Well, there are some wonderful quilt shops up there. I had
Here is a peek into 'The Silver Thimble' in Ketchikan! Beatriz has two of the most fantastic quilt shops right next door to each other. This shop is where I bought the fabric for the quilt I have finished for today's post. You can see the finished 'kit' quilt, " I Spy Alaska - With A Twist ", that I purchased at 'Rushin' Tailor's Quilt Alaska' shop in Skagway....here!
This is 'practice' quilting that I did on this quilt! There are a lot of biased seams, so I didn't get to quilt this quite the way I had planned. The fabrics for the top are "Trails End" by Holly Taylor for Moda.
I took the easy way out, and machine bound this quilt! The backing fabric is "Afternoon Splendor" by Beryl Peters for P & B Textiles.
I even did some FM lettering! So much fun...there's no need for a label now!
I had so much fun at H & E Nursery in nearby Clovis, Ca. Their displays were so colorful. I could have stayed there for hours shooting photos. I got there only 5 minutes before they closed!! They were nice enough to let me come in for some quick pics!
It finished out at 55x71. She's a little wonky, but those pesky biased seems were difficult to work with. I guess it is a cross between modern and traditional styles.
OK....OK....this one was taken in my front yard. Yes, that is a dead rose over on the left, but I liked the way the quilt looked in this picture! You can really get a feel for the quilting.
I hope that you will have the opportunity to visit Alaska someday, if you haven't already. It is truly God's country up there! This was our third trip, and it never gets old. Thank you so much for sharing in these great memories with me. If you were going to Alaska next summer....what would be the one thing you'd just HAVE to do/see? If you've already been there, what was one thing you just loved?
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