Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Easy Street.

This mystery is certainly living up to its name.  No cutting of 3000 triangles (well a small exaggeration there!), no making of string pieced blocks that take days to piece.
No, this year is living up to Bonnie's promise - an easier mystery quilt.

Sixty Four more flying geese (then stitched together with 64 geese from Step 2), and 145 3 1/2" squares and I'm done for the week!  What a great feeling.
Bonnie has a Linky Party on her Blog to see what everyone else has been up to.  The last 3 weeks have had over 200 people linking up.  Please hop over to take a look.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Step 3 Easy Street.

It's amazing how much sewing I can get done when it's hot weather outside.
I was lagging behind a little with each step of Easy Street.  I managed to sew most of the units, but never quite finished each step.
Today I started and finished Step 3.

64 lovely little blocks.

The first 3 steps, all completed.
Now I can sit back and relax for a whole 24 hours until the next step comes out!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Lucky me.

A little while ago, I was lucky enough to win a wonderful Give-away from Jo of  Jo's Country Junction.  A lovely book ,"Back To Charm School" by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene of Country Threads quilt shop.

What a lovely surprise to receive in the post.  I can't wait to try out several of the patterns in the book.
Please have a look at Country Threads website, they have some great patterns and kits, and their front page is very cute.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

It's a start.

Here's my start for Step 2 of Bonnie K Hunter's Easy Street mystery.

Flying geese are everywhere on my sewing table in many stages of their construction.  These are the lucky finished ones.
I'm using red in place of Bonnie's purple, and I have shirtings for my background instead of black on white fabric.
Some of these fabrics have been in my cupboard for a very long time.  Glad they finally get to see the light of day.
I find I'm looking more and more at the scraps and remembering which quilt they were originally bought for.
Please take a look at the Linky that Bonnie has  put up for this weeks clues.  It's great fun to see how everyone is going all over the world.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

On a roll...

Block 14 is done and finished.
A nice easy block this week.

Now back to Quiltville's Easy Street mystery.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Block 13.

Still up to date on these Grandmother's Choice blocks!  The next block is due out in a couple of hours- just made it.  LOL.