Thursday, March 04, 2010

My how the weather does change around here. Tuesday the mercury 'soared' to near 50 degrees. I even opened a window and let in some fresh air. Wednesday the window was slammed shut by mother nature. She brought a full day of little snow flurries. Nothing accumulating, but surely not gardening weather.
One thing about those little dustings of snow -
they let you know if there have been visitors at your front door. Guess they couldn't reach the bell, so went on their merry way.
Yesterday I put the last stitches in Harper's memory quilt.
It's difficult to see, but in each corner is a quilted motif of something that Harper loved - treats, riding in the Jeep, the picket fence, and her favorite toy - Duck Baby. The angel blocks have her name and dates.
Now it's back to the hexagons. Hubby and I have filled up the little basket.
I'm going to go back to adding pieces to the top and Hubby says he will keep basting. With six diamonds left in my pile, I'll soon need to make more. I wonder how he feels about making blocks?

30 comments:

MaryEQuilter said...

Libby - all that snow dusting here in metro-Boston too! You are in hexagon world, and I am in flying geese world - seems every BOM I have, plus a guild project I am working on has flying geese - I am using multiple methods to make them so I am getting very good at it. will post some pics on my blog later.
We get 50's on Saturday and Yahoo - all the windows will be open. Peace Mary in MA

Lori said...

Oh my! That is our usual weather, but it's been very mild here.
Great finish on Harper's quilt.

Karen said...

The memory quilt is very special! Do you have a place for it?

Wonder who your visitor was? We get a visit from a raccoon and armadillo at night.

Stina said...

What a lovely quilt ...your memory quilt for Harper.. Like how you added all those special things about her!!
Well.. All I can say.. you are lucky to have that guy basting for you.. so sweet.. but better off.. he might learn the love for quilting..:o)

Chelle (Dana) said...

I have my windows opened right now. Unfortunately, they are calling for snow again this weekend. I'm hoping not, as I'm enjoying having some sunshine for a change.

Tell DH good job from us! Now if I could get mine to follow suit, I might get more done. Mine has threatened to learn to cross stitch years ago, just because he had some Dale Earnhardt Sr cross stitch patterns that he wanted me to do. But he never did. He just didn't let me work on anything else, until I got them stitched for him. LOL

KC Quilter said...

The memory quilt is so wonderful. I'll bet Harper is smiling down... How fantastic that hubby is joining in on the hexie fu!!!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Yes, this weather is crazy here also. It is supposed to be 62 degrees tomorrow.

Harper would be proud of her quilt!

Jeanette said...

It's so nice to get some "spring" weather! We've had a bit, but it could change any time. :-) I love Harper's quilt, so sweet and a lovely memory.

That's great your DH is helping you with your hexagon's. I can't imagine mine doing that.

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

Harper's memory quilt is so sweet.

How awesome that hubbie is helping you baste!!! What a keeper he is. And won't that just make that quilt even more of an heirloom than it already would have been for your children, cause Mom and Dad BOTH put love into it!

I wonder if years from now you will think about what you two were talking about while you basted.

Carol said...

Those little footprints are so cute! I just love Harper's memory quilt...you made it so special.

Loris said...

Love those little pawprints. I would love to see who they belong too. It's always fun to see them around here..usually belonging to raccoons in my neighborhood...though not marked in snow which would be even more fun :-)
Harper's Angel quilt is wonderful and reflects very sweet memories. You made some awesome touches on it.
Go team! with the hexagons. This is going to be an even more special quilt with your DH's help!

sewprimitive karen said...

Those prepared hexagons are mesmerizing...it's just so great that your husband is basting away on them. Harper's Memory Quilt is very touching.

jilly said...

I love how your hubby is helping you with all those hexies. Maybe he could do a "manly" post for all those other hubbies who aren't;-)
Would love for mine to help.

Blessings,
Jilly

Linda said...

Hey, you've got a good thing going there with hubby and the hexagons! I would definitely challenge him to move on to blocks!! What a keeper!

WoolenSails said...

Did I hear that right, your husband does the basting? LOL I tried getting mine to cut up the wool jackets, but no go. Love how you did the stitching on the corners, wonderful memories.

Debbie

julieQ said...

I really enjoy seeing the tracks left by visitors. We have quite a lot of wildlife for living in suburbia, and enjoy their visits. I think it is wonderful your husband is helping you with your hexies!

Quilter Kathy said...

I bet that a few tears are stitched into Harper's quilt...it's a lovely tribute.
And that DH of yours is a keeper...can your blogger friends send him some jobs?!?

Sharon said...

Harpers memory quilt is beautiful, what a lovely job with all the special messages in it. You were blessed to have him in your life!

anne bebbington said...

Careful now Libby - don't you kill off that golden goose :o)

dee said...

Lovely Harper quilt. Very sweet.

Your hubby is the coolest guy. I often catch Roger looking at something I'm working on with concentration. Next time maybe I'll ask for help. Using his engineering mind has saved me from making huge measurement mistakes. On a project like the hexies-having help is the best!

AnnieO said...

The little tracks are so cute! Out here, we might see that in ash after some fires, but never in snow :)

Harper's quilt is sweet and poignant.

I wonder how he feels about making blocks too...

Guðrún said...

The memory quilt is lovely, has a lot of meaning to you and your family. Soon your DH will be making hexagon quilts.

Sweet P said...

What a gorgeous quilt! We had a gorgeous here on Tuesday too. We didn't get the dusting of snow though. The snow melted as soon as it hit the ground. Enjoy this nice weekend!

MARCIE said...

I am so impressed that your husband is helping with the basting! What a guy! And your tribute to Harper is wonderful. Do those cute little footprints belong to a squirrel per chance? Oh-oh!

Chocolate Cat said...

Harpers memory quilt is so precious, what a lot of love you will of put into every stitch. How wonderful that not only will your hexogan project be finished sooner with help but will be such a shared memory and delight to use.

Stephanie D. said...

Lovely little quilt, Libby.

Sure, why not teach hubby about block-making? You can make twice as much if he will agree! lol

Cathi said...

We had glorious mild temperatures this weekend. I'm going to continue to hope for early spring. :-)
Love the little footprints. Wonder who left them.

suz said...

What a wonderful memory quilt for Harper!
I love that your husband is basting your hexagons! You are very lucky!
And welcome to NE weather! This past weekend is just to remind you of what is coming soon. We'll probably get hit one more time before it's all over. Actually, we've had a pretty mild winter this year - all our weather went south for the winter!

QuiltedSimple said...

I LOVE the memory quilt - it's beautiful. And I really hope it warms up sometime soon.....I've had enough snow:)
Kris

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Well done on the litchen finish and Harper's looks great. I am very impressed with that sewing husband, I just basted hexes on my car trip and have popped in here to remeber how you are laying out your blocks, couldn't quite get it right!
Cheers, Tracey