Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Welcome to RUSH HOUR...My Day


Hello! 
Welcome to Day 3 of 
The RUSH HOUR Blog Hop!

And 
MY 16th Anniversary 
to my sweet man!

Sew...
Thank you for stopping by today...
Shall we get started?

So...when I think of Rush Hour...I think of TIME...
My commute in the mornings can be
a smooth 20 minutes...
or if it is raining...
A HOT 75 minutes...
Sew...it's a love hate relationship for me 
with time..

I saw that photo above that I took in NYC a few 
years back when I thought about what I would
do for this hop and with this fabric...



It's all about time...and rushing...and finding my way 
through a different route when my usual freeway is
at a stand-still. So, I reflected that in my little quilt.




In this quilt as you go quilt...each block boasts of a different
free-motion quilting pattern...




The middle of my little "clocks" boasts of how I get lost
when trying to navigate around all that traffic...
Sometimes it's fun, sometimes it's CRAZY!


The back is a road map all it's own...with a few road signs
along the way...
And don't miss my little cushion...that's my car seat! 
When I jump in my little Fiat every morning, I throw my purse
in, followed by setting my coffee down..
and then putting my morning papers in a seat..
So all those words seemed fitting...on a sweet cushion!


Can you see it? That little ruffle was a perfect set of 
Road lines...You know you have to stay inside the lines
when you drive!!!!!


And when I am lucky...all the clocks sync-up and I 
can arrive on-time! The world is in perfect order 
and I am a very happy commuter!


And the entire day follows suit with
calm...awwhhh... I really PRAY 
for those days!!!


And that's how it will start for me..
Each day, in this little place...
with a wee little light on, a comfy
pillow, my little quilt and my favorite
line in my favorite song... right above me
to remind me how the day, no matter
what the commute is like...
When it starts with Him,
It's gonna be a GREAT RIDE!


Please join all these other talented ladies today...
They have worked hard and 
brought their creative BEST 
to the table...

Thursday, September 25


have been so AWESOME!!!
Thank you both for all you did to 
put this together for all of us!

And oh...this adorable fabric...
Rush Hour Fabrics by Studio E 
I can honestly say...
It has been a pleasure!


64 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt, love the stripe ruffle! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Oh Lana, I just love it. The circle mimicking the clock, brilliant! Love the little ruffle around the edge as well, and your setting area is such a great place to begin your morning.

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    1. And Happy sweet 16 to you and yours!!

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  3. Lovely! I just love the circles...I seem to spend my day running around in circles so it's very relatable! Beth @ Words & Stitches, pbstrand@msn.com (And Happy Anniverary!)

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  4. What a great photo for inspiration for this quilt and you did it brilliantly! And gorgeous photos to show it off.

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  5. Happy Anniversary!! Your pattern, your quilting, your ruffles, your details, and even the back of your quilt is WOW. Love it.

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  6. Love your quilt, it's so pretty.

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  7. A lovely quilt, and a Happy Anniversary !

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  8. Happy anniversary! Have a party today (I am, it is my birthday today). Your quilt is really sweet! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Your quilt is lovely, Lana. I love you have put a frill around it. Happy anniversary to you and your husband. Hugs, Christine

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  10. There is no doubt about it....this throw/quilt is beautiful....add the ruffles and the unique design and it has the exact opposite effect of rush...it is very calming and striking....happy anniversary what a sweet day this will be for you...wink..

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  11. What a wonderful quilt you made. I love it. Happy Anniversary too.

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  12. Happy anniversary to you and your hubby! Love your quilt! The ruffle is the perfect finishing touch!

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  13. Beautiful quilt, love the ruffle! Happy Anniversary to you too! Thanks for sharing...oh and that is one of my favourite songs to sing too!

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  14. What a beautiful and clever quilt. The road lines-ruffle is wonderful. Happy Anniversary!

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  15. a very Happy Anniversary Lana!!! Love your quilt...so colorful and suitable !!!

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  16. Oh my gosh, is that just the cutest darn quilt! What a wonderful design you've come up with. Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many more happy ones to come!

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  17. This is SEW cute! What a good way to show off the fabric!

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  18. Your quilt is gorgeous, Lana! Wow! Perfect for rush hour or any other time!

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  19. Stupendous job! I love all of your free motion work. I hope to do that someday. I love the ruffle idea too!

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  20. That quilt is just stunning with all the circles and quilting...love it! The pillow is just a little icing on the cake and the ruffles throw both projects over the top. Sweet!

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  21. Happy anniversary to both of you!

    I love your little quilt. The concept is perfect for this hop and your quilting depicts the rush we all feel so often. Black and white stripes??? .....so THAT is what we are suppose to stay between when we drive????? Very clever idea.

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  22. What a great post, your story telling skills it right up there with you quilting. I love how you explain your day with this quilt. Great work.

