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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Kayak Me Happy - See Ya Later, Alligator!

 Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks 
my day - the final day for the See Ya Later, Alligator Blog Hop.

To all that participated or commented -
Thank you so much!

My head is swimming with all kinds of wanderlust
and I can't wait to try some new travel projects.

But first, it's my day to show my
Kayak Me Happy Quilt.

The inspiration for this hop came from the idea of traveling to all 50 states.
Hubby and I had been visiting the idea
only we don't want to just visit the states.

We want to paddle in each state - kayaking that is.
I guess that means we would have to go back to Hawaii...
But for now, Kansas has beautiful scenery to see too.

To make the quilt, I tweaked the Crossed Canoes quilt block pattern.
I didn't paper piece, but went old school and made templates.
I found I didn't waste as much fabric or end up with as many bias edges.

Instead of 2 canoes, I appliqued paddles to one to make it a Kayak quilt block.
The block has so many possibilities - rotating the blocks makes a really cool secondary pattern.
But, that will be another quilt at another time...

Thanks for visiting my travel dream with me.
Adventure awaits!

I enjoy hosting blog hop events so much!

Joan from Moosestash QuiltingCarol from Just Let Me Quilt
and I, Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks
take turns hosting the blog hops and themes/challenges.

This month was my turn to host the
See Ya Later, Alligator blog hop!

And I'm sharing my day with these bloggers:

Thursday, August 25th

You can find the rest of the schedule HERE.

This blog hop is for everyone!
Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

You can check out the Pinterest Board to stay up to date, too.

Happy Travels!


Lianne makes stuff said...

That is a lovely bright quilt and a great idea I want to swim in the ocean in each state in Australia, 3 down so far

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

So clever and beautiful! I hope you fulfill your kayaking goal! Thanks for another wonderful hop.

Calicojoan said...

Oh my goodness, that is just beautiful. I love your bright colors and what a great way to kick off a national kayaking tour. LOL!! Thanks for inspiring us all and hosting this week.

Carol said...

Lovely quilt! I love the kayaks that you designed and the colors are perfect. Thanks for sharing and for hosting the hop!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

That is such a cute quilt, Carla!! We have a kayak rental place near me on the Cahaba River. It looks like fun!

sue s said...

Such a clever idea! I love to kayak but hubby doesn't so our compromise is a canoe. We live near a great river and our state has many many lakes for canoeing. Good luck on your plans!

Karrin Hurd said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I love the colors. Sounds like fun plans you are making. Thanks for another wonderful hop!

Carol S. said...

This is a beautiful quilt and photos! You are so talented at creating different blocks...love this one. We have two kayaks so you can use ours for a Nevada visit. Thanks for all you do to make these blog hops challenging and fun!

Charlene McCain said...

Great quilt! I am so intrigued how you made such an intricate block like the oars. Your colors are so bright and beautiful! I have never kayaked before, but it looks like a lot of fun. Thank you hosting this wonderful blog hop, Carla. It's been loads of fun!

Danette said...

Such a lovely quilt! I love kayaking, also. I can't wait to go again.

Quilting Gail said...

What a perfect quilt for the blog hop!!!
I love your goal of kayaking in each of the 50 states! What fun!

Vicki in MN said...

What a perfect quilt! We love to kayak also, I prefer lakes that are calm. Hubby rather enjoys rivers with a little kick to them.

Karen's Korner said...

Fabulous. What a great way to travel around a lake.

Inflorescencedesigns said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I'm amazed by all your quilts. Thanks for sharing and thank you for hosting this awesome blog hop!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Fabulous quilt to commemorate your kayaking adventures. Great blog hop as well. Looking forward to the next one. Happy quilting.

Leah said...

This turned out fantastic! Love the paddles you added to the block and what a fantastic way to travel! Enjoy paddling in each state!

LJ said...

Your kayak quilt is wonderful. I love that it's travel related but still just looks like a quilt. Thank you for the fun hop. I'm a bit late today but it's been fun to see all the projects.

Danice G said...

Oh what a beautiful quilt. It looks fabulous!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Wow, that is sooo cool!! Thanks for hosting this fun blog hop! xx

Kathleen said...

Love the canoe with paddle variation…so smart! Your plan sounds intriguing and definitely doable. Congrats on a great hop and a great quilt!

Sandy Panagos said...

Wow! That is SO cool.

Kathleen said...

And thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

That is an amazing quilt!! Love the way you made the Kayaks!!
Heres to Hawaii soon!!!!

Sherrie said...

My post is up and running...and the links are
there for tomorrow. Have a great day!