Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Easy half-square triangle quilt by Moda

A few weeks ago, I decided to put a sewing machine up on our dining room table so that I could be closer to our Penny-pup.  She is a 9.5 year old Bullmastiff.  She was diagnosed a couple months ago with bone cancer and can't get up and down our stairs anymore.  My regular sewing room is upstairs.  But, the dining room is on our main floor and not too far from where she sleeps.

(Bone biopsy was done to diagnose the cancer)
 
(yep, nutcracker is still hanging out lol)
 
 
I used a layer cake that has been sitting in my stash for a few years.
 
 
 
...and a white on white tiny swiss dot that was also in my stash for awhile.
 
I layed the fabrics pretty sides together, drew a pencil line diagonally across the backside or the background fabric.
 
I then chained sewed the squares, 1/4" on both sides of the diagonal pencil line.
 
I used this layout, a free Moda pattern called "Moda Love"
You can find the PDF HERE
 
Here is my version with a small border added
 
 
This was a real quilty-mojo starter!  It was easy and fast!
There are times when I'm just not in a quilty mood.   I've probably got my hands/fingers in another crafty pie.  I do, find though, that working on an EASY quilt project will get my quilty juices flowing again. =)
 
How about you?  Do you ever need an EASY project to kinda get you back in the swing of things?
 
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7 comments:

LeAllyson Meyer said...

Annie - Glad you got your quilty Mojo back! Lovely project.

desertskyquilts said...

I definitely have a lot of easies in my repertoire! There's nothing like a finish for motivation. I like this one, thanks for the .pdf!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, poor woofie! How nice of you to move your play station closer to her. Thank you for the pdf - don't remember seeing this one and would make for a quick project. Yours turned out lovely.

Michele said...

It looks great and I'm glad to see that you are sewing again.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Yea! You are sewing again (and blogging, too). Sorry your puppy is sick. I'll be moving most of my sewing to the dining room next month, when our dog starts getting the injections for heartworm treatment (he'll be limited on his movements to crate, or one room for 2-3 months). He doesn't like to be alone.

Sarah Craig said...

I'm so happy to see you sewing again! This is one of my favorite patterns - I made it up with an Urban Chic Boho layer cake and chocolate background fabric. Love yours!!

Tangos Treasures said...

Awwww that breaks my heart about your puppy!!

I think I found you on Instagram??
Hope to catch up soon!!