I hope that you are having a great time doing the Christmas Caroling Row Along Blog Hop!
Thank you Marian Pena of Seams to be Sew
for hosting the hop and for all the work that you have done! Thank you also to Northcott Fabrics
for the lovely fabric that you have donated to us to use in our rows.
I chose the Christmas Carol "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" for my row. I really loved the chorus - "O Tidings of Comfort and Joy". In doing research for the Christmas Carol, I found this fifth verse from 1775 which I really liked.
Now to the Lord sing praises,
All you within this place
Like we true loving brethren,
Each other to embrace,
For the merry time of Christmas
Is coming on a-pace.
I pictured Victorian carolers gathering in town singing and spreading love to all who heard them.
I usually use Electric Quilt
to do my designing. This is the first time that I created appliques using this program. It was both challenging and fun for me. I hope that you like it. I did this row using fusible applique, but you could also do it with hand applique or whatever is your favorite method. I wanted to add some architectural detail to the houses, so I used some of the decorative stitches on my sewing machine. I added a feather stitch to my holly leaves and hand embroidered a wreath on one of the front doors. You can have a lot of fun just deciding exactly how you would like to finish this row. Keep it simple or go wild!
I decided that I would like to finish this row as a wall hanging and put a border on it that kind of looked like a frame, but still keeping a little Victorian feel to it. This is what I came up with.
This is a real easy border to do. It just uses squares and rectangles. I have included this finished border instructions in my pattern.
This is the fabric that I got from Northcott. The red, green and white were from the Toscana line. 9020-26
. The wood grain looking fabric was from Hurry Up Santa 21712-11
My background was also a Northcott, but it was from last year. They have one with the same print, but a different blue from the Magic of Christmas 21701-44
which would work well.
There are also giveaways during our Christmas Caroling Row Along!
Inspired LED Sewing Machine Light (2 Lights 2 Winners)
Shipping Is Anywhere / Shipping Cost must be paid by winner. ---- (Need Converter for 220 Volts)
Value $30.00 each / Total $60.00
Description Link: http://www.seamstobesew.com/?p=13539
Links To Actual Products Found On Description Page At Marian's Blog
Starts September 12, 2017 / Ends September 19, 2017
Sponsor URL: http://www.inspiredled.com/
You will find additional giveaways that were generously donated by Northcott Fabrics and Calibre Art on Marian's Blog
Here are the bloggers that are sharing the day with me:
You can find the rules and guidelines for the giveaways here on Marian's blog
Happy Sewing and Happy Hopping