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The Road Home Row Along

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camper applique quilt pattern

Hello!  It’s finally my day for the Road Home Row Along!


This Row along is hosted by Seams to be Sew and Sew Incredibly Crazy.  The idea is to create a row that reminds you of home!  I chose to do my row about Maine. And since I was working on this all summer, and the campers have been on the road… I took that as good inspiration!

 The Way Life Should Be

To represent Maine I included:

One of the Maine slogans (of course!), blueberries, northern lights (stars), Pine trees, chickadee, and the moose!

I made my row using some cotton applique and some wool applique, but use your own preferences.

camper applique quilt pattern

I had dmc floss and perle cotton 12 to make a basic blanket stitch for most of the applique. And I added some bullion knots in a few places for fun ~ see around the tire and windows?

camper applique quilt pattern

When I got to the clothes line, i stitched a basic back stitch,camper applique quilt pattern

and then wove it in both directions with the long tail of the perle cotton to make it look more substantial and like a woven clothesline.

If you use the eye end of the needle to weave it through, it’s much easier!

camper applique quilt patternThe slogan is so long that the letters are rather small.

camper quilt patternYou might want to enlarge them and print something shorter like Welcome, or your family name.

camper quilt applique patternHope you have fun with this pattern!

Free for a limited time.

You can find the Pattern on Craftsy


in My Shop!


I have a couple giveaways on this post!

1 ~ One US winner will receive a Tula Pink Coloring book!  One of my favorite fabric designers!


2 ~ One lucky winner will win a subscription to my Dear Daughter Quilt A Long! See related posts.

dear daughter quilt

3 ~ One US winner will win a machine embroidery design CD offered by Anita Goodesign.



by leaving a comment about each prize you would like!

1 Tula Coloring Book(US only)
2 Dear Daughter BOM Subscription (international included!)
3 Embroidery CD (US only)
Drawing will be open until midnight October 6th.



The coloring book would be an awesome gift for 14 year old granddaughter! When I think of Maine, I think of trees, fishing, and insect repellent–lol, probably comes from reading certain mysteries. The use of wool for the applique is a great idea! Thanks!


I must admit…this row speak to my heart! I love love love it! Your BOM looks fabulous. That would be my choice if I was lucky enough to win. But I’ve already won…I found a new blog that I just started to follow.;-)


I have a new embroidery machine, so I would love to use it more! A design CD would be wonderful!

PLUS visit Seams to be Sew for a bunch more giveaways, and all the other websites who are participating:


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 Oklahoma
Needle in a Hayes Stack
creates Mojave Desert
Cloth and Paper Studio
creates North Georgia Mountains
October 11
Show N Tell Day


76 thoughts on “The Road Home Row Along”

  1. What a delightful row! I have to ask…are you still in Maine? I see Madawaska Mittens on your side board…that’s way up there! I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Caribou in the past. Originally from Cape Elizabeth, then Augusta, I visit Maine twice a year now as I pass through New England on my way back and forth from Tx to Nova Scotia. I would love to win your pattern. I’ve been admiring it as it’s grown! Have a happy day! ~karen

  2. Love the Maine row. I wish I had joined the BOM when you started it, so if I won Dear Daughter I would have no excuse any more.

  3. What a wonderful block! You are right-take life as it comes & enjoy each day to the fullest-and of course, make many quilts! I would enjoy any of your giveaways-thank you, Susan

  4. What a wonderful row! My dear SIL is on her way to visit Maine right now, and they have an airstream! Thank you.

    P.S. I would love any of the prizes but I would choose the embroidery cd, I have so many quilts on my planning list I know better than to join another quilt along LOL, but I do love your Dear Daughter blocks, maybe some other time!

  5. The row is so stinkin’ cute. One of the cutest in the bunch. I am doing the Dear Daughter Quilt and love, love, love it. I would choose the embroidery CD. Thank you for this opportunity and your row.

  6. Love your row! Camping, quilting and a moose, hat more could you ask for. Would love the Dear Daughter QAL prize as my first choice. Thanks for the chance. Rina

  7. I must admit…this row speak to my heart! I love love love it! Your BOM looks fabulous. That would be my choice if I was lucky enough to win. But I’ve already won…I found a new blog that I just started to follow.;-)

  8. What a fabulous row! I love your fabricated Airstream. That is so neat – I’d love to live in it full time. =) Thanks for showing the details you did. You have a nice bullion stitch. I was going to investigate your BOM when I saw the post under this one, so that would be my choice, if I won, though any of the prizes are lovely. I don’t have an embroidery machine, though. I’m going to peruse your blog more now.

