Thursday, January 28, 2016

All in a Row Blog Hop


 
Bonjour!
I am writing to you from the middle of the Navajo Nation...where I am on my yearly adventure to find old Navajo rugs!  I woke up as early as I could to send in my post all about an exciting new book and hop.  
As many of you know, I am a NOVICE quilter...so when Jenifer Keltner, of Martingale Books, rang up and asked if I would like to be involved with their new book, All in a Row, I immediately called on quilt master Penny Tucker.  Some of you may know Penny, as she has been working with the French General design team since we started designing quilts and writing patterns.  There is no one better to have by your side than someone who has been in the quilt world for the past twenty-five years.  Penny rang up Cheryl who has been one of our piecer's for many years and together they came up with our row - using my favorite pattern of all time, the drunkard's path block.


So here is our row - all made out of French General scraps!  It ended up looking a bit like a piece of cream rick-rack running through red blocks.  I love how it turned out and think it would look great in multiple colors on a quilt!
For more information on this new book, please visit the Martingale site.
Be sure to check out the "It's a Beauty of a Contest" event and GREAT PRIZES, from February 1 through March 15, sponsored by Moda Fabrics and Martingale. For more on the contest and prizes, click here.  And if you want to be entered to win a free copy of the book, comment below and be sure to mention two rows shown on the Martingale site (link above) that you'd like to make once you get the book. And please, be sure to include your e-mail address in your comment.  We will choose a handful of winners - for books and French General scraps!
And...if you are interested in seeing my travels through the Navajo Nation...please follow us on instagram over the next week...I am posting daily about the trading posts, the weavers and all of the beauty to be found on a vast stretch of land between Arizona and New Mexico.
Merci!

Here's a list of all the previous Blog Hoppers so you won't miss a thing:

January 18: Brenda Riddle & moi.
January 19: Corey Yoder & Janet Clare
January 20: Me & My Sister (aka Barb & Mary) & Barbara Brackman
January 21: Pat Sloan & Edyta Sitar
January 23: Sweetwater (Karla, Lisa) & Blackbird Designs (Alma & Barb)
January 24:  Anne Sutton & Laurie Simpson
January 27: Kate Spain & Sandy Gervais
January 28: Kaari Meng & Lynne Hagemeir

35 comments:

Loris said...

Your lovely row adds a sweet bit of curviness :-) This row quilt is so fun to see and I hope to make one. I love the rows from Kathy Schmitz with her snowman included and I love Janet Clare's rabbits. and then I also love the row including Minick and Simpson's sand pails....there are a lot of favorites :-) I would really love to win a copy of this. Thank you for sharing and for participating in the designing!

Carol Sc said...

Such a fun book, with so many rows that will teach us some new techniques. I would like to see your row made with scrappy, bright colors. Living in an area that is experiencing snow and cold, I would probably start with Kathy Schmitz's snowmen row and Carrie Nelson's house row --- but those are only the start.
quiltschon@att.net

Karen Brennan said...

I love your products. Nice flow to the pattern for row quilt.

wendi yates said...

I have been reading some of the comments left by others and just when I think to myself, yes, that is my favourite row, I am reminded of another one that I really liked! I find it so hard to commit to one or two....but I think that my number one pick is yours, Kaari and your idea of a number of rows with different colours...maybe reversed with light ground and dark pattern would be so striking! I also liked the rabbits that Janet Clare did. With Easter hopping our way, I think that would make a great table runner. And Bren's heart garland is gorgeous and with Valentine's Day coming up - what a wonderful gift that would make! It has been fun seeing all the creativity of all the designers involved in this project. Everyone's interpretation of the challenge was so different. It goes without saying that to win the book would be a fabulous way to pass the winter season...so with fingers crossed!

Jamie said...

I would want to make the clothes line and spool and pincushion rows, but really they are all lovely. Your row looks like vintage lace to me and that is just so darn pretty! -- Whikerybasket a.t yahoooo.

Marcia said...

Yumm! I love row quilts, and LOVE the French General row--never has a Drunkard's Path been more charming. I would definitely use Drunkard's Path and We Are Family. Congratulations, and thanks for the chance!

tac73 said...

Your row is just beautiful! I am thoroughly enjoying this blog hop. I think I would like to make Wash Day and Snowy Day first when I get the book. Thank you for sharing.

Miss Jean said...

I have two Scotties so would for sure make the one by My Sister and Me. Also, I love the one with the birds. I need to stretch myself and make yours as curves have intimidated me in the past.

cocoquilts said...

