This pattern is from our first summer participating in the Row by Row Experience and we wanted to celebrate our home, Louisville, KY. When we began to brainstorm about this row, we had no idea that the world was about to lose a revered person. Louisville’s native son, Muhammad Ali died on June 3. The butterfly, the bee, and the pink house were included as references to him because we wanted to recognize the contributions he made directly and indirectly to our culturally vibrant city. He will be missed. As he famously said, “Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee.” Our little butterfly and bee are holding up a clothesline with mini whole cloth quilts as they float over the Ohio River. His childhood home was pink, just like the house you’ll find in our row! The three roses represent the Kentucky Derby which is the first leg of the Triple Crown. The whole row is flanked by two sternwheeler blocks representing the paddle wheels on the steamboats that travel up and down the river including the Belle of Louisville.
Our row was designed by Elizabeth Kodner. See more of her work at MaplehurstQuiltCo.com