Category: 2012 Mystery Quilt

Dec 24 2012

Clue 5 and String Blocks

Bonnie said that the clues would be easy during the holidays and she delivered.  I had time on Friday morning to cut out the turquoise squares, so I finished the blocks Friday evening – a record for me.

My box of Easy Street parts is getting full!

Saturday and Sunday was spent making 24 string blocks.  String blocks are a bit messy, but very satisfying to use up all those little bits.

Where are all those string blocks going?  They are being sewn into my version of Daylilies from Bonnie Hunter’s book String Fling.

My version uses 12″ dresden plate blocks (gifted to me) instead of 14″ daylilies –

but I think it has the same “feel”.  I hope to have these blocks sewn together today, then it will be on to the borders.

Check out Easy Street Link-Up at Quiltville and Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times to see what other quilters are working on.

Happy Holidays,

Marlene

Dec 17 2012

Easy Street Progress

Clue 2 – Done!

Clue 3 – Done!

Clue 4 – Almost Done!

Here is the container holding all my pieces for Easy Street.

To complete clue 4, all I need to sew is two flying geese together – which will be done by Friday.

You may notice that there are no green squares.  I am considering using one fabric for all of the green, but I need to see a few more clues before I make a final decision.

Check out Quiltville for everyone’s progress here.

Marlene

Dec 04 2012

Progress on Easy Street

Continuing down Easy Street –

Here are the 192 4-patches, the 64 2″ x 3.5″ rectangles and a few flying geese along with the makings for rest of the geese.  Most of the purple fabric was leftover from my Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll quilt, so it is fun to sew it into this Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt as well.

Clue two was started on Monday because this is what I was doing over the weekend.

I really didn’t expect to get the quilting finished in two days, but I did.  Once the threads are buried and the binding attached, I will post pictures of the quilt and the quilting designs that I used.

The goal is to finish three quilt tops in December while I am working on Easy Street.  It may be a bit ambitious, but why not plan big?

Marlene

Nov 28 2012

On Easy Street

Bonnie Hunter’s 2012 mystery quilt “Easy Street” has begun.  I am a little behind since I was out of town for the Thanksgiving weekend, but Bonnie has promised that the easy is in Easy Street for a reason.

Right now I have 100 of the 4 patches, but on Friday I will start on the next clue.  Which color do you think she will be working with next – turquoise, purple or green?

Marlene