Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Row Along: The Road Home to Baltimore


Whew.... It's Finally here my day to show The Road Home to Baltimore.  It's been a road getting here.  But, I want to thank Marian at Seams to be Sew for letting me, a first timer, participate. Also, thank you to Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy for making all the behind the scenes work and taking care of all our freebies.   Please check them out.



I grew up in Baltimore, MD.   Baltimore is filled with so many things to see and I had a hard time narrowing down what I wanted to express on my row.   So I decided to focus on the HOME and then some of the favorite things that I enjoy seeing when I go home.



Baltimore hosts a variety of row homes which vary in style and class. Matter of fact Baltimore has more row houses then any state in the US.  In my row the red row houses represent the smaller red brick homes that often housed Baltimore's large African American population which included freemen and slaves during the 1790 - 1800.


iron spot row


The second set of homes represent the colorful homes you may find in the Mt Vernon neighborhoods of the city.  Here home owners paint their homes to match their own character.  No homeowner association here.




Two of our favorite treats in Baltimore our snowballs and crabs.  During the summer you can find a snowball stand all over the city.   My favorite flavor is Red Raspberry & Pineapple & Vanilla (yep three flavors).  In case you didn't know "Baltimore is for Crabs".  Baltimoreans are very particular about crabs.  Put a bushel of crabs on some brown paper and they will be gone in less then an hour.


The last part of my row are the shadows of some of the most popular Baltimore buildings. I put them in purple instead of black because purple is Baltimore Raven's color.  These buildings, in no particular order, Washington Monument, Phoenix Shot Tower, Baltimore Aquarium, Baltimore World Trade Center and USS Constellation (in grey) light the Baltimore skyline at night. My favorite building is the Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower. Always providing the correct time for onlookers.  

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Here is the full row.


Thanks for visiting me.  You can download the free pattern for My Row Home to Baltimore at my Craftsy Pattern shop until December 2016.  Click here.


http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/other/the-row-home-to-baltimore-/225136?rceId=1474987465267~b3gtfwpk

Now to the giveaways:

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Please check out the others revealing their rows today:

September 27

Creatin’ in the Sticks
Dodge City, Kansas

Sue Griffiths Featured At Just Let Me Quilt
Northern Rivers Region, NSW, Australia

Seams To Be Sew For Batts In The Attic
Hollywood/LA

I Can Quilt 2 (Me)
Baltimore, MD







59 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the info on row houses. I'm looking forward to creating this row!

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  2. Monica,great block. Looks like you put a lot of work into it. Thank you for sharing it

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  3. Your row is so creative and definitely represents your city so well!

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  4. Your block brings back happy memories -I spent my jr high school growing up in Baltimore-the row houses are typical where I lived! Thank you, Susan

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  5. Your row includes everything Baltimore. Fantastic row from a great designer. Thank you for the free pattern.

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  6. Your row is fantastic! I love all the different colors in the houses.( Why should everything be the same?) The info you shared was very interesting. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. this is lovely. I really like the different neighborhoods. Thanks for sharing the row and the history.

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  8. Very very cool tyty love the building and your thoughts.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  9. Love the row houses. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. I have never been to Baltimore but now I look forward to it. So many places to experience in Baltimore. Thank you for sharing your cute block!

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  11. What an interesting row and post about Baltimore. I've never been but have passed on the Interstate. I'll have to get off next time!

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  12. What a fun row. Love all the bright colors and a little of the history of Baltimore.

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  13. Love all the details in your row! The closest I've come to Baltimore is Bethesda, when my choir performed there last year. This looks like such a fun and colorful place to visit! Thank you for the free pattern!

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  14. I love your row of houses. You have talent. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  15. I love the modern look of your row!

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  16. Wow - your row is awesome! I have already downloaded it from Craftsy!!! Thanks for sharing it!!!

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  17. It is interesting how the row houses are so popular in Baltimore, they are the same in New York, also, but, in Europe it's a way of life. Most people either live in Row Houses or apartments because it's to expensive to live in a home. I love your row either way, it's fun and definitely reminds me of our time in Maryland. We lived in Cumberland at one time, and my visits to quilt shops always included a visit to Baltimore. :)

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  18. I've never seen row houses before. Also like your skyline.

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  19. Never been to Baltimore. Nice row.

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  20. I like the way you put it all together.

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  21. Loved reading a bit about Baltimore...I didn't know Baltimore had 'painted ladies' like San Francisco. How fun! You have created a great row!

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  22. Your row looks great! I have been to Baltimore several times but I didn't know the facts you shared. Very interesting!

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  23. Very nice. Never knew about those painted houses!

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  24. Thanks for the great row by row!

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  25. I love your row. I have always admired row houses. What I remember about Baltimore was taking a boat from there - paddle wheeler, many years ago. It was an overnight trip back up the Chesapeake to Washington. It was SO much fun! Lots of red and gold decorations, too. I don't even know if they have those boats any more, but it was great. That and eating scallops in a restaurant near the docks.

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  26. Baltimore is such a great city! Thanks for sharing your row with us.

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  27. You are soooo creative! Your row looks like the pictures!! Fun & Awesome!

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  28. Love how you did your row, it's wonderful! You were able to give so much detail. Thanks for sharing, great job!

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  29. So much detail! Thank you for all the background information too!

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  30. Really like your row. Baltimore is a beautiful city.

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  31. I like your row. Baltimore is changing. Love the waterfront.

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  32. This is a really FUN row! This post is an intersting read too. I would love to live in one of those brightly colored homes.

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  33. Love the idea of the 'shadow landmarks'. What a great way to fit more into the row :)

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  34. I always thought row homes made some great pictures but they also make great quilts. Very well done!

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  35. I want to paint a row house!!!!! Maybe in a crazy quilt pattern?

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  36. Love the row houses row. crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  37. How neat. I love the bright happy colors. Thanks for the pattern.

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  38. Great row! I enjoyed reading about your home and some of the things it is known for. Thanks!

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  39. My first experiences with row houses are in the movies with Baltimore: Step Up and Ladder 49 (my husband is a firefighter). My husband is from Long Island. We want to take a trip to the east coast someday. It's so neat to recreate your childhood in quilts!
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  40. Baltimore, Maryland use to be part of my old stomping grounds when I lived in Maryland and worked in Washington, D.C. The National Aquarium is a wonderful place to visit as is the Inner Harbor. Your row really screams Baltimore. Congratulations on a job well done.

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  41. I like how you blended the different sections together, it flows seamlessly. Very nice!

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  42. beautiful presentation. now I will know when I visit.

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  43. I have never been to the east coast and really would love to vacation there one day. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Love your row houses, perfect representation!

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  45. Clever idea to use row houses for your row. Great!
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  46. Great row. My husband grew up in Maryland so it's cool to see it represented.

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  47. forgot to put my email. tljeo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. Your row houses are delightful! You have really captured Baltimore. Thanks for sharing this!

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  49. I seem to be having trouble with the Craftsy link. It says your page can't be found. I love your row an would like to download it. Thanks so much. Kristy- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

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  50. Your row is wonderful! The row housing is so authentic looking. I too, was unable to get the Craftsy link. They sure are having their issues with their new look. Would love to have your row. Thanks. raydeer@memlane.com

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  51. Love your row of houses, it really does represent Baltimore.

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  52. I cant reach your craftsie shop and cant get the pdf. Please could you send me the pdf??

    Thank you very much.

    Greeting Guilitta from germany
    Guilitta2000@t-online.de

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