Saturday, July 31, 2010

My pink & white "New Wave"

The top is done! This went together so easily. (See yesterday's post for the pattern source.) And it is a perfect project for stash busting. All you need is 12 fat quarters and a yard of solid for the sashing - plus backing and binding fabric. I'm headed to The Pin Cushion to look at the Minkee choices for my backing.



Friday, July 30, 2010

I'm really liking this



I finally spent some time in my sewing room last night and I've put together 7 of the 12 rows for my New Wave quilt. And I am really liking this pattern. I have all of the rest of the pink wedge shapes and the white strips cut so hopefully tomorrow I'll finish this top with the final 5 rows on the top. I'm thinking it needs something cuddly on the back - like minkee.

I promised to share the pattern source. It was a free pattern found on http://www.ohfransson.com/. Elizabeth Hartman has some neat things on her website that are worth checking out. And thank you Elizabeth for creating this easy and fun pattern.

Monday, July 19, 2010

A new project

I haven't done any sewing since my surgery, but I have done a little organizing for a project that I wanted to start. I saw a darling quilt called New Wave on a blog and downloaded the instructions. (I'll link to the original blog when I finish my project.) I made a couple of rows in June before going into the hospital, and now I'm ready to do the rest.


I've been collecting pink fat quarters for a couple of years, and so I've got quite a few - not all of fit together very well. Some have too much "yellow" or "blue" to go well together. But I needed 12 different ones for this little quilt and I've pulled 12 now that I like.

Next steps are to start sewing again. Maybe later this week I'll feel like digging in.



Monday, July 12, 2010

I'm back - kind of . . .

Wow - thought I would only be "off radar" for about 2 weeks, but it has definitely been longer. My simple surgery turned into 1 simple one, and another emergency surgery 3 days later to repair more problems. I spent 13 days in the hospital, but have been home one week today. And today was the first time I felt up to sitting at the computer long enough to read a few blogs and check my email.

Thanks to some of my local readers for the calls, visits, cards, and flowers. I can't say how much I appreciate knowing my friends were thinking of me.