Monday, October 02, 2017

Welcome to the Ninth Day of the Christmas Caroling Row Along!

I'm excited to finally get to show my row off for the Christmas Caroling Row along!  This wonderful event is being hosted by Marian, and she has worked so hard to put it all together - so many talented bloggers and generous sponsors all brought together and organized through her hard work.  Thank you, Marian (Seams to be Sew).  My second thank you goes to Northcott Fabric, who generously provided us with fabric for our rows!   We were given the opportunity to choose from their new holiday lines, and it was so fun to get a sneak peak at them, and hard to choose!

Are you ready for my Row?  For my song I chose the lighthearted tune "I Saw Three Ships"  This is an old song, probably English in origin and has been sung for a long time, and recorded by many artists. One of my favorite versions is by Glen Campbell.  I love it because it is a happy song, and to me, Christmas is a wonderful time to share joy and just be happy!

Here is the row I designed:

I wanted to make my row fairly simple, and had fun designing it!  It was quite the challenge to draw those ships, but I found a simple way of altering the size, so I actually only had to draw it out once!

I was super excited to try it out in my fabric!  I chose to use a selection from this cute line:

Click the picture and see the gorgeous fabrics, the panel is a stunning digital print!  The color numbers I chose were:  90210-10, 9020-53, 9020-78 and 21-69842 
I thought the blue with snowflakes would make a wonderful wintery sea, and it did!
I have a tip to share with you if you are doing white applique on a colored background.  Use a double layer of fabric sandwiched with fusible web, then a final layer of fusible on the bottom - it makes the appliques really stand out!  

I was worried that it might be hard to stitch through so I made a little sample to try out and it was no problem at all!



I love how quilting around the edges of the sails made them look like are filled with air and moving the ships along!

Notice that I left the masts out?  I felt like the pieces were just too small to applique.  I thought that those could be added with embroidery if anyone wanted to do that.  I might think about it later, but for now I've left them out.  They are included in the pattern if you would like to use them!


Oh another fun tip - notice the sand in the cove?  What fabric do you suppose I used for that?  It's actually the reverse side of the gold fabric that is the top part of the ships!  Like we say at the quilt shop - you pay for both sides, why not use them?

Since I really wanted to quilt my row for the hop I decided to finish it with simple borders and complete it as a small quilt.  There have been so many lovely rows on this Row Along that I would like to do eventually, but for now, I am happy to have my row be a complete project on its own.  
I pulled the red from my stash, and used the rest of the gold and green for the border and binding.

I'm very happy with how my row turned out and I hope you enjoy it!  My pattern is available on Craftsy for free until October 10.  Just click below to be taken to it:





Now...are you ready for the giveaways?  There are three you can enter to win - the first one is only on my blog and there will be two winners!

This giveaway is from Inspired LED, and it is for 2 Sewing Machine Light Kits!  I've seen these and would love to have one for my machine (which is like the one shown in the picture below!)  Look at how much light it gives you - I could sure use one of these with the dark days of winter approaching all too soon.  For this giveaway you will have to pay for the shipping, that shouldn't be too much in the US, but for overseas it will run a bit more.  The value of this prize is $30.00 each for a total of $60.00.


Thanks to Inspired LED for sponsoring this giveaway!  It ends October 10, so be sure to enter by leaving me a blog comment!


This giveaway is a shared giveaway, which will be on all the blogs for today's posts.  You will have the opportunity to win one of five 50% discount coupon for a 12 x 18 cutting mat.  These are fabulous mats, and well worth their cost - and at half off, it's an even better deal!  I have a large one and a small revolving one, and this would be perfect for my collection!  This has a value of $34.99.

Thank you Calibre Arts for sponsoring the Christmas Caroling Row Along!


Last, but not least, Northcott not only provided the bloggers with fabric, but they are also giving you the chance to win some!  You will get 8 fat quarters from their Christmas collections (value of $20.00)  This giveaway ends on October 9





Here are the rest of the Bloggers for today!  Make sure you visit their blogs, download the free rows and enter their giveaways as well!

MaryMack’s Blog
Kathys Kwilts and More
Pamela Quilts
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Heleen Pinkster



Thank you for making this a great Row Along!  We couldn't do it without you!  If you've enjoyed the free rows and giveaways, we hope that you will feel generous and give back as well.  We are encouraging you to go and make a donation to your favorite charity.  There is so much tragedy and sadness these days, lets all try to make a difference and help those who need it.

