Friday, November 18, 2011

New Wave Quilt and a clean machine

{If you're looking for the giveaway, it's over here.}

My mom has been oogling over my quilts all year, and she recently left me a comment wondering when she was going to get one.  I actually started her quilt back in June because I didn't know what my sewing life would look like post Baby 2, so it was hard for me to keep it a secret this long!  Her birthday was last weekend, and I finally truly finished the quilt with a label, a Priority Mail box, and a birthday card, and now it sits in its true home on her sofa.

Most of the fabrics I used were pieces left from other projects or pieces I bought for projects with my mom in mind that I never actually made! That blue and green are her favorite colors just makes sense given that my mom is someone who really encourages life in its many forms--whether in her own children {now all grown}, the children she teaches, her other family members, her church, or her garden.

From the first time I saw Elizabeth Hartman's New Wave quilt pattern, I knew I wanted to use it, and it seemed perfect for these fabrics.  I was right. I love this pattern.

The quilt came dangerously close to not making it to my mom because both my husband and daughter really liked it, but equality won out in the end since we already have three quilts and she had none!

In other news, I cleaned out my sewing machine.  When I took off the cover, I gasped. Out loud.  It was that bad.  See?! Yeah, it has never been like that before. I am was fairly good about cleaning this regularly, but I think I'll blame it on the quilt batting I have been running through my machine lately.

Holy lint balls, Batman!

I am linking up with Amy's Sew and Tell!



  1. I like how you used scraps in that quilt. I made one too and also love that pattern.

  2. Beautiful quilt! My mom would be jealous. :-)

  3. What a great use for some cute fabrics - I bet she loves it too! Visiting from Sew & Tell

  4. so proud of you for finishing a quilt for your mom! i've gotten more than a couple of hints from everyone in my family that they'd like a quilt. i assure them that they will get one - sometime. just not anytime soon. :)

  5. Love it!! What a wonderful and thoughtful gift for your doubt it will be treasured. I have this pattern but have yet to make a quilt with it. I'd better get on that! Smiles~Beth

  6. Gorgeous quilt! Every quilt of mine that my mom sees, she makes a comment like, "I'd like a quilt like that!" (not-so-subtle hinting, right?) However, I have actually made her a quilt or two (or three) already, so I just take it as her way of complimenting. lol I'll bet your mom is just thrilled with her new quilt!

    Oh, and the last time I cleaned my machine, it looked exactly like that. lol You are not alone. :o)

  7. What a great and lovely quilt for your mom! Awesome work :o)

  8. Thank you for not keeping the quilt. I love, love, love it.


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