Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Easy Street Clue 3 and 4 Completed!

Oh what fun I've had with Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street Mystery! I really loved the shaded 4 patch. Though I wound up redoing a few blocks. I decided instead of mixing the the turquoise prints, to keep the same print for each 2 inch square. I also decided I needed to have 4 different pink prints instead of 3. The extra print worked out better I think.


Here are my flying geese units. I think I'm getting better at these. I really like the Easy Angle ruler set. You know, I've had the rulers for some time, but never used them to their potential before! Bonnie is such a great teacher and it's so kind of her to do this free mystery quilt, along with the lessons. She's just so awesome!


 

Here are my revised shaded 4 patch. I'm much happier with these colors together!

And let's not forget my green squares! I just love Batiks! Don't you?

 Now I don't presume to speculate, but just couldn't resist laying out my blocks! I LOVE IT! I think it's sassy and fun! So now I'm chomping at the bits to see what the next clue is! And hey...I've kept up! (That's amazing for me!)

 Now for my other project. I have the Scrap Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett. I love this book! This is the quilt 2 of my daughters have fallen in love with. So I bought all the fabric and 2 Bali Pops.It sure won't be done in time for Christmas, but they will be,"Just because I love you!" gifts.
 Here is what I've done so far! Love LOVE the bright colors, but you knew I would! It's such a fun quilt and is going along quickly! This is only a couple of days work. The daughter who's quilt it is, is just chomping at the bits. She seen me working on the mystery quilt, and said,"Is this for my quilt?" Uhhhh, no...it's for my mystery quilt. She looked so sad! (Ok, so I'm bad about finishing things!) Fear not dear Amy and Angela. Little do ya'll know that making a quilt for all my loved ones is my resolution for 2013! (Yeah...provided the world doesn't end on 12-21-12. I don't think it will...I'm just not feeling it, and I always have premonitions when *&%$ is fixing to happen.)
Love all you  gals that leave me the sweet comments! Thanks for visiting! Hope your Holidays are joyful and sweet! We are so ready for Christmas. I have to work, but we're doing our Christmas the weekend before. 
Last pic! Here's my Addi girl on her 4th birthday! December 7,2012. Happy birthday Addi Baby!

20 comments:

  1. Just popped in to see your blocks - your colors are wonderful. Then I saw your quilt from Kim's book. Such a great one. Kim's a friend of mine and I have 4 quilts in the book. So hi from Nana Girl (me) - hope you finish the quilts. I know your daughters will love them. I'll share this with Kim. Have a great day.

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    1. OOOOO, I frequent your site, and just love love your quilts! You tell Ms Kim that I'm a fan! I've found the pattern in her book is so easy to follow and this Island Chain has been a blast! Thanks for visiting and the sweet comments!

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  2. I'm using batik's in mine too. It's going to be pretty however the pattern turns out.

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to see what's next!

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  3. I love Kim's books, too, and made Christmas Ribbons last year from her first book (only I made it larger). Next I plan to make Nova for a spring wedding (Karen, is that your quilt?). Then I will made Island Chain as I like it a lot. JoAnn

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    1. I seen a couple of the quilts from Kim's book at Magnolia Quilt Works. That's where my daughters seen them, and fell in love with them. There are a couple of other quilts in her book I want to do. She is an awesome writer!

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  4. Wonderful colors in your Easy Street with the batiks. The Island Chain is turning out nicely, your daughters will be very happy.

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    1. Thank you! I think I'm turning into a Batik addict! I really love working with them! Amy loves watching her quilt grow. She's so excited! Angela's quilt will be in the Parfait Bali Pops, it'll be in cooler colors. Then I have a Bali Cake to do a twister with for another Daughter. I'll be busy for sometime!

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  5. Your blocks are looking great and I like how your got your blocks arranged in your layout! You've got a really nice start on your Island Chain quilt. I don't blame your daughters for falling in love with it! Happy Sewing!

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    1. Thank you! I don't blame them either! It's such a beautiful pattern! And....I love the fact there is no curved seams, y seams or anything complicated!

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  6. Very cool layout! Can't wait for Fridays now! Best wishes!

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    1. Thanks! Me either! It just keep getting better!

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  7. That Island Chain quilt is beautiful. I love your fabrics for it. Is that a pink houndstooth? I think that quilt is going on my (very long) list of quilts I want to make!

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    1. Thank you Karla! Yes, that is a pink batik houndtooth! Isn't it wild? It's part of the Bali Pops by Hoffman. Just love Bali Pops!

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  8. Love the colors you are using and that block you laid out is one of my favorite ones!

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    1. Awwwww! Thank you so much! You make my day!

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  9. Your colors are so pretty in your Easy Street quilt!! Can't wait to see what it will become, can you?

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    1. Thank you!!! I have 3 days off to sew my heart out! Can't wait for Friday!

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