Tuesday, 4 October 2016

The Road Home Row Along - South Holland, the Netherlands

UPDATE 2019: Since Craftsy no longer exists, the pattern is not available online anymore, but I am happy to email it to you if you send me a message at info@lindarobertus.com.

Today it is my turn to show you the row I designed for The Road Home Row Along, organised by Marian of Seams to be Sew and Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy.

When Marian asked me to be part of this Row Along in April, I immediately knew what to do for my row. My home is, and always will be, the Netherlands - even after almost 10 years in Australia.
I have lived in many different places in the Netherlands, but in the last four years before we moved to Brisbane, we lived in a small town in the province South-Holland, close to the famous flower fields. They have inspired me to make a quilt before - Thinking of Holland, in 2013. It hangs over our dinner table and is still one of my favourite quilts:

That quilt clearly has a vertical orientation, and I was keen to try and make a horizontal design this time. I pieced the flower fields, added the blue fabric for the sky and appliquéd the windmill shape to it.

I did not trim my row to the required size of 40.5'' x 12.5'', but left it a bit larger to make it into a wall hanging. I densely quilted the flower fields and quilted the sky a bit more loosely, using matching Aurifil threads.

This little piece of Holland is now hanging in our bedroom:

I also get to give away some stuff! The first gift is a 12'' x 18'' Calibre Art cutting mat - sadly this is only available to US residents because of the shipping costs:

Just leave a comment on my blog and enter through the Rafflecopter widget below!

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If you have an embroidery machine, make sure you enter to win this great design CD by Anita Goodesign - no restrictions on shipping here!

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There is another giveaway on Marian's blog, so make sure you visit her for a chance to enter for a chance of a $300 bundle of goodies from the Fat Quarter Shop!

Last but not least, don't forget to check out the other rows in this Row Along, there are some fabulous designs included. Here is the full list:

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


Amy said...

Linda, I love the modern look of your row. So very pretty.

Marian said...

I love this row, love the vertical feel to it, the dimensional far away look, it's just cool and I love that it represents the flower fields which fits so perfectly for the Netherlands. It's been wonderful having you join us for the Road Home Row Along and I hope you'll be willing to do it again.

Quilt Art Design said...

I LOVE your work! its all very inspirational. Thanks for the row. I think this is exactly what I imagine when I think 'Netherlands'.

Betsy said...

Linda, I love your row and how you displayed it too. Thank you for sharing

Unknown said...

Beautiful row. I love the colors.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Just amazing! You've created such a great sense of depth and perspective, and the colors really represent the flower fields well.

Anonymous said...

I love the modern look of your row! You must have some wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing.

Patty said...

What a fun row!

works4me said...

Love your pattern but all Craftsy gives me is the template for the windmill. I don't have instructions for the background. Can you please email those to me. Thanks a lot.

quilter said...

Great row, thanks for sharing.

Anna brown said...

Very very nice.....I could see rows of tulips.....We have a holland michigan....Ty for sharing...... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Sarah J said...

So lovely! I adore the silhouettes- beautiful job!

Tina said...

Beautiful colors. I would love to be able to see this in person. Thank you so much. tljeo(at)yahoo(dot)com

tac73 said...

Thank you for sharing your row.

Calicojoan said...

I can only imagine the gorgeous views of the fields when the tulips are blooming. This row is a perfect reminder. Thanks for sharing!

Quilting Tangent said...

It must be so beautiful to be surrounded by all the tulips. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Tina said...

Such a great row. thank you

mumbird3 said...

Love your row - I like the one with the bicycle too!

@lutzcats said...

My bike loving brother said GO (& stay) VERTICAL! Super creative row, love it.

Westend Quilter said...

Love this row and will add this to my memory project ...and remember all the tulips!

Monica said...

I love the colors in this row.

claire ross said...

Love your work. Thanks for sharing x

Mary C said...

Looks like this will be a fun row to make! maryc76904 at yahoo dot com

Seacoast Quilter said...

