2007 Row By Row BOM project

I decided we needed a project for 2007, so started a Row by Row quilt. I decided to let you decide which size quilt you wanted to make, and offered blocks that were 6 1/2 inches and 12 1/2 inches unfinished.

Now we could have made our row by row a themed quilt, but I decided to just use blocks, either new to Delaware Quilts or ones that were already in the BOM collection. Since you were making your own row by row, you got to chose how you wanted yours to look. And there are certainly plenty of blocks here to choose from if you didn't like what I used for my rows.

I used the same fabrics in each row, which gave the quilt a uniform look. I used Batiks from my stash which were all lighter in color, I was sort of going for a baby quilt look. My quilt was made using 6 1/2 inch blocks, and I have 6 blocks in each row. The quilt is 7 rows long and the center finished about 36 by 42 inches. When looking for border, backing and binding fabrics I found what you see here, which to me matched perfectly, and complimented what I used in the center. I used six different fabrics in my center, with all blocks having a common background.

My quilter did an excellent job in finishing the quilt when she stippled all the background, which made the patterns stand out. I wasn’t 100% happy with the quilt until she finished quilting it, and now I love it.

My yardage requirements were:
Background - 1 1/8 yards
Lightest - 1/4
Second light - 1/2
Medium light - 3/8
Medium dark - 3/4
Dark - 1/8

(If I was making the 12 1/2 inch blocks
my yardage requirements would be:
Background - 3 1/2 yards
Lightest - 3/4
Second light - 1 1/2
Medium light - 1 1/4
Medium dark - 2
Dark - 1/4
The center would finish about 72 by 84 inches)


Row By Row blocks:
Block one - Row One, January 2007 - Chevron
Block two - Row Seven, February 2007 - Patience Corners
Block three - Row Six, March 2007 - Clay's Choice
Block four - Row Five, April 2007 - Colorado Quilt
Block five - Row three, May 2007 - Mosaic
Block six - Row Two, June 2007 - Shooting Star
Block seven - Row Four, July 2007 - Sawtooth Star 12 1/2 inches and 6 1/2 inches

Here are EQ diagrams of two ways you can set your Row By Row, my favorite is on the left.

Setting one, my favorite

Another setting, with two rows of mixed blocks

Kathy in Michigan asked me how I thought
this quilt would look in red white and blue.
I think it would look super!

And April said she was making her Row
by Row in Holiday prints, which will also
look lovely.

I would love to see some of your finished row by rows if you would like to share photos, you may email them to me. I hope you've enjoyed this project as much as I have.

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Updated December 10, 2007