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.  

Image result for Bromo Seltzer Tower

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.


Now to the giveaways:

Thermoweb Fusibles Bundle 

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

I Can Quilt 2 (Me)
Baltimore, MD

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Road Home Row Along

The Road Home Row Along has started.  I'm doing Baltimore,  come back on Thursday, September 22nd to see my row.

Here is the complete schedule.  Even if you miss a day go back and check out previous post.  Everyone is offering their row pattern free until the end of the Row Along.   Not to mention the great giveaways.   You'll be glad that you did.

September 6
Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life creates Harrisville, MI Sunrise Coast
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
creates Adelaide South Australia
Kissed Quilts
creates Grand Coulee, Washington
Renee’s Quilting Addiction
creates Alberta, Canada
September 8
Sew Incredibly Crazy
creates Colorado
3 Patch Crafts
creates Bulgaria
Just Let Me Quilt
creates Las Vegas, Nevada
Quilt in Piece
creates Amanzimtoti, South Africa
September 13
Tweety Loves Quilting
creates Edinburgh, UK
creates Heber City, Utah
Seams To Be Sew
creates Idaho Falls, Idaho
Pine Valley
creates New Zealand
September 15
bdieges designs
creates Road to Tehachapi (CA)
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
creates Worcester County in Central Massachusetts
Patti’s Patchwork
creates Toronto, Ontario Canada
Seacoast Quilter
creates New Milford, Connecticut
September 20
creates Denmark
Heleen Pinkster
creates Netherlands
MooseStash Quilting
creates Alaska
Rebecca Mae Designs
creates Northern Maine
September 22
Words & Stitches
creates Beaches of California
Quilt Art
creates Africa
I Can Quilt 2
creates Baltimore, MD
Any Pattern
creates Port Angeles, Washington
Patchwork Breeze
creates West Michigan Shoreline
September 27
Creatin’ in the Sticks
creates Dodge City, Kansas
Sue Griffiths Featured At Just Let Me Quilt
creates Northern Rivers Region, NSW, Australia
Seams To Be Sew And Batts In The Attic
creates Hollywood/LA
(Dual Posting)
September 29
Quilted Fabric Art
creates Burlington Vermont
Westend Quilter
creates Manitoulin Island, Canada
Pamela Quilts
creates Oregon
Quilt Fabrication
creates Silicon Valley, CA
October 04
Patchouli Moon Studio
creates Central New Mexico
Linda Robertus
creates Netherlands
Elm Street Quilts
creates North Carolina
Sarah Quinn Featured At Seams To Be Sew
creates Outer Space
October 06
Cheryl LaPlant Featured At Quilt In Piece
creates York, Maine
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
creates New Hampshire
Bumbleberry Stitches
creates OklahomaNeedle in a Hayes Stack
creates Mojave Desert
Cloth and Paper Studio
creates North Georgia Mountains
October 11
Show N Tell Day