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First Kudos

Thank you to Marian at Seams to be Sew for putting up with all us newbies and helping us every step of the way. And, a special thank you to Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy for making all the behind the scenes work and taking care of all our freebies. Please visit them and you too will love to follow their every blog.

My Row

I'm new to the Olympic Peninsula and I fell in love at first sight. There are so many beautiful places all in one small area. It was so hard to pick only one place that spoke of home. I finally settled on the beautiful lakeside drive of Crescent Lake. It's one of the most incredible lakes I have ever seen. My wish is to share this breathtaking sight with you. 

The Way Home Applique Pattern Crescent Lake

How To

My row is 40.5 inches x 12.5 inches to show the beautiful panoramic scene. My applique methods vary from project to project but my favorite method, by far, is the raw edge with spaces technique. It builds fast and I love instant gratification. 

I cut one large piece of black fabric a little larger than my row. This is the fabric I will place all of my pieces on. 


Next, I fuse fusible (I prefer Steam-a-Seam 2) to my fabric. Then I cut out and place all of my pieces. 

Then, I peel the freezer paper away from the fused fabric and start placing them on the black background. In the photo below, I've positioned almost all the pieces on the background black. 

Steam-a-Seam is sticky but not permanent until I do a final ironing, so I can still reposition the pieces to make the black lines (spaces) more even. 


Now, to fuse the fabrics together by ironing everything in place. 

This makes every piece permanently in place and fused to the black background fabric. 

Now I stitch around every piece with a matching thread for a fun effect. 

Now my row has a stained glass effect and it makes the colors pop!

You can find more thorough instructions of this technique here

Free Row Pattern

Thank you for visiting me and allowing me to share my vision!

You can get this pattern and more directly on my site

It's also on Craftsy! Get the Tiled Version and/or Full Sized versions.

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Now the important part, the giveaways! Thank you to all of the people that give their hard earned time and money so that we can have a wonderful row along. 

Please comment below to enter the giveaway. 


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Comments (78)

I am fortunate enough to have been to this beautiful spot in WA. Thank you
for creating such a great depiction of it. I can’t wait to make this one.

Ginger H

The stainglass effect of this row is simply awesome!


Your instructions make this block pretty easy. thanks

Jeanne Kerrigan

Your instructions make this block pretty easy. thanks

Jeanne Kerrigan

I love this row — lakes like this one hold a special place in my memories. :)


I am getting so many ideas for creating my own landscape from this row by row experience !!

Becky T

I love love love your quilt! Thanks for the advice on achieving the stain glass effect.


Our oldest lives in Bellingham and my dad in Tri-Cities and a dear friend in Olympia. We have traveled Washington many times. Crescent Lake is indeed a destination of the wonder that makes up your beautiful state. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Janey Cook

What a beautiful row! Love how you used the black fabric, looks like stained glass some. Thanks for sharing your row with us, great job!

Thanks for a chance to win.



Beautiful, I’ve already downloaded it! I’m looking forward to making this one, so peaceful.

Melody Lutz