Welcome to the celebration of this fun new book with lots of beautiful rows!!
We’ve been paired up with Barbara Brackman today!
I just love how the designer pairs in this blog hop are such opposites!We made Barb’s traditional double star row using a scrappy combination of our fabrics from several of our fabric groups.
What a difference a little bit of color makes!
Be sure to visit Barb to see her take on our row.
Of course … our row had to include DOGS!!
This new book has been so much fun to work on . Not only did we get the chance to work with so many of our friends …
But we got to work with the great staff at Martingale and participate in all the zany things they think up for us to do.
First there was a Beauty Pageant. It was held this past Quilt Market In Houston at Schoolhouse. Schoolhouse is a series of lectures the shop owners attend to hear about all the latest products and get ideas to share with their customers.
It’s always fun … but this time it was crazy fun!! Each designer channeled their inner beauty pageant queen and presented their row as a pageant sash!
Mary and I chose to bring out our inner “Toddlers and Tiaras” look. We were dripping in diamonds and attitude. Mary is really working her inner Diva! It however just felt strange and hot having so much hair.
The beauty of a pageant had a second part … we each had to confess a hidden talent.
I’ll bet you didn’t know I could write and dance to rap music for dogs! Well I can … I compose songs that I only sing to my dog Bella.
So get a beat going and sing along with a boom! boom! boom!
Bella’s got butt and there’s no denying.
The other dogs they be cry’n.
Just look cause there’s no denying … Bella’s got butt!
She has booty like Khloe and Kim.
She can shake it from deep within. She’ll never never be very thin. Bella’s got butt!!
Move over MC Hammer and Ice T. I have many more songs but I’m just a bit shy about sharing. I wonder if Bella will ever forgive me for this humiliation? Enough about my VERY hidden talent!
There are some great rows in this book and some great prizes being given away.
There’s a contest that begins after the blog hop. It starts on February 1st and runs until March 15th.
What you’ll need to do to enter the “It’s a Beauty of a Book Contest” …
Buy the book and make your favorite row or rows. Then join the Facebook Group #AllInARowQuiltAlong and post a picture with your quilt top of rows joined together.
One row … one entry.
Two rows … two entries, etc.
Your FB name is the name that will be entered into the contest and the winners will be privately messaged for details on where to ship the prizes (open only to USA entrants).
There are 5 major prizes … like the five finalists in a beauty pageant. Plus weekly random drawings for related “beauty” prizes. All to be drawn from entries mentioned above.
THESE PRIZES ARE OUTSTANDING, SO EVERYONE WILL WANT TO JOIN IN!!
First Prize … the “All In A Row Quilt-Along Queen” will receive a Fat Quarter bundle every month for 9 months (April to December 2016) from Moda AND two newly released books every month for 9 months (April to December 2016) from Martingale.
Second Prize … the “All In A Row Beauty First Runner Up” will receive a Fat Eighth bundle every month for 6 months (April to August 2016) from Moda AND two newly released books every month for 6 months (April to August 2016) from Martingale.
Third Prize … the “All In A Row Beauty Second Runner Up” will receive a Layer Cake every month for 4 months (April to July 2016) from Moda AND one newly released book of the month every month for 4 months (April to July 2016) from Martingale.
Fourth Prize … the “All In A Row Book Third Runner Up” will receive a Layer Cake each month for 2 months (April and May 2016) from Moda AND one newly released book of the month for 2 months (April and May 2016) from Martingale.
Fifth Prize … the “All In A Row Beauty Fourth Runner Up” will receive one Layer Cake (April 2016) AND one newly released book for April 2016 from Martingale.
THERE WILL ALSO BE SOME OTHER PRIZES …
Weekly Drawings from weeks 2-3-4-5:
• Miss Congeniality: (wait for it) 2 Charm Packs and 1 Book
• Talent Winner (hidden or otherwise): 2 books and 2 Mini-Charms
• Stash Accumulation Award: 1 Mini Charm, 1 Charm Pack, 1 Layer Cake + 3 books
• Social Media Butterfly Award: Carrie Nelson’s House Row
It’s sure to be loads of fun and you might win some great prizes!!
Happy “ROW” quilting you beauties!!