Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Happy Hour - My Happy Place Row Along - Pattern and Giveaways

Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks
and
The My Happy Place Row Along.

It's Happy Hour here in the Sticks!


And it's "Happy Hour" for my quilt row too.

There's no better place on earth than a tropical beach, the sun setting, and a margarita truck.
Well, for me anyway.
I've never seen a margarita truck, but I think it would be fun and a little bit better than ice cream.
It could drive around playing Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett.



Put this scene in my backyard and add my family and it would be perfect.

Oh, and a food truck would be nice too. 
 (this is a hint for another pattern coming soon)

That is my Happy Place.


Happy Hour


The row finished is 12" x 30"

You can download the pattern at my Craftsy Pattern Shop.

Click this button.



The pattern is free until September 13th, 2018.

See all of the rows of the day:

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Special thanks for products used in this row goes to:




 I ONLY use my favorite fabric iron-on adhesive - 
I didn't trace a single piece of this applique.  
I just printed the applique pages right onto the 

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The background fabrics were supplied by Northcott.



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Stitching on this row was done with Aurifil 50 wt. thread.


You can use Aurifil thread to stitch your row too.


Win this Aurifil box of threads:  The Subtle Sampler - Karen L Miller
Value $120.00
If you win, the shipping is free
Worldwide via Aurifil,
so anyone can win!!!!!

This giveaway ends September 13th.
Click the Rafflecopter link to enter for a chance:

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More thanks to
Marian at Seams to be Sew for hosting this event.  She has more information for giveaways and rules for all the giveaways on her blog.  
Be sure to enter the EQ 8 giveaway while you are over there too!
Just click HERE.
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Thanks for visiting
Creatin' in the Sticks


I wish for you as the Zac Brown song, Knee Deep says:

"The only worry in the world -
Is the tide gonna reach my chair?"


"I think I might have found me my own kind of paradise"



77 comments:

Creativeblonde66 said...

Wow Carla! I would love this in my back garden also 😍 what a happy place it would make it, cheers 🥂

Happy said...

Margarita truck sounds great! I am totally for this!

sketchrs said...

What a wonderful idea. Thank you for the lovely row pattern you are sharing with us.
Ronelle

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Now that's a party in a row Carla! It certainly takes us all to a happier place!

Susan L. said...

What a fun row!

Lisa Marie said...

Very cute! Perfect for a beach themed or Jimmy Buffet themed quilt.

quilter said...

Very pretty thanks for sharing and the great giveaways. I love, and use Aurifil.
Cork@pa.rr.com

Elaine Armstrong said...

Thanks for the great pattern

Stitchin At Home said...

What a fun row. Thanks!

Linda Williamson said...

There's nothing better than the beach and a cold margarita. Thanks for sharing your row. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a fun row! The flower power van is a great touch!

Nancy Lewis said...

I love your fun, colorful run design!! Definitely a fun place to be!!

barbara woods said...

Love your giveaway, thank you

VA said...

Wouldn't a margarita truck be fun! Those Stonehenge fabrics look great in your row!

Calicojoan said...

Oh, I'm hanging with you. I do like your style. LOL!! Thanks for a fun row!

Chelsea Spade said...

I love the margarita glass. Such a fun touch.

Cherie Burton said...

I wouldn't mind being on one of those beach chairs sipping a margarita.

Marie said...

seems heavenly.
I like the colours

Rita said...

As always it’s 5 oclock somewhere. What a cute block

Susan said...

That margarita truck is a winner! Too cute!

GranChris said...

I love it. Margaritaville we are all coming.

ShirleyC said...

That is so cute! I love HeatnBond Lite also! Use it a lot!

Susan said...

Yes, yes, I would like that to be my only worry. LOL Your row is adorable! Thank you so much for designing something so cute. Please don't be offended when I replace the margarita glass with an ice cream treat.

bdieges said...

Can hear the waves lapping in the distance and glassing clinking close up.

wendy said...

Yay, it's a Margarita bus! My co-works and I are always saying we need a visit from the Margarita bus after a hectic day. I will have to make this for our room. Thanks!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Great row, Carla!! Reminds me of Jimmy Buffet's Wasting Away in Margaritaville - only much nicer!! LOL

Bev @ kwiltpharm said...

Cute row and great sentiment!

Cynthia Woodham said...

A great row. I think we all need to visit.

Beth said...

I grew up by the beach and that scene looks very familiar to me--the "strips and sauce" truck used to pull up, long before the food truck craze was a thing.

Vicki in MN said...

Very cute happy place!!

Sara said...

Love your row! This would be my happy place too.

sewlost said...

Very cute row I wish I was sitting in those chairs right now. Thank you for sharing your talent

Kay said...

Your row is a piece of paradise via Jimmy Buffett. I've been a fan of his since before he was world famous. Always puts a smile on your face.

Sewgirl said...

Thats such a fun row! Love it. Thanks for taking the time to create and share!

Bonnie58 said...

I love your happy place. Thanks for sharing

Needled Mom said...

