This is the last week of the EQ7 Seasons Row-Along, hosted by Marian Pena of Seams To Be Sew. I think the reveals are amazing, as all of the ROW designs have been so creative. Thus, I wan to encourage you to visit all of the blogs in this Row-Along and download their free patterns, as well as check out the beautiful quilts that have been made using this patterns. Of course, I think you’ll want to enter the giveaways this week too!
Before I begin, I want to recognize and thank Marian for organizing and hosting this amazing event. I’ve learned a lot and have had great fun. I also want to recognize and thank all of the bloggers who shared free designs and amazing tutorials. BTW – I’ve added all of these wonderful bloggers to My Creative Blogs list, which is a blog dedicated to showcasing creative bloggers, as well as fun blogging events.
While I shared my Winter Delights ROW pattern and a tutorial last week, today I’m sharing a new free “bonus” pattern, a tutorial today, more insights about this blog hop, as well as hosting another giveaway.
But I also want to encourage you to visit all the blogs that are participating in the big reveal, aka Show N Tell Day, of this EQ Seasonal ROW-Along. They’ll be sharing their seasonal quilts and you will find more tutorials, tips and giveaways this week at:
Jennifer Ofenstein – Sewhooked.com
Reeze Hanson – Morning Glory
Loreen Bogdan – School House Quilts
Carol Swift – Just Let Me Quilt
Carla Henton – Creatin In The Sticks
Marlene Baerg Oddie – Kissed Quilts
Amy Warner – Sew Incredibly Crazy
Nancy Myers – Patchwork Breeze
Marian Pena – Seams To Be Sew
Darlene – Quilshop Gal (where you are currently at)
Don’t forget that there is a Facebook group is called “EQ Seasons ROW-Along” and is packed with inspiration.
DID I MENTION A FREE ROW PATTERN BEING GIVEN AWAY HERE?
My ROW quilt design is called Winter Frolic. (above) My favorite ROWIt is designed for a ROW of eight blocks, finish 7 1/2″ x 10″, for an overall row of 10″x60″. Each block is designed for raw edge applique’, or machine embroidery (I recommend designs by Marjorie Busby).
(above) My favorite ROW was created using Hoffman fabrics, found in the new EQ Stash (2015 03). EQ also has a 20% off sale on this Stash Collection, and several other products, this week.
(above) It is easy to add a border to see how this row might look as a table runner. I used a simple border, but you can certainly create an endless number of border formats using EQ7 to audition designs, as well as fabrics in EQ7.
I had a blast using EQ7 to create these whimsical blocks. The snowflake block can easily be made using the AccuQuilt Sleigh & Snowflake die #55322, or you can traditionally cut it using the template provided in my pattern. But die cuts will get you accurate shapes (a must for machine embroidery), faster and easier).
You can download a free PDF pattern for my Winter Frolic ROW Along quilt. This pattern will be free, thru October 31st. Afterwards, it will be available for a nominal fee, where funds will be used to help with postage expenses for various prizes I ship directly to WW winners.
DID I MENTION A TUTORIAL ?
While I’m still learning how to record video tutorials, I created this tutorial to share how easy it is to use EQ7 to create designs for AccuQuilt applique dies.
If you have problems viewing this embedded video, here is a link where you can watch it directly in Youtube: https://youtu.be/TWg_5K9zaE4
I’m still learning how to create video tutorials. While I have more tutorial topics planned for future video tutorials, if there is something you want to learn to do in EQ7, please let me know and I’ll see if I can cover it in a future tutorial. I love all things EQ and while not an expert, I’m happy to try to help.
(note) the above version was created without taking time to use the measuring tape in EQ to plan out the size for the AccuQuilt pre-cuts on the respective blocks. When using EQ7 to plan your projects for Accuquilt applique shapes, definitely take time to use the tape measure tool to verify your scale vs your block size.
DID I MENTION A GIVEAWAY ?
Every week, there have been some amazing giveaways that Marian organized with very generous sponsors. Be sure to visit her blog post this week and enter those giveaways, as appropriate.
Last week, thanks to Marian and some generous sponsors, I hosted a couple giveaways. While those winners have been notified and the post last week has been updated, I wanted to take this opportunity to recognize the respective winners from last week (for giveaways on my blog):
This week, I’m offering a giveaway of precuts to make my Winter Frolic design. To clarify, this precut kit contains seven reindeer and a sleigh, all cut with the AccuQuilt Sleigh and Snowflake die. You can use these applique shapes to create a ROW quilt, table runner, or create your own design. I will send these precuts to one lucky winner, any where in the world. Simply fill out the one option in the rafflecopter form below. I will use Rafflecopter to randomly select a winner on October 12th and send an email to the respective winner. They will have 72 hours to claim their prize.
As mentioned, weekly, each blog in this event will be hosting various giveways. So follow the lineup for this week, as well as next week, to enter all of the amazing giveaways. This includes an opportunity to win a copy of EQ7. Click here to enter this giveaway hosted on the Do You EQ blog. The EQ team has also written a tutorial, to help EQ users download a library of the majority of the blocks, which they kindly compiled, from participating blogs in the EQ Seasons Row Along event. This BLK library will be available for free at EQ for the next 30 days.
While Marian (Seams to be Sew) arranged for amazing giveaways to be offered each week, at each stop in this ROW Along, blog hop event, she also has many wonderful prizes that will be given out at the end of this event, including some for those that use the free ROW Along Patterns to create the Seasonal themed ROWS and/or quilts. For more info on this ROW Along and more prizes, be sure to visit Marian’s inspirational blog.
DID I MENTION A ROW-ALONG BLOG HOP ?
Thank you to Marian of Seams to be Sew for organizing this amazing event. Here is the line up for the entire ROW-Along event, with direct links to all of the posts with free patterns and many wonderful tutorials. There were also weekly giveaways at the majority of the participating blogs, with grand prizes being given away this week.
WEEK ONE – SEPTEMBER 1ST
WEEK TWO – SEPTEMBER 8TH
WEEK THREE – SEPTEMBER 15TH
WEEK FOUR- SEPTEMBER 22ND
WEEK FIVE – SEPTEMBER 29TH
Blog Tutorial On Layouts Electric Quilt and merge ROWs http://doyoueq.com/blog/2015/09/eq7-row-a-long-tutorial-how-to-merge-rows/
WEEK SIX – OCTOBER 6TH
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