Of course with any holiday, I was anxious to visit as many quilt shops as I could find and lucky for me, I found a couple each stop on the Cruise in Alaska.
I thought what a wonderful way to remember the holiday by buying some material which highlighted the animals found in that part of the world; Moose, Wolves, Bears, Eagles etc...
I came home and stashed my material and forgot all about it (probably got lost in my sewing room).
This winter which has been rather colder than usual, Mr H asked for a quilt so the dogs would sit on his lap. What a perfect 'man quilt' my Alaskan material has made:
I had purchased panels of animals and also some coordinating brown and blue material.
All I had to do was add the black borders and a few flying geese for colour and there you have it.
Very simple and quick to assemble and I even did the quilting myself (I'm getting braver)
I can even say we saw some of these animals in the wild, brown bears running alongside the train into Jasper, a Moose (minus the antlers) in Banff, lots of birds everywhere but no Wolves!!
Mr H and the dogs, are very happy and there's more room in my sewing room for the next addition of material - everyone's happy :)