• Angels We Have Heard on High!

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    Angels we have heard on high
    Sweetly singing o’er the plains,
    And the mountains in reply
    Echoing their joyous strains.

    Gloria, in Excelsis Deo!
    Gloria, in Excelsis Deo!Click on the picture to download the PDF pattern.

    Welcome to the fourth day in the 3rd Annual Row Along.  Thank you, Marion Pena, from Seams to be Sew for inviting me to participate in the Row Along and all your hard work finding sponsors for the generous giveaways.

    This Christmas Carol has always had a special place in my heart, but especially now because of where we live.  I can hear the refrain in my head echoing across our valley and mountains, especially when we have a snowy Christmas.  This doesn’t happen too often, we are more likely to have a snowy Easter than Christmas!

    Originally, the pattern started out to be paper-pieced, but once I started working with the large patches of fabric, it wouldn’t work, at least for me.  I devised another method that is explained in detail in the pattern.  Also, the pattern measures 12″ wide x 40″ tall.  I was so intent on using it for a background for our creche which needed to be 40″ tall that I missed the requirement that it was to be 30″ long or tall, but Marian said it was okay.

    Please leave a comment below so that you are registered for all four prizes.

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    The fabrics for the sky, hills, and the village of Bethlehem are all from Northcott, who so generously donated fabrics to all the designers.  The starry sky is from their Magic of Christmas collection and the hills and Bethlehem village fabrics are from their Toscana collection which comes in an incredible selection of colors, but all with that soft muted look of suede, but a silky feel.  Beautiful fabrics to sew and handle.

    Then there are the very practical sturdy cutting mats from Calibre Arts.

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    When you go to the listed designer’s blogs on their release dates, you can download their “Christmas Carol Row-A-Long” patterns for free, either directly from their website or through Craftsy.  

    The patterns are available free for one week after the bloggers featured day, so don’t procrastinate!

    On top of that, on each blog, you can enter to win great quilterly items, donated by a number of different companies.  Each blog will feature different prizes that are available on that day.  Just make sure you comment on each blog to be registered for the prizes.

    I will be keeping the schedule here on my blog.  So check back every Tuesday and Thursday until October 5 to make sure you get all the patterns.

    I will be giving away five signed copies of my book.

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    And it keeps getting better with a gift certificate from The Electric Quilt Company, a great company whose software I use all the time to design my quilts.  Unfortunately, I can’t make quilts as fast as I design them.  Maybe someone could design little quiltmakers to whip out all those quilts?

    a Rafflecopter giveaway  

    Restrictions: EQ has restrictions for this giveaway, it can’t be used for:
    (Exclusions apply – Does not apply to EQ7, EQ7 Migration Kit, EQ Mini Migration Kit, EQ Mini Upgrade, EQ University)

    Christmas Carol Row Along Participants!

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017
    Quilt 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

    Everyone on today’s schedule–Thursday, September 14, 2017
    bdieges designs ME
    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
    Mary Mack’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

    Guidelines for Giveaways.  Please take the time to read this.

    1. Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers for their featured day.
    2. There are no prior announcements on who is doing which sponsor except to the sponsor themselves.
    3. You’ll have to visit the blog or the featured blog to enter the giveaways.
    4. Not all giveaways can be entered at Seams To Be Sew.
    5. I will start announcing winners on September 12, 2017, and finish announcing winners on October 12, 2017.
    6. In most cases, the blog where you won at also will announce their winners.
    7. You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.
    8. With the exception of Show and Tell Day, all giveaways run for approximately one week.
    9. 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.
    10. 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.
    11. 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…
    12. 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.
    13. No purchase whatsoever is necessary.
    14. You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.
    15. 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.
    16. All winners are chosen at random.
    17. 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 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.
    18. Odds of winning a prize are based on a total number of Rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.
    19. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
    20. Participating bloggers may enter any of the giveaways.
    21. The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.
    22. Most of the giveaways are international shipping this year.
    23. in some cases, you will be asked to pay for shipping your giveaways.
    24. I am not rich and I do not ask sponsors for money, they provide prizes only.
    25. If they shipped the prize to me, you will be asked to pay for shipping.
    26. All giveaways will be shipped that are in my home within 48 hours of my having heard from you.
    27. 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 sent 1st 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.
    28. 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.
    29. 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.
    30. 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. Marian Pena from Seams to be Sew

88 Responsesso far.

  1. Joan says:

    Thank you so much Barbara for the wonderful book A Thread Runs Though It. I was a lucky winner and it arrived the other day. What great projects. I can’t wait to get started on something from it. The “little extra” is a sweet little addition too! This book is going to be a treasure for sure!

