The Road Home Row Along….Last Day….My Day


Organized by Marian of Seams To Be Sew and Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy, this hop was open internationally so we have bloggers/designers from Washington to Africa. Twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) a 4-5 designers will share their row and will have it available for free as a download on their blog. There will also be give-a-ways as well.

You will need to visit each blog on their designated day to receive the download and to enter the give-a-ways. The downloadable patterns for each row will be available for free till the end of the hop. After that it is up to each designer to decide if they will charge for their pattern or not. So be share to visit everyone during the hop not only to download the rows but to enter the give-a-ways as well. Don’t miss Marian at Seams To Be Sew for there will be a give-a-ways each day of the hop also.

There are some awesome sponsors during the hop.

Anita Goodesign


Barbara Dieges

Bats In The Attic

Busy Hands Quilts

Calibre Art

Connect The Blocks

Electric Quilt

Kathy McNeil Art Quilts

Martelli Notions

Nancy Notions

Northcott Fabrics


P&B Textiles

Quilters Dream

Red Rooster Fabrics

Robert Kaufman


The Fat Quarter Shop


The road home for me is Oklahoma. I grew up in the northeastern corner known as Green Country.

When people think of Oklahoma, they usually think of the song Oklahoma where the wind is sweeping down the plain. For that reason, my Oklahoma state applique is golden and I placed Mistletoe in the center for it is our state flower.

The northeastern corner of Oklahoma can be a surprise to those who have never traveled through. It’s a very beautiful area filled with small mountains (yes, us Okies call them mountains :)) lakes and lots of trees. Fishing and camping is how a lot of Okies (and travelers) spend their summers. So, I showed that in my row. But there is so much more to Oklahoma. I couldn’t put it all in my row so I focused on the things that were special to me growing up.

A big part of Oklahoma that no one can escape is Oklahoma is Native country.

I myself am Cherokee and have ancestors who came to Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears. I love being Cherokee. 

In case you’re were wondering what the wording on my block is, it’s Cherokee. The English way to write it is Osiyo. It means hello in Cherokee.

The northeastern corner is home to the Cherokee Nation. The nation has a wonderful TV show called OsiyoTV. This video shows you Diligwa. A representation of a Cherokee village.

No teepees! Ha!

I hope enjoyed your visit today and all the videos.

Here is my row stitched out.

 For today’s give way click on the pics and they will take you to there.

Giveaway Closed



Today’s Bloggers

42 thoughts on “The Road Home Row Along….Last Day….My Day

  1. I’m sorry I didn’t get here until today, I did come the first day, but didn’t get a chance to get back her when post was up. I just wanted to say I like your row, and that I felt it represented the state of Oklahoma very well. Loved reading about the Cherokee, it’s the one Indian tribe history that I feel “close” to just because of it’s history we have learned in school.

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  2. All I know about Oiklahoma was my friend drove there for medical school and came home after the first hurricane alarm. She was very frightened. Your block, however, is inviting. I look forward to using it. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. What a wonderful Row. And a great story! Having grown up next door in Kansas, I remember many trips to OK. It wasn’t until adulthood that I realized how green it is. Your row captured your heritage and all that makes Oklahoma truly OK.

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  4. When my parents lived in a senior apartment complex, there was a gentleman there named Roy who was from OK. He loved to tell me about his childhood there, and how green and beautiful it was. When I had the opportunity to drive from CA to GA and went through N.E Oklahoma, I saw for myself that Oklahoma wasn’t the flat, dusty place I’d always imagined it to be, but was instead the verdant place Roy had been telling me about. It was so much fun to go home and tell Roy that I, too, had fallen a little bit in love with his home state.

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  5. thanks for sharing! i sure love hearing stories and inspiration behind quilts. i wish i could travel more in person, and hopping along gives me more ideas of places that i want to go!

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  6. How fun! I’ve never visited Oklahoma, thanks for the tour of your home! Those videos are great, and yes, I sang along! Love your row with all the special details and embroidery. Thank you for the free pattern, it’s beautiful! And I had to learn how to say thank you in Cherokee – ᏩᏙ Wado!

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  7. Osiyo, blogging friend. Thank you for the row pattern but also the history lesson via video. Even though the Trail of Tears makes me sad, I’m so glad the Cherokee have made their new home their own and embraced Oklahoma.

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  8. Awesome! Love your row! My Dad was born in Oklahoma and my Mom and sister live in Tahlequah, OK. I’ve visited a few times and it does get hot in the summer! We also have Cherokee blood in our family. My kids danced in pow-wows when they were younger, a fancy shawl dancer and a grass dancer. Thanks for sharing your row with us, super job!

    Thanks for a chance to win.


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  9. Osiyo! Wonderful row! I really enjoyed the videos and info on the history and culture of Oklahoma. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. this is a lovely row. thanks for sharing. I love the little monster icons, LOL thanks for sharing all this wonderful history

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  11. Something else we share. =) You put a lot of good information in this post. I actually hadn’t realized that Tellico, which isn’t that far from me, has a Cherokee history, though I did know this area was a home to Cherokee. Great row, thank you for including so many things that were/are important to you.

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  12. Very nice row. I’ve been to Oklahoma and visited the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah. I would love to visit again and spend more time seeing the area. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful row and all the videos of your culture. I enjoyed it so much. I have been researching my family history and have learned that my great-great grandfather is full blooded Cherokee. I am really very interested in learning everything I can about his people but It has been very hard to find any info that pertains to him. I would love to know what tribe he was from and what his Indian name was. Thank again for sharing.

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