Color Carnival Row-Along: Row 6, The Monorail and Row 7, The Swing Tower

teri • September 09, 2014 • 11 Comments

Well Q-Bies, this Carnival has been colorful indeed. Flitting from ride to ride like a little kid, a squeal of delight here…a scream of fright there. The midway fun is ending, though, with our last two installments in the Row-Along. We hope you’re enjoying stitching up this energetic design by GenQ staffer Michelle Freedman.  And we’re looking forward to seeing some of your renditions. Just post a pic of your version on our Facebook page!

Here are the links to the final two rows:

Row 6,  The Monorail

Row 7,  The Swing Tower

Missed earlier rows? Visit here for Row 5, Row 4, Row 3, Row 2 and Row 1!

A souvenir, perhaps?

No good carnival is complete without a wee bit of confetti being dropped from the heavens! We’re giving away not one but two towers of Confetti Dots by Dear Stella.  Leave a comment on this post no later than Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, telling us your favorite carnival experience.

Confetti Dots by Dear Stella

Ready for a reminder of how cool this quilt is? Check out the Carnival Barker (Michelle, far left) and her cast of carnies–-Scott Hansen, Tracy Mooney (far right) and Bev Mabry.

Color Carnival by Michelle Freedman

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  • floribunda • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #1

    my favorite carnival ride is bumper cars, but my most memorable experience was riding the Wild Mouse roller coaster at Santa Cruz Boardwalk (I know, not really a “carnival”) all by myself one evening when I was 8 years old and without a seatbelt. No one from my family would come with me — a bunch of chickens! — and in my memory, I was the only one on the ride at the time. That was also my LAST roller coaster ride…

  • Nicole H. • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #2

    I *LOVE* the ride that is a swing that goes up up up and then around, and then TIPS back and forth as well. My kids are little so I am looking forward to the day they’re both tall enough to come with me.

    And my most memorable experience: being literally the only one on a ride, and one of maybe six people in an entire amusement park.

  • Mona Kuntz • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #3

    My favorite carnival experience? Riding the rollercoaster with my then-6-yr-old son, Franklin! Mr. Reserved, is what I like to call him. He was such a scared little boy when we started off, but by the time we ended the ride, he was screaming like a banshee!! He had so much fun! We rode that rollercoaster five more times, and each time, he was just a little scared, but he kept getting braver and braver.

    Color Carnival Row-along looks to be a bit like that rollercoaster ride — with some patterns much easier than others, but at the end my family will be screaming with joy too. Plus those Confetti Dots are fabulous!! I want some!

  • Janie • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #4

    It is the food! Ha isn’t that terrible, but its the truth.

  • Sara • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #5

    Beautiful quilt!!

  • Lisa E • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #6

    The quilt is beautiful. I love carnivals. My favorite memory is trying to win at the games of chance. I was never very successful, but I enjoyed trying.

  • Christina H. • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #7

    My favorite carnival memory is riding the Ferris wheel with my Dad. As a kid the nights at the local carnival where never complete until we took that ride. I miss him every day! The quilt is beautiful, thanks for the opportunity to win a great fabric bundle!

  • Pam Raby • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #8

    I love carousels, roller coasters and ferris wheels. Rides that go round and round fast make me sick so I go with the slow ones … ha! Except for roller coasters … the faster and higher the better!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the Carnival Quilt! Congrats to Michelle and Rachel!

  • Elizabeth McDonald • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #9

    My favorite carnival experience would probably be attending the NY State Fair for a number of years and participating in their craft village. Our favorite treat was to walk the midway, all five of us, and taste all of the fabulous carnival food!

  • Lizzie • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #10

    Wow! Okay, well I’ve never been much of a carnival rider till I had kids. One year, there was such a miserable traveling carnies show in our town (rain, mud, drunk ride runners) that we decided to take the kids to the big tivoli in a city, miles and miles away. After driving 8 hours, we set up tent outside the fair and opened the place. I went on the roller coaster for the first time in my life, to give my daughter company, and she made me not scared! We ended up closing the place! I’m in Sweden, willing to pay shipping.

  • Roxana Whitner • 6 years ago
    COMMENT #11

    What happened to Row 5 of the Color Carnival Row-along? I can’t get that page to open.

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