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My Happy Place RAL

Hi Fellow Quilters,

Welcome to the “My Happy Place” Row-Along, hosted by our friend Marian at Seams to Be Sew!   Thank you, Marian, for all of your time and planning expertise.  We’re grateful to you!  Thank you to our wonderful sponsors too!  Isn’t it great to have so many chances to win a fun and fabulous prize?  A huge thanks to Northcott Fabrics for providing the fabrics that we used to make our row this year.

Our happy place is right in front of the Christmas tree!  Christmas is a magical time, even now that our children have all grown up and moved away, because we have our pets to entertain us.

Under the Christmas Tree MHP RAL 2018 by Ms P Designs USA

Imagine a Christmas tree, decorated with colorful old-fashioned ornaments.  But wait- the helpful little mice aren’t quite finished decorating yet.  The treetop angel must be placed in the perfect position atop the tree.  The ornaments must be distributed to show them off to their best advantage.  It takes a coordinated effort to make the tree look beautiful for Christmas morning.  Thank you, little mouse friends!

Under the Christmas Tree Angel Topper by Ms P Designs USA

In the meantime, the kittens are up to some mischief in the tree.  They’ve discovered the tempting Christmas ornaments, and have started to play with them.  Let’s hope that they don’t notice the busy little mice, or we’ll have a real ruckus on our hands. . .

And finally, the patient family dog is waiting under the tree, on the lookout just in case Santa arrives before the humans wake up on Christmas morning.  “My goodness!  One of the gifts is moving.”  The lid pops open and, to his delight, a cute little pug puppy peeks out!  “Oh, yes!  I’ve been a VERY good dog this year.  Is it time to open the rest of the gifts yet?”

Under the Christmas Tree Puppy Present by Ms P Designs USA

We used the following fabrics, generously provided by Northcott Fabrics, to create our row model:

Northcott Fabrics "Hurry Up Santa" Collection
Northcott Fabrics “Hurry Up Santa” Collection
Northcott Fabrics Toscana Collection
Nortcott Fabrics “Toscana” Collection

Oh, yes, it is going to be a VERY Merry Christmas- My Happy Place!  Our “Under the Christmas Tree” row pattern is available for purchase here in Ms P’s Pattern Shop!

You can enter to win this beautiful throw-sized Tuscany Collection 100% Wool Batting ($20 value) from Hobbs Bonded Fibers.  (Thank you to Hobbs for providing this prize!)  You can find more information about this great prize and the giveaway rules on the Seams to Be Sew website.  Just click on the picture below to enter for your chance to win!  This giveaway will only be available from September 6 through September 13, so don’t miss out.  Update:  Congratulations to Ronelle S, the winner of this giveaway!  Enjoy your prize!  

 Tuscany Wool - Throw-MissP-20.00

Electric Quilt has generously provided their “Electric Quilt 8” software (Retail value $239.95 USD) as a prize for the Row Along event.  Read more about this fabulous prize on the Seams to Be Sew website.  Wouldn’t it be exciting to be the lucky winner!  Thank you, Electric Quilt!  Click on the picture below to visit the entry page, which will be available through October 7.  The entry page will be updated twice weekly, so make sure that you return to update your entry.


We’re so glad that you took the time to visit us today!  Where is your happy place?  We’d love to read your comments!  Please send us a photo of your completed “Under the Christmas Tree” row!  We’d love to include you in our “Customer Quilt Gallery”.

Until next time, happy quilting!

Sharon and Susan


  • Here’s the list of the participating bloggers, for Thursday, September 6, 2018!

Pretty Piney

You Are here!  Ms P Designs USA

Creatin’ in the Sticks

Freemotion by the River

Any Pattern

Be A Quilter

  • The complete blog hop schedule and the giveaway rules are available on the Seams to Be Sew website!

112 thoughts on “My Happy Place RAL

  1. Another great pattern from Ms P and a cute story too. I can’t wait to share the story whenever I show the row. Thanks.


  2. This is adorable! We don’t have room for a large tree in our bungalow, so perhaps I should make this up to add to the Christmas decor.


  3. Christmas is the best time of the year. I’ve never used wool batting before, but would love to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your row. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com


    1. Thanks, Cherie! It was fun to make, but hind sight being 20/20, I should have waited to put on the light string until most of the items were stitched in place! Thank you for visiting our blog and Happy Quilting!


  4. I really like this row; it’s one of my favorite places, too. But since we don’t have pets, I will be putting my snowflakes and little brass bells on the tree. Thank you for your design!


    1. Thank you, Joyce! Neither one of own cats and certainly don’t want mice in the house, but Christmas is indeed a happy place for us! Thanks for visiting our blog and Happy Quilting!


    1. Thank you, Sue! Another one of our happy places is in our sewing studios surrounded with lovely fabrics, but we decided this was probably a better choice! Happy Quilting!


  5. The tree with the animals getting involved in the tree is so cute. The work you put into it is beautiful. This is a good size tree for my house, since we adopted a big dog and don’t put up the big tree anymore.


  6. Oooh, I love Christmas too! My tree stays up year round I love it so much!! Plus, the grandkids love it and protested greatly when I started to take it down!


  7. Until recently, my aunt lived in the same home she’d lived in since I was a child–which was on the street where I grew up. That has always been my “happy place”. I’m so glad I have decades and decades of happy memories there. Now, my own home is my happy place.


  8. This is a great row for embellishment with my own fond memories of tree decorating: popcorn and cranberry strings, glass birds, paper chains and clumps of tinsel. lol


    1. When you make one with all those wonderful things, we would LOVE to see it! I thought of a bunch of other things to add to mine, but ran out of time! Have fun and Happy Quilting!


  9. Thanks soo much for sharing this my favorite things to Make are Christmas Fun things and this is one of them. Thanks, Elizabeth, Silverdale, wa


  10. Oh yes, Christmas is a happy place. So many good memories of time with family and friends. Your row is beyond cute. The effort you put into all the detail! Thank you so so much.


  11. Thanks so much for taking part in the QAL! Your block is gorgeous; I LOVE it!!! I can only imagine how much work went into the making of this block, and it’s very much appreciated. The extra prizes are an added bonus! Blessings!!!
    Vivian wvoaks at comcast dot net


  12. You have created a very cute pattern! My dogs always seem to know which is their presents underneath the tree 🙂


    1. LOL Nancy! Aren’t dogs sneaky critters? One year we gave our dogs a HUGE candy cane shaped chew bone and our female grabbed it and refused to share with our sweet little boy! My husband cut it in half and gave a half to each dog … then she hid hers and stole his from him. Poor boy! Thank you for visiting our blog and Happy Quilting!


  13. Such a fun and fabulous row and so cute with the little extras that come with the tree design. Again it’s been fun having you be part of the row along this year Sharon and Susan, your fun patterns always leave me inspired.


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