3.2.09

Project Time!

So this may be anti-climatic now that you have all waited so long. But here is one of the projects I have been working on. This is a baby quilt that I made for my good friend Sharla. They are having a little girl, of course, and her name, is Lola! Could that name be any more perfect! I think that this quilt has Lola written all over it. I made these little fabric flowers to go on top and I love their scoochie nature. I realized as I was editing the pics though that I forgot to add the cute buttons I bought for the center of each flower. I will have to go back and add those for sure!! Anways the colour is a little wonky on my monitor, So I hope it rings true for the rest of you.






The other projects I have been pulling off are: Everyday living. This has been a challenging one for me lately. I am finding the mood swings in this pregnancy to be not so kind! I feel like a bit of a wreck, with tears ready to flow at the drop of a hat, and a little bit of rage not to far behind. I know that I am being ridiculous when I am being just that. I just can't seem to do anything about it.

Oh and on Jan 23rd I pulled off (sorta) a surprise 30th birthday party for my husband Kent. It was so fun to have some friends gather, eat, play rockband, and 'the celebrity game' sooo much fun! Kent was a little suspicious, but all in all it went well. I was very tired after the whole ordeal. Surprises are a lot of work!! Thanks to all of you that helped me pull it off.

Oh and the next project in the works is a fun one!!! My Bro and Sis-inlaw are adopting the sweetest little girl!! We are calling her Little Miss for the time being. Well Little Miss needs an amazing room seeing as she will be the only girl with 4 brothers! Daria has 'hired' me to make the quilt and such in the room. I have free reign! And that leads to SO many ideas! The collection is by Tanya Whelan a friend of Daria's, and famous in her own right. It's pieces of the Darla collection. I'll try and post some 'along the way' pics of it all. So stay tuned!

15 comments:

Ashley Dawn said...

Wow Liz, that is AMAZING. I love those flowers. I just might have to hire you when I become rich and famous. I'm so happy for Nathan and Daria. That's so wonderful. Good luck to all involved.

Katie said...

That quilt screams Lola! I am in love with the colour combination... maybe I do want a girl instead of a boy (only a few more weeks!)... and ya, you really should post some belly photos! I'm so in love with those colours. Can't wait to see what you do for Little Miss. Those fabrics look incredible! Love you!

Lisa said...

Beautiful quilt.

I had terrible mood swings when I had my twins. ;) Good luck!

Lindsay Cranmer said...

Man that quilt is awsome! The colours are perfect and I am in love with the little flowers, Lola is a lucky little girl!

Mandi said...

Oh my gosh! Liz, you seriously make me look bad. This quilt is to DIE for. Seeing as how I have 2 girls myself, I know she will love it! I really need to learn some skills...

pescbrico said...

what a beautiful quilt! I hope the pregnancy gets easier on you soon :)

Ginny said...

Love the flowers. They make it so girly!

Stephanie M Larsen said...

Not anti climatic in the least. I love it. It's beautiful liz. You know how I feel about little fabric buttons or flowers!! So cute. Love the fabrics.

Sheers said...

Liz - that's a beautiful quilt! I love it. You are so talented.

Daria - Boutique Cafe said...

I'm LOVING the "Lola Quilt", you're so right - it totally screams LOLA to me too!

BEAUTIFUL work Liz. You amaze me so much!

Heather said...

That quilt is so striking. I love the richness of the reds and the coolness of the blue. What an eye you have. Lola is lucky to have extra love.

Cheryl A said...

You are going to have fun decorating for Little Miss.
Very nice quilt too, it does indeed scream Lola to me too.

Sarah Pead said...

I love the flowers that you sewed to the front. Is that a rough applique? Please share how you did that! I would love to do something like that as an embellishment on some purses I'm making.

Magnolia Designs said...

Just found your blog...you are super talented, and very brave to be having a 4th little one. I am currently 24 weeks with my second (our 3rd) and have been experiencing soooo many of the same things you have. It seems like this one has produced far more unpleasant side effects that the first pregnancy...just can't wait to meet our little "Lawson".

I LOVE your Lola quilt and LOVE the name too! Just wondering if you would share how you did those adorable little flowers. I am doing some quilts for my girls right now and would love to incorporate some of those cuties! Did you attach them after it was quilted? Did you take any precautions so that they wouldn't fray "too much"? Any tips would be appreciated! Could you e-mail me to kfmurray@shaw.ca?

Thanks, Kathy

HOPE said...

So glad to have found your blog..your quilts are wonderful. This is a lovely yet simple design that shows the fabric choices so well.

Congratulations on all your accomplishments!

HOPE