Monday, May 2, 2011

Road Trip Weekend

It was another road trip weekend, and I got a lot of hand sewing done in the car. This is the start of a collaborative quilt with my sister-in-law, Bonnie. The pattern is in Applique Outside the Lines by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins.


Some girl friends and I went to Walla Walla, which is in the Southeastern part of Washington. The countryside is beautiful. You can see for miles and miles.



Can you believe how my friend, Joan, matches the scenery? She says she didn't plan it that way.


Here's some jelly bean art from the candy store.


I did find the fabric shop. They also sell hot tubs there.


Two of my favorite things, all in one place!



Going away, you think about your life from a new perspective. And this block pretty much sums it up.

16 comments:

Sujata said...

Your road trip sounds like so much fun! Oh those fluffy clouds over the mountains! Miss them!
The jelly bean art looks like a quilt.
I like your new handwork project and the newest word of virtues project!
I have to admit, I have never seen a quilt shop selling hot tubs.

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a fun post!! quilts and spas, lol !!! beautiful photos, those clouds are such fluffy puffs. Your leafy quilt is looking wonderful, I bought their book because I love that pattern. So wonderful that you have a nice holiday.

beth said...

sounds like such a nice weekend! What a pretty picture of Walla Walla!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

That is one of my most favorite quilts! I loved making it and the applique goes fast. I am anxious to see how your turns out!

Miki Willa said...

The country around Walla Walla is very beautiful. Your photos are great. Only in Walla Walla would one find a store that sells spas and fabric. What a hoot!

jovaliquilts said...

I like the quilt you're working on -- and for a second, i thought the photo right below it was a quilt, too!

Alexis said...

Your applique project looks great! Quilts & spas... ahhh! Sounds like a great weekend and such perfect weather for a road trip!

Janet said...

I'm chuckling over Joan and the scenery, you couldn't have planned that, lol. Love, love the collaborative quilt, wish I had a lot more hours.

Teodo said...

Your photos are always fantastic and I love your new quilt.

For the CONTENTMENT....I think that is an important part for a serene life but often there isn't.
ciao ciao

Nancy said...

Lovely trip, and the blocks are looking great!

Helen said...

Your applique looks so tempting. I've had applique burnout from too many fancy designs, but this one looks fresh and fun. Your photos are lovely, too.

Marit said...

Love your collaborative quilt wip! How fun to share this with your sister-in-law. The pictures from your trips are wonderful, love Walla Walla and the tulips in your previous post are amazing!!! Beauty is best shared!
; )

Jackie said...

Love the applique! But ahhhh... yes, hot tubs and quilts are definitely two of my favorite things.

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

Wonderful pictures! I can't wait to get back out there for a visit. The quilt is a fabulous collaborative. Great use of fabrics and values.

Vesuviusmama said...

Had to launch at the fabric store that sells hot tubs! And the photo of your friend matching the scenery. Thanks for taking us along.

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