Thursday, 28 September 2017

Row by Row 2017


put together and hosted by Marian at Seams to be Sew 

This year we looked into making a row of 12x30" (31x77cm) of a favourite Christmas Carol.
How do you choose..... there's so many and I love so many of them....
I finally decided on "Do you hear what I hear"


This is my interpretation of the carol......



We received 4 fat quarters from Northcott Fabrics to include in our rows and I chose the sandstone colours for the 'village' and the purple/blue colour under the star and then the green of the grass. Thank you so much Northcott Fabrics. They were kind enough to even have in couriered to my front door here in South Africa....  Thank you!!


I decided to add the starry night instead of the solid background and I think the photo doesn't really do it justice, the real thing here on my design wall is gorgeous....




Here are a few close ups of the row -
The night wind coming in to tell the Good News....The 3 wise men following the star



Here is the shepherd boy and the sheep and in the distance the stable where our Lord Jesus was born...




 You can download this row for FREE in my Craftsy Shop

I realize its  a lot of work (I know - I did also sew it up)  but   the end result is so stunning and well worth the effort. I've heard so many negative comments about the amount of pieces and 'small pieces' in my patterns - but you know what..........I DON'T CARE!! the end result is always worth just going the extra mile....








Did you know!!!

The same "star" that showed the wise men where the King was born, was the planet Jupiter in the Virgo constellation which is right now in 2017 in the same place again.....
Coincidence - I think not!  This is not astrology - this was shown by NASA.


Now for the giveaways!!
Make sure to add your name and email address to the widget. ALSO - each of the other blogs also have rows to show and giveaways to dish out.... be sure to also visit them too.
The rules for the giveaways are on the Seams to be Sew blog.

Other blogs today are: 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Mountain Meadow Designs
Made By Marney
Renee’s Quilting Addiction





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125 comments:

GranChris said...

I love the song Do You Hear What I Hear. Great row. Thank-you for your creation. Jmikebalou(at) aol (dot) com

Μ ΧΑΤΖΗΙΩΑΝΝΙΔΗ said...

Because of thefact that your patternshave somany small pieces are so beautiful!!!!!

Marian said...

I am quite surprised to read about negative comments. Don't people realize that by having the smaller piece the more detail your creating. I appreciate every effort you make in the creation of your patterns Janeen, and I am always in love with everything you do, but this pattern, in particular, is truly a favorite... You've created a wonderful pattern and I am blessed to be able to call you a friend and look forward to all your creations.

Ronnie said...

Love this!

Guilitta said...

Ich danke dir ganz herzlich für alle die Mühe die du dir gibst es detailgetreu zu machen. Es ist auch für dich viel Arbeit, das sollte niemand übersehen.

Gruß Guilitta

CJ Jolly said...

Once again... "Thank YOU!" for sharing with us all your wonderful patterns.

You have one of my favorite songs and I luv the row.

Heleen Pinjkster said...

Hi Janeen I think your pattern is Wonderfull! You've captured the real Wonder that happend that special night. I think these tiny little pieces just make the pattern stunning. I teach classes how to do this tiny work and always start with the bigger pieces. At the end they all can do the tiny pieces. After this workshop, people always tell me they finally know the secret of working with the right tools and trics. So keep on designing the way you do, I love your designs. THANKS Heleen
I didn't know the star is still in the same place. That's a sign of a long lasting and important Gift to the world!

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

I think this is stunning! And the starry sky is so realistic--they would have seen millions of stars in the blackness. Love it!

Tonil said...

Wow Janeen - incredible! A beautiful interpretation of a lovely carol. I will never catch up making your designs....

Debbie said...

This is just perfect. I want to make it! Thank you!

Yvonne said...

This is incredible. What a beautiful Christmas quilt. Thank you for sharing, Janeen.

Tanya Mitchell said...

Thank you! This is absolutely stunning

Stitchin At Home said...

Beautiful row! The small pieces make the piece more realistic.

Betsy said...

Thank you for keeping it real and taking the time to create this wonderful row for us

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Wow beautiful row with amazing detail!

SzycieUli / UlaSewing said...

