Monday, September 5, 2016

QAL Blocks and Vacation Photos

We came back from vacation last week, so I got caught up on quilt along blocks (the story of my summer!).

The Westering Women block for August. When I first saw this all I saw was templates, and lots of Y-seams, I was so pleased there was an easier version! This turned out to be one of my favourite blocks.

These are the latest Circa 2016 blocks, plus more of the half square triangles.

For our vacation we went out west to the Rockies in British Columbia. Although we have been before, it was our first road trip without children. We had a lovely time, and saw such beautiful sites.

Alberta -

Of course it is always exciting to see the mountains (we are from the prairies). It was the coldest day of our trip and snowing in the mountains.

Yoho National Park, BC -

Takakkaw Falls - one of Canada's highest waterfalls
 - there are people in the photo 

Natural Bridge

Emerald Lake

Glacier National Park, BC -

Roger's Pass
Meadows in the Sky, Mt Revelstoke National Park, BC -

Shuswap Lake, BC -

Margaret Falls

huge old growth cedars, Margaret Falls
Sicamous Beach

Osoyoos, BC -

lots of vineyards and orchards

Kootenay Lake, BC -

on the world's longest free ferry
Glass Bottle House
view of the lake at the Glass Bottle House
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Raewyn said...

Your photos are beautiful Joanne, it sure was a lovely place to visit! Good to see you catching up on your blocks too!

sandi s said...

Beautiful pictures!!! I love the waterfalls. It looks like you had fun. Hugs,

Sue SA said...

Such beautiful countryside, thank you for sharing.

Summer said...

Love the blocks and your vacation photos ♥

KaHolly said...

Oh, what lovely photos from your vacation! Thanks so much for sharing! Probably the only way I'll ever get there!