Monday, March 30, 2015

Half Square Triangle Love and Giveaway!

Greetings fellow quilters!! 

Today on the Moda Bake Shop I'm sharing a little Half Square Triangle LOVE.

You see, I used the Electric Quilt 7 software (EQ7) when designing Chevron with a Twist for the Moda Bake Shop.  During the process I stumbled upon an EQ7 "feature" that rearranged the half square triangles in-place, rotating them without moving their original location.   WOW -- I was amazed at all the different layouts I could "click" through!!

Once I got the hang of it, I created a bundle of different HST quilt layouts with just a few EQ7 clicks:

I was really excited to see that changing the orientation of the half square triangles in their original positions on the quilt would yield such a variety of quilt designs.

I've shared 7 of my very favorite layouts on the Moda Bake Shop - so be sure to jump over and check them out by clicking here.

Below are a few more designs to ponder -- remember - on each one of these designs the HST's are in the same position on the quilt but oriented in a different direction to make a new design.

The Top Down Layout:



The Scrappy Diamond Layout:



The Basic Chevron Layout:


Each one of these quilts, and the 7 layouts I shared on the Moda Bake Shop, can be made using my "Chevron with a Twist" recipe.

To see the original Moda Bake Shop recipe for "Chevron with a Twist" click here.
To read my original blog post about "Chevron with a Twist" click here.

Are you interested in the quilting designs used on "Chevron with a Twist" ?
I recently shared a blog post and two YouTube videos about marking and quilting the Curved Crosshatching on a domestic machine using the wonderful QP Curve Templates!!    

Click here for the blog post (it includes links to the Videos)
OR
Click the image below to view the Marking a Curved Crosshatch Video:

Click the image below to view the Quilting a Curved Crosshatch using TheQPCurveTemplates Video

And just today I published a YouTube Video for creating the Feather Star-burst block!!
Click the image below to view the Quilting the Feather Star-burst block using TheQPCurveTemplates
Stay tuned for a coordinating blog post and still image tutorial on Feather Star-burst...
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I just love those QP Curve Templates by Linda Hrcka for The Quilted Pineapple - learn more about them here and in my post link above ^^.

Now, we can't let this opportunity get by without a giveaway... 

How would you like to make one of the Chevron with A Twist layouts using a Moda Charm Pack ?   It would make such a cute little wall hanging...

My good friend Cindy from Sew It Is Quilt Shop has donated a Laundry Basket Quilts Heart's Content Moda Charm pack so one of YOU can make a mini quilt by adding just a little yardage.


Sew It Is Quilt Shop is my local go-to-for-great-prices shop - with a fantastic online store too!!

Checkout Cindy's Moda Sale Fabric (all less than $7.00 /yard) here.   Or, look for the newer lines of Moda Fabric that are all $9.00 or under here!!  Like I said, fantastic prices!!

While you're shopping, if you're ready to purchase your own version of EQ7 - Cindy has that too, and will ship it for free!  If you live locally, be sure to ask her about the two hour EQ7 tutorial included with your purchase. Click here for EQ7.


Now... Let's get on with the Giveaway!!

Leave me a comment letting me know which one of the 10 Half Square Triangle layouts YOU like the best.  There are 3 in this post and 7 on the Moda Bake Shop post.
That's it!!
(Don't forget your email address)

The Giveaway is open through end of day Saturday, April 4th and is open to everyone!

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Before you go - there's one other active giveaway on my blog.
How about this beautiful Aurifil 12Wt  Designer Thread Collection by BariJ ?  
Aren't these threads "Splendid" ??
To learn more and get in on the Aurifil giveaway click here (ends 3/31) 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching!!
Karen

75 comments:

  1. Scrappy diamond for me, but truth be told I like and want to do them all.

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  2. I like all but I have to say 'The Top Down', L
    glsbylindi@hotmail.com

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  3. You are so talented! What a gift you have.
    My favorite is the Crazy Scrappy Layout. It just keeps my eyes wandering and I like that in a quilt.

