Monday, September 5, 2016

The Road Home Row-Along


It's been a busy few months here in Allie-land, and one of the things that kept me busy has been a secret - but now, the secret is out!  It's time for an awesome row-along and lots of give-aways, hosted by the incredible Marian from Seams To Be Sew, and Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy!

Twice a week, bloggers will have free pdf row patterns for you - all depicting our Road Home.  You'll have the opportunity to meet wonderful bloggers and designers, enter give-aways, and pick up the amazing rows - there's paper-piecing, regular piecing, applique, and embroidery.  Something for everyone!  I'll post the schedules here, and of course Marian will have them on her blog as well.

My row depicts Harrisville, MI, a tiny harbor town where I spent my summers growing up.  It's always been "home" to me.  I wanted to keep it simple, just piecing and applique....



Harrisville is home to the Huron National Forest, and is situated on Lake Huron.  It has a Harbor of Refuge, and we used to walk along the beach from the cottage to the harbor.  Sailboats abound, and my row is a picture of what you see along US23 [the Sunrise Side Coastal Highway], my favorite drive in the world.  I remember driving up, hanging my head out the window like a puppy [before seat belt laws] at the first glimpse of big water, knowing that before too long we'd be "home"!

My row is simple to re-create - just batik squares pieced together in columns, then adding the applique.  I machine-stitched around the applique with blanket stitch.  The pattern contains complete instructions, with pictures, and you can get it in my craftsy shop, link below.




Now, how about a give-away???


Calibre Art Cutting Mats
U.S. residents only

How about an 18x24" cutting mat from Calibre Art?!  [Sorry, open to US residents only...]  You can enter this give-away here, by clicking on the link:


Thank you, Calibre Art!!

And another:

Anita Goodesign

A gorgeous machine embroidery design cd from Anita Goodesign!  



Enter at the link:


Thank you, Anita Goodesign!  They make such wonderful machine embroidery designs!

There are three other designers uploading their rows today, all with give-aways to enter as well - check them out!!

Renee's Quilting Addiction

And of course, you need to visit our fearless leaders, Marian, from Seams To Be Sew and Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy for more!!!

So - what are you waiting for?  Get busy clicking links, downloading patterns, and entering give-aways - I'll be back in a couple of days to give you more links!

Love,
Allie

160 comments:

Marian said...

Looks Great Allie and such a wonderful row. I am thrilled you joined us for The Road Home. I hope you have a spectacular day.

Laurie Weimar said...

Very nice row, I like the pieced background. Thanks!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Sure love your row Allie....thanks!

Nancy J said...

love it Allie,my fav colours, and a perfect size for me to do, you have been so busy, and there are so many more rows coming up.Thanks for the wonderful free pattern.

Barbara said...

Combining piecing and appliqué is great way to make both shine!

Pamela said...

What a pretty row! I love the boats and the pieced background - perfect!

Sewgirl said...

What a lovely row. Thanks so much for sharing!

lefuntz said...

Beautiful row. I love your colors and that background really works.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Love your row! I'm so excited that the EQ isn't a requirement this year. I don't have a machine and do my embroidery by hand. I can't wait to see more!

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

GranChris said...

Looks wonderful. I am impressed. Jmikebalou(at) aol (dot) com

Deonn said...

What a great way to kick off this blog hop! I love your design, and no wonder you couldn't wait to get to your favorite place! Thanks for the free pattern!

Cynthia Woodham said...

Stunning row.

Kathy said...

Thank you for your lovely row :)

Betsy said...

Allie, I downloaded the block. It looks amazing. I love nature related quilts

Gabriele beck said...

Love the row! Thanks for them pattern.

mdghall said...

Great row Allie thank you so much.

Patty D from NC said...

Great row - love the colors!

AlidaP said...

Beautiful interpretation of your "home"!!

Tealovinglady said...

Thank you for your lovely row pattern.

Ladybug Dreams said...

Oh my Allie I love this row! This is the first I have heard of this blog hop need to check everyone's row out. Hope you are having a great summer and settling into your new home.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Allie your row is simple...simply wonderful! I love the pieced background, the fabric choices, and the applique! I can picture a harbor filled with sailboats and wish I was there enjoying the scenery!

Liz Horgan said...

Your row is great!

Stitchin At Home said...

Thank you for your row.

Sheila said...

Very nice row!!

Quilting Tangent said...

