Patti’s Frosty Friends for Seasons Row-a-long

22 Sep

Fellow Quilters,

Today is a beautiful Fall day in my neck of the woods – bright sunshine and temperatures that are hovering around 70°F (22°C). The leaves are turning and I am enjoying a bowl of pumpkin pie ice cream – yum! Canadian Thanksgiving is just 2 weeks away, and we often have a dusting of snow at the family cottage where we celebrate with turkey and homemade pumpkin pie. This early snowfall means that winter can’t be far away, and that means another season of snowboarding, skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, and snowmen. To help you welcome winter, I have designed a row of frosty friends as part of my participation in Marian Pena’s EQ7: Seasons Row-a-long. This is week #4 in this fun event, and I am joined by 5 other talented quilters today. Thanks to Marian for organizing this, and thanks to all of the quilters who have used Northcott’s Toscana suede texture in their rows. Check out all of the terrific rows and blogs below:


Visit the other designers who are participating in this Row Along.

Here is the entire list of participants, including this week’s participants.

Read all of the rules for the giveaways HERE and have fun! September 1, 2015 Marlene at Kissed Quilts

Lynn at Thimble & Mouse

Doris at The Quilting Queen Online

Janine at Quilt Art

Bea at Be A Quilter

Anneka at Stof Genoeg

September 8, 2015

Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts

Carol at Fun Threads

Amy W. at Sew Incredibly Crazy

Marian at Seams To Be Sew

Anneke at Stof Genoeg

September 15, 2015

Reeze at Morning Glory

Marian at Seams To Be Sew

Jennifer at Sew Hooked

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt

Anneke at Stof Genoeg

September 22, 2015

Carla at Create In The Sticks

Patti at Patti’s Patchwork

Nancy at Patchwork Breeze

Marian at Seams To Be Sew

Linda at Linda Franz

Anneke at Stof Genoeg

September 29, 2015

Amy H. at Country Junktion

Darlene at Quilt Shop Gal

Marina at Sews To Be Sew

Loreen at Loreen’s Schoolhouse Quilts

Anneke at Stof Genoeg

My row of snowmen started out looking like this in Electric Quilt.EQ image Now, I don’t normally do appliqué or embroidery in my quilts, so designing this block took me out of my comfort zone. The eyes, mouth, buttons and even the carrot nose were easy with the tools available on the appliqué layer in the block drawing board, but the arms were another matter. I had fun making the twig arms in EQ and learned more about EQ along the way (you can teach an old dog new tricks!).

After piecing the blocks and putting them into a row, it looked like this. DSCF1380I and Susanne, my piecer and right arm, were not looking forward to making all of those tiny black circles for the eyes, buttons and mouth. What to do? Being the crafty gals that we are, we grabbed an orange permanent Crayola fabric marker and some black and brown fabric paint. Voila! These guys had character in no time flat!DSCF1383 DSCF1384 I think I shall add a border and turn this row into either a table runner or a small quilt to hang above a doorway.

For instructions on making this row, click here – Patti’s Frosty Friends pattern. There are some awesome prizes being given out in this Row-along, so don’t forget to enter.

Northcott Fabrics   6-8 Yards of Cotton that feels like silk!
You are allowed ONE entry per week, so don’t enter this one from every blog. (Multiple entries will be disqualified. Value of $60-$80 is based on $10.00 per yard cost of fabric.)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Fat Quarter Shop   $25.00 Gift Certificate.
You can enter at each of the blogs featured this week! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

I am also giving away a prize! Please post a comment on my blog by midnight September 26 telling me your favorite thing about winter for your chance at a packet of Toscana fabrics. Enjoy the rest of the Row-a-long and thanks for stopping by.



58 Responses to “Patti’s Frosty Friends for Seasons Row-a-long”

  1. sallyqiad September 22, 2015 at 12:13 pm #

    This is precious! Need to make an extra long version to put above the French Door in den as a valence for Winter. thanks! Sew clever

  2. Carol September 22, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

    Cute row of snowmen!

  3. QuiltShopGal September 22, 2015 at 12:45 pm #

    Super cute snowman ROW. Total #CreativeGoodness.


