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Alaskan Memories

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
TerryChase on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Finding a way to represent our memories of Alaska (even though I never saw a dog sled).

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Buy a pattern first. I made these blocks from scratch based on a vague memory of something I saw in a catalogue. The dog sled motif restricted the size of the blocks, and I had an awful time trying to make the diamonds fit into the spaces between the rows. I kept cutting and resewing them till they fit. Ditto the sashing. It all worked out, though, and it hangs in our family room next to the TV so we can be reminded of our honeymoon trip all the time (we married at ages 70 and 72).

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So beautiful. Love the colors

08/27/2012 Flag

Thank you. I hoped to give the feeling of Alaska even though I never saw a sled dog! I did buy the fabric there, though.

09/01/2012 Flag

What a lovely story - and a beautiful reminder! We took our boys sledding in Quebec earlier this year and it will be a lifelong memory (especially for Australians...)

09/27/2012 Flag

Thank you. Will you quilt a reminder of the trip?

09/27/2012 Flag

If I did I think it would be of four frozen figures with frozen smiles...unbelievably cold!

09/28/2012 Flag

What a spectacular quilt. My father always said Alaska was his dream trip, he and my mother RV'd and he said that that was the ultimate camping trip. He couldn't talk my mother into it, but I'm sure he'd have loved your quilt. It's beautiful.

10/22/2012 Flag

Thank you

10/22/2012 Flag

I lived in Alaska for 20 years and I'd say you captured the feeling of an Alaskan winter very well. The colors are perfect for that dawn to dusk effect you were trying to create, but they also make me think of the Northern Lights.

11/13/2012 Flag

I love Alaska, I love this quilt, and love all of your work. Your color choices would be mine.

11/19/2012 Flag