Monday, March 23, 2009

Double Delight

Today I have been working on the DD mystery & I had hoped to have the top completed today. Unfortunately I ran into a roadblock-the fabrics I had set aside for the setting triangles & borders never made it to CO. with us! Drat! Even if I were willing to purchase fabrics [& I'm not, this is a stash -using scrap quilt] we are a good 2 hour drive from the nearest quilt shop.

here are the blocks just laid out on the floor & this is as far as I can go with it I will have to set it aside to finish after returning to Phx. Darn & double darn!
I have one more small step I can do, the corner blocks for the border. I have these two options to use up a few of the left over 3.5" blocks, this one............

or this!
The border will be red so I am leaning towards the first choice.........anyone?

Yesterday we had a weather system come in, the wind blew wildly, temp. dropped & snowed!
We had a couple of inches overnight & this was the scene around 6 a.m. at 23 degrees!
Looking south ......
and up the driveway.

All day it snowed lightly on & off then on the way down the mountain at 1 p.m.[ we had a veterinary appt. for Button] it was snowing hard but by the time we got down to Ridgway there were just a few flakes here & there.
We drove into Ouray & walked up & down the nearly deserted street, had coffee at Mouse's Chocolate shop and chocolate and a giant scrap cookie [now doesn't that sound like just the perfect food for a quilter, lol] but it was very chilly & a bit windy & some light snow so we headed for home.
The rest of the day a few flakes continued to drift down but nothing that was "sticking". Currently the outside temp is only 27 degrees so perhaps there will be more snow overnight.
March has been devoid of precipitation up here & any addition at all is very welcome.


Andee said...

It looks fabulous! I love it! I agree with you on the frist choice for the borders. I am still trying to decide what to do for my borders. This has to be my favorite Bonnie pattern yet! Wave at me when you come in to Phoenix!

GARI said...

You are way further along on the DD than I am. I just found the blocks I got done so it may come up for air and get finished.

Yvette said...

Your view is gorgeous! I am so envious of anyone who can live in such a beautiful place.

That quilt is just so beautiful. I want to make one but am not sure I have the patience.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. I hadn't been to your blog for quite a while it was fun to see all your fabulous projects! I love them all, especially your Old Tobacco Road. I hopw to finish mine soon also. I live in AZ also, and wish I could spend some time in CO, what beautiful pictures. Of course we are from the North, and so the snow and trees are home for me...I loved your pics. Thanks for sharing them!