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.