Jan 06 2013

Easy Street plus two new projects

The progress on Easy Street is like a turtle – slow and steady.

010613  (1024x791) I am considering using the grey for the inner border and green for the outer border, but will wait until the center is completed for the final decision.

I am also trying clean my sewing room and put away the purple, turquoise and green fabric from this quilt.  However, I am so easily distracted.

While putting away the purple, I started cutting out turquoise triangles from the 2″ strips to make this block.

010613A   (1024x923)The block is called Diamond Ripples from the Modern Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Designers.  Since the first time I saw this block, I was curious about the design that four blocks would make.  It will be fun to play with different layouts.  This project is going to be a doll quilt for a soon-to-be second birthday.

I really need to be careful looking through my quilt books and magazines.  I see a quilt pattern, think “I have the perfect fabric to make that”, and then new project is started.  This third quilt project came about in exactly that way.

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This pattern is called the Wavelet from Jane Miller’s book French Braid Transformation.  I decided to make this quilt with the leftover purple and turquoise fabric from Easy Street along with some red from my stash.  And yes – that is the same background fabric in both the doll quilt and the Wavelet.

Since the doll quilt has a deadline, that will be the first finish for 2013.

Check out all the quilty progress at Design Wall Monday and Easy Street Link-up.

Marlene

6 Responses to “Easy Street plus two new projects”

  1. Chris says:

    I love the purple!!!

  2. Karla in NC says:

    “I have the perfect fabric to make that” is way better than “I’m going shopping to find the perfect fabric to make that,” which is what I do. Your Easy Street looks great. I haven’t started assembling blocks yet.

  3. Vicki H. says:

    I love the purple quilt. However, the wavelet quilt piques my interest. I think that when you have the fabric sitting right there for a perfect project why not start it??? You have some winners there, love it!

  4. Gari says:

    You are about as far along with ES as I am. And for the same reason: involvement with other projects. I love your purple. I think I need a purple quilt, too.

  5. Sue Daurio says:

    Easy Street is looking good. Love the purples and I agree with Vicki, that wavelet pattern is interesting. Great projects.

  6. Sandra B says:

    Your Easy Street is gorgeous – I love the olivey greens. Yes, flicking through quilty magazines is deadly for starting new projects!

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