Saturday, December 29, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
|Hopefully, in a little while it will look like a work of art and not 'parts is parts' (from an old commercial).|
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
|I got to thinking as I was trimming and pressing, are these "fat in the can" turkeys, or little houses with mismatched roofs? It is Easy "Street", after all.|
I'm glad that Bonnie is keeping these steps simple. I've started my Scrap Vomit (I know, not a pretty name) and it is giving competition to my Easy Street mystery. Now this step is done, if all stays ok with my husband's health, I can work on SV for awhile. I have 16 blocks done out of 49, and I've decided to work in sections instead of rows this time, so hopefully I'll have a section sewn together soon.
As usual, visit Bonnie here for more Easy Street progress reports.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
|First nine blocks done, forty-one left to go if I stick to my original plan. It's fairly relaxing making them, and no hurry so maybe I will.|
Monday, December 17, 2012
|Scrap Vomit isn't a very pretty name, but I think that it makes pretty quilts, and here is block A number one. If I like making them I'll go ahead and make it to fit my bed, which will mean a total of 49 blocks, 25 A blocks and 24 B blocks. Since the blocks should finish at 14" x 14", I'll probably do a border. I have a queen sized bed and I like it to hang over more like a bedspread than a comforter or coverlet. Here is "I'm a Ginger Monkey's" tutorial. Here are her Scrap Vomit quilts so far.|
Friday, December 14, 2012
|Probably about half done here. I think if we make more I'll go back to the EZ angle and just try to do a better job.|
|The browns look nice by themselves, hopefully they'll play nice with the yellows, pinks and blues.|
|They stacked up nicely.|
|All my parts so far. I don't even try to imagine how it will go together as I don't doubt but what I'd be wrong. I imagine from previous mysteries that some of this could go in the borders. Hmmm, guess we'll know in a couple of weeks or so.|
If you can't wait for step 5 and love seeing people's Easy Street progress, you'll want to go here and check out all the blog entries at Bonnie's Quiltville link-up.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012
|I started out with my scraps and then with my 1/2 yard or less pieces, and hardly had to go to yardage, just for the white with blue.|
|Parts is parts (flashback to Burger King commercial), and these are all my Easy Street parts so far. I may have to call mine easy money as that's what I always think first and then have to correct myself. It doesn't fit though, no green. Easy Street doesn't fit too well either, there hasn't been much of that around here lately. Step number 3 is in the box. |
To see the progress that others have made go here to Bonnie's Quiltville blog.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
|I think that this will be my last quilt finish for the year. I think this makes 22, not bad for me, but of course most of them were of the easy variety, several strippies.|
|The back of Maddox's quilt. It is nice soft flannel so hopefully cuddly for Germany's cold weather.|
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
|Here is the flannel back that picked up a few threads and fluffs off the floor. If I spread it around a little I probably won't need to vacuum.|
|I was quilting my Craftsy BOM when my granddaughter texted and asked me if I could help her make a wallet. Of course, I said yes and did what I could to prepare for the next day. In my previous post I added a picture of the bag we made and the outside of her wallet (here). Here is the inside of her wallet. It's not perfect, the pattern was not well written and had no pictures at all, so there was a lot of figuring out and a couple of mistakes that we had to get creative with, but all in all, it was a success. She loves her bag and her wallet and thought that it was fun.|
Saturday, December 1, 2012
|Not sure why this is so washed out, I tried it with and without the flash. Without is better, but not good. If this was true to colors, it would be a very pale quilt. |
Wow, my granddaughter came over today for me to help her with a bag and a wallet, and so I didn't get a very early start to add to Bonnie's step 2 Easy Street Linky, and I'm number 143. When I went to look I was so happy to actually have one of my quilts on Bonnie's blog. Sharyn, from KalamaQuilts Annual Quiltville Mystery had mentioned on Quiltvillechat that I had done several of Bonnie's quilts and it started a discussion of who had done the most. I was far from winning, but it did get my quilt pictured.
The picture above is the bag that I mostly made, and the wallet that my granddaughter, Tabbie mostly made. tomorrow she's coming back and I'm helping her with a Georgia Bulldog quilt she's making. It's such fun to sew with the girls in the family, a real treat.
Oops, my original intention was to direct you to Bonnie's linky, but I got so excited telling about my granddaughter and my quilt that I forgot. Here it it.