January 27, 2016

All in a Row Quilt-Along


Are you following along on this fabulous blog hop!? What fun! I'm pleased to be a part of Moda Fabrics and Martingale's book Moda All-Stars: All in a Row: 24 Row-by-Row Quilt Designs by the talented author and quilter, and Moda's Marketing wiz, Lissa Alexander.
Learn more about the book on its page on  Martingale's site.
Like what you see and to win a free copy? We have 5 copies of the book to give away! We'll be randomly selecting from those of you who leave a comment to this post with your e-mail address. In your comment, just 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 leave your e-mail address. Thanks.

What i love most about the "All in a Row" book is the collaborative spirit in which it was made. It's also great that when you buy it all royalties go to Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign to end "child hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day."

In joining more than a dozen Moda designers in celebrating the book through the "It's a Beauty of a Book!" blog hop, I'm sharing my version of this "Thread and Pincushion" row designed by my fellow Moda Fabrics designer, Sandy Gervais.
Here are a few photos of my rendition in Aria -- my soon-to-ship collection for Moda Fabrics. From start to finish, it took me a few hours to complete, and I had never sewed setting triangles before. Look at how cute this is when it's done:
I used Moda Bella Solids Graphite (9900 202) for the background because i wanted to bring out those colors in Aria.
My favorite part? This cute little dimensional pincushion. I plan to appliqué around the edges, once i learn to handstitch better!
Over on her blog, Sandy is making the He Loves Me row that i designed. Here is a peek at the row made with fabrics from my Paradiso collection. Can't wait to see what Sandy's looks like.
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.

87 comments:

  1. If I have to pick just three it would have to be Ann Sutton's snowman row, Sandy's spool row, and your row of pretty flowers. I love the way your fabrics look with the dark background. This book is full of great rows! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.
    ceciliayoung@gmx.com

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  2. Love your tipsy spools! Mamashops@aol.com

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  3. Love the row you made with the little pincushion - it looks striking with the dark background. Also love the row you designed, with the sunshiny flowers. To choose just two favorites would be impossible. I would make every row that I'm 'capable' to sew :) - maybe it would be enough to make a longer quilt for my son. He keeps asking for a longer one ;)! Thank you for this giveaway chance!

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  4. I like Lisa Bonegean stars & the row of florews! Love that you can switch the blocks & rows around to make smaller sizes!

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  5. Love the "he loves me row" and the hanging clothesline row and many more! Pam1045bg@gmail.com

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  6. I would definitely make the "He Loves Me" row and "Twinkle." mcsdces19(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thanks for the chance!

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  7. Oh, there are so many that I would love to make. I love the colors you did Sandy's row in - would look great in my sewing room. Your row is just so cheery with the bright colors - terrific springtime runner. I really like Garland Knot by Brenda Riddle too. Just too hard to pick only two! Thank you for your participation - such a great cause NoKidHungry!

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  8. I agree with another comment...it is so hard to just choose 2!! But I love Bloom and Row Houses. I could really just make them all. :)
    What a great blog hop and cause!
    dailyfamily at gmail dot com

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  9. I like the snowman row and the houses row....and your row, too! I'd love to win.

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  10. oops forgot email....debgirotti at gmail dot com

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  11. Almost all the rows appeal to me. To choose two is a challenge, but ...Row Houses by Carrie Nelson and Winter Friends by Kathy Schmitz would be the first.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  12. I love how you made Sandy's row, the dark background really made it 'pop'. I'm really excited to make this quilt. I plan on making, at least, the houses followed by a drunkard's path and your row of flowers. In my mind it’s already gorgeous, let’s see if I can execute! LOL! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. kmrainwater @ gmail.com

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  13. Oh! I have already picked Bunny Playdate by Janet Clare, to be made as a gift for a bunny-loving friend, and Sing your Song by Sandy Klop, as a gift for the wall of my studio! Gurry(at)telus.net. Kim.

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  15. Threads and pin cushion row and the bird and tree row are favorites for me!! Raincity dot et @gmail

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  16. I love Kathy Schmidt's Winter Friends row and Anne Sutton's Snow Bunny row and...and...and. So many gorgeous rows in this book!

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  17. I love your row with the dark background and your cute Aria fabrics:-)
    My biggest problem is that I love all the rows hard to pick favorites! Carrie's Row Houses and Camille's Twinkle might be the first I'll make because they are easy to piece.
    hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

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  18. Forgot my email from my comment above. So sorry! It's brown(dot)k[at}centurytel(dot)net

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  19. LOVE 'EM ALL..........I would have to make the "Wash Day" and "Snowy Day" . That was a hard decision. Thanks for such a wonderful opportunity to win this book!

    libbyblaha@yahoo.com

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  20. so many fabulous rows. Today my faves are Carrie's row of houses, and Jen Kingwell's flower row! soardkgatfusedotnet

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  21. They are wonderful rows - I am a sucker for Row Houses and Double Stars!! but they are all winners! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I love the house row, the he loves me row and the clothesline! They are all so good it's hard to pick!

