Design Wall Monday – Wizard of Oz Row Quilt

When I lived in Pennsylvania I stitched with a group a ladies on the first and third Tues of the month. The Tuesday Quilters are a talented group of quilters who happen to love friendship block exchanges. I moved to Kansas in 2008 but the group has continued to include me in their assortment of exchanges. Most recently we did a row exchange. Each participant determined the theme for their quilt and made the starting row. The project rotated to a new quilter every 6 weeks or so. At each stop a new row was stitched and added to the box. The themes were varied: butterflies and blossoms, southwest, patriotic, coffee, baskets, stars, flower garden, at the beach, and from Kansas – The Wizard of Oz!

Wizard of Oz rows from Tuesday Quilters Row Exchange

Wizard of Oz rows from Tuesday Quilters Row Exchange

My completed rows arrived in the mail the other day (missing two rows but I am optimistic they will show up soon!)

I sent my starter row (on top in the picture) with a box of Wizard of Oz fabric and asked for whimsical. I thought it was easy! But, oh my! The complaining I heard! I even received a poem of complaint!

There once was a quilter named Roz  (actually Barb E.)

Who hailed from the land of Oz

Her row theme was a scream,

Which caused us to dream                    (more like nightmares -JUST KIDDING, really, it’s very cool.)

Therefore, giving us pause for the cause.

They may have whined and they may have fretted but I knew my friends would come through in the end. Just look at their clever work. (click on the image to enlarge)

Paper pieced by Janet. And she isn't a paper piecer so these witches are extra special!

Paper pieced by Janet. And she isn’t a paper piecer so these witches are extra special!

Dorothy and her shoes by Karen.

Dorothy and her shoes by Karen.

Paper pieced by Marylou, who is a paper piecer! Love the use of Dorothy's dress fabric!

Paper pieced by Marylou, who is a paper piecer! Love the use of Dorothy’s dress fabric!

Look at the cute little dog! Ginny's family owns apple orchards so I love that she featured these famous apple trees on her row!

Look at the cute little dog! Ginny’s family owns apple orchards so I love that she featured these famous apple trees on her row!

It's all about the shoes! Made by Judy.

Judy featured the yellow brick road and as we all know, it started with the shoes….

Judy appliqued that gorgeous rainbow and made the Emerald City really sparkle!

…and ended at the Emerald City. Judy appliqued that gorgeous rainbow and made the Emerald City really sparkle with fancy fabrics!

Thank you Tuesday Quilters! I love my rows!

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3 thoughts on “Design Wall Monday – Wizard of Oz Row Quilt

  1. Love this! I’m making my sister a Wizard of Oz themed quilt and wanted at least one paper-pieced block on hers, but I can’t find this theme anywhere! How might I find these? Where did your group get them? Thanks! 🙂

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