Last weekend, my husband and I took the kids out of school for a few days and headed to Ben Lomond – Tasmania’s premier ski village and second highest mountain at 1572 metres (5157 ft) – for a much needed long weekend away.
This is our fourth year living in Tasmania and having previously lived in a warm, tropical climate, snow is still very much a novelty for us all. Although it is almost the end of the Tasmanian ski season, there was thankfully enough white stuff for us to have fun. We slid down slopes – with toboggans and without 🙂 – and even tried skiing for the first time.
After a few days of low cloud and limited visibility, the skies cleared and we enjoyed a rather adventurous two and a half hour walk up to the top of the ski fields. Because the snow and ice was beginning to melt under the winter sun, we had to choose our route carefully. It wasn’t always easy to spot icy pools covered in a thin layer of ice and snow!
The views were spectacular and provided a wonderful opportunity for some quilt photos. Thankfully I had a recent finish that was small enough to fit in my backpack!
I added an extra 2½ inch border to bring the original 36 square inch quilt up to a finished size of 40 square inches. I quilted it with vertical and horizontal lines through the block centres and then also diagonally a quarter inch on either side of the “set on point” blocks.
The backing and binding fabric are coordinating In The Navy sale fabrics that I picked up at my local Spotlight store.
This is my first finish (#9) for Quarter 3 of the 2016 Finish Along so I really need to get moving and achieve a few more finishes before the end of September!
Linking up to MCM with Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts and Let’s Bee Social with Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts