October 03, 2015

"Get your kicks on Route 66 ..."

My brother and his wife are currently on a once in a lifetime adventure trip in and about Arizona checking out all sorts of desert areas. Driving along a desert highway (Route 66 perhaps?) to travel around the state takes you to many fantastic sights. The most famous site in Arizona is the Grand Canyon.

Desert Highway quilt block © W. Russell, patchworksquare.com
Desert Highway quilt block
I was at the Grand Canyon many years ago, and remember how glorious the colours of the stone were. Depending on what time of the day you were witnessing this splendour, there are all sorts of variations of oranges and purples that just took your breath away. I think you can guess why I chose these colours for my version of the Desert Highway quilt block.

The circular focus in the centre of this block reminded me of a blazing sun looking down on the colourful rock formations. However, don't let my choice of colour scheme hinder your creativity. Whatever colours you choose will be stunning in your own version of this quilt block.

Download the free quilt block pattern.

Thoughts on Deserts and Adventures

  • One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
    ~ William Feather

  • A desert is a place without expectation.
    ~ Nadine Gordimer

  • Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see.
    ~ Angelina Jolie

  • Sadly, it's much easier to create a desert than a forest.
    ~ James Lovelock

  • The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
    ~ Oprah Winfrey

  • Life is either a great adventure or nothing.
    ~ Helen Keller

  • Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a desert island what book would I bring... How to Build a Boat.
    ~ Steven Wright

'Desert Highway' image © W. Russell, patchworksquare.com

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