Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Half Moon Modern Underway

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?"  

What project are you working on this week (and do you have a furry friend keeping you from working on it)?

Happy sewing!


  1. I had to laugh at Artemis. I used to have a dog that would always jump into my chair as soon as I got up - he didn't like to move, either. I'm looking forward to seeing your new quilt come together - the colors are great!

  2. Oh I can't wait to see the new quilt! Love your cats, makes me miss mine.

  3. Pretty - can't wait to see this all sewn up. I use my hera marker for my HST as well :)

  4. I need to watch for sales at Hancock Fabrics .. what wonderful deals you picked up. I just finished the top for my 4th of July wall hanging. I'm now piecing different fabric from the front for the back. Then I'll tuck it away until I have time to machine quilt it.

  5. looks wonderful and I agree the colors are really pretty. I can't wait to see it in the next phase of assembly!

  6. Thanks for introducing me to this line! Your quilt is going to be awesome :) My cat does the same thing.


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