020 03:17:06 am
Your flamingos are fantastic! That looks like a really fun garden party.
9/30/2020 02:02:46 pm
9/29/2020 04:06:23 am
Who wouldn't want to party with your awesome flamingos? A great tribute to your caring friend. Thanks for such a fun addition to the row along.
9/30/2020 02:03:48 pm
Exactly! I hope they brighten your day as well.
9/29/2020 05:29:45 am
Who isn't going to love this row... I love it !!! Fully of whimy and a creative spirit... I'll bring my flamingos with me to this garden party any day of the week... Of course I'm so happy you decided to be part of the row along this year, thank you so much for the creative and fun pattern.
9/30/2020 02:04:25 pm
Always such a pleasure to work with you Marian!
9/29/2020 05:30:50 am
Fun Designs, thank you
9/30/2020 02:04:56 pm
9/29/2020 05:36:11 am
Your flamingos are awesome. Thank you for the pattern.
9/30/2020 02:05:24 pm
You are welcome!
9/29/2020 06:11:10 am
thank you for this sweet pattern. this is fun. i have seen many flamingos in yards and gardens so this is perfect.
9/30/2020 02:06:48 pm
I have seen many as well-actually just across the street. Gardens and flamingos just seem like they are meant to be together.
9/29/2020 06:17:46 am
I love flamingos. I have one sitting in my dining room. Thanks for the cute block.
9/30/2020 02:07:26 pm
And I have one in my kitchen window. Enjoy!
9/29/2020 06:32:42 am
What a fun idea - I love the flamingos! Thank you for such a cute pattern.
9/30/2020 02:08:14 pm
9/29/2020 07:21:20 am
I love your row! Thank you!
9/30/2020 02:08:47 pm
Glad to hear it!
9/29/2020 07:55:51 am
This is so cute. I love the flamingos. Thanks
9/30/2020 02:09:28 pm
Thank you-that makes me smile.
9/29/2020 08:08:30 am
Love these flamingos Debra!! Thanks for sharing your pattern with us!
9/30/2020 02:15:08 pm
Thanks Brenda! And I love your block as well, it will go so well with in my final version of the blocks from our hop.
9/29/2020 08:28:16 am
What a fun row. Thank you.
9/30/2020 02:15:29 pm
9/29/2020 09:49:08 am
Thank you for sharing this fun pattern and videos!
9/30/2020 02:16:09 pm
9/29/2020 10:06:01 am
Thank you for the wonderful row
9/30/2020 02:16:51 pm
I hope you enjoy it!
9/29/2020 10:06:01 am
Oh my goodness those flamingos are just too cute. Who doesn't love pink flamingos...or purple, lime green, blue, plaid...oh you get what I mean! hahahaha
9/30/2020 02:17:43 pm
I think I see colorful flamingos in you future, lol.
9/29/2020 10:52:13 am
I love love love these flamingo's and I am sure that I will be making one as soon as I get the right pinks to make them--thanks so much for your talent and for sharing of it--
9/30/2020 02:18:30 pm
I am so glad to hear that, Diane! Have fun with it!!
9/29/2020 11:14:29 am
Thank you so much! These are adorable!
9/30/2020 02:19:01 pm
9/29/2020 11:40:26 am
Love the Party Loving Flamingos, how to feel special on your day! Thanks for sharing your inspiration & creativeness, as well as the Free Motion suggestions. Great suggestions to get out of the box, loosen up & give those ideas a try!
9/30/2020 02:19:44 pm
Thank you, Dixie!
9/29/2020 11:50:58 am
Cute flamingos! Love them!
9/30/2020 02:20:07 pm
9/29/2020 11:58:15 am
Thanks for such a cute row! My granddaughters will love this!
9/30/2020 02:20:39 pm
I am so happy to hear that, Susan.
9/29/2020 12:15:21 pm
Your addition to the Garden Party is really cute. Thank you for your tutorial. (for some reason I was only able to watch #2 video, but it was good)
9/30/2020 02:21:35 pm
Thanks, Nancy. And for letting me know about the videos-there was indeed a problem with the links so I am glad you mentioned it.
