Monday, April 7, 2008

Where is Spring?

I can't believe it's snowing!! My poor daffodils!


I guess I should be grateful for this weather otherwise I wouldn't have wanted to be inside working on my weekend project and new hobby.

My sister found out that she is also having a little girl so we decided to each make a quilt. I'm now officially obsessed with quilting. Mostly because the 'Ginger Blossom' line of fabric is so stinkin' cute!! Collin went to a conference for our church Saturday night so Avery and I watched 'Enchanted' and I sewed all the squares and borders together.


Do you love the baby bump? I wish Collin would have been home to take a picture when Avery had to sit on my lap as I sewed. It was a tight squeeze! :)

Since this is my first quilt I kept it simple with 4.5" squares and a top and bottom border. I'm excited to finish the rest-or I guess pay someone to do the embroidery design. :)


49 comments:

Brooke said...

Very Cute!! I have always been opposed to sewing, but you are right the ginger blossom line is ADORABLE. . . it's making me itch to sew something. Then of course you make it look so easy :)

Are those daffodils pictures you took? How sad to see snow on them. . . Spring is my FAVORITE time of year!

Conference was GREAT! I don't know if you heard this talk, but my husband was teasing me about scrapbooking, internet surfing, and all of the other projects I like to do. NICE! In my defense the speaker did say pick a couple things and become good at them so you are well rounded!!

amydc said...

All this quilting, awesome scrapping, mini books, a toddler & pregnancy. I don't know how you do, but you seem to do it well!

elizabeth said...

Hi Brooke,
Yes, I braved the snow and slick ground this morning for that pic!:) I couldn't resist after waking up to snow and hail!
Conference was great wasn't it?!

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Erin said...

Liz, that's awesome that you are getting into quilting! I absolutely love the fabric and just happen to be using some of that exact fabric in the quilt I'm making right now. One little known fact about me is that I LOVE to quilt!!! Maybe I'll get brave enough someday to post pictures of some of my quilts on my blog...we'll see. The next time we get together maybe you and I can quilt while the boys watch a game or something. :)

Heather Telford said...

Look how cute your little belly is!! I love it!! Sitting is getting very uncomfortable right about now for me!! Oh wait everything is uncomfortable!! :)

4guysandagirl said...

Such bueatiful fabrics! I also have a passion for quilting. Well, most of it. I love picking the fabrics and putting then together but most of the time I just tack then together because the actual quilting part is not really my 'thang'. LOL!

Nancy said...

I love the fabrics, could you tell me what company the "Ginger blossom" line is made by..Thanks I would love to create something from my daughter who is away attending her first year of college.

Latrice said...

How exciting that you and your sister are preggers at the same time!!My sister and I were too!! I had Annastasia on her due date and her daughter was born five days later.

Gorgeous quilt. I need to do some sewing too!!

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elizabeth said...

Hi Nancy,
It's by Sandi Henderson for Micheal Miller fabrics and you should be able to find some at

www.fabric.com or
www.fatquartershop.com

How fun! Your daughter would love it!

Em said...

I love the fabrics too. So cute! You are such a crafty girl. I was a little worried about that talk about the scrapbooking and stuff too. I'm glad they clarified it. Where would we be with out scrapbooking?

Sarah E. said...

Looks like your quilt is going to be beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished product! :) Take care!

emily said...

looks good so far :)

Ariana said...

I love that fabric! I can't wait to start quilting after we move.

I like the picture that shows your baby bump. Did you use a timer to take these or was this after Collin was home?

And I don't know that I've ever commented on your blog- I found it after seeing you on Creating Keepsakes (I think).

Rachel said...

Elizabeth...I love your quilt! That fabric is too adorable. I would love to start quilting, but I feel like I wouldn't know where to start! Have you done other big sewing projects before?

Love it :) Oh, and that baby bump is too cute!

charity said...

so cute!! i love the baby bump and my little niece inside. the quilt is going to be so cute!!

ARob said...

the quilt is so cute! I love the small squares. I want to start quilting sometime soon! You are getting so big!!

1978 said...

Hey good to see ya! Did you get a ton of snow today! wow.

I have new images on my blog check them out

Holly T. said...

Now that is healthy looking belly! :)
Fun fabrics...enjoy!

eRiCa said...

love the quilt, the colors rock. So is it hard to make? I have been wanting to make a quilt for years now, but just feel like it's so time consuming...so...am I right in my assumption?

Nancy said...

Elizabeth thanks for the sources for the fabrics! My best to you and your growing family1

Kay said...

Wow that is some beautiful fabric. I'm one of those people that collects fabric even though I don't own a machine! I know it's a sickness but I can't pass up pretty fabric! Looks like your quilt is coming right along!

Cassie said...

Those fabrics are gorgeous. My mom keeps trying to get me to try quilting. She's amazing at it, but I don't think I have it in me. I think I'll stick to sewing on my SB pages for now.
Make sure you post that quilt when it's all finished.

yvonne said...