Sounds great, thank you. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Judy H said...

Even sporting the first cold of the season, I am loving that row.

Laura said...

What a great way to start the day. Your design is beautiful. I especially like the pieced background.

rosemaryschild said...

Just beautiful! I spent some younger days @ Lake Huron-many moons ago-my family rented a cabin on the lake. I remember the ducks most if all, as we used to feed them bread. Wonderful memories, thank you, Susan

Mary Lou Paoletti said...

Love this row!

donna said...

I love how you appliqued your sailboats. Looks so relaxing in the pine trees.
Hugs
donna

Sandy said...

I Love Your Row. Lake Huron Looks Like a Great Place to Relax! Thanks Fir This Great Giveaway!

quilter said...

Great row, thanks for sharing!!
cork@pa.rr.com

lauraluvsloons said...
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lauraluvsloons said...

Living in NH, I too love your nature themed row.

sewlost said...

Allie, thank you for your beautiful row. I love seeing everyone's wonderful creations.
Sandy Wootten







Margaret said...

I love your row. Makes me think of vaction

Lorene Holbrook said...

Love the theme! Your block is beautiful!

Miss Nancy said...

Love the Row Along!! A super great design! Thank you so much and thank you for this great giveaway!!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Liz Dyer said...

I love your row. We spent our summers going to a lake in western Massachusetts. Many happy memories there.i have downloaded your row.

Nancy said...

Enjoyed reading your post. I am from west Michigan, haven't been to Harrisville, but might have to explore it some day. The pattern is lovely and yet so simple to make. Anita Goodesigns are wonderful.

Mary said...

Love your row. I know where Harrisville is. My girlfriend and I spend a lot of weekends and vacations there when we were young. Her family owned 120 acres on the mail east west road. We loved to go down to the beach. Never a lot in the town, but just a lovely place to relax. They have a great quilt shop there now. Got to visit up there a couple years ago. The area has changed a lot. Thank you for bringing back a lot of memories.

Lori Smanski said...

this is very pretty. i love the sail boats and the water

Caro said...

Great row! I'm a fellow Michigander too!

works4me said...

What a great block to start us off. I enjoyed your story as to why you designed this block.

Nancy said...

I'm from west Michigan, have not visited Harrisville, but might have to some day. The block is great and I like the simplicity of it. Great job designing it.

Sandra said...

Thank you for taking the time to create an unique row pattern for us to print and enjoy. I love row quilts and this is very educational as well as unique. This is going to become quite the collector's row quilt. I will be trying really hard to try and win a happy dance prize.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net
Sonora, CA USA

Kathi Riemer said...

You live in a beautiful place. Your row is going to be fun to make.

WoolenSails said...

Love your row and sounds like fun to follow along, you ladies are going to keep me busy for another 10 years, lol.

Debbie

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great row and I think it represents Michigan wonderfully.

Jocelyn said...

Great row! I love the colors.

cjmont said...

beautiful row design and i have a bunch of blue batik scraps.

B J Elder said...

Love your row, Allie and the neat giveaways! Just entered to win the cutting mat. Thanks!

Theresa Taylor said...

Love the row pattern and your choice of colors.

Joyce Carter said...

Love the row Allie. The boats are really cute. Thank you for the pattern.

Seacoast Quilter said...

Your row commorates a very nice summer memory - thanks for sharing.

Terri - Palm Bay, FL said...

Oh Ally, thanks for the trip down memory lane with your block. I loved visiting the Hollyhocks Quilt shop in Harrisville and miss our home in Ossineke, Michigan since our move to Florida 4 years ago. Love your patterns and looking forward to seeing what else you have for us.

Ann Dunn said...

What a peaceful scene, the sky and water blending together between the trees. I can just imagine how magical that would be.

anndunn24(at)gmail.com

Carol S. said...

Your beautiful row makes me want to come and visit!

Kim said...

What a wonderful scene for the row! I love it!
Kim
tnjmom1 at gmail dot com

Susan said...

Lovely row! I can see how this is your favorite place as it's beautiful.

LJ said...

I live a long way from the ocean but a nearby lake sports a few sailboats from time to time. They are so fascinating.

Marcia F. said...

Great block. I love the idea of being so close to the water.

sam said...

Love your row and will definitely recreate it. In Michigan over Labor Day for the Big Mac Bridge Walk. It was great fun.

Calicojoan said...