Your row is wonderful! And I love many small pieces even if working with the pattern can be difficult- because it's all worth the result!

Janet said...

I remember singing this song in choir for Christmas years ago. I love your treatment of the wind, so very cleaver! Thank you for the row!

Allison said...

Wow! Your row is amazing! And it is perfect for "Do You Hear What I Hear". Thank you for providing the pattern.

Roxanne L said...

This is beautiful. I live all your designs. Can hardly wait to make this one! Thank you!

Selbermacherin said...

WOW!
It's great!!!
I think I will sew it! :-)
Thanks soo much!!
Susanne

Susan Earnhart said...

Your block is so beautiful, I feel like I am on the ridge watching the wise men coming.

Darlene Poirier said...

Your block is amazingly beautiful.

Joan said...

What beauty!

Cindi Young said...

I love the details that are present when you use smaller pieces.

rosemaryschild said...

This row is just wonderful - I love paper piecing & this is definitely one I will be making for Christmas! Amazing - Thank you for sharing, Susan

Irene said...

BEUTIFUL!!!!!

acoelke said...

Wonderful! You are such a talented designer.

Nancy Lewis said...

Beautiful row, and exceptional talent!! Thanks for sharing. lewisnancy54@gmail.com

gpcrafty said...

What a lovely row! Thank you Janeen. Can't wait to get started on it.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Oh my gosh, starry night is beautiful. My mind is racing, how else can I use this! Thank you for the pattern.

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous! Your patterns are spot on and excellent, small pieces are what give the fine details! If you want to create a masterpiece I would use your patterns any day! Thank you for this pattern I think it will make a beautiful piece for Christmas

lisa0116 said...

Love the row Janeen and that starry night background fabric is perfect! Thank you!

Tammy said...

Nice work as always. Your intricate designs are what keeps me making your blocks. Finally, something interesting and challenging!

Bev said...

Such a beautiful row! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa Marie said...

Your row is really wonderful! Thanks!

Lori said...

wow this is gorgeous. this will be a table runner for my house. Good for you. For me all those small pieces have stretched me in my paper piecing. And you are so right. The end result as well as "I did it" are so worth it all. Thank you for your work on putting these all together for us. I truly appreciate you and your work.

Sue Green said...

Beautiful row! Thank you.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I am so in the Christmas Spirit with these beautiful rows. crystalbluern at tds dot net

Calicojoan said...

Well Janeen...you never disappoint. Another fabulous row you have created for us. We are all so blessed to have you as part of our quilting community. This row is just stunning!

desertskyquilts said...

That's one of my favorite songs, too. Your row is a lovely representation of it. I'm always in awe of your beautiful work. Thank you for sharing this. dezertsuz at gmail Susan

Maf29 said...

Beautiful row to go with a beautiful song. I love paper piecing it's so much fun to do and watch the picture unfold. thanks so much for designing and sharing this pattern.

Susan L. said...

Your row is just amazing!

Linda said...

BEAUTIFUL! LOVE YOUR WORK! THANKS FOR SHARING!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

sketchrs said...

Thank you SO much for the awesome row Janeen. This is surely one of my favourite rows. I absolutely love sewing your blocks and LOVE the detail all the tiny pieces provide. Paper piecing remains my number one technique so I absolutely love this row. Thank you very much for sharing this fantastic scene with us.

Kathy said...

Beautiful job! I am new to paper piecing but look forward to the challenge. Thanks so much.

Moira said...

Love this pattern! And the small pieces are what add's a wonderful amt of detail to the finished row. Thanks for the pattern!

Thunderfan said...

I love the use of angles. It almost gives it the effect of a glass window design. Very cool!

Thunderfan@protonmail.com

Kelley said...

Great job! I need to start sewing...something! :D

Allison CB said...

Love your patterns - just finished the Tiger and the results are stunning! Thank you for a lovely row! churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

Delia Rotolo said...

This is one of the best rows. I love it!

Nina said...

One of my favourite Christmas songs! Great block!!

Kat said...

