Monday, September 5, 2016

The Road Home RAL - Summer Nights at Grand Coulee Dam


So excited to be back again working with Marian Pena from Seams to be Sew who hosted last year's EQ Seasons row along and is doing many other like events throughout the year, but it is the one that I participated in. This year she has a co-host, Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy.

If this was the sight on your way home ...would you stop and watch?


 
 
 
At Grand Coulee Dam in Washington State during the summer months there is a laser light show projected onto the face of the dam. Memorial Day weekend (late May) through end of July it is at 10am, August 9:30pm; September 8:30pm. During the other months it does not run.
 
In 2015 my 'water' themed Row by Row Experience(TM) design was this:

 
With the theme of this Row Along--The Road Home--I decided to utilize a different variation of that original design and put it in context of the actual dam. Here is my EQ7 #EQ25 version.
 
 
There is a bit of paper piecing, some rotary cuts and some applique. I've tried to recommend the simplest approach for all parts.
 
Here is my final version. Summer Nights @ Grand Coulee Dam.
 
 
All of these fabrics are available in my shop.
The pattern is available via my Craftsy shop, FREE through October 16, 2016
 
and we have a couple other
Giveaways!!!! Yes ....wonderful giveaways!
 
http://www.aurifil.com/


Unique to this post ...from http://www.aurifil.com/
And another from: http://www.anitagoodesignonline.com/ Anita Goodesign





 
 
 
The Road Home Row Along Schedule

If you are starting at my blog, I'd highly recommend you read this post. It will give you all of the details of this Row Along, the giveaway parameters, etc. I hope you enjoy this event!

September 6

Allie-Oops SweetHappy 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
Quilt in Piece
creates Amanzimtoti, South Africa
3 Patch Crafts
creates Bulgaria
Just Let Me Quilt
creates Las Vegas, Nevada


September 13

Tweety Loves Quilting
creates Edinburgh, UK
Quiltscapes
creates Heber City/ SLC
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
Cloth and Paper Studio
creates North Georgia Mountains
Patti’s Patchwork
creates Toronto, Ontario Canada
Seacoast Quilter
creates New Milford, Connecticut

September 20

Beaquilter
creates Denmark
Heleen Pinkster
creates Netherlands
Seams To Be Sew For Batts In The Attic -- date may change
creates Hollywood/LA
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

September 27

Creatin’ in the Sticks
creates Dodge City, Kansas
MooseStash Quilting
creates Alaska
Patchwork Breeze
creates West Michigan Shoreline
Sue Griffiths Featured At Just Let Me Quilt
creates Northern Rivers Region, NSW, Australia

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

Linda Robertus
creates Netherlands
Elm Street Quilts
creates North Carolina
Sarah Quinn Featured At Seams To Be Sew
creates Outer Space
Patchouli Moon Studio
creates Central New Mexico

October 06

Cheryl LaPlant Featured At Quilt In Piece
creates York, Maine
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
creates New Hampshire
Bumbleberry Stitches
creates Oklahoma
Needle in a Hayes Stack
creates Mojave Desert

October 11
Show N Tell Day
TBA


Thanks so much for stopping by!
I look forward to seeing what you do with this.

178 comments:

  1. Great Row Marlene and it's so cool to see the lights of the show. Your row depicts that well. I'm glad you jumped in for another Row Along... and of course, I wish you the very best always.

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  2. Love your row! Makes me wish I could see the light show in person!

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  3. What a neat row! Yes, I'd stop to watch ;-D
    Must be a cool sight.

    Thanks for a chance to win. I love Tula and squirrels!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. What a fun row! And those pictures make me want to come and visit. Thanks for the free pattern.

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  5. Never heard of that light show. Sounds like a destination I need to add to my list. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. Marlene, thank you for the blocks

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  7. Very clever and creative design!!

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  8. Thanks for the beautiful row pattern.

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  9. Thanks for the beautiful row pattern.

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  10. Your row captures the dam and the light show perfectly! I'm sure it's impressive to see in person, but you've given us a real sense of it with your quilting. Thanks!

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  11. What a great row! I like the dam around the light show.

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  12. Nice design, could find lots of ways to use it.

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  13. Nice design, could find lots of ways to use it.

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  14. Very interesting take on the light show! Thank you for your row! (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)

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  15. The row is terrific, as is the Tula thread.

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  16. Reminds me of steps. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  17. Love your colors -I have seen the lazer light show at Stone Mountain, GA-just amazing! What a wonderful idea!

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  18. Wow that must be some site to see. Love your color selection. Thanks for sharing

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  19. Thank you for the beautiful pattern

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  20. I love your row. I will download it shortly. I love Aurifil threads and would love to win some. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  21. It would be wonderful to come view the laser show some year. I like the story behind your block. And Aurifil threads are so great to work with. Thank you.

