Merrily, merrily rowing...
Merrily, merrily rowing...
Except I'm late!
And behind - more on that in a moment.
Welcome to the Beauty of a Blog Hop - a hop for the Moda All-Stars All-in-a-Row book!
Compiled by - corralled by? - Lissa Alexander. ModaLissa. Friend. Mentor. Mother Hen. Big sister - though not "older sister". Guidance counselor. Awesome quilter. Big-picture thinker.
Published by Martingale ~ That Patchwork Place. Editor - Jennifer Keltner. See list above. (It shouldn't come as a surprise that Lissa and Jennifer are good friends - they have a lot in common.)
All royalties from the All In A Row book will go to NoKidHungry - a charitable organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger.
For the hop, two designers - rowers - were paired and each of us was to make the other person's row.
This is the row by Brenda Riddle - it's called Garland Knot.
It's made with fabrics from Brenda's Ambleside collection...
The nine-patches - they look like they're fussy-cut with the way the flowers are placed in the squares. But they're not - Brenda is just. that. good.
Brenda loves applique - and she's really good at it.
More leaves - there were several beautiful green prints in Ambleside. I particularly like the large floral print that she cut up for some of the leaves - there's a bit of green and that's all that matters.
On the back - her "label". It's perfect.
So are you sensing that I might possibly be stalling here... maybe perhaps... probably.
This is as far as I got. It was all those leaves!
Not really, there is only one reason. I moved this past weekend - just across the street but let it suffice to say that there are were piles of stuff everywhere. All of which means - I not only didn't finish, I didn't even really get started.
But that does sort of tie in with something I noticed while reading the book... one of my favorite things in the book is a little "skinny" from each designer.
We were each asked a list of questions and some of our answers were included.
Some of the questions were relating to the group...
This is Brenda's answer - but she's not alone! Ladies, this is a very compulsive group of tidy-uppers.
Fortunately, there are a few of us who replied that the only thing stopping us from starting a new project is nothing - being awake means we're ready.
Beginning on February 1st, there will be an All In A Row Quilt-along. It will run through March 15th and there will be prizes! For every row you complete, you'll receive one entry. Complete six rows - you get six entries. Easy, right? More details will be coming - details will be on Martingale's All In A Row Quilt-Along Facebook page.
On Facebook and Instagram - follow the hashtag - #allinarowquiltalong.
So here's who is hopping and when - it's a bevy of beauties!
If you leave a comment by Friday, January 22nd - midnight - you'll be entered to win a copy of the book and a couple of Layer Cakes to get you started on your rows.
Who knows, even waiting for the fabric and the book, there is a really good chance you'll finish your first row before I do! (And no, I'm not counting the house row I made for the book.)
Whew. Done. I'm off to sew...
Or work. One of those.