The Half Moon Modern Quilt is underway. I just cannot begin to explain how excited I am about this quilt! I came up with the design for it months ago and have been patiently waiting for the right time to make it.
It will be a quilt of half-square triangles using the quick-pieced method. I started stitching some of the squares and trimmed them up to 4.5" squares.
I plan on using all of the colors from the collection, but I love how the green, orange, grey, and soft white look together. The white I am using is Robert Kaufman's Kona Cotton in Snow and it matches the white in the collection nicely. I will have to bookmark this color combination for a future project!
Chain stitching away. I have a small pile left to finish sewing and trimming. Don't you just love chain stitching. It really makes the whole process go so much faster. It is meditative and relaxing. This is when you do not have to worry about matching seams or lining up points and corners. Just keep stitching.
Note the line down the center of the square on the sewing machine. I used a hera marker to mark the lines on all my squares. This tool is amazing. If you are not familiar with it, it basically creases the fabric to leave a line. It is very easy to use (don't have to press hard) and you do not have to worry about disappearing ink that doesn't always disappear or washing out a mark. It is perfect for marking straight lines.
As I got up to take the sewing machine picture, look who immediately jumped in my seat...
You know Artemis is thinking, "Do you mind?"
As soon as I get him out of my seat, I will get back to work. I promise he will not give up the chair easily. This cat has a mind of his own!
What project are you working on this week (and do you have a furry friend keeping you from working on it)?
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