Progress Report: New Wave Quilt

This New Wave has a lot of cutting involved.  A lot.  It’s clearly evident in my stack of 72 trapezoids.  That’s 4-6 cuts per piece.  That’s 288-432 cuts and that doesn’t even include the sashing (we are getting all mathy up in here lately).  Of course, I didn’t actually make all 432 cuts.  I did get smart and cut many pieces at once.  Still.  It’s taken days, but  they are very pretty.  I’m eager to see how this one comes together; there is something very charming about those whales and pinwheels.
 
When I first saw a photo of the New Wave quilt you know what I thought?  “Gee that sure looks pretty.”  You know what I should have thought? “Gee look at all those pieces.”

Lou Lou Thi Pillows

 

These pillows have been a long time coming. I’ve done the math. It’s been Exactly 100 days since I originally showed you this fabric. Little did I know at the time, that was the Summer Totem fabric in grapefruit (pale pink background) not tart (white background) as I originally thought. It’s been about 93 days since I ordered the white fabric from Esty, about 24 days since it all got washed, and 22 since I bought the zippers. It’s been 12 days since I looked up tutorials (I used this super easy one from design sponge) and 10 days since I made the pillows. That’s 100 days from fabric to blog post. How long did it take me to actually make the pillows? Oh, about 2 hours. Well worth it since we now have our summer pillows and it’s October. Oh well. They really pop against our light gray sofa. I love them. They are backed in Little Folks voile Pastry Line in olive and are super soft ( I used some interfacing to give the voile a little more stability.) The best part: zippers! I made our last pillow covers before I hade uncovered the mysteries of zippers and ended up sewing them right on the pillows. This is much more convenient. So now I have my summer pillows, it’s time to think about my fall pillows….

 

Christmas Sewing

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 I have an announcement to make.  Christmas sewing has commenced!  I have never been this on top of things before.  Ever.  I have a few projects I want to get done for Christmas, some of them are super secret until later.  One of them is that super cute baby quilt with that beautiful fabric from a few days ago.  Fabric has been purchased, washed, ironed, and some of it has even been cut.  It’s going to be a good Christmas.

The Makings of Something Cute

 

Another trip to City Craft yields the makings of a super cute baby quilt.  I think I’m going to try Elizabeth Hartman’s New Wave this time.  We’ve fallen head over heals for the Whale Watch in this house.  I think I’ll have to go back and get some more.

Left Column: Kona Cotton, Natural | Little Apples by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics, Aqua Sweater Check | Jay-Cyn Designs Storyboek for Birch Fabric, Whale Watch in Shroom

Center Column: Robert Allen, Metro Living in Pewter | Children at Play by Sarah Jane for Michael Millwer, Stripes in Aqua | Children at Play by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller, Pinwheels in Cream

Right Column: City Weekend By Liesl Gibson for Oliver + S for Moda #11165 | Jay-Cyn Designs Storyboek for Birch Fabric, Field Friends in Coral | City Weekend by Liesl Gibson for Oliver + S for Moda #11166