Tuesday, September 1, 2015

EQ Seasons Row-a-long - a Spring Row - Dogwood Branch

EQ Seasons RAL Button Excited to be a part of this EQ Seasons Row-a-long (RAL) and provide you with a Spring row.

Thanks to Marian at Seams to be Sew for organizing this RAL Blog Hop and all of our many sponsors. You're going to learn a lot and get lots of inspiring ideas for all seasons.

Special thanks to Northcott who sent me the sky and tree (Stonehenge, Woodland) fabric to work with. I've also got the entire Toscana line of theirs, so have made my row entirely with Northcott fabric. I've got one kit to share with a lucky winner and am willing to ship kits if you're interested in purchasing one.

I've had this dogwood paper piecing design for a long time in EQ, but have never moved on with the design and made something. This seemed like a great way to give it a try. Just a row, could be a nice wall hanging or part of a bigger quilt.

Several techniques are used to make this row --Rotary Cutting, Paper Piecing and Templates.

Helpful tools to make it include: Rotary cutter, mat, ruler, foundation papers, add-a-quarter ruler, template making material or cardstock.

This row is 60" x 8" finished. That doesn't make an equal number of squares.

If you want to create this in EQ7, start with New Quilt, Horizontal. Click on the Layout tab (lower left of your screen) and then in the pop up window select 7 Horizontal blocks; 1 Vertical block; Finished size of Blocks are 8".

Select Border tab .....Remove check mark 'All', adjust top, right and bottom borders to 0. Make LEFT border, 4".  This would be the place to add another border if you just want to make the row and finish it with a nice frame.

Select Layer tab. It should now look like this.

Block 1 is the 'Left border' 4" block.


Blocks 2, 6, and 3, 5 are similar but 'reversed'. To create these, go to Block, New Block, Easy Draw ...Draw the first block with a branch. Save to Sketchbook.

Select branch lines (click with your mouse on the line; hold your shift key down and select the second line as well), right click with your mouse and select 'Symmetry', use Flip H (Flip horizontally). Select the 'Color' tab to be sure the lines connected to the edge of the block. If so, save to Sketchbook. If not, go back to the original branch block and try selecting, and flipping again. Be sure to check that the ends are connecting to the edge of the block before going to the 'color' tab. Save to Sketchbook. Note...you don't actually have to draw the flipped block. Just place the first branch block into the quilt in all 4 blocks where it will be used then from the tool bar select the 'flip' the blocks according to how you want it to be.

Block 4 and 7 have the same dogwood block, but one is 1/2 scale of the other. I drew the big one first so I could get the accuracy easily. This is a 2x2 grid block. I used a 12" drawing table block, 36 snaps both horizontal and vertical. Draw vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines both directions. Because this is paper pieced, I've used these guidelines to help create symmetry and a bit easier to piece the strange shape I am trying to create. Dissect the corner to create the edge of the petal. Make similar lines to give it the divot for both the petal color shift and the leaves. In the center, this visual shows no diagonal line, but you will need it there to more simply create the petal section patterns. If you remove it the foundation pattern will print it out separately, but it just adds more paper and isn't necessary. Ultimately don't add the yellow corner until you have joined two petals together, then do it as a single combined corner. Save the large dogwood block to the sketchbook.

To create block 4, I changed my snaps to 72 (H and V) then selected the whole block, right click -- 'Resize' and choose 50% for both Horizontal and Vertical. Then move to upper left corner. Add the branch elements to mimic the original branch block and add another branch out to the small 4" dogwood. Save to sketchbook.

Place each block in its respective place back on the Layout tab of the quilt. Note that the first (border block) and the far right block are just fabric.

