Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Goodies and LizzieB Crea8ive

I squeaked under the deadline! Today was the last day the guild was accepting quilt show submissions. I was ready to turn it in at the last meeting, but I didn't know I was supposed to include the Challenge description.

I also made the decision to put a $250 price tag on it. For whatever reason, I'm not emotionally attached to the quilt. I think because it didn't quite turn out like I envisioned in my head. I wanted it to look like a flower, yellow center, purple pedals, blue and green leaves. The other thing is the yellow-orange fabric dominates the quilt, when I was trying to make the blue-green dominate by making it the biggest diamond. Between the very heavy quilting and use of hand dyed fabrics, I put a larger price tag than I normally would.

The program meeting today was Beth Hawkins from the LizzieB Crea8ive team. She did a slideshow combined with showing the actual quilts she had on hand. When she came to the blue sunflower quilt... I knew I would want that pattern!

We've had several trunk shows over the years, but this is the first time I actually bought a pattern. I just adore those flowers and figured it's about time I had a quilt made with them. :)

Lastly, all is going well in my pregnancy! I'm definitely starting to look pregnant now. This is my official 5 months photo. There's been a lot of kicking of the late.

I'm hoping to hit garage sales in the next several weeks, I'm on the look out for a bed for the baby. Our first thought was to get a pack'n'play, but I'm open to other deals we might find. Cash can talk a nice bargain. ;)



Prairie Homemaker said...

That is a pretty quilt Leah.
You look so sweet! I am glad your pregnancy is progressing well!

Melzie said...

word to the wise from a BTDT gal, the 2ndhand crib I got turned out to be recalled so do your homework first :) love the belly pic, hi baby! xoxo mel

Nanci said...

I with you; I can definitely see why you had to have the pattern for the Sunflower Quilt. It's really STRIKING!!!

I imagine your are getting so anxious for the baby to arrive. You are looking good.

gamawinkie said...

You look great! Good luck on the challenge. Have fun shopping for the little excited for you.

Chrissie said...

you're looking so good, kiddo! love you bunches! :)

Lori in South Dakota said...

put a crib in the sewing room, and have the pack and play for the bedroom. If you want to sew, the baby can nap/sleep in the bedroom--but at night when you REALLY DO need your rest, put the baby in the crib. I heard every little wheeze and snort when the baby was in the room, and so did my daughter. Much easier to sleep with them in the next room and the baby monitor on--you can hear the big important noises, but not little squeeks and snorts! Besides, not much sewing will get done the first six weeks, trust me on this!! You can always sew, but enjoy the baby when they are small, they grow SO FAST!

♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

I must agree with the other gals. Pregnancy certainly looks good on you.

bingo~bonnie said...

Leah, you are looking so Beautiful! I love seeing the photos of you as your baby bump starts to appear ;)

I think you'll be glad to ditch the idea of only using a PNP... they are nice for traveling, but for everyday use they can start to wear on your back bending over so low to pick up the bay or put them down softly after you get them asleep... I know b/c I had to use one for 23 straight days with a 17 month old when we were evacuated a few years for Hurricane Rita.

My girlfriend used hers in her bedroom set up all the time by her bed so the baby would be in a safe zone to watch cartoons so she could get a shower every day - I wish I had thought of that way back when... ;0)

Good luck selling your quilt! Love from Texas! ~Bonnie

Quilts And Pieces said...

Your looking wonderful!