Love the quilt so far. Love the colors. I have been wanting to try this too, but I haven't yet. I like the idea of simple squares.
thanks for more inspiration.
Yvonne

Douglass Family said...

I am so glad you are a sewing geek too! I am into sewing lately as well! I have been working on a quilt for months. Hopefully someday I will finish. My mom just had someone machine quilt a blanket for Bryson and it was a VERY decent price. She is in Orem, or Provo so if you are interested let me know and I can get her name for ya! Hope you are doing well. Gotta love "building the nest!"
Hugs
Mandy

dawnsing said...

WOW, that fabric is YUMMO! Hmmm...what can I sew? That'd make some really fun valances for my studio!

Love the baby bump :) and your quilt looks like it's gonna be adorable!

lizz said...

hey, love the quilt. i just started sewing again..it's been a LONG time. love your site..it's inspried me to let loose and get crafty :)

hey, what tool did you use on your daffodil pic?

inara said...

very cute fabric, and Enchanted is such a great movie!!!

Jake and Jessica Fillmore said...

I have been sewing a lot lately too and its kind of rewarding to see a finished project, dont you think? Enchanted is a great movie except for Jake likes it more than I do now- dont tell anyone I said that :) but I liked it so much I watched it 3 times in a row and got a little burnt out so now I cant watch it for a long time. You know how it is. Its a little over-the-top dramatic but its still cute. We find out in 2 more days what we are having- cant wait!!!

stephanie said...

beautiful fabric. my first quilt is very much in the squares stage....months down the line!

Kass Martin said...

Super cute. I love sewing projects. I feel so accomplished after. It's pretty pathetic, the size of my smile after I finish something is ear to ear. Love the birdie shirt too!

Lan said...

Beautiful fabrics! Now I'm thinking of trying one for my sister's baby.

Melissa Allred said...

liz, cute quilt my neighbor next store is a quilter but she does all the sewing after your done. so if you need her number just let me know she is awesome! I love that she loves your ipod so cute! she is getting so big! Tell collin congrats thats awesome he did that triathalon!

Queen of Paper said...

I love all that fabric. It's to die for. I can't wait to see the finish project!

Ashley said...

It looks gorgeous! How fun!

EmmaJ said...

I watched Enchanted while my husband went to conference too! But I am making a mobile, not a quilt! Too coincidental!

melanie33 said...

I just stumbled onto your cute blog! I hope you don't mind random stranger comments;)
I watched enchanted while the boys were at confrence as well. I was elbow deep in a mini album for my son's school due monday. (I started Saturday; procrastination: that's me!)
May I say your taste in music is supreme?

Lindsey Lee said...

SO after 38 comments im not going to say anything different...very stinkin cute!! Do they have cute boyish fabric? I need to be more crafty!! also...Cute belly Liz.

ScrapFairy said...

That fabric is so adorable.

And I hear you on the snow, we had it last week during our spring break. So weird, not much of a SPRING break for the kids.

noel joy said...

very cute! love that fabric. :)

Anonymous said...

Collin - we found your site on our "Team Orme" March for Babies in Rochester, Minnesota and we're wondering how you know the Ormes? None of us girls on the team know you so we were wondering how you know Nick and Cassi - here's the link to your site http://www.marchforbabies.org/personal_page.asp?w=31013422&u=cbass_kartch let us know
Thanks! Team Orme

Allie said...

Here's 'random stranger' comment #2! :) Super cool quilting project. I received a sewing machine a few years ago for Christmas but I haven't played with it too much. I'm thinking more and more I should make that a priority.

littlegreen said...

I love the colors in this quilt Liz, so cute!!
let's get together next time Holly comes down...

joscelyne cutchens said...

I love those too! Have you been to Sandi's blog? I found her through the michael miller fabric blog and I love it! I have them linked on my blog...
sandi's blog

Sandi Henderson said...

How funny! (One of my blog readers sent me over here) I designed that there fabric and funny enough, I am in the process of making my very first quilt ever too. Oddly enough, I'm using the same fabric as you..;) Adorable blog here!

Sandi Henderson

mrs apple juice said...

So cute! That makes me want to make one for my own little girl on the way. I love the fabric! Where can I buy that line?

Kit Kartchner said...

Hi LIz. . . . let's get together on some Sunday afternoon and tie your quilt top together for little You-Know-Who with the family all able to put in some of the stitches! We could tie it up with love.

Avery and I had so much fun this morning. . .while Daddy was at work and you were in Mesa at the CK conference. . . and when she went to sleep, I had to, too! Now I know why Grandma's don't have babies at my age! WHEW. . . I needed the nap as much as she did!

Did you know Pah-pah is calling your girls" Q and A"?

Suz said...

Beautiful fabrics!

I'm a quilter too. I think scrapbooking and quilting are kind of similar. Scrapbooking is better because you get the completed project done much quicker but they both have addicting "stash" collecting.