Monday, October 2, 2017

Christmas Carol Row Along

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Hi, and welcome to my day on the Christmas Caroling Row Along!  I'm delighted to share with you today, and so happy that Marian at Seams to be Sew invited me to participate.  She's done an awesome job with this hop, and the wonderful prizes are all because of her work.  She also arranged with Northcott to provide us with fabrics to feature in our rows.  


My fabrics are from Northcott.
9020-91 Silver Toscana for the bell applique
 9020-91
from Silent Night, 21659-44 blue snowflake
21659-44
21660-42 light blue dot
21660-42


21610-10 white snowflake for background.
21661-10
Please look for these fabrics in your favorite shops!  

I LOVE Carol of the Bells.  When I was in high school and college, I was an alto in the Glee Club.  I loved singing the Ding Dong parts, and sounding like the bells.  So, here's my row to go with this song.  


"Hark, how the bells, sweet silver bells, all seem to say, 'Throw cares away.'"

I probably should have chosen a slightly darker shade for the silver bells, but in person, it shows up better.  I may just quilt this as a table runner, or I may add a few more rows or borders.  I wanted the side blocks to inspire thoughts of snowflakes.  

My pattern directions and templates can be found in my Craftsy shop.  This will be free for 1 week, until Oct. 10.  After that, there will be a small fee.  

Now, for the prizes!  Moda fabrics have generously donated a Red Dot Green Dash Fat Quarter bundle by Me and My Sister Designs.  Click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter that one.  Winner will pay shipping charges.  



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Calibre Arts is offering a discount on a 12 by 18" mat.  I have one of the mats, and it's really nice.  Please enter to win the discount code on this Rafflecopter widget.  You'll purchase the mat with the code, using Amazon.



a Rafflecopter giveaway

And there's also fabric from Northcott! You can win a 2 yard assortment of Fat Quarters.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please!  Check with Marian at Seams to Be Sew for details and rules about the prizes.

And check out the other designers hopping today!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
MaryMack’s Blog You are here!  Thanks!
Kathys Kwilts and More
Pamela Quilts
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Heleen Pinkster

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoy using my row.  There's one more day to hop, and then a show and tell day next week.  You can find some of the past rows and more info on Marian's posts!

88 comments:

Chelsea Spade said...

You created a beautiful row! Thank you for sharing!

GranChris said...

Your row is wonderful. I will keep my fingers crossed for that Moda fabric. I have a perfect project.

Pamela said...

Cute Row!

Michele-Marie said...

Your row is set out beautifully :-)
Thank you so much for your time,effort & making this row available.

Heleen Pinkster said...

I realy like your row Mary. Thanks for sharing and I hope we have a great row along together these days. Heleen Pinkster

Betsy said...

Love this row, thank you for taking the time to create it

Susan Earnhart said...

I love the bells, thank you.

Allison said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful row. Carol of the Bells is my husband's favorite carol. :)

PatsPassion said...

Great row

Kathy E. said...

Carol of the Bells is such a beautiful song. There's nothing like the sound of bells ringing at Christmas time to remind me of the wonderful gift we received from God above! Your row shows that!

Lee said...

A very pretty row! thank you for designing it for everyone!!

Elizabeth said...

Great row design. Love the fabrics.

Roxanne L said...

I love this song too. I know I will be making this row. Thank you

scottylover said...

Love the bells! One of my favorite Christmas songs is "Silver Bells." This is a great reminder of that and would be so cute as a table runner!

Sandy A

Nancy Lewis said...

I love your bells!! Great design and perfect for the holidays!!

Seasnail said...

My favorite Christmas song. Thank you for this wonderful row.

quilter said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing and the giveaways!
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HumptyDumpty said...

Thank you for sharing. Great row.

Joan said...

What a great row, thank you!

Elaine in North Texas said...

Love the row. Thank you for participating as this has been a lot of fun.

Sue Green said...

Beautiful row! Thank you.

Calicojoan said...

Thanks for a beautiful addition to the row by row. I love these bells!

Jackie said...

Thank you for the beautiful row!

Carol W said...

I also like the Carol of the Bells.

Kat said...

Mary,
I too, love this song. I really like your design too. It's something I can do. You make it seem so easy! Thank you for the pattern. Your fabric choices were spot on and I'd make a table runner out of it.
Kat

Tu-Na Quilts said...

A lovely row. Thanks for the pattern. That song gets stuck in my head too.

ShirleyC said...

Your row is beautiful! I loved your connection to the song. I have a friend whose name is Mary Mac - spelled like that. Her maiden name was McCasland, so everyone called her Mary Mac!

Dorie said...

I love your row. It is beautiful yet simple. Many rows are way beyond this beginner.

Renee said...

Such a sweet row. Thank you!

DebraKay Neiman said...

Love this song too, ready for Christmas to come and hear these songs again. crystalbluern at tds dot net

sewlost said...

Very very cute. Thank you for sharing
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Susan L. said...

