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My Turn for "All in a Row" Blog Hop

Hello Everyone-

Welcome to my little corner of the blogi-verse and my day on this fun "ALL IN A ROW" adventure of seeing everyone's rows in all of their variety and loveliness.

Moda All Stars All in a Row cover

I really hope you are having fun "hopping around" seeing how all these rows can be done differently with different themes and different fabric collections from so many different designers.... all that variety is really the best part of this book!


...here is my original row on the top of both quilts... in fact I think almost all of both quilts are made from Fig Tree goodness :-). I didn't make them personally but I think they are wonderful combinations of so many collections.... I spy Aloha Girl and Farmhouse and Honeysweet and Breakfast at Tiffany's and Buttercup and Whimsy and Somerset and California Girl and Avalon and Patisserie and Strawberry Fields and even more in the scraps but I can't tell quite what!

Wow... that is a lot of scrappy goodness! I wouldn't mind having either one of those lovelies to add to my personal collection!

Of course I am a bit gaga over the quilt on the right too... can't beat reds and soft reds mixed with some yummy creams. Perfect.

If you are just starting out, hop on over to MODA HERE to understand how it all starts off and see some of the lovely ladies who have gone before me...

As for me, it was my job to work up Lisa's quilt row in a Fig Tree variety. This is Lisa's original version....


I love it in all of its primitive fun and rich, saturated color scheme. Lisa always does awesome work and I love to use her little prints in creams and blacks to mix into my signature bundles as well as my vintage Halloween quilts. See more of her work at the Primitive Gatherings site.

The first attempt was... less Fig Tree and more of me wanting to remake Lisa's loveliness in some of my favorite blacks, my new orange wool and a few Fig Tree greens. I loved the result but then I thought it would be awesome to see it more "figgyfied" [as Miss Carrie has called it somewhere at some point and it kind of stuck] and so I made the second version.



Notice that neither version is quite a full row and neither follows the same outline for the vines and leaves, etc. Can we just call that artistic license? Or something, can we call it something? I am thinking of making 2 more and having Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter rows and then making a small quilt out of it.



What do you think? And if I did that.... which would these be? Winter and Summer or Spring? or Fall? Should I do different color backgrounds or pumpkins? Thoughts? Give me some thoughts in the COMMENTS AND I WILL DRAW 2 WINNERS for a copy of the book and some charm packs to go with it.

Oh...and don't forget to go back to MODA and to Martingale's new facebook page just for this book to win some of their prizes as well as over to Lisa's to see what she did with my row!



WHERE: Many of you have already asked me where you can get the book. I believe it is widely available at local quilt shops and your favorite online retailers as we speak. If you are a shop, I know that United Notions has it in stock for you. We have a few copies here and can get more if you need us to. Let me know if you are not able to find it and we will get some for you!

WHAT: All in a Row book, 24 Row-by-row Quilt Designs. Published by Martingale. 112 pages, soft cover, list price $26.99

WHEN: The book is available now. The special quilt-along- starts soon so be sure to check out both the MODA and the Martingale links I gave above fore more info on that.

Happy Hopping my Friends!




I love the idea of the 4 seasons! And, I prefer the darker background, really makes the focus fabrics pop. Thank you for a chance to win!

I LOVE pumpkins in any design and LOVE the Figgy look you gave Lisa's! I've seen all sorts of colors of pumpkins and the ones I'm smitten with are the light green ones which I think would make a beautiful SPRING row! And any color pumpkin would look snazzy with a little snow on top for winter!

I think that a four season pumpkin quilt is a great idea! I hope that you're winter row will have some frost on the pumpkins...fig tree style! These remind me of summer and fall. Have fun!

I love pumpkins.............love the idea of four season
pumpkin rows; Love the dark background, but for spring and summer I would like a lighter background !!

The 4 season pumpkin quilt is a great idea. I think the ones you have made are spring and fall. Love the fig tree prints in all seasons!

Love the seasonal idea in a small quilt. I would do a green pumpkin for spring or summer because the pumpkin is green before it is orange.

I love them. I think it would be great to do seasonal rows. That orange seems summery to me and the darker one would be great for fall. Love your figgified rows. Love Fig Tree Quilts.

I love your idea with the 'Four Seaon Pumpkins' (great name for the quilt, don't you think?) I think your white pumpkin with the orange background is summerand the other is autumn. I would make one with a white background and an orange pupkin for spring and a black background with a white pumpkin for winter. And I would start to add them into a row with winter and end with autumn so that the two black backgrounds are on the outside.

I think the peachy one is Spring and the black background could be Winter. Maybe work in a blue background for Summer and a warm brown background for Fall. Figgyfied - I like that!!!

I love what you've done so far. I don't have any suggestions for seasons, though, but a pumpkin starts as a vine and flowers, before it turns orange, right? Love your colors, though.

I think either of these would be great on the back of a fall quilt as a center row. Love both of them.horrockslp@aol .com

HI,I like the seasonal idea in a small quilt. Do a green pumpkin for spring and a peach one for summer,orange for autumn and even a darker orange for winter storage!!!

I like the darker version & can see it made up as a wall hanging. It would be really cute in a 4 seasons quilt.

I would love the quilt of 4 seasons and I would definitely want to make that. I think the lighter is spring and the darker is fall.

Love the darker one......I love fall and halloween....lol and Christmas..... not picky just like to sew fun things.....Ty for the idea very very nice blog hop..... happyness04431@yahoo.com

I like the peachy one!

