9/13/2018

My Happy Place Pattern and Giveaway

Hey, hey,
Today's my day!

I am so happy you stopped to see my row. 
When Marian from Seam To Be Sew announced this year's row along, I quickly said, "Yes."
Marian organizes such a wonderful Row Along and I have participated for 4 years now.

I knew exactly what my happy place row would be: 
The Theater
I enjoy seeing live plays, musicals, and concerts. 
They tranport me to another place or time. 
I can relax as others tell the story.

My first theatre experience was in Toronto, Canada, watching The Sound of Music in 1973, while on our high school Senior class trip. 
The O'Keefe Centre was huge and splendid. 
There are some photos at the link showing the seating, the decor and the stage which bring back memories of that night's performance.

When working, I began going to local theater productions with a group of co-workers. We enjoyed dinner before the performance, saw all types of plays and musicals featuring local talent. I also go to our small-town local plays, which sometimes feature friends and former students.

I took my young daughters to musicals and ballets not too far from home in Grand Rapids. They developed an appreciation for theater. 

Here is my row, with a hint of Art Deco. 
I had fun designing this and hope you find it fun to sew. 
It is all paper pieced.
You can download the free pattern HERE.
I respectfully ask that you do not share the PDF with your quilting friends, either in digital or print format, instead please share the link to this blog which will include links to each of the designer’s rows as well as links to the giveaways.

I want to thank Northcott Fabrics for their wonderful support of this Row Along. They supplied each designer with a total of 1 yard of fabric (in measurement that we needed).
I ordered a half yard each of

and
Stonehenge #3941-56

I found a deep blue with white spots (that made me think of stars) for the background at a local quilt shop.

Be sure to visit today's other designer blog posts and get their patterns:
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Giveaway!
Each designer has a giveaway chance for those "rowing along."
Below, for my blog post, is a Rafflecopter Entry for the
Open & Sew Lap Quilt Kit 
from Hoffman Fabrics. 
The kit is valued at $75 (US) with Worldwide Shipping
Shipping Cost must be paid by winner.

The Rafflecopter Entry for my blog will run from
September 13, 2018 and Ends September 20, 2018.
Rules and Guidelines, designers, and sponsors for the 
Row Along 2018 can be found HERE.

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70 comments:

Creativeblonde66 said...

Beautiful, I love this row. Definitely one I need to make 😍

Amy said...

Love your row, Nancy. So cute and creative. I have actually not been to a play in forever. My daughter is taking theater for a college course and we are going to go to a couple plays this semester. Should be a lot of fun.

Happy said...

Your row is so striking! I love it! And it makes me want to go to the show, for sure!

Marian said...

OOOOOh, this turned out just sensational. I love love love it. I loved reading why you chose this theme to. Of course, I am happy that you've come along for the 4th year of the row along and it's been fun to have you.. Here's hoping for #5. :) Hugs!!

Sharon Aurora said...

I love the theater too. I don't have the chance to go as often as I'd like to. Thank you for your pattern.

Sue Green said...

I love your row! I love to go to old theaters.

Patty said...

What a fun place for a happy place!

Allison said...

I love the Art Deco look of your row. You nailed it!

Linda Williamson said...

We have a local University that has a summer production series. We saw Mama Mia this past July and loved it. Thanks for sharing your row. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

sketchrs said...

Thank you for the lovely theater row and pattern you shared with us. It is beautiful.
Ronelle

Liz Horgan said...

Your row is great--I can almost see the neon lights!

Karrin Hurd said...

Great row, love it!

vivoaks said...

Your theatre reminds me so much of Radio City Music Hall in New York City! I was stationed on Staten Island while in the Army, and we could go to the USO on 42nd St., pick up free tickets, and go see a movie and a show at Radio City. This was back in the 1970's....such fun!!! Your row is a perfect example of the theaters in the city! LOVE it!! You have hit the nail on the head! Thanks so much for the memories.... and the cute block. Thanks, too, for being a part of the Row Along! I can only imagine the amount of time and effort that goes into making a block!!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

A perfect happy place!

Janet said...

What a great row! While I don't go to the theater much any more I do remember that type of marque. Thanks for the row!

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Luv your row idea which captures your family's interest in the arts. Also appreciate the pattern & giveaway info. rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

Carol S. said...

I haven't been to a play in a very long time, but your row definitely captures the feel of the theatre. I love the details and design! Great row, Nancy, and thank you for sharing it with us.

Diana said...

Love your row! You can loose yourself at the theater. Thank You!

Needled Mom said...

That is a perfect row and so well done. That would definitely be a happy place.

VA said...

E enjoy seeing a live show! Thanks for the beautiful row.

Monica said...

I love going to the theater also, but haven't gone in a couple of years. I was trying to make a trip to New York.

Laura said...

Your art deco is fabulous. This row could be used for the centre of a quilt. Thanks for sharing.

sam said...

