I have only recently become aware of a program that is run over summer here in the USA called the Row by Row Experience. From June 21st thru to September 8th over two thousand quilt shops around the USA and Canada give away a free pattern, based on a theme. All you have to do is visit the store to get the pattern.
This years theme was H2O (water) and I was excited to work with my local quilt store, Modern Domestic, to design their Row by Row experience….Glass Half Full.
My original block was 6 different paper piecing patterns for the water (you can see the my original test run above). Michelle then streamlined the idea into just one pattern sheet, which still gives you variety in the water but is easier to distribute.
You can pick up this pattern for free from Modern Domestic over the next couple of months. Most of the stores also have kits available for their blocks, which is helpful if your stash is somewhat lacking in blues! I turned my row into a table runner by simply adding a border strip…
If you are not able to make it to make it to Portland you can check out the Row by Row website to see if your local quilt store is participating… I know there are quite a few stores that have paper pieced their row… including Fabric Depot whose very cool paper pieced block I will definitely be hunting down.
And if you are outside the USA, don’t fret, at the end of the September many of the stores will make their patterns available digitally. I will let you know when Modern Domestic’s pattern becomes available.