Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Back to sewing: New Wave

It's been almost a month since my last blog post; think it is time to write a new one ;-)

I had a very close friend from Turkey who stayed with us, so I wanted to spend as much time with her as I could. My friends don't visit me often so this time was well spent with her.
I have also been quite busy with preparing for opening a small business. Getting an ABN, opening up bank accounts, developing a business plan, logo design and lots of other things take a lot of time. I will be writing more about my business in the following weeks once my stock arrives- it is a jewellery business ;-)
Among all these busy days, I managed to do some sewing.
I made this cute purse for my Turkish friend as a farewell gift.
The pattern owner is a fellow quilter from my MQG. I made a couple of mistakes on the way so my purse turned out a little smaller than how it should have been; yet it is still very cute and definitely usable. You can buy the "Girlfriend's Wallet" at or
I also started a new quilt last weekend. I had these beautiful fabrics which I bought months ago without a project in mind. I had been looking for a pattern which would show the beauty of the fabrics. Elizabeth Hartman's "New Wave" is perfect for this purpose so I went ahead with it.
You will remember my archenemy triangles which stretched and caused me too much pain. This time I starched the hell out of these fabrics before I cut the tumblers; there is no stretching or whatsoever!  I finished sewing the sashing last night and laid my pieces on my design wall. I am very happy with how it looks so far. The colours are so bright and modern.
You can find the free tutorial for Elizabeth Hartman's "New Wave" here.

Linking up with Freshly Pieced  for the WIP Wednesday.

What have you been working on lately? Have you been sewing or working on other things like me?
Till next time,


  1. Ohhhh, I love the fabrics you chose for the New Wave. So bright and happy!! :D

  2. Glad that you were enjoying a break and some time with a friend. The wallet is super cute! I think that your new quilt colors are warm and inviting, and you really can't go wrong with any of Elizabeth Hartman's patterns!

  3. I have made about three new wave quilts - one of the few patterns that really show off great fabrics and easy peasy to make as your fabric choices

  4. I haven't seen a new wave quilt before and I love how modern and fresh it looks - great fabric choice!

  5. Your color choice--and the progression you chose--is elegant.

  6. It looks great with those colors!

  7. I like your fabric placements in the New Wave quilt!

  8. Love the wallet colour! Glad you made it. Sorry for the lack of help I was when you had the trouble with the making.. And that is a lovely stack of fabrics1 Love the purples.

  9. I LOVE your wallet, the colors are so great too! The quilt is looking good!

  10. Great job Nurdan! I love all of your creations!


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