Thursday, October 6, 2016

Patriotism & Poppies

Finally!
Today is my day.

We are nearing the very end of
The Road Home Row Along.

I hope you have enjoyed travelin
 the world and collecting Rows.
A special thank you to
Marian @ Seams to be Sew and
Every one stand up and give them
a great big round of applause!

I am in the Mojave Desert,
more specifically the Antelope Valley.
I suppose you are expecting an antelope.
Well, rumor has it they used to exist here.
Although I have never seen an antelope in this valley.

I have seen poppies!
Lots and lots of poppies!

Maybe we should have been called
Poppy Valley.
We do have the Poppy Reserve
about 15 miles from our home.


Those are my beautiful girls
(a few years back).

We also have Edwards Air Force Base
and Plant 42.
Many aircraft have been built in our valley
(even the Space Shuttle).
Frequently there are fabulous planes in our sky.

It just so happens
that many years ago I worked for
Northrop Grumman, B2 Bomber Division.


That plane has a soft spot in my heart.
That is why I chose to share it on my Row.

So, let's get to the Row.

Here is Patriotism & Poppies.
I love hand applique.
So that is the technique I used,
but you may use for favorite technique
to complete this Row.
 Patriotism & Poppies


You can find the pattern on my
Craftsy Pattern Page too!
Just click on the digital image below
(by the way, I design in EQ7).


Do you want to see what else I create?
Click the Instructor link below:

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Good luck!
Hope you have enjoyed the entire Row along!

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Blog at you later,
Tiffany

55 comments:

JANET said...

I am from CA and have been through your area several times. Beautiful desert area.

Seacoast Quilter said...

Thank you for the nice row. I would love to see fields of poppies some time!

rosemaryschild said...

Love your idea-a great block! Thank you, Susan

Nancy said...

So nice to know the background on your block. I have seen red/orange poppies around us, but never yellow. Thank you.

Barb said...

I love poppies! Fields of them would be awesome.

Marcia F. said...

Beautiful block.

Susan said...

Tiffany - awesome row!

tac73 said...

Thank you for sharing your home. Would love to visit there.

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty field of poppies. 24Tangent@gmail.com

desertskyquilts said...

What a great row! I love anything the least patriotic, and this is so much more. Thanks for sharing your talent, and that photo of your girls. It's definitely a beautiful memory.

anna brown said...

Very very nice row tyty for your ideas.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I live in the Sonoran Desert in the winter but my summer home in ND has poppies...lots of red ones. It all started two years ago with one plant, then it made 6 plants last year and this year a whole garden 4 feet wide by 50 feet long came up in red poppies. I loved it! Next year my husband is thinking he won't have to mow the lawn.

Allison CB said...

Wow - really cool row - interesting story too!!

Susan said...

I have driven through the Mojave Desert a couple of times going to see my brother in CA and on the return trip. I never did see all the poppies, so I suspect I was either in the wrong area or there at the wrong time to see them. I think it would be fabulous to be there when they are in bloom.

Lori said...

what a lovely row. my son has made a model of this plane. I used to live in the Mojave desert in Apple Valley. thanks for sharing some of the history of the area. I love the poppy fields there. the rafflecopter for the batting does not seem to work. or is it just me? could be. LOL

Tiffany Hayes said...

Raffles are now fully working, had to iron out a small glitch.

Laurie Weimar said...

Patriotism and poppies, great name for your row. It fits it to a tee. Thanks for sharing!

Fran said...

I love your representation, a great way to tie in two very different themes, thank you.

Marti M said...

Thank you for the great row by row!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Excellent row!

Terri - Palm Bay, FL said...

I love your block and the tribute to patriotism. Thank you so much for a wonderful row, your creativity and for sharing your talents. God bless you.

Terri at the Drake's Nest in Palm Bay, Florida

Laura said...

Love your row! I graduated from Antelope Valley HS, and I well remember the space shuttle at Edwards AFB. I also remember the fields of CA poppies...very beautiful! Thanks for the memories!

wendy said...

Great row! Beautiful field of poppy's! Are all your poppy's that same color? Thanks for sharing about your home.

