Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Utah block - Building Blocks Tuesday

For Patty - Star of Africa Bee

Here is a block I made ages ago for Patti in the Star of Africa Bee.  We just returned from our trip to Colorado on Saturday, and we drove through a good part of Utah.  It was gorgeous!  We didn't actually stop at Arches National Park, or Zion, or Bryce Canyon, or any of the many other national parks on our route (is the whole state of Utah a national park??) as we were focused on getting to our destination, but I must say the scenery just along the interstate was breathtaking!  The section of I-70 from the I-15 interchange all the way to Beaver Creek, in particular, was amazing.  There were sections that reminded me of the Grand Canyon, and others that looked like the mountains around Lake Tahoe, and others Yosemite.  It was a wonderful trip.  I DO wish we had time to stop at the parks and walk around; perhaps next year.

Our traveling is over for this summer.  It is a mixed blessing.  While we had lots of fun, I am exhausted.  I am really looking forward to a few weeks at home to recover.  The oldest girls are in musical theater camp for the next 2 weeks, and the youngest starts her new pre-school on Friday.  So, I might even be able to get some sewing in next week.  Fingers crossed!

What blocks have you working on?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.

Quilter in the Closet


1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
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  1. Your Arches block is great Jen, you are so talented!!

  2. That trip sounds great! A cousin stopped here on Monday on route to Denver I couldn't believe it when she said her mum will drive 4.5 hours to Denver to pick her up ! Here we are 10 minutes from. UKs biggest airport and have about five international airports all less than two hours drive from our from doorb - you Americans drive *crazy* distances!!!!!!!

  3. I have been working on my last Star of Africa Bee block Jen, so this is a timely reminder to get it finished :) Sounds like a good trip.

  4. Welcome home!! Let's get together for coffee soon....I have tons of news to share :)
    BTW, well done on the block. Sounds like you had a super summer, I've enjoyed the photos.


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