Saturday, May 14, 2016

I'm Back and getting into the Green Groove!

What a great time we had in Estes Park! It snowed for 3 days and we were in awe of the beautiful scenery! We had a day trip planned every day, so we were able to see the mountains in their 'snowy' glory every day.

This was such a treat for us since we only get snow every 12-15 YEARS, if we are lucky!!
This is my brother's backyard, with Estes Park in the background. His property sits up on a hill overlooking the town and in the other directions we can see the famous Stanley Hotel!
I guess people here are so tired of the snow that just any snowman will do!! LOL! This was the only snowman we saw on our entire trip!!
 

My SIL and I went to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden. They had just ended the Men's Quilt Exhibition the week before, but we got to see Australia Uncovered. It wasn't quite what I expected, but it was very interesting. And our tour guide, Steve, was a hoot!!

Well, I did manage to get 16 GREEN blocks done this week!

It is easy peasy to get these Jabob's Ladder blocks done every month since the 4-patches are all done and waiting! I have also precut the background, just to make sure I had enough of this fabric for the whole quilt!

I also made 10 green Centennial Stars. I always try to make 5 with dark centers and 5 with light centers.

Well, that's pretty much it for this week. I did also finish the graduation project that I was working on, so now I can move on to my other projects that are planned for the month.

Please stop by SoScrappy to see what other GREEN blocks were made this week.

..............Sew till next time..................

10 comments:

Sally T said...

What beautiful scenery. And what a great selection of greens for a road trip!

Vicki in MN said...

Love those green stars! I remember my nieces seeing snow for the first time and it was in Estes Park, they were just enamored with it. Great pic's.

Scrap and quilts said...

That is pretty much it, you know. When one has snow EVERY year, it looses its magical appeal and snowmen tend to look miserable lol. Love your Jacob's Ladder blocks. The stars are very nice and will make a gorgeous rainbow quilt. ;^)

Alison said...

I just love those green stars! :)

Kat Scribner said...

What amazing photos !!!! Our snow doesn't look near as pretty when it comes. You had success with your green scraps too - they look so pretty.

Mystic Quilter said...

We used to loved making snowmen as kids -even not as kids actually! Looks like a great break for you before you get back into the swing with your lovely greens.

Quilter Kathy said...

Beautiful snowy photos!
But I'm really happy to see the green grass here finally... and in the sewing room!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed Estes Park! We live just down the hill in Loveland, and I am tired of our snow and cold weather. But that is Colorado in the spring! Your green blocks are definitely looking fresh and springy!

Magpie Sue said...

I'm impressed that you were able to get right back into sewing after your trip. It does help to have things cut out or prepared ahead of time, doesn't it? :-)

The Joyful Quilter said...

Welcome home! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip AND got SEW much done upon your return!!