  9. What a nice row. The wool is something we don’t see often in a row along, but it looks great. I’d be happy to win any of the prizes, but the embroidery CD would be my first choice.

  10. This is such a wonderful row, makes me want to go camping again. I have fond memories of my childhood when we use to do that then into the early years of my marriage, heading out for the weekend just having some fun at the lake, and parks and staying overnight in the wilderness. So this row brings memories to all of us who love camping. Thank you for the great memory. I’m also really happy you joined us for The Road Home, as an admirer of your patterns and your previous botms, I was genuinely happy when you chose to join us for this fun event.

  11. Your Row is so much FUN! I’m soo ready to live in that camper. I love how the wool gives it a 3D quality.
    I would love the coloring book.
    Thank you so much for sharing your time and creativity with us.

  12. I love Dear Daughter BOM and your camper, link not working, will try to track it down. I have no daughter but several nieces that I love very much. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I signed up for your Blog, as I like your work!

  13. I love your block, applique just rocks. I would love Dear Daughter BOM Subscription crystalbluern at tds dot net

  14. Loved the embroidery touches you added to your block! A Tula Pink book would be lovely, too! (lynnstck(at)

  15. Love your row. I visited Maine many years ago on my honeymoon. Would like to return some day.The Dear daughter QAL looks very interesting. I would love to win a subscription. I live in Lansing MI.

  16. I have a good friend who has a trailer similar to the one in your row. I may have to make this for her. Would love to win the embroidery CD. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Oh my goodness! What a delightful whimsical colorful quilt! I love it! And thanks for the chance to win the coloring book!

  18. What a wonderful row. I love all the details you put into your row. Hand embroidery is a special touch that adds tons to a design. The camper has so many details, it looks as though you might be able to ‘live’ there!! I love Tula Pink, too and would love to win the coloring book.

  19. You are a new blogger to me and I knew nothing about the QAL.(I’m now following you with Feedly. I would love to win a subscription to the Dear Daughter Quilt A Long. Thanks for sharing your wonderful row.

  20. I love Maine. My hubby and I too a trip to Maine many moons ago. Mostly in SE Maine. I would really like to visit the state again. I like the way you depicted the state in your row. I would love to win the Dear Daughter QAL.

  21. The coloring book would be an awesome gift for 14 year old granddaughter! When I think of Maine, I think of trees, fishing, and insect repellent–lol, probably comes from reading certain mysteries. The use of wool for the applique is a great idea! Thanks!

  22. What a cool row! Love the way it flows. I’ve visited Maine once, many, many years ago and found it to be a very beautiful area. I do have an embroidery machine and love the Anita Good designs. You make it very hard to choose as yours Dear Daughter QAL looks intriguing. Should I be a winner, I’ll let you surprise me as I would be happy with any of the offerings. Thanks so much for sharing your delightful row. All the designers are so talented. This will be one interesting quilt when completed.

  23. Oh, my goodness, Sherri! What a wonderful depiction of that Airstream camper. Such an adorable design all around – I agree, the way life should be! So clever, you definitely have a knack. Thanks for the free pattern!

  24. I absolutely LOVE your row! I’ve been looking for a camper with a quilt on the clothesline just like this forever! I would love to win either the Tula Pink coloring book as I color most evenings, but I am really loving your quilt along, I love sayings like these, and it’s absolutely gorgeous! Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

  25. A chance to win a subscription to your BOM–wow! That would be my lucky, lucky day! I adore the message of each month and would be thrilled to make a quilt of my own, to share with a special someone.

  26. Love the camper row; it just may up in our grand kiddo guest room as it has a camping theme! I’d love to win any of those great prizes. I’m trying to get going on machine embroidery, so the CD would be wonderful!

  27. What a beautiful row! Lots of awesome detail. I’d love to win your BOM. Actually I left a comment for you on your first post asking about your BOM.

    Thanks for a chance to win. Fingers crossed ;-D


  28. What a gorgeous row! Would love to win Tula’s coloring book.

    Thanks for a chance to win.


  29. Cute row. It helps me imagine cool, clean air! I would love to have a copy of the Anita Gooddesign CD. If not then the Daughter Row Along Subscription. thank you for this opportunity!

  30. I would love a subscription to the my Dear Daughter Quilt A Long! An amazing group of blocks that I would love to make for my one and only niece! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

  31. I love love love your Dear Daughter quilt. It made me subscribe to your blog. I love the bright colors. This road home panel is absolutely gorgeous too.

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