Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Garden Party-Show and Tell of the Irresistible Irises

 Today is the day we get to share what our blocks for the Garden Party Row Along look like.  Once again, a special thank you to Marian Pena of Seams to Be Sew.com  for organizing the event and all the great giveaways!  Also, thank you to Northcott Fabrics for sending me some great fabric to work with for my block.

This year I chose to work with Northcott Gradation collection.  I love how you can get a variety of colors that work well together!

Check out the great coordinating colors that I got to work with!

These are the Northcott fabrics that I chose to use in my block.

I also used a Northcott Stonehenge fabric for the background.  I thought it add great texture and a nice contrast for the irises.
This is what my block looked like when I was able to fuse all the pieces down.

 When deciding on the threads to use, I like to lay and puddle them on the piece.  Thread will be a bit lighter in color when it is off the spool.

I used both Floriani and Sulky embroidery threads to satin stitch the outsides of my appliqued pieces.
I also used a decorative stitch to create texture with the iris beards.

Here is the finished block!

I also tested the block using fabrics from my stash.  

I hope that those of you who will use my block please share your photos with me.  I would love to see how yours turned out.

To see what the other pattern designers did with their blocks here are the links to their blogs.

Now off to finish the other Garden Party Blocks!

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Garden Party Row Along-Irresistible Irises

 Today is the day that I get to share with you my pattern, Irresistible Irises.  A special thanks goes to Marian Pena of SeamsToBeSew.com for organizing and hosting the Garden Party Row Along.  Also a special thank you to Electric Quilt and  Northcott Fabrics, for providing great giveaways for this event!

I was inspired to create my block by the irises in my husband's garden. He does a great job creating a visual paradise on our property.  This was the photo that inspired my block.

I decided that this would make a great machine applique block. By simplifying the lines I was able to create a pattern that a confident beginner could complete.

A standard sewing machine is all that is need to create this block. I used a zig-zag/satin stitch to finish the edges and create a smooth texture for the petals and the leaves. For the beard of the iris, I used a decorative stitch that looked like grass.  This created a great texture and visual appeal.

The block is for your personal use.  If you would need a license you can request permission by going to my website, www.LindaBrattenCreations.com  and request so through the contact form.

If you like my pattern, be sure to sign up for my free monthly newsletter, Linda B Creative, where I share other great patterns and tutorials for my subscribers.

The free pattern link has expired, but you can purchase it by visiting my store!

Did I forget to mention that I have some Garden Party Giveaways? 

First off Northcott Fabrics is sharing a wonderful fat quarter bundle from one of them pictured below, a $15.00 retail value!

Please note that prizes will be mailed after the Row Along is finished and postage will be paid by the winner.  This prize is open to all that agree/meet contest rules and regulations. 
Giveaway rules are found at the end of the post.

All Giveaways ended on October 13, 2020.

I loved using their gradation line to create my finished block which you will see on the reveal day.

 Wait, there is more!  Would you like some fall inspired Garden Party goodies? Be sure to comment on my blog and use the Rafflecopter link to enter to win my Falling in Love with Thread Painting Pattern and my Sew Very Sketchy Pumpkin Table Runner Pattern, a $20.00 retail value.

Then you will be entered to win some of my Fall inspired patterns! These are original patterns that can be delivered to the winner via email!

All Giveaways ended on October 13, 2020.

Finally, everyone can be a pattern designer with Electric Quilt!   Electric
Quilt (https://www.electricquilt.com) is offering a 20% discount code
off any products except for EQ Academy during the row along. The coupon
code is: GARDENPARTY20.  

All Giveaways ended on October 13, 2020.

I love using Electric Quilt 8 to create my quilts and test color choices before I head to my studio!

Be sure to check out the other quilt pattern designers as they share their patterns on the following days:
Rules and Regulations for the Garden Party Giveaways are as follows:

You must have commented at the blog of the designer/blogger’s post to enter at Seams To Be Sew, Winners who win from entering at Seams To Be Sew will be checked for the comment. This does not mean that commenting at Seams To Be Sew will get you an entry, it doesn’t.

