Friday, July 31, 2015

Row By Row 2015--the Second Batch of Rows

This is the second group of rows for my 2015 Row By Row quilt so far.
The wine row will go on the front of the quilt with the first 8 rows.
All the rest of these rows kits were obtained thru friends and family.
So, these will be the back side of the row by row quilt.

Sew Original in Winston-Salem, NC
I love the wine glass on the license plate!

Purple Frog Quilt Shop in Jefferson, OR
I swapped for this hilarious row. Thanks Kathleen W! 

Scruffy Quilts in San Mateo, CA
I just love these geckos. Thanks Jan R!

The Sewing Studio, Inc. in Martinsville, VA
These fish will have button eyes after the quilting. Thanks Teresa F!

Sharkys Vac N Sew in Wildwood, FL
This shark is adorable and oh look it swallowed a RI license plate! Thanks Suzanne B!

Gone Quiltin, LLC in Bandera, TX
The contrast and colors in this row are wonderful. Thanks Laura C!

Quilter's Paradise in Mt Pleasant, IA
What can I say about these silly frogs? THANKS Karen R!!!!

To make an even 18 rows I've got 3 more kits coming.
Earl and Katie are bringing me a kit from their honeymoon on Maui!!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Earl and Katie got married!

My son Earl Holman married Katie Brant on 7-25-2015 in Pinehurst, NC.

Katie is gorgeous inside and out! We love her and Earl is so thrilled to finally marry her.
John and I thank our friends and family that made the trip to Pinehurst, NC for some golf and the wedding festivities.

This is the rest of the wedding party.
What a fun bunch of young adults.

We wish for them a lifetime of good health and happiness.

(No quilting on this trip!)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Row By Row 2015--the First 8 Rows

The Row By Row Experience for 2015 started on June 21. Each shop will give out a free pattern for a "row" that measures 9" x 36". Quilters collect rows and put them together to win a prize---more fabric! I have sworn that I will buy ZERO fabric this sumer unless it is in one of the row kits. (But winning fabric is OK!)
Since 6/21 I have visited:

Capital Quilts in Gaithersburg, MD
Traditions At The White Swan in Hagerstown, MD
Patches in Mt Airy, MD.
Calvert Quilt Shop in Prince Frederick, MD
Sewlovelee in White Stone, VA,
The Crazy Cousin in Fredericksburg, VA
Quilt Studio in Fredericksburg, VA
Bonnies's Sewing & Fabric in Stafford, VA
The Quilt Vine in Trappe, MD
Mare's Bears in Lewes, DE
Serendipity Quilt Shop in Dagsboro, DE
Cottonseed Glory in Annapolis, MD
Cary Quilting Company in Cary, NC
Thread Waggle in Raleigh, NC
Lindarella's Quilt Works in Southern Pines, NC
Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop in Greensboro, NC
Studio Stitch in Greensboro, NC
Sew Original in Winston-Salem, NC

From those 18 quilt shops this is what I've got sewn so far:

See the spider face as the dark blue center square? :)

Patches Quilting & Sewing in Mt. Airy, MD.
I eliminated the posts and rope that went in front of the cabanas. It didn't work for me.

The Crazy Cousin in Fredericksburg, VA.
I love these crazy ducks!! Their boat is still roped to the dock!

Bonnie's Sewing & Fabric in Stafford, VA.
This kit had the raindrop fabric cut the wrong direction to be falling gently from the sky. As a result I've got these poor boats in the eye of a hurricane swirling around them. The rain fabric and the boat fabric is part of the 2015 Row by Row H20 fabric line.

Lindarella's Quilt Works in Southern Pines, NC.
This is my LQS when I'm in NC. Love her patterns and her shop. So cheerful!

Cary Quilting Company in Cary, NC.
Sasha went with me on this road trip to get the elephants. 
I entered a photo of her and Bobbin in front of this shop in the Bobbin contest.
Sasha and Bobbin in Cary, NC.

Studio Stitch in Greensboro, NC.
These Kaffe Fasset fish are just SO adorable!!
(I re-drew the hook. I didn't like the one on the pattern.)

Serendipity Quilt Shop in Dagsboro, DE.
This appliqué is ONE PIECE. It took 1 hr and  25 min to machine appliqué it!
It took longer than that to cut it out! Interesting process...

The rules for the row by row say that if you make at least 8 rows and put them in a quilt that is then quilted and bound you can turn it in at a participating shop to win 25 fat quarters of fabric. Each shop can only have one winner and there may be a bonus prize if that shop's row appears in the quilt. Now that I've got 8 rows done I'm going to work on the back of the quilt...another 8 rows!! Summer FUN!