Friday, April 22, 2011

does cutting count?

Pin It Steiger wants to live outside these days.  Since it has been pretty nice, and I have been home this week with him, and I know what's coming this summer (big belly in 100 degree plus weather) -- we have spent many hours.
I should probably set up my sewing machine... but I haven't yet, just my small cutting board, and a little table.

May is my month for VIBees, but, like always, I had trouble deciding what to do for my theme.  I had originally thought I was going to do this block...

But I decided that I wanted my Bee friends to still like me at the end... and they might not after all those set-in seams.

So then I pulled this pile of fabric.

I've been collecting Tanya Whelan for quite some time, with it always in the back of my mind to make for a little girl I might have one day.  But it didn't seem quite right for my "petals" theme.  

Then I remembered a Dresden I had made for Jessica, and went a new direction with my fabric.




I went with a pink, fuschia, chartreuse, and aqua palette -- inspired by Jessica's Dresden, this picture from design-seeds, and this gorgeous hot pink peony I picked up at Costco last week.



My bee friends will be getting a stack of charm squares, and a nice big piece of white background.





I was happy with my change, but I still loved the Tanya Whelan fabric.  I just think it needs to be half-square triangles (that's what I've always envisioned.)  So that's what I'm doing.  Lots of cutting, and sewing has commenced on a second "if it's a girl quilt" -- but this one will be made entirely by Mama.  



The irony here is that I think we're having boy #2.


12 comments:

Kelly said...

Well, then this will be your "I'm the only girl in this house and I'm proud of it" quilt! I love the fabric you chose!

Angela said...

i thought for sure Caitlyn was a boy... ;)

felicity said...

Haha you'll have another boy for SURE if you finish both those quilts before baby's arrival!

Little Miss Shabby said...

I love the petal idea that you went with! And I thought my Chloe was gonna be a boy. =)

Meghan said...

I love the fabric!!! I can't wait to have my go with it and do something baby :)!!!

Sarah Craig said...

And yes, cutting counts!!! pretty fabrics!!

Stormy Days said...

Everyone of those stacks made me drool. You know if you make girl quilts you'll have a boy and vice versa, fate loves to laugh at us.

Regina said...

Sigh. I miss California. I don't like the weather here. We'll finally have a nice warm day (um...yeah 50 degrees is warm now) and the next day it will be dark, gloomy, rainy, freezing.

I thought my pregnancy with Sophia (due end of August) would be worse than with Eddie (due end of December) but I had an easier time being pregnant in the summer.

Sending you pink vibes.

Sara said...

Gorgeous color palette! Are those peonies---my fave!

Arantxa said...

Hola Tracy! como va tu barriga? te encuentras bien?. Mi pequeño Erik ya está con nosotros. Un beso.

AllieKatMom said...

You may be surprised...it could still be a girl. KMFX for you :)

And can I tell you how happy I am that I dont have to make that first block LOL

Vesuviusmama said...

I'm not in your bee, but I'm sure they are all happy with you for not requesting a block with set in seams. That might have made me give up!

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