Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A very hungry caterpillar

Woohoo, I finally worked out foundation piecing and, once I did, this quilt top came together amazingly quickly.
I am really happy with how it turned out!Of course it won't actually get quilted until after the baby arrives, but I managed to get it sandwiched today - with flannel as backing - nice and cosy.

I saw my obstetrician today. Things are slowly starting to happen, so I might get that spontaneous labour after all...but, if not, we are booked in for an amniotomy (breaking the waters) next Thursday morning (21 Aug). Fingers crossed baby #2 makes his arrival before then!

15 comments:

Clare said...

I love it - well done. Fantastic colours and I especially love the caterpillar.

Hope everything goes ok for you.

*Hugs*

Duyvken said...

That looks fantastic Lily! I can't believe you doubled over long enough to get a whole quilt sandwiched and basted! You are a star. And I hope baby makes his own way here so you don't have to wait that long, I had to have my waters broken EVERY time. I am sure I would still be pregnant with my first baby if modern medicine hadn't helped me along!

Kristie said...

I sure hope that all goes well for you and the baby! I know when you are at the end how stressful it can be! I remember with my last one, I was trying everything in the world to put myslef in labor!! :) The doctor said to walk alot.......so I would walk and do jumping jacks! hehehe! I was so ready for the baby to be born! And in the end....my water broke while I was out shopping! I looked like I had peed my pants you should have saw me trying to get out of that shopping mall!!!!

I love the quilt! I really enjoy do paper piecing, I actually have 3 paper pieced quilts going right now! The flannel will make it so soft and cozy!
Kristie

Joyce said...

Very nice. Good luck in the baby department. Maybe use Kristie's method and go shopping1 Lol.

Louise said...

What a beautiful quilt Lily, those hungry caterpillars are so cute! Nice and bright colours that will also hide any baby accidents ;)

Good luck with the spontaneous labour, fingers crossed it happens before Thursday!

Louise xx

Little Munchkins said...

Another lovely quilt from you. Love all those colours in the quilt too.

Come on baby, make an appearance soon!

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I love paper piecing - once you have the angles all figured out it always looks so good. Good luck with nature taking its course.

Catherine said...

Good luck for Thursday....if not before....Love the Caterpillar quilt..it is one of my favourite childrens stories!! Cathyx

Emma said...

Fantastic quilt, Lily! The butterflies are terrific! Great to see you're well and truly on the foundation-piecing bandwagon now, too!

Selina said...

Beautiful. Good luck with the spontaneous labour. I hope your little one co-operates.

Belinda said...

Gorgeous! The foundation piecing really sets the fabric off.

Hope bubs cooperates with you and comes before next Thurs!

Gabrielle said...

The quilt is wonderful - you are so clever! I've just got a book on foundation piecing, and it is a bit intimidating, but I will have to give it a go. Best wishes for labour starting soon - I have all my fingers and toes crossed for you!

Karen said...

Lily your little boy and my Georgia should get together - both keeping their mum's waiting like that!!
Gorgeous quilt, clever you tackling the foundation piecing - it's my all-time favourite story I think.

Mands said...

Lily - that is unreal - you did a fantastic job.

Sandy said...

Wow, wonderful baby quilt! I love the colors, it's so cheerful. Good work, Lily. The baby will love it, too.