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  4. My favorite is the Focus Layout--it really does put the focus on the applique.

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  5. Thanks for showing me what can be done with EQ7. All of your designs are lovely. My favourite is the Focus Layout.

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  6. Oh another giveaway......goodie! I like the Basic Chevron layout best..........wish me luck! Great you have a fav quilt shop!

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  7. I love Chevron layout best, but they are all beautiful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilting Karen!

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  8. The Focus Layout is my favorite! It's really fun to see all those layouts at one time. It always amazes me what you can do with half square triangles. Thanks for all the tips and the giveaway.
    Enjoy your day,
    Leanne

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  9. I like the focus layout best!

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  10. I love the Chevron with a Twist layout. Although they are all lovely. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  11. The Top Down Layout caught my eye right away, thanks for the chance to win.

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  12. I love the Pinwheel layout. I've always been drawn to pinwheel designs

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  13. My favourite is the focus layout, but it was hard to choose between that and the top down layout. (I had already commented on the Moda Bake Shop before I saw the extra layouts here.)

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  14. Karen, I love the pinwheels. It's really amazing to see the different layouts!

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  15. Hi Karen: I like the light colored chevrons best.

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  16. ACK! Hard decision. I think I like the Focus, although the Pinwheels is a close second! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. I like the scrappy diamonds! thank you!

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  18. I love them all, but I would start with the top down layout. Thank you so much for the giveaways!

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  19. Karen, I, too, loved them all and would be hard pressed to choose just one. I sat with my morning coffee and watched all of your videos. I was so pleased because I've just purchased the ruler foot and rulers and am waiting for their arrival. I learned so much from watching and listening and I can't wait to get started ! Thank you so, so very much!

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  20. The Crazy Scrappy layout. Thx!
    Sharipkersey at eaton dot com

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  21. I like the 'Top Down' the best, Thanks for a chance to win.

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  22. I like the pinwheels best - but I love looking at all the different possibilities!

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  23. I love the top down layout. Thanks for sharing

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  24. I'm still a huge fan of your original, especially with the fabrics I have chosen, That said, I'm saving the Pinwheel layout for a spring/pastel colorway.

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  25. I like the pinwheel setting best, but the topdown setting is an extremely close second ... and there are others not far behind that. Wow, so many settings - who knew there were so many settings without moving a single piece. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. I really love the Chevron design...never tried that before - the applique along with piecing is a perfect combination. Those Moda fabrics are beautiful! Love HST, Moda and Aurifil and your designs.....thank you for a great giveaway.

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  27. I love that reverse block layout. Thanks for the great tutorials and the chance of this giveaway too.

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  28. It's hard to choose, but I think my favorite is the focus layout, followed by top down. ajdepue@juno.com

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  29. I think I like the Focus layout best--frames the applique nicely!

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  30. I'm going to need to look for that feature on EQ! Maybe a future blog post?
    Love the light colored chevron setting, but they are all fun to see.

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  31. I love them all, but I'd start with the top down layout first.

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  32. I love them all but choose the Scrappy quilt. marie.sundsboe@gmail.com

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  33. I am very partial to Pinwheels, but I like the Top Down setting best with the applique. It sets it off with a better focal point.

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  34. HI,really like the "Scrappy" layout best! Thanks for a sweet giveaway!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  35. I really like the Crazy Scrappy Layout and the Pinwheel. I know I was only supposed to pick one, but it was so hard!

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  36. I still like the original Chevron design the best. Some of the other designs look too busy and take away from the applique (in my opinion).

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  37. I love the scrappy diamonds!!!

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  38. I like the basic chevron. I've always wanted to make a chevron quilt so this may be my 'push' to get started!

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  39. I think I love the basic chevron the best. They are all beautiful.

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  40. Is is hard to pick just one!! I think my favorite is the Top Down Layout. I have always like that particular look in a quilt.