Janeen,
What a beautiful design. You really put a lot of work and thought into this pattern.
I think it is terrific.
Thank you for the beautiful row pattern.
Kat

Jayne said...

This is such a detailed row, it's beautiful. Thank you for all the hard work you have put into it and I love the sky fabric, it really works

IPD said...

I love your work, ever... This one is marvellous, amazing, I love it!
And I do not care with the lot of small pieces. This is the way to get such a wonderful panel! It is worth while the work, there is no doubt!
Thanks a lot for your work, for your talent, for letting us take part of it!

judys said...

Beautiful row! and the starry sky is perfect.....

sewlost said...

I think your row is fabulous. Thank you so much for all you hard work and for sharing with all of us.
Sandy swoot@att.net

Karen McMahon said...

I love your row! Thanks so much for sharing it.

Angie&Gary Short said...

Very neat row! Beautiful design and the starry fabric is amazing! Thank you for sharing! Enjoy your day!

Sue Raymond said...

You are so talented!! Thank you so much for all of your hard work!

krystal Bray said...

Another great paper piecing row!!!!Love it!!!

Anne D said...

Your row is amazing. I love your work and how detailed the blocks are.

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

Your row is fabulous! Thanks.

Dawn F said...

What a wonderful interpretation of that song. Thanks for sharing it!

Nancy said...

Your work is always so spectacular. The fabrics you used are just wonderful. Thank you for this pattern.

Sewgirl said...

Wow..really nice row! That is amazing. You are so talented designing like you do. Thanks so much for taking the time to create, make and generously share. Much appreciated.

Liz Horgan said...

I love so many Christmas carols, but I think this one is my favorite--it tells the whole story! Your row is just as beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Unknown said...

This is just beautiful! I think it will be a bit of a challenge for me but that’s how to grow.

Michele-Marie said...

Your pattern is stunning! Love the way it is set out.
Thank you for sharing your pattern. :-)

ShirleyC said...

Incredible talent! You did an outstanding job, and made the scene look so real!

Seasnail said...

What a great row. Your talent shines!

Edie said...

Love your row. Thank you for sharing your great talent. raydeer@memlane.com

wendy said...

This is just so beautiful! I love the way the starry sky shows it off more. Thank you so much for sharing!

Sandi1100 said...

Wonderful row! You designers are so talented. Thanks for sharing.

JANET said...

Your patterns are always so beautiful! I don't do well with PP, but this one I am GOING to conquer! Small pieces and any difficulties! No problem..... I even have some "stary" fabric that would be perfect. Thank you for the pattern.

BarefootThunder said...

One of my favorite Christmas carols. Thank you very much... and I am very glad you do not listen to the complaints of small pieces, they are needed to make such beautiful pieces. I am always in awe when I look at your creations. Thank you for being the wonderful giving artist that you are.
Merry Christmas

Kathy said...

This is a beautiful row. Very intricate.

LOIS W said...

Beautiful telling of the Christmas Story. Thank you. (ykcihc5@yahoo)

Pam McDonald said...

I love the way you did this row. A lot of work, but very beautiful. Thank you :)

Maria said...

Such a beautiful Row! Very intricate but the end result will be so worth it! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Elaine M.
I love this song too and you created a great row pattern for it.
remills (at) amtelecom (dot) net

Carol W said...

Beautiful row, and the small pieces help make it that way!

vivoaks said...

Love Love Love your work! I enjoy paper-piecing, and love this row. Thanks for being along for the ride. LOVE this row-along!! Vivian wvoaks at comcast dot net

anna brown said...

Looks like alot of work. BUT if you love what you do its just plain fun... tyty for sharing.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

PuppyPaws said...

Another beautiful pattern, I don't know how you create so many varied designs

Susan said...

This is a stunning row and I like your interpretation of the carol. If people don't like the tiny pieces, they don't have to make your patterns. You tell people what level of pattern it is and why, so they know ahead of time. I am at a beginning level, but I like the detail the small pieces bring to your patterns. The subjects do not look like blobs. Keep on doing what you have always done. And thank you for the wonderful pattern.

Chelsea Spade said...

Love the row! So interesting about the "star" Jupiter.

