Featured Christmas Carol Row The Holly and the Ivy
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The Holly and The Ivy Row – Featured Christmas Carol Row-Along

The Holly and The Ivy Row – My Featured Christmas Carol Row

It’s my day to show my featured Christmas Carol Row!  The Christmas Carol that I chose was The Holly and The Ivy.  I chose this because I wanted to do a traditionally pieced row and I had a holly block in mind.  The individual blocks in this row could easily be used to create a border on a larger project.  You could also increase the size of one and make it the focal point with Christmas fabric borders to create a stunning piece.  The finished size of the row is 12″x30″ and is pictured as a horizontal row.  To create a vertical row you could simply rotate the two center ivy blocks.

I started off putting my row together with the holly block.  I wanted something simple that would go together quickly and show off the fabrics!  A sponsor for the Row-Along Northcott Fabrics was generous enough to provide these beautiful fabrics to designers to sew out the rows.  The photos really do not do it justice.  These fabrics really sparkle and shout Christmas spirit! The fabrics so generously provided by Northcott for this row are:

Toscana 9020-54 (crown),

Artisan Spirit Shimmer 20259M-73 (ivy),

Artisan Spirit Shimmer 20260M-24 (holly berries),

and Toscana 9020-11 (background).

The Holly and the Ivy

Once I had the Holly blocks, the rest of the row just came together!  There are three simple pieced blocks representing the crown, the holly and the ivy in this classic Christmas Carol.  I hope you enjoy this pattern and I would love to see your finished rows and quilts from this Row-Along!

The Holly and The Ivy

This pattern is available to download for free for one week only! I hope you enjoy my featured Christmas Carol Row!

Click here to download pattern.

Or on Craftsy here.

And now for the giveaways!


Anita Designs

2 Beautiful Machine Embroidery Sets

Zipper Bags 1, 2, 3 and


Embroidery Party

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Shipping Is Anywhere / Shipping Cost must be paid by winner.
Value $90.00

Additional giveaways this week include:


A Fat Quarter bundle of 2 yards of fabric from the Collections you see being featured on each day’s blog. You can view all the collections here. Click the pictures and it will take you to each collection being shown and given away during this event.

Northcott 1 FQ Bundles 2yds total
Shipping Is Everywhere
Value $20.00

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Northcott giveaway ends September 26 at midnight est.  Northcott will ship everywhere.

Calibre Art 18×24
Value $59.99

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Calibre Art giveaway ends September 20 at midnight est. Shipping Via Amazon USA Only

Please check out the other designer blogs featured today and each has their own amazing featured Christmas Carol row!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Adventurous Applique and Quilting 
UlaSewing / SzycieUli
From Blank Pages

Special Thanks to Marian at Seams To Be Sew for putting together this incredible Christmas Carol Row-Along!  She worked hard to gather all of these wonderful sponsors that have been sponsoring giveaways each week including those on this post: Northcott Fabrics, Calibre Art, and Anita Goodesign!

Row-Along Update

Here is the schedule for all the designers featured day: Visit them all!  I hope you are enjoying the Christmas Carol Row-Along Day 6

The Christmas Caroling Row Along Schedule

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Quilting Affection
Any Pattern
Just Let Me Quilt
Quilt In Piece
Kissed Quilts

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Daydreams of Quilts 
Seams To Be Sew
Be A Quilter
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Fun Threads

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Masterpiece Quilting
Sugarlane Designs
Happy Sewing Room

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Barbara Dieges
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
The Quilted Snail
Ms. P. Designs USA
(sponsored by Just Let Me Quilt)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Jaded Spade Creations
Adventurous Applique and Quilting 
UlaSewing / SzycieUli
From Blank Pages

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Martina Latimer
Quilt Fabrication
Patchwork Breeze
Patti’s Patchwork
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Cheryl LaPlante
(sponsored by Quilt In Piece)
Morning Glory
Pampered Pettit
Fun Threads

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Mountain Meadow Designs
Quilt Art
Made By Marney
Renee’s Quilting Addiction

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
MaryMack’s Blog
Kathys Kwilts and More
Pamela Quilts
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Heleen Pinkster

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Seams To Be Sew
A Dream and A Stitch
Upstairs Hobby Room
Words & Stitches

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Show and Tell Day
Bloggers will be announced at a later date

Other posts about the Christmas Carol Row-Along:

Christmas Carol Row-Along Day 4!

Christmas Carol Row-Along Day 3

Christmas Carol Row-Along Day 2

Christmas Carol Row-Along Starts Today!

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

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.

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.

For any additional rules and regulations on a particular giveaway please visit Marian at Seams to be Sew

Thank you for visiting my Featured Christmas Carol Row!

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  1. Great to have you in our Row. I like your design and I will not be the only one. I have a lot of beginning quilters in my lessons, and many of them are overwhelmed by so many beautifull designs. Yours is looking great and still reachable for beginners. You show them how a simple block can make a great design. Thanks, Heleen

  2. I like your row very much, and I like that it’s all pieced. It’s a beautiful representation of this song. Thank you and the sponsors for the free things you are giving us. I visited your FB as Stacey.

  3. I have not heard this song before so I went on You Tube and found it. It’s a pretty song. Thanks for the lovely pattern.

  4. I have not heard of this Christmas carol, so will need to find a youtube for it. Maybe it will be familiar after hearing it..hope so! Your block is lovely!

  5. I have never heard of Holly and Ivy that I can remember, I need to go find it now. You have such a pretty row, thank you so much!!

  6. I like your choice of Christmas Carol. I played this once as a violin solo with the accompaniment played by handbells. I can see this block/row being quite versatile. Thanks.

  7. Chelsea, I think this is a great row, and the colors are equally lovely, It’s almost like they dance around the row showing off the great pattern you’ve created.

    Thank you for participating this year, you’ve been wonderful to work with and I hope you’ll consider coming along for the ride again next year.

  8. I know it takes a lot of time and effort to make a block or row. It is so generous of you to give it to us. Love the row. Thanks so much

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