Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Carol of the Bells - Christmas Carol Row Along!

It's time for a Christmas Caroling Row Along brought to you by Marian at Seams to be Sew!  Each designer has picked a Christmas Carol to design a row for.  My favorite Christmas Carol is Carol of the Bells.  Each pattern is free for a week, after that mine will be available for purchase on Craftsy.  




Here's my row for Carol of the Bells. You can click here to download it for $5 from Craftsy.


I started by tracing all my shapes onto Steam a Seam and attached them to my fabrics.


I centered my leaves on this gorgeous snowflake print from our wonderful sponsor Northcott Fabrics. 


This fabric is from their 'Tis the Season collection.  It's fabric 21741M-76.


I also used a Northcott fabric for the ribbons connecting the bells.  Isn't this pretty with all the gold detailing!  This fabric is also from their 'Tis the Season collection.  It's fabric 21740M-24.



 And here's my final row before quilting.  I decided to connect the music note pieces during the quilting process.  The gold fabric is from Northcott's Toscana collection and is color 9020-53.



And here's my row all quilted up!






I have an AMAZING giveaway for one lucky reader today!  It's a Hoffman 15 Fat Quarter Bundle from the 1895 Bali Watercolors Line.  It can be shipped anywhere with shipping cost to be paid for by the winner. 


Northcott Fabrics is the main sponsor of this row a-long and has generously provided some fabrics to each blogger for use in making their row.   Thank you so much Northcott!

In addition, Northcott is sponsoring a weekly giveaway throughout the Row A-Long, as is Calibre Art.  Click HERE for more information on these giveaways and the links to enter both of them.  

These are the amazing bloggers participating today:

And here is a listing of all the participating bloggers -



The Christmas Caroling Row Along Schedule


Thursday, September 14, 2017
Barbara Dieges
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
The Quilted Snail
Ms. P. Designs USA
                                                        (sponsored by Just Let Me Quilt)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Cheryl LaPlante
                                            (sponsored by Quilt In Piece)
Morning Glory
Pampered Pettit
Fun Threads
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Show and Tell Day
Bloggers will be announced at a later date
Rules and Guidelines For Giveaways
Please take the time to read it.
  1. Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers for their featured day.
  2. There are no prior announcements on who is doing which sponsor except to the sponsor themselves.
  3. You’ll have to visit the blog or the featured blog to enter the giveaways. Not all giveaways can be entered at Seams To Be Sew.
  4. I will start announcing winners on September 12, 2017, and finish announcing winners on October 12, 2017 with the exception of the Calibre Art giveaway, those will be available after each featured day, starting September 06, 2017.
  5. In most cases, the blog where you won at also will announce their winners.
  6. You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.
  7. With the exception of Show and Tell Day, all giveaways run for approximately one week.
  8. You are given 3 days to answer the email, if you do not answer within 3 days a new winner will be drawn. Check those spam/junk mail folders, you may miss that winning email if you don’t do so because there are no exceptions to this rule.
  9. If you are notified that you are a winner, in most cases, you will need to provide your name, address, city, state, zip code, country, telephone number, and email address.
  10. In some cases, you will be asked to comment on the blog to enter the giveaway… do the right thing and thank them for the time it took to create the pattern, thank them for the pattern and…
  11. Thank the sponsor by buying their products for the giveaways. This helps them continue to offer great prizes for these types of events. You can also comment on their social media pages. Even if you don’t win, letting them know you love their products is a huge incentive and they really do love hearing from you.
  12. No purchase whatsoever is necessary.
  13. You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.
  14. You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win. Prizes valued at $500.00 should be claimed.
  15. All winners are chosen at random.
  16. All winners will be announced on the blogs via the Rafflecopter entry form and/or post by the blogger at the site where they won and here at Seams To Be Sew. All winners must allow for their first name and first initial of their last name to be announced on this blog.
  17. Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.
  18. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
  19. Participating bloggers may enter any of the giveaways.
  20. The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.
Most of the giveaways are international shipping this year
in some cases, you will be asked to pay for shipping your giveaways.
I am not rich and I do not ask sponsors for money, they provide prizes only.
If they shipped the prize to me, you will be asked to pay for shipping.
All giveaways will be shipped that are in my home within 48 hours of my having heard from you.
An invoice will be sent to you via Paypal, and shipping will take place via Paypal, so your Paypal email will be needed to send the invoice. You will receive a tracking number except for overseas shipments. All shipping will either be first class which averages out at 2.77 to 4.00 up to 13 ounces. Paypal fees are added to that amount to cover that fee. All fabric bundles from Michael Miller, Hoffman, and Moda will be shipped via Priority Mail to protect the fabric itself.
Please note, every effort is made to protect the prizes. They go into a plastic bin when I receive them, and it is covered by an air tight cover. I have a dog in my home and I have a smoker in my home, so I do everything possible to protect the prizes.
Most companies are very good about getting prizes off to customers quickly also, but some companies are overseas, so please allow all sponsors a 2-week time period before you report to me that you still haven’t received your prize. When the company is overseas, it can take 6 weeks to 90 days for an item to also arrive.
Whether or not you read the above, the rules for giveaways are in place to protect everyone. I do not want to hear you didn’t read them, they will be posted on my blog daily during each featured day. There is no excuse for not reading them.