I just love this row. Call it the colors, call it the sailboats. Call it perfect!
;-)

Carla said...

I always love batik fabric and your row is oh so perfect for them. Thanks for the free pattern.

Donna W said...

Love your row and this looks like a fantastic "hop". Thanks

tac73 said...

Looking forward to such wonderful postings. Thank you.

anna brown said...

Tyty love this row by row ..i feel the same about Lake superior...Always went camping in the UP.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Meloney said...

I love your redwork designs. Wonderful

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

This is a great row. I can understand how the lake town is home. I was raised in a lake town and miss my home town a lot.

Linda said...

Such a pretty row!!! I love it!

Material Maven Designs said...

Love anyting to do with the seashore. Just switch some colors and mine will be ready for display. Thanks. Mary

jrt14 said...

I love the pieced background and the trees having tall trunks. This is a great row. I really enjoyed your story of how this was inspired by childhood trips. Thank you for a chance to win.

Beth said...

Gorgeous row, Allie. Our "growing up" roads home always stay with us, don't they?

Marti M said...

Love the row! Thanks for all your hard work!

JANET said...

Love your row!!! Will definitely make it. Thank you for sharing.

Allison Sews said...

This is beautiful, I love the trees and boats!

JANET said...

Love your row. Thank you for sharing your pattern.

fran said...

I've never been on a blog hop but it looks like fun. Love the row design!

beaquilter said...

great row

Tina Howell said...

I love how you were able to blend your fabric colors to create both the water and the land as well as the sky. Great job.

Allison CB said...

Cute row!!!

Susan said...

Wonderful row. I am a Michigander as well. I love the sunrises over Lake Huron and the sunsets over Lake Michigan.

vetta said...

I love the row and I live in Michigan also.

Vicki H said...

Love the tall trees. Great row.

Mary C said...

I am looking forward to this Row Along! Thanks for getting me back in the groove!

Lisa Marie said...

Your row is wonderful! I'm excited for this hop -- with all the different rows there ought to be a lot of variety in the quilts that can be created. Such fun!

kupton52 said...

You HAD me when I read the name of the row-along was "The Road Home". Your design in lovely....thank you for this as well as a chance to win.

Tonya Stewart said...

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Mary Ann said...

Great giveaway......I am enjoying seeing the Row by Rows and reading about each community.

Tonya Stewart said...

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

gpc said...

I live in Michigan, and I love your row! The lakes here are all pretty Great, but especially the Great ones, lol. :)

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a fun road home!

Needled Mom said...

That is a darling row. Nice job.

Janna Saeger said...

Wonderful row!

RosieGma said...

Love that row.....and thank you for the cute free pattern.....

gpc said...

Sweet! Thanks for the pattern. :)

wendy said...

Wonderful row! I live in Michigan but I don't think I have ever visited Harrisville. Might have to take the trip soon. Thanks!

Stitches said...

I love your pieced row. thanks

desertskyquilts said...

Fabulous row, Allie. I'm a little late to the party today, but I love it all the more. Thanks for making such a beautiful row.

BeverlyS said...

Love your Row by Row.

Sally said...

Lovely row, you live in a nice place! thanks
I love your Scrappy Harvest blocks too!

Fiona said...

How clever you are my friend...
Hugz

OhioLori said...

Love your Row!!! Very Creative...& fun! Can picture a picnic lunch while watching the sailboats! :)

Amanda Best said...

Beautiful row! I would love to be on the lake sailing right now!
My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com
Thanks!

lcscottage said...

Love your row, Allie! It reminds me of my home...I live in the woods along the Columbia River. I don't have a sailboat, but I do like to take my canoe for a paddle on the river!

LOIS W said...

GLAD TO SEE SOME APPLIQUE THANK YOU FOR BLOCK.

Mary said...

I like the trees in your row! Fun Blog Hop! I NEED a new cutting mat. How'd you know that?

myzbarb said...

I've been following you on Craftsy for quite sometime now. Sweet postcards! Thanks for being so generous.

Kathy E. said...

I have faint memories of visiting Lake Huron as a child. Any large body of water was always fun, especially if it was clean water! Coming from home, living on the Mississippi River, the river is beautiful, but not the best for splashing around in.

apple blossom said...

beautiful row. thanks for sharing

Janie said...

I love the pieced background!

teachpany said...

Great row. I would love to see this area, too. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Stanton said...

