Monday, September 25, 2017

Christmas Caroling Row Along - Free Patterns and Giveaways! (Limited Time)

 
 http://www.seamstobesew.com/christmas-caroling-ral-announcing-newest-sponsors-all-the-bloggers/

 
Hello and welcome to my stop on the Christmas Caroling Row Along.  If this is your first time visiting, my name is Brandy and I am super excited to share my rows with you.  That's right, I have TWO free row patterns for you today thanks to the stars aligning as they do. These patterns are FREE through next Tuesday, October 3rd, then they will be available for purchase.  I hope you have been following along for the entire blog hop, if you have missed days please see the end of this post for a list of all the participating blogs.
 
First though, a huge thank you to Marian at Seams to be Sew for bringing us all together.  She has been a busy bee for the last 9 months organizing this event and gathering up some awesome giveaways and deserves a great many hugs.
 
 
Secondly, thank you to Northcott for sending us samples of your beautiful fabric to work with as well as sponsoring the blog hop.  That was such a pleasant surprise for me!  I sign up for blog hops to have deadlines so I get things done, receiving fabric was really amazing and unexpected.  Take a look at the fabrics I picked out:
 
 
My fabrics came from the 'Tis the Season collection by Deborah Edwards, except for the white textured fabric, that came from Northcott's Toscana collection.  Click the following picture and it will take you to Northcott's site where you can see the full collection.
 
http://www.northcott.net/product-detail.aspx?fbid=3&colid=1141&colorid=1773
 
On to my rows!  The original row I designed is called "Midnight Clear Bargello" and is inspired by the song "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" and my family's tradition of having lasagna for dinner every Christmas Eve.  I used the process of layering the lasagna to dictate where my colors would go and then used the tune to make the movement in the bargello.  The tune fabric in my row is the poinsettia fabric.  You can download the pattern for this row on Craftsy by clicking on the photo below or clicking on this link:
Midnight Clear Bargello Pattern
 
Midnight Clear Bargello Pattern
 
You may have noticed that I do not have any of the Northcott fabrics in the bargello.  That is because I received the fabric after I had already finished my row with fabric on hand, and this is why you get a bonus row from me today!  I am calling it Midnight Clear Stars.  I wanted to be sure to do the fabric justice and came up with this row that I feel still fits with a Midnight Clear theme.  I just love sitting outside and looking at the stars on a clear winter night, the stars are always so bright.  Again, you can download the pattern by clicking on the photo below or clicking on this link:
Midnight Clear Stars Pattern 
 
Midnight Clear Stars Pattern
 
When you make one of my patterns I would love for you to send me a photo!  Also please feel free to ask me questions if something is unclear in my instructions.  My email address is brandizzle7133 at gmail dot com.

GIVEAWAY ALERT!
 
The giveaway on my blog today is from
 
http://www.junetailor.com/
 
There will be three winners of a cotton pressing cloth!  Giveaway ends October 3rd, 2017.
 
 
 
A note from Marian about the giveaways:

Rules and Guidelines For Giveaways
Please take the time to read it.
Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers for their featured day.
There are no prior announcements on who is doing which sponsor except to the sponsor themselves.
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.
I will start announcing winners on September 12, 2017, and finish announcing winners on October 12, 2017.
In most cases, the blog where you won at also will announce their winners.
You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me loses the ability to win automatically.
With the exception of Show and Tell Day, all giveaways run for approximately one week.
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.
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.
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 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.
No purchase whatsoever is necessary.
You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.
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.
All winners are chosen at random.
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.
Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of Rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.
This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
Participating bloggers may enter any of the giveaways.
The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.
Most of the giveaways are international 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.

Please take note that you will have to pay the shipping cost for this prize should you win.  But isn't it totally worth it?!
 

Northcott and Calibre Arts are also having giveaways every day of this event, you can enter them at Seams to be Sew's website.
 
Here is the schedule for the entire blog hop, I hope you will hop around and create some fun rows!
 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Martina Latimer
 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Cheryl LaPlante (sponsored by Quilt In Piece)
Morning Glory
Pampered Pettit
Fun Threads
 
 

73 comments:

Betsy said...

Brandy, I love bargello designs. Thank you for taking the time to create this one for your readers

Allison said...

Such beautiful rows! Thank you for sharing them and thank you for the chance to win.

Susan L. said...

Thanks for the great row pattern!

Unknown said...

Thank you for two beautiful rows!

Cynthia Woodham said...

My favourite Northcott Fabric range 'Tis the Season and stars are my favourites. a winning combination for me. Thank you for sharing.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Both of your rows are beautiful!

Linda Williamson said...

Your rows turned out so beautiful. I've never tried any bargello patterns before so this will be an new experience for me. Thanks for sharing your pattern and tutorial. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

Liz Horgan said...

Thanks for the beautiful row and a beautiful Christmas carol!
We usually have lasagna on Christmas Eve too!

Hobbygirl Dolls said...

Thank you for the pretty pattern and for being a part of the row along. I love the rows and the fabrics you chose. (ha...didn't even try to rhyme)

scottylover said...

Love the bonus row! That one is going to be fun to try!

Sandy A

Carol said...

I love your rows, especially the bargello. Thanks for sharing both of your lovely rows!

Monica said...

Wow two beautiful rows.. Thank you for shring.

Chelsea Spade said...

I love both of your rows! I think I will have to try them both!

Cindi Young said...

nice job on both rows!

Barb said...

I love stars and Bargello! What a perfect combination! Thank you sew much!

Sue Green said...

