Friday, December 7, 2012

Half Moon Modern TGIFF

So a few months ago I was browsing Pinterest (as you do) and came across a wonderful quilt made by Belinda (BGMom1) using Half Moon Modern. The pattern she used was Roller Rink by Elizabeth from Oh Fransson.

Quilt by BGmom1
I loved the combination of grey and white with the bright colours of HMM so I thought I would give something similar a go. I had a layer cake and a pack of charm squares in HMM so I set to work. I cut 2.5" x 5" strips and sewed in blocks of 6 strips. I then sashed each block with 2" strips, alternating with grey and white.This was one of those quilts that come together quickly and easily. The top came together over a week or so.

And here it is! Or half of it's a king single size - with a 7 block width and 6 block length.

The backing is simple white homespun with a strip of red along the length.

Master T is the receiver of this quilt - he is very happy as it includes some "Ninja writing" in some of the blocks. The quilt was quilted by my new quilting friend Jenny.

I finished up with a plain grey first attempt at machine binding. Let me say....I certainly need some more practice with this!!

Linking up today with Laura from Quokka Quilts for TGIFF