Once Upon a Story Row Along


I love participating in the Row Along every year and I’m especially excited to play around with the fun, whimiscal fabric from Northcott!  Unfortunately, my Northcott version is incomplete.  As you will know if you read my last post, my husband, Phil,  passed away on September 15th.  It was sudden and unexpected and devastating.  Needless to say, my life is more than a little disorienting right now.

For my block, I choose Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. I love, love, love Sawtooth stars and use them frequently.  Here’s my block in it’s entirety in my practice colors 20190622_140518

And here’s the beginning of my block featuring this pretty pink with grey accents fabric!


My instructions for the block are right here Twinkle, Twinkle by Beth Strand


The wonderful folks at Northcott are supporting our row along with prizes including this lovely bundle


I love a good ocean theme, don’t you?

All you need to do is enter here.

Many, many thanks to all the wonderful sponsors and to Marian at Seams to Be Sew for coordinating all of this.  I think she’s earned the title of Chief Cat Herder!

Be sure to check out all of today’s designs and there are lots of prizes, too!

Thursday, 9/26/2019
From My Carolina Home | Words & Stitches | Tuning My Heart Quilts

May your quilting be a balm to your soul as it is to mine.


Twinkle, Twinkle by Beth Strand

81 responses to “Once Upon a Story Row Along

  1. Hello
    Thank you very much for the pattern, but when I went there there is written:
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  2. Oh my! I am very saddened to hear of your husband’s passing. I don’t think anyone would have expected you to provide a pattern under the circumstances. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is a good one and yours is so pretty.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your star row is beautiful. I love that you used a sophisticated style of blocks to represent a nursery rhyme!

  4. A beautiful star block. Condolences on your husband’s passing.

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your star block is beautiful. I sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to my granddaughters.

  6. I’m so sorry to hear of your husbands passing.
    This is a lovely block and I love Twinkle, Twinkle Little star.
    Unfortunately I can’t open the pattern either……page not found.

  7. So sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you are going through, but so glad you have this outlet to help keep you busy. Your Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is also a favorite nursery rhyme of mine!!

  8. It is wonderful my friend and Twinkle Twinkle Little Srar is the perfect theme. I love you friend!

  9. I love that you chose twinkle twinkle little star as your block!

  10. Hi Beth! I love your block and your theme. I’m never met a sawtooth star I didn’t like and love, and your’s is included in that statement. Very nice! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  12. your once upon a,story row along pattern is not there

  13. sandra K Pipitone

    once upon a Story

  14. I love stars! Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is the theme.

  15. You are a trooper. Most people would have passed on the QAL this year under the circumstances. Thank you so much for your beautiful block.

  16. Oh, Beth I am so sorry for your loss. You are such a trooper to go on as you have. I do love the Nothcott fabrics you have chosen for Twinkle Twinkle. Thank you for sharing with us during this difficult time in your life.

  17. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star! I love star patterns. Thank you!

  18. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is awesome. Thank you.

  19. Thank you for the Twinkle Twinkle block. I think it will also be useful for the center of a baby quilt or a Quilt of Valor.

  20. What a sweet Twinkle Twinkle Little Star quilt! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Love your version of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star! I will definitely be making one of these! Thanks so much for the pattern!

  22. Thank you for the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star pattern. Love that poem. One of the first ones I would sing to my granddaughter, with the hand motions that she would follow with her precious eyes.
    Condolences for you loss.

  23. A lovely block that can be a quilt in its own right. Thank you.
    I send my sympathy on the passing of your husband. May you find peacefulness in all the memories.

  24. Love your quilt. It fits perfectly with the poem. So sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Love and hugs to you.

  25. I love star patterns too, yours is beautiful!!

  26. I also love stars & your block goes nicely with a favorite nursey rhyme. A real trooper you are, my sympathies for your loss. Many thanks for sharing your creativity & talents with all of us.

  27. Twinkle, Twinkle is the name & your stars are done up so well. Forgot that in my first response.

  28. I love your Twinkle Twinkle theme. I am so sorry for your loss.

  29. I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank you for the lovely star block.

  30. I am so sorry for your loss. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star has always been a favorite.

  31. A beautiful block. I alway love star blocks.

  32. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is your theme..love the Quilt & thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too.
    Soooo sorry for your loss, sending hugs & prayers from Ohio ….

  33. A pretty block. Name is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Thank you

  34. I’m sorry to hear about your husband’s passing. May you find comfort and peace during this difficult time. And what a beautiful block – May you remember your loving husband when you look up in the sky and see those twinkling stars!

  35. Deepest condolences on the loss of your husband. Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family. Thank you so much for the beautiful Twinkle Twinkle Block you provided during this difficult time.

  36. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is an all-time favorite! Thanks! I went back to your earlier post and feel so bad for you! This life is never guaranteed for a set period of time, but it’s always such a shock when it happens to those we love. I can only imagine the pain you’re going through right now. Please know that you are loved by many and you will get through this. It won’t be easy, but one day you’ll begin to feel more normal and slowly things will begin to improve. Blessings to you and your girls. Hugs….

