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!





92 comments:

  1. You beautifully interpreted a really lovely part of the garden!

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    1. Thank you, I hope you enjoy the Garden Party Row Along!

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  2. Beautiful!Irises are one of my favorite flowers.

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    1. I love them in quilts--- they come in so many different colors.

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  3. Iris has always been a favorite of mine. Your patterns are beautiful!!

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  4. This is beautiful! Thank you so much!

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    1. Thank you, I would love to see what you do with the block.

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  5. this is so pretty. thank you. thank you for making it simple. i am a newbie when it come to applique so this will be fun to work on.

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    1. Lori, let me know if you have questions. Linda

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  6. Irises are my favorite and I love your block! Thank you!

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    1. I love how the show up every year to brighten the garden.

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  7. Thanks so much for the pattern it is beautiful. Also your Iris is beautiful.
    Elizabeth, Silverdale, WA

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  8. I really like how the irises come in different colors and give quilters lots of options!

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  9. What a lovely iris! I have always been partial to them as that is my mother's middle name! Thanks for sharing your pattern. She will love it!

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  10. I love your block! irises are my favorite flower and at one time I have over 200 varieties. Thank you for a lovely block!

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    1. Wow, I would love to see your garden in the spring!

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  11. An iris pattern that actually looks like an iris to me. Thank you. It is pretty.

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  12. Thank you for sharing the Iris pattern!! LOVE it!! & thank you for chance to win the Give-a-way too :)

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  13. I love flower blocks. I hope I win the FQ bundle.

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    1. Watch for all the great giveaways with the Garden Party Row Along.

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  14. Iris is one of my favorite flowers, too. Thank you for your beautiful example of one!

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    1. I am constantly taking photos of flowers. I hope to create lots of quilts with them.

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  15. Iris is one of my favorite flowers. They are so delicate and lacy. Thanks for sharing your pattern.

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  16. Love your iris block. Thanks for the pattern.

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  17. Such a beauty! Thanks for sharing your creativity as well as sponsoring some draws!

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  18. Beautiful block! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I love the Iris flower and love your block. Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

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  20. I have multiple large multi colored Iris in my garden. Definitely my favorite flower. Thanks so much for the gorgeous pattern!

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  21. Thank you for the pattern! This is a lovely flower to enjoy.

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  22. Irises are my favorite flower. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  23. This is quite a beauty. Some day I will buy EQ 8. It would be helpful.

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    1. It is wonderful, and having owned other versions it is very easy to use.

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  24. Love Iris's. Thank you for the pattern.

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  25. Love your iris. Thank you so much

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  26. I am not much of an appliquer, but irises are my favorite flower; I might have to give your pattern a try.

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    1. What a great motivation! It is always easier to learn on something you really want to create.

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  27. Your iris block is beautiful! I have some growing in my yard and love to see them in bloom. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I love that they faithfully return each year! Thank you!

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  28. A very nice block. I like irises and think some of these on a wallhanging in my breezeway will be very nice.

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  29. Thanks for this lovely pattern. When we lived in California we had beautiful irises in our garden. It was hard to leave them behind, and I still miss them every spring.

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  30. I love your Iris. Thank you so much!

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  31. Love your irises. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful pattern with us. 😉

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  32. Love that blue! You are lucky to have them in your garden. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    1. My husband has the green thumb. I can only create flowers on quilts!

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  33. Linda, That's a lovely iris! My fave flower.

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  34. What are your favorite colors of irises?

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  35. I used to have tons of iris in my garden. One of the few things I can actually grow some days. LOL!! Thanks for the memories and the beautiful addition to our garden quilts!

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  36. Thank you for the beautiful iris pattern. Many years ago my mom made a hand quilted jacket with applique irises on it. I think that she made in in the 80's. It is coming up on 13 years this month that I lost my mother. I have that beautiful jacket that I cherish.

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    1. Your mother must have been a talented quilter. What a wonderful treasure that you have.

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  37. So grateful for your encouraging cheerful newsletters. I just planted 5 reblooming Iris that I hope will come up in the spring...

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    1. I am so glad you enjoy my newsletters! I am not familiar with a reblooming iris. Do they last all summer?

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  38. Your pattern is beautiful, I could make a whole garden of iris flowers. They are such a sweet flower. Thanks for sharing. 💖

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    1. I agree! Please share if you make a whole quilt of iris flowers.

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  39. I love your pattern and the irises always remind me of my Grandmother!

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  40. Irises are among my favorite flowers. Yours is gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, I love the way irises announce that spring is here.

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  41. Thank you for the gorgeous Irises pattern, Linda.

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    1. I would love to see what you create with the pattern.

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  42. I love Irises - and such a pretty block. Thank you.

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  43. ok, this has to be my favorite. I LOVE Iris!

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  44. I absolutely LOVE irises. Thanks so much for sharing. And, thanks for both giveaways!

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