Very nice design. I like the way it works horizontal or vertical.

Lynda said...

I really love this, so much so that I immediately downloaded the pattern. Was there to be a template with the windmill? If so, it did not come through. thanks for such a great pattern.

JANET said...

Nice row. Love the colorful, directional lines.

Joyce Carter said...

Linda, Your row is beautiful and so colorful. Thank you for sharing.

Sewgirl said...

Great row...love the colors! Thanks for sharing..

Laurie W. said...

I love your row and the quilt pictured also! Your row has depth and perspective while using clean lines and completely captures the essence of Holland. Thanks for sharing!

Fran said...

What a wonderful way to evoke your memories of Holland, So crisp and modern, love it!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great row!

Liz Horgan said...

Your row has so much depth and I really like the quilting in the sky. Your rows of flowers make me think they are tulips! Thanks for sharing!

apple blossom said...

love your row. nice

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Oooh, this is a fun row! I visited the Netherlands this summer and fell in love. I had to download your pattern immediately. In fact, I perused through all your Craftsy patterns, recognizing the pencils quilt and others that I've seen out there in blogland before. Wonderful! I love your use of color. I just glanced at your pencil quilt at Blogger's Quilt Festival - not sure how I can vote for your quilt, but I do love it!

Nancy said...

This is a wonderful row. I also like the vertical row you made previously with the bike and riders. I live near Holland, Michigan, USA. There is a very large tulip field here and they have a windmill on Windmill Island. This row reminds me of that city here. Thank you.

Marti M said...

Thanks for the great row by row!

Pamela said...

Love this row! It's like a piece of art.

Tonya Stewart said...

That's so bright and beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I like both orientations! Thanks so much for the row. Very colorful, like the tulips.

Vicki H said...

Awesome row. I like your colorful flowers. I volunteer at our local botanical gardens and in one month we will start planting 60,000 tulip bulbs from Holland. They will be beautiful displays in the spring.

wendy said...

This is very striking! Love the windmill! Some of my relatives are from Holland. We enjoy going to Holland, Michigan for the Tulip Festival. Thank you for sharing your row.

cookie said...

The color and perspective to the windmill is wonderful. I look forward to making your row. Thank you!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Love your colorful row. I'd love to see thee beautiful fields of flowers in person, they must be amazing! Thanks for sharing with us, great job!

Thanks for a chance to win.


GranChris said...

Great row, but I love the red and white bed quilt as well.

LJ said...

You did a great job of re-designing your quilt. It's wonderful. Thanks you for the pattern.

Edie said...

Love how your row draws you into the picture. Thanks for the inspiration. raydeer@memlane.com

Lisa Marie said...

Your row is so pretty! Someday I hope to visit the Netherlands.

rosemaryschild said...

Love your block-very different, the colors tell it all! I visited Holland many years ago. Such a wonderful place you call home. Thank you, Susan

Unknown said...

Thank you for the fun row!

Rachell said...

Flowers are wonderful. The closest to the huge flower fields of Netherlands that I have seen in person, are the lavender fields at Young Living Oils here in Utah, USA. So beautiful in color and fragrance--I can imagine what yours are like!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

There is no place like home. Very colorful block! Karen Thurn

Susan said...

Reminds me of Holland, Michigan during the annual Tulip Festival in May. They also have a

DebraKay Neiman said...

Love Love your quilt, I want to add the bicycle to this one too. crystalbluern at tds dot net

DebraKay Neiman said...

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Anonymous said...

What wonderful bright colors! Great row!

Theresa said...

Pretty row full of bright colors.

Carol S. said...

Such a beautiful row...love it! Thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

Your row is very striking. It reminds me of a visit I made with my mother to the ranuncula gardens--huge fields of them, grown in swaths by color, just as your quilt depicts. It is one of my dearest memories. I would love to make a mini quilt for my sewing room to remind me of that day.

I wasn't able to download your pattern on Craftsy. Would you please send me a copy? My email address is etalmage at earthlink dot net. Thank you so much!