I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

96 comments:

  1. I love the bells. Wonderful fabric. Maybe I will get lucky and win.

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  2. Thanks for the wonderful pattern, & giveaway!

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  3. Your row is gorgeous! The metallic accents on the fabric are perfect.

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  4. Beautiful row, I love the symbolism of the three bells, perfect for the season.

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  5. Beautiful row! Thank you for the pattern

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  6. I played handbells for years, making me love Carol of the Bells. I may need to make this for the director.

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  7. Carol of the Bells is my husband's favorite Christmas carol. I love your row and will have to make it just for him.

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  8. Lovely row! I really like the design and how it came out.

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  9. So creative on the leaves! This row would work well for so many things, I may have to make several!

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  10. I love this row. I especially love the way you made your leaves. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. I play handbells in our church choir and bells always catch my attention. Lovely row! Thank you!

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  12. I love your row! The color of the bells especially. And this fabric in the giveaway is beautiful.

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  13. Such a great row! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us, and the chance to win some wonderful fabric.

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  14. Great row project. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Beautiful tablerunner and love the fabrics! Thanks for a great pattern also!

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  16. I love these bells! They look wonderful on the runner.

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  17. Beautiful row! Thank you for sharing!

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  18. Lovely row! I really like how you put the snowflakes on the leaves. That gives it a little extra sparkle! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. Such a beautiful row pattern Suzy, love the fabrics and your choices. the bell is simple yet delicate and really gives you that elegance that you want in every project. Great Job and thank you for participating.

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  20. Great pattern.. Already downloaded it will be one of the patterns I make for the holidays this year.

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  21. The fabric for the panel is wonderful. love your work.
    Linda in MT

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  22. I love your row. Thanks for sharing

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  23. The bells are so much fun. I love to see fussy cutting for these projects.

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  24. Love the idea of centering the snowflake fabric! That's so clever!

    Thunderfan@protonmail.com

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  25. One of my favorite Christmas songs. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  26. I love this. I hope to start on it in the next day or two.

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  27. I am not familiar with this Christmas Carol, but it is a beautiful row. Reminds me of a hand bell chorus.

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  28. I like the way you fussy cut the pieces.

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  29. wow this is lovely. thank you for sharing the pattern

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  30. I love my little bell collection. Bells at Christmas are so lovely to hear. Those fussy cut leaves are a perfect touch!

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  31. Very pretty, thanks for sharing and the giveaways! cork@pa.rr.com

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  32. Love the bell row.. Great giveaway.. Thank You for both..