Fabric Requirements:

Sky/Background: 3/8 yard
Trunk/Branch: 1/4 yard (fat eighth will work)

Remaining pieces can likely be made from your scraps. If you're buying fabric, get 1/8 yard for each described below:
  • Dogwood petals--Choose several values (light to dark) to make whatever color of dogwood you're used to seeing.
  • Leaves
  • Pale yellow for centers
8 Blocks ...numbered 1-8, left to right.
1                  2                    3                       4                         5                           6                         7                            8
To print the various instruction types, select the block while in the quilt layout, then File...Print and choose the desired method of pattern. The tool bar print icon will also give you these various options. Sometimes using 'landscape' mode makes for a nicer printout, sometimes using the 'move' option to move the different parts around on the paper is also handy. Change the 'printer' to Adobe PDF if you want to create a PDF pattern for use later. When the print dialogue initially comes up, choose the "Page Setup" button to change the printer or any other print options, otherwise it uses your default printer.

Rotary Cutting
Block 1: Cut 8.5" x 4.5" trunk --note direction of wood grain so that it is vertical.
Block 8: Cut 8.5" x 8.5" sky

Templates
To simplify the piecing and yet give the branch some movement, I used this template technique to just reverse a block image
Block 2 and 6 are template pieced (REVERSE--flip it so that you are using the template shape on the side without the printing), Block 3 and 5 are templates as printed.

Paper Pieced
Blocks 4 and 7 are paper pieced. Foundation patterns are included in the download. Use unprinted newsprint or specialty foundation papers. Shorten your stitch length when stitching on paper just to make it easier to remove it (if you normally stitch 2.5, then stitch these 2). Pay attention when joining the leaf corner and the petals. Put pins through the paper and fabric at the join spots. Use another pin to angle in sideways to hold the two pieces together until you can get them stitched down. If you try to use the pin that you put in vertically and then rotate it, the fabric layers will slide. Remove the vertical pin before stitching.

Add the yellow center after joining two petals.

























I did not use an iron to press as I went ...just finger pressed--more an issue of time. Take your time and press (up and down, don't slide the iron) it as you go and it will be much flatter. This will get pressed before quilting, but these photos were taken before that step.


Examples of fanning the many pieces that come together at the center. The paper has not yet been removed in these photos. Once the entire row is assembled you can remove the paper. This fanning technique is also discussed in detail in our book You Can Quilt!



Note Block 4 requires a rotary cut 4.5" x 4.5" sky to be added to the 4" finished dogwood flower, then add the paper pieced lower branch to complete the block.













There is plenty of negative space in this row to add additional branches and dogwood in the quilting. Perhaps in your row you want to just do repeated dogwood flowers in 4" or 8" sizes rather than creating this 'branch' concept. Up to you! You have the pattern now so feel free to be creative.

I just might have it quilted into a finished wall hanging by the end of this RAL --think about those spaces above wide doorways, sliders or French doors, etc....maybe a seasonal wall hanging of this shape would work well there. I'll be sure to blog about it and add it to the Flickr group when I do, so I hope you'll choose to follow along.

There is an EQ support group for this Row-a-long. Feel free to ask questions here in the comments or there on Facebook and post your photos in the Flickr group too. If you have EQ I hope you'll give it a try to draw one yourself, but if you'd like the .PJ7 file please indicate in a comment below and I'll send it to you --BUT YOU MUST BE SURE YOUR EMAIL IS PART OF THE COMMENT OR KNOW that you are NOT a no-reply blogger. Several have asked, but there is no way for me to send it to you because you are a no-reply blogger. Here is the Dogwood Branch PDF for those who don't have EQ. These will be available for free through (Oct. 12, 2015). OFFER HAS NOW EXPIRED.

I have numbered the foundations according to how I would like the seams to lie ultimately when I am quilting it. You'll find in EQ that the default does not take that into consideration necessarily. A great opportunity to learn about numbering your own foundations. When in the foundation pattern print dialogue, the sections tab lets you define the entire section--not all sections have to be identified if they are repeating--just print more pages--this can help if you find them spreading over multiple pages. Get a section that is repeated sorted properly and just print it multiple times. Then go to the 'numbering tab' and renumber if you need to. The options tab lets you define the line width, Font button at the bottom of the window lets you define the font type and size for a variety of elements on the page. I also had problems when 'creating a PDF by printing to a PDF', that when I try to print it to paper, the seam allowances don't show. If I select 'advanced' in the dialogue box when printing the PDF (not when creating it, but actually printing it) then click the box that says 'Print as image' then the seam allowances do print. It could be just my printer, but wanted to share that little tip in case you find the seam allowances didn't print. You also need to be sure that it is set to NOT SCALE (Auto-rotate and center is ok). Updated 9/2/15.

