Row by Row 2018 {Cottage Home Rondo} – Crimson Tate’s Row!

Yaayyyyy!!! Row by Row season is upon us!  It’s time to get to rowing, kids.  Let me introduce you to Crimson Tate’s 2018 row, Cottage Home Rondo.


I’m so lucky to be surrounded by musical talent here at Crimson Tate.  David, right-handed right hand man, is graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.  Our own Amy Wallarab, Crimson Tate’s cat whisperer, IS TOO!!! She actually has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from the University of Memphis and a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from IU Jacobs School of Music.  Ohhhhhh the talent that surrounds me!!  So when I found out that this year’s theme is MUSIC, I was like YESSSSSS!!!

Our row, Cottage Home Rondo, is inspired by a little jazz ditty Amy wrote.

Screen Shot 2018-06-20 at 5.26.31 PMThe piece of music is a spirited, upbeat jingle that is just plain happy.  It is the punctuation of these notes that inspired our row. Screen Shot 2018-05-30 at 1.25.12 PM.png

Transition and blend of color corresponds with the measures of this music. The pattern of the half square triangles are translated from the jazz composition, representing the sequences of the music visually. We’re getting geeky about the quilty musicality of this one! It’s a delightfully abstract row that involves our beautiful Liberty of London fabrics as well as an exclusive fabric of Amy’s musical composition.  How fantastic!!  We use FreeSpirit solids around here, too, in case you’re wondering.

img_0409Want a color copy of our pattern and kit?  Get on in here!  We’re located Downtown Indianapolis along the Cultural Trail on Mass Ave.  The Row By Row Experience starts June 21!  Want to reserve your kit online before you make the trek in? Head to our website and pre-order your goods.  We’ll have them waiting for you at the register.

Don’t think you’ll make it to Indiana anytime soon but are smitten?  Pre-order your Row by Row kit NOW!  We’ll ship your kit on November 1, 2018.  Ta-dahhhh!  Please kindly place a separate order for items that are available now.  We will need to keep pre-orders separate from inventory currently available.  Thanks for that!

We can’t wait to see you this summer whether it be online or in-store.  Loads of fun and inspiration are happening around here.  Big thank you to Amy Wallarab who took her creative energies to write a special piece of music JUST FOR THIS occasion.  #talented #inawe #majorlythankful


Row by Row at Crimson Tate :: Stillwater River

Yayyyy!  Summer has been stellar thus far and I have enjoyed a week of canoeing in Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota to remind me of how peaceful and beautiful being on still water can be. And isn’t it great to take a break every once in a while and breath in stillness?  Now I’m back and working on oodles of new projects but before we muddy the water with those, check out Crimson Tate’s pattern for the Row by Row Experience.

Introducing Stillwater River :: Crimson Tate’s 2015 Row by Row pattern.  Our row honors five stellar rivers in Indiana and integrates the CUTEST little flying geese you’ve ever seen.

Listen to the song that inspired the row.  Stillwater by Storyhill

Here’s a cutting guide to help you with your project.


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Don’t forget to visit us Downtown Indianapolis to receive a free copy of the pattern, a kit, and a unique Crimson Tate license plate — or all four!  Look at how fun these are.

4780 IN Crimson Tate • Indianapolis BOLT HUGGER 4295 IN CRIMSON TATE INDIANAPOLIS PIECELIKEARIVER 4779 IN Crimson Tate • Indianapolis O CAP’N MYCAP’N 4778 IN Crimson Tate • Indianapolis MDRNQLTRWe look forward to seeing you downtown Indianapolis.