Day at the Beach
It’s finally my feature day for the My Happy Place Row Along. I have been (not so) patiently waiting excitedly to show you what I have created for you. I had a lot of ideas for what I wanted to do with this pattern. There are so many places that make me happy. When I first began I thought I would try to represent my garden, so when I chose my fabrics from Northcott Fabrics I chose ones that I thought would be good flower colors. I love the Stonehenge Gradations Brights collection and both of my choices are from it. I just love how rich and sparkly these are. These are 39302-45 and 39300-85.
When I received my fabric choices from Northcott Fabric who so generously provided each designer with fabric for this event, I felt that they fit better into another happy place of mine. The blue reminded me of the ocean – so clear and reflective. I had to change my pattern to the beach. I have visited both coasts and the gulf and can spend hours just laying on the beach listening to the ocean.
I hunted through my fabric stash to find the perfect fabrics to complete my beach scene. I had some cloud fabric from long ago and a sparkly sand color that I know is also from Northcott that fit in perfectly with the blue I was going to use for the ocean. I used bits and pieces of bright, fun colors to fill in the chairs, umbrella, and sun. I also found a jungle print that I could fussy cut the palm leaves out of. These would look great out of any green fabrics that you have on hand as well.
I started by piecing together my background. I could already imagine being on the beach and the sounds of the waves. I then added in all the applique pieces to complete my scene. A little hand stitching down the applique and my row was finished. I am planning to machine quilt bubbles over the surf applique piece and did not hand applique it down. I will compete this portion when I add my row to other row patterns in the My Happy Place Row Along.
You can download the pattern HERE or by clicking on the photo above.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Now I would like to thank Marian at Seams to be Sew for organizing and hosting this wonderful event again this year. This is my second year participating and it is always a joy. Make sure you visit her and all of the other featured blogs today. If you have any questions about the rules they are all listed on Marian’s blog. Today’s features are
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Each of these blogs has their own pattern to download, giveaway to enter and I hope you visit them all.
Now for some more fun stuff. I am hosting the giveaway from Inspired LED for a Sewing Machine Light System.
Inspired LED Sewing Machine Light System
Worldwide Shipping / Shipping Cost must be paid by winner.
Starts October 04, 2018 / Ends October 09, 2018
Sponsor URL: www.inspiredled.com
For all rules see bottom of the post.
You can also enter the event long giveaway for
Your Giveaway Is: Electric Quilt Version 8
Shipping Is Coupon Code Via Email
Sponsor URL: http://www.electricquilt.com/
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Again I want to thank you all for following along this year. We have one final day of the event in which some of the designers have created projects with some of the patterns. They will give you some inspiration as for what you can create with these wonderful patterns. You can join us Tuesday, October 9, 2018 for the Show and Tell Day. Thank you also to Marian from Seams to be Sew, Northcott Fabric, all the sponsors, and the other designers/bloggers. This event couldn’t happen without all of them and all of you.
Rules for the Giveaways
Rules and Guidelines For Giveaways – as provided by Marian at Seams to be Sew
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 11, 2018, and finish announcing winners on October 10, 2018.
In most cases, the blog where you won at also will announce their
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 shipping 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.