Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Rows and Road

How’s that for a title???  Before we hit the road I managed to get my blocks made for the current row in the Moda Bake Shop Trifle QAL.  I did not sew them together as I wanted to contemplate the arrangement while we were gone.  Do I do them mixed up or matched???

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With blocks bouncing around in my mind, we headed off to Northern California for our grandson’s wedding.  Since our SIL could not make the trip we took our daughter and their four little ones in our car.  These were the smiles before the nearly 500 miles/ 9 hour drive.  We made many stops to “stretch our legs”, but it is still a long time to be buckled in car seats.

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The wedding was beautiful and the happy couple is now off on their own.

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Coming home, I jumped back into the QAL.  It is a very fast moving QAL with a new row coming out every other day.  Mine is all done using scraps that I have.

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Row 3022

Row 4023

Row 5025

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I’m running out of design floor!!!

23 comments:

Teresa in Music City said...

It's GORGEOUS!!!! I'm glad you chose to mix up those orange peel blocks - love the sparkly scrapiness of them in that quilt :) Wow - I want one just like it!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I just love your choice of background settings for each row. Oh, like how you did up the strawberries (still think they look like hearts). Yes, this one is moving too fast!

Joyful Quilter said...

Love your fabric choices!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the wedding and your blocks look beautiful!! I missed this QAL and I'm loving your blocks and colors!! I like the mix of colors!

Lesley said...

Wonderful wedding and wonderful blocks! Those peels are adorable!

Sheila said...

Lovely blocks , I really like the peels mixed up , just great !

Stephanie said...

I love the colors you're using for your quilt. The citrus color really pop against the black. I love the "orange peel" block The settings are fun either way.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Don't know how I missed this QAL coming up, but just saw it before your blog post. Love what you are doing and it is going to be a beautiful quilt.

Amy said...

I am loving all that color. I personally like them mixed up. Just beautiful!

Maria said...

Pleased to see you mixed up that row. That's how I liked it too. Your rows look fantastic together and the colours are awesome.
Happy faces on the kids. Ours are used long distance travel. We play all sorts of games in between stops.
What a lovely young wedding couple.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Good choice on mixing up the orange peels. And here I thought I was the only one with a design floor. ha! I love your fabrics ... so summery.

Nat Palaskas said...

I love the black background is amazing for these blocks. I have to smile seeing those cute little ones in the back seats. I'm sure they were well entertained! Congrats for a wedding of your G-son - Hugs Nat

Jessie Pope said...

Gorgeous quilt, I love it!! Congratulations to Nick- how wonderful. I hope the trip with 4 littles wasn't too insane...I know that same trip is just nuts with 2.

Candace said...

What a bright and summery quilt, Mary! I love how the colors play with one another! How brave to make that trip in one day with all the little ones! Mr. Squash and I just the two of us would be toast after 5 hours!
Cheers!

Average Quilter said...

I'm always amazed at how much you do. The quilt is awesome.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

wow the rows quilt will be awesome! And I agree with your choice of mixing the colors and the setup that looks like stars rather than circles.....hope your trip was (is?) wonderful!

Carol said...

Your row quilt is just beautiful and I love the fabrics you chose!

Wacky Woman said...

Looking very lovely Mary. Beautiful. The wedding too!

Quilter Kathy said...

Your quilt looks fantastic! Love your colours!
Amazing that you can keep up with such a fast paced sew along!

Sandra said...

Wow! What a fun project! I love how the use of black and white backgrounds make the colors pop:)

em's scrapbag said...

Love your beautiful rows. Congrats to the happy couple. And three cheers for those that made the long road trip. What troopers.

Accroquilt said...

Like it!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh dear, you are one brave grandma!!! It seems like there isn't anything you can't do! And I bet you do it all with a smile too:)