Monday, June 20, 2011

New Wave Progress--Quilt Top Done

I usually tend to stay away from making quilts that have hand-cut pieces.  I just feel like it's too easy to screw up the template and then you get inaccurate pieces!  When I started the New Wave quilt, I found TabSlot,  this awesome shop on Etsy (of course!), that will make custom templates for you!  Jill (shop owner) sells a template for the New Wave quilt.  I used it to cut out all my fabric and found it to be a high quality acrylic template.  It didn't slip and was as good as if not better than any you can buy in any store.  I just love buying handmade, especially when the quality is so great!  Cutting all the pieces took less than an hour, which would so NOT have been the case had I traced and cut each piece!!


Right now, I am having Jill make me a large hexagon template.  I saw a hexagon quilt with large hexies and just loved it...but I don't want to have to cut them all out by hand!!  I can't wait to get my new template :o)

Anyway, here is a picture of my New Wave quilt top...took me a few hours on Saturday to put it all together and I am so happy with it!  I wanted to use up all my Nicey Jane it's bigger than the original pattern. I can't wait to get it basted and quilted!!

New Wave

New Wave quilt top

Any ideas on the quilting?  I usually stick with an all-over wave pattern, but thought I might step out of the box on this one and quilt something different in each wave.  Thoughts?


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