  2. Patricia says:

    Thank you for such a beautiful pattern!

  3. Denise says:

    I love this angel row! I made a cross-stitched stocking years ago for my aunt, and this angel is very similar in design! It will be a perfect addition to her collection this year 🙂

  4. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    Really love all the patterns, thank you. crystalbluern at tds dot net

  5. Kathleen Kraljic-Trail says:

    beautiful row!

  6. Jayne Dough says:

    Beautiful row! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Anita Jackson says:

    LOL, Yes, I agree with you. Kind of like the Elves and the Shoemaker.. You need your very own secret elves 🙂

  8. Thunder says:

    Merry Christmas !!! Beautiful row, thank you.

  9. Lori Smanski says:

    what a beautiful row. thanks for sharing

  10. Inge Lise Hansen says:

    Soooo nice – I love it. Thank you from Denmark

  11. Well, done!! Beautiful row! Thanks for the pattern.

  12. Cecilia says:

    Beautiful row! This is one of my favorite Christmas carols.

  13. Mary Lou says:

    Angels and Christmas are my favorite association. You row is beautiful, hope I can do it justice.

  14. Amy says:

    Your row is just beautiful!!

  15. Joan says:

    Your row is very beautiful!

  16. Kathy E. says:

    Angels We Have Heard On High is one of my very favorites too. It was those sweet angels who helped the wise men find baby Jesus! Your row is a beautiful example of Christmas and its meaning!

  17. Carol W says:

    Your angel is lovely!

  18. Sandy Wootten says:

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing

  19. Barb says:

    I absolutely love this block! It is beautiful and so well done–thank you!

  20. Joyce Carter says:

    I love your row Barbara. The Angel is just beautiful. I am happy that you didn’t make it paper pieced—not a big fan.
    Thank you for the chance to win your giveaways and for sharing everything with us.

  21. Sharon Andersen says:

    Beautiful row! Thanks so much for sharing. :o)

  22. Renee says:

    Your row is gorgeous!

  23. April C Olive says:

    I love angels and I love the row! Thank you!

  24. Beth T. says:

    Your row is very striking!

  25. JanetT says:

    Thanks for the chance to win the EQ certificate.

  26. JanetT says:

    Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  27. JanetT says:

    LOVE your block. Thank you for sharing.

  28. Christi says:

    I love the row, very nice. Great work as always.

  29. Delia Rotolo says:

    Great row!

  30. Nancy Roraback says:

    I love your row! It just brings a sense of peace…Just love this!

  31. L Long says:

    Beautiful row! Thank you very much!

  32. Liz Horgan says:

    This is beautiful and is perfect to hang above a nativity. I love angels – they’re all around us!

  33. Pam S. says:

    How beautiful! You captured the joy!

  34. apple blossom says:

    love your quilt row. Nice job

  35. mary says:

    That is a lovely row. It’s a perfect rendition of the song.

  36. Elizabeth Balcom says:

    Absolutely Beautiful. Thank you
    Elizabeth, Silverdale, Washington

  37. Bonnie Larson says:

    I love your row. Thanks for sharing

  38. Betsy says:

    I love EQ. Would live to purchase more of their designs

  39. Betsy says:

    Your row is my first download today. It is beautiful just like your alphabet Bom

  40. Sandi says:

    I have never heard the carol but love the row. Thanks for sharing.

  41. Michele-Marie says:

    Such a beautiful row, thank you so much.
    I do love all your work.

  42. Lois Wright says:

    I love this row! One of my favorite hymns.

  43. Pauline Perry says:

    Your row is fabulous – I love your Angel and that carol. Thank you.

  44. Marti Morgan says:

    Fantastic row – love both the row and the carol

  45. Chelsea says:

    I love this row too! Very nice job!

  46. Melody Lutz says:

    Wonderful Row! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

  47. Carol S. says:

    This is such a beautiful row that would look great in a quilt or as a wall hanging! Thanks for the pattern!