  4. Joanne Maner September 22, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

    Love your snowman row. thank you sew much for giving us this great row and also a chance to win fabric. What could be better?

  5. Rebecca September 22, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

    Cute Cute snowmen. Thanks for a chance.

  6. carol n September 22, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

    I am learning alot in this blog hop, thanks!

  7. Leeanne September 22, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

    Cute winter pattern.

  8. Bunny Hand September 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm #

    You have some really nice pieced quilts. My favorite thing about winter is that it ends! But I live on a subtropical island, so no surprise!

  9. Susan September 22, 2015 at 2:15 pm #

    My favorite things about winter are Christmas and the beautiful white snow on a crisp, clear night when the stars are shining.

  10. kthurn September 22, 2015 at 2:21 pm #

    Hmmm. My favorite thing about winter is I head south to warmth for a few months.

  11. Delaine September 22, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

    My favorite thing about winter is staying warm and cozy inside with a good book, a cut of tea and a fire in the fireplace – especially when it is stormy outside. Thanks!

  12. Sandy K September 22, 2015 at 2:49 pm #

    My favorite thing about winter is waking up to a light fresh snow on the trees. Beautiful.

  13. Vicki H September 22, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

    Winter is great for hot chocolate and a good book in front of the fireplace.

  14. myzbarb September 22, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

    Winter is not my favorite season, but I do enjoy snuggling under a quilt with new book 🙂

  15. Lindi September 22, 2015 at 3:58 pm #

    Brrr! Not already! Pattern is very cute. L

  16. Nancy N September 22, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

    Cute snowman row. My favorite thing about winter, now that I am retired, is being able to stay inside and look at all the freshly fallen snow.

  17. JoyceLM September 22, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

    Cute snowmen – thanks for the pattern. Favorite thing about winter is Christmas, and frost on the outside of the window & we’re toasty warm on the inside. Thanks.

  18. Susan September 22, 2015 at 4:45 pm #

    The markers were a good plan. I would probably use beads, having thousands of them. =)

  19. Quilting Tangent September 22, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    Cute winter row.

  20. Carol M. September 22, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

    such cute snowman, thanks for sharing with us.

  21. Carol J September 22, 2015 at 5:57 pm #

    Your snowmen are adorable! I can’t say that I really like anything about winter…. except that you can stay inside and create! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Cate D September 22, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

    Those snowmen are sew cute. I enjoy a nice nature walk in the snow.

  23. Jan N. September 22, 2015 at 6:16 pm #

    My favorite thing about Winter is looking forward to warmer weather. Can you tell I’m not a fan of Winter? Your snowmen are too cute and would look fantastic as a table runner.

  24. Joyce D September 22, 2015 at 6:51 pm #

    My favorite thing about winter is the gorgeous view out my back windows after a snowfall that leaves a dusting of snow over the branches of the evergreens.

  25. Audrey September 22, 2015 at 7:48 pm #

    My favourite times during winter are the crisp, clear nights which are magnificent for star gazing while walking in the snow. My favourite winter activity is ice skating. Beautiful snowmen.

  26. Betsey Ryan September 22, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

    My favourite thing about winter is having an EARLY Spring.
    B. Ryan

  27. Edna Lindeman September 22, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

    My favorite thing about winter is having a fire in the fireplace, snuggling under a quilt and quilting on a new project.

  28. Lisa Marie September 22, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

    Let’s see, best thing about winter? I’d say the way the trees look with snow clinging to the branches. Especially on a day with a bright blue sky.

  29. Wendy September 22, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

    Cute snowmen! My favorite thing about winter ….looking forward to spring!

  30. Pat V. September 22, 2015 at 11:20 pm #

    I love snow in the winter! Unfortunately, we did not have a single snowfall last year 😦

  31. Kim Watson September 22, 2015 at 11:33 pm #

    Cute snowmen row! Winter is my least favorite season, but I do enjoy the decorations during Christmas and watching the traditional Christmas programs. We rarely have snow,but the when we do it is a huge highlight to the season.

  32. Joyce Carter September 23, 2015 at 8:53 am #

    I am not a big fan of Winter since I don’t like the cold. But the thing I do like about it is the snow. Unfortunately where I live in the South, we don’t get a lot. We are lucky if we do get a snowfall. Thank you for the giveaway.

