Wednesday, September 19, 2018

My Happy Place Row Along!

I'm excited to be back again this year doing the My Happy Place Row Along with Marian at Seams to be Sew.

I must admit that my happy place stumped me for awhile.  Someone else had done everything I was thinking of.  I even asked my third graders what their happy places were.  I finally decided on my favorite flower - cone flowers.  I myself have a very black thumb.  I am not a gardener.  However my mother grows cone flowers and I enjoy the ones in our local county parks.  I love to see the monarchs on them.



Northcott is not only sponsoring a giveaway on my blog today, but they provided fabric to the designers for our patterns.  Here are the three fabrics I chose:

39303-84 became the flowers
 39303-84

9025-76 became the stems and leaves
9025-76

21390-62 became the background
21390-62

I added a brown for the flower tops and that was it!

I also had a lot of fun quilting my row.  I wanted the background to look like a breeze and added some fun swirls to the leaves.


I quilted the brown tops in bubbles and added a fun ribbon detail in the middle of each petal.



You can download the free pattern HERE.

Be sure to visit the other designers sharing there patterns today:
Clever Chameleon | Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Heleen Pinkster Quilt Design
Cynthia’s Creating Ark | Seams To Be Sew

My giveaway is from Northcott - some gorgeous Banyan Batiks.  Please be sure to read the rules as shown on the rafflecopter link and can be found here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please stop back again soon or join my Facebook Group - Machine Applique Adventures.  I share links to all my blog posts in the group as well as other interesting quilty thoughts and inspiration.  I also love to see what everyone is making!  I post every Monday (inspiration), Wednesday and Saturday (projects), and Friday (free motion quilting)

I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

76 comments:

  1. Cone flowers! Your row is so pretty. I had never seen cone flowers in the desert, but now that I live in TN, I see them all the time. Thank you for this design.

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  2. Paypal or Stripe has not been connected yet, please visit your settings page - that's what it says when I click to download the pattern. No need to publish this comment. =)

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  3. Those fabrics were perfect for that design! I love coneflowers too. <3

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  4. Thank you for sharing the beautiful flower row with us. It is beautiful.
    Ronelle

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  5. That's a flower I want to see in real life.

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  6. Another great row this year Suzy, I love how the flower takes up the whole row, it really makes the flower come alive in the row. So glad you joined again this year and I hope your going to be game for year 5. :) Hugs

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  7. Your pattern looks like fun, but I was unable to download it. It says Paypal or Stripe has not been connected yet, please visit your settings page - that's what it says when I click to download the pattern.

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  8. Gorgeous row! I love the flowers, the fabrics you chose, and the way you quilted the whole row.

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  10. Unfortunately I couldn't download pattern. Like someone else mentioned an entire row would be beautiful. Please set site to be downloadable. Thank you

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  11. A great row and I especially love the quilting

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  12. Your row is beautiful, and I really love the colours and fabrics you used. I wsn't able to download your lovely pattern though. I'm so disappointed.

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  13. even on a laptop i am unable to download your pattern.Sadly.

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  14. Beautiful row design. My garden is one of my happy places and my coneflowers were very prolific this year.

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  15. I love your row design. I, too, love cone flowers, or shall we say, I love all flowers!!

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  16. Eye appealing flower design & I appreciate the pattern link.

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  17. Lovely row - one of my favorite flowers! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  18. Love those joyful looking flowers.

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  19. This is a lovely row, and would certainly put me in a happy place!

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  20. Creative goodnesss is what these sweet cone flowers are. I have just the right place these would look great in too!

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  21. Thanks for the great pattern!

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  22. The download worked perfectly this time. Thank you

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  23. Your row of cone flowers will be a great addition to a garden themed quilt. Thanks!!

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  24. The design and fabrics of your row are great, but the quilting choices really put it over the top. Thank you.

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  25. I love this row! Could be the sides of lots of fun quilts.

