Monday, September 23, 2013

Portraits of Alaska

On one of my first trips to Homer Alaska, I saw this BOM in their LQS, Seams to Bee, which sadly is gone now.

It summed up all the beautiful things I saw in their lovely state.

 
Before I could get 2 feet past the register I had signed up for the BOM!
 
 
 
 
Puffins

 
Fireweed

Salmon run

 
Orca

 
Brown bear
 
 
Eagle

 
Moose

 
Mountains

 
Wolf

 
Loon
(and this one isn't me for once)
:-)

 
Caribou
(like the great hunter shot below)

 
Sea Otter


                                                        Polar Bears

 
Eskimo
 
They covered it all.
 
The fabrics just make this quilt sing don't they?
 
I really want one for me now!
 
 
 
This quilt went to my youngest...
 
The Alaska kid at heart!
 
 
Just a note: I am no hunter and didn't let the boys play with toy guns growing up.
So where does this hunting thing come from? I must confess, Ole Boo, hangs over my fireplace and strangely enough I just love seeing him every day. If you have never eaten Caribou, it's fantastic.
I shudder to say that Moose is just as good!  Sorry MooseStash, but its true!
:-)
 

11 comments:

  1. I loooovvvvveee your quilt. I was to Homer, Alaska a long time ago.
    It is such a beautiful place and your quilt captures it. My aunt lives up there and would love a quilt like that., although so would I.

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  2. What a beautiful quilt. I especially love the loon. Fabulous birds! Do you still have the patterns? Finding fabric may be difficult but who doesn't love fabric shopping. BTW I like cows and I like cheeseburgers. I love venison and deer too. It's okay to like moose. (I am happy to not eat elephants though.)

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  3. Gorgeous quilt. I have that pattern! I love caribou and moose too! I don't hunt and my husband doesn't have time...very frustrating.

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  4. Wow, Joan, that is stunning! I bet your son was more than excited to get that quilt.

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  5. Beautiful quilt - what a treasure! Yes, I love batiks for the deep, rich colors.

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  6. I never did acquire the taste for caribou, or moose for that matter. But never could pass up some good reindeer sausage though. Not really a fish eater either LOL I guess I wasn't a very good Alaskan. Love the quilt. I have several wall hanging patterns that are similar. I finished one of a caribou on a lake but never put the binding on because I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep it as a wall hanging. I might save it and make my others and fit it into a quilt. Its a beautiful way to remember Alaska.

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  7. Fantastic quilt. I agree that it really represents the state extremely well. Great sewing from you, too! I can see why it appealed to you.

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  8. Stopped by for the blog hop and saw your AK quilt - it's beautiful! I love AK and had some wonderful peanut butter pie at the Fireweed in Homer. I will have to look for this pattern.

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  9. Stopped by for the blog hop and saw your AK quilt - it's beautiful! I love AK and had some wonderful peanut butter pie at the Fireweed in Homer. I will have to look for this pattern.

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  10. This is BEAUTIFUL!! Your workmanship is spectacular. What a lucky son!!

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  11. This is BEAUTIFUL!! Your workmanship is spectacular. What a lucky son!!

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