Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pop Garden New Wave Quilt

When I saw Elizabeth's New Wave Quilt pattern at Oh Fransson!, I immediately thought of the zig-zag stripe in my Heather Bailey Pop Garden stash.

I love the way this quilt turned out!  I've been hanging on to these fabrics waiting for the right pattern for them and I think this one was perfect.

I found the pattern very quick and easy and I would definitely use it again for a quick quilt. It's raining outside, but I wanted to photograph this so badly, I hung it on the fence in the rain.  If I have a nice sunny day soon, I'll take some prettier photos and replace these.

My only suggestion if you are going to make this quilt is that you cut the 2" sashing strips into four equal pieces (2" x 4/WOF) rather than trim them down to 2 x 10". There were a couple of places where the strip needed to be further to one side of the wedge than the other and if I hadn't trimmed them down, I would have had extra fabric on each end. Hopefully that will make sense as you are making the pattern.

It's a little hard to see the stitching in this photo (click on it to see the bigger version), but I usually avoid this type of stitching because I'm, afraid of waving puckers. In this case, it worked beautifully! I also used Warm & White for the first time since I have a solid white back and I love the pure white. It's not even the slightest bit yellow.

Thanks to Elizabeth for a fabulous new pattern!

9 comments:

felicity said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait to start this one using my Flights of Fancy FQs - thanks for the tip.

Cheri C. said...

That is soooo pretty. I didn't really like that line until I saw this quilt!! You did a great job!!

Thank you for sharing. I love to see what others do as it totally inspires me.

Jackie said...

It really looks beautiful! You did a fantastic job. I can't believe you took it out in the rain. The pictures came out pretty good even in dim light.

Catherine said...

You're right, this pattern is great for showcasing these HB prints and I love the use of the zig zag stripe on the back. I have pretty much all those fabrics waiting to find the perfect quilt too!.

Elizabeth said...

It's lovely!

Valerie said...

Figured I'd just delurk right from the beginning. I saw your New Wave quilt in the Oh Fransson! pool and came on over to see it up close. I used the Pop Garden zag to back a Crazy 9-Patch Lattice last month and love it! Then I spotted your hexagon adventure and was hooked. I'm looking to start one of my own (we have two 13-hour flights in the not-too-distant future) and I appreciated your tips. Thank you, much!

Cristin said...

Well done! Great use of that Pop Garden fabric too! I love that collection :-)

lil said...

perfect in every way

Lisa said...

thank you for that tip. I have been eyeng that quilt pattern and I think you just gave me a good nudge!