I love theatre too. Never miss a production of out local little theatre. Thank you for the pattern.

Calicojoan said...

I love it and my mind is spinning with ideas to use it with. I'm seeing a fun photo quilt with camera's, clapboards and of course your fun theater sign... :-)

Moira said...

Very striking row! I really like the art-deco feel of it. Thanks for sharing.

Chelsea Spade said...

This is a lovely row with lots of fun techniques and lines.

bdieges said...

What a creative row!

barbara woods said...

love your row

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I love the theatre too. You depicted it very well.

GranChris said...

I do love the theater on a Friday night.

Nina said...

Beautiful! I love old theaters! thanks!

Lisa Marie said...

Such a lovely pattern and such a creative idea. Thanks for sharing.

wendy said...

Love your depiction of a theater sign. I think old theaters are so very interesting.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Very nice. Like the art deco!!

Barb said...

I always wished that I had been able to see the original "Phantom of the Opera". Your row is very nice--I especially like that little cowgirl block you used!
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Sewgirl said...

What a great row...very creative. I like the theater too! Thanks so much for taking the time to create and then share! Much appreciated!!

Carol Andrews said...

Thank you for being part of the Row Along. It's been great to see so many talented new to me designers. I love your block. It reminds me of a beautiful Theater, The Sunset Theater in Wells, BC

Marti Morgan said...

Love going to the theater, watching plays is a favorite for me. My favorite use to be (when living up north) was going to Stratford, Ontario to watch Shakespearean plays. Spend a whole weekend get in 4 -5 plays.

Susan said...

I like the theater, but I tend to go to the symphony more.

FabGab said...

Thanks for the theater row. What a clever idea.

Konstantina said...

Beautiful art deco! Love the pattern! Thank you!

Myrtle said...

Thank you for fun design.

Carol Andrews said...

Thank you for being part of the Row Along. It's such a great way for us to find inspiring new to us designers. I love the block. It reminds me of my favorite Theater, The Sunset Theater in Wells, BC.

quilterdunn Dunn said...

Although I never performed in the theater, I always enjoyed watching others

shobs said...

Interesting the way happy places change. Thank you for this.

Debby said...

This row is amazing! I love that it looks Art Deco, and is a
little more sophisticated. Thank you for the chance to win.

Cathy B said...

A very happy place indeed! I just saw The King & I at the Princess of Wales theatre in Toronto. If you get the chance, Come From Away is quite an uplifting production too. Extended to Spring 2019.
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Beth said...

Some of my favorite people found their happy places in the theatre. Excellent choice,

ShirleyC said...

Your row is really unique and different!

Lynne Stucke said...

What a great happy place! I think my favorite play was Wicked!!!!

Sherri G said...

I love the theater too. And your row. Thank you!

Jayne said...

It was lovely to read your article and another great row. Thank you

Joyful Quilter said...

Cute row! It looks a bit like a crown or tiara, I might have to make it with "princess" below for my grand niece. Thanks for sharing.

Sue Raymond said...

It is a wonderful row and I enjoyed reading the article! Thank you for sharing your happy place! :)

mumbird3 said...

Oh my gosh I know just the student who would love this row!!! so awesome! Thank you for sharing it!!!! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

Terri - Palm Bay, FL said...

Awesome block and has so much potential for use in other designs as well. I love the theater, not only seeing the plays, the movies but being a part of the action as well. Thank you for sharing such a delightful row.

Cherie in St Louis said...

Oh, I love, love, love your row!

Kathy E. said...

I do agree that the theater is a happy place that takes you into another time and place! I love to attend plays and concerts, but my hubby doesn't, so that leaves me going alone or with a friend. Bah! Your row is a wonderful representation of a place filled with memories for you!

Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

What a wonderful Art Deco theater! I love musicals, especially when the score is from Andrew Lloyd Weber. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy Chappelle said...

I haven't been in years. the last I saw was Hamlet

Emily said...

I love your row, and the inspiration behind it! It's so great to see so many different interpretations of a theme!

Joyce Schroeder said...

What a cute row! With two daughters who excelled in musical theater in high school, this row may find its way into a project this year for Christmas gifts. Thanks for a fun design!

Cathy Wilson said...

I love Art Deco and the theater! Great block and inspiration!

Bonnie58 said...

I love your row. Your creativity is wonderful. Thanks for sharing

Nancy in IN said...

Love paper piecing. Interesting row that my youngest grand will love. Thank you

Mania said...

Your row is super ! I have to sew it !

tac73 said...

Very striking and a good representation for theater! Thanks for sharing it.

Jollygirl said...

Thank you the great row. It is wonderful.

Susan said...

Thank you! That brings back many memories of going to the theater when I was young, with my sister and with my best friend, and twice with my daddy. This is a wonderful row.

LaForrest Washington said...

Thankyou ,love going to the theater. Plays and musicals