Monday, December 3, 2012

Design Wall, Stash Report, Easy Street Update 2

The purple behemoth is still on my design wall.  I have all of the blocks sewn, now it's just a matter of sewing them together.  Five of the ten rows are together and there are 2 more laid out here.  It's just getting too bulky for the wall.  I'm eager to get it together completely, but I'm distracted at the moment by...
Easy Street!  Finished step 1, midway through step 2.  I'm using red instead of purple because I'm kinda sick of purple (see above).  I like the way the light grays and whites and true reds play together so far.  I have a Fons & Porter Flying Geese ruler and have found it takes the place of both the rulers Bonnie recommends.  I used it for Orca Bay last year, which didn't use flying geese units at all, but quarter-square triangles, and it worked fine.
Closeup of those red flying geese.  I wish I had more of the cute doggies, but I had only a tiny scrap.  I've been using my reds at a faster rate than any of my other fabrics, and I probably need to replenish them.  But whee!  It's fun to piece these little geese!  I always felt like I was missing out, never having made a red-and-white quilt like so many of my quilting buddies.  I may just have to do that sometime.

See where everyone else is on Easy Street here.

Stash Report: No changes this week, but the purple quilt will surely be done soon.

Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 82 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added year to date: 28 yards
Net used for 2012: 54 yards

Yarn used this week: 0 yards
Yarn used year to date: 7501 yards
Yarn added this week: 0 yards
Yarn added year to date: 3503 yards (all handspun, not purchased)
Net used for 2012: 3998 yards


Vireya said...

The red geese look great!

My local quilt shop had just one black-on-white print. It is a really nice print, but I'm glad I already had a few.

Jill said...

The red geese and gray four-patches look great together!

Dar said...

I really love your red and white geese. What a neat idea. Also congrats on your stash report. I was doing about the same as you until I went shopping last week and blew it. Now I have to do more sewing faster if I want my numbers to look good.:)

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

Looking good!
Another mystery blogger referred to the rulers as The Sacred Rulers this week ;) I can use them with Bonnie's instructions, but I haven't figured out how to use them in other patterns.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Lovin' the red geese - looking great! Just noticed Sharyn's comment above mine....'Sacred Rulers'??? hahaha - wherever did she read that - oops - I think that was me! This has been so much fun!

Anonymous said...

Your moody purple quilt is gorgeous, as are your red geese - great stuff.