Jul 13 2016

Easy Street Finished

I was inspired by the Jo’s (at Jo’s Country Junction) UFO Challenge to machine quilt & bind my Easy Street quilt top.  The challenge is to finish UFOs made from Bonnie Hunter’s patterns before her next book comes out in September.

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The original mystery made a queen sized quilt, but I made mine a large twin at 75″ x 96″ even though I had sewn all the parts to make the queen.  The plan is to use the leftover pieces to make some pillowcases, but I am not sure when that project will land on my list.

I used a medium gray thread for the center and machine quilted free form Baptist Fans.

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On the border I used a green thread and machine quilted a braided border design that I learned in one of my classes in Salt Lake City.

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I am very happy with the machine quilting on this quilt.  My plan was to quilt two bobbins a day, relaxing and just enjoying the whole experience instead of a mad dash to have it finished and I think that the plan worked.

Now it is back to piecing on Garden Party which is also a Bonnie Hunter design.  I hope to have this top finished by the end of the month, but this is new project not an UFO.

Check out all the other progress at Jo’s Country Junction.

Marlene

2 Responses to “Easy Street Finished”

  1. I have easy street ready to quilt, and it is waiting it’s turn. I like the idea of gray thread and the baptist fans – really beautiful quilt

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