Finally - a little housekeeping - Marion has provided us all with a set of rules and guidelines for the giveaways!  Please read, and thanks so much for your participation.   And a big thank you to all the sponsors for making this such a fun event!


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 winners.

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.

84 comments:

GranChris said...

3 Ships will be in my head all day. Great row. I am getting older and could use the extra light.

Betsy said...

Wow,,totally different. I love it!

Susan Earnhart said...

It is like sailing to Christmas Island.

Stitchin At Home said...

A beautiful row! Thanks!

Allison said...

Thank you for sharing your row. It is beautiful and I love the look of the snowflakes around the ships.

PatsPassion said...

Great row

Kathy E. said...

Pamela, you've shared several great tips to create your row! I also try to remember to double up the fabric when appliqueing on light background...it really makes a huge difference. Also, your tip about stitching around the edges of the white masts does make them puff out like the wind is blowing them! Great use of using the back side, too! That is one I need to remember.

Charlene S said...

The way the sails seem to bellow is fantastic.

Roxanne L said...

Thanks for the tip with white fabric. I will need to try that. Great pattern.

Nancy Lewis said...

Thanks for the great tips. I especially liked the white fabric idea. I will be using that tip!!

Seasnail said...

Such a fun row! Thank you for sharing.

Paula Gilmore said...

Your row is really cute. Love the applique sails on the ships. Thank you for the great tip on appliqueing with white fabric, which is always a challenge over a darker background. It worked particularly well with the sails to make them look full of wind. Good job!

HumptyDumpty said...

Fun row. Thank you for sharing.

Elaine in North Texas said...

I am having trouble trying to download this row. It send me to craftsy but it keeps asking me to sign in but I am already signed in at craftsy as I have already down loaded other rows for today.

Donna M. said...

Thank you for sharing this row. I love it.

Joan said...

Very nice row, thank you!

Jackie said...

Thank you for the lovely row!

Angie&Gary Short said...

Very nice row! Thank you for sharing! Enjoy your day!

Calicojoan said...

I love these ships! What a fun addition to this row by row. Craftsy is fighting with me right now. I will have to try again later to download the row.

Carol W said...

Great way to illustrate this Carol.

Donna M. said...

I had the same problem. Log out of that window. Log into your Craftsy account and type in the search box: Pamelaquilts. The pattern is on the third page of her patterns.

teachpany said...

Love the ships! Great job, and fun carol. Thanks.

Kelley said...

You can download this if you go to craftsy.com and type in the search engine i saw three ships. For some reason, the link wouldn't let me log into craftsy and i went the route above and i got it. Thanks

Dorie said...

I love the ships. Thank you!

Kat said...

Pamela,
I really like your pattern. The details are just right. Thanks for the tip on using white as well, I will do this on my next white project.
Thank you for the pattern.
Kat

ShirleyC said...

Your row is great! You are very creative to think of that!

DebraKay Neiman said...

Thanks for choosing this song. I love your row. crystalbluern at tds dot net

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Thanks for the pattern. I was able to finally download it because I read a previous comment about what to do. Love this Christmas song. Great row pattern! Karen T.

Renee said...

What a fun row! The tip with white applique is great. Thank you!

Pamela said...

Sorry about the earlier problem with the link to my pattern, I have it fixed now and it works.

https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/patterns/i-saw-three-ships-christmas-caroling-row-along/513867

Susan L. said...

Great row!

Jayne said...

What a great idea to use the back of the fabric as well - I'll remember that next time I'm looking for a particular shade

Pauline Perry said...

I love your ships!! The sails are awesome. Thank you for your design and your talent and time and generosity! Your tips are great.
Pauline
perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Pam McDonald said...

I saw three ships a-sailing! I love it, thank you :)

Michele-Marie said...

Absolutely gorgeous :-) Thank you for such a lovely row!

gpcrafty said...

Lovely row. And I agree with you about the sails. They really stand out. Thank you

Chelsea Spade said...

Really like your row! Love the use of the fabric for the sand as well!

Susan said...

I like the ships and I agree the sails look like they are filled with air.

Butterflai said...

Love those sailboats. What a gorgeous row.

Thunderfan said...

What a clever idea on the sand, using the backside of a different fabric!! Very clever!!!!

Thunderfan@protonmail.com

Dawn F said...

I love that song! While it may not be the first song that pops into people's head when thinking about Christmas, I think it is a beautiful song. I love your row and all the details of the ships.

sewlost said...

