Yup, I did some sewing this weekend. Ten blocks for my colours quilt. All the greens, yellows and light blue blocks are done.
Sorry the picture isn’t great. I have eighteen blocks left to do, in orange, red, purple and dark blue. I ran out of muslin. Yes I am sewing these onto muslin. I ordered backing fabric for this quilt and know exactly what I want to do for the back and the binding, but I’m not sure what to do for batting. I don’t want the quilt to be too heavy. I read on someone’s blog that they had made their quilt on muslin and it was heavy. I have a roll of really thin batting which I use for wall hangings; I may use it in this quilt.
Last weekend I took a daytrip to Juneau, Alaska. I went with my friend Kim on the Fjordland Express. It was a fantastic trip. The owner/operator, Glen, relays lots of information about geography, history, ecology, the animals and birds, and his own experiences. Did you know that the Lynn Canal, where Skagway, Haines and Juneau, Alaska are situated, is the deepest fjord in North America?
I have lived in the Yukon for 35 years and sad to say my excursions into Alaska have so far been paltry. This was my first trip to Juneau. It was a grey and rainy day but the sea was calm. We spent lots of time seeking out sea mammals and birds. We saw Harbour Seals…
Stellar Sea Lions….
Hump Back Whales….
Porpoises… no picture, they are much too fast….
Hundreds of bald eagles…
We saw eleven bears, ten on the road trip to Skagway and one on the road into Juneau from our docking point.
There were three of these brown coloured cubs with a black bear mama.
We also saw a moose and porcupine, as well as numerous other birds but no pictures…
As well as the boat trip and a couple of hours in Juneau, we had a side trip to the Mendenhall Glacier just outside Juneau.
I didn’t realize it was such a wild hair day for me.
If you ever take a trip to Alaska I would really recommend this tour. You can turn it into a several day adventure if you want to stay overnight in Juneau and check out the gazillion touristy stores. There is a quilt shop there too.