It took me almost a year and a half to finish the first phase of my quilting project and now just a scant three months after finishing that, I’m on to the next part! I’ve almost completed sewing the hexagons into groups of seven and now they’re all laid out on the floor awaiting assembly!
Just like when I was making the individual hexagons, I aimed for about 250 hexagons to a quart size bag; this amounted to 36 pieces made up of 7 hexagons. This meant each gallon zie bag contained 1008 hexagons.
I think I can start to visualize a finished product!
Taking a break at Five Points State Park on the Arkansas River, Colorado:
About a week ago, our little family loaded up the camper, hitched up the Jeep, and headed east on I-84. Destination? Ridgway, Colorado.
Mt. Hood gave us a lovely goodbye:
And then we continued through the Columbia River Gorge:
And then across Eastern Oregon:
We slept in Ontario, Oregon before crossing the border into Idaho the next morning. I couldn’t help but giggle a bit as we definitely wouldn’t be going 80 mph fully loaded:
Hours later, we crossed into Utah:
The Spanish Fork exit on I-15 is one of my hopeful places, gateway to Moab and southwestern Colorado:
South of Price, Utah, we paused on our homeward mission to watch a thunderstorm:
And then, finally, we crossed the border into Colorado:
Hello, Colorado. It’s good to be home.
We celebrated 4th of July in Monmouth, Oregon and enjoyed a good old fashioned day: firefighter’s pancake breakfast, a parade, and sunshine:
My time at Bates was a whirlwind of coursework, softball, and friends. After years of meals together, evenings, weekends, and Patriots/Red Sox games, there were a handful who became like family. Stacia, along side her beautiful new wife Andrea, was the reason for my trip back East was one of those people. Lucy and Franz are part of my Bates friend-family and are some more of those people. Lucky for me lived close enough to Sunday River that I was able to hang out with them for a day and a half before flying back out West. It was the perfect end to my trip.
This photo kills me. It’s like the epitome of so so many college times. I love these two and I’m completely looking forward to seeing them in November for their wedding!