Monday, February 18, 2013

Easy Street Top - Finished!

So I put the final seams in my Easy Street quilt top as the light was fading Saturday...
Closeup of the border, some plain red and Connecting Threads turquoise I picked up at that warehouse sale...
This is a big quilt... about 97" square because I added a smidge on the borders.  It could probably pass as a skimpy King size and definitely a generous Queen.  I was glad to get some nice light Sunday morning, but it was almost too big for the fence:
I am sticking by my opinion that it's not Christmassy.  Not at all.  Just cheerful, bright and modern.  Feel free to tell me that it's not too Christmassy...
We quilters have our moments of doubt.  There were a lot of little pieces in this puppy, and they didn't always match perfectly at the corners, and by the time I was seaming the 3rd row I didn't care anymore.  I do like the way the two blocks create secondary patterns.  I have seen so many pretty examples of this quilt around the internet; it really does work with many different color interpretations.
The groundhog was right... spring is coming!  With crocuses,
primroses,
and violets, all on the way from the fence to the back door.
And because this quilt used so much fabric, I have a stash report to update:

Quilting fabric:

Fabric used this week: (the whole) 9.5 yards according to my estimate
Fabric used year to date: 9.5 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added year to date: 3 yards
Net used for 2013: 6.5 yards

Knitting yarn:
Yarn used this week: 0 yards
Yarn used year to date: 880 yards
Yarn added this week: 460 yards (Knit Picks replaced the yarn that felted!)
Yarn added year to date: 910 yards
Net used for 2013: -30 yards in the hole and working hard to finish more

Well, that felt good!  Now to git 'er quilted!  Then I can count even more fabric used for the backing. 

Today I'm puttering in my sewing area, cleaning and organizing a little bit and working on crumbs blocks for the Cedar Tree auction quilt.

10 comments:

Bev @ kwiltpharm said...

Love the look with the red in place of the purples! And it is NOT Christmasy-just cheerful! Good job!

Barb in Mi said...

It's beautiful and colorful, how about "Spring-y"?

Sue Daurio said...

Wow that is beautiful!

Kate said...

Love this color combo. It is not Christmasy, just fun!

Kim S said...

I love the fabric colors you chose for your Easy Street quilt!

Karen Smith said...

No, it's not Christmasy. If you put it out at Christmas surround by a whole bunch of Christmas decor, it would certainly fit, but pair it up with some modern furnishings and it would fit right in too. :)

Joanie's Quilts said...

Beautiful! The colors combinations are wonderful and fun. Such a happy quilt! Lots of pieces you should be proud!

Frances said...

Well done or getting it all together. My Easy Street is waiting to be quilted and I am not sure when that will be. Great to see a different colour way.

swooze said...

I like your color choices. One of my favorites of the Easy Streets I have seen. The bold makes me happy...lol. I want to make this quilt but have to decide a color scheme and I know I need to go BOLD.

Connie said...

How beautiful! I still need to put my last border on. Love seeing the crocuses! Thanks for sharing.
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