Monday, January 18, 2016

:: Moda All-Stars All in a Row blog hop!


A little over a year ago, I was so pleased to be asked to be a part of this wonderfully fun project… a book that Moda & Martingale Publishers were planning called ‘Moda All-Stars All in a Row’.  We were each asked to design a row & the book is filled with all those rows as well as wonderful ‘filler’ rows designed by Moda’s own Lissa Alexander. 

I chose a spring theme & my row is called Garland Knot. I made mine from my Ambleside fabrics & it was so much fun to make!




A fun part about this blog hop - is that I also get to make someone else’s row… & I got to make the adorable row by Carrie Nelson… called Row Houses! This is Carrie’s row…



… & this is mine! (…in process!)





I’m making mine from my upcoming line, Bespoke Blooms, & I’ve made mine with three houses (or as my friend called them ‘beach houses’!) - so that I can finish it to fit on a smaller wall that leads to my kitchen area. That’s the fun of these rows & this book - is that you can make them to fit you (…&/or the person you want to make a special treat for!)

If you decide to play along with us… & make my row (Garland Knot) - or - if you decide to use any of my Moda fabric lines - Ambleside or Windermere  - for your row quilt - be sure to share it & tag it on Instagram with #garlandknot, or #rowbyrowAmbleside, or #rowbyrowWindermere, or @brengr, (or you can email me (brendariddledesigns@comcast.net) a photo of your row(s) if you aren’t on Instagram) so that I will be sure to see it! Then on March 15, I will draw for a prize from all the entries! I can hardly wait to see what you do!

One of the very special things about this book is that all proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to No Kid Hungry, an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America. You can find more info about them here:   https://www.nokidhungry.org

Also, just to hep you get started…. if you leave a comment to this post - I will be drawing the name from all comments & someone will win a copy of Moda All-Stars Row By Row! I will draw a name on Saturday, January 22 & send your book to you. (Please be sure that your comment is not listed as a ‘no-reply’ email listing! I need to be able to email you!)


Be sure to see all the other rows & the fun from the makers! Here is a schedule of the hop:

January 18:  Brenda Riddle (here!)  & Carrie Nelson

January 19:  Corey Yoder  &  Janet Clare

January 20:  Me & My Sister  &  Barbara Brackman

January 21:  Pat Sloan  &  Edyta Sitar

January 22:  Camille Roskelley  &  Kathy Schmitz

January 23:  Sweetwater  &  Blackbird Designs

January 24:  Anne Sutton Laurie Simpson

January 25:  Lisa Bongean  &  Joanna Figueroa

January 26:  Betsy Chutchian  &  Jen Kingwell

January 27:  Kate Spain  &  Sandy Gervais

January 28:  Kaari Meng  &  Kansas Troubles


Besides this fun blog hop… Martingale & Moda have a super contest that will start as soon as this blog hop ends! Here’s a bit of info to peak your interest!

 It’s a Beauty of a Contest 
#allinarowquiltalong

·    Contest entries will begin February 1 and runs for 6 weeks. Contest ends March 15 
·    Participants will need to buy the ‘Moda All-Stars All In A Row’ book, make your   
favorite row(s), 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 Facebook name is the name that will be entered into the contest. (open only to US entrants) 
·    For every row in your entry - you get an entry in to the It’s a Beauty of a Book Contest. There will be 5 prizes - like the five finalists in a pageant—plus weekly random drawings for related “beauty” prizes. All will be drawn from entries from above.


THESE PRIZES ARE OUTSTANDING, SO EVERYONE WILL WANT TO JOIN IN!! 

All In A Row Quilt-Along Queen (first prize) - FQ pack every month for 9 months (April to December 2016) + two new release books of the month for 9 months (April to December 2016) from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book, but May book will be Moda All-Stars Scraps Made Simple for anyone winning that month’s prize! 

All In A Row Beauty Book first runner up (second prize) F8 pack every month for 6 months (April to August 2016) + two new release books of the month for 6 months (April to August 2016) from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book. 

All In A Row Beauty Book second runner up (third prize) Layer Cake every month for 4 months (April to July 2016) + one new release book of the month for 4 months (April to July 2016) from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book. 

All In A Row Beauty Book third runner up (fourth prize) Layer Cake each month for 2 months (April and May 2016) + one new release book of the month for 2 months (April and May 2016) from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book. 

