Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Vermont Seasons Road Home Row Quilt and Giveaway


I am participating in a blog hop hosted by http://www.seamstobesew.com/



where we each design a row depicting where we live and then make the pattern for the row and the best part is - you get it the patttern for free! And what's even better than a free pattern? 40 free patterns! Each of the 40 bloggers thru the month is giving her pattern away free ! Yes - FREE!
and what's more is each blog has a giveaway!







You do need an embroidery machine to use the CD however but if you are lucky enough to have one then this is the giveaway for you :-)

Just enter using Rafflecopter at the end of this post and then visit the other bloggers to enter even more giveaways. After you enter my giveaway go to visit the other 3 bloggers who share my day.
there is the West End Quilter from Manatoulin Island in Canada, Pamela Quilts in Oregon and
Quilt Fabrication from Silicon Valley CA

So on to my row
Vermont Seasons - 42"x12"

fusible raw edge applique / free motion quilting


I live in Vermont and one of the best things about living here is the changing of the seasons and the fact they are so different so I wanted my row to focus on that. So basically I just took one simple landscape pattern and used different fabrics to show the season and connecting them with the trees.
SUMMER - lush green colors - trees full of leaves
FALL - bright vibrant reds, oranges - trees full




WINTER - cold white and blue - bare tree limbs
SPRING - fresh light greens with tree foliage just starting

I could also see these being made as 4 seperate mini quilts to hang on the wall and be changed out for each season. You could finish each one by binding them using the easy triangle hanging method or do a facing - OR mount them on a stretched canvas using velcro on the back to make it easy to switch up every season. click on the links to bring you to a free turorial on each method.
This project is mostly raw edge or fusible applique. After fusing all the different elements in place you layer the backing and batting like anyother quilt and you applique everything down simply by your quilting process. That means lots of free motion quilting! Don't be scared of it! If you have never FMQ'ed then now is the time to learn. With this type of applique you are basically just going around each motif to hold in place. See the lines on the snow in winter? Just lines - you can do this!
You might want to try doing just one scene making a mini quilt to start. You have nothing to loose but some time and a small amount of fabric. Your quilting world will never be the same once you have learned to free motion quilt - all it takes is practice.
The pattern is available in my Craftsy shop - here.
now back to the giveaway











59 comments:

  1. This is such a great row, I really love how you've designed it so it has several options and the ideas for keeping it single are also cool. I'm so happy you took a chance and joined us for the Road Home Row Along, I hope you've had as much fun as I have and will think about it for next year also. As a fellow customer of your patterns I'll certainly be watching for more of your great art projects.

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  2. I can't imagine living where there aren't dramatic seasonal changes. Love the way you did the foliage.

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  3. I love anything seasonal and your block is amazing!thank you!

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  4. Hello from MA, New England neighbor! Your row is stunning, amazing, wonderful...and definitely reminds me of Vermont! It's inspiring me to try a landscape project!

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  5. Beautiful row! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. Your row is so amazing! I love all the color changes. My niece lives in Vermont and I know she will love this. Thank you for the pattern.

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  7. Wow!! I love your row. The quilting is beautiful.

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  8. I love your seasons row. It shows all the beauty year round! Thanks for the fabulous pattern.

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  9. this is the prettiest row of all, thank you so much.

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  10. Oh, my goodness, Carol! These capture the seasons so well - and look at that beautiful quilting detail! Love it! Thanks for the free pattern, can't wait to make this!

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  11. This row is just stunning and totally shows off all the seasons...love it! Your quilting is beautiful, too!

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  12. For years I have had a fascination with creating the 4 seasons in one quilt... I keep trying and this one is going to be the next!!!!! My favorite so far!
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  13. Very pretty seasonal row/ mini quilts. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  14. this is wonderful. i love how it can be separated. very creative. thanks

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  15. Wow! That is a beautiful row...so glad you are sharing the pattern.

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  16. I really like how you depicted the changing seasons and also how they can made separately or put all together. One of my favorite rows so far.

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  17. oh y gosh - your row is fabulous - so much detail!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  18. A beautiful row that really captures Vermont. Brings back fond memories of living in Ira for a couple years as a kid.

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  19. What a wonderful representation of the four seasons in Vermont. I love New England, thank you for the great row pattern.

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  20. WOW, You outdid yourself, but I am willing to try this one because of your wonderful directions and photos. crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  21. Representing all four seasons was a great idea, thanks for sharing.

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  22. Love your row and love that you could make 4 separate mini quilts out of the pattern too. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Love your block-one day I will tackle something like this-so pretty! Thank you, Susan

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  24. What a great idea for the mini quilts! I love your theme of the four seasons.

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  25. Great idea to use the seasons for your row! Like your designs!
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  26. I love the sentiment and the colors of your row/mini-quilts. Wishing I could visit your wonderful state! Thank you!

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  27. Oh my, your row block is beautiful!

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  28. I love the 4 seasons! Great row! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. I absolutely ADORE your row! How pretty that is, just like Vermont!

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  30. Love the season changes just like Maine tytyty for sharing,,,, happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  31. Wow, what a beautiful and creative row!

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  32. Oh nice! I live in Utah, and we have nice season changes with lots of contrast...but we are definitely a desert and it gets hot here, too. I can't imagine living in a place without mountain views and season changes. Thanks so much!
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  33. This is beautiful! Looks quite the same as Michigan. Thanks so much!

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  34. Oh dear, can I admit to liking your row the best so far? It reminds me of where I live in the Midwest and I do love the change in the seasons. I'm getting better with my FMQ and I'd second your thoughts and statements on learning FMQ. I am going to check out your link to using velcro to attach small quilts to a canvas; that sounds so neat. Thanks so much for the pattern.

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  35. This is a great idea for a row to show the seasons where you live.

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  36. We don't really have seasons here, we just have warm, hot, and too hot to do anything. I miss the seasons.

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  37. love the idea of the seasons. thank you
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  38. Great row. I love Vermont. I've visited a few times.

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  39. Love your row! How creative to do the four seasons together. I've done a few projects using this method and enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing, great job!

    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  40. Thank you so much for the pattern for your beautiful quilt. I just love it. Now to decide whether to make it as the row or do individual seasons.

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  41. Beautiful, I like the stretched canvas idea.

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  42. This is such a beautiful row. Thank you for sharing your talents, and for your encouraging attitude.

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  43. SUPER row, couldn't download it fast enough! I love how all the seasons are depicted. Great job on the theme.

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  44. Beautiful! I love (and miss) the change of seasons. Your quilting is superb! Thank you.

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  45. Perfect representation of the different seasons. It definitely reminds me of my visit to Vermont.

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  46. Perfect representation of the different seasons. It definitely reminds me of my visit to Vermont.

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  47. love your landscape row. thanks for sharning

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  48. Oh my gosh - your quilt is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing this.

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  49. I love the representation of the seasons. The vibrant colors are stunning.

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  50. This row is absolutely beautiful! Since I no longer live in an area that has 4 seasons, this will be a perfect substitution for the changing of the seasons. You did a marvelous job and really captures the essence of each time of the year. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  51. This is sew wonderful! You have captured the changing seasons beautifully! Thank you for sharing ... :) Pat

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  52. You did a beautiful job. Can't wait to try

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