Cathy B said...

Absolutely incredible! You're right - so worth the extra effort!
basaran.family@rogers.com

Janarama said...

You create such beautiful designs. I love this row! The small pieces are definitely worth the extra effort. Janarama11 @ gmail . com

Melody Lutz said...

I ADORE all the details in your row! I'm looking forward to making this one. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. lutcats at yahoo dotcom

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the beautiful row! I didn't know that the star was Jupiter. Interesting!

Vicki H said...

Your row is amazing! I love all the detail.

Cool Lizzie said...

I'm a big fan of your patterns - keep up the great work! And thx for this xmas scene - it's a good one!

Liz
boltonia55@yahoo.com

shobs said...

Your block looks stunning!

Beth said...

Fascinating info about Jupiter! Thanks for sharing it.

Silvana said...

Non voglio offendere nessuno, ma la tua striscia se non è la più bella sicuramente tra le migliori (per me la più bella)....grazie cose sempre per tutto e complimenti
Silvana

Hobbygirl Dolls said...

Thank you so much for providing this row! It is great!

Joy said...

Your patterns are not for everyone. Your patterns fill a niche that few other designers do. I'm glad you have decided to stay with your design style. Just remember, you can't please everyone.

Denise Finucane said...

I love the detail you put into all of your paterns Janeen - keep designing for yourself! (not everyone is a beginner paper piecer!) One of your birdhouse designs was my earliest pp projects, and my friend uses that simple bag everyday as a purse :)

beaquilter said...

your rows (blocks) are always stunning! my little nativity scene looks plain compared to yours ;)

ACOlive said...

I just love this row! And I agree, the tiny pieces add definition to your row! I know doing a pattern that has many tiny pieces can be a pain but oh how nice it looks when its done! Great job!!

Charlotte Behrens said...

I love the detail that your smaller pieces bring. If they want larger pieces, there are easier patterns to do. You really do a great job designing and I look forward to see what your creativity brings us. Thank-you Janeen!

quilter said...

Very pretty, thanks for sharing and the giveaways!
cork@pa.rr.com

Seacoast Quilter said...

What a beautiful row. The sky fabric is perfect.

Pamela said...

The tiny pieces are what gives your patterns such lovely detail! Awesome row!

Denise Pierce said...

Oh, I love your pattern! Thank you so much!

Jackie said...

One of my favorite Christmas carols! Thank you for the awesome row!

teachpany said...

Beautiful carol and row. Thanks.

Deb M said...

Your row is stunning!! I've only recently learned to FPP and this looks like a wonderful project.

Melissa Meier said...

I love your row. All the small pieces is what makes it look amazing.

Robin Klein said...

This is one of my favorite carols. Thanks for the row. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this row. I love it! Greetings from Germany Claudia

threadlady said...

Love all your work.

legato1958 said...

Janeen, this is just gorgeous! I love the panoramic view of the nativity story! Your fabrics are beautiful.
Thank you for this lovely pattern!!
Susie

Cecilia said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Mary C said...

I am new to paper piecing but do want to try this. So cute!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I happen to like using tiny pieces with paper piecing so I really appreciated this row. It's beautiful. My motto is "I dabble in small pieces." My mother collects nativity scenes so she just might find this row as a wall hanging under her tree this year. Thanks for the pattern. Karen
kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a beautiful song Do You Hear What I Hear is and what a beautiful Row you made! Just gorgeous! This is going on my To Do list for sure!

Thank you for sharing and Thank you to all the Wonderful Sponsors!

usairdoll (at)gmail (dot) com

apple blossom said...

love your row. thanks for sharing it.

Linda Fleming said...

How beautiful!

jay dahlgren said...

Love your pattern so much! I also love C&T Publishing, and books! Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

Margaret Handlin said...

tHANK YOU FOR THE PATTERN

ShellyKay said...

Fantastic Row! Just Beautiful!!

bdieges said...

What a special row! Really like that it is all about the Reason for the Season.

Lee said...

Your row is lovely! thank you so much!

Renee said...

What a gorgeous row! Absolutely wonderful. Thank you!