Oh yes, send the truck my way! lol Too cute!

Susan said...

You always have cute patterns.

whistlebet57 said...

As always you are Awesome with the designes you create. Thanks for sharing. Elizabeth, Silverdale WA

vivoaks said...

Love your block. Since I live inland, I think I'd prefer an ice cream truck as my food truck! It's been in the 90's this week and I'm sick of it!! :-)
Thanks so much for joining this QAL and allowing us to enjoy your creativity!!
Vivian wvoaks at comcast dot net

mlbenoit said...

Thanks so much for a fun lively row

Carol S. said...

This is such a fun block that makes me feel like singing "Margaritaville" and putting my toes in the sand. Love it!

OhioLori said...

Very creative & fun Row!! lol Looove it!!

Sharon Aurora said...

Now I've got that song playing in my head. And you have me wanting to go to the beach now. Love your row. Thanks for the pattern.

Seacoast Quilter said...

Great row! I love the beach. Thanks for participating in this event.

Myrtle said...

Love this row! Thank you for sharing.

Pamela said...

Your Happy Place makes me smile! What a delightful design and colors. I want that kind of place!

tac73 said...

What a fun row for a happy quilt. Thank you for sharing it.

Brenda said...

Such a fun applique scenic row you have designed! Any time I get to visit the Oregon Coast, I love walking along the beach and finding shells. Another favorite is to sit and watch the waves hit the rocks and just enjoying the time together with family. Thank you for sharing and designing. Have a great day!

Joyful Quilter said...

Perfect way to end a day. Thanks for the cute pattern.

Joyce Schroeder said...

What a fun little row! Here in Michigan, we have the "Cheeseburgers in Paradise" Festival every year in the tip of the thumb, Caseville (about 90 minutes from my home). Jimmy Buffet has been invited for the past however many years they've held it, but he's never shown his face. I think he would love it, though, because everyone dresses like they're in the islands, the vibe is very "chill" and casual, and it's a lot of fun. Thanks for a great row to commemorate fun times!

Pamela said...

Fun row! I bet a lot of people would love a margarita truck!

Carol Andrews said...

Yummy! Margaritas at the beach.....that is a Happy Place! Love the block and looking forward to making it!

Rosa said...

So beautiful row.Great design!!

Sherri G said...

Love the beach scene!

Jayne said...

Another great row. I'm really enjoying this blog hop. Thank you

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

The margarita glass could also make a cute mug rug. rozz01atcoxdotnet

Lynne Stucke said...

Love it! Thank you for this row!

Cathy B said...

Love the margarita truck - so fun!

Allison said...

A Margarita truck? Sign me up!

sam said...

This is definitely one of the best blocks of the row along. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Marian said...

Carla, who wouldn't love this pattern. It's such a fabulously fun row filled with dreams of paradise and that glass on top of the camper.. sheer genius. You always amaze me with your creative mind and fun patterns. Thank you again for participating in the row along, it wouldn't be as fun at all without you. :)

Terri - Palm Bay, FL said...

Now THAT is my kind of party machine. What a delightful row you have created. Thank you for sharing your time, your talent and your pattern.

Nancy said...

What a wonderful place your row takes us. Thanks so much for the pattern/

Kathy E. said...

As much as I adore a good Margarita, I have never thought about a Margarita truck! Wouldn't that be heavenly to order any flavor of gourmet Margarita your heart desired, then take it to your backyard for sipping? Yep, sunny days, beaches, umbrellas and Margaritas spell Happy Hour to me too!

ACOlive said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it! My favorite things as well!

Renee Grandinetti said...

Love your happy place.

JANET said...

Very happy row! Party time!

BarefootThunder said...

great song, it will be in my head at least half the day !! Your row is fabulous. The beach is one of my Happy places for sure. Thanks for joining the row a long.

Delia Rotolo said...

What a fun row. Love it!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Carla! I agree, the margarita truck is a fabulous idea. Adults would come running instead of kiddos. You could use the plastic glasses, offer the rim ringed with salt or sugar depending on the type of margarita. And offering it near the beach with food trucks handy for those munchie times would be super. I love your row for this fun QAL. I want to know how I can join in with your November blog hop? I'm sure details will be coming on your website soon, so I'll keep watching. ~smile~ Roseanne

Cherie in St Louis said...

Ha! I want to go to your happy place....FUN!!!!!!

Audrey said...

This would easily be my happy place especially if it was in my backyard. Jimmy and Zac Brown are singing in my head. Thank you.

Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

Love it! Please send the margarita truck to my street, stat! And, yes, a food truck is a great idea.

Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

This is so fun!!! Love the beach setting and the fun vehicle :)

Liz Horgan said...

Such a beautiful view!!
Thanks for the block!

Donna Cutting said...

Your Happy Place row is delightful, looks like a place of making memories. Thanks for special giveaway.
djcutting2(at)gmail(dot)com

Cathy Wilson said...

A margarita truck is a wonderful idea! Very cute row!