Tuesday, September 15, 2015

ALASKA QUILT

Last year Mr H and I ventured over to the USA and Canada.  After the 17 hour flight (its such a long way from Australia to anywhere!) we arrived in Vancouver, Canada.  We took a Scenic tour of the Rockies and then a Princess Cruise up to Alaska.

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 :)





9 comments:

Susan said...

What a great memory quilt.

Fiona said...

great idea to remember your holiday that way.. the quilt is lovely
Hugz

Helen said...

Wonderful quilt to remember your trip by.

Christine Barnsley said...

What a fabulous quilt Dawn and a lovely way to remember your trip. Great that you have a little space in your sewing room for more fabric too! What a lovely win-win situation!! Christine x

Debbie said...

Love it! I too, have made a quilt using this panel. It is very Alaskan. Good for you doing the quilting yourself!

Diane Sloan said...

Fantastic.....it's beautiful. The flying geese are really effective. How nice to have someone to appreciate your quilt.

Linda Rush said...

What a great man quilt! :) The flying geese and black really set it off.
Did the cruise to Alaska hug the coastline? Sounds like a wonderful trip.

Renee said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous quilt! The black sets off the panels so nicely.

shez said...

Hi Dawn ,wow this quilt is amazing,I love it,perfect for your hubby xx

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