Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Long Time No Blog!!

Hi all!!
Long time no blogging! Well I was away for a little while in Calgary Alberta. We were visiting friends and sight seeing. I've pasted a lot of Wiki links in case you want anymore information about any of the places I was.

On the left you can see some of the Hoodoo's in Drumheiler Alberta. The Badlands were truly amazing to see since it was so empty of vegetation; but, as you can see, the rock formations were truly beautiful in thier own way. We also went to the Royal Tyrell Dinosaur Museum in Drumheiler. It is one of the best dinosaur museums in the world and the collection of dinosaur bones was really amazing. The boys just loved it.

We went to Canmore Alberta and stayed at a friend's place by the Three Sisters Mountain. Canmore is just outside of Banff National Park and it is really breath-taking! On the left you can see Grasse lake. We hiked up a fairly easy trail with the boys and I just could not believe the view. It was truly one of the most awe-inspiring places that I have ever visited. I really loved it.

I really loved seeing all of our friends and visiting new places. Travelling can really expand your horizons :)

While we were there we gave two of our friends a 10th Aniversary quilt. These two got married before I was quilting so they didn't get one for their wedding gift. This is the quilt top that I showed way back in my first blog post.

I finished the quilting just the way that I originally thought that I would. I did continuous curve the the blocks and feathers in the triangles and in the border.




Here you can see a close-up of some of the feather quilting in the setting triangle.

When I quilt feathers I will mark the spine of the feather with a Calk-O-Liner then quilt the reast free-hand. This quilt was also quilted by me on my regular domestic machine (Pfaff 2144).

While we were in Calgary and Canmore I was in two of the best quilt shops that I have ever been in. Freckles in Calgary and The Sugar Pine Company in Canmore. The shop in Canmore was truly overwhelming. They had so much fabric and so many patterns.

I purchased a couple of patterns by Rocky Mountain Desings since one of the patterns was of the Three Sisters Mountain in Canmore. I plan to make that as a remembrance of our trip.

Alll in all it was an excellent trip that went way too fast. I don't think that any of us wanted to leave when it was over.

I hope that you enjoyed reading about my trip and if you have any questions please feel free to post them here and I will try to answer them.