Winner, sort of, and Eliza update

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So....a couple weeks ago I was auditioning fabric for my Gypsy Kisses Quilt in this post. Thanks to everyone for helping me evaluate my fabric and consider what is important to me in this quilt.
Hands down the green Denise Schmidt fabric was most popular in the comments. I love that fabric too. But I was still in a muddle. None of the fabrics seemed just right or rather they ALL seemed that they would work.
However, Silly me. When I measured my fabrics, I didn't have enough yardage of any of them. I even had some sweet friends offer to augment my yardage and share with me to get enough of several of the auditioned fabrics. But I couldn't ask anyone to do that. So then there was even more puzzling over what to do. Re-reading the comments did help me in one big way. It helped me realize that I wanted to stay true to the original quilt, so I decided to stick with a blue floral. And because I didn't have enough yardage, I went with an entirely new piece of fabric.
One of my weaknesses is reading pattern instructions. I have several different books/directions for pickle jar quilts that I have been looking at and trying to use for help. I really thought this middle background blue was going to be curved pieced. Nope. This Gypsy Kisses pattern appliques this section.
I actually had to read the directions to get it right and it wasn't really that hard. Much easier than curved piecing for sure. This is the only section I have completed so far. We'll see how the rest go and if they come together in rows.
Little Eliza is still in the NBICU. There is just no predictable path for her. She still has the feeding tube and is back on and off oxygen from day to day. But she is growing and turning into such a pretty, sweet baby. She's been having oxygen desaturations when she is fed or moved lately but in the past few days that has improved. She's being treated for reflux so her feedings are better right now as well. Thank you for all your prayers and sweet comments about her. They are so appreciated.

-nanette
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28 comments

Lynn said...

I love the blue and I can sympathize with your pattern reading issues. I am the same way. The "I know how to do that, I don't need to read the instructions" has gotten me into trouble more than once. Maybe one day I'll learn.
Eliza is absolutely beautiful. I love her hair!

Shelley said...

what a little trooper she is!! a so adorable! May God's protection and angels continue to surround her and your family!

Nedra said...

Seeing your pickle dishes put together is really inspiring me to pull mine out! I have 2 quilts to finish and then it comes next.
And thank you for sharing a current picture of sweet little Eliza. Such a difficult way for her to start life. I see such a resemblance to her grandma nanette, and know she has all the love and support to grow and be strong.

Sentimentally Me said...

Love the Pickle Dish Quilt, but mostly the photo of your beautiful Miss Eliza!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The blue is a winner Nanette! More prayers for sweet little Eliza.

Cynthia said...

The aqua is beautiful and it does make the gypsy kisses pop!! It is much easier to audition fabrics in person :)
Eliza is really sweet.That is such a strain on the family to have her in the hospital for so long. I am glad she is improving :)

Cheryl said...

What a little sweethear Eliza is. I always keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. She will be home before you know it. Love the blue fabric that you picked...perfect!!!

Annette said...

Look at all that gorgeous hair! She is beautiful. And your block is beautiful too. I love how all those fabrics came together.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh! Sweet little Eliza is looking so alert and healthy -- her coloring is so pretty. Thank you for the update. I love the blue that you've chosen for your pickle dish. I didn't realize you could applique them either -- I'm thinking that would be a much better choice!

verykerryberry said...

What a sweet picture! She has a strong look in her expression, you just have to take it as it comes with high dependency situations I guess but she looks like she has some grit x

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Your Gypsy Kisses block is so pretty...love the blue fabric in the middle.

That little Eliza is sweet...I hope she continues to go from strength to strength.

Jackie said...

Love the fabric that you ended up choosing.
So glad to see the update on Eliza, I was thinking and praying for her just yesterday! She does look alert and like she is growing. I will continue my prayers and well wishes!

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Cardygirl said...

Eliza is certainly a sweet little babe...glad she is steadily growing! Love the block too!

Kelli said...

Ahh, she's such a doll. Continued prayers. :) I love the fabric you picked.. the color and the smaller flowers, I can't wait to see this quilt done. It's going to be a stunner for sure!
xo

Muddling Through said...

Ha! When all else fails read the instructions. I usually leave that for last thing to try. Muddler, you know. Eliza is beautiful, and I'm glad she's getting better. God is good. She'll be home with her family soon.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I like the fabric you choose!
Eliza is just so beautiful! Look at all her hair! I am glad there are more good days than bad. She is a little trooper.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Linda ELIZA que bom que esta se recuperando bem,Deus te abençoe guerreira menina.Seu trabalho esta bem feito e vai emendar certo.Um grade beijo e muitas BENÇÃOS.

PamKittyMorning said...

Glad to catch up on Eliza! xo

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Prayers sent for sweet little Eliza. Bless her heart, she's so cute. :)

Love your blog.

Blessings always

Connie said...

Your pickle dish block is so neat! More prayers coming your way for little Eliza!

Lauren said...

The aqua fabric you chose is just gorgeous, but not as lovely as little Eliza. She's adorable. Hope she is able to go home soon.

Lori Holt said...

Awww...cute photo of Eliza..cutie patootie!
And Lady Gaga quilt...
oh
my
gosh.
what else can I say?...amazing.

MB in MI said...

Eliza and your teacups are adorable. What a sweet baby!

Sherry said...

Thank you for the update on Eliza. What a sweetheart! Keeping all of you in my thoughts & prayers.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Sweet little Eliza!!

Wow, I would never have thought that inner piece would be appliqued on,,,,hhhmm, interesting and I'm sure sooooo much easier on the nerves!!

Pure eye candy!!!

Sharon said...

What a sweet little thing she is. Bless her heart!!

Jen in NY said...

I'm glad Eliza is improving! She is sooooo cute. I have a new niece and a new nephew, I'm loving the baby time I've been getting! :-) I hope Eliza gets to come home real soon! xo Jen