Great idea, these look like spring and winter to me, both are adorable. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

I like the fresh take on the pumpkin and the trailing vine work. 4 seasons and some beautiful trailing vine work to tie it all together would be perfect. Maybe as the vine ties it all together the birds could change with the seasons. Looking for a local quilt shop to get the book, (if I don't win one). Have a great day!

I like the dark background. I would love to win your giveaway.

Every ounce of both of those quilts in the book are "figgy" fabrics!! Love the pumpkins!!

The two you've made make me thing of winter and fall. I really like the idea of 4 season variations.


I love what you did....looks like summer and winter ...with your wonderful green background for spring? maybe cherry reds for summer?....or mix them all up. it looks awesome! love the idea of 4 seasons and 4 different pumpkins:) i have to find this book and get creative!!!

So cute! I think the black one is winter and the orange one as fall. I would love to see a spring one with your happy, figgy, greens, and summer with the soft, figgy aquas.

I really like both versions, Your's would bee easier for me though. I think the season is a cute idea and these two would be summer and fall. I think may the the flowering and a tiny pumpkin or two starting to go grow for spring, and I haven't a clue for winter. There is nothing pretty in our pumpkin patch in the winter. Maybe the vines and leaves turning olive green and khaki peeking out of snow? Pretty drab.
Thanks so much for the giveaway. I'm bound and determined to get this book.

I love your white pumpkin! So many fall things end up being dark and this just livens it up a bit. I wonder how a purple pumpkin would coordinate...

Love the pumpkins. The four season idea is great, what fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Love the idea of the four seasons quilt. I love pumpkins! These rows look like spring and winter to me. I would change up the background prints as well as the pumpkins! Thank you for the giveaway.

What a cute idea to do a 4 seasons quilt. Love the dark background but the lighter background speaks to me even more!

I love your version's of Lisa's row. I'm thinking that what you have going already could be spring (new pumpkins, not a lot of color in them) and fall (nights getting longer, bright color on the pumpkins). If this was my project I might use for summer, a (grassy) green background with a bit more color in the pumpkins (yellow or light orange)as they grow. In winter, I think of cold and chilly (where we live, anyway) so maybe a blue background & whites again, as blue/white symbolizes winter for me. Good luck. I'm excited to see what you decide to do. Enjoy!

I love the darker version....only because I LOVE your orange wool!! I need to get some and make beautiful pumpkins like yours!! I am in need of a new fall wall quilt....I'd like to see you create one with the blacks and orange wool!!

Oh I just love that row with the orange background and the white pumpkin. In my version of your quilt, it would be the fall row, the black background would be winter, use some of your lighter blues for spring and that wonderful yellow or the greens from Strawberry Fields Revisited for summer. They are wonderful. And now that I think about it, a row with the taupe from Strawberry Fields would be very nice too. Oh, so many options with your fabrics! Maybe the only way is more than one quilt. Thanks for the giveaway, and I love your star block with it's many possibilities also.

Four Seasons is the way to go with a variety of color schemes for each one. If the pumpkin is light the dark background enhances the designs nicely.

Love the oranges does look more like you.

I think the white pumpkin row best shows summer with a sun-bleached pumpkin. The other row says fall to me. Maybe a pink/light orange for spring & a dark pumpkin against a white background for winter. You'd have fun explaining your tho'ts!

I think they are summer and Fall. I can see a winter pumpkin with frost on it and a snowy background and a Spring pumpkin with more light greens in it and a cream background. That would make a darling quilt. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

I love the 4 seasons idea. The two rows you have completed look like winter and summer to me. But they could also be winter and spring. It all depends what the next rows look like. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Hi Joanne,

I like this book, so I am going to check my favourite bookstore tomorrow to see if they can get it in for me.

An all season pumpkin quilted sounds lovely, and, just to be different, here in NZ, crown pumpkins are orange on the inside and grey on the outside.


o0ops, I mean quilt *sigh* too early in the morning for me

I guess those would be fall and winter. But pumpkins always say fall to me. I really liked the figgy version.

I think the row with the white pumpkin should be spring and the row with the dark background would be winter! Thank you for the chance to win!

Your rows look like fall and winter rows. I would go with light green and off white backgrounds for spring/summer rows. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

I love the idea of the seasonal pumpkin quilt. Poor pumpkins are always relegated just to the fall. Thanks for a chance to win the book and fabric. You are extra generous.

This is the cutest book. I love your blocks. They read Spring & Fall to me. I think changing the backgrounds with another white & orange pumpkin would look lovely.

I think the idea of seasons is great. Can't decide if it looks like fall and winter or winter and spring...either way it looks great. Thanks for sharing.

What a great idea to make a four season quilt. The rows you made might be Spring and Fall. Thank you for such a great give-away. The book looks wonderful!

I really like the darker background - just adds a little more pop to your pumpkin. Season??? Thanks for being part of this.

The pumpkins are fabulous. I adore the white pumpkin and the dark background on the second. they remind me of fall and winter; however, since reading this I racked my brain but cannot recall a Spring pumpkin ever shown anywhere. I think that would be amazing. Not the Peter peter pumpkin eater type but a true Spring.
Ok, you've got the creative wheels spinning here. I'd really would love that book. Thanks for the chance to see your work and to win.

Go for it! All four seasons! I like dark backgrounds but that is my bias! Hope I win this book!

I love the white pumpkins. I'm a 4 Seasons girl all the way. (The name of our farm is Four Seasons Farm!)

I love the pumpkins! These are so fun done up in the different colors and fabrics. Can't wait to see the others you make. These two look like summer and autumn to me. Thank you for sharing a copy of this fun book.

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