Saturday, March 12, 2011

Glacier Quilt

All done.  It measures about 4 feet by 6 feet which is what I was aiming for.  I wanted a nice little quilt- quickly made with the machine to cover myself up on the couch or cuddle with my girls on the couch.  Of course they are always kicking covers off not putting them on.

In the late 90's I went to Alaska.  I went with my brother and three of my cousins.  All of whom were not related as they were from both sides of our parents.  We rented a trailer to tool around in.  It was a great idea.  No need to set up hotels, other than our first night.  We just needed to find campgrounds which was pretty easy.  Of all the places we went I enjoyed Seward the most.  We took a boat ride and looked at the glaciers and by chance saw a whale up close.  It was a beautiful day, sunny and pleasant.  We watched the cabbing. So awesome.  So breath taking.  I can't say enough nice words about Alaska. I am quite sure that if I did not meet my husband I would have ended up living there for a while.

I have many fond memories of Alaska- bears, bald eagles (bald headed as my oldest daughter calls them- fondly after her Grandpa), glaciers, mountains, the top of Denali, lupines, the sea, seals, puffins, and just pristine beauty everywhere.

4 comments:

kat said...

Looks great & its exactly the size of most of the quilts I make. Perfect for hanging out on the couch.

We are heading to Alaska in Sept. We're doing a cruise with both our parents. Looking forward to it.

sandy outworldarts spartasoap said...

This is beautiful!

Katherine said...

Gorgeous! I just love all those blues and the random pieced blocks, Lori. This is going to be a wonderful reminder of Alaska and a great quilt to snuggle under.

Kathleen said...

beautiful work!