As of Oct. 13 - PDF is available for $5, send via paypal to marlene@kissedquilts.com be sure to include you email address in the comments and what you're paying for. The PJ7 file is available only via the block file at EQ http://doyoueq.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/EQ-Seasons.blk through Oct. 31. Read this blogpost for more details.
I only have a couple of kits with the exact same trunk fabric, but I have a variety of other suitable trunk fabrics available if that is not of a worry to you. Send $20 via paypal (marlene@kissedquilts.com) and be sure to include your shipping address -- it will include printed pattern on appropriate papers for templates and paper piecing, fabric kit and shipping. The first two  payments submitted via paypal, will get the original Stonehenge Woodland and one lucky winner from comments left on this blog will get it for free.

Three other randomly chosen winners will receive these giveaways via this blog post and I'm using Rafflecopter to track entries (first time for this, so hope it all works) -- A gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop, my new book "You Can Quilt: Building Skills for Beginners" (I co-authored this with Leila Gardunia from ) and a kit to make this row just like mine. This will end on Sept. 8 and winners will be announced! We've been recommended to do individual rafflecopter tools for each giveaway, so choose the ones you would like to win and click through on each one. Some have more entry opportunities than others.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see some of your fabulous creations! Note there are three different giveaways that are from this blog only and two others that are consolidated from all blogs today, be sure to enter all or at least the ones you're interested in, click through to each one separately. There are also giveaways through all the participating blog posts, so you'll want to be sure to visit all of them. The RAL goes through Oct. 6.

The others posting today are:
https://stofgenoeg.wordpress.com/  Stof Genoeg - 2" Filler Row
http://www.beaquilter.com/ - Be A Quilter - Filler Row
http://quiltartdesigns.blogspot.com/ - Quilt Art - Fall
http://thimblemouseandspouse.blogspot.com/ - ThimbleMouse - Winter
http://www.quiltingqueenonline.com/ - The Quilting Queen Online - Summer

Note...each week for 6 weeks there will be new rows revealed. Be sure to check the complete schedule for all links. There is a huge giveaway during the 'show me' phase at the end. You won't want to miss it!

My three giveaways:
You Can Quilt! $24.95 value

Fabric kit to make this row - $12 value
 
The Fat Quarter Shop
You can only enter once at this blog.
While this giveaway is specific to this blog, you can enter at each featured blog today.
There is 1 giveaway for each featured blog of the day.
Entries accepted until September 08, 2015
Winners Announced September 09, 2015
$25.00 gift certificate

Consolidated giveaways coming from all blogs today:

Northcott Fabrics
is giving 1 lucky recipient, 6-8 pieces of fabric at 1 yard lengths each.
You may only enter once
In other words, if you enter it here, do not enter it at the other blogs.
This giveaway is at all the featured blogs today.
Entries accepted until September 08, 2015
Winners Announced September 09, 2015
Value $60-80.00
Northcott Fabrics Big giveaway


As An Incentive To Participate By Making Blocks and Rows
Craftsy Class of your Choice
Value $40.00 based on average cost of Quilting classes,
but the value goes up if you choose lets say a sewing class.
3 individual winners
and
Nancy's Notions
2 individual winners
$10.00 gift certificate
When you add a unique block/row to the Flickr Group that you've created from any of the patterns offered each
week, you will get one entry into the drawing.
You can enter at any blog featuring the Flickr giveaway once each day of this Row-A-Long until
October 13, 2015 when the giveaway closes.
Winners Announced October 14, 2015
If you enter both giveaways, you need 2 unique blocks per each day you enter.
Duplicate Entries will be checked and if found you will be disqualified.
Filler Rows Do Not Count. These to will be disqualified if entered.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you're still reading....next blog hop starts October 9. It will be all about our book, You Can Quilt!, and beautiful Island Batik fabrics. Set the calendar to come back and be inspired!

