The drive up was uneventful - that is a good thing. No rain, no snow, no fog. I did stop at one quilt shop on the way up - Sew What in Redding. It is a nice shop that carries a lot of contemporary fabrics, not totally my style but I always manage to find something to buy. I can't show you what I bought as it will be turned into a no peeking gift.
Below is a quilt I made my Mom a few years go. You can't see the colors very well in the pictures but the colors are purple and teal. This is the second purple quilt I've ever made, I'm not a big fan of the color.
The pattern is Orient Express and was published in the The Quilter March 2007 issue. It was actually very easy to make...except there was a mistake in the pattern, luckily they had you cut an item too big, unfortunately I didn't find it until after a large number of the sub pieces were done. I had to take the pieces apart, cut them down then re-piece. I don't think I had two inches left over from the two focal fabrics (the center fabric is a coordinating fabric with the border fabric). Normally I buy too much fabric, this is one where I barely had enough to make this 118 x 92 inch quilt.