I am back from Colorado after an exhausting but successful house hunting trip. We found a home and the most exciting news in relation to sewing is that I will have my own sewing room! Right now, I have a little desk adjacent to the kitchen and there is fabric throughout the apartment so I am pretty psyched to keep everything in one place. We have about 3 weeks to get out there, so the next month or so is going to be kind of crazy. Sewing and blogging will definitely be a bit sporadic.
I have four free hours of longarm rental time at Laurena's- and there is no way I am moving without using it! That is why I decided to churn out this New Wave quilt top right now. It is made out of stash fabrics - primarily the Amy Butler collection Lark. Once everything was cut and a layout was decided upon, this took me five days to sew together - three of which were when my husband was home. I was surprised, but I really think this is actually a quick quilt pattern.
I thought by using non-Lark/AB fabrics for the sashing strips, the quilt would have a mixed collection feel but I really think it's biggest weakness is that its look is too uniform- i.e. the fabrics I chose match too well. But I am hoping that I will like it better once I quilt it this Friday.
And just for fun, here's a picture of the other New Wave quilt I made almost 3 years ago as a present for a guild member:
Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced: