• Paula Gilmore

2018 MY HAPPY PLACE Row Along - Click on SHOP to purchase

Today I am happy to finally get to reveal my happy place pattern. My inspiration for this row came from my love of Mt. Rainier in the Cascade Mountains near Seattle, Washington. I love to walk along the trails near the Sunrise entrance, camera in hand, enjoying the flowers, the wildlife, and especially the views of the mountains.

I decided to paper piece a mountain range in the background, add an evergreen forest at the foot of the mountains, and have some flowers in the foreground. I found the purples for the mountains in my stash and started looking for the tree fabric on the Northcott Fabrics website. Once I decided what I wanted to do, I had to find some fabrics that would give me the look I wanted for the trees. This fabric is #21408-76 from Northcott Fabric’s Naturescapes Friends of the Forest collection. Click here to see the complete collection. This fabric is currently in quilt shops. I bought more for future projects after I saw how beautiful it was.

Northcott designers hit this one out of the park! Here's the fabric beside a picture I took of the evergreens and snags. Snags are dead trees that remain standing, just bare tree trunks and limbs bleached by the sun. It's pretty awesome that they also put in the snags. Special thanks to Northcott for the fabrics they provide and ship to designers for this event. We appreciate it so much!

The floral fabric and some of the purples I used for the mountains are also by Northcott.


(Free through October 10th, and then a nominal fee.)

Be sure to visit these other designers who are showcasing their patterns today:

Quilt in Piece, Jaded Spade Creations, Masterpiece Quilting,

Pamela Quilts

Next Tuesday is the last day of the Row Along. These are the designers:

Sew Joy Creations, Words & Stitches, Upstairs Hobby Room,

Powered by Quilting, Elizabeth Coughlin Designs, Clever Chameleon

Creatin' in the Sticks


My giveaway today is Stitchin' in the Kitchen, a fantastic embroidery collection by Anita Goodesign valued at $250. Click here for more details at Seams to be Sew. You can also view this collection on the Anita Goodesign website by clicking here.

Electric Quilt, Version 8

Sign up here for a chance to win EQ8. There are no shipping costs as the winner will receive a Coupon Code via email to download this terrific software. Value $239.95. For more details, click here to go to Seams to Be Sew. You can also visit the Electric Quilt Company by clicking here.

Rules and Guidelines For Giveaways

Please take the time to read it.

Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers for their featured day.

There are no prior announcements on who is doing which sponsor except to the sponsor themselves.

You'll have to visit the blog or the featured blog to enter the giveaways.

Not all giveaways can be entered at Seams To Be Sew.

I will start announcing winners on September 11, 2018, and finish announcing winners on October 10, 2018.

In most cases, the blog where you won at also will announce their winners.

You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.

With the exception of Show and Tell Day, all giveaways run for approximately one week.

You are given 3 days to answer the email, if you do not answer within 3 days a new winner will be drawn. Check those spam/junk mail folders, you may miss that winning email if you don't do so because there are no exceptions to this rule.

If you are notified that you are a winner, in most cases, you will need to provide your name, address, city, state, zip code, country, telephone number, and email address.

In some cases, you will be asked to comment on the blog to enter the giveaway... do the right thing and thank them for the time it took to create the pattern, thank them for the pattern and...

Thank the sponsor by buying their products for the giveaways. This helps them continue to offer great prizes for these types of events. You can also comment on their social media pages. Even if you don't win, letting them know you love their products is a huge incentive and they really do love hearing from you.

No purchase whatsoever is necessary.

You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.

You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win. Prizes valued at $500.00 should be claimed.

All winners are chosen at random.

All winners will be announced on the blogs via the Rafflecopter entry form and/or post by the blogger at the site where they won and here at Seams To Be Sew. All winners must allow for their first name and first initial of their last name to be announced on this blog.

Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.

This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.

Participating bloggers may enter any of the giveaways.

The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.

Most of the giveaways are international shipping this year. In some cases, you will be asked to pay for shipping your giveaways.

I am not rich and I do not ask sponsors for money, they provide prizes only.

If they shipped the prize to me, you will be asked to pay for shipping.

All giveaways will be shipped that are in my home within 48 hours of my having heard from you.

An invoice will be sent to you via Paypal, and shipping will take place via Paypal, so your Paypal email will be needed to send the invoice. You will receive a tracking number except for overseas shipments. All shipping will either be first class which averages out at 2.77 to 4.00 up to 13 ounces. Paypal fees are added to that amount to cover that fee. All fabric bundles from Michael Miller, Hoffman, and Moda will be shipped via Priority Mail to protect the fabric itself.

Please note, every effort is made to protect the prizes. They go into a plastic bin when I receive them, and it is covered by an air tight cover. I have a dog in my home and I have a smoker in my home, so I do everything possible to protect the prizes.

Most companies are very good about getting prizes off to customers quickly also, but some companies are overseas, so please allow all sponsors a 2-week time period before you report to me that you still haven't received your prize. When the company is overseas, it can take 6 weeks to 90 days for an item to also arrive.

Whether or not you read the above, the rules for giveaways are in place to protect everyone. I do not want to hear you didn't read them, they will be posted on my blog daily during each featured day. There is no excuse for not reading them.

Thanks to everyone for participating in this event, and a special thank you to Marian Pena for the many long months of hard work and answering designers' questions. If you enjoyed this event, you can click here to go to her site and make a comment.


As a thank you for commenting on my day, Oct. 4th, I will be drawing a name to receive a free copy of my book PATCHWORK PARTNER. Be sure to include your email address in your comment. I will pay shipping costs.

As a thank you for commenting on my pattern, I will be drawing a name on the 11th to receive a free copy of my book PATCHWORK PARTNER. This is a $30 value, and I will pay shipping costs.

Please be sure to include your email address in your comment so I can contact you. If I draw your name and there is no email address I will draw again.

To learn more about my book and how to use it as a paper piecing tool, click here.

To purchase a copy, click here. Free shipping applies to international orders as well as US orders.

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