Washington State Quilters 2014 Raffle Quilt Block

In a previous post, I shared about making quilt blocks to contribute to the Washington State Quilters-Spokane Chapter raffle quilt fundraiser (that’s a mouthful!).

Hubby and I attended the quilt show last weekend and I finally had the opportunity to see the raffle quilt all completed and on display.

There were enough blocks turned in to make two raffle quilts and some pillows!

This is my block:

WSQ 2014

Lots of crystals were added to the quilt but, unfortunately, the glitz doesn’t show up in the photo:

WSQ 2014

Oh yes, I bought my raffle ticket! 

And here is the other raffle quilt:

WSQ 2014

I wish you could see the quilting of the second quilt; it really is wonderful.  Whoever the winners are; they are fortunate indeed!

 

Good Luck Quilt Block Part 2

After a vacation, and a bout of congestion, I have finally played with on point settings using the Good Luck quilt block.

Good Luck Quilt Block

If you are looking for the straight set inspiration, click here.

The following design shows how the Good Luck quilt block looks set side-by-side in an on point setting.

Good Luck On Point Set

Still on point, but with some rotation:

Good Luck On Point Set

Not a fan, yet, but still experimenting.

Good Luck On Point Set

What if I add more value?

Good Luck On Point Set

Color and contrast can make a considerable impact.

I’m seeing pinwheels!

Good Luck On Point Set

Still the same block; still set on point:

Good Luck On Point Set

I might change the border, but I am liking the last two designs.  How about you?

 

 

Olympic Game Farm

If you love wildlife, or have children, then you may want to make the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, WA, a destination.  This farm worked exclusively for Walt Disney Studios for 28 years, and is a secure home for many types of animals.

You can get up close and personal by taking a driving tour.  You can even feed the animals wheat bread!

Olympic Game Farm

Peacocks abound!

Olympic Game Farm

Fallow Deer

Olympic Game Farm

Llamas

Olympic Game Farm

Yaks

Olympic Game Farm

Exuberant zebras!

Olympic Game Farm

Got bread?

Olympic Game Farm

How about those claws?!

Olympic Game Farm

Lots of friendly black and Kodiak bears!

Olympic Game Farm

Olympic Game Farm

Olympic Game Farm

Bengal Tiger

Olympic Game Farm

Siberian Tiger

Olympic Game Farm

Wolves

Olympic Game Farm

Elk…oh yes…he is alive and magnificent!

Olympic Game Farm

A regal lion.

Olympic Game Farm

Sleepy cougar.

Olympic Game Farm

Bison

The above is just a sampling of the wonderful wildlife to be seen at the farm.  There is also a petting farm, museum barn, education area and gift shop.  The farm is a great family place to visit!

*Clicking on a photo will produce a larger version.

 

 

 

 

More Vacation

I am back to the day job, but behind in posting vacation pictures. 

How would you like to take a late afternoon stroll here?

Dungeness

We are strolling along the bluffs.

Dungeness

It is a long way down!

Dungeness

A beautiful sunset in a magical place!

Dungeness

When the kids were young, we enjoyed camping at Dungeness Wildlife Recreation Area and Refuge.  This evening, we simply enjoyed our stroll, but in the past, we have taken the time to hike, look for crabs and other beach treasures, and walk out to the lighthouse on the spit. 

There is much here to fall in love with!

Fort Worden State Park Part 2

Warning: a picture heavy post!

I am continuing with the visit to Fort Worden State Park.

Fort Worden State Park

The above is a photo of what used to be the Commanding Officer’s quarters.  It now houses a museum.

The following is a sampling of what is in the museum.  (Taking pictures is allowed as long as no flash is used.)

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

*Clicking on any photo will give an enlarged view.

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Worden State Park

The pictures shown in yesterday’s post were taken at Fort Worden State Park located near Port Townsend.

It is a wonderful historic place to visit.

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden was an active US Army base from 1902 to 1953.  It was named in honor of U.S. Naval Rear Admiral John Lorimer Worden.

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden was built as a strategic defense for Puget Sound.

Fort Worden State Park

There is hiking, camping, picnic, day use and more to experience.

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Lucky me.  I’ve caught a head cold.  I am too tired to show more.  I do have some photos from the museum at the Commanding Officer’s home.  I’ll try to post those soon.

Fort Worden State Park

 

 

Beach Walk

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient.

One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park