I love your row! I'm a traditional girl at heart. Of course I would choose your row, Drunkard's path and Blackbird Designs, A Tisket A tasket. Love those blender rows also. A quilt or two from this book is definitely on my list. Thank you for sharing your blogpost!
Cheers, Colette

Karrie S said...

I love Fetch and We Are All Family. It was hard to choose because I like them all. Thank you so much for the chance to win. I would love to follow along! Ksmith8@emich.edu

Kim said...

I love your row! I may use it twice in my quilt! I just finished piecing a scrappy braid table runner with a honeybun in your fabric. Still have to quilt it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Allison CB said...

OOOOOOOoooo I love the cream rick rack row!!! Awesome!!!

Melissa Gerber said...

Bunny Playdate and Row Houses. I love your row, too. I recently took a class in curved piecing and so I would love to give that a whirl! Happy rug hunting. melissagerber93@gmail.com

Kay said...

I really liked Betsy Cutchian's row & Kathy Schmitz row. Your's is lovely, too ^ one I would like to see made up in a whole quilt.

Sewgirl said...

Your row is so very elegant. I would like to make Wash Day and Fetch are rows I would love to get started on!! I love the idea of a row quilt, and they turn out so very different, depending on fabric choices. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

It does look like rick rack--very fun!! I love your row, and I would also like to make Betsy's row too!

scottylover said...

I have a "thing" for Scotties so I have to make the "Fetch" row from Me and My Sister designs. I also am torn between your row and the "Twinkle" row by Thimble Blossoms. I would have to say your row wins out this time!
Sandy A
scotty4me39 (at) yahoo.com

Curtains in My Tree said...


I have loved French General since I first seen a book at book store a red covered book
and then the reds and blue materails by moda

Lee said...

I love the Fetch Row and the rows of houses!! I love your rick rack look - thank you!!

Terri Mc said...

I love Fetch and Carrie Nelson's Row Houses. I have really enjoyed this blog hop and hate for it to end. Terri t2mcgreer@gmail.com

Linda said...

HELLO, I'd like to make Carrie Nelson's Row+Me+My Sister's Row!
THANK YOU! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Mary said...

I just love this book. My favorites are the Sand Pails and now that I've seen the Drunkards's Path it's another favorite. It's hard to pick just two. My quilt shop has the book on order. Would love to win one. marymarusin@hotmail.com

Cecilia said...

Your row is pretty! My two favorites are Anne Sutton's snowman and Sandy Gervais' spools. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.
ceciliayoung at gmx.com

Deb said...

It was hard to find your actual blog....but finally, here I am for the first time. I'm enjoying the blog hop. I'd love to make the snowman row and the house row.

Sue Horton said...

I love the spool row and of course your row..I always love French general fabric line....thanks for sharing in. The book giveaway.....

KrisD said...

Meadow Rose and Sand Pails would be the first rows I would make from the All in a Row book but all of them are lovely rows. What a fun concept

Carrie P. said...

Snowy Day and Garland Knot are two that I really like but I like them all. So creative.

lauraluvsloons said...

I like your row a lot and also the row from Bunny Hill. I already have a wonderful assortment of French General scraps I've been saving for such a project.

Liz said...

I love the drunkard's path row and I'm smitten with the clothesline.....and houses and jen k's flowers....how to pick? I just need to get the book to get started!!
My red, cream, brown french general scraps are waiting to get used up. There is very little I throw away for fear I will want it some day for a project:)

Linda said...

Wow! All of the rows are so fun. The first two rows I would start with, would be Penny and Cheryl's Drunkaed's Path design and the Garland Knot by Brenda Riddle. For good luck and extra joy, I would do Bird on a Pumpkin by Edyta Sitar next. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Robin T said...

It is hard to choose my two favorites. The rows are all fun including the filler rows by Lissa. The first two I was drawn to are Wash Day by Pat Sloan and Meadow Rose by Jen Kingwell. I would love to use some of the rows as borders. Thank you for the chance to win a prize!

Kd Brown said...

Wow,I love your row and Kathy Schmidt's Winter Friends and Anne Sutton's Snow Bunny! What a great book!

Vicki K. said...

Ha - I love the idea of the FG ric rac in my favorite cream and red! Also, I like the colorway and simplicity of Sweetwater's Bloom and am always charmed by washlines - so Wash Day is another fav. Have been enjoying your Navajo treasures on IG!

MoeWest said...

I like Snowy Day designed by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs and Garland Knot designed by Brenda Riddle of Acorn Quilt and Gift Company, to pick two but there are many other wonderful rows!

cocoquilts said...

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