Thursday, December 27, 2012

Easy Street - Part 5

It has been a struggle this week to find sewing time. After being away for 5 days, having Christmas Eve celebrations at my house and recovering from a nasty cold, there never seemed to be any time for sewing.

However, today was different. DH went to the office and the house was all mine!

I succeeded in finishing TWO sets of the Part 5 little "houses". Somehow I can' t quite figure out how they are supposed to be turkeys - so I am calling them houses.

I also baked a cake for DH whose birthday is tomorrow. Not a bad day's work.

I am really liking the colors for Easy Street, even though the picture below seems to have muddied the purples.

Can't wait for Step 6!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Easy Street Part 4

The directions came out this morning for Part 4 of Bonnie Hunter's newest Mystery. I have been busy cutting the pieces for the next 64 flying geese and the 145 squares measuring 3.5 inches. The newest flying geese use the turquoise fabrics as the wings and the purple fabrics for the geese triangles. The squares are from the greens and this is the first time we are using these fabrics for the quilt.

I am working as working as quickly as I can on this step. We will be busy this week and I will probably not finish Part 4 before Part 5 is released.

You can check everyone's progress by going to Bonnie's site through the link below.

Here are the pictures thus far!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Easy Street - Part 3

Easy Street is proving to be easy! I know Bonnie said it would be an easy mystery, but some how I could not quite grasp that it actually would be.

So here are pictures of the Step 3 units. 64 blocks of the unit I have seen called "Mary's Triangles". I also need to cut the four triangles of the green to complete this step. Deciding which green to use is the challenge.

Bonnie Hunter's video of working with the Easy Angle ruler and her pictures of assembling the units in Step 3 contributed to the ease of assembling these units in this step. There is quite a bit of bias on the triangles we are working with in this step and the units are small so it can be tricky. I found that the video for cutting and the directions for piecing helped immensely.

Thank you Bonnie for your excellent directions!

Here is the link to the link up page for Easy Street - Part 3.

It is fascinating to see all of the interpretations of fabric choices everyone is using for their quilts. I hope you enjoy viewing everyone's progress as I have.

Easy Street has been so easy.  I couldn't resist making a second. The progress on this version is slower but I am pleased with the background print which will be a constant as is the grey.  I have all pieces cut for version two which promises to be as nice as version one!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December 3 on the Deck (Posted on the 4th)

We are having a December heat wave today, as is half of the country. I have just finished putting away the flower pots that were somehow missed in earlier clean ups. The sun feels wonderful and reminds me that eventually spring will return.

Hope you are enjoying your day whatever your temperatures happen to be.

PS. Here is the correct "Broken Dishes" from March in the Barrister's Block Blog Sow-A-Long.

PPS. Forgot to post this yesterday - got side tracked.  I am glad I enjoyed yesterday since it has been cooler and cloudy today!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Easy Street - Part 2

Update on Easy Street
I finished sewing all of the flying geese yesterday and pressed most this morning.
I also cut the 64 rectangles measuring 2 inches by 3.5 inches.
Now to remove the stray threads and the little dog ears.
128 flying geese (plus a few extras) and a 192 four patches (plus a few extra)
and 64 rectangles

Up to date with Easy Street!
Here is the link to Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street Part 2 linky.
Nice to see everyone's progress!