Love your row! Thanks so much!

Jayne said...

I must get some of the blue snowflake fabric. Thank you for a lovely row

Janarama said...

I think your row would look fabulous as a table runner. Love your row!

Pam McDonald said...

I LOVE Carol of the Bells. I love listening to Trans Siberian orchestra at Christmas time. Beautiful row, thank you!

Pat V. said...

Great job on your row. I've really been enjoying all the varied interpretations of Christmas carols!

gpcrafty said...

Carol of the Bells is one of my favorites too. Thank you for the lovely row!

Karen McMahon said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful Quilt row.

Shelley Buttler said...

I love your Block! Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

I like your row. I play handbells and this is a fun song to ring.

Thunderfan said...

I think your triangle design border evoke snowflakes and the snowflake fabrics really make it pop!! Lovely

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Lisa Marie said...

Thanks for sharing your talents in the form of this lovely row!

Butterflai said...

Beautiful Row! Can't wait to make it. Thank you for participating in the Caroling Row Along.

Dawn F said...

I love your row and the "Carol of the Bells" song. Makes me look forward to Christmas!

rosemaryschild said...

Love your row - the bells & song are so sweet! Thank you for sharing, Susan

Angie&Gary Short said...

Beautiful row! Thank you for sharing! Enjoy your day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

BarefootThunder said...

wonderful song, wonderful row !! Merry Christmas, and thank you.

Deb M said...

Love that song!! Very nice row!

Liz Horgan said...

What a beautiful row!
Thanks for sharing it with us!

wendy said...

Lovely row, thank you! I like your fabrics and color choices. I think blue at Christmas time is nice. Red and green are not my favorite colors.

desertskyquilts said...

That IS a great song, and your design does it justice. Thank you so much for sharing it and thanks to all the wonderful sponsors, too!

JANET said...

Love that song too! Thank you for sharing your block. ndfromsd atgmail dotcom

Christine said...

I did not know you had a Craftsy shop! How cool is that? Your tablerunner is very cute.

Cecilia said...

Cute row! Thanks for sharing.

Sandi1100 said...

Beautiful row! Thanks for sharing.

LOIS W ykcihc5@yahoo.com said...

Thank you for a lovely design.

Nina said...

Lovely row! Thanks for sharing!

Denise Pierce said...

Oh yes, your row is just perfect! Thank you.

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

Thanks for sharing your great block.

Melody Lutz said...

WONDERFUL ROW! I love anything with musical notes on them, what a happy row. Thank you for sharing your creativity. lutzcats at yahoo dotcom

tac73 said...

Love these fabrics for your row!

bdieges said...

Great interpretation for that Christmas carol!

BunnyeB said...

Love the bell and pinwheel combo. Thanks so much!

Beth said...

I was in a concert choir in high school and I remember the same experience of singing this song and hearing the the music swirl around me. It was almost a revelation, to hear how it could sound when we were "doing it right", compared to how carols usually sounded when we sang them casually in informal groups. Very heady feeling.

vivoaks said...

Thanks for being a part of the Christmas Carol Row-along! I, too, love Carol of the Bells. It brings back so many memories of growing up at Christmas time. Thank you!!!

VA said...

Such a pretty row--I especially like the pinwheels!

ACOlive said...

Love your row! Thank you for sharing!

lisa0116 said...

Love the bells! Thank you!

MaryBeth Little said...

Very cute pattern. thanks for the giveaway.

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

I love that song, too, am listening to the YouTube video as I type this--thanks for sharing it. I remember being in a bell choir and playing this. Your quilt is lovely.

Angela Bowling said...

These Moda Christmas fabrics look like so much fun to work with. Great giveaway. Hope to win it.

Patty said...

Wonderful sew a long! I enjoyed the row by row 2017 and this is a fun holiday one!

Linda said...

NEAT ROW YOU MADE! THANKS FOR SHARING!
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Janie Kemp said...

Thank you for the sweet Christmas Bells row pattern. It is delightful!

Lisa said...

It is just lovely!

Sue Raymond said...

Thank you for sharing your time and talents!

Kathy said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely row

Monica said...

beautiful row.

Seacoast Quilter said...

I also love this carol. Thanks for the row!

Cathy B said...

Beautiful row! Thanks for sharing!
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Allison CB said...

Lovely row!! Thanks for all your efforts!!!

Camille V said...

Cute pattern. You represented the carol well. thanks for sharing this was a fun blog hop!

Robin Klein said...

Thank you for designing this row. I love all the carols that include the ringing of bells.

Melissa Meier said...

Love your row with the bells and musical notes. They go so well with the song. You are very talented!!!

MoeWest said...

I love your row and your fabric choices! Thanks.

Chelra said...

One of my all time favorites as a kid. Thanks! Keep up the strong work ;)

Edie said...

Very nice row. Thanks for sharing it with us. raydeer@memlane.com

OhioLori said...

I love your row!! Super job!! Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too!! :)