I love Christmas! I really, really love Christmas! So when Marian at Seams to be Sew decided we would do Christmas Carols as our inspiration for this year’s row along…well, I waited about two minutes to choose my carol. “Silver Bells” is one of my favorite Christmas songs of all time. I love the lilt and swirl of the tune, the echoes like the tolling of bells. Then, we had the super exciting news that Northcott was sponsoring the hop and we each had the opportunity to pick out three fabrics to use in our row. I had a terrible time deciding. I’d already thought of doing a blue and silver row…silver bells and all, you know. But also because I have a nostalgic attachment to blue and silver for Christmas. My dad, who passed away when I was six, insisted that blue and silver were the only colors that should be used for Christmas. Of course, he was red-green colorblind and so blue and silver were the decorations he could see! For my row, I choose Northcott’s blue snowy print (21660-49) from Silent Night for background, a fat quarter of 9020-91 and 9020-93 from Toscana for the lighter and darker greys. We had so many fun fabrics to choose some that it was hard to choose!
I’m always a little shy about showing my row when there are so very many talented designers in this hop. I consider myself a “baby” designer even though I’ve been quilting for 35 years, I’ve not written a lot of instructions and it’s always so impressive to see what everyone else came up with. So, here’s my simple little row…I hope you like it! Oh, and there are prizes, lots and lots of prizes…look at the picture and then see what the goodies are!
You can download the pdf of my pattern Silver Bells by Beth Strand. Now, on to the fun giveaways. Marian has the most wonderful sponsors lined up!
I get to have this adorable set of patterns to give away today! Look at these cuties! (There could be shipping costs…see Marian’s blog for more details.)
Click here to enter! You also need to run over to Seams to be Sew where Marian has an awesome set of additional giveaways! There is no way this would be as much fun without all of our amazing sponsors!
The Broken Needle
The Fat Quarter Shop
Just Another Button Company
Amy Bradley Designs
C & T Publishing
Purple Daisies LLC
Daydreams of Quilts
Clover Needlecraft, Inc
Be sure to hop over to all my “hop mates” who also have row patterns for you today. Some patterns will only be up for a week so collect them while you can. Mine will be up indefinitely and I hope you enjoy it! And, I’ll see you on the 10th for a special Show & Tell!