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  22. Yes, I would definitely stop to look. That light show is amazing. I really like how you interpreted it in your block.

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  23. Thank you for the pattern, can't wait to make it!

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  24. Thank you for taking the time out to be a part of The Road Home Quilt Along. I love row quilts and this is very educational as well as receiving a unique pattern to make that you have designed just for us. Entering and trying so hard to win a happy dance prize.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net
    Sonora, CA USA

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  25. Love your block! This is going to be a really cool Blog Hop! Thanks!

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  26. fun row! I have my row done and just need all the rafflecopter stuff now

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  27. I think this row-by-row will be a really fun one!
    Thanks so much.
    nettiecrain@live.com

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  28. Your block looks amazing in those fabrics...love it!

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  29. love your row, i visited grand coulee dam several years ago but not at night. would love to go back and see the lights.

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  30. What a beautiful interpretation of the laser light show! Well done. Will definitely have to do that on my Viking Designer SE Limited embroidery machine. Thanks for such a wonderful pattern.

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  31. The laser show must be fun to watch. Thanks for sharing your road home!

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  32. Beautiful! I would love to see this. Thank you for the pattern.

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  33. Lovely design.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  34. I've never seen this area before, but your row is beautiful. I love the way you incorporated the dam at the top!

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  35. What an awesome row! I haven't been to that part of Washington in years, but I remember the Dam, what a cool way to utilize it with the light show.

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  36. It would be so awesome to see the light show. Love your row. Thanks for the draw. raydeer@memlane.com

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  37. What an awesome row - love how you've completed the picture this year!

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  38. I love the row that you did. I bought your license plate for the row by row experience through the mail because it was just so clever.

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  39. Now that's one spectacular light show. How fun. Love your row. It compliments numerous things!

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  40. I love all the colors in your awesome row. Great job!

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  41. Love this row my kind of colors....ty for sharing... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  42. Love your row. Have been trying to make it to the light show all summer;other things keep happening. Maybe next year.

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  43. Colorful row. Very unique to the hop. Thanks for hopping!!

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  44. Lovely Row to help start off along with other 3 bloggers today.

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  45. Thanks for the row. Now I can add Grand Coulee Dam to one of the place's I'd like to visit.

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  46. Like you row. Cool idea using the dam as a screen.

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  47. Beautiful row, thank you for sharing your pattern!

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  48. You bet I would stop to watch! Thanks for telling me about a place I wouldn't have thought about.

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  49. Oh how cool, I never knew about that. I might have to make a trip over from Seattle next summer to see it myself.

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  50. Great row by row! Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Love you row, and the story behind it!

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  52. Washington State has so many wonderful sites it is always difficult to choose where to look.

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  53. That light show must be wonderful, and your rows show the colours that are some of my true favourites.

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  54. Love this row. I went to the dam on holidays when I was a child.

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  55. I would have loved to see the light show. Great row.

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  56. The light show on the dam sounds really cool and your row is wonderful! I've only been to Washington once but I would love to see this if I ever get back there.

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  57. Love your quilt. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

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  58. Following along.......looking forward to seeing some new blogs that I don't subscribe to....

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  59. Love your row as it has great movement and is very versatile for other uses including making it bigger.

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  60. Nice row, and even nicer story behind it. Thanks!

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  61. What a sight! Yes, I'd certainly stop to enjoy the show. How wonderful that you memorialized it in a row. Thank you for the pattern, Marlene.

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  62. Hiya!!! Love the rows I've seen so far. And I'd love to see that light show. I went to Craftsy, but your file wouldn't download. I'll try again later. Thanks for participating in the Row Along and the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    Pam Beck, pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  63. I love it! What a clever way to capture the feeling! And thanks for making it available. :)

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  64. Lovely row! Great pattern, thanks

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  65. Great Row! Your laser show reminds me somewhat of our musical fountain in Grand Haven Mi. Thanks!

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  66. I would definitely stop and watch that! Thank you for your row. dezertsuz at gmail

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  67. Great row. It must be so much fun to see that light show in person.

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  68. Love that Row! & the pictures you shared are Beautiful!! Would have stopped to watch in a Heartbeat!! Wowie!!

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  69. Your row is beautiful! Love the colours!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  70. What a great row! I think a whole quilt of that pattern would be amazing!
    My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com
    Thanks!

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  71. Cool block, Marlene! I live in Washington State, and have visited Grand Coulee many times. I've toured the dam a couple of times...worth a visit indeed!

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  72. Love the row. Very modern
    ArleenMorrissey

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  73. Way to re-use your Row! I love seeing the laser light show. I miss being able to ride the elevator down the face of the dam like we could before
    9-11. I'd love some Chipper and the Aurifil is my favorite!

