Monday, August 14, 2017

Row by Row Finished and Other Happenings!

I have had a lot of things going on, which is the story of my life.  We had our family here and had another family wedding and then we kept our 5 year old grandson for an additional week.  I took him home (six hour drive) and went shopping with my daughters and sister.  It's convenient that both my daughters and both sisters live in the same metro area!  We were shopping for baby quilt fabrics for my younger daughters twins due Dec. 5th.  They are a boy and a girl!  This is what we ended up with. The boy fabrics will blue to orange and the girl the yellow to purple, so four fabrics are the same and the gray is the background.  I have plenty of white and black in my stash so they aren't in the picture! The staff at Quilt Expressions in Garden City, ID was very patient and we took over a table in the back laying out fabrics for over an hour!
 I did finish my Row by Row On the Go for 2017!  I was the first one to my local quilt shop (third year in a row) and this quilt uses 16 rows!  I made a lot of thread changes while custom quilting this quilt.  I's HUGE, 94 X 105.  I received a nice gift certificate and I will show what I bought later.  For scrappy I guess it turned out okay!

I took a picture on a piece of equipment in front of our old barn.

 As I was taking the picture I had to quickly grab the quilt as my husband went by in a combine cutting lentils!  You can see the dust stuck on the combine!
 Laying in my yard.
 A few of the rows.

My finished 16" pillow cover for a swap on Instagram.  I have not yet received mine.  I should have put the pillow form inside for the pic!

 Many pieced backing for the Row by Row.  I did not want scraps leftover!!!

Linking up with Small Quilts and Doll Quilts.  Check them out for other great quilts!


Kat Scribner said...

Outstanding, awesome quilt! 16 rows, quite a job. You deserve the gift certificate. Your heart is truly in this program.

Mary said...

A BIG Whoot, Whoot!!! Great job, Julie! I'm glad you got to WIN again. It's my 4th Row by Row. Each year I have gone Bigger. It was fun to play and start the Rows in Leavenworth with you! Great colors for the twins. You are going to have so much fun Grandma!!!

Sue SA said...

Great quilt, so much detail and then to custom quilt it, definately a work of art!

Ramona said...

The baby quilts are going to be so cheery and fun. I love the colors! Great job on the Row by Row and congrats!! on being the first one to finish. Your rows look great in the quilt. Will it be added to the pile of quilts on your bed? :D Your pillow is adorable, too. You've been busy, especially with house guests and traveling!

QuiltGranma said...

I recognize you got row patterns in Washington! Quite a traveler, aren't you? Great job! what dimensions does it finish at?

Alycia said...

Thats one of the best row by rows I have seen! Love the fabrics you picked for the new babies - congrats!!

Quilter Kathy said...

I LOVE your row quilt! It's my favourite of all the ones I've seen! So fun to put the words in the centre!