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  33. Suzy, this is one of my favorite carols as well, I listen to it every year! I really like your choice in fabrics, they make the design. I will be trying this out for the holidays. Thank you for a great design (not too complicated!) and the giveaways too. :-)

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  34. Love teh gold detailing on the leaves! churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

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  35. I love your row pattern! I think my bells will be made with a printed Christmas fabric. Maybe red AND green! :D Thanks so much

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  36. Love your Christmas bell ringer row & the wonderful fabrics you chose! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  37. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netSeptember 19, 2017 at 2:43 PM

    love the bells -- a great row.

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  38. I love your design. Thank you for sharing your ideas

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  39. As a handbell player, anything with bells catches my attention. I like your row and your interpretation of it in the fabrics and design. Thanks for the pattern.

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  40. I love all the blocks we've received so far for the row-along! Thank you soooo much for being a part of it!

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  41. Love your row. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  42. Oh, I like your row. Thank you so much for the pattern.

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  43. Love your row - simple and elegant. Thanks

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  44. Nicely done! Your fabric choices really show it off. Thanks!

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  45. Thank you so much for your beautiful row. That carol is a favorite of mine, too!

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  46. What a sweet row. Love that it's vertical! Thanks for a great addition to this row by row.

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  47. This is a new carol for me. Beautiful row.

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  48. Beautiful row, thanks so much for taking the time to make, share the tutorial and the great giveaway!

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  49. Great row thank you for sharing. Very nice
    Swoot@att.net

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  50. I don't think I've heard of that Christmas carol, but I love your bells!
    Thank you!

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  51. Lovely row! Thanks for sharing. sandi1100 at yahoo dot com

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  52. Such a beautiful and elegant row ... love it.

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  53. Not sure if my comment was posted or not - I don't see it so I will repost. Your vertical row is gorgeous - so pretty - t
    hank you for your generosity and your time.
    Pauline
    perry94022@hotmail.com

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  54. Thank you so much for the cute block!

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  55. What a fun row! Love the bells, and thank you for sharing.

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  56. Very pretty row..love those bells!

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  57. I can almost hear those golden bells ringing! I love this song too and it always reminds me of the joy of Christmas Day, knowing that Jesus was born to save!

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  58. That's my favorite carol, too. Thanks for the inspiration. The leaves using fussy cutting is a fun idea.

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  59. What a pretty row. You manage to make the bells so expressive!

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  60. You've designed a great row. It's simple but very pretty. Thanks for the pattern. Karen T.

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  61. Sweet bells! I have my own bin for 1895 batiks. lutzcats (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  62. Your bell row is very nice. Thanks for sharing and for the draw. raydeer@memlane.com

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  63. Thank you for your beautiful row pattern! It's so subtle!

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  64. Thank you for the lovely pattern.

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  65. I love the applique, especially the bells, they always make me smile!

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  66. Your bell row is real attractive, and thanks for showing your applique prep. Kathy in Colo repzjratplainsdotnet

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  67. Oh I really like this row! Thank you. I already added it to my Craftsy account.

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  68. Love the row. And I love how you centered the snowflake motifs on the holly leaves! That is something I'll remember so I can do the same thing. Thanks!

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  69. Thank you - love the bells,makes a sweet ror :-)

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  70. I love your row. :) Your bells are terrific! And thank you for the mini tutorial. What a fun blog hop Row Along! Would love to win that Hoffman 1895 Bali Watercolor bundle...so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  71. Love your "Carol of the Bells" and thanks for letting us have the pattern.

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  72. Really love all the patterns, Thank you. crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  73. Your row is very attractive. Thanks.

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  74. Very beautiful row! Thank you for sharing!

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  75. Thank you for the beautiful row and for this giveaway.

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  76. Thank you for the beautiful row design and the giveaway

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  77. What a generous giveaway! Loving all the rows!
    basaran.family@rogers.com

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  78. What a great row! Thank you so much!

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  79. Your row is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  80. What a wonderful row! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  81. I love the bells for Christmas day! Beautiful!

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  82. Your row is wonderful! My mother-in-law plays the bells at her church. I may have to make this for her. It is wonderful. Thank you!

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