    My email is librarylady4515@yahoo.com

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  41. Isn't EQ7 such a great tool?!! I love all the layouts - like the basic chevron the best plus the light coloured chevrons. Haven't watched all the videos yet - BUT WILL!!! Thanks Karen :-)

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  42. the scrappy diamond layout is my favorite- very pretty designs. Thanks for the chance to win the lovely charm pack.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  43. It is hard to choose one, but my favorite is the diagonal layout. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  44. So hard, but I believe I'll go with the Crazy Scrappy Layout. Thanks for the giveaway. minkgirl60@hotmail.com

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  45. I like the pinwheel one best
    :)

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  46. I'm kinda crazy about the crazy scrappy one. :)
    Thank you for the opportunity to win! Sfriedgood(at)Comcast.net

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  47. Traditional here. Really like the Top Down Layout. This is a great give away.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  48. I like the Crazy Scrappy layout. Maybe I have scrappy on the brain lately, LOL!!

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  49. Personally I prefer the Focus layout with the Diagonal one coming second, but OH MAN, once I see how you quilted the Chevron With a Twist, that is to die for! Um, so I can't decide!

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  50. Wow!! This is a gorgeous pattern and you are incredibly talented!!! My favorite layout is The Crazy Scrappy Layout.

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  51. I am a HST fan and trying to choose a favorite layout is tough...if pushed I would go with Focus but there are several that are contenders for favorite status. Thanks for sharing all those layouts.

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  52. Definitely the Chevron with a Twist is my favorite! It has such great space to have fun with quilting designs!

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  53. They are all so pretty-I think the Top Down and the Chevron with a Twist are my favorites.

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  54. It's really hard to choose but I think my favourite layout is the Focus layout.

    wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

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  55. I like Focus layout best but a close 2nd would be the Diagonal layout. Thanks for all you give to quilting!!!

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  56. My favourite is the pinwheel layout but I also really like the scrappy diamond arrangement too. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  57. My favourite is the pinwheel layout but I also really like the scrappy diamond arrangement too. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  58. The diamond is beautiful. You are talented to say the least.

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  59. My current favorite is the Chevron. powersjlc (at) gmail (dot) com Thanks for the chance to win. All of the layouts are beautiful.

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  60. I like the Top Down layout the best - and I LOVE that the motif of not centered - makes for such an interesting quilt!

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  61. Choose just 1? You're kidding, right? Well, if I HAVE to, I guess I'd choose the crazy scrappy layout. Although I really love the focus layout and the diagonal layout too. Thanks so much for sponsoring the giveaway. I haven't made a quilt for myself in a while. I'd really like to make this one.

    utahoosier at gmail dot com

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  62. A wonderful selection of layouts :)

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  63. If I had to choose just one it would be "Top Down". I love it! With your quilting talent you could make a potato sack look like a work of art. ;)

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  64. Hi, Karen. Love your Chevron with a Twist layout best and have already purchased the same fabric used by you in the photo. Thank you sew much for sharing your unique skills with us.

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  65. I'm drawn to the Crazy Scrappy Layout ! I'm enjoying your HST posts.

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  66. Oh I love the reverse layout, because of the possibilities of all the quilting which can be placed int the negative spaces to create another design within this quilt...they are fabulous thanks for sharing

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  67. I also love the Reverse Block Layout! The open spaces just beg for adventurous quilting. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  68. I am just partial to pin wheels. You do amazing work.

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  69. The basic chevron is the style I like best. Each of the variations were interesting to see. The HST can be used in so many ways. Thanks for the Bake Shop pattern!! Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

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  70. All are Super! But Focal is my Favorite..then the Diagonal. Think they show your Awesome Flowers best :)

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  71. I like Chevron with a Twist but they are all so lovely.

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  72. Such a hard decision!!!! They are all winners. But, if you make me choose just one, it would have to be - The Crazy Scrappy Layout. Thanks for showing us all these different designs.

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  73. My favorite is the Focus layout. I usually do all of this with graph paper; I can see that EQ7 might make it much quicker!

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