Monday, September 24, 2018

My Happy Place Row Along - My Sewing Room

I hope that you are having a great time doing the My Happy Place 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 my sewing room for my happy place.  It truly is my Happy Sewing Room!  All I have to do is walk into it and I am a happier person.  I don't even have to sew!  :-)  I have so many things that I love surrounding me there, I can't help but smile.  I even have what I call my command center there, which includes my computer and my kindle fire tablet to supply my music.  And don't forget the warm cup of coffee or tea.  Just perfect!

Here is a picture of my row - both the original sample(on right)  and the one on the left made with some of the beautiful fabrics from Northcott Fabrics.

I found when I was sewing my second row, that I had turned the half square triangle corner blocks of the star wall hanging the opposite direction.  I decided to leave it that way.  It gives it a little bit of a different look.  If there is one thing that I found when quilting, mistakes can be your new creation!  Don't sweat it!  It may work in your favor!

I thought that I would share some pics of my sewing room with you.


I added borders with spool cornerstones to finish my row into a wall hanging.  I think that this would look lovely hanging in your sewing room or on your sewing room door.

You could also just make the sewing machine block, which is a 12" finished block, and use it in any quilt that uses blocks that finish to 12".  Add two of your favorite 12" blocks to both sides of the sewing machine block and you have a great table runner.  
Add borders and you can have a small wall hanging or make it into a pillow.

I have included instructions for the borders and 12" sewing machine block with the row pattern.

My pattern will be free through October 2, 2018.

This is the lovely fabric that I received from Northcott Fabrics:
The two prints are from the Heritage Quilting line and the white on white that I used for the background is Beatrice 21537-11

There are wonderful giveaways during the My Happy Place Row Along!

Hoffman My Hex Simple Precut Bundle
Hoffman My Hex 637 Simple Precut Bundle


Hoffman
Worldwide Shipping / Shipping Cost paid by winner.
Value $35.00
Description Link: http://www.seamstobesew.com/?p=19531
Links To Actual Products Found On Description Page At Marian's Blog
Starts September 25, 2018 / Ends Oct 02, 2018
Sponsor URL: https://hoffmancaliforniafabrics.net/

                                                         
a Rafflecopter giveaway

I really love Hoffman fabrics.  The colors are amazing and the feel of the fabric is wonderful!

You will find additional giveaways on Marian's Blog
Also check out the Electric Quilt 8 giveaway on Marian's blog at 
I own this program and have used Electric Quilt since EQ4.  I absolutely love this program!  I design all of my quilts on this program and also use it to make purchased patterns if I want to plug in fabrics and colors to see how it looks before I sew it.  I have even been known to use it to make blocks smaller than the original design.  There are so many uses for this program, that if I listed them all, you would be here forever!  Please check it out.

Here are the designers that are sharing the day with me:

Tuesday September 25, 2018
You can find the rules and guidelines for the giveaways here on Marian's Blog. at Seams to be Sew


Happy Sewing and Happy Hopping!

Jean




122 comments:

  1. Beautiful, I really love the fabric colours ♥

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  2. Oh yes, the coffee is a necessity! ☕

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    1. Yes, I definitely need my coffee. I do enjoy a cup of tea at night too.

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  3. Oh, what an awesome row. Thank you for the beautiful pattern you shared with us.
    Ronelle

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  4. Your row is fantastic! I love how you finished it off in the wall hanging, and thanks for showing the separate piece using the sewing machine block. Really beautiful!

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  5. Love it as a wall hanging! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. I love your Happy Place. It looks so inviting and your colours are so soothing. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Thank you for the great row! I really like that cuppa with it!

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  8. I love your row and your choice of colors. And the coffee!

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  9. Great wall hanging for your sewing room! And, they are truly a happy place!

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  10. I love your row. It will make great gifts for my quilty friends. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks so much Sam. I hope you enjoy making it!

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  11. This row is just what all of us quilters need. I did add it to my patterns on Craftsy. Thanks so much, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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    1. Thanks so much Danette. I hope you enjoy making it!

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  12. Your sewing room is beautiful--it would be my happy place, too! Thanks for the pattern; I'll be saving it as I may have a sewing room of my own soon.

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    1. Thanks so much. I hope you enjoy sewing it for your sewing room.

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  13. love the row and all the different option :-)

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  14. I love this row also, so much fun for the sewing room, and the corners you added with the spool of thread, a very cute addon block. Another great pieced row and thank you so much for participating this year Jean, I hope you will consider coming along again for the next one.

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    1. Thanks so much Marian. I appreciate everything that you have done for us! It is always great fun and I like that it challenges me to do something different!

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  15. Looks so good as a wall hanging. I like that you added the mug of coffee. Coffee is necessary for the creative process. Thank you for the pattern.

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    1. Thanks so much Sharon. I always have a cup of something next to me while I'm sewing. Even sometimes a snack too! :-) I hope you enjoy the pattern!

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  16. What a lovely hanging for your sewing room! I can see that it is indeed a happy place. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much. I have found over the years, that wherever I sew, it is indeed my happy place!

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  17. I love looking at sewing rooms! Thanks for sharing. I also love your block. Thanks for the pattern.