  33. maggielou September 23, 2015 at 9:25 am #

    Winter is not one of my best seasons. I do love to sit in front of the fireplace and sew

  34. Colleen September 23, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    Thank you for such a cute row. My favorite part of winter is being wrapped in a quilt by the fireplace.

  35. Beth Strand September 23, 2015 at 9:53 am #

    My favorite thing about winter is snow…well, we live in Oregon so it’s often just the hope of snow! (Beth @ Words & Stitches)

  36. Carole Corn September 23, 2015 at 9:58 am #

    I’m ready for Snowman weather!

  37. joan September 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm #

    What sweet snowmen. I love all that winter has to offer…minus the cold temps I guess you could say! LOL!! Nothing better than hibernating in the quilting cave and stitching the cold days away.

  38. Kathy Sexton September 23, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

    I really love the snow..plain and simple and the snow covered trees and mountains…I live in a rural area and it is so peaceful and quiet when it snows…so fresh….

  39. MoeWest September 23, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

    Your row of snowmen is cute! I like to decorate with snowmen for Christmas and then leave them out for a couple of months, while it’s cold. What I like best about winter is staying cozy inside and quilting! I do like the beauty of falling snow and frosty trees but I don’t like the cold.

  40. Fred Quilt September 23, 2015 at 1:57 pm #

    I love winter for the Christmas time and gifts, giving and receiving!

  41. fred52 September 23, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

    I love your row! Winter is a great season for whom like cold, but except that, is a beautiful season for white landscapes, hot chocolates and gifts!

  42. Lori Smanski September 23, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

    these are so adorable. thank you for the pattern/tutorial. these would make some really cute placemats. Hmmm going to have to do that.

  43. Nancy September 23, 2015 at 2:48 pm #

    Permanent markers are so handy in quilting. I have used them in many a block.

  44. vivoaks September 23, 2015 at 3:42 pm #

    My favorite part of winter is sitting next to the woodstove, keeping warm!!! I do not like being cold, and living in PA, it’s been quite cold the past couple of winters, and the farmer’s almanac says the one coming in a few months is going to be bad, as well. Love my woodstove!! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!!

  45. Nora C. Doerder September 23, 2015 at 3:51 pm #

    Very cute snowpeople!

  46. Joan W September 23, 2015 at 7:47 pm #

    My favorite thing about winter is no more 100 degree days! It’s still in the mid 90’s here in Texas and I am ready for some cooler fall weather.

  47. cdahlgren2013 September 23, 2015 at 8:42 pm #

    I love your row of snowmen, I collect snowmen. It’s hard to find anything super positive to say about winter in North Dakota, so I will have to say, my favorite thing about winter is that come May, it ends and Spring comes. cdahlgren at live dot com

  48. Pam September 23, 2015 at 10:48 pm #

    Your row is delightful! My favorite thing about winter is playing in the snow with my granddaughter

  49. craftytokyomama September 23, 2015 at 11:15 pm #

    My favorite thing about winter would have to be coming into a warm, cozy house after a nice long walk outside in the cold. If there is a fire going in the fireplace or wood stove, even better! The smell of wood smoke is the scent of winter to me.

  50. Patty September 24, 2015 at 9:09 am #

    I love the trees covered with snow. it looks so peaceful. the row is wonderful

  51. Tara September 24, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    My favourite thing about winter is curling up with a blazing fire in the fireplace.

  52. Nicole Sender September 24, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    I love the cold, crisp air and snow!

  53. patty d September 24, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

    Snowmen! You did a great job on your row!

  54. Carla September 25, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    Super cute! I need some sweet men in my life – SNOWMEN, that is….

  55. Emily September 26, 2015 at 9:54 pm #

    My favorite things about winter are a fire in the fireplace and a cup of hot chocolate. Great row!

  56. doubledee11 September 28, 2015 at 10:19 am #

    I love your row – thanks! My favorite thing about winter is having a fire in the fireplace.

  57. seamstobesew September 28, 2015 at 7:09 pm #

    I to love this row Patti, and a huge thank you to Northcott Fabrics for all they’ve done supporting this Row-Along. You have been AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for rowing along with me.


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