Moving Forward on the Baby Quilt and Starflowers

After the extended period of bitterly cold temperatures we had a warm up.  There was quite a lot of snow and ice to melt, but most of it is gone now.  Monday, January 22  went up to 60 degrees and completed the job.

Everthing is a muddy mess.  Kind of like the political climate the last few days with the government shutdown :) Glad they got it resolved for the time being…

There are three dogs here so after cleaning up “What Lies Beneath” all of that snow ( Ugh ; almost 2 weeks worth ) I managed to negotiate the muddy spots and hang the baby quilt on the line for a photo  since I finished up the second border of applique.

I decided to make the top and bottom borders all sailboats if I can come up with enough variety in their colors, etc.   On Saturday my youngest son and I took a road trip with his friend to look at a used car and I sat in the back seat of the friends SUV with some sewing. I managed to finish most of that little red dog in the photo above and then realized that I had forgotten to bring more red thread.

Out came the other project and since I’ve been trying to keep up with the connector pieces these three blue starflowers are all sewn together.  Also in the collage is a little sailboat in progress for the baby quilt:

The Starflowers are BLUE for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge Color of the Month.  Visit So Scrappy on Saturdays to see what others are up to :)

Then if you would like a laugh, my DIL posted a photo on Facebook a few days ago which I took and cropped and edited a bit. I think that the twins were ready for bed and snuggled up to my son who conked out and she wondered where SHE was going to sleep that night?   But the look on one of the girls’ face as well as Merle’s when Mom turned on the light had me laughing :)

The weather forecast for tonight is 100 percent rain to add on to my muddy mess here :)

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22 Responses to Moving Forward on the Baby Quilt and Starflowers

  1. Karen Beigh says:

    The animals down the sides of the quilt are oh so cute.

  2. Eileen says:

    Hello, your quilt is beautiful. I love the sleeping photo. Cute capture of the family. It is muddy here too, more rain today. Enjoy your day and week ahead!

  3. Bernie says:

    What a sweet picture!
    The sailboat borders will be a fun finish to that sweet baby quilt.
    Lucky you to be able to sew in the car, in the back seat no less!! I would be sick after that. It makes me envious because much could be stitched on long car rides.

  4. Joyce says:

    LOL Well, the situation in the bed reminds me of the battle between you and Koopa for your couch and computer chair. The one who gets there first is the winner! – losers sit/sleep on the floor!
    I love your updates on weather and ordinary daily living. You are building an electronic version of those charming vintage diaries that detail what life was like on the prairie. “Put up some pears today after washing was hung on the line. Fed the chickens and pa whitewashed the fence.” I’m sure our great grandkids will marvel at the apparatus you employed to hang your quilt! Maybe they’ll even wonder what an SUV was while they glide around on the power of an embedded jet pack!

  5. Becca says:

    I love the warmer weather but the mud and slush are no fun at all. Your designs are all so amazing! :)

  6. Deb says:

    Joyce’s comment had me smiling! I do love reading your blog to see what is happening in the weather, neighborhood, town and with your family. That quilt is adorable and the sailboats will be a nice touch on the top and bottom. One lucky baby.
    Hope the mud season isn’t too difficult with all the doggies tracking it in.

  7. As always – great family photo. Love it. The quilt is beautiful, and I really like the sailboats. That baby is going to be looking all over at those bright colors.

  8. Colleen says:

    What lies beneath sounds so mysterious.
    Having never lived in snow country I never thought about that. Had I thought about this At all I’d have imagined the brown stuff would be on top and easy to pick up.
    But since it is warm it must sink right down and not be able to found until the thaw.
    What a yucky job.
    Well I am still learning

  9. Dawn says:

    Oh, how I would love a 60 degree day, mud and all. Sweet baby quilt.
    You have such a photogenic family!

  10. Love that appliqued (sp??) quilt. Beautiful. We are so covered in snow and we don’t have that springtime problem until March or April. But I know what you mean. Sweet photo of the family.

  11. Your baby quilt is adorable! I love the applique. And is your dog a Rottie? She looks like my LuLu. Best dogs ever. :-)

  12. Kyle says:

    The starflowers are wonderful and will be fun to do each month with a different color. Candid family photos are certainly entertaining.

  13. Gorgeous photo, they all look so cosy! Loving the baby quilt and all that applique detail.

  14. Jayne says:

    What a funny picture!! Love the expressions! This time of year it’s hard not to have a little snow, rain and lots of mud! Luckily we can stay inside and just quilt!

  15. What a sweet border on your baby quilt. Those sailboats are going to be a great addition. Hope the rain stops soon. Better than more snow though.

  16. That’s such a fun baby quilt! Definitely lots to look at for baby. The photo of your son and the girls, plus dog, in bed is priceless!

  17. Mari says:

    Beautiful starflowers! I would never have the patience for the baby quilt, but it looks great!

  18. Kate says:

    The baby quilt is very cute! Adding the animals and the sailboats was a great idea. Love the photo of the sleeping family. Happy stitching this next week.

  19. Ivani Vieira says:

    Beautiful star flowers!!
    Great photo of the sleeping family.

  20. Kathy says:

    all hail the dog bomb scooper as the most valued person in the household. Thanks so much for sharing your busy busy life.

  21. Ellen says:

    Cute photo! I have two dogs and it is nasty when ‘all is revealed’!

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