Friday, July 13, 2018

Back from vacay

I am back from a wonderful vacation in the PNW! My husband and I put on 2600 miles...that's a lot of travel! We started and ended in Portland. The first 3 days were business for my hubby. From Portland to Pendleton, OR to Seattle and back to Portland. We stopped at a winery and Mt. Rainer on the way.
There was still quite a bit of snow!
Then we started our Oregon Coast vacation. Leaving Portland we traveled to Ecola SP on the coast and continued south over the week until we met the Redwoods in Jedediah Smith SP in California. The Oregon Coast is beautiful and vast and the Redwoods are amazing! 
On our way back to Portland, we stopped at Crater Lake. It is the most intense blue ever! The brillance comes from the depth (deepest lake in the Americas) and clarity.  
Once home, it was time to catch up with some sewing! 
July's color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is red. 
Here are my red plus sign blocks.
And my red flying geese block.  
I also needed to catch up on my Temperature Quilt. I had been recording the temperatures daily but just hadn't been able to cut and stitch them until now. 
You can see how our temperatures have risen with all those red centers and orange background. 
I have also sandwiched the Harry Potter quilt and is next up for quilting. Stay tuned! I put sleeves on 2 quilts, Mini spools and Milky Way, so they can be hung. It is nice to have that small project done. 
Linking up to Finish or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts, Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Midweek Makers at quilt fabrication and Scrappy Happy Saturday at So Scrappy.


  1. I love your temperature quilt! What a great idea.

  2. Stunning photographs, a beautiful vacation. You have been busy with your quilting, I could copy of all those and the colours, beautiful work :)

  3. That looks like a really wonderful road trip - I'll have to schedule that in sometime. And your quilt is beautiful - love your colors!

  4. Beautiful trip! We traveled through these states back to 2005 (and all over US and Canada), and I loved Mt Rainier, State parks, you have such a beautiful country!
    Great red blocks ;)

  5. Oh, the pictures from your trip! Just beautiful. Someday, I want to visit and see that as well. Thanks for sharing your fabulous experience. (Did you do some needlework on the drives?)

    And your temperature quilt is gorgeous. The colors are vibrant and such a slow change, and yet such rich colors. I can't wait to see the whole year completed.

  6. Spectacular vacation photos!! Nice work on getting right back at your quilting upon your return.

  7. Hi Dawn! It looks like you had a fabulous vacay. What wonderful photos you have shared with us - thank you for that. I have not yet visited Oregon - it's one of the few missing states on my list. I really love your flying geese block and the two different background shades. Happy Sunday! ~smile~ Roseanne


Sweet sentiments