Way back in June, I got a call from Leslie (the new owner of our local Bernina shop, Bernina...We're in Stitches, where our Greenville Modern Quilt Guild meets) about helping with a design for the Row by Row program.
The Row by Row is an international program (throughout the US and Canada) where each participating shops designs a quilt row pattern that is distributed free to customers throughout the summer. You can learn more about the Row by Row program here.
The 2015 theme was Row by Row H0, and each shop worked with the water theme in their row. Leslie had an idea of umbrellas on the beach and asked me to come up with some ideas. For a more realistic looking umbrella with all of those weird angles my mind immediately went to paper piecing. I worked up my ideas into a proposal which Leslie loved. To make the pattern appeal to more quilters, Leslie suggested also having an applique version.
I created two full 8" x 36" row patterns for the Row by Row shop hop, the first using paper piecing and the second using applique. Below are some photos of the samples made by the shop. It was great fun working with Leslie to create a pattern off of her vision.
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