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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!




It's always amazing to see different people's color combos. Your new wools and all of your different lines of fabric will offer all kinds of possibilities. It is wonderful seeing all the designers doing a spin on another designers row - great job everyone!

yes keep going with all the seasons and many colors for them. thanks for the chance to own a great looking book!

I love the pumpkins but especially the white one!!!Adore the whole quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!


These lovely rows remind me of autumn and winter; spring and summer to me feature shades of greens. And pumpkin colors - we enjoyed a blue pumpkin last year for something different! Thank you for the chance to win the book!

My thoughts are to make one pumpkin with a Figgy green pumpkin and brown background. Make the other pumpkin like the mottled/ striped variety using a Figgy green background. This will be so pretty! Thanks for the contest.

Your interpretation of Lisa's row is darling in the smaller version. It would make a darling small quilt. These two rows of yours look like summer and fall to me. I think spring might look fun with greener shades of a pumpkin on some of those yummy light backgrounds with green or orange in them. Winter could show a bit of frost on the pumpkin or even a tiny 'pumpkin quilt' to protect it from the frost. Thanks!

I love what you did with this row. I think it would be great to do the pumpkins in different colors to reflect the four seasons.

Wonderful ideas! I had forgotten that there are so many shades of pumpkins....greyish, white, orange , et al. So much creativity on this blog! Happy quilting.

I love the idea of a 4 seasons quilt. I also like that you put in some grapes on the vine instead of the little the pumpkins. If I had to chose just one, I think it would be the "figgy" looking one in your colors rather than the dark.

Love the ideal of a 4 season quilt. the orange background is definitely summer, you could add some snowflakes on the winter one. I love all your fabrics, just finished your maple leaf pattern done in somerset. turned out beautiful. thanks for a chance to win....

I really like the idea of a four seasons quilt. I think the dark background would be winter.

Four seasons is a wonderful idea, especially with pumpkins! I would love to see a pumpkin blossom somewhere in the design.

I do love the softer colors for the pumpkins.. I have a bright orange and dark fall colors runner and sometimes it is just too bright. The 4 rows would make a lovely throw. Thanks.

How fun! Those are definitely summer and fall to me! I think you should make more and then show them here. I love them!

All four season could be represented in a table runner using a background of green dot on white for winter and summer and a white dot on green for the backgrounds for autumn and spring. Making the pumpkins in various orange prints and black prints vs solids would be stunning against the backgrounds with leaves in tiny checks and plaids. The vines could be stripes on the diagonal in greens or yellows.
Thanks for a chance to win :)

Pumpkins come in such variety now so a whole seasons quilt would be awesome! You could use on of those bumpy, warty looking ones too. Go for it! Love your versions!

I love the pumpkins and see a fall and a spring. What a great idea for a season of pumpkins! And even a start for a series focusing on a key seasonal element across all the seasons. I love seeing all the ideas the book with inspire us with.


It's the Figgified version for me! I so love your palette. I have quite a collection and plan on using some for a sampler QAL beginning soon.

I love your pumpkins! I think they orange and white looks like fall to me and then winter with darker background. I think you should do spring and summer in your yummy colors!

I think these are fall and winter! I'd do a spring version with three small pale green pumpkins on a medium background. No matter what, it's going to be beautiful.

I think they look like fall and winter.

I think your black row would be autumn and the orange one either spring or summer. As these two blocks have different backgrounds, pumpkins and stalks I'd stick with that, but maybe keep the leave the same to tie them all together.

I love the idea of "seasonal", but I am too practical. There wouldn't be a pumpkin in each of the seasons. How about a color study of pumpkins, with another one in creamier colors? Wouldn't 3 be enough for a wall quilt?

I think a seasons quilt would be great. A blue pumpkin would be fun.

They are so cute! I'd say these are winter and spring. For summer I would use bright, saturated colors in he background and muted colors with more brown for fall. ☺️

Love the pumpkins and the idea of a pumpkin quilt for all seasons! I think these two should be summer and fall. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

I really like the different effect of changing the backgrounds. The two here seem to me to be Fall and Winter --- Spring and Summer, I would think, would have a lighter, brighter feel. The whole book looks like great fun.

I think that your blocks look like spring and fall! Very nice!

Love these blocks, I def think the one with the brown background could be fall and the other one looks like Spring to me . Lovely work xx

I love your idea for the four seasons. You are so creative, I know it will be beautiful. To me, I think of these as spring and fall. I agree with others who have said a green and aqua background would be wonderful, but adding a red pumpkin would be fantastic, as well. Maybe a red pumpkin and aqua background for winter? A yellow pumpkin with green background for summer? And I love your row for this book!

I love your idea of the four seasons pumpkins. The two rows that you have completed remind me of spring and fall. I would use brighter colors on the flowers for summer, with a blue background. Snow would be fun on the winter pumpkins. I wish I had time to make all of these pumpkins! So cute!

I love your rows. I think some of your yellow fabrics would be great for the background or the pumpkins.

I like the darker background. Every color looks richer. Thank you for sharing!

Four seasons of pumpkins is great. I would call these two spring and fall and make summer with a green background (darker green background with lighter green leaves...or reversed?) and winter on a gray or white background. Can't wait to see what you decide.

Spring for the lighter version and Winter for the darker version. Both beautiful ... but I wouldn't expect anything less from you. Just love your "stuff."

I really like the colors you chose. I would say it's Fall until early winter, just past Thanksgiving Day, when it starts to leave frost on the ground in the morning. That is what that white pumpkin reminds me of. One of my favorite times of year.

Hi Joanna, it's really nice to meet you.
Add the two rows and make a 4 seasons quilt. The pumpkins really are summer and autumn around here.
Exercise your Artistic License:)

Yes. Do all 4 seasons. The white pumpkin could be for all four seasons....just add to it. Frost, spring flowers and fall nuts.

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