Calicojoan said...

What a great row. Looking forward to making it myself!

Westend Quilter said...

I love the balance in your row and how the sections relate to each other! Love the poppies too! Thanks, Lauren

Joyce Carter said...

Your row is very beautiful. Wow! The Desert is very different than what I imagined. I didn't know it held such pretty poppies. Thank you for sharing your row.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I love this row, being an air force brat, married to an ex airman, mother of a navy sailor vet, sister of a army veteran x 2, and many more. crystalbluern at tds dot net

Theresa said...

This is an awesome row! I look forward to stitching it!

Bonnie58 said...

i would love to visit your beautiful valley some day. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely row.

apple blossom said...

love your patriotic row. nice tribute.

Monica said...

Who would know that you find poppies in the desert. Great row. Thanks for sharing.

Sal said...

Here in Iowa the growing season is coming to a close. I'm busy putting my garden to bed and anxious to do more quilting.

sewlost said...

Love your row. Very clever

Melody Lutz said...

Very cool row!

GranChris said...

Wonderful row. You did an excellent job.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What an awesome row! I'd love to see a field of flowers like that. Beautiful! I love planes! My Dad was a pilot and instructor in the USAF and I worked for the airlines. My son is currently serving in the USMC so patriotism is also important to us. Thanks for sharing your row, great job!

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Vicki R said...

The first thing I like to do is view the row before I read the story. When I saw your row, I immediately knew it was the jet. You did a great job!

Toni Leggate said...

Thank you - I love the concept of your block and another interesting set of facts about America. You live in such an interesting and varied country.

Patty D from NC said...

Very nice row! those roses work well.

LJ said...

Beautiful row, beautiful girls, beautiful poppies, beautiful plane. You have given me a whole different idea/view of the Mojave Desert. Thank you so much for the wonderful row pattern.

Deonn said...

This is a great row, Tiffany! What a great way to wrap up our virtual tour around the world! So fun to learn about the Mojave from your viewpoint. Poppies! I love them! Thanks for the free pattern. Congratulations on your Craftsy class! I'll go and check it out.

Alice Ronne said...

Love your use of the Stealth bomber and the poppies! I live in Southern California and have been to the poppy reserve. Gorgeous row. akronne17@gmail.com

Lisa Marie said...

Very creative! Thanks for sharing.

OhioLori said...

Poppies are Amazing!!! I have red poppies here in summer...look like crepe paper! :) Love your Row too...so cool! Very Special!

Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :)

Rachell said...

I love it! i'm adding it to my Patriotic row quilt (i collected Patriotic rows during Row by Row Experience this year). i have lots of relatives in the military, and my dad was in the Air Force. My brother was born on base in Colorado Springs, and enlisted into the Air Force himself--he's now stationed at Hill Air Force Base here in Utah. i hope to make a Patriotic AF quilt for him!
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Carol S. said...

This is a great row...thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

As a native Californian, who finds herself living in the wet wilds of Oregon, I can't resist a quilt with poppies on it. Thank you so much for creating this! One of my earliest childhood memories is of poppies hanging overhead and falling to the ground. It seemed magical then.

Kat said...

My sister too worked on the B2 so when I see it I think of her. I'm going to make your row because I love it's theme and applique as well.

minibea12 said...

Love your patriotic row with pretty poppies!
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Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Great row!

Marian said...

I'm sorry I didn't get back here until today. I was sure I came by last Thursday, but with everything going on, it's possible I just didn't get back here. Either or, I'm so happy you participated in the Road Home Row Along with us. It is a sheer pleasure that your row is so wonderful and patriotic... I will definitely be making this row in the near future. I hope you had as much fun as we all did.

Janie said...

I love your row. it is so patriotic. Thank you for the inspiration.

Edie said...

What a unique row. The poppies remind me of my Grandmothers garden. raydeer@memlane.com

PK Sews said...

I've never been to your area. Thanks for the education and the eye candy! Beautiful!

Lace Faerie said...

I found you via Craftsy and am looking forward to exploring your blog!