EZ Quilting Chalange and Franklin Ridge Hike

This mini quilt uses the remains of my EZ Triangle Quilting Challenge for Quiltcon.  I finished hand stitching the binding on our way to Multnomah Falls yesterday.  The original idea for this quilt (plan c) was from something Joyce did and had at a mystery class.

quilt in snow

Kevin and I hiked from Multnomah Falls up to Franklin Ridge, to Oneota, then down the Larch Mountain Trail for a total of 14 miles and 3,400′ in elevation gain yesterday.

ann snow trail

There were so many branches in our face on this trail.

Ann crossing snowy creek

Snow Log

We carry a troll that we won at a Portland Hikers Meet ‘n Greet.

Swag in snow

Swag deep snow

This is probably one of the best things we’ve done in a while.  Since we were at 3,000′ and there was a lot of snow, we made snow balls to give out once we got to the mass of humanity down by the falls where there was no snow.  Little boys got the first ones, then the University of Wisconsin Synchronized Skating Team got the remaining ones in Kevin’s hood.  Yes, Keep Portland Wierd.

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3 Responses to “EZ Quilting Chalange and Franklin Ridge Hike”

  1. fivewebsters Says:

    Yes, Portland is weird…but you guys are crazy!!!! I got cold just looking at you guys all bundled up in the middle of all that snow!!! It is pretty but better you than me!! Give me a tropical beach, palm trees and a margarita!!!

  2. dawn at firstlightdesigns Says:

    Glad you are doing your part to Keep Portland Weird! Love your bright quilt against that pristine white snow.

  3. Jeri Says:

    Oh man what a gorgeous hike! I can smell the fresh air. Lovin the snowball gifts.Cute quilt too!

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