I do not generally participate in the Row by Row experience, but I am on the email mailing lists for the quilt shops in my metro area so I see their rows each summer. The 2016 theme was "Home Sweet Home." One of my local shops designed a row that highlighted North Carolina and included the state outline with a heart cutout in our area, plus the state bird (cardinal) and state flower (dogwood).
|Row from Sew Much Fun, Lowell, NC|
Since mine was going to be a stand-alone wall hanging instead of a row in a bigger quilt, I didn't make the log cabin blocks. I cut out a background and layered it with batting and backing, then quilted a 2" diagonal grid. (I thought I took a picture of this part, but I can't find it.) Then I laid out the applique shapes and used a satin stitch to secure them, so that acted as additional quilting. Here is my finished mini quilt:
It finished at 9 1/2" x 26". I believe this is my 4th quilt that featurs dogwoods in some way. It's a kit so I'm not sure of the fabrics, but Sew Much Fun sells mostly Moda so I suspect most are Bella Solids. The dogwoods have a tiny pattern and might be grunge or something similar. The binding is Kona Pepper, leftover from Here, Fishy Fishy.
|Close-up of North Carolina Applique|