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  26. I love the flowers and the colors.

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  27. Great row! Love it. Thanks for taking the time to create and share! Much appreciated!!

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  28. I'm loving all the vertical rows and yours is especially happy.

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  29. Lovely row!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  30. I Love cone flowers thank you so much for your row.

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  31. Love your quilt. I love the cone flowers. I need to download the pattern.

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  32. Your row is beautiful! I like coneflowers too.

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  33. Coneflowers are among my favorites and the way you quilted your row is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

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  34. Your coneflowers are so pretty! I use to have them in my garden but this year they didn't come up. Not sure why. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Love coneflowers, have used them several times for my hand appliqued blocks.

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  36. I love your coneflowers and the beautiful fabric. Thank you.

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  37. Absolutely beautiful!. I totally love your coneflowers. Thank you so much for sharing

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  38. Your coneflowers are beautiful!! Purple is also my favorite color, so that made them especially nice!! :-) Thanks so much for being a part of the Row-Along! Northcott is one of my favorite manufacturer's too, so I'm very appreciative for the chance to win an entire bundle of fat quarters!!! Thanks so much!!! Blessings to you and yours!

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  39. Your row is beautiful! Wonderful job! Cone flowers are interesting, I have a peach colored one in my garden. Thank you!

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  40. Love the detailing, thank you! This is such a fun row along!

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  41. Thank you for the great row pattern. I love coneflowers!

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  42. I love your flowers. Thank you.

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  43. Such beautiful cone flowers and love the colors you chose!! Great job. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Love those flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. I love your flowers. They make me happy too. Thank you

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  46. Your cone-flowers are beautiful..love the fabrics you used!Thank you for sharing pattern too :)

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  47. Lovely design! pjrquilter at msn dot com

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  48. Lovely flowers! I do really like your breezy quilting in the background. It looks like a lovely summer day in your quilt!

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  49. Beautiful! I love cone flowers. Thanks!

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  50. Your echinacea are beautiful! They are a favorite of mine.

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  51. What a pretty row! I do understand your frustration in "everyone else seems to have already covered my favorite place"! I have been trying to design something for myself, and it seems every good idea I have has been done; I get it down on paper and then happen to see an image of almost the identical thing! What is it they say? Great minds think alike, I guess! Thank you for such happy flowers.

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  52. Coneflowers are one of my favorite flowers. They are just so pretty and easy to grow once they get started. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. It's nice that you share a lot of happy places with others :) However, I'm glad that you pushed though and came up with something different. Your cone flowers are beautiful.

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  54. A very pretty row that makes me happy, too...thanks for sharing!

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  55. It's very pretty and colorful the way a happy place should be!

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  56. I also love cone flowers thank you for sharing.

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  57. Lots of beautiful coneflowers grow here in Missouri!!

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  58. Thanks for the vertical row. Most are horizontal rows but I think yours is perfect for a verticlv row. Love your choice

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  59. Love Coneflowers as they are so unique the way they grow. Thank you for sharing such a cute Row.

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  60. Your row is lovely--batiks add so much depth and vibrancy, even with a limited color palette. Your choices were very effective, and your quilting really added to the feeling of the scene.

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  61. love love love cone flowers! Thats all of my flower bed in the front of my home

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  62. Love the cone flowers! Thanks so much for sharing

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  63. Cone Flowers are a favorite of mine too! I have quite a few of them in my garden and they've traveled to places far away from the original planting too! They always brings me happiness and so does your row...I will be adding this one to my list. I know it would look awesome hanging in my sewing room...thank you!

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  64. Love your coneflowers. I haven't spent much time in my garden this year and the weeds are horrendous. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961@ gmail dot com

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  65. Så smuk - jeg elsker mønsteret, mange tak

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  66. I have a black thumb too! But I enjoy flowers of the quilted variety!
    basaran.family (at) rogers.com

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  67. How pretty! Love coneflowers too. Thanks for sharing.

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