Friday, July 12, 2013

When Life Gets Hectic, Take a Vacation

My husband and I spent most of June traveling and enjoying life.  We had a wonderful week of visiting with family and 2 weeks touring and cruising Alaska and the Yukon.  It was a dream vacation and if you haven't been, you need to start saving your pennies and go soon.  There is so much beauty and wonderful wildlife and landscape to see.  The towns and cities are all so diverse and the history is fascinating, too.  I won't bore you with all my vacation pictures, but I will show you these.

 Ketchikan, AK
 Skagway, AK
Anchorage, AK

These are my treasures that I found in the 4 quilt stores that I visited.  They all feature lots and lots of batiks and carry wildlife designs that are unique to the area.  I tried to get different animals on each piece of fabric.  I also found two fabulous patterns.  Unfortunately I found the large bed size pattern at the last store and had already bought my fabrics or I could have purchased colors that would work best in the quilt, but I'm sure I can make do ( or buy more!)

 Northern Wilderness 
by Marie Noah, Mary Thompson, & Heather Griffin
Salmon Boy by Lisa Moore
based on Totem designs by Tommy Joseph


  1. I think I stopped at each of those quilt shops when we cruised Alaska three years ago - you found some lovely fabrics!

  2. Love those batiks that are so appropriate. Were fabrics pricey up there? Have several friends who have moved there and I heard a lot about the cost of living initially.