Tuesday, August 23, 2022

See Ya Later--Tuesday edition

 It's my turn on the See Ya Later hop, hosted by Carla of Creatin in the Sticks.

I had just finished a wall hanging that I knew would be just right for this hop, so I haven't shown it on my blog yet...

I love Alaska and every part of it that I have seen so far.

I love some of the quilt shops there too, and one of my favorites is Northern Threads in Fairbanks.

I asked my sister-in-law for this kit from there as my Christmas present in 2021.

Here is my finished product:

My custom quilt holders are pretty special, right? :)
This is called Winter Solstice and is part of the 2021 Quilters' Trek.
It can be stitched as a 36" long piece or cut apart, the way I did.
The border is Northern Lights fabric I bought at The Patchwork Moose in Talkeetna, AK in 2019 when we were there. You can buy it here in the lower 48 now, but I hadn't seen it anywhere else at that point.

On that 2019 trip, I bought several kits at Northern Threads.

Because my SIL had been diligent in getting row by rows from Juneau's Changing Tides (where my SIL lives and that's another one of my favorite shops) and a friend had been in Fairbanks in 2018 and got me that row by row,  plus those I got from a couple other shops in AK, I was able to put together an Alaska quilt.
I showed this a while back on my blog, but the See Ya Later hop makes it worth showing again.

The top and bottom panels are from Northern Threads (I absolutely LOVE the Whale Song panel on top).
The 2nd one down and the salmon ladder on the left are from Changing Tides in Juneau.
The elk panel is from Northern Heart Originals in Denali. 
Next one down (salmon) and the map of SE Alaska on the right are from The Quilted Raven in Anchorage (I bought several kits at this shop and it is another favorite shop).
The panel of the Mendenhall Glacier is from Raintree Quilts in Juneau. 
I visited every one of those shops in 2019. What a blast! 

I am just about Alaska-ed out with my quilt projects, though. I do plan to get after some of the other kits I bought--one is a raven and one is of the wildflowers, but I think I have plenty of salmon, elk, and moose for now.

If you haven't been to Alaska, you must go! And if you have only been to SE Alaska--which has its own unique beauty--get to the interior!!
There are other parts of Alaska I haven't seen yet, and I fully intend to get there some day.

Thanks, Carla, for hosting this fabulous hop!
Enjoy everyone else's post today and the rest of the week!

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Fruity Fun with Crafter's Edge

My August project as part of the Crafter's Edge Design Team features the new nested jars dies
I had a packet of 5" squares from Wilmington Prints called Squeeze the Day which I thought were perfect for this project.
The yellow batik I used for the sashing and inner border was from my stash.
I used 1.5" strips for the sashing and inner border (easy to cut with Crafter's Edge 1/5" die set) and 6.5" squares cut from a solid gray Kona that I have (also easy to cut with Crafter's Edge square die set).

Two of the squares featured this saying:

I used this bee and apple print, also from my stash for the back:

Then I cut the remainder of the 5" squares in half for my piano key border. Not having quite enough, I incorporated some of the yellow batik and another red print batik from my stash.

I love how bright and cheery this wall hanging looks. 

Thanks, Crafter's Edge for allowing me to be on the 2022 Design Team!