9/29/2020 12:23:45 pm
Love love love the flamingos! Pink is such a beautiful color. Thanks for the great pattern.
9/30/2020 02:22:10 pm
I agree, Doreen. Enjoy!
9/30/2020 02:27:04 pm
Oh,but Denise, your wall is a wonderful addition and those Stonehenge fabrics are just right. I do love that line as well. Happy Quilting!
9/29/2020 01:51:02 pm
Love the flamingos! Thank you!
9/30/2020 02:28:22 pm
You are welcome.
9/29/2020 02:37:33 pm
Everybody loves flamingos! I love this row. I have a friend that is in love with everything flamingo and she will love this little quilt! Thanks so much for sharing!!
9/30/2020 02:29:34 pm
You are welcome! I am glad to hear you have a loving home for this quilt!
9/29/2020 02:51:26 pm
What a cute row! Thanks for sharing with us.
9/30/2020 02:30:18 pm
You're welcome, Janet Nancy!
9/29/2020 03:02:01 pm
This block is just all out FUN! Thank you for designing it.
9/30/2020 02:31:09 pm
I am glad you like it, Nancy!
9/29/2020 04:27:24 pm
What a great addition to the party! Thank you for such a cute pattern.
9/30/2020 02:31:48 pm
Thank you, Sharon!
9/29/2020 05:18:19 pm
What a fun row!! the flamingos are Awesome!! Very Creative!! Thank you for pattern & for chance to win your Give-a-way! :)
9/30/2020 02:32:44 pm
Thank you, Lori! I really appreciate your comments Good luck!!
9/29/2020 06:42:41 pm
your flamingos are so cute! thank you so much for the wonderful pattern :)
9/30/2020 02:33:28 pm
You're welcome, Nancy!
9/30/2020 02:37:42 pm
Thanks, Theresa! Hope the memories made you smile.
9/29/2020 07:44:00 pm
I love, love, your flamingos. My sister has done her guest room in flamingos and now I have to make this for her when I have a chance. Thanks so much for sharing.
9/30/2020 02:38:25 pm
What a fun guest room!
9/29/2020 08:13:00 pm
Debra your Flamingo Garden Party is the perfect touch of whimsy for our Garden Party Quilts. Thankyou. I really needed a reason to smile tonight. 😉
9/30/2020 02:42:14 pm
Thank you, Carol. Sounds like you might have had a tough day. I am glad I could be a part of it and provide a smile.
9/29/2020 09:10:04 pm
Very beautiful flamingos, so very nice! Enjoy your day. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom
9/30/2020 02:42:53 pm
Thank you, Angela!
9/29/2020 10:42:46 pm
Thank you, love it! Your block made me laugh which I really needed tonight!
9/30/2020 02:43:48 pm
I am so glad to hear it, Sally. We all need a little laughter to lighten our load.
9/29/2020 11:03:50 pm
Flamingos are always a beautiful choice for a pattern. Really lovely.
9/30/2020 02:44:24 pm
Thank you, Michele-Marie!
9/30/2020 06:10:18 am
My granddaughter would love this! We just watched a program on flamingos.
9/30/2020 02:40:55 pm
9/30/2020 07:16:45 am
Flamingos make me so happy!!! This is an awesome block - Thank you!!!
9/30/2020 02:40:24 pm
I am glad you like it, Kim!
9/30/2020 02:39:48 pm
It's not a party without party hats-at least that is what my friend seems to think, lol.
9/30/2020 09:18:49 am
Loved your block. What a cute idea.
9/30/2020 02:38:54 pm
Thank you, Nancy.
9/30/2020 10:59:29 am
Love the flamingos for the Garden Party! Thank you!
9/30/2020 02:36:44 pm
9/30/2020 12:49:07 pm
I love the touch of whimsy you added to the lovely row!
9/30/2020 02:36:16 pm
Thanks so much!
9/30/2020 12:51:16 pm
Love your flamingos!!!!
9/30/2020 02:35:42 pm
9/30/2020 01:39:15 pm
I smiled when I saw the flamingos. My granddaughter loves these and I can see a wallhanging for her in the future. I love the way you let yourself go with the quilting. Looks like a professional job. Thank you for the pattern and to all the sponsors for the wonderful prizes.