  37. So sorry for your loss Beth, sending love and hugs to you. Thank you for sharing your lovely, Twinkly Stars with us at this difficult time. There are stars looking after you from above too, all the very best.

  38. I am so sorry for your loss. I’ll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much for the Twinkle pattern.

  39. Twinkle twinkle little star is the theme. Thank you for the pattern.

  40. May God hold you close and give you comfort! I can only imagine what you are going through. May the Twinkling Stars look over you and heal your sorrows. Twinkle Twinkle is your theme for a beautiful star!

  41. I always love star blocks and twinkle twinkle little star is a cute name. Beautiful quilt.
    I’m so sorry to hear about your husband. I hope you have some wonderful memories to comfort you.

  42. So sorry to hear about your husband

  43. Twinkle, twinkle is a favorite. Love your pattern.

  44. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is a great one. Thank-you

  45. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I love your twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Thank You for your block.

  46. I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your Twinkle Little Star pattern during such a difficult time.

  47. The theme is Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.
    May you find peace in memories left behind.

  48. I’m so sorry for your loss. I love your Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is the theme. Thanks for sharing during such a difficult time! ((Hugs))

  49. So sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

  50. Twinkle Twinkle is the answer, but… although time can never heal a wound like yours hopefully you can take/have the time to soothe your spirit.

  51. Stars are my fav – so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending you warm hugs!

  52. twinkle twinkle little star will be a great little song to sing at bedtime

  53. I’m so sorry for your loss. I love your quilt. I hope quilting brings you some peace during this difficult time.

  54. So sorry for your loss. Do love your Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

  55. My condolences on the loss of your husband. Star patterns have always been a favorite of mine. I love your twinkle little stars!

  56. My deepest sympathy on the death of your husband. You and your family will be in my prayers.

    I still enjoy singing Twinkle, Twinkle little star.

  57. Thank you, Beth. There are so many things one can do with a Sawtooth Star! I look forward to trying your multiple stars.

  58. Twinkle twinkle little star is such a popular rhyme. Thank you for sharing your sawtooth star pattern. I hope your heart is eased some by the virtual hugs from the blog followers here and you often see those butterflies dancing in the breeze.
    😉 Carol

  59. Thank you for the quilt. After reading your blog yesterday or so I never ex*ected anything today. Good for you.
    * = the letter between O -Q doesn’t work on my com*uter.

  60. Mary Lou Paoletti

    May the many good memories comfort you. Your are so generous to share your Twinkle Little Star row.

  61. I would love to make a summer table runner for a friend with this fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

  62. Twinkle, Twinkle little star, a classic! Thoughts & prayers for you & your family . So sorry for your loss, Susan

  63. inquiringquilter

    First, thank you for sharing your row on Wednesday Wait Loss. We are a happy little family that supports each other and I hope to see you again soon.
    What a courageous lady you are, and such a testament to the love Phil provided. Watch for those butterflies–they will come often and when they do I hope you see the love Phil is sending. Hugs dear one.

  64. Thanks for sharing! I love twinkle twinkle!

  65. Love your Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star!!! Thank you for the awesome giveaway and sharing your talent with us in this blog hop!!

  66. Sending heartfelt condolences on your loss. Twinkle, twinkle little star is the nursery rhyme.

  67. Beautiful Twinkle Twinkle Little Star quilt. Thanks for the tutorial. So sorry for your loss.

  68. Rochelle Summers

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star…your star is so pretty. Love both versions.

  69. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star is just wonderful! Your husband will remain in your heart. God Bless!

  70. Beautiful star block! So sorry for your loss, you’ll be able to look up at night and know your husband is watching over you❤️

  71. Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter mentioned you had suffered a loss. My sincere condolences at the loss of your husband. My partner suffers from incurable condition so I cherish each day he is still with me.

  72. Sending virtual hugs to you at this most difficult of times.

  73. I’m sorry for your loss. But thank you for the block. My thoughts go out to you.

  74. I just found out about this Story Row A Long today. I was going through to collect the patterns that I could when I came to yours…I lost my husband in January. Also sudden, unexpected and devastating. I have no wisdom to impart. No words that will help. I just came through what would have been our 39th wedding anniversary…it fell on the 8 month anniversary of his death. I am just now coming out of shock. I am just now beginning to cry. To cry rivers of tears that will not stop. It took me 7 months to come out of the shock to understand the true implications of all of this. I am telling you this in case you feel you are being cold hearted. You aren’t. Sudden and unexpected. It is going to take you some time. It might take you years. That is alright. Take it as it comes. Don’t force anything, it won’t work. I will be holding you in my prayers.

    • I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. It helps to hear from others who’ve been there. I’m honestly worried about when the shock wears off. Please stay in touch. Hugs.

  75. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star will be your call sign as you grieve. Take your time.

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