January 23, 2023

Winter Wedge Kaleido

     Our Wednesday walk along the Bow River started out foggy and nippy leaving behind beautiful frosted shrubs. In the past, I would say hoar frost but was corrected on a trip to Lake Louise to call it rime ice. Never heard of rime ice. Since I wasn't up at night by the river to actually say which one is correct, I'm going with frosted ice.
Between Calgary and Canmore the amount of ground snow varies from almost nil to one foot. But, at beautiful Lake Louise it is definitely winter. The day felt like shorts and t-shirt weather, spring skiing weather. 

Hiking the hike out down to the Village we go along a gurgling creek. Hard walking on soft packed snow.

One side of the Great Divide Trail is Alberta, the other side is BC, British Columbia. There were groomed x-country ski trails and another trail that I thought was for skidooing. 

Nope, it was for dog sledding. When we had lunch here, the sleds and dogs were just getting set up. Once the riders got into the sleds, ear piercing cacophony took over the silence.

   When I'm hiking/walking many ideas come to mind. You may have seen the Alaska quilt kit that I pieced for our guild raffle. It was challenging. But, once I got the hang of it, no problem. Really the quilt has only 3 blocks. It's the fabric placement that changes the look of the block.

The Deb Tucker Studio 180 Wedge ruler and Marti Michel's Kaleido ruler both work well when making this quilt. Because I like to cut larger pieces then trim down the Wedge ruler works better for me. To make only the kaleido block, the Kaleido ruler was better for me. Using these rulers gave me the idea to make a sampler of various wedge and kaleido blocks. So stay tuned for the first block and follow along. Until next time, 


It's been such a busy morning telling mom to feed me NOW. And I'd really
like to get up and tell you all about it, but it's nap time.


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