When you enter a give away that asks you to answer the question asked on the entry form, you do need to fill in that box. No answer means your winning entry will be ignored and canceled.

You are only allowed to enter once at each of the featured day sites. Giveaways are different at each site, thus you can enter those giveaways.

I will start announcing winners on September 15, 2020, and finish announcing winners on October 15, 2020.

You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.

You are given 3 days to answer the email, if you do not answer within 3 days a new winner will be drawn. Check those spam/junk mail folders, you may miss that winning email if you don’t do so because there are no exceptions to this rule.

If you are notified that you are a winner, in all cases except for digital downloads and gift cards/certificates, you will need to provide your name, address, city, state, zip code, country, telephone number, and email address.

No purchase whatsoever is necessary.

You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.

You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win. Prizes valued at $500.00 should be claimed.

All winners are chosen at random.

All winners will be announced on the blogs via the Rafflecopter entry form and/or post by the blogger at the site where they won and here at Seams To Be Sew. All winners must allow for their first name and first initial of their last name to be announced on this blog.

Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.

This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.

Participating bloggers/designers may enter any of the giveaways.

The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.

Off to collect some great patterns!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

New Virtual Learning Opportunity!

I am so excited to be partnering up with Quilt 4U in Columbia, MO, to offer this online event!


Here is chance to learn more about the Baby Lock Sergers. Find out how to use decorative threads, how to set up for a flat Lock wave stitch, and why quilters love a serger in their sewing studios! This 2 1/2 hours virtual class will be Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 1 pm Central Time Zone, U.S.A. It is being hosted by Quilt4U.com. You can register for the class and kit by going to their website.

Sign up quickly, so kits can be sent!

Who will I see there?

Monday, September 7, 2020

The Garden Party Row Along Starts Today!

 I am so excited to be a part of this year’s Garden Party, hosted by Marian Pena of www.SeamsToBeSew.com.  

Every Tuesday and Thursday different quilt pattern designers will make their blocks available to download for free for one week!

Be sure to also enter to win the giveaways on each day.

Here are this year’s pattern designers and the dates their blocks are available:

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Blue Heron Quilting
Carolyn Butterfield
Made By Marney
Pumpkin Patch BC
The Devoted Quilter

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Bobbin In Quilts Blog
Kissed Quilts
Patchwork Breeze
Songbird Designs/Brenda's Blog
Stitchin’ at Home

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Daughters of Dorinda
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Just Let Me Quilt
Lovingly Lissa
The Quilt Rambler

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Fabric Bash/Carpe Blogum
For the Love of Geese
Kathleen McMusing
Ms P Designs USA

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Heleen Pinkster Quilt Design
Patti’s Patchwork
Quilt Schmilt
Your Sewing Friend

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Charisma’s Corner
Clever Chameleon
Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
Kathy's Kwilts and More
Mountain Meadow Designs

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
Moose Stash Quilting
Tuning My Heart Quilts
Cheryl LaPlante

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Barbara Dieges
Linda B Creative
Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studio
Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting
Ursa Minor

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Bumbleberry Stitches
Charlie's Daughter
Seams To Be Sew
The Quilting Room with Mel
Words & Stitches

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Lynn's Beauty
Quilt Art
Renee's Quilting Addiction
Sew Incredibly Crazy

Off to collect some great patterns!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Back to School-Quilt Block Mania

My favorite time of the year is approaching fast---Back to school!  The next #QuiltBlockMania series will get you in the mood!

As a teacher, I loved the fresh start to a school year.  New students, new supplies, and new opportunities to share my knowledge.

As a student, getting ready for school with new supplies was exciting!  My favorite thing to shop for was crayons.  I loved all the colors and choices.
So it was easy to create this fun foundation paper piecing block focusing on my favorite medium in grade school.

If you are new to foundation paper piecing, be sure to join my Linda B Creative Facebook Group where I will be giving a demonstration of foundation paper piecing.

