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Monday, August 22, 2022

See Ya Later Alligator Blog Hop

 It's my day for the "See Ya Later, Alligator" blog hop.

I want to start off by thanking Carla for hosting this silly fun hop. I love how these hops, make us put on our thinking caps.

Pack up the truck and lets go fabric shopping, that's how I say "See Ya Later".

Remember the Row by Row Experience? I got a little crazy and said "See Ya Later, Alligator" more than once, then headed out to buy more fabric than I will use in this lifetime. LOL!!
It was such a fun time, though. I was able to talk my youngest into going with me for a few days, and we tripped all over state. Quilt stores are not his favorite, so we made a deal, I stopped at microbreweries for him and he would quilt shop with me. We stopped along the way and did some sightseeing, too. 
The Prison museum was one of those, you have got to be kidding me places, but I have to say it was fascinating. Who knew? 
We even spent the night at a hotel that John Wayne used to stay at, all the time.
 We broke down on top of a mountain pass on one of our adventures.
Oh those were the days!
Getting back on track here...

Still being a little bit in that UFO mode from last month, I found patterns that I had never stitched, from the "On the Go", Row by Row Experience in 2017. After managing to collect quite a few license plates, these patterns were a must. 

It was easy to combine the two. I started with the "License to Travel" pieced block and then adjusted the truck block size to match up. It was a bonus, to have enough of the "On the Go" fabric in my stash.

Digging a little deeper into my "UFO's" in my sewing room, I found 3 rows that had been fused, but never stitched. What better time to finish them up. I sashed them with a variety of black scraps for the backing.

You can choose any mode of escape to "See Ya Later"...

be it Space...

Hot Air Balloon...

or out in the Wilderness, in your Camper!

I think some of these may have been from an online Row Along. I'd love to tell you where for sure...but we had a little incident here, a couple of weeks ago. Papa let someone pound on my computer while it was on, and I lost about 8 years worth of quilt patterns I had saved. They are gone...nothing in the recycle and for some reason, they did not upload into Microsofts One Drive, that I pay for yearly.
 So I can't really say for sure and I have no idea where the paper patterns disappeared to in my sewing room. That's another project I need to tackle, some day. :-)

What's your favorite way to "See Ya Later Alligator? How about surfing?
It's the best...You can surf right on over and visit my fellow bloggers today and check out their fun projects and never have to get out of your chair.

We all love your comments, so please share them with us!

Tuesday, August 23rd

MooseStashQuilting (your here)

For the full schedule, you can check out my previous post HERE.

Next month is Carol is hosting

The challenge is:
Use your favorite sewing tool to create a project. 
Tell us and show us why you love it.
Use rotary cutters, scissors, rippers, die cutters, etc. and show us what you made.

Email me if you want to add your name to the list.
Include your name, blog name, and blog URL.

October bring us
It's Halloween time, so just put on your witches hat and see what you come up with.
Be it creepy or treaty, we love it all!
You can email me with all your info 
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'


  1. Your row blocks are great! Giving us choices as to how to travel!!
    See ya later!

  2. Your quilt and blocks are super cute! Always so colorful too. My favorites are the outer space blocks. So sorry about your digital quilt patterns. Did you try your Recovery on the computer? This is why it is good to have a cloud or external storage space. I want to join in on the Gremlins, Goblins and Ghouls Blog Hop- will email you today.

  3. Well I can tell you one thing for sure Joan, the "Colorful Sky of New Mexico" hot air balloon row block was designed by me! In fact, ironically I just posted my finished row (never quilted it until recently) on my blog: https://patchouli-moon-studio.blogspot.com/2022/08/colorful-sky-of-new-mexico-hot-air.html It was a row quilt a lot of us joined in when Marion Pena (I might have her name wrong?) hosted doing it and we each created a row from the state we lived in. Carol did a Las Vegas one. I love how colorful your hot air balloon row came out. So fun to see what others do with a pattern I designed. I like all your quilts Joan! So fun!

  4. Your quilt is just darling and so appropriate. I love all the other ones too. I lost a few years of patterns a while back but I keep telling myself that I made the ones I wanted to and don't have time for the rest! LOL I still say "ouch" sometimes, but it is okay. Loved your whole post.