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  74. Living in Spokane for 20 years, you'd think I'd seen the show at least once--nope. LOL

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  75. We would love to see that laser show at Grand Coulee Dam! Adding that to our travel list!

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  76. fantastic give away! on my bucket list is washington!

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  77. Great row! I have had the privilege of seeing the laser light show a couple of times. Had to show hubby this row too.

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  78. Thanks so much for sharing a fun row. I want to see Grand Coulee, too.

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  79. What beautiful pictures. I would be looking for a place to park because I would want to watch and watch and watch. Your block is beautiful too.

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  80. Your design is so unique. I love how you saw the light show on the dam.

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  81. I love how you utilized last year's row in this row quilt.

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  82. I love the pictures of your row. It looks like a fun pattern. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  83. Wow, that a lovely set of thread!
    Your block is unique and I look forward to sewing it!

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  84. Nice story about the laser light show, and this is a great pattern!

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  85. Saw the finished runner at Kissed Quilts. It is amazing. The quilting on the runner made it look like the water was really flowing over the face of the dank. Marlene, you amaze me every time I see your work.

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  86. Saw the finished runner at Kissed Quilts. It is amazing. The quilting on the runner made it look like the water was really flowing over the face of the dank. Marlene, you amaze me every time I see your work.

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  87. Love the colors in your row! Great pattern!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  88. What a sight! How very fortunate to see that.

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  89. Great row. I am loving visiting all the sites to see the different rows and now I don't have to be so envious of the US quilters with their row by rows.

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  90. Too cool to have the light show all summer!

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  91. Love your row and enjoyed seeing the light show!

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  92. That light show must be amazing--love your interpretation!

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  93. I have always wanted to see that show!

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  94. It looks like a quilting hanging on the dam. Very nice.

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  95. Thanks for the pattern.Love your setting.Thanks you.

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  97. I love the pattern and would love to see the light show! Thank you!
    Beth
    oneoldgoat1962@gmail.com

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  98. Beautiful pattern, and lovely colors!

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  99. I love your row and will share this post with my Row by Row Experience friends. crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  100. I like your row with the dam and light show.

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  101. The laser light show at the dam must have been great! Your row is beautiful.

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  102. I like that we can learn about all these places and collect all these rows without the need to travel!

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  103. Thanks so much for such interesting posts - and another generous giveaway!

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  104. What fun!! I haven't been to a laser show in YEARS!!!!

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  105. What a cool laser show. I love the colors in the Clipper pack.

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  106. Looking forward to all the excitement of the Row-Along!

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  107. Yes. I would stop! Beautiful design ... thank you for sharing ... :) Pat

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  108. I would totally stop and watch that. Beautiful site and row!

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  109. I can really see the enginer in your work and blog. My dad is a enginer. I can spot that mind. Thank you.

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  110. I would love to see that light show. Another addition to my bucket list!

    hijoffeATgmailDOTcom

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  111. Beautiful pattern, and gorgeous Aurifil threads too ;))

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  112. A laser light show on the dam is neat. Your version would definitely make me stop and watch. Great job with your row!

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  113. I love this block! The light show sounds amazing, too.

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  114. I love your pattern very much! Thanks for a great row!

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  115. Love the row patterns. they are great. Thanks so much for sharing

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  116. Love the way your colors play across this

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  117. Really like your pattern and colors in your row.

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  118. Wonderful Road Home Row and giveaways! It is fun visiting all the places!

    jangunter@live.com

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  119. Love your Row!! Would make an entire Quilt in the same colors! Looove it!!

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  120. Can't wait to start this row!! Thanks!

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  121. Love your row and the colors that you used!

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  122. Would love to win these beautiful threads!!

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  123. I would definitely stop to watch a laser light show. That is so fun that they do that! Great row!

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  124. Fun interpretation of the light show! Love it.

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  125. Thanks for the pattern! The light show must be beautiful.

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  126. Love love love your row! Thank you!

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  127. What a great interpretation of the dam and the light display!

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  128. Thank you for sharing your row, and the giveaway!

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  129. Thanks for another chance to win the Tula Pink goodies!

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  130. Great row! Love blue and green together

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  131. Looove this Hop!! the Rows are all so Creative!!

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  132. Love your row! I could envision it as an entire quilt, it's such a lovely design!

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  133. I love how you graphically captured the feeling of water and a light show in you design! The fabric with the dots shimmers wonderfully against the water. Thanks for sharing this!

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  134. Love this design! Thank you 😀

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  135. Looove your row & the pics of Light Show!! :)

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  136. Thank you and your fellow bloggers for these great row patterns!!

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  137. I hope those lasers don't hurt the dam!

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