Some Secret Sewing that I have been up to…..

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!

I recently had the pleasure of pattern testing for Elisabeth DeMoo of Brown Bird Designs. She has some amazing patterns on her Etsy shop and Craftsy. Soon she will be adding her YoYa Quilt Pattern.

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!

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