Friday, March 7, 2014

Easy Street is Finished

Last year...ummm...make that year BEFORE last... :) Bonnie Hunter rolled out her annual mystery quilt and I jumped in. This was my first mystery quilt so I played it safe and followed her color scheme even though it was way out of my comfort zone. Bonnie is a big proponent of using your stash, but I sure didn't have much of anything in these colors so I shopped and boy did I have fun! I needed a variety of black on white prints and I didn't have even one in my stash. Who knew there were so many fun prints out there? Well, needless to say, I now have a stash of black on white prints in my stash. :)

                               

Each week, Bonnie released a clue and I tried to keep up, but I don't have a lot of sewing time, so I just stitched what I could and it was so much fun watching the pieces grow.


When I had completed the top, I spent a  long time pressing it and I realized just how clever Bonnie is in her designing. It's a very cool pattern.

                               

And once again, Jackie worked her magic on it:


  I started binding it during the Olympics, but I didn't get to finish it, so when I spent last week in Texas, visiting my Mom and tending to her personal and business taxes, I managed to finish it as we visited in the evenings.


I had planned to take pictures off of her deck, but we had so much to do that there just wasn't time so I once again turned to my trusty chicken coop:


And took advantage of a day without 50 mph winds and flying dirt. That chicken print is my hands down favorite:


Easy Street measures 96 x 96. Seems I have a hard time making small quilts. :) This is my first finish of 2014, and it feels good to cross one off of the UFO list.

 I'm now working on binding another quilt on that list that I'm really excited to finish and show you, but for now, let's let Easy Street have her day:


12 comments:

juliehallfeldhaus said...

My son in law wants a quilt for Christmas maybe this is the pattern!! I think it will be something on the easy side. I love yours and the colors and the chicken fabric and the keys and and and I guess I love it all!!!!

Shelly said...

It's gorgeous! I love the keys fabric. That's a huge finish for your first one!

Cathy Hetzel said...

That is a really nice quilt......love the white with black fabrics and the bold colours.....nice achievement for 2014....

Nancy said...

Excellent finish!

I love those colors AND the design.

Sandy said...

Good for you getting it finished. It is just gorgeous!!

laverne said...

Love it!Sounds like a nice size,hate when quilts dont hang down pretty good!

Scrapatches said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish!

Denise :) said...

Beautiful, beautiful finish! I really admire this quilt...and you're right, she does a phenomenal job in laying them out!! :)

Pauline said...

Great job! I've been tempted to make this one too, and may get to it someday. Your colors are great. Are you ready to start another quilt? I seem to always have a long list waiting in the wings.

Rhonda said...

Stunning!! Your Easy Street is my favorite, as I've been following several other quilters with their progress. I love your blk/white fabrics in the quilt which seems to add a kick to the mix. Great job and beautiful quilt!!

Alycia said...

Love Love Love it!!!

Sarah said...

Great finish! It's a lovely quilt, and so big!

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