Over the past few years I’ve had the privilege to create a block for the Row by Row Experience. Local shops ask me to come up with something fitting their theme and it’s such a fun challenge!
This year, my friends over at Danner’s BERNINA Shoppe asked if I could create something special for their shop.
They had several stipulations, which is always good for stretching my creativity. They wanted to stick with the Row by Row theme, which was “Taste the experience” this year. They wanted to honor their town’s pretzel factory with a pretzel-inspired block. AND they wanted to do something pieced…no appliqué this time around!
After several fun and fussy ideas, I decided that a chunky, modern pretzel would look really sweet among the business of a Row by Row Quilt…and simple piecing would be appreciated by all quilters involved!
Here’s what I came up with:
I love this simple block! I think a whole quilt would be stunning! I even rendered it to see what it would look like. I love how the pretzels lay just like they would on a baking sheet.
Why teal and pink you ask? Locals already know this answer! The town is working on beautifying their downtown area and gave the town a preview by painting one of their alleyways aqua with pink pretzels decorating the scene…how fun! I love that each of the blocks in this quilt reflect the town and whats going on so beautifully.
Since I wasn’t able to participate in the complete Row by Row experience, I decided to quilt this sweet row as a little mini quilt. I FINALLY remembered to put the hanging corners on it and am so happy with how they turned out (AND how easy they were!). I’ll be posting a tutorial soon so that you can avoid adding a hanging sleeve if you can (some larger pieces require it though, so make sure to check out my hanging sleeve tutorial if you need it)!