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  23. I love your take on Sandy's row! It really is difficult to choose two favorite rows! I really like all of them. One I know for sure I would like to make is the garland knot. I really want to get the book so I can look through them all and plan out a quilt! (I think my email will show up for you, right?)

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  24. I have loved all the rows so far, but I think He loves me & the clothesline are 2 I will definitely quilt. Nanav4@charter.net

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  25. Because my 2 favorite hobbies are quilting and gardening, I am partial to the spools and the flowers rows. Thank you for the chance to win this fun book! carol_feye@hotmail.com

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  26. I'd love to have a copy of the book so I could make Row Houses, Twinkle and many more!

    moccasinbrothersfan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I love the row houses and the rows with the Scotties.

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  28. Love your He Loves Me row! I'm really looking forward to making an all in a row quilt. I know I want to include the row houses, the scottie dogs, the clothesline and your flowers. I think I'll have at least one "star" block---can't decide which one yet.

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  29. I have made around table topper with thread spools before and loved it.....So I like that one and the bunnies and the scotties...But hey whats not to like on this row by row...... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  30. There are more than 2 rows I really want to make but Wash Day and Snowy Day are probably first on the list. Love the projects in this book. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. HI,really like "He loves me row"+The hanging clothesline row! THANKS FOR SHARING! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  32. I would like to make the Wash Day row using scrap fabric from my daughter's handmade dresses. Also, the Scotty dog row since I have a cute terrier.
    mooremikelisa@comcast.net

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  33. Love the use of that dark background with the spools. These rows are lovely. I am enjoying seeing all the designers work on their own rows and then their partners. I love Kathy Schmitz rows and Janet Claire's and several others :-)
    Thanks for participating!

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  34. I plan to make the houses and the spools. Looks like such a fun quilt. rstrindle@yahoo.com

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  35. So hard to choose! maybe Bunny Playtime and Twinkle!
    gillwatson(at)mailbox(dot)co(dot)uk

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  36. what a deal breaker really hard but I guess if I had to make a choice anne suttons snowman/lisa bonegean stars rows thanks for the chance to win

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  37. Your spools on the gray background are so pretty. Can't wait to get my own copy of the book & start "rowing".

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  38. I especially like A Tisket a Tasket and Fetch.

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  39. well of course, your row and Sandy's row:) I can't wait to get the book and go eenie meenie minie mo ....for which row to make first!

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  40. Love snowy day and sing your song. Looking forward to the rows! Parkssueellen@gmail.com

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  41. I think that little tomato pin cushion is a very cute element too! The gray background really pops those fabrics--cute row!

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  42. So far I like your, Sandy's, and Pat Sloans rows. I love them all but some seem really hard but I am going to try! Thanks! Comlisajohnson@gmail.com

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  43. Washday! Bloom! No, wait, Fetch, Meadow rose! Ugh. All adorable. Thaks for the giveaway! cgillen@outlook.com

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  44. I really like Brenda Riddle's Garland Knot. I also like Sandy's Thread and concussion row. Then I saw her red interpretation of your row and thought hoe great it would look in all blue. So many to choose from. Thank you.
    njjnoah@comcast.net

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  45. There are so many cute rows! I narrowed it down to Wash Day and Fetch with Bunny Play Date running a close third.
    bevsilvestre@aol.com

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  46. There are several that I would like to make but a few of my favorites would be Wash Day, Snowy Day and Bunny Play Date. Thanks! sewgood414@hotmail.com

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  47. I really like Wash Day, by Pat Sloan and the Fetch rows. There are so many to like!

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  48. I love your pretty flowers row, I love the spools! I think the spools row is my favorite! I also like Jen's flower row!
    Jdoster61@gmail.com

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  49. I really like your flower row. I already have spots in my house for the clothesline row and the patriotic sand pail row.

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  50. I loved Carrie's row of houses and love the spools and tiny pincushion !!
    Thanks for a chance to win the book. Terri t2mcgreer at gmail dot com

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  51. We Are Family designed by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree and Company and Thread and Pincushion designed by Sandy Gervais. But I also love November designed by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I really want this book so bad. chocolatewiskers@aol.com

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  52. I have to do Bloom by Sweetwater and Meadow Rose by Jen Kingwell. They are my favorites for spring!