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    1. Thanks so much Shirley. I hope you enjoy the pattern!

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  18. Have the perfect place to hang that row!

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  19. I love your row . The perfect pattern for quilters!

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  20. Thank you, will look great on the craft room door :-)

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  21. Very cute! Your sewing room looks lovely with the projects hung on the walls. My sewing room is also my happy place.

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  22. Wonderful row. My happy place is my sewing room too! Thanks for taking the time to create and share! Much appreciated.

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  23. Thank you for the row. Your sewing room is so clean. Mine looks like a tornado hit it! Did not realize it until I saw yours. Time to clean!

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    1. You're welcome Janet. There are times that I have fabric piles around, but I tend to hide them in bags, boxes and drawers. I can relax better in a clutter free area. :-)

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  24. Great row! Even though it is small, my sewing room is my most favorite room in my house. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks so much Wendy and you're welcome. I have always enjoyed my sewing space, even when it was just a space and not a room. It brings a certain peace to my life. Enjoy!

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  25. Love my sewing room. It's a total disaster but I spend as much time as possible there. Thanks for sharing your pictures and row. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  26. Thank you for the great row. I too love to have my coffee or tea while sewing.
    Elizabeth, in Silverdale, WA

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    1. Thanks so much and you're welcome Elizabeth. I hope you enjoy it!

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  27. Loooove your Sewing Room..definitely a Happy Place!! :) Love the Row too...want to make for my happy Place as well :D

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    1. Thanks so much. I hope you enjoy both making it and having it in your happy place!

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  28. I have several friends who have made the sewing machine wall hanging. Love your room!

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  29. Oops, i commented on the post below. But I had wished for taller walls. LOL

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  30. I love that your sewing machine is piecing a quilt! Thanks for a great row!

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    1. Thanks so much Emily and you're welcome. I hope that you enjoy it!

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  31. This is such a pretty block and it's perfect for a sewing room. Thank you for sharing it!

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  32. Beautiful colors to bring peace in your sewing room.

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  33. My sewing space is also my happy place. Thanks for the wonderful row.

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    1. Thanks so much Laura. I hope that you enjoy it!

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  34. Your row is wonderful, Jean! Love the photos of your sewing room too. Thanks for sharing - I love my cup of coffee beside my sewing machine too :)

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    1. Thanks so much Sarah. I always have something to drink or snack on close by. Have to keep my energy up to keep sewing! :-)

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  35. Thanks so much for your addition to the Row-Along! Your block is great!! I love the quilt block at the top, and the sewing machine at the bottom is super!! I appreciate all your hard work...I wouldn't know where to start on doing something like this!! :-)

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    1. Thank so much! I hope that you enjoy sewing it. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Happy Sewing!

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  36. This would look lovely hanging in any sewing room!

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  37. We all need a happy place. Love the colors.

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  38. Thanks for making your design so easy to download.

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  39. I can't stop looking at your walls. So lovely. Inspires me.

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  40. Great row pattern! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks so much Moira and you're welcome. Happy Sewing!

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  41. My favorite place, too! Thank you for your row.

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  42. Thank you for sharing the views of your quilt room. It DOES look like a happy place! Thanks, too, for the pattern. It has so many possibilities.

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    1. Thanks so much Susan and you're welcome. I hope you enjoy it. Happy Sewing!

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  43. I love your sewing room row. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  44. I can see why your sewing room is your happy place. It's wonderful and clean! Mine is small and messy right now. I'm trying to finish things up and then I can straighten it up. Your row is adorable!

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    1. Thanks so much Sandi. I hope that you enjoy sewing my row.
      Happy Sewing!

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  45. Beautiful Thanks for sharing and the great giveaway. My sewing room is one of my happy places.
    Cork@pa.rr.com

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    1. Thanks so much and you're welcome. Happy Sewing!

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  46. I love my sewing room but I have to get out of it sometimes because its a little to cramped. Thanks for sharing your sewing room with us.

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  47. Thank you for a lovely row and great pictures of your sewing room. Must go now and tidy mine up

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    1. Thanks so much Jayne and you're welcome. I hope you enjoy the pattern and tidying up your room :-). Happy Sewing!

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  48. I love seeing photos of other peoples sewing spaces!

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  49. Thank you for sharing your sewing space and for the great row pattern.

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you enjoy the pattern. Happy Sewing!

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  51. Thank you for sharing your little peace of Heaven. As i mentioned on F.B this my favorite place as well. Your supper hard is easily seen. I realize there is a lot of time, creativity, & more time,(😁) and stress when doing something like this.
    You are so talented

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    1. Thanks so much Monica. I hope you enjoy the pattern and sewing it in your sewing room.
      Happy hopping and happy sewing!

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  52. Fantastic and highly relatable row. Love it.

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    1. Thanks so much Dione. Enjoy! Happy Sewing!

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  53. Thank you sew much! It's a great row and block for a sewing room

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  54. Thank you for the opportunity to win! Love your row and the sewing machine!!

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    1. You're welcome and thank you! Happy Sewing!

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  55. my happy place is also my sewing room! Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  56. Great row! And I must say that I envy your beautiful sunlit sewing room; what a fabulous space to create in! Thanks for sharing.

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