Saturday, June 16, 2012

Alaska Summer

Summer in Alaska. Also known as construction season, tourist season, fishing season...the list can go on and on.

So far for us it's been characterized by visiting family, hiking, and (for me) sewing! The weather hasn't been quite as good as we'd hoped, but there is no snow and I am content with that. I have been remiss in keeping up with my posts, so here's some collage's that I've put together with photos that I had intended to blog about :) 

Lots of family fun!

Loved our Visit with Grandpa Wes! 

 As far as sewing goes I wish I have been getting in a little time everyday, but it's been getting done more in obsessive spurts. I got a quilt top done that I have been wanting to work on for a long time. At the shop they had put the bloomington quilt together as a kit (exactly as pictured on the pattern), I had loved it at first sight and knew that I wanted to make it for my momma. However I had so many projects going at the time and wanted to wait to purchase. Of course that meant that the kit came and went. Luckily last fall, we got in the lovely arching fabric pictured below and my mind turned to that pattern once again. I purchased the border fabric and the pattern and it wasn't until two months ago that I picked out the rest of the fabric. It was a fun quilt to piece and used some techniques that I hadn't done before. I am putting a brown minky fabric on the back and hope to get it quilted sometime this next week. I am going to try and free motion quilt it using the pattern shown inside the pattern. We'll see how it goes. :)
Bloomington Quilt all cut out

Close Up

I love the borders! I know it's going to look great in my Mom's house.

The boys had been dropping me off at work and I invited them in to pick out fabric for pillowcases. It was fun to see what they picked (They each picked fabric that I would not have expected!) and fun to get a project done so quickly! If you haven't made a pillowcase before they are so fun and quick.

My next quilt that I am hoping to get to very soon!! It's going to be a wedding gift :)

1 comment:

  1. Ohh I love all the pictures! You guys have been getting out a lot as a family, I'm a little jealous :P. Love the quilts too, can't wait to see how the quilting turns out on that one!

    Oh and PS love the new header!