9/30/2020 02:35:11 pm
I love to hear that you already have someone in mind who will love it. And thanks for your kind words about my quilting!! Happy Quilting!!
9/30/2020 02:01:08 pm
Very nice & I enjoyed your video tips too!
9/30/2020 02:33:59 pm
I am glad, Pamela!
9/30/2020 02:59:41 pm
Flamingos are such wonderful birds, something about their beautiful pink plumage, and their somewhat strange antics, just makes you want to smile. Terrific block, thank you very much.
10/1/2020 12:44:23 am
Oh, I agree, Orla. I am glad you like my flamingos!
9/30/2020 03:13:18 pm
Love your flamingo block. It is just too cute. Would love to add this block, unfortunately, when I click the link, nothing happens. I can navigate and explore all over your site, just can’t get the flamingos. Will try again later.
9/30/2020 04:12:11 pm
Let me know if the problem persists, Teresa. You can use the "contact me" form and we will work something out via email.
9/30/2020 06:23:17 pm
Thanks for the great tips
10/1/2020 12:45:12 am
You are welcome. I hope they prove useful.
Vivian K Oaks
9/30/2020 08:16:15 pm
How cute!! What a perfect place for a flamingo!! Of course - a garden!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and generosity!! Love it!! (And I'm not usually a flamingo fan, but this is just the perfect place for it!) :-)
10/1/2020 12:46:51 am
Thanks, Vivian. I hope you enjoy.
9/30/2020 09:57:44 pm
I love Pink Flamingos. Great block and wonderful of you to donate to all of us.
10/1/2020 12:47:29 am
Thanks, Christi. I hope you enjoy it.
10/1/2020 05:50:32 am
So creative. Thank you for the detailed instruction.
10/2/2020 11:10:57 am
Thank you, Rita. I appreciate that!
10/1/2020 09:58:01 am
Thank you for all the video tips. They are very helpful! Love this block pattern.
10/2/2020 11:11:37 am
I am so glad to hear that, Kathleen! Happy Quilting!!
10/1/2020 11:32:12 am
There is a house not far from me that has a plastic flamingo in it's garden. Of course the local zoo has a small flock of flamingos. They run the gamut in coloring from almost white to the deep pink.
10/2/2020 11:13:41 am
We have some across the street as well. I love seeing the variation in color and was quite surprised to see their chicks are gray.
10/1/2020 03:26:07 pm
What a wonderful pattern! I love the idea of flamingos at a garden party! Thank you so much.
10/2/2020 11:14:19 am
Thank you, Susan! Happy Quilting!!
10/1/2020 05:06:56 pm
Thank you so much! I love all of your work.
10/2/2020 11:15:05 am
Thank YOU, Carol! That is so encouraging!
10/1/2020 05:08:01 pm
Love your Flamingos. I enjoy quilting also.
10/2/2020 11:15:38 am
Happy Quilting, Joy!!
10/1/2020 07:08:02 pm
I love this block! The flamingo party is a fabulous idea!
10/2/2020 11:16:20 am
Thanks, Kathleen! I love how it all came together.
10/1/2020 10:43:08 pm
I love the flamingoes. There's just something so relaxed and fun about them. I have a friend who keeps a couple in her side yard; I will have to stitch this row for her. She is also a quilter--in fact she was the one who got me started in doing it. I am so glad I am a regular follower, or I might have missed it. The row along is fun. Love seeing how each of you approach the theme. Great fun!
10/2/2020 11:18:50 am
I totally agree-flamingos are just fun! I am glad you are enjoying the row along. Are you a part of my Facebook Sew Along group? A fun place to gather with others and see what they are doing as we sew together.
10/2/2020 03:49:31 pm
Of course flamingos! Love it!
10/3/2020 07:26:52 am
Yay Flamingos Now it really is a garden party! Thanks so much!
10/3/2020 10:37:15 pm
They would make a nice addition to any garden.
10/5/2020 04:37:13 pm
I love your Flamingos! Makes me think of Florida since we are taking a trip there soon. Thanks for sharing. 🦩🦩
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