Be sure to check out all the other quilt pattern designers who have created a great Back to School block for #QuiltBlockMania

Crayons by Slice of Pi Quilts
Lockers by Powered by Quilting
Math Problem by Pretty Piney
Chalk Board by Inquiring Quilter
Stack of Books by Carolina Moore
Pointy Pencil Block by Sew Brainy
Geometry by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Pencils by Quilting Room with Mel
School Bus by Orange Blossom QuiltBook with Animal by Seams to be Sew
Stack of Textbooks by Quilted Diary
Shades of the Sun by Charisma Horton
Basketball by Devoted Quilter
Apples by Perkins Dry Goods
Box of Crayons by ScrapDash
Apple with leaf by Blockofthemodotcom
Crayons by Off the Wall Quilt
School Time Schoolhouse by Quilt Moments
School House by Utah Quilt Appraiser
Pencil by True Blue Quilts
Owl by The Whimsical Workshop
Calculator by Quilt Fabrication
Crayons by Linda B Creative
Applique Computer by DooHikey Designs
Modern Apple by Cotton Street Commons
Glue by Quilting Mod
School Girls Puzzle by Sew on the Go
Snack by Quiltfox Design
Backpack by Oh Kaye Quilting
Math Signs by Patti's Patchwork
Bookworm by Appliques Quilts and More
Backpack by Tacy Gray
Schoolhouse by From my Carolina Home
Girl's Favorite by Blue Bear Quilts
Origami Paper Plane by Amara Creacions
Show up and Shine! by SewJoy Creations
School House with Children by Aunte Ms Quilts

I believe that my love of color began at an early age!  Now instead of crayons, it has evolve into fabrics.  Can anyone else relate?

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Vitamin Sea- The Calico Scallop Shell Block Quilt-Along

The Calico Scallop Quilt-Along has started in the 
Linda B Creative Facebook Group!  

Check out what supplies you need to gather to get started on this fun block.

The quilt-along video to create your center machine applique shell is posted in the Linda B Creative Facebook groupClick here to join and mention you saw the invite on my blog.

If you don't have the pattern, get the pattern to the Calico Scallop Shell Here on my blog post. You can find it here!

Want more of this?  Check out my Vitamin Sea Wall hanging, pattern available soon! Keep checking my website.

The Vitamin Sea Wall Hanging by Linda Bratten

Dreaming of my toes in the sand,

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Quilt Block Mania-Summer Fun

Hello Summer Fun Quilters!
Vitamin Sea-Calico Scallop Block Mock Up

I am so excited to be a part of the #QuiltBlockMania today.  A special shout out to Carolina Moore of https://alwaysexpectmoore.com/ for organizing this great block hop. I am joining up with a great group of quilt pattern designers today to share with you a block that represents Summer Fun.

Coming from the Midwest, summer is hot and muggy.  So my fun memories are at the lake or even better, on the beach!

I adore going to the beach and finding treasures, thus my block is a memento of those precious times.  

I combined my traditional quilting roots and used an adaptation of the Ocean Waves pattern to create my block.  I designed it to be foundation paper pieced for accuracy, since bias edges can be a real challenge.

So here is my Vitamin Sea-Calico Scallop Shell in fabric!

The center portion is machine appliqued.  I love how my Baby Lock Crescendo stitches a beautiful satin stitch to create my Calico Scallop Shell.

Want to see how I put this block together?  Join the Linda B Creative Facebook group where I will be linking videos and going live to demonstrate how I create this block.

 Look for this post to join the Quilt Along!

Loving this block?  Would you like to use it in a wall hanging?

The Vitamin Sea Wall Hanging by Linda Bratten Creations
This pattern will be available in my online store soon!
Where do I get my free block?
Just head over to my online store and look for this picture, where you will find the link to download the block.

Looking for the other Summer Fun Blocks?
Check out these Quilt Pattern Designer's Posts:



Enjoy the Summer Fun Blog Hop,