Thursday, April 26, 2012

Half Square Triangles

I have started my I Spy quilt for my kiddos and decided to make the quilt out of half square triangles.  I used Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton white to break up the prints.  We have a long car trip to the beach coming up soon and I thought this would be fun to take for the kiddos.

Half square triangles are fun to make, especially if you use the quick pieced method.  If you are new to the quick method, there is a great tutorial here at

Here is my sewing buddy, Artemis, again.  This is a shot of him sitting behind me, perched on the arm of the chair, while I am sewing.  Yes, he is a little strange, but keeps me entertained.  

I don't know if any of you noticed, but I did mention earlier that I have two cats.  I have only shared Artemis with you because he is always around when I am sewing.  I know this sounds like he is with me all the time, but really it is only when I am sewing.  He is very independent and usually off doing his own thing, but as soon as I start sewing, he is there.

This is Apollo.  He is the opposite.  He isn't really interested when I am sewing, but as soon as I stop moving he is there wanting to snuggle.  He is happy whenever there is cuddling involved.  On this day, he was present while I was sewing.  This is the window over my sewing machine (Yes, my machine did relocate, if you notice the change from previous pictures).  

There is something about sewing and these two hanging out with me that relaxes me.  It is just so peaceful. (It also helps when both the kiddos take a nap at the same time!)

Have a great Friday!


  1. Hi Candace!

    I really love your blog and wanted to pass on the Liebster Award to you!

    The Award is for recipient's with less than 200 followers. It's intended to spark awareness and recognition for up and coming bloggers! Your blog is very deserving.

    If you go back to my blog you will see where you are featured. Best of luck!

    Oh, almost forgot to mention. You're supposed to pass the award on to five of your favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers! :)


  2. Your I Spy quilt is going to be very cute. I am a new follower. Congratulations on winning the Liebster Award.

  3. Hi Candace. Your blog is so pretty and refreshing - I am a new follower. Congrats on the Liebster award, it is deserved!

  4. holy guacamole you've got patience! there is no way i would have laid those squares out perfectly for a photo. :)


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