Still Waiting

Elizabeth’s due date came and went on Monday. Here it is Wednesday and Miss E still doesn’t want to come out and play yet.

The finishing of her quilt on Monday did nothing to entice her. It seems that she is quite cozy where she is, thank you very much.

The front:

The back:

Design: My own, if you can call it a design. Truly it’s nothing more than a huge 9-patch square enclosed by 2 borders.
Quilting: I used a combination of stitch-in-the-ditch, following lines in the themed fabric, and using cookie cutters to draw designs in the plain fabric squares.
Fabric: The princess squares and the back fabric are from a line called “Once Upon a Time”. I found it in my local quilting store (how spoiled I am to have both a quilting store and a sewing store within walking distance). Additionally the red heart fabric was also found in my local quilting store. The blue fabric was “donated” by Dan; it’s an old work shirt of his that no longer fit. The white fabric was from an old sheet. I just love to incorporate at least one “old” fabric in each of my quilts.
Duration: 1 week from start to finish; I think it’s the fastest I’ve ever completed a quilt. I should bottle this nesting instinct and sell it. I could make a fortune!


9 thoughts on “Still Waiting

  1. Ooh, hurry up little Elizabeth! Mommy’s tired of waiting for you to make an appearance! ;)

    The quilt looks gorgeous, honey. Can’t believe you still have the ability to craft this close to the end of your pregnancy- none of my friends who have had babies recently have been able to do much of anything the last two weeks of their pregnancies. Hope you have an easy delivery! Can’t wait to see her!

  2. The quilt is beautiful! I was just wondering about you and if Elly had arrived yet. Hope everything goes well…we’ll be waiting to hear from you. :)

  3. The quilt is so pretty! Can’t wait to see her in her room in person! I know you must be past ready. Here is hoping to a quick labor! Good luck!

  4. I think Miss E was waiting for the quilt. I always felt that the baby knew the right time to come so there was a total peace about it (even though I was huge and everyone kept asking me if there were twins.)

    1. Thank you, Teresa!
      I was sorry to have missed it. It was such a joy to attend last year.
      I am already looking forward to next year.
      Yarn fumes, eh? I’ll have to try that. I’m getting to the point where I’m willing to try anything to entice Elly out of her happy home.

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