Baby Quilt Progress & Small Slice of Life

At the end of 2017 I knew that I wouldn’t start any new projects.  I’d made progress on my 17 in 2017 list ( which was actually 2o) and I was not going to add on to that in the upcoming  year.

Here I am in the middle of January on my 3rd or 4th new one! :)   Here is some progress on the baby quilt… I remember my grandson Brent always going for the bright reds, blues and yellows when he was a baby so this one, for dear friends of our family, is as bright as I can come up with :)  I have the center and first border done thus far.

I threw the quilt out into the snow for a natural lighting shot but took some closeups of the simple shapes that I am appliqueing.

If you are a regular reader here, you might recall that my youngest sons’ dog Koopa loves to jump. I do not know why pits love this but they do.  Here he’s hitting the stump of a branch that he finally nailed / knocked down in the fall. It is a good 8 feet off the ground :

Once he’s gotten some of that energy out of his system?  He’s mellow and cuddly and ready to watch a kids’ show on Amazon with Aiselyn, cuddled up under Scrappy Granny :)

Meanwhile the local grocery store occasionally has special bargains in a 2-day sale. I ventured out in our what-now-feels-like-balmy-weather-since-it-went-to 28 degrees today.. and tomorrow there will be a shoulder roast in the crockpot and the following day a turkey breast.  Some will be eaten and some will be frozen for future use.

The turkey leftovers can be used in recipes such as  Winter Fare:  Chicken / Turkey and Biscuits


You might also enjoy :  Scrappy Granny Finish

I will be appliqueing more shapes on to the second border for Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy’s Quilts. 


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20 Responses to Baby Quilt Progress & Small Slice of Life

  1. Karen says:

    turkey breast is always good in the crockpot isn’t it – I love doing a beef roast or pork in it too. Our cold weather is disappearing!! 50 tomorrow and 60 on the weekend – although that is probably going to be a little further south that I am.
    Love the quilts – who can not start another!! and another :)

  2. Karen Beigh says:

    Best laid plans often go astray. I sort of started a new project. I had not had time to prep any more blocks for current projects but found a prepped project I had put away several months ago. Got it out and started stitching.

  3. Pat in WNY says:

    I think we’re all in the same boat regarding new starts in the new year! Something about best laid plans and all. Your photo of cutting biscuits with the drinking glass brings back so many memories – that’s the way my mother cut biscuits, and her pierogies many years ago, and I did too until about 10 years ago when I found a metal cutter in a yard sale box.

  4. Eileen says:

    Hello, It is funny seeing Koopa jumping like that. The baby quilt will be beautiful. Your turkey and biscuits sound yummy. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

  5. Kim says:

    Your quilts are true works of art, but I love that you wrap the kids and dogs up in them. That is true love. And thank you for all of your kind comments on my site, Deb, since my mom’s passing. It has meant a lot. I know I used to have your email, but I can’t find it now, so I say thank you for keeping me in your thoughts here instead. xo

  6. BillieBee says:

    You are so busy. Love the post and the jumping pup…amazing.

  7. Joanne says:

    Sometimes the new projects get us energized to tackle the ones that need finishing. Thanks for sharing the picture of Kooba jumping. I’m impressed by the height he reaches. I’ll check out the recipe. I have some frozen turkey leftovers to use up.

  8. Joyce says:

    Pretty much like my life is now, too! Grandkids and pets and quilting….I am tired of looking at these pink roses so I began cutting strips for a navy log cabin. Wish we could get inside Koopa’s head and figure out what his fascination with that tree branch is! LOL What a character!

  9. Robin says:

    Your baby quilt is looking great. I love all the little animal appliques. That dog is something else! I’m surprised he stays in the yard.

  10. Kyle says:

    Sometimes it’s good to follow the path you least expected… New quilt projects. The baby quilt is so cute with the appliqued shapes.

  11. Darling baby quilt and yummy looking food – so timely for me as I took out a batch of turkey meat from the freezer for today’s dinner. Thanks!

  12. Quilt looks love, and the turkey and biscuits looks even better. :-)

  13. Kathi says:

    Love your baby quilt progress… your photo collage is GREAT! Kathi

  14. Gail says:

    I think that baby quilt gifts should not count as new starts… they are necessary projects! What a cute quilt!

  15. Sarah says:

    Your post made me smile! I was of a similar mind and I too have started an unplanned project. Boy can that koopa jump!

  16. So sweet to see love one (human and fur babies) snuggled up under one of the quilts you’ve made!
    Happy Slow Sunday Stitching!

  17. Deb says:

    I think I need to look for a turkey breast to cook up! Your baby quilt is coming along nicely.

  18. CathieJ says:

    I love that quilt. Those appliques are just adorable. The pooch photos are so cute. So is the grandchild. I just went shopping for some crockpot meat also. Mine is boneless chicken breasts.

  19. Carla says:

    Your putting in a lot of work into that baby quilt! Cute for sure and I am sure the baby will enjoy looking at all those animals so well worth your time!

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