All In A Row Beauty Book fourth runner up (fifth prize) one Layer Cake pack (April 2016) + one new release book of the month for April 2016 from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book. 


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 See!! This is gonna be a lot of fun!

See!!! . . . This is going to be a lot of fun!

Bren

118 comments:

Christine said...

Hi, Bren. This book intrigued me from the first sighting. Your contribution is so pretty.
Christine from Ontario

Caro said...

Love your block! It will be great fun following the Moda designers blog posts too.

tammik said...

These look so Springy! Get rid of the cold and bring on the flowers! Thank you! This should lift the Winter doldrums.

Susan Smith said...

So looking forward to this! And I've been saving Ambleside for just the right project!!! Hope to get started soon!

Lucille said...

I love the idea of a row book. I've not heard of this before. I also haven't appliquied before - but I think I could tackle a row.

Donna said...

Seeing your row makes me want to run out and get the book!

Carole said...

Love your fabric choices, and I must admit I haven't seen them...I need to get out more and shop! I'll be on the look out now and be sure to find my nearest dealer.
Carole

Mary said...

Your fabrics and row block are both so pretty! I think its wonderful the profits from the book are going to a worthy cause. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn S said...

Your row is absolutely beautiful! I can see it as a border for a quilt too!

anna brown said...

I have never done a row buy row but have to say its on my bucket list now ty for sharing your beach houses........ happyness04431@yahoo.com

Laurel said...

I love your latest two fabric lines. I have my fat quarters of each and was just waiting for inspiration. This Row Along may be it!

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness this book looks amazing. I quilt a little bit but become overwhelmed with big projects. I love these row ideas and I love love love all these pretty fabrics

Kristy said...

What a darling row you created! Love your house row as well. Beautiful fabrics. K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

Lin said...

This looks like a great blog hop. I love your garland and would love to win a copy of the book. xx

Lynn Koeppen said...

Wow! Beautiful! I like the idea of making one row for a runner or border for another project!

Hildy said...

I love your little houses wish I could live in one of them:-)

Karen Brennan said...

I love the design and colors of the swag. Karen from Michigan

Darlene B said...

This quilt is so pretty and would be lovely in any color. Hope I win this book!!

Jennifer B said...

I love this idea and I hope to join in! I participated in the row by row in the summer and these quilts are so much fun to make!

robinnan said...

What an adorable quilt! I'd love to participate. It's just my style do we visit a different blogger every week to follow along?

Lori Smanski said...

wow your garland row is gorgeous. and your house row is so cute. thanks for sharing.
quilting lady 2 at comcast dot net

Jojo N. said...

I want to learn to quilt and this would be a wonderful project and book to do just that!

Janan Doster said...

This was my first visit to your blog, and it was fun. Your blog has the sweetest touch! This sounds like a fun quiltalong. What a a great donation too!

Beth said...

You are not kidding--how could this not be so much fun? I have just added another quilt to my list! And a quilt that could be made a row at a time, here a little, there a little, is a great one. Thanks for the inspiration.

quilting grammy said...

I love the idea of this book! my email is pccholly@gmail.com

GeeMa said...

Love the elevations in your beach houses. Too cute.
janbland@bellsouth.net

Cynthia Knapp said...

This looks like such a nice row-along. I am definitely interested. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net.

Linda Cates said...

That is a nice giveaway! I love your fabric and designs!! I also love how you love your dog! What a cutie!

Kristy said...

Oh Brenda, your Garden Knot row is fabulous........so pretty...it truly speaks you and your design style! soardkgatfusedotnet AKA quilterkg

Allison CB said...

Your garland knot is lovely! This looks like a wonderful book!

Kay said...

Would love to win this book, so I can get started on my own row x row. Your applique is beautiful on your row.

Kay said...

I would love to win a copy of this book, so I can get started on my own row x row. Your applique is beautiful on your row.

Jennifer Kinney said...

Love your Garland Knot! I didn't even think about the rows being done as individual little quilts. What a great idea!

Shelley said...

This looks like a fun blog hop. I really like the appliqué on your row.

Tina Marie the Willow Witch said...

I was just at my local fabric shop and fell in love with some fabric packs called Windermere, seriously they have been calling me and calling me. Then I am kicking around and just blog hopping and on to yours I pop... must be a sign. I love every stitch of that fabric line to the point I might not be able to cut it.

