3 years ago my husband and I were living in Seattle Washington. Seattle is beautiful in so many ways, and if not for the rain I think I really would have liked it. Well lately, I've got this CRAZY idea, to make a quilt inspired by every place we live during my husbands Coast Guard career. I've been thinking a lot about Seattle and what I liked most about it that I could turn into inspiration. My thoughts were these:
The Ocean and the Skyline
But the one I settled on is this:
The Lighthouse at Alki Point
The lighthouse at Alki Point sits on the property of the U.S. Coast Guard Admiral and tours are usually conducted in groups by the Admirals Wife. I suppose one of the perks of having a husband in the Coast Guard was an association with the Admiral. My husband served at the Admirals dinner a couple of times and got to know the Admiral and his wife. He got permission to bring me for a private tour of the lighthouse. It was beautiful!
In order to make this quilt I will have to do a technique I hate. Paper Piecing. I hate Paper Piecing! But I'm determined that this quilt will be one of the most beautiful quilts I've ever made. It will most likely take me several months if not a whole year to complete, but It Will Be Amazing!