I usually tend to stay away from making quilts that have hand-cut pieces. I just feel like it's too easy to screw up the template and then you get inaccurate pieces! When I started the New Wave quilt, I found TabSlot, this awesome shop on Etsy (of course!), that will make custom templates for you! Jill (shop owner) sells a template for the New Wave quilt. I used it to cut out all my fabric and found it to be a high quality acrylic template. It didn't slip and was as good as if not better than any you can buy in any store. I just love buying handmade, especially when the quality is so great! Cutting all the pieces took less than an hour, which would so NOT have been the case had I traced and cut each piece!!
Right now, I am having Jill make me a large hexagon template. I saw a hexagon quilt with large hexies and just loved it...but I don't want to have to cut them all out by hand!! I can't wait to get my new template :o)
Anyway, here is a picture of my New Wave quilt top...took me a few hours on Saturday to put it all together and I am so happy with it! I wanted to use up all my Nicey Jane FQs...so it's bigger than the original pattern. I can't wait to get it basted and quilted!!
Any ideas on the quilting? I usually stick with an all-over wave pattern, but thought I might step out of the box on this one and quilt something different in each wave. Thoughts?