Brenda said...

Been waiting for this book for some time! Love your garland row and your lovely fabrics. (Enough "loves" for you?)

Brenda

dortha said...

Looks like a nice row by row quilt. Look forward to seeing more rows.

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Adorable Garland Knot Row and it fits in nicely on the quilt. Eye appealing fabric adds to the charm.

Linda Enneking said...

Your row is very pretty. I am anxious to see the others in the blog hop.

JanetD said...

I gave my niece a copy of the book for Christmas. Now I need one for myself, it wasn't easy to part with the first one.

Lorraine W said...

With it being so cold in NY, your beach houses really warmed up my day! Love the colors.

Beth J. Beal said...

I have been looking at this intriguing book for several weeks now. Thanks for the opportunist to win a copy!

Linda said...

HELLO, such lovely fabric collections! Thanks for sharing!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Beth J. Beal said...

Those leaves are amazing, but I really like the photo with the crocuses! Winter have finally come to VA, but I am ready for Spring!

Cathy said...

The whole quilt is tempting but I really like the idea of making one row as a small quilt for a small space. Your leafy garland is gorgeous!

liniecat said...

Those little houses remind me of beach huts here in UK - such a beautifully designed and stitched strip too : )
How wonderful that the proceeds for this delish'-ous book go to help such a worthy cause!

Julie said...

Love those little houses and would love to win. Thanks

Tim Deveney said...

These are so cute! I would love to be able to make some!

allcounty said...

What a wonderful cause. Love the house blocks.

Thanks, Karin E

kshackabq said...

I love that this is benefitting NoKidHungry! Your row is beautiful, Bren, and so are your houses for Carrie's row. Looking forward to seeing more of Bespoke Blooms!

Cecilia said...

This looks like a fun project and the fact that it benefits No Kid Hungry is great! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

Crafty said...

Your row is so pretty! Love this! Can't wait to see everyone's rows :)

Wendy said...

Thank you so much for giving away a copy of the book. It sounds fantastic and would love to try some of the rows.

the girlfriend gap said...

Sew excited about this book. Thanks for a chance to win. Janita

Cathy Wilson said...

This book looks wonderful! I love your row and the fabrics!
cathylouwilson@gmail.com

Rilene said...

I love your row! So happy!

Pam L said...

Your garden knot row is gorgeous! Makes me want to try something new, as I have not yet attempted applique on such a scale as that. The rows are all lovely and so is the fact that the proceeds are going to No Kids Hungry!
Thanks so much.

Pam L said...

oops.forgot to check the email box!

OhioLori said...

The Houses Row is so Cool! Love it! & thanks for chance to win this Awesome book! :)

nancyr said...

The row a long quilt looks like so much fun! I can't wait to make my first row!

lefuntz said...

I love row quilts. Even better when a charity benefits too!

Christine S said...

Love the house row!!

Mara said...

So fun, this is the first time that I have seen the contest is only available to US entrants, is that true?

Anita said...

Beautiful block/row!

KrisD said...

This sounds like so much fun! I can't wait to get my hands on the book and get started rowing.

Mary Jo said...

What a great book. I love your Windermere fabrics.

Rosa said...

Love your block and fabric combo,remind me warm days.Will be fun follow the blog hop.

Susan said...

Love your Garland Knot

debra said...

looks like a lot of fun not what I am used to doing-reproduction something about it just spoke to me thanks for the chance to win

Grandma Beth said...

Beautiful Garland and your "beach houses" are darling. Love this book and you fabrics!

debra said...

looks like a lot of fun to make not what im use to looking forward to begin thanks for the opportunity

Terri Hauge said...

Reminds me of spring - love your blocks and the colors you chose to create it in!

Loris said...

Such a beautiful row to add to this quilt! This is a wonderful quilt for a great cause. Thank you for designing for it.

Carol Sc said...

Blog hops are so much fun --- and the subject for this is one I have been looking forward to.
quiltschon@att.net

Abbigail said...

This would be such a great book to own! Our guild is always doing boms. Maybe it's time for a row by row!

MahSistersQuiltTrunk said...

One of the most exciting hops I've ever done. I will be using your fabric and maybe others too. Not sure yet.

