My happy place. 2018 Row Along…

Are you just wrapping up the 2018 row by row at the participating quilt shops.. Here is one that you don’t have to leave your house for.   Just sit by your computer and click  on the links to the blogs that will be releasing their individual rows on these set dates.

Id like to extend thanks to  Marian At Seams to be Sew for running this 4th row along… this year our rows are to represent “My Happy Place.” 

This is the 3rd year that I have joined in this row along… If you have been following at all the 1st year I did The Road Home row with Alberta Canada . and last year  Caroling Along with “Winter Wonderland”.

 

 

 

I’m not sure if you have noticed a theme in my rows? Can you guess what it is by looking at my past rows?  Yes they each have a horses in them… I’m continuing with this theme this years row…
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My Happy Place is going out for a ride in the morning while the sun rises.

Why sunrise?  Well in the mornings here it is cooler and much more comfortable to ride than after the sun has come out and heated things up. Also in the morning we have a much better chance of seeing wildlife than after a busy day of traffic.  Watching  nature wake up is very relaxing.. Did you know that dew will land on cob webs and as the sun strikes them they look like glass pearls.

Knowing that I wanted to do a sunrise and a girl riding I purchased a charm pack that had sun and grass colors as I mostly ride in fields.  I found 2 charm pack by Northcott fabrics from the Artisan Spirit line Sandscapes that would make this perfect one green and one with Red, orange to yellows.
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I cut all the pieces to make my row and soon realized that I would have a lot of leftovers.so then  I ran to my stash to find fabrics,  to make an other row with just plain fabrics for your free pattern..  These are my new fabrics.

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Picture History of the making my row “Ride At Dawn”

 

 

 

Pattern can be found here: My Happy Place RAL Ride at Dawn

So now getting back to those charm squares that I purchased for this row.  Since I had so much leftovers I decided to do a 2nd row with a cowboy riding with the cowgirl. I found a picture that I had taken  of myself and  hubby riding together. It  gave me the idea for my row/rows.   and I have a water color painting the I also used for inspiration.

 

 

 

Photo History of making of the 2 blocks with the Northcott fabrics.

 

 

 

Now with the top completed the fun part was to begin.. I’m really enjoying quilting on my longarm when the quilt talks to me. and this one was shouting sun and grass. 20180618_124714

 

 

 

The male rider will be released on the crafty store once I get my computer back in order from being sent to the doctors.  They completely formatted it which wiped out everything thank goodness i had backed up everything. The  Cowboy silouette can be found here  My happy place cowboy Thank you for your patience.

Here is the schedule of all the other rows being Released this year:

Tuesday September 4, 2018

The Quilt Rambler | Duck Creek Mountain Quilting | Cheryl LaPlante
Be A Quilter | Patti’s Patchwork

Thursday September 6, 2018

Pretty Piney | Ms P Designs USA | Creatin’ in the Sticks
Freemotion by the River | Any Pattern

Tuesday September 11, 2018

Barbara Dieges | Upstairs Hobby Room
Quilt Art | UlaSewing / SzycieUli

Thursday September 13, 2018

Pumpkin Patch BC | Sew Incredibly Crazy
A Quilting Chick | Patchwork Breeze

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Just Let Me Quilt | Elizabeth Coughlin Designs | Quilt Fabrication
Renee’s Quilting Addiction | Made By Marney

Thursday September 20, 2018

Clever Chameleon | Adventurous Applique and Quilting | Heleen Pinkster
Cynthia’s Creating Ark | Seams To Be Sew

Tuesday September 25, 2018

Songbird Designs/Brenda’s Blog | Powered By Quilting | Kissed Quilts
Happy Sewing Room | Sew Joy Creations

Thursday September 27, 2018

BobbininQuilts | Daydreams of Quilts | The Quilted Snail | Scrapdash

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Words & Stitches | True Blue Quilts | Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
Meanderings Along Lizard Creek | Creativeblonde

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Quilt In Piece | Jaded Spade Creations | Mountain Meadow Designs
Masterpiece Quilting | Pamela Quilts

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Show and Tell Day

Words & Stitches | Upstairs Hobby Room | Powered By Quilting
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Clever Chameleon | Creatin’ in the Sticks | Sew Joy Creations

Long List

Tuesday September 4, 2018

The Quilt Rambler
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Cheryl LaPlante
Be A Quilter
Patti’s Patchwork

Thursday September 6, 2018

Pretty Piney
Ms P Designs USA
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Freemotion by the River
Any Pattern

Tuesday September 11, 2018

Barbara Dieges
Upstairs Hobby Room
Quilt Art
UlaSewing / SzycieUli

Thursday September 13, 2018

Pumpkin Patch BC
Sew Incredibly Crazy
A Quilting Chick
Patchwork Breeze

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Just Let Me Quilt
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Quilt Fabrication
Renee’s Quilting Addiction
Made By Marney

Thursday September 20, 2018

Clever Chameleon
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Heleen Pinkster
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Seams To Be Sew

Tuesday September 25, 2018

Songbird Designs/Brenda’s Blog
Powered By Quilting
Kissed Quilts
Happy Sewing Room
Sew Joy Creations

Thursday September 27, 2018

BobbininQuilts
Daydreams of Quilts
The Quilted Snail
Scrapdash

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Words & Stitches
True Blue Quilts
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Creativeblonde

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Quilt In Piece
Jaded Spade Creations
Mountain Meadow Designs
Masterpiece Quilting
Pamela Quilts

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Show and Tell Day

Words & Stitches
Upstairs Hobby Room
Powered By Quilting
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Clever Chameleon
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Sew Joy Creations

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79 Comments

  1. This is absolutely beautiful. Reading your story/blog I was waiting with baited breath for the silhouette of the male rider and it was not there.. Are you going to option it on Craftsy? I would love to have it. You chose the perfect colors. Thank you for the row.

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  2. Beautiful depiction of the early morning. That time when the world is quiet and everything is just starting. You really nailed it with the fabric choices. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thank you VERY much for the awesome quilt and row pattern you are sharing with us. It sure brings back wonderful memories of time spent on my grandparent’s farm and riding horses early morning with grandpa.

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  4. Yep, I’m wondering where that second rider option is also :p~ This is an amazing row Renee, but each row each year has surprised me each time and I so remember that first year and that’s what we both have in common. We both started our blogs based on events we had entered. I’ve loved each year you’ve come along to participate and your rows are always amazing this one included. Please let me know how to get that 2nd rider also. Many Many Hugs!!

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  5. Oh Renee your quilt and quilting is absolutely stunning. What a wonderful happy place, which certainly brings back many childhood memories of me riding in the mornings on my Grandfather’s farm. I sure hope you will enter your quilt in some quilt shows, to give even more people a chance to see and enjoy it. Total #CreativeGoodness.

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  6. This is a beautiful row! And I love that you added two riders together for a double row. Thanks for sharing your happy place with us!

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  7. Your row brings back fond memories of when I lived in Nevada and would sometimes go out riding to greet the morning or to say goodnight at the end of the day. Thank you for bringing back those wonderful memories. Thank you also for sharing your time, your talent and your creativity. All the best and God bless.

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  8. Thanks so much for being a part of the Row-Along! Like so many others, I think the colors depicting the morning sunrise are just perfect! Your block is really beautiful! I appreciate how much time and effort went into preparing this block. Blessings!!!

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  9. I love your row but the story of why you created this row enhances it. I can picture you on an early morning ride with a partner as the sun is coming up. The quilting design detail is a nice addition.

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