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  53. Wow, the rows are all so cute! Two of my favorites are Row Houses and Birdies and Trees.
    jklmengland at windstream dot net

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  54. This book is so full of creative fun! There are several rows I really have liked so far but I will mention Jen Kingwell's posies and Edyta Sitar's pumpkins and leaves. This row book would be so fun to own! Thanks.

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  55. I'd love to win a copy of this book! So many great rows but my favorites are Snowy Day and Twinkle... peks1001(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. I truly love them all, but Drunkard's Path and Meadow Rose really caught my eye. I love that there are so many to choose from and that have all done these is different colors allowing for lots of ideas.

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  57. I like the row with the clothesline and also the one with the pumpkins.
    kellam.susan@yahoo.com

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  58. I have a "thing" for Scotties, so I definitely would make the "Fetch" row by Me and My Sister. It's hard to pick a second row, but I would have to say the Twinkle row by Thimble Blossoms would be my next pick.

    Thanks for the chance to win! Love your spool row, Too. It would make a cute runner for a sewing room!
    Sandy A
    scotty4me39 (at) yahoo {dot} com

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  59. I love Corey's bird/tree row, and Carrie's house row! So cute!
    Tiffiefay at gmail

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  60. Would like to make the spool and flower rows. Love them all.
    Pauline
    yoanwik@aol.com

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  61. Row Houses and Bunny Playdate are my favourites. Thanks for the giveaway chance.
    refusestofear@yahoo.com

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  62. How cute are these!!! Row Houses designed by Carrie Nelson and Birdies and Trees designed by Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby are two of my favorites. Wouldn't they look fabulous aa a welcome banner in the front hall?!! Susie
    slk1@aol.com

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  63. I love the hanging clothes row and the row of flowers. What a lovely looking book. Kmcassie@gmail.com

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  64. For a spring-y feel, I'm thinking I'd start with Sing Your Song and Row Houses. There are so many fun choices, though. Thanks for the chance to enter. wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  65. I'm going to make the star like blocks, Twinkle designed by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms and Double Stars designed by Barbara Brackman for a quilt. and then some of the fun ones for table runners such as yours or Pat Sloan's. grecomara at gmail dot com

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  66. I like Twinkle and Row Houses!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  67. I'd like to try Snowy Day and Bunny Playdate. I have done very little applique, but these blocks make me want to try! Thanks. krseitz@earthlink.net

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  68. I love the spools and the pin cushion is a nice surprise! My other favorite is anything with flowers in it. It is a beautiful quilt. Thanks for a chance to win! kkayser@jtt.net

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  69. For sure I am making He loves Me & Wash day with the Canyon line I have been saving. jandy_10@hotmail.com Thankyou.

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  70. Oh my Jen Kingwell's row makes me swoon.

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  71. I would actually like to make your row and the one you made for the blog hop. Both are so pretty!

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  72. I love spool quilts. I just made one as a wall hanging for my sewing room.

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  73. I love spool quilts. I just made one as a wall hanging for my sewing room.

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  74. I love wash day and thread and pin cushion. Love the look of this book x
    Iain.ross30@gmail.com

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  75. Thread and pincushion and fetch jump out at me as does the drunkards path.

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  76. I would have to choose Anne Sutton's Snowman Row and the Spool and Pin Cushion Row - both so adorable! It was very hard to choose!

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  77. I love the row of houses and the row of flowers, so cute...I would love to try this so the book would be fun to own. thanks for the chance. sewfabrics@outlook.com

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  78. The Drunkard's Path although it will be so small! So delicate. And Meadow Rose. I watched my DIL make one of the quilts pictured in the book and it was quite incredible. So one wasn't enough and we're both working on our own rows. Thanks.

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  79. It was way too hard to just pick two rows as my favorite, but if i absolutely had to it would be the snowmen and the spools. But the pumpkins, the washday row, etc. are awesome too. Have to have this book!

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  80. So hard to choose favorites! Thee are so many fun ways to use these rows. I like the spools and the snowy day. Also the wash day and row houses and twinkle design. I must have this book :) kdznme2@gmail.com

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  81. I'd start by making Bloom by Sweetwater and Double Stars by Barbara Brackman.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  82. Snowy Day by Anne Sutton and November by Lisa Bongean are two of my favorites. But I do love all the rows in this book! It's another one added to my wish list!

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  83. I'd like to make Sandy Gervais' Thread and Pincushion and Carrie Nelson's Row Houses. And many more! Thank you for the opportunity for such a delightful book.

    bluestarofs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  84. Love this book and quilt. My head is spinning with ideas. Love the snowmen, since I have one of Anne's quilts in progress, the pin cushions and the clothesline brings back so many memories. grammymynahan@gmail.com

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  85. I like the dunkard's path and the row houses. Not sure if this giveaway is still open but I am commenting in case it is. :) anitalahay (at) shaw (dot) ca

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