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Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Garden Row-A-Long My Contribution!


Fin’s Garden

    A year ago in June, 2019, twins were born, Fin and Piper, our great grandchildren. Fin was to spend only a few months with his earthly family, His mom Meaghan, and I collaborated to bring you this row in Fin’s memory. We are ocean folks, and we love the sea. We hope you will find something in Fins Garden that you will enjoy in your quilting journey.


    The row is 12 inches by 30 inches, but it could be made different sizes with various sea creatures playing and growing in your garden. We chose both the sea bottom and the water from Northcott’s lines. The appliquéd additions are scraps from my stash of batiks. Steam a Seam 2 lite was used to fuse the pieces to the background, and embroidery floss adds some texture and definition where appropriate. I decided that raw edge applique would be my choice for  stitching down  the appliques. In some cases, after the creature is fused, I’ll hold off any stitching until the entire row is finished, and we’ll do some overall stitching on the row for stability. I’m just starting my test row, so if there are any changes I’ll record them on my blog, lynnsbeauty.blogspot.com


    The row is finished, and I love it. It was a challenge, yes, but more important, it was fun, and it makes me smile each time I look at it. In the final count, I moved some pieces around, increased the number of some, and left some of the seagrasses without adornment as it pleased my eye. I am ever so happy to share this row with you.


    Dione Gardner-Stephen at https://www.cleverchameleon.com.au/blog/ introduced me to adding a layer of batting under an appliqued item that I wanted to stand out a bit. I used this technique often in this row. Then when the quilt sandwich is created, you will have a little added dimension to those spots.


    I live at my cottage on the Northumberland Strait from May until November, and this year, challenges related to the Covid pandemic, have resulted in no internet for me at most times. This endeavour is a great challenge for me, my first ever design that is not a simple pieced quilt . I’m learning so much, both about creating the patterns, and about myself ,and my ability to adjust and learn. Great thanks go to my grandson for his invaluable help as I moved through the myriad of necessary learning for the project.


My thanks as well to Marian Pena for the multitude of events she hosts, and for her ongoing support to someone like me who is unsure how to navigate this world.





    The pattern for Fin's Garden is available here!

    I hope that you have fun with this pattern and that you make Fin's Garden your own!

    Sending you love,
    Lynn






37 comments:

  1. Hi, It's Lynn here. There are giveaways associated with this event. Please go to Marian Pena's site STBS Garden Row Along to enter for this site, as I don't have the ability to offer entries here. It's my lack of knowledge about the technology
    Thanks
    Lynn

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  2. Fin's garden is a lovely row and honor to his memory.

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  3. Thank you for sharing Finn's story--my mind is already thinking of an angel fish to possibly add somewhere. I'll have to dust off the brain cells and see where they take my now numb hands. I hope I can come up with one that does Finn memory justice.

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  4. Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt and Finn's story. This is a lovely way to honor his memory.

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  5. Thank you very much for the beautiful pattern and Finn's story you shared with us.

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  6. A beautiful memorial! Thank you!

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  7. oh beautiful. i am new to applique so I think I will enlarge one or two to start with. it looks challenging and fun. thank you

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  8. What a wonderful way to celebrate Fin. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. is there a special way to down load your PDF all I'm getting is files and it won't let me bring up the PDFs thank you for any help

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    1. Click on the link that says HERE. That will take you to the page where you can download all the PDFs for this pattern individually. Or at top right there is a button to download all files. This gives you a ZIP file to download that you can unzip on your computer. Hope this helps!

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    2. Dear Sherry, Thank you for stepping in and helping out today. I really appreciate it. Isn't this just what we all can do to lift each other.You are a gem!
      Hugs Lynn

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  10. What a beautiful special pattern in memory of Fin!

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  11. Thank you for sharing your story and your talents. This is a wonderful row for many reasons.

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  12. Thank you for the Fins Garden block. You did a wonderful thing in
    memory of Fin.
    Joy

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  13. Such a detailed row. You did a terrific job. Hugs to you and your family.

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  14. Thank you, Lynn for the beautiful ocean pattern in memory of Fin. It is a very fitting memorial. So sorry for your loss!

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  15. I am charmed and somehow honored that you shared your story. I love the names you gave the creatures! This is a lovely block. Thank you!

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  16. What a beautiful tribute to Fin! Thanks for sharing your story and the row pattern.

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  17. Thank you for sharing your story and your pattern. It is a lovely tribute to Fin, and it makes a great piece for a child's room.

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  18. The batting ttechnique adds to the garden.

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  19. Your pattern is so very nice. Every time I look at it I see something new. Thank you for the pattern.

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  20. Thank you for sharing!! What a Beautiful Heart Memory in honor of Fin... Ohio Hugs to you & Fin's Family :)

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  21. So sad you lost your Fin. As a twin I was particularly moved. I love your tribute, wonderful row. ThaNk you.

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  22. Lovely tribute. pjrquilter at msn dot com Pam

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  23. This is quite lovely. The sea draws us all in.

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  24. So sorry to hear about Fin. I love his garden you made for him.

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  25. So sorry for your loss. This is such a sweet row and tribute to Fin. Sea creatures are amazing.

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  26. Thank you so much for Fin's garden It is beautiful.

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  27. Thank you for this lovely pattern. I am amazed at the complexity of the work you are doing as a beginner. This is a great way to remember Fin. Thank you also to the sponsors who have donated great prizes.

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  28. Thank you for this magical underwater pattern.

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  29. Thank you for this so cute row. It is lovely!

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  30. So very cute - thanks so much!

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  31. What a wonderful tribute row.

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  32. I love this row that you designed in Fin's memory. My grandson is also named Finn. He's 16 now and lives near the ocean on the west coast.

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  33. I am so excited about this block. I plan on making a quilt for my new granddaughter around this block. She loves bright colors and what a perfect way to enchant her. Thank you so very much for this delightful design.

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  34. I love your Fin's garden. To me, it looks like a Beatles' song. =) Thank you!

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