Lovely row. Thank you for sharing.
Swoot@att.net

rosemaryschild said...

I remember this song - love your row! Thank you for sharing, Susan

Sewgirl said...

Very nice row...I love your song choice. I remember singing that Carol as a kid in a choir!

BarefootThunder said...

I Absolutely LOVE your ships, and I have a perfect fabric for the sea. Thank you , and Merry Christmas ;)

Liz Horgan said...

Lovely row! Thanks for the tips and yes, the sails look full!

Kathy said...

Love your row. I may going to have to make it. Thanks for your tips.

Margaret Handlin said...

What a cute sailing pattern. Thank you

wendy said...

Love the ships in your row! Thank you so much for sharing and for the tips on sewing it.

desertskyquilts said...

This is a great row! To be honest, my mind didn't even blink a no masts ... because I didn't notice! Thank you so much for your row and the tips. Thanks to the great sponsors, too. Your fabrics were perfect for the row.

Needled Mom said...

I really like this one...and it is one of my favorite carols too.

kupton52 said...

Beautiful row design that perfectly evokes the song...one of my favorites. (If you have time to answer...and if not, it's ok and understandable....what is the name of the pattern for the red/pink and yellow quilt at the top of your homepage? I have fallen in love with this pattern....your quilt is gorgeous!)

Sandi1100 said...

Wonderful row and I also like the song. Thanks for sharing. I've really enjoyed this Blog hop. You all are talented designers.

JANET said...

Your ships are perfect! Thank you for sharing.

Allison CB said...

Great row! Thanks for sharing!

LOIS W ykcihc5@yahoo.com said...

Thank you for a sweet design.. I really like the ships,

Nina said...

Lovely row! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

Great row! I am really enjoying all the creative rows people are making.

Denise Pierce said...

How ingenious - reversing the fabric! Thanks so much for your row and tip!

bdieges said...

Great row!

BunnyeB said...

Thanks for the row. Really like the boats and the idea of using the wrong side of the fabric. I agree, if you buy both sides then why not use them both.

Beth said...

Sweet of you to mention Glenn Campbell's version of I Saw Three Ships. For some reason, his death really hit me hard, even though I was a little girl when he was popular--or maybe that's why. But I'm sure I'll be listening to that song this holiday season.

I think your ships look complete without the masts. Isn't that interesting? There is so much that our minds fill in, which is a good lesson for me when I'm designing and stressing over tiny details.

Thanks very much for the effort that went into this charming row.

MaryBeth Little said...

Very cute row. Thanks for the giveaway.

lisa0116 said...

Love the ships! Thank you!

Cecilia said...

Great row! I love your ships. Thank you for the quilting tips.

ACOlive said...

Love your row! Thank you for sharing!

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

Great take on the song and a twist to regular Christmasy rows! I love this light, too, just what these old eyes need.

Angela Bowling said...

The light really lights up the sewing area. This would be a Godsend for old eyes like mine. Thanks for the giveaway.

Janie Kemp said...

Thank you for your lovely Christmas design. I like the simplicity and clarity of it. The ships are awesome! I appreciate your tips for appliqueing with white fabric and the idea of using some batting and stitching to make the sails stand out.

Lisa said...

What a great pattern! Your tip is one I will remember! I had that problem in the past of the background showing through! Thank you!

Sue Raymond said...

Thank you for your wonderful row and helpful tip!

Kathy said...

Thank you for a lovely row!

TADVR said...

Love your version of the 'I Saw Three Ships", Thanks

Monica said...

I like how you represent your carol in your row.

Seacoast Quilter said...

Thank you for the great row pattern.

Cathy B said...

Beautiful row! Thanks for sharing!
basaran.family@rogers.com

Maria said...

Still singing! Thank you!

Joyce Schroeder said...

I love the simplicity of your block to convey the theme. It's really effective and very lovely! (Bonus points from me for HAND QUILTING! We're really NOT the die-ing breed everyone says we are!)

MoeWest said...

This row is wonderful and I need to make it! Thanks.

Barb said...

What a fun giveaway and I too love your row by row

Camille V said...

The row by rows have been so nicely designed. I have enjoyed the Christmas Caroling blog hop to see how the carols were interpreted. Thank you for the pattern.

Chelra said...

Wow! Some amazing rows ;-). Thanks!

Edie said...

What a fun and creative row. Thanks for sharing it with us. raydeer@memlane.com

OhioLori said...

What a fun Row! Love it!! Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too! :)