Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Wave Quilt Top

It's not quite Sew & Tell Friday yet, but close enough, and by gum, I've finally got a quilt top done that's burning a hole in my pocket, metaphorically speaking.

Made using the
New Wave quilt pattern by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson! I used both contemporary and vintage fabric, unsure how it would turn out, but I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised. Honestly, I think this pattern would be amenable to all kinds of fabric choices. Check out the Oh, Fransson! Flickr pool if you're looking for inspiration for this or any of her other fabulous creations.

I made the template out of a heavier gauge clear plastic report cover, and it worked great.

I would definitely make this one again, but bigger. This household is Land of the Giants territory, and this quilt just about covers my legs as a throw.

But it sure is pretty.

I'm sure there are lots of pretty things to check out at amylouwho on Sew & Tell Friday. Be sure to click on over there for all the links, and thanks for visiting!

Oh, and this is what "New Wave" meant to me in 1980. Gotta love the zebra stripe shirt, tight pants, the red Dean Flying V guitar, and the fabulous New Wave hair before it morphed into the godawful mullet. Enjoy!



21 comments:

JKP said...

That is gorgeous. I think the fabrics are perfect.

Sarah Craig said...

Wow, P., that is gorgeous! I have DEFINITELY got to make one of these! I'm thinking in beach colors, sea glass greens, light aqua blues, sand color, driftwood grey.......... Can you tell I want to go to the beach?

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Did I mention that your quilt is gorgeous? The white sashing just makes your fabrics sing! I see you've used the copper tulip you picked up not too long ago. What a fun quilt. :-)

Jane said...

Very pretty. I am always in awe of the talent of all you quilters!
Jane

Anne at Film and Thread said...

This is SO beautiful! It really inspires me to try to make that pattern. Thanks for the info about the size, too.

Brooke said...

I've had a fat quarter bundle sitting around for a couple months now, knowing it would one day become a New Wave quilt. I finally got around to buying the backing for it yesterday. Now that I see your quilt, I'm even more excited to start working on mine! Beautiful!

Jessica said...

So so pretty to look at. I love how the white really sets off your colors you used!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Isn't this a wonderful pattern? I love it! Your fabric choices are great.

Leslie said...

this is gorgeous...i love the way these look.

Kristen said...

Great quilt! I love the Laura Gunn too.

Jen Poe said...

Oh that is SO COOL. Great fabrics, great job, and... Wow. So cool! I love the waviness!!!

trish said...

Gorgeous! :o) Trish

Rita E said...

Gorgeous! Great post! Thanks for sharing!

Diane said...

This is beautiful! Nice job and thanks for sharing.

Michelle - Mom of 3 Munchkins said...

That is a great pattern! I may have to give quilting a try someday, all the gorgeous patterns I've been seeing lately make me want to learn!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! This quilt was already on my to do list, but I'm reminded again why!

Dayna said...

The 80s. :-) I love your quilt. It's great!

Nicole said...

So cool and so different. Nice!

Karen said...

Everytime I see a 'new wave'quilt I think I must make one. It really is such a splendid pattern. Yours has turned out wonderfully.

Seams Inspired said...

Nice! I look forward to viewing all your Sew & Tell's. Happy Sewing!

Jenny said...

oh my! this is wonderful. you did an amazing job mixing the fabrics!!