Thursday, November 15, 2012

Easy Street fabric choices & Chopsticks paper piecing

Some of you who follow me on Twitter might know that I decided to do Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street mystery quilt this year. I've never participated anything like this and would like to have it under my belt.  I'm pretty sure it'll be fun since I lot of people I keep in touch with are doing it. It'll be my largest quilt made so I'm looking forward to that too!
I was too lazy to take pictures of my fabric choices blaming the sun for not shining, but  now I got over myself and took some photos. I picked pink, orange, purple, and lime green for the colors, and haven't decided if I'll do black &white or just plain white for the background. Probably b&w, but I didn't have enough so I ordered some and they're not here yet.

Here they are all together:

Pretty pinks:

Fiery oranges:

Pretty purples (the one on the right is my very favorite):

And the greens:

 Helper of the day, Sleepy:

My cyber friend, Kristy @Quiet Play is into paper piecing and selling her patterns on  Craftsy. She asked for volunteers for pattern testing and I'm glad to help. She had 4  new ones coming out, I got the Choptsicks pattern to be tested. I think it turned out pretty nice despite the fact that I messed up the colors, but  oh, well :) Please visit her Craftsy shop, She has  some pretty cute patterns for paper piecing. I particularly loved the last one  She posted in her blog here about her  dream sewing room.

Here's how my chopsticks pattern came out:

Since it's only a test piece, I didn't pay attention to have enough of the same white background so it looks kind of scrappy. It served the purpose so  I'm not stressing about it.
I'm still working on the blue  and white baby quilts, one of the top is assembled and just finished piecing the backing last night. Pictures will be in my next post so stay tuned!

'Til we blog again! :)


  1. Love your fabric choices! That chopstick block is too cute.

    I'm so excited that so many online friends are participating in Easy Street. Also it was nice to learn how to properly pronounce you're name on the Hangout! I've been flubbing it this whole time on the podcast :(

  2. Perfect choices! Especially the helper cat!

  3. Looking forward to seeing how this mystery quilt progresses. Cute block and even cuter cat :)

  4. The fabrics are great. It makes me want to start a new quilt. Love the chopsticks block.

  5. Great fabric choices! Should be a gorgeous project!

    Thanks for testing the chopsticks for me - I like how yours turned out!

  6. Oh my,look at all that eye candy! Your colors are so vibrant,I love them all,and am anxious to see how your blocks for the quilt turn out :) The chopsticks are way cute,great job on them btw. Everyone needs a "Helper" once in a while ;)

  7. Your fabric choices are great!! Look forward to seeing your progress.

  8. Love your colors! I am using stash and don't have much blue of purple so have decided on green orange and turquoise.

  9. Love your colors, they make me think of a tropical sunset.

  10. I love the colors. So bright and yummy looking!

  11. Your fabric choices are great! I love that you included orange.


  12. I love your fabric choices. Looking forward to seeing your 4-patches. It's fun doing these mysteries with heaps of other quilters.

  13. Love your colour choices, I too am loving this mystery!

  14. Love your colours for the Easy Street quilt. I'm also using orange, it's such a happy colour. I look forward to seeing your progress.


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