303 comments:

  1. I definitely want to use this row in a Row Quilt. Thanks for the directions. Is the Dogwood pattern in the EQ Block library? I'll have to go and check. Rotary cutting is best for me! Thanks for the GIVEAWAY.

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  2. Your dogwood bloom is lovely, thank you for sharing it :)

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  3. Thanks. Your tutorial and row are lovely.

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  4. I prefer chain-piecing - thanks.

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  5. I'd probably make your lovely row as a table runner first - thanks.

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  6. Learning to machine applique is a skill on my bucket list - thanks.

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  7. Learning to appliqué is s skill I want to learn. Love your dogwoods

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  8. Very clever row! Thanks for the insights into working with EQ7 too. I have the software but haven't experimented with it much yet. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  9. I love to paper piece~ I'd like to make a wall hanging and use 4 dogwood flowers. I'd like to learn to hand turn applique.

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  10. This is a lovely row and I would like to get a copy of the EQ7 file. rkbiggs@yahoo.com

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  11. Beautiful design. I would like a copy of the project file. Megabq@msn.com

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  12. I prefer chain piecing. I hate waiting on anything, and this makes it go much faster~~

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  13. I love this design and would use it in a quilt.

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  14. I like chain piecing if it's possible, it's kind of fun.

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  15. Love the fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win in all giveaways.

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  16. I would just make the Dogwood block. I chain piece wherever possible.

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  17. I love paper piecing! My goal is to make a quilt from the rows in this RAL!!!! THANKS!

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  18. Since I'm a beginner at both quilting and EQ7, I'm really looking to learn both so I don't have a particular skill to work on. I've just had a brief look through your tutorial, and wonder if I'm ready for this RAL. ktsquiltdreams@gmail.com

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    1. You'll never know until you try Kath.. even beginners can participate, and don't let what looks like a difficult pattern (and this isn't one of them) discourage you. We learn by doing, so give yourself a "kick" and go for it. :)

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    2. Thanks for your encouragement - I am going to try it and see what happens.

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  19. Marlene, thank you so much for the beautiful tutorial. I love how you showed how to take and deal with getting blocks to fit into a certain amount of space. That is truly unique and I can tell it took you hours to write this tutorial. I have really enjoyed working with you thru this process and learning along with everyone.

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  20. I would probably use the flower blocks in a larger quilt or make a wall hanging of the row. ktsquiltdreams@gmail.com

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  22. I looove paper piecing and your blocks is so adorable! I'd love to give it a try. xxx

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  23. I like chain piecing and flip and sew methods. ktsquiltdreams@gmail.com

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  24. Hmmm...first, gorgeous row...I've printed my templates and want to make a dogwood pillow! Second, I would love ot work on my EQ skills, I'm several versions behind but still not up to speed. As for my favorite technique...anything but fusible applique! I love to piece, paper-piece, applique but I'm not that fond of fold-over corners. pbstrand@msn.com

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  25. I;d make a table runner with this row.

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  26. I like to do traditional piecing as well as paper piecing. Both are fun!

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  27. This will be my first paper piecing and my first SAL, I am super excited, but I have to say that I will need to learn lots of new skills. I love this row!

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  28. Mmm never done anything like this. Thanks for taking the time to make your dogwood branch. Gonna give it a try. Love the colors.

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  29. Thanks for the great tutorial, love dogwoods.

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  30. I really need to work on applique skills.

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  31. If available, paper piecing. Otherwise, traditional. :-)

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  32. Thanks for the great tutorial, love dogwoods.

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  33. I really love the Dogwood pattern. Thanks for the tutorial. I have never tried paper piecing and I think I would like to add that to my list of things to try. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  34. I think this would make a beautiful wall hanging on its' own.

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  35. Love Dogwoods, have one right outside my kitchen window and I look for the blossoms each spring. Thank you for your creativity.

