Monday, January 20, 2014

Lori Holt Row Along

I know, I am very far behind the rest of the western world, but I am thrilled to finally be working on Lori Holt's Row Along. Last year, I watched the Row Along progress while I was working on other projects. As ever, I wouldn't let myself start a new project until I had finished my in-progress projects. When her wonderful Quilty Fun book went on pre-order, I immediately got on the list.

Whoop-de-doo, the book arrived, and I was ALMOST ready to get started. I had to finish a few more projects. Once I finished the Under the Stars flimsy, I was ready to go on the row along. Yes, I know that there is currently a Quilty Fun Blog Tour going on, but I can't get into that yet. I have been waiting too long to make this quilt. I never seem to be working on a project when there are prizes to be won. I am so out of the loop!

I put little bunnies in each house. Too cute.

I love the mugs.
I really love Lori's directions. My pet peeve is to purchase a pattern that doesn't include instructions about which way to press seams. Come on. If I was smart enough to figure that out for myself, I'd be selling patterns, not buying them. Lori consistently includes specific directions for the pressing of each seam. I love you, Lori.

 This project has gone together without a hitch.

I had a great time with each design. I can't pick a favorite. I love them all. OK, maybe not the one-inch four patches. Other than that, I love them.

I have now added the inner borders.
I don't have enough of any fabric to do the next border. I really went wild and ordered fabric that I "HOPE" will go with the rest of this quilt top. Since my first inspiration fabric was the Apple of My Eye design from Riley Blake, I hoped that another Riley Blake fabric line would go with this color palette. Fingers crossed. Since this is MLK day, there was no mail delivery. I am waiting.

When I got to this point, I switched up to a different project. I completed block #8 in the 2013 Designer Mystery BOM.
I enjoyed the extra sewing day. Tomorrow, it is back to my real job. Sigh.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Nicely done - I started the row quilt way back and all parts are done and some together , but it still sits. I hope your ordered fabric works for you.

  2. Your work is amazing . . . I aspire to get as good as you, it will probably never happen but it gives me something to aim for :) Beautiful! have fun with your new book.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  3. Oh, my goodness! Love seeing the progress on your row along. I'm sure your border fabric will be fabulous!