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  23. Wow Lana! I love this quilt - so very beautiful. And I especially love the car pillow! I have terrible sciatic nerve issues and riding in a car is sometimes challenging. A pillow like this would be so helpful...the one I'm using is, shall we say, a bit ugly. :) blessings, marlene

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  24. Happy anniversary, that is a very pretty quilt :)

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  25. Great quilt....love the circles and all of the different quilting lines! Happy 16th too!

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  26. I love how you put so much thought and meaning into each aspect of your quilt. Visually those circles are so pretty and I have to agree you created a very calming quilt.. Happy anniversary.

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  27. What a beautiful quilt. I love the ruffle and circles. You color combinations is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Happy Anniversary and congratulations on being a pick of the day. I like the way you showcased your quilt.

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  29. Happy Anniversary! I like your quilted project and the photo of the clocks that inspired it!

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  30. Congrats on being featured on Madame Samm's blog.

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  31. Happy Anniversary! These are wonderful projects and I love the circles. You did a fantastic job on the quilting and I really enjoy the back side.. Thanks for sharing your creations today and congratulations for being a featured project. :-)

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  32. Happy Anniversary. Your quilt and cushion are fabulous for rush hour traveling. Thank you sew very much for sharing and hopping. Creative Rush Hour Bliss...

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  33. Beautiful quilt and fun story to go with. :)

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  34. absolutely wonderful. so very pretty and I love how you used the different FMQ for the different clocks. Yup when we start our day with Jesus the days mood has been set and what a difference it makes. thanks for sharing. quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  35. I thoroughly enjoyed your post! Your quilt is such a cutie and the seat cushion is perfect. I almost didn't recognize that fabric the print is so small. Good use of that paerticular pattern. I've struggled as to how to use it properly. And I SEW agree with you GIVE ME JESUS...I can hear the singer's voice but the name escapes me??? I hate when I do that! It is a beautiful song and lyrics.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane Hillis

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  36. OOPS, do you know your word ID is ON??? I had to have Marlene tell me before I realized mine was on because you can't see it on your own blog, just those who reply. Samm can tell you how to turn it off if you need help.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  37. Thank you for sharing the story of your quilt. It is really lovely. Happy Anniversary

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  38. Happy Anniversary!!! Your quilt is adorable - perfect for your little settee!! The cute back and ruffle just set it off to a T!

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  39. Love your quilt! The rickrack and ruffle are a very nice touch! Happy Anniversary!

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  40. Happy Anniversary, may you have many, many more. Your quilt is beautiful, the ruffle is so cute. And with stripes yet. Great job. I hope you had a wonderful day.

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  41. Your quilt is just tooo cute! I love the circles and the fact that you subdivided them to make good use of the fabrics. And that ruffle, it added the perfect touch to an adorable quilt.

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  42. The quilt is awesome, love the ruffle and rickrack. Good job! Happy Anniversary. Hope you had a fabulous day.

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  43. Your quilt is adorable with the ruffles and rickrack as a finishing touch. Just perfect. To be honest I can't remember seeing anything with these fabrics that I haven't liked. Your morning spot is the perfect lace to start our day with a cup of coffee and the Lord. Did you make your wall plaque? I would love to have one.

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  44. What a cool quilt! Not only the clock like shapes but the varied free motion quilting and that striped ruffle just takes it up another notch. THX for sharing with us today. Congrats on the pick too.

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  45. Great inspiration for your quilt. Lovely and the lace is a nice touch.

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  46. I am singing with you! As all your clocks sync all hemmed in with prayer ~ like your cushion cover! Fabulous ideas on this tour. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  47. Oooooh, sooo nice, I love the idea behind the quilt, the design is beautiful, the quilting is great and your pics are just just just PERFECT!

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  48. Too cute, especially the ruffle edge :)

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  49. This is so fantastic, and the striped ruffle totally finishes it perfectly!

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  50. Congratulations on your quilt being chosen. You deserve it. I love, love your quilt, and the ruffle sets it off perfectly. Great job.

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  51. This quilt is a perfect expression of the ideas you set forth to design. The ruffle enhances the theme. Congratulations on a beautiful quilt and setting to start your morning.

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  52. I love starting the day with Him too! Beautiful quilt, beautiful place and a beautiful way to start each day! Thanks for your VERY encouraging post! Bless you

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  53. I really enjoy that you made your quilt relate to your life so much, it's nice sometimes when there's a deeper connection to a piece of art. Thank you for sharing!
    ~Brandy

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  54. Your circle quilt is fantabulous! I love the ruffled edge and the back is just as lovely! Great way to use the fabric line!

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  55. That ruffle is perfect on that quilt. Love it! Thanks for showing additional design elements to spark our creativity.

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  56. What a pretty quilt Lana....I like the different quilting in each block.

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  57. I adore the ruffle! What a fabulous idea and one I've never seen before! So glamorous!

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