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  36. Beautiful row. I am hoping that this row along inspires me to learn more about my EQ7, but would love for you to send the PJ7 file...just in case. My heart belongs to doing the stitching, so I tend to not take the time to learn a program. But I'm trying! LOL!

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  37. Love your block. I enjoy paper piecing. I would probably make a wall hanging or a lap quilt with it. Thank you for the tips and the block.

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  38. When making quilts I like to do EVERYTHING the more techniques I get in one
    quilt the more fun it is.

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  39. Your block is so beautiful--I think it would be lovely on it's own as well in a row quilt! I love to do needle turn applique, and would like be be better at paper piecing!

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  40. Lovely row, can't wait to try it in a quilt!

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  41. Dogwoods are soo Spring. We have one in our front yard and I love it. Thanks for offering a row. This is a great new trend. Hope one comment works.

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  42. Please send me the EQ file for this lovely dogwood row. Thank you!

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  43. Lovely Row! Thanks for participating.

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  44. I do need to work on my pp skills

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  45. I'd use this row in a seasonal row quilt (and may use the flower in other quilts too!)

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  46. I prefer regular piecing (rather than pp, EPP, applique) and chain piece when I can!

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  47. I tend to work with alot of strings, so I like string/strip piecing best.

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  48. some day I want to learn circles and hexagons
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  49. What a beautiful row Marlene! I prefer piecing but.....do applique and paper piecing....I like all of them!

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  50. on its own
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  51. I really love paper piecing
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  52. I prefer piecing, but want to learn more appliqué and paper piecing techniques.
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. I need to work on quilting free motion feathers.

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  54. I would like to use this row as part of a larger quilt. It is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing this design.

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  55. My favorite piecing technique is paper piecing.

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  56. That is beautiful. I would like to learn more applique.

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  57. Your design is so pretty, Marlene! Love those gorgeous flowers. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful pattern and the tutorial!

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  58. Lovely dogwood - I need to improve my paper piecing!

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  59. I think I would use the Dogwood by itself - so gorgeous!

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  60. What a fabulous tutorial! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and brilliant process. Have a wonderful creative day!

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  61. I teach and design for beginners, so don't use advanced features of EQ7 very often -- I'd like to get better at that.

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  62. Love your design. With dogwood being my province's flower, I would probably use your pattern in a smaller project.

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  63. My favourite techniques are rotary cutting and strip and chain piecing.

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  64. Love your design. With dogwood being my province's flower, I would probably use your pattern in a smaller project.

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  65. I teach and design for beginners, so don't use advanced features of EQ7 very often -- I'd like to get better at that.

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  66. What a sweet row! It made me smile, and I can think of the perfect place for it above a bookcase in my living room where it will serve a double purpose--looking wonderful and covering a crack in the wall. Thank you!

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  67. would like to try reverse applique

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  68. may use it as a border or in a larger quilt

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  69. may use it as a border or in a larger quilt

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  70. I attend Paducah each year and would love this as a table runner.

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  71. I would love to have the .PJ7 file so I can play and design in EQ7. Thank you

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  72. Such a fun spring row...it's beautiful!

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  73. When I start to draw the branch the block size is only 6" but I followed your steps, double checked them, and it shows the blocks are 8" finished sized. Wouldn't that make the drawing area larger? I sure hope it isn't a very silly question, but this is the first time I've tried to draw a block.

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    1. When you start to draw, the drawing board that is the default is likely 6". You can follow the steps and then place that block into the 8" square in the quilt and EQ will automatically re-size it for you. You can also print it from the block design board and tell it to print at a different size than how you drew it. I find drawing it based on a grid that naturally fits the design makes it much easier, yet when you actually piece it you may want it to fit a size that isn't nice, but EQ will sort it all out for you.

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    2. Got it - actually makes sense now that I remember about the re-sizing feature. Sure appreciate all your help - thanks! ktsquiltdreams@gmail.com

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  74. I'd love the pj7 file. Thanks for the cute row!

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  75. I am so excited to try paper piecing and this pattern looks manageable to me. Thanks!

