Checker Board Row | Sweet On You

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It’s the end of week 5 and time to wrap up our checker board row in the Sweet On You mystery quilt along. This row has been so easy to make and fun to put together.

Let me show you how to look at your scraps in a whole new way by layering texture with pattern. Join me on the mystery Sweet On You quilt along adventure.

I think my favorite part of this row is the unexpected pops of soft Cuddle® tucked in between the colorful patterns. The soft Cuddle® adds that unexpected layer of texture and draws your eye into the design.  Today’s assignment is very simple, we are joining segments together to create two complete checker board rows.

Checker Board Row Layout


Before I get to the giveaway details, let’s chat about the row layout. Sweet On You is a horizontal strip layout, made from 9 rows, 6 blocks, sashing and boarders.  This quilt is all about the scraps! I highly encourage you to just have fun and play with fabrics from your stash. The Twisted Tulip row has an additional block in the center. That means, that week two you could only partially complete the row but things are all about to change. This weeks 9″ Sweet Heart block will  complete the row and become the focal point of the quilt. Let’s take a look.

Checker Board Row Layout | Sweet On You

You can see in the updated quilt image that will need to stitch two checker board rows to complete the Sweet On You mystery quilt.

Enter the Checker Board Giveaway


Checker Board Row Giveaway


Just joining us now and don’t want to miss out? Here are the details: 

Best of luck in the giveaway!



ps- Special shout out to Shannon Fabrics for their constant support, amazing fabrics and continued sponsorship. Without partners like them, series like this would not be possible. Please be sure to visit them on Facebook to say thank you & hello.


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  1. Dawn Smith says

    Sewing story… About 6-8 months ago I started having a monthly “Mug Rug Party.” At first, I invited my entire FB friends list. Turned out about 6 people came. The idea was to bring your machine, scraps, notions and a dish for a buffet. People encouraged to share/trade scraps. We are making mug rug for the year around. We played music and drank a little wine. People had a great time. The group still meets monthly but has grown to about 12 people.

  2. Elizabeth A Barno says

    My aunt tried to teach me how to sew when I was a kid, but it didn’t work out. When I got out of nurses training, I got a sewing machine and taught myself to sew. I was blessed with four daughters and I made many of their clothes. I have even made one of their wedding gowns and many bridesmaids dresses. as each girl had their sisters as bridesmaids. I didn’t sew much for a long time, but when I retired, I decided to start quilting. I have made each of the girls, my mother-in-law, husband, grandson, and granddaughters a quilt, as well as wall quilts for each holiday.


    Wow. What a sewing week this has been. Working on a Tuffet for a 2 day class. It’s going to be beautiful. I finished some baby items for a shower on Sunday. Almost done with my checkerboard row on the mystery quilt and if I can hope to get back to a quilt I started for my son about 22 years ago. That’s embarrassing. He’s getting it for his July birthday.

    Thanks for all the time you put into your blog for us. I looked forward to them.

  4. Sharon Aurora says

    Oh, I just found your place. I;m so disappointed I just got here at the tail end of your QAL. It looks fun.

  5. I have been sewing for many years.

  6. I learned to sew in Home Economics class in junior high school. I enjoyed it, but wasn’t really into it. When I had children, I started sewing stuffed toys and clothes for them, and kind of enjoyed that. But then I made my first quilt! And I really enjoyed that! Thanks!

  7. I’ve wanted to sew like my mom for years, but it wasn’t until I moved back home that I actually started to get the hang of it. Now my mom is in heaven having her daughter sewing along with her

  8. It was very busy in my sewing room right before Christmas. Secret projects were being sewn by my 12 year old granddaughter for all of her cousins and siblings. Many of us helped out by cutting, sewing, ripping out and keeping the cousins/siblings from entering the room. We had a lot of laughs and were able to help her finish in time.

  9. Ladette K says

    I am hit and miss with sewing. I’m “self-taught” and started with sewing clothes for my children. Over the last 20+yrs I have had some years where I didn’t sew a stitch and others where that was all I did. I’ve recently moved and had the urge to get back into sewing– just finished my second ever “larger” quilt top and now trying my hand at things that are a little more difficult.

  10. Mom taught me to sew when I was six years old. Sitting in front of the used Singer slant needle she purchased when I was a baby. I wasn’t very successful at first, but Mom taught me to finish what I started no matter what.
    I still have that machine and a life of sewing.
    Sweet memories because she just passed this year. Love you mom.

  11. Sharon Maddox says

    I sewed clothes for my kids when they were little but then hadn’t sewn until the last couple of years. I went to you tube and books and taught myself to embroider. When I got 12 of the Butterfly Ladies embroidered I taught myself to make quilts to put the blocks in. Couldn’t have done any of it without you tube and bloggers such as you to guide me along the way. Now that is what I spend my time doing is making quilts.