Hi there and welcome to Lizard Creek Quilting!!! I am happy to be sharing my row with you today!!
I hope you have been enjoying your time collecting all the Happy Places and maybe found some new Happy Places you would like to be!!
My Happy Place started a few years ago. When our children were growing up my husband and I always said that when we became empty nesters we would get ourselves a motorcycle and just enjoy the countryside from the back of a bike!!
Trying to instill the love of adventure in my grandchildren with the quote in their hideout playroom under the stair steps of our home.
Well we did that--and oh how we enjoy it!! So much so that we purchased a little used pickup camper so we could put the motorcycle on a trailer to pull behind the pickup.
Then I come up with adventures and places to ride!! And my dear husband makes it happen!! I found a good one and plan on keeping him!! You can read about our first camper trip to Yellowstone National Park HERE.
I have included several ways to make the Arrow blocks in the pattern. I use the AccuQuilt Triangle in a Square die #55410. The Tri-Recs ruler is also a great way to cut out these different pieces.
I choose to fussy cut the camper fabric so the campers would be going straight down the roads!!
A little evening time sewing beauty!!
Included in the row pattern are the letters already reversed to use with fusible web tracing. I chose to use the Silhouette cutting machine to cut my letters. Either way will work fine--I was just in a time crunch as usual!!
I used Island Batik solid black--this a new fabric they have come out with recently--it is the nice high thread cound fabric but in just a solid color. It worked amazing with the cutting machine.
Apply Heat and Bond Lite to back of fabric. Place on cutting mat fabric side up. These are the settings I used--Blade-5, Speed-2, and Thickness-33. Also the font is Exotic 350 Bd BT in size 120 if you are wanting to try this yourself. It is just the coolest thing ever!!
Just a few walking foot wavy lines for quilting to keep everything in it's place. And to give the feel of going down the road on the next adventure!!
My Happy Place!! Going on adventures with my husband!!!
I want to thank Marian at Seams to be Sew for all the hard work she puts into this Row Along!! She puts in many behind the scences hours to secure amazing sponsors for the giveways. Makes it very easy for the designers to just design, sew and then show up!!
The giveaway for my blog today is from Hoffman fabrics.
There is also a grand prize of Electric Quilt 8.
So I leave you looking at the tail lights of our motorcycle!! We don't have the adventure planned for next summer yet---leave me a comment where you think would be a great place to pull the pickup camper and ride motorcycle!!
"The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. --Eleanor Roosevelt."