Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A New Quilt - Ocean Waves - and Levi's Quilt

The Ocean Waves pattern has been on my bucket list for a long time. This is the beginning of a quilt I'm making for my guest room. I'm using fabrics from my stash. It's also a test for a quilt I'm making for my sister. She requested greens and purples and let me choose the pattern. I'm using directions from  Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes. It's a good thing I'm testing the pattern first because I found an error in the directions. I'm kind of surprised since I have the second edition of the book. On page 35 under Construction direction 1. It says to cut the squares into quarters diagonally. It should say to cut them in half diagonally. Both quilts will be full size - 84" square.

I see my last post was in February. That doesn't surprise my since I spent much of March through June in the garden - mostly weeding! However, I did find time to finish this quilt for my nieces baby and was able to give it to her at the family reunion in June.

Of note on the farm - Three of our hens hatched eggs for a total of 18 chicks. Above Bonnie is with the biggest hatch of 8 chicks.