Sunday, January 24, 2010

Snow Covered Mountains

I just love it when the mountains surrounding Tucson are covered with snow. The sight is breathtaking, and we have a great view of the mountains from our house. I might post a few more snow photos later, but they are on the other computer.

DH took this photo while on a scooter ride today. That's a wonderful thing about Tucson, the weather down here is great, but in 35 miles we could go sledding in 3 feet of snow. I'd say we could go skiing, which is sort of true. There is a ski resort on Mt. Lemmon, but none of us know how to ski!

I got the split nine patch top done today. I was waffling on the borders, so I laid out a couple of options. This was the one DH picked, so it was what I did. I had wanted to do a piano key border, but this is fine. It was certainly faster, and I have so many other projects due, faster was probably a better idea.

Here is a close up of the borders, a black with blue design, followed by a narrow pink border, followed by the blue and pink paisley. I think I'm going to quilt it with a simple crosshatching, then I need to decide if I want to bind it in blue or pink :-)

DH got my new sewing machine cabinet assembled. Here it is closed.

Here it is opened up. My custom insert for the Juki has not arrived yet. I knew the cabinet would get here first. I won't be quilting on the split nine patch until it gets here, so I'll be working on piecing a different quilt until then.

What I'll be working on tomorrow
1. cut sashing for the green string quilt (the black with green shamrocks won)
2. start piecing the Celtic Mystery quilt I had set aside
3. make some blue string blocks as my leader/ender project

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Your split nine patch is beautiful. I love that block for using up scraps.