  48. Nancy says:

    Wonderful row. Like that you have it set vertical as well. Thanks for sharing!

  49. Wendy says:

    I love your row, it is beautiful! It would make a lovely wall hanging for the Christmas season. Thank you!

  50. Shelley Buttler says:

    Thank you for sharing your block! I love it!

  51. Angela J Short says:

    Very cool row! I like it alot! Awesome design! Thank you for sharing! Have a great day!

  52. Lisa Marie says:

    Your row is gorgeous! There are several people on my Christmas gift list that would love this. Thanks for sharing.

  53. Allison says:

    Oh my goodness – your Angel is beautiful!! Thank you so much for the pattern – I’ve already downloaded it!!! WOW!!!

  54. Dawn says:

    I love this Christmas carol as well. Your row is a beautiful interpretation of the song.

  55. Jayne P says:

    Thank you for sharing your row. All the designers have been so generous with their ideas. And a big thank you to the sponsors

  56. Shirley Clark says:

    I love, love this! I love all kinds of angels – period!

  57. Carol Nelms says:

    Very pretty, thanks for sharing and the giveaways! cork@pa.rr.com

  58. Susan says:

    A well chosen carol and I like your rendition of it in fabric.

  59. Brenda Hulsey says:

    I would love to win this book! Or the GF either! Thanks!

  60. Susan A says:

    Love your row – a perfect interpretation of the carol!

  61. Pam McDonald says:

    That is gorgeous. I’m thinking it will make a wonderful banner for the door. 🙂 I love that Christmas Carol too. I just love Christmas! Thank you for the giveaway!

  62. Mary Chevalier says:

    Thank-you Barbara this alone will make a beautiful Christmas Banner

  63. Denise Pierce says:

    I really like your row. Thank you so much!

  64. Vivian Oaks says:

    Thanks so much for beautiful row-along, and for the chance to win some excellent prizes!! I can’t wait for each new row that comes out. These designers are sure talented! Thanks!!! Vivian
    wvoaks at comcast dot net

  65. Jacqueline Hale says:

    Thank you for the beautiful block!

  66. Joan says:

    Barbara, this is gorgeous. A holiday must have!

  67. lynn bourgeois says:

    Thank you so much for creating and sharing this beautiful row. I am thankful that there are such generous and talented individuals participating in this row along, and grateful that I can in some way be a small part of the sharing.

  68. Joyce Dickens-Loffree says:

    What a lovely row, but then, I’m used to your lovely work as I’ve been following your Appliqué alphabet. Thanks so much.

  69. Sandy R. says:

    Thank you once again for giving us this free pattern. I can’t wait to get started on them..

  70. Linda W says:

    I’ve never used EQ before or really designed a quilt. This would be great. Thanks, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  71. Linda W says:

    Your row is stunning. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  72. Susan L. says:

    What a beautiful row! Thank you!

  73. Annette says:

    I love angels and your pattern is beautiful. Thank you so much for the work I know you put into it and sharing it with us. It is appreciated.

  74. Cindi Young says:

    This row will make an absolutely adorable wall hanging!!!

  75. Monica R says:

    beautiful row. I have to download the pattern, because I’m curious at what other method you used besides paper piecing.

  76. Allison Evrard says:

    Such a beautiful depiction of the carol. Definitely a possibility as a gift for a dear friend. Thanks for the inspiration.

  77. Janet Parde says:

    What a great row! I have followed you for years and love your appliqué! I was really excited when I saw your name in the row participants. Thanks for all the patterns over the years!

  78. Cindy says:

    I love your row! Thanks!

  79. Tanya Mitchell says:

    I love anything with an Angel on it. Wonderful job!!

  80. Nina Ennis says:

    Great row! Am a fan of all of your patterns!

    thank you!!

  81. Barbara Colvin says:

    Lovely as always, Barb. I am collecting your floral alphabet, too. I plan to some of the blocks as monograms in various projects.

  82. Marian Pena says:

    Yep, this is also one of my favorites also. I hate playing favorites, but I do love love love this row Barbara. I’m so sew happy you joined us for the Row Along this years.

  83. Nicole Sender says:

    Outstanding design! Your angel is lovely!

  84. Susan says:

    One of my favorites! Thank you so much for making such a beautiful row. Thanks to all for the chances to win something, but the row itself was a win!