Your row along is lovely. I love sailboats!

Kathy said...

Love your row!

CathyQuilts said...

What a lovely row! My dad loved and lived to fish, while we were only 25 miles from his favorite fishing spot, Lake Erie, his annual 2 week vacation saw us at a new and different place to fish. As to not waste his vacation traveling from our home in NW Ohio, they were generally in Michigan, Kentucky or Canada.
At the time, spending my summers with my family fishing was about the most boring thing imaginable. But I learned that the fishing stories made me popular with the boys in high school :) And looking back, 45 years later I wouldn't change a thing.

minibea12 said...

Such a lovely row!
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KaHolly said...

I love, love, love your row! Well done! XO

Sherri @ RebeccaMaeDesigns.com said...

Looks great!

Judy said...

That's a beautiful row. I have memories like this of the St. Lawrence River in 1,000 Islands, New York. This really appeals to me. Thank you!

Kath said...

Great design! I've not done much applique so this row will be fun to work on. Thank you for sharing your talent with us,

Suzanne McGurk said...

Love your row Allie, reminds me of living along Lake Erie. Thanks for the giveaways.

Westend Quilter said...

I really like your pieced row! I live on the Canadian side of Lake Huron, so I'll be adding your row to my quilt!! Thanks, Lauren

Miriam said...

I enjoyed reading your road trip home. Beautiful row!

Miriam said...

I enjoyed reading your road trip home. Beautiful row!

Anonymous said...

Just found your site love love thanks for the chance.

Fran said...

What a great memory, and a wonderful row! You have set the bar very high! Thank you

Kathryn said...

What a peaceful scene you set with your row. terrific.

Beth Brown said...

Oh I love this Row - thank you for sharing!

Beth Brown

DebraKay Neiman said...

I love your row and will share this post with my Row by Row Experience friends. crystalbluern at tds dot net

Lisa Marie said...

I like that we can learn about all these places and collect all these rows without the need to travel!

Monica said...

love your row...

Susan C said...

Your row is so peaceful and lovely. Love it!

Shelley: the Dread Pirate Rodgers said...

What a wonderful story and row! Thank you for sharing it!

Scrapatches said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful row design and story ... :) Pat

Angie said...

What a sweet blog you have. I like you background picture on you blog. I feel the presents of God here.

Amy said...

Your block is just beautiful. I love the background. So glad that you joined us for this hop.

Ilana Joffe said...

Your row is really pretty.

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Theresa said...

Yours is such a wonderful block. Never been to Lake Huron but it sounds like a peace place to be.

patty a. said...

What a fun blog hop!

Shasta Matova said...

This is a gorgeous row Allie! Thanks!

Rebecca said...

Oh...that is so neat. Been playing with that type of idea in my head and this is going to make it so much easier to do now!!!!

Michelle said...

I enjoy seeing what you're working on. Your flower quilt is bright and cheerful. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jan Gunter said...

What a great Road Home Love the colors! Thank you Allie

Jan

jangunter@live.com

Anonymous said...

Looks great. I would love to create a row like this....love the batik background.
Samantha

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love your row! I live in N. MN, so it's perfect!

Sarah J said...

Love the Great Lakes (grew up in Buffalo and am now in Cleveland)- really want to take my kiddos to MI to explore!

Melody Lutz said...

Super peaceful block! Heading over to My Craftsy account!

Krystal Soyalp said...

Love your row! Thanks for sharing

Dee W said...

Looks like a fun Row!

Sarah@123quilt said...

I love the story about hanging your head out the window to glimpse the water. Beautiful row!

Cindy said...

Just heard about this row along. Your design is beautiful.....and very doable! :)

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the great row! I like anything to do with beaches and water!

MJ said...

Looks like FUN! Thank you so much.

sisylyn2 said...

I love your site and appreciate the giveaways. They help me when I win items stay in quilting.
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Mandy W said...

What a beautiful scene. Thank you for the pattern

PK Sews said...

I love the blues and greens in your quilt. I can feel the water and fresh air! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

Monica said...

I'm enjoying seeing how everyone came up with the row.

Marcia F. said...

Such a great row.

pnicklow@columbus.rr.com said...

this stinks, i justfound out about this row along, and your pattern is no longer there? i missed it..sighhh. i lived in greenbush for a many years...just found this row along. what a shame, my husband fished the harbor so often. you did wonderful with the row.

Pat

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