Pam said...

Oh this Row book looks like so much fun. Also, my birthday is on the 22nd!! Keeping my fingers crossed ;)

Judy1522 said...

Both of the rows you made turned out beautiful. I love your Ambleside fabric.

Tiffany said...

This is so fun. I'm super excited for this blog hop!

Jeanne said...

This looks so fun! And I LOVE your fabric!! I had no idea that the profits were being donated-what a fantastic idea.

Gill said...

This sounds great fun!!

Vicki Benyo said...

Love this row quilt-and the cute fabrics too!

jackiero said...

This book looks like so much fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win one : )

Mae Long said...

It will be interesting to read about all the different rows that have been designed!
fabricstasher24@gmail.com

Shannon Stutzman said...

I love your row! It reminds me of the Bridal Wreath applique quilt that my students made for me when I got married 32 years ago!

mascanlon said...

Such a lovely block! Thanks for inviting us all to play along too.

Deb said...

I love little row houses, and yours are adorable! Love the Garland Knots one, too. Love this creative blog hop.

GranChris said...

This will be a fun quilt to make. I love your colors, soft and gentle and what a great cause.

Lee said...

Your block is great! thank you!

lauraluvsloons said...

I love your block, sew sweet, and I love the house blocks too. I would love to make a row quilt using this new book.

Lisa Marie said...

It looks like such fun to mix and match these rows!

Briarose said...

beautiful row! Love Bailey. Thanks for the chance to win. Claire
c7lonergan@rogers.com

Kathryn said...

So nice that a charity is getting the proceeds. Good for you and good for Moda.

Janet said...

Your Row is so pretty with all of the appliqued leaves - you used such pretty green prints :0)

Lisa said...

Your row is beautiful! I love this idea for this contest and the proceeds go to a charity feeding kids! I really want to do this and win a book!

Sherry said...

I love the fabrics and the row! I would love to win the book and join in on this.

Auntie Clark said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win.
auntie.clark@gmail.com

ellen callo said...

I have just discovered this row by row craze and I am so eager to join in the fun. Love your row creation--a very soothing design. Thank you!

mangozz said...

Would love a copy of this book. Thanks for the opportunity. chocolatewiskers@aol.com

Lori Jane said...

I can't wait to start sewing my rows. I ordered the book today. I'd love to win the next book.

quiltnmaryf said...

Your row is beautiful! Love it.

Kim said...

Your row is beautiful! Honestly, one of the rows that has sold me on doing this project! Now to decide on fabrics....I love yours in Ambleside. Though last night at our guild vendor night, I was eyeing the Windermere frivol also. My elementary school was Windermere-so I just feel like I need to make something with that collection! LOL
I can't wait to work on your row.

Vea McDonald said...

I love this. I also love your fabric. Very excited.

SallyB said...

I love seeing all of these neat rows. I would LOVE to win a book so I could make them, too!

ytsmom said...

I love row by row quilts. You can make them any way you want!

Tammi D. said...

What a great book with rows from such talented designers! And I love the cause that will receive the royalties. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

Nita said...

This looks like a fun book. I love your row!

Jayne said...

Beautiful row, thanks for the chance to win!

JeanMS said...

I love your row and all your fabric, thanks for contributing to the book.

Michelle said...

I love your row! Your designs are so soft and pretty. I also like seeing your adorable pup. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book! Love that Moda is donating the royalties to charity.

Linda said...

Delightful beach houses and cute fabric too!!!

Sewgirl said...

What a great book! And I love the houses with the lace in the background. Thanks so much for sharing the giveaway.

allthingzsewn said...

Hi,
I'm a new follower to your site as of today. Your row is so pretty but then they all are too. Which of course is why I want the book. I'm going to visit all on this hope,it will help know spring is around the corner. We just got 8" of snow(Ky). which is a lot for us. I don't exactly understand the contest, but I'm going tory and enter. Ordering the book today. Excited.

Carolyn said...

I love your fabric! I love your row! And I am trying to make some cute house blocks and you have inspired me so much! Thank you!!!

Kd Brown said...

Such a beautiful block. I love everything about it!

Corrie Tollett said...

So much fun! Love the different rows

Connie said...

Thank you for the chance. I love your fabrics and your patterns.

selleck said...

I have seen a couple of the rows already and I am excited.

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