Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Western Town and a Small Quilt

We were in Colorado last weekend for our niece's wedding. We had an extra day so we took the train from Durango to Silverton, a little western town with lots of artsy things to photograph. 


We rode in one of the open cars and I snapped this pic of the train going around a sharp curve. The scenery was breathtaking.

This little "graveyard" in Silverton made me smile--and laugh.  

Lola Fent 
Kicked Up 
Her Heels 
Away She Went 

I Told
You I
Was Sick

Here Lies 
Lester Moore
Told A Lie
No Les
No More

Chief Payme
He Cheated
At Cards
He Will Cheat 
No More

 Beautiful Columbines. 

A large painting on one of the buildings.  

A creative planter. 

Painted ladies adorn the windows of several stores. 

I didn't notice the Quilt Show flyer until I uploaded my photos.  

Detail of above. 


An Indian princess.

Love this red-white-blue image. 

Newel post on a vacant building.  

I was determined to finish this little top before we left on our trip. I've always liked Lori Smith's patterns and finally bought one this past year. She calls this Delectable Appalachians but I'm still thinking of what to name mine. 

Copyright 2014, Barbara Schaffer


  1. love your little quilt, always smile at the fabrics you use, some oldie but goodies, some I wish I still had! Sounds like a fun place to visit.
    beautiful scenery and funny headstones!

  2. Thank you, Kathie. I seem to use the same fabrics over and over again. Can't get enough of those repros :)