Monday, 18 January 2016

Row, row, row your row

Today it's my/Betsys turn in the Moda all stars blog hop (technically it was the 26th)

Last year I was super happy to be asked to be part of this great collaboration between Moda and Martingale.  
A book containing 24 rows and a selection of filler rows for you to create your very own masterpiece.
Something I really loved about this bright idea was that all royalties would be donated to charity and in this case NoKidHungry was chosen.
Throughout this week each of us have been partnered with another designer and "challenged" to make each other's rows. I use the word challenged for the following reason

It's summer here in Australia and this is my back yard ( well not quite but only a 5 minute walk) As I'm sure you can guess it's been hard for me to commit to anything but a swimsuit, sunscreen and a towel!! 

And this is my back yard!!

But I did make a last minute dash before boarding a plane to Utah ( in my thermals)
Here is Betsys row ( 
Here is my row
And here's my "Betsys " row!!

I made my Bitty Basket row using my new fabric lines "behind the scenes" and "lollies". I'm so enjoying these
Here is a few more images from the book

Hope you enjoy making your very own row quilt
Tomorrow (today for some) will be Kate Spain and Sandy Gervais mixing it up

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Blog hop

All the good folk who participated in the making of rows are having some fun this week with a blog hop

Here is the schedule for you to follow along
Brenda Riddle  Carrie Nelson
Corey Yoder  Janet  Clare
Me & My Sister  Barbara Brackman
Pat Sloan  Edyta Sitar
Camille Roskelley  Kathy Schmitz
Sweetwater  Blackbird Designs
 Anne Sutton  Laurie Simpson
Lisa Bongean Joanna Figueroa
Betsy Chutchian Jen Kingwell
Kate Spain  Sandy Gervais
Kaari Meng Kansas Troubles


It's been a while but it's all ready to go.
LONG TIME GONE is the name of the 2016 program. This reflects the years I lived in the Middle East and the fact that this poor quilt was "lost" twice. Packed in the container it had a slow trip back home then was packed in a box when I moved house!! 
It's one for machine lovers and all the details can be found at

As you can see it's a little breezy here today