  5. Love your projects, Joan! Wish I'd thought about doing something with those license plates--I have a stack of them too... Hate to hear that you lost all those quilt patterns--how frustrating! But now you get to start fresh and find some lovely new patterns. That can be a plus. :) Thanks for your lovely work! I'll email you about October's hop. I want in on it.

  6. Awwww, I love this. I have some of those license plates and need to do something like this. I also have my "Dodge City" row I did for the same hop that we made all those rows for. I need to stay in the UFO mode and get some of this done. Great job!!!!
    I'm so sorry about your loss of patterns. Technology is so great when it works and so lousy when it doesn't.
    Loved the story of your trip with your son... Travel memories are the best.

  7. Your combo travel quilt is wonderful! And the other rows are lovely too.

  8. Your state tripping shop hop sounds so fun! Your quilt is just plain fun and how great to use two patterns to make it and use up some UFO's in the process. I am just sick for you loosing all those patterns from your computer:(

  9. "See ya later, alligator" is my favorite way to say goodbye to the grands after they visit. I love seeing them come and just as glad when they leave!!! lol Your little old truck with the license plates is the best especially since you got to 'travel' collecting the plates at fabric stores. Wonderful.

  10. Good morning Joan. Thank you for such a lovely spot of colour and fun for this hop. That hot air balloon row made me dream of places to go and the wind in my wings(or beneath my broom), depending on the month

  11. Not only a fun quilt for the Hop, but revisiting good memories as well! Bummer about losing the patterns, though!

  12. Adorable projects, and good for you finishing up some UFO's! Love the hot air balloon row and the camping one. Great work!

  13. Surfing the blog hop is a much better way to travel than being on water. I'd never get anywhere on a surfboard and a shark would probably eat me. I had a couple of those license plates, but not enough to make a quilt as cute as yours. I love the trucks with the plates! After all your work on the rows, it's good you finally put them in a quilt. They look fabulous!

  14. I was stumped by this one, but I do have a license plate I was thinking of using for something and now you have given me oodles of ideas! Fun little side trip too, and I like that you both had something to keep your interest - quilts and beer. It would be the same with my son or husband!

  15. Great ideas! I have quite a hefty stash of adorable quilty license plates. And I have yet to actually finish any of the Row by Row kits I collected. Love your finishes!

  16. What a fabulous finish AND using some UFO's! Perfect for this hop.

  17. These quilts are awesome and your son gets credit for going shop hopping with you. The breweries are a good way to entice someone to go. My problem with downloaded patterns is that I never even remember that I have them. It's a shame that they are lost, though.

  18. You had me at "quilt shops", but the microbreweries sound good too. One tends to work up a thirst while shopping! ;o) Love your projects!

  19. You certainly thought "outside the square" on this hop. Great ways to travel.

  20. Lots of great projects there. That sounds like the perfect adventure with your boy.

  21. Your trip sounds like quite an adventure. Love your projects. Great use of those license plates.

  22. I loved your traveling quilt using the Row by Row license plates. I have so many row kits from Florida from my travels over the years. It make a nice memory quilt to Seams to be Sew gal that ran the row by row hops

  23. Absolutely love the license plate quilt! Where did you find all those plates? They are awesome. All your other quilt projects are great, too. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity! Looks like you had a wonderful time on your trip. Breweries and quilts shops -- a good match!

  24. Cool Quilt! Love the license plates! Your row by row projects are just as fun!

  25. Oh wow, love the license plate quilt!! So unique and fun! xx

  26. I love all the ways you have found to say See You Later!!! I think more ballooning should be happening as part of it.
    And how about you being able to talk your son into going on a quilt road trip. Looks like a lot of fun with all the different directions it too.
    Can't believe you have lost all those patterns!!! That is such a shame.
    I am also impressed that you are still digging u UFOs to finish. Wow!
    (Karen, Sunburnt Quilts.)

  27. Love the truck and license plate quilt. I love anything trucks. I love your bribery. I do the same but it's wineries for my daughter then she won't turn down brewery either. LOL


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