Sunday, December 16, 2012

Easy Street Part 4

Step 4 of Easy Street, Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt, is complete.  I'm enjoying this one, especially the reds and aqua blues.  Of course we also cut some green this step and I couldn't resist playing with all the units a little:
Makes it a little Christmassy, but not too much.  Especially with the skulls and Hawaiian prints and polka-dots.  Who knows what the next step will bring, but I'm liking my colors.
In other quilt news, I bound Jack's Chain.  It was Friday night and Bonnie had the quilt cam on, so I took my laptop over and sewed that sucker on while enjoying the moral support of other quilters in cyberspace.  I needed the moral support: Jack's Chain has a lot of scallops and turns to bind.  I'm only about 1/3 done with sewing the binding down by hand; it's vintage sheets for both the backing and binding, high thread count, so takes a bit more effort than regular binding jobs.  Still I think I can get this done for Tertia's Christmas.
I pieced the backing for my purple Anita's Arrowheads top out of purples and blues I had used in it.  I'm glad to use up some of these fabrics.  Here's the picture of the top, finished about 2 weeks ago:
This needs to get loaded onto the Megaquilter and quilted and bound before Christmas, for Quarta.  Yeah, I'll be busy.  Fortunately, school's out for me for 2 weeks.  Yay!

Stash Report:

Fabric used this week: 5 yards for binding Jack and purple quilt backing
Fabric used year to date: 94 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added year to date: 28 yards
Net used for 2012: 66 yards

Yarn used this week: 0 yards
Yarn used year to date: 7786 yards
Yarn added this week: 0 yards
Yarn added year to date: 3503 yards (all handspun, not purchased)
Net used for 2012: 4283 yards


berylthepearl said...

love your colors, and how clever of you to come up with such a pretty block!

Paula, the quilter said...

I just love the colors you are using in the Easy Street mystery. That blue just sparks.

Karen said...

Your colors are fabulous. And you may be on to something with that block layout - it's pretty cute.

Teri K said...

I like the colors and fabrics you're using for Easy Street. It will be fun to see it all come together.

Tami C said...

Your blocks are looking very nice! I wasn't brave enough to pick my own colors and went with Bonnie's.

Ginny said...

I love your colors too! I'm sticking with Bonnie's colors this time, which is a little boring, but next time I'll be more adventurous.

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

Think your lime with the red and blue is going to be smashing!
Sharyn in Kalama

Gari in AL said...

After making that beautiful and very purple quilt, I can see why you chose to not use purple in Easy Street. Your quilt will be so bright and cheery.