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 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.