As I sit here in my chair looking on the front window all seems as it should be. The birds are hopping around singing and playing, feeding their mates on the nest. I am very lucky to live in the rural setting that I do. I have been an outdoors kinda gal all my life. I absolutely love to take on challenges. I think this is why I am drawn to pattern testing for Designers. I love taking something and looking at it with through fresh eyes. I have thoroughly loved all the patterns that I have tested!
This pattern does have Y-Seams but I did not find them too difficult. Just remember to take your time. I let my youngest son pick out the colors that he wanted, out of my stash of course. I just love that he chose “Midnight” by Jason Yenter for In the Beginning Fabrics, Maggie Maye ‘Huevos’ for Michael Miller Fabrics, and a couple of my Grunge fabrics by Basicgrey for Moda. Below is a windy picture of the floppy top.
I just love how this turned out. I really can’t wait to iron and quilt this!!
I was also able to test the Row by Row pattern Elisabeth designed this year. The theme is Sew Musical and if you would like to find a shop close to you you can go here, it starts next week on June 21st. I just love this theme and am looking forward to going to some shops in my area!
I chose to use some of my Tabby Road by Tula Pink , fabrics that that I had won. I just love how bright and cheerful it is. I did not put in the musical notes as applique pieces as I plan on quilting them in when I go to finish up this row.
Have you ever participated in the Row by Row in your area? I think it is so much fun gathering a group of your quilting friends and plan a day road trip.
It is also a fantastic way of getting together with those friends that live afar. I have done shopping for IG friends back east and they have in turned shopped for me. This is a worldwide event. Not only is there a free pattern for walk in customers but there are pins, license plates, and other items to collect along the way. I have collected License Plates from here in my state to include in some of my swaps. Very much like the Starbucks Mug where you are collecting from all over.
I would love to hear in the comments below if you are collecting or are looking for a particular pattern. If you are on Instagram checkout the #rowbyrowexperience.
Until next time……………….Enjoy the adventure!