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  76. I would like to use it as a table runner. So far I enjoy applique the most in the world of quilting

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  77. Very pretty! Thanks for all the detailed instructions.

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  78. when piecing I like to do chain piecing.

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  79. I think I would make a table runner

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  80. Yes please send the file for EQ7

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  81. Yes please send the file for EQ7

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  82. I need to practice my paper piecing.

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  83. I love the dogwood! Thank you for sharing! I am interested in learning more about foundation piecing. I currently like to piece traditionally but am excited to try new ways.

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  84. This pattern is great. I know it will work well in the rows I am planning. Can't wait to get started on all the rows I have seen today.

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  85. I have always enjoyed paper piecing, but prefer machine piecing blocks because I see them as easier, less fussy.

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  86. Paper piecing. Tried it once and it was a disaster. Want to master it!

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  87. The row would make a good border on a quilt.

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  88. My favorite is applique, but if that doesn't count, I guess traditional piecing is my go to.

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  89. In response to the You Can Quilt book question; I need to learn how to sew curves!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  90. I could see using your row both ways - on it's own (maybe the beginning of a table runner) or as part of a row quilt. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's seasonal rows.

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  91. In response to the Fabric kit for Dogwood Branch: I would probably use the row in a larger quilt.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  92. Ooops. I forgot to ask for the PJ7 file. I'd love to receive a copy.

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  93. In response to the $25 Fat Quarter Shop Gift Certificate; I haven't tried paper piecing yet! I guess that is another technique I need to learn.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  94. I'd use this in a larger quilt. It would be great as a throw quilt in my living room! cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  95. The skill I'd like to work on is paper piecing. Thanks! cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  96. Please send me the EQ7 file. Love the row.

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  97. I prefer just regular piecing....still striving for that 1/4" seam. Thanks cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  98. I enjoy paper piecing. It's so fun seeing the picture come together!

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  99. I might try this on it's own, a few rows, and vary the location of the flowers. Would probably make a cute table runner.

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  100. I need to work on free motion quilting.

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  101. I am a beginner so open to learning anything and everything!

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  102. I would love to learn how to sew clamshells!

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  103. I think I would make a tablerunner with this cute block!

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  104. I love paperpiecing and just newly the quilt as you go technique.

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  105. Love your row I can't wait to make this one

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  106. Thank you, I am saving this...still working on the summer Row by Row. L

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  107. Hi! I need to work on paper foundation piecing. I've only done one, but it was fun. I have some simple blocks printed, but haven't done them yet. I now follow you via email. I would love to make this row and add others from this hop. Sounds like fun. Thanks for the tutorial. I need more help with EQ7, so I plan to try drawing a Dogwood flower.

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  108. I am interested in trying some "faux" trapunto on a piece I rescued from my mother.

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  109. I think your row would work great as a spring table runner on it's own.

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  110. I've done a lot of paper piecing and I think it's very exacting. I however prefer to just piece the standard way when I can, because I like not having to guess how big or how much to cut the fabric when paper piecing.

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  111. Marlene, this is a beautiful pattern! Just what I need to make to get me through a Maine winter! :) I haven't tried paper piecing yet (a newbie) but your pale pink bloom and lovely branch are calling my name!

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  112. One skill I really need to practice is binding--so I guess that means I need to make more quilts!

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  113. I would use it in a piece of it own..

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  114. What a delightful row - I love it! Please send me the EQ7 file. Thank you so much.

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  115. Definitely want to learn paper-piecing...I have never tried it. But also need (want) to learn FMQ :)

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  116. I want to learn free motion quilting, other than stitch in the ditch!

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  117. I might use the row in a quilt...but thinking it would be a beautiful Runner on dresser or buffet.

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  118. I prefer to chain-piece...tho hand piecing is nice...takes more time...and I am slow at it. :)

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  119. I enjoy paper piecing, but like regular piecing as well.

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  120. I would love to learn how to stitch inset seams

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  121. I would use the block stand alone

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  122. I need to learn another way to applique, have been doing fusible/straight stitch and this method frays to easily. I think I will try Appliquik next.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  123. I think I would use the row for a table runner.

