Fall Break

We had a great trip for Fall Break last week. It was such a nice thing to get away with minimal internet or phone access for a few days. In addition to hiking and spending time in the great outdoors, I think I also started catching up on some much needed sleep.
I always like bringing along some handwork on road trips. This time I brought my baby Hopscotch quilt so that I could finally finish the binding. And then decided to take advantage of the dramatic backdrops available and snap a couple of pictures where I didn’t use my usual white fence.
Here’s a closeup of the finished quilt with the amazing quilting my Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting

As I’ve been going through my pictures, I found some that were pretty and share-worthy, so I thought I’d add them here, since this kind of scenery is somewhat unique. We visited Capitol Reef National Park in central Utah. We’d been once before in the spring, but it was even more spectacular in the fall!

One of my favorite parts of Capitol Reef are the old orchards that are all that’s left of the little pioneer town of Fruita. They are so beautiful in the shadow of those tall, red cliffs. And those trees still grow fruit that tourists can pick and eat!

There is one house remaining in the Fruita area, the Gibson house, that’s become a little museum and shop.

 It’s mostly a gift shop now. They stock fresh preserves and pies and a few quilt souvenirs.

With a setting like that, I’m wishing now that I’d brought a bunch more quilts to photograph!

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    October 20, 2014 at 2:47 am

    So nice!!! And your pictures are amazing too!

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    October 20, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Very pretty. I look forward to seeing some of those places in person some day.

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    October 20, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Wonderful photos…thank you for sharing them!

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    October 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Beautiful photos! THanks for sharing. And … Book of Pie … Must Have!!

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    October 20, 2014 at 6:03 am

    Gorgeous Amy — you're so lucky to live so near to all that beauty. And my sister just gave me that pie book — mostly because we live in the Hoosier state LOL!

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    October 20, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Oh wow Amy it looks like a wonderful place! Those Autumn colours are just beautiful. A perfect backdrop for your beautiful quilt.

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    October 20, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Beautiful pictures, Amy! Perfect background for your beautiful quilt!

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    October 20, 2014 at 7:47 am

    What a beautiful part if the country! Your quilt looks stunning too!

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    October 20, 2014 at 7:50 am

    I love those beautiful red mountains and they definitely make an amazing backdrop for your sweet quilt!

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    Mary O
    October 20, 2014 at 8:48 am

    You guys are a hiking family. We do live in a beautiful area for that. Love your quilt with the red rock in the background. Both are beautiful. <br /><br />

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    October 20, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Beautiful the quilt and scenery! 🙂

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    October 20, 2014 at 10:20 am

    That quilt is darling! The colors…the format…and I love it !!!<br /><br />and Wow…what a beautiful place to visit and showcase your lovely work…<br />

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    Katy Cameron
    October 20, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    So pretty, both quilt and location!

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    October 20, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Glad you had a great trip. Pics are amazing and quilt shows up beautiful against the Red cliffs.

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    Mary Pat Callihan
    October 20, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Hi Amy! Thank you for such a beautiful post! I used to live out there in big sky country. There is nothing like it. It is a wonderful backdrop for your quilt!

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    AJ Wu
    October 21, 2014 at 12:26 am

    That backdrop is stunning! Makes me wish you had brought more quilts to photo too! =D

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    A Quilter's Mission
    October 21, 2014 at 1:23 am

    What spectacular pictures. Your quilts is beautiful.

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    October 21, 2014 at 4:55 am

    My husband and I LOVE Capital Reef! I think it&#39;s our most undiscovered park in the states. Beautiful photos!

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    Jodie Zollinger
    October 21, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Capitol Reef looks amazing, as amazing as that quilt, the pattern is really bright and cheery and fresh and the quilting is of course to die for. Lovely photos, reminds me of my trip to Arches and Canyonlands this summer. Such breathtaking scenery. Perfect place I am sure for the fall. <br />

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    October 21, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Beautiful setting and quilt!

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    October 21, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Beautiful quilt–what a great pattern! I love Capital Reef, too. We went in the summer and watched 2 very energetic young men run UP and then down the trail on the cliff across the road from the campground–better them than me! A horse wandered up to the fence by our campsite and we had pie from the homestead for dessert–doesn&#39;t get any better!

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    October 21, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    What wonder there is in Capital Reef- the best park ever! with everything: slot canyons, arches, BLUE-EST skies ever! Your pictures are great- and your blog/tutorials capture my heart!!<br />Thinking that the snowflake will <br />grace my sofa for the holidays!!

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    October 21, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Utah is a beautiful state. We visited Bryce and Zion. Gorgeous setting for quilt photos. Glad you got rested and had quality family time.

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    Jen O
    October 23, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Beautiful quilts and scenery. My parents live in nearby Loa in the house my grandparents used to own. I spent many summers in that area as a kid. I knew your photos were taken at Capitol Reef before I even read your post! Oh, I love and miss it there. Thanks for sharing.

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