Monday, June 12, 2017

Row By Row Finish

Last year I was a member of a Row by Row swap with four other gals.  This past week I have had the chance to finish it and I am so pleased with the way it turned out. 


I used the signature blocks on the back.  I'll try to post better photos of it when the days are not so overcast. 



The weather has been cool, but it has not stopped the orchard from producing.  The first peaches have finished and the apricots are just starting.  This was today's haul - cherries, boysenberries and the first apricots. 


Now....I would appreciate some heat so the tomatoes will start ripening.

Driving down the street the other day, I saw these happy sunflowers and had to stop for a photograph of them.  They just say "summer" to me.


I'm looking forward to our quilt guild meeting in the morning as we have Bonnie Hunter as our guest.  I've done several of her mystery quilts so I will be glad to meet her in person. 

29 comments:

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your row by row quilt is gorgeous. Nice haul from the garden. I totally agree about the Sunflowers, they are lovely, and I so much enjoy watching them turn their faces toward the sun as the day goes by.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Love sunflowers...they do say summer...just planted ours!!!! And your quilt...I love it, great colours, Mary

sunny said...

Gorgeous quilt! And peaches and sunflowers already? We're probably a month away from either of those! About all we have so far is strawberries.

Kate said...

It's a lovely quilt, Mary, and I really like how you did the back. Sunflowers are inviting.

Loris said...

Such a lovely yellow and grey quilt! Inspiring!
Fun picture of the sunflowers and the palm trees behind them. I grew up in Palms (near Culver city) on a street lined with them.

barcord said...

Lovely quilt Mary. You must have a great kitchen garden with all that harvest already. There's just something special about freshly picked fruit. Hope youre getting that sun for your tomatoes. We had a lovely warm May, but June is a bit rainy and dull so far.

Rhonda said...

What a great quilt. I love the colors and love the way you added a pinch of the front on the backing!!!

Kim said...

The Row Quilt Project quilt turned out beautifully. I like the cool summer look it has. Sunshine flowers and fruit, such lovely color they bring to an ordinary and peaceful day.

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

Your row-by-row quilt turned out fantastic. The fabric I have pulled for my next quilt (after I finish the one I'm working on) is in the same color palette with yellows, whites, grays, and blacks. It's the first time I've used such a color palette. After seeing how beautifully they went together in your quilt, I feel reassured that it will look great. Enjoy your summer bounty! --Andrea

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

We had boysenberries on our farm when I was a child. It's funny but I don't remember eating anything with them in it.

I love the sunflowers. I should plant some of them.

Maria said...

Fabulous Row by Row , love those colours ...
Yummy 😋 harvest there....
I love sunflowers 🌻 🌻 But sew do the galahs sew the don't last long here....

Carol S. said...

I love your row by row...wow, it is gorgeous! I'll be watching my mailbox for a boysenberry pie. Yum!

Mia said...

Brilliant quilt!

Joyful Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt. LOVE the yellows and grays. All the fruit looks yummy.

Janice Holton said...

I really LOVE this quilt! WOW! Is it an online pattern or did this come from a book?

You left a comment on my last blog post about a granny square block and I didn't know what that was! I had to go look it up. That's a really good looking block and very traditional looking! Thanks for the idea!

Louise said...

Beautiful quilt! I love that softer shade of yellow; it's perfect with the neutrals.

Raewyn said...

The row-by-row is a beautiful finish, Mary. Like how you did the signature blocks on the back - and the border fabric is just perfect! Delicious to see your crops :-)

krislovesfabric said...

That quilt is a beauty but the sunflower picture has stolen my heart...gorgeous! Enjoy your meeting!!

Susan said...

Such a pretty row by row - love your color choices! And nice thin accent piece on the back. Thank you for sharing on Midweek Makers

OPQuilt said...

Good news! We're having sun this morning and it's supposed to be scorching out here for the next week, so I think that means sun for you! We are hoping our tomatoes start ripening up, too, as I'm anxious for real tomatoes. Your garden harvest looks great, and I wish I could taste some of those berries.

I love the signature blocks on the back of the row-by-row swap quilt--it's fun to see the names of those who contribute, isn't it? Fun for you to meet Bonnie Hunter (boy am I jealous) and hope you brought a photo of your quilts to show her.

All in all, you keep me inspired with your work!
Elizabeth

Linda Lee said...

Your quilt is amazing. I love the colors and pattern you chose. The sunflowers are such fun and make me smile when I see them!!

Enjoy your garden!
Linda

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

Love how your row by row turned out! I so enjoyed both of our Robin projects. I grew a huge sunflower one year and have been trying to do so again every year after that with no luck.....they do say "summer", don't they?

Karen said...

Did each person provide the fabric of choice to the others for the row by row? Everything looks so co-ordinated in the various rows. A very pretty row by row quilt.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

The quilt looks gorgeous! Not for a moment I would have guessed it to be a row by row quilt. You did a fabulous job with it, Mary! Your crop looks delicious. Our neighbour gave us a tomato plant, it is growing so fast! Already saw yellow flowers. Sunflowers definitely say "summer", happy summer :)

-Soma

kupton52 said...

The quilt is just beautiful....love the color combination. I'm green with envy that you'll get to see Bonnie Hunter....she'll be in WV but I have to wait until 2018!

Createology said...

Lovely Row-by-Row quilt. You have very delicious treats there. I think you have heat by now...we are getting very hot here...triple digits for the next several days. Happy Bonnie Hunter meeting...<3

Michele said...

It turned out great. Nicely done.

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Such a fabulous quilt, Mary !!! I love your fabrics choices !!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I so love sunflowers...and ya can't beat yellow and grey together. Thsnks for sharing at Tuesday archives.