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  • This is My Happy Place–Day 3

    When I first decided to take part in this Row Along, this idea immediately popped into my head!  The table runner is completely made from Northcott Fabrics, including the tea which was leftover from the Christmas Carol Row Along, Angels We Have Heard on HighThank you, Marian Pena at Seams to be Sew for getting me involved again! 

    Click on the photo to take you to the pattern for Tea for Two on PayHip. 

    Northcott generously donated fabrics to each of the designers.  I found that the BEATRICE fabric line really fit my design the best.  The darkest blue fabric (21538-48), was used for the teapot and cups, border HST and binding.  I chose a medium blue fabric (21540-48) for the teapot lid and saucers.  Looking for an offwhite, I found this background (21537-11).  The “tea” (9020-350) is from their awesome TOSCANA line.  That line of fabrics has every color you would ever want.  They aren’t quite solids but have shading to them.

    Just the other day I realized that this is not a new theme for me.  Sitting down and having a cup of tea or coffee with a friend, is always a time of sharing and connecting.

    I made this cross-stitch sampler back in the 1980’s. Then there is this UFO that I started with teapots purchased in the Netherlands in 1998.  Cut out the teapots and appliqued them to a white-on-white background.  Since there were no cups I designed the paper pieced cups.  Now the quilting needs to be finished! 

    Come back here every Tuesday and Thursday until October 4th to get the next link. Besides the free patterns, 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. The prizes are only available for one week after the day that they are posted. Here is a link to the rules: 

    Here are the prizes that are available for today, so make sure you leave a comment!

    a Rafflecopter giveaway


    a Rafflecopter giveaway



    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Today, September 11, 2018

    • Barbara Dieges                               bdieges designs (me)
    • Sandy Whitelaw                             Upstairs Hobby Room
    • Janeen Van Niekerk                      Quilt Art
    • Urszula Platek                                Ula Sewing / SzycieUli

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    • Brenda Alburl                                Songbird Designs/Brenda’s Blog
    • Sherry Shish                                   Powered By Quilting
    • Marlene Baerg                               Kissed Quilts
    • Jean Boyd                                       Happy Sewing Room
    • Sarah Vanderburgh                      Sew Joy Creations

    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    • Beth Hennan                                  Words & Stitches
    • Andi Stanfield                                True Blue Quilts
    • Loreen Bogdan                              Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
    • Terri Vanden Bosch                      Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
    • Michelle Roberts                           Creative Blonde

    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    • Vanda Chittenden                         Quilt In Piece
    • Chelsea Spade                                Jaded Spade Creations
    • Paula S Gilmore                            Mountain Meadow Designs
    • Nancy Scott                                    Masterpiece Quilting
    • Pamela Boatright                          Pamela Quilts

    Rules and Guidelines For Giveaways from Seams to be Sew Marian Pena
    Please take the time to read it.

    1. 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 and blogger/designer themselves.
    2. 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. In some cases, you will be asked to comment on the blog to enter the giveaway.
    3. All giveaways are listed for one week only and then given away. Each different day of the row along features different giveaways.
    4. Winners are announced within 24 hours of the give away ending.
    5. You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. In most cases, unless otherwise specified, winners must be willing to pay for shipping costs, whether you’re in the USA, or an International shipment.
    9. No purchase whatsoever is necessary.
    10. You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.
    11. 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.
    12. All winners are chosen at random.
    13. 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.
    14. Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.
    15. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
    16. Participating blogger/designers may enter any of the giveaways.
    17. The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.
    18. I am not rich and I do not ask sponsors for money, they provide prizes only.  All giveaways will be shipped that are in my home within 48 hours of my having received shipping fees.  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. In some cases, it may be necessary to ship via Priority Mail.

    Click on the link below to take you to the page with the 2018 blocks.

    2018 Block of the Month

    Patterns at Bluprint


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57 Responsesso far.

  1. I am so glad you enjoy tea! I do not like coffee, even when I worked night shift. I have been following you for a number of years enjoying every monthly letter+flower. Thanks for all your creativity.

  2. I love your tea for two row. It makes me think about sitting on the porch with my mom early in the morning and having tea.

  3. You’ve certainly shown your love of tea thru your various projects and your pattern for your row is just one of the beautiful projects featured today. I love them all. I’m jealous that you can do cross stitch, it’s been the one thing in my life that I just never got. I’ve tried and tried to no avail… It took owning an embroidery machine to even do cross stitch… LOL 🙂

    Of course, it makes me happy, happy, happy that you’ve joined us again this year for the row along and I hope you’ll do it again next year. Hugs!!

  4. What a lovely row! I can’t wait to make it. Brewing a pot of tea to share with a friend or family member is one of my favorite things to do in my happy place; home or studio.

  5. The timing for your row is perfect! My dear friend is celebrating her birthday tomorrow, with a tea party. The guests are her young grandchildren. I think she’d love a quilted runner, or perhaps a pillow for the gazebo, to commemorate the special day.

  6. i love your row with the teapot and cups. I have enjoyed your website and will be back and will suggest it to several of my friends.

  7. You picked exactly the correct fabrics for your teacups!! Perfect!! Thanks so much for being a part of this QAL, and sharing your beautiful designs! Blessings!!!

  8. I love blog hops, they lead me to the best new places. Thanks for sharing your row. I’ll be checking out your books. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  9. Thank you for the table runner/row. I have followed you for years and love your work. The patterns lend themselves to needle turn or fusing quite nicely. Oma’s cupboard remains on my “to do” list.

  10. Your quilts are lovely! The teapot and teacups remind me of the china my great-grandmother brought with her from Germany. I still have a few pieces.

  11. Who doesn’t love tea pots and tea cups? Thank you for the sweet table runner. You’ve just helped me check off what to make for someone on my gift list.

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