Joy comes in the morning! I’m not a gardener, but if I were, I can imagine lingering outside with that morning cup of coffee (quite a stretch of the imagination since I don’t drink coffee). I can imagine enjoying the morning dew on the flowers with the dancing of the dawn’s rays on the leaves of those potted plants on the porch.
Okay…true confession… since I have a tendency to even kill silk plants, I am simply going to enjoy the fresh start to a new day! Let’s welcome it together shall we? Cheers! It’s a day to choose joy!
Hello! I’m Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, and today it is my opportunity to inspire you with yet another row for this year’s It’s A Garden Party Row Along hosted by Seams to be Sew. This is Week Two and we are just getting this party rowing along (grin). Thank you for joining me!
I’m a simple sort of gal, especially when it comes to quilting. Don’t get me wrong, I love complex quilt designs, more along the traditional piecing method of rotary cutting fabric with rulers, then sewing the shapes together vs the art of applique or even paper piecing. Give me the right set of tools and I can whip up just about any geometric shape you can toss at me. I do love that our shared passion of quilting offers so many construction methods. Blessed are you who can embrace more than one method! Yep, endless opportunities to be creative!
When asked to be a part of this year’s row along, I wanted something leaning towards the simple side; perhaps provide a row that will complement all the other beautiful designs you will be collecting and making over the course of the next few weeks. How exciting, I might add, this journey down the garden path….
The Quilt Rambler’s Row
Introducing Joy Comes In The Morning ©
What’s simpler than half square triangles and squares! Okay, maybe with a little specialty unit thrown in for good measure. All easy to construct with my free PDF downloadable instructions and layout designed in EQ8!
Speaking of Electric Quilt 8! Wow! As one of our sponsors they are offering a 20% discount off any of their products (except their EQ Academy) during our row along.
If you are an avid user like I am, this might be your opportunity to purchase one of their EQ8 Add-ons like the fabric EQ Stash or Boutique Blocks. New users (and seasoned users) will enjoy the companion EQ8 Books, and by golly, if you don’t have the program — well now is most certainly the time to dive right in and get it. As a pattern designer I lean heavily on creating with EQ8, especially when I want to audition a new line of fabrics in one of my current pattern designs for a fresh look (or maybe in holiday colors!) Yep EQ8 is my go-to program.
Click on the button below to go to their website, enter the coupon code GARDENPARTY20 and you are ready to go shopping!
Link to Joy Comes In The Morning©
I truly enjoyed designing Joy Comes In The Morning © but have to admit, I didn’t piece it. As a pattern designer for a major fabric company I generally have multiple seasons of “secret sewing” for upcoming new releases…being “in season” I asked my friend Dianne Burnett to piece this for me/you. She enjoyed making it sew much that she was very eager for me to hurry up and write the pattern so she could make one for herself.
Here ya go Dianne, and all you rowers out there…. click on the button below for the link to the Joy Comes In The Morning© pattern. No purchase necessary, but the PDF host will ask for your email to provide the free download.
The links below will lead you to today’s fellow rowers…for a complete schedule visit my earlier blog post…
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
But WAIT! There’s More!
There are giveaways each day and on each blog.
Northcott is sponsoring a fat quarter bundle giveaway for my blog today, if you are one of the names chosen, Northcott will send you a bundle similar to one of these pictured, valued at $15. Winners are responsible for shipping costs. Please refer to our host, Seams to Be Sew, for the official rules concerning giveaways and sweepstakes as well as the full schedule of events. By the way, thank you Marian for hosting this special event!
I do hope you will enjoy adding my row to your layout plans for this year’s It’s A Garden Party quilt!
I am eager to follow the hashtag #itsagardenpartyrowalong to see YOUR creations! Also use hashtag #joyinthemorningquiltrow so I can see your fabric choices! Be sure and share across social media – that’s half the fun!
While you are here, I invite you to look around my website (pardon our dust -sigh – I’m currently in the middle of reconstructing my site, adding an online shopping experience for my patterns and Studio 180 Design tools). If you like what you see, and I hope you do, consider signing up for my blog/newsletter and check out The Quilt Rambler across social media. Let’s Talk Quilts!