Beautiful rows! Thank you.

lisa0116 said...

Very pretty row! Thank you!

Jackie said...

Beautiful rows! Thank you....

Nancy in IN said...

Thank you for the row. I love to do this and now another idea. I have lots of Christmas fabric. Time to get busy.

Cecilia said...

Both rows are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

HumptyDumpty said...

Both patterns are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

FunThreads Designs said...

I've never tried bargello but that's beautiful

Reeze Hanson said...

This is a really clever row. Thanks for sharing.

DebraKay Neiman said...

Merrily Merrily loving these patterns. crystalbluern at tds dot net

ShirleyC said...

You are so talented and busy! I love them both!

Calicojoan said...

Gorgeous rows for gorgeous fabrics. I have always wanted to try out a star quilt and this row might just be the push I need to get going on it. Thanks for now just 1 but 2 lovely rows!

Allison CB said...

Great rows! I love bargello quilts - some of my fav UFOs in the closet are bargello!!! LOL Thanks for sharing! churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

Stitchin At Home said...

Lovely row. Thanks.

Pam McDonald said...

Bargello's are so pretty! I also love your doggie quilts!!

Pamela said...

Both rows are lovely - thanks!

Sewgirl said...

Lovely job. Thanks for taking the time to create and generously share your pattern...much appreciated!

Slovenka said...

Thank you for the beautiful row and this giveaway.

Kat said...

Brandy,
Your design is really a great interpretation of the song. What a great job you've done. Thank you for two patterns, so generous.
Bargello scares me a bit, but I will give it a try.
Thanks again,
Kat

Thunderfan said...

I really love the color palette on your quilt. It just screams Christmas to me!

Thunderfan@protonmail.com

Seasnail said...

I like the Bargello pattern and the colors are wonderful for Christmas. Thank you.

anna brown said...

Love your colors you used tytyty for cool ideas to boot... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Janarama said...

Beautiful rows ... my favorite is the Midnight Clear Stars row.

Jayne said...

I love the fabric you have chosen for the Midnight Clear Stars. Thank you for sharing these rows

Sue Raymond said...

Thanks so much for sharing both rows! Your talent and time are really appreciated!

Lori said...

your rows are lovely. thank you for the bonus row and for patterns for both.
Thank you for sharing generously.
quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

Susan said...

Double the fun! Thank you so much. I could see appliques being added on both of those, too. I appreciate the pieced rows.

JANET said...

Thank you X2 for the rows. Especially like the stars row.

Bonnie58 said...

Gorgeous fabrics. I love your pattern. Thanks for sharing

wendy said...

Beautiful patterns using beautiful fabrics. Thank you for sharing!

Seacoast Quilter said...

Thank you so much for 2 beautiful row patterns.

sewlost said...

Very pretty block. Thank you for sharing with us.
Swoot@att.net

Michele-Marie said...

Thank you for the 2 rows - they are both beautiful :-)

vivoaks said...

Thanks for the chance to win the pressing cloth! It's something I could really use! Thanks, too, for the block you designed for the Row along. Love it!!! Vivian - wvoaks at comcast dot net

Unknown said...

thanks for the great patterns. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Sandi1100 said...

Thank you for the wonderful row! Your designers are awesome to share with us.

apple blossom said...

Thanks for sharing your two rows with us.

Kathy E. said...

Such great use of pretty fabrics! Bargello is one I always admire, but don't think I would attempt. I also love chevrons!

Margaret Handlin said...

Thank you for the great Bargello design..

Bev said...

both of your designs are fantastic. I am sorry I missed the bars yellow pattern because that one is reallyneat!

Marian said...

Such fun row patterns to create and so pretty. It's been fun to have you participate in the row along this year and I hope you will do it again.

teachpany said...

Very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration

BarefootThunder said...

Merry Christmas, and thanks for the two wonderful rows.

bdieges said...

Good excuse to make another row! Both are very nice!

Lee said...

What pretty rows!! thank you for sharing!!

Sally Murray said...

Both are wonderful, thanks!

Moira said...

Both rows are beautiful! Thanks for them.

Tonil said...

Thank you so much - I have wanted to do a Bargello since starting to quilt a few years ago but a whole top seems too daunting. This is beautiful and manageable (by me that is!)...

Joan said...

Nice to see a couple pieced patterns, thank you!

El mundo según kyso said...

Wow! Wonderful projects! I love both patterns, thanks you! Kemly Sc.

Maf29 said...

WOW, I love this row, so unique! I can see this row and variations of it all over my holiday home. thanks for designing this great Christmas pattern.

Angie&Gary Short said...

Beautiful rows! Thank you for sharing! Enjoy your day!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Susan said...

I like both of the patterns and the fabrics are beautiful.

Edie said...

Lovely row. thank you for sharing. raydeer@memlane.com

BunnyeB said...

Thanks for the rows. You are too generous.

Melissa Meier said...

I really look forward to the Bargello Row. I also love the second row. Thank you for making 2 rows!!

Lisa said...

Very excited about your patterns they are both very pretty! A wonderful addition to any quilt! Comlisajohnson@gmail.com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Two patterns, that's great! I've never made a Bargello yet, this is perfect! Would be awesome to have a Christmas Bargello quilt ;-d

Thank you for sharing and Thanks to all the awesome sponsors!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I so enjoyed seeing your rows as they are pieced and I am a piecer. I can do a bit of applique but I do love piecing. Great rows and yes the first one does look like lasagna. Thank you for the patterns. Karen kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com