Some of you may already know that my family moved to Alaska last summer. It’s been a fun and crazy adventure and we are loving our time living in such a unique location. So, it will be no surprise that when I saw that Riley Blake was releasing a new Destinations line for Alaska, I knew our family needed an Alaska quilt!
The Destinations panels are all 36″ x 42″, and even though this one is called “Alaska Wildlife Pillow Panel,” I thought the smaller graphics would also make a great quilt! I gathered my favorite coordinating Riley Blake Confetti Cotton solids and with some simple sashing and a flying geese border, the quilt top was finished!
For reference, the Confetti Cotton colors I used are: Bleached Denim (light blue sashing/border), Autumn, Cheddar, Chive , Riley Teal, and Mediterranean.
The quilt was begging for a fun backing, so I brought the flying geese to the back of the quilt, too! It’s a simple way to add a little bit of excitement to the backing while tying it into the design on the front. I also free hand quilted the Alaska quilt with a wood grain texture to add an extra outdoorsy factor.
The Destinations line is perfect to remember a favorite city, vacation or other location that has special memories for you or a loved one. You can find the Alaska Destinations panels (and many other Destinations lines) in quilt shops now!