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  124. I need more practice with my applique skills.

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  125. I forgot the question...anyway, lovely row.

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  126. I love to chain piece, but depending what it is I do like to paper piece too!! Great work, Marlene!!

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  127. I think the dogwood is beautiful. May I ask that I be sent the EQ7 files. Thank you

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    1. I'd be happy to if you can provide your email address.

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  128. I just love dogwoods. Thanks for this pattern!

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  129. I have a friend who loves dogwoods. Will have to use this design to make her something.

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  130. I prefer to chain piece but I also like to paper piece.

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  131. I prefer to chain piece but I also like to paper piece.

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  132. The Dogwood is beautiful. Thanks for all the prize opportunities.

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  133. The Dogwood is beautiful. Thanks for all the prize opportunities.

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  134. I have never tried paper piecing,I guess I like chain piecing. sarah@forrussia.org

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  135. One technique I would like to try is paper piecing. sarah@forrussia.org

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  136. I would use the row on its own, to decorate my wall. It's beautiful! sarah@forrussia.org

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  137. I really like your Dogwood block. I attempted to reproduce it on EQ7 on my Mac, however lines kept erasing when trying to reduce the larger dogwood. ugh. Please send the .PJ7 file. Thanks.

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  138. Lovely row. I would love the EQ project file.
    caboulay@earthlink.net

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  139. I am trying to improve by FMQ skills, I have a long way to go. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  140. I couldn't find the download for the PDF file, I'm assuming I'm missing it somewhere. Could you let me know where to find it? Thanks, cdahlgren at live dot com

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  141. I plan on using this in the row by row quilt here. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  142. I love paper piecing, but chain piecing is a close second. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  143. A great tut! I've been perfecting my paper piecing with all the rows I'm creating for the quilt.

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  144. I still a paper piecing novice but your dogwood looks like fun. Pls send EQ7 file to pjrquilter at msn dot com. thanks

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  145. I would like the pj7 file, thanks! dlreb55@yahoo.com

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  146. I would like to increase my piecing accuracy and this book looks like it would help enormously with that. Thanks for designing such a pretty row!

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  147. I would use this row first on its own, as a table topper. It looks like the perfect size for my sofa table. Then I would use it for a spring quilt later on.

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  148. I do a lot of paper piecing, but at other times I really like time savers like sewing strips together then subcutting.

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  149. This dogwood flower is just lovely. Definitely in my "to-do" pile now!

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  150. Your row is beautiful. I need to work on my EQ7 skills for sure.

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  151. Marlene, I just love this row and the beautiful colors that you chose to do it in.

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  152. Your row would be fabulous in a larger quilt as well as a table runner.

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  153. I prefer paper piecing or chain sewing blocks.

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  154. I am working on chain piecing, but would love to learn to paper piece.

    debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

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  155. I just finished sewing fairie and flower blocks together for a quilt top center, up next..... the rows. Its pretty so far but there were no dogwoods... LOL

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  156. It might work as a cool table runner. pjrquilter at msn dot com

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  157. Re the Fat Quarter gift certificate giveaway--I want to play more with hexagons. pjrquilter at msn dot com

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  158. I enjoy piecing, applique and paper piecing. Love this row. Thinking it will be a perfect gift for my cousin from MO

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  159. Ooooh, a table runner is a great idea. I would love to see your EQ drawing with measurements to compare to my own.

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  160. I have been learning to applique. I also recently bought EQ7 and I am very excited to learn all about it and start designing my own patterns!

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  161. I want to learn to paper piece, and yet I keep procrastinating about taking the first step. Your pattern is so beautiful, it might push me over the threshold.

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  162. I would jump right in and make the row quilt!

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  163. I think this would make a stunning wall hanging, perhaps over a door.

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  164. First comment: I would be interested to make a block out of a scanned picture

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  165. Second: with this row, I would make a nice table runner, perfect!

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  166. I love paper piecing, free piecing for modern quilts and at night hand piecing :-)

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  167. I love paper pieceing!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  168. I would use it in a larger quilt.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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