Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Island Chain Quilt for Amy...Piecing complete!

And at 1:00 am, I have finished piecing Amy's Island Chain quilt! All done in Bali Pops, I think the rich colors are totally yummy, and as usually find myself a little sorry I finished the piecing. It was truly a fun pattern, and I enjoyed it so much! Kudos to Kim Brackett, what a wonderful design this is! Sorry for the poor picture quality, but it's late, and I don't have any help to hold the quilt up for a picture. 

Another view, I used my Bali Pop scraps to make the border a bit larger so it will fit Amy's bed. The dark chocolate/wine color in the borders, really makes the colors pop! Amy hasn't seen the finished product yet. She's now sick with what were all passing around. Angela is very excited, because she loves the same pattern, but in her colors which are more Aqua and Lavender  I think I have this pattern down pat, and it won't take near as long to do hers, especially since I'm not mixing an Easy Street in with it!

So what are you working on? Are you following Bonnie with her flying geese and reproduction quilt? 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Finished Piecing Easy Street...OH YEAH!!!!

I did it, yeah, I did it!!! I finished piecing my Easy Street!!! Yip Yip Yip!!! And I love it! The Batiks make me happy, and I just love the colors! 3 x 4 blocks is going to be plenty big for my twin size bed! Now to figure out how to use the extra blocks for pillow shams!

It's wet and rainy outside, so I had to do an inside pic. Couldn't back away enough to get the whole quilt in the pic! I've decided against borders, it's pretty big as is.
A special thank you to Bonnie Hunter for hosting and designing Easy Street Mystery Quilt Along. It was super fun, and the design is so fabulous! I can't wait until the next one! Your such a doll to do all that work!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Easy Street...Close to Complete!

All my blocks for Easy Street are finally complete! (Actually, I have done all the blocks for a 4 x 4 block quilt, but have decided to do the 3 x 4 block quilt.) Now all I have to do is join the blocks! My tush is still dragging from this flu. I have asthma, and it has my airway really irritated. Thank God for inhalers! 

 Here's a close up of the blocks. I was worried that the white on cream fabrics weren't going to look as nice as the black on white fabrics, but now that I see the finished results, I think I like it better. It certainly makes the pattern more pronounced. This has been such a fun quilt along, and I've enjoyed it so much. Now that the quilt is close to completion, I feel a bit sad! Not too sad though. I still have Amy's quilt in progress, and need to finish it soon! (She's patiently waiting!)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Getting Down on Easy Street!

Finally!!! 16 Block A are complete! 3 Block B are complete! Through yet another bout of Flu, I am sewing my heart out! I know it's not a race, but I just want to see the finished product! This will have been the most complex quilt top I've done yet!

 There is a dilemma; however, size! I was going to gift this to a daughter that was getting married. She informs me that she wants a Mario Brother's quilt with Mario and Princess Pea.  I already have quilts in progress for the other daughters. I can use a new quilt for sure! But, my bed is a twin size. Easy Street is no little girl! I measured on my bed, and making it 3 blocks x 4 would be most generous! Hmmm, I could always use the extra blocks for pillow shams!.

So here it is! Not finished, but making strong progress! I have totally enjoyed this mystery quilt along!

I've been browsing all the other Easy Streets. All the various color choices are amazing! I love them all!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Easy Street Follies or What Was I Smoking???

I was reviewing my block on Facebook, and I noticed, "OH horrors...I made a slight mistake! If you look at the first pic the lower four patch squares turned the wrong way! Ack! 

 Ok, it's an easy fix, no big deal.See...all better now in the next pic!  If that's the worse mistake I make, I'll pat myself on the back. But I digress...

 While pressing and starching my triangles, LOOK what I found!!!

 Not just one mismatched triangle, but 3!!! Yep, the 'ole seam ripper will be seeing some action today! Now Bonnie clearly warned about watching which way you placed the four patch, didn't she! (I think she knew I'd do this! Ok Bonnie, I will better heed the warning now!)

Ok, enough whinning! I will now go fix my mistake, and get back to my blocks!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Easy Street ...1st Block Done!

WoooooHoooo! All triangle ends and inserts are complete and I have finished my first block of Easy Street! My accomplishment seems a bit light compared to those that have completely finished their own Easy Street! 

And my...they are gorgeous! I tip my hat to you speedy quilters! I myself am a slow poke, but it's all about the thrill of the completed quilt. I always get a little sad when a quilt top is completed. It's comparable to that feeling you get after all the presents are opened, or at the end of a vacation!

At any rate, I won't be sad for sometime on Easy Street! It's sure to give me piecing pleasure for a couple of weeks at least!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Easy Street Clue #7, Headed Towards My Big Finish!

It's been an exciting week for followers of Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt along, Easy Street! We got our last clues this week, including the big reveal! I can't wait to finish mine up! Here are my corner triangles, All four are complete! 

Here are 3 of my 12 triangle units. Isn't this fun? It's like working a jig saw puzzle. I'm loving the colors together!

And 3 other of my big triangle units. Only 6 more to go! Darn it...have to work tonight, but I'll have a few days off afterwards to finish this quilt I hope! Can't wait to work on the blocks. On my side bar you'll see a badge for the Easy Street quilt. Click on it to do your own Easy Street! Bonnie's generous free pattern will only be up for so long, so don't procrastinate!

Then a late Christmas present from my daughter! She gave me some Amazon gift cards, and this is one of the presents I picked! Thanks Sarah! The other is an Accuquilt die, Ring of Oaks. Can't wait for it to get here!
Hope ya'll had a great New Year's Day! I spent mine on Easy Street, and was a happy quilter! Now I'm off for a nap so I can't work all night. Happy New Year's to all of you, may 2013 be even better than 2012!