Sunday, December 2, 2012

Easy Street part 1 done!

As some of you know I'm doing the Easy Street Mystery Quilt Along  hosted by Bonnie Hunter. She had part 1 posted last week and with a lot of things going on I kind of fell behind.  I had the fabrics cut and in one of the evenings I've sewn the strips together. I had a little hick-up in the beginning as I forgot to check if I had a 1/4 inch seam allowance so had to re-sew about 15-20 strips :)

I had to do some cooking for someone which involved baking cheese  biscuits. Here are before and after pictures:

Recipe is in a different blog post here.

Friday night I started to sub-cut the 2-sies continuing on Saturday while listening to The History Quilter podcast.

Finally I got to the point to be able to chain piece them. Even though I made sure  I  make it totally scrappy, meaning not to put the same kinds of fabrics together I had to pay attention while piecing. And it happened. I managed to sew 3-4 units of the same fabrics. Un-sewing :)

I worked up until about midnight to get all of them cut apart and finger pressed:

I'm glad I started this project even though it sounds like "back-to-basics". I learned that I don't always have to pin religiously. I became an anti-pinner :) I was sewing a lot faster without pins and still managed to sew the patches together pretty nicely. AND the points are matching :)
Next step: flying geese. Yay! :) I'll be using my purple fabrics for those. Hoping to cut the fabrics at least and test out the method Daisy is using. I want  to cut my squares a little larger and trim it back to size. We'll see what happens :)

My helpers for this part were Sleepy  and Smoky:


'Til we blog again! :)


  1. Awww, love those kitties with your strips tucked in. Your baking looks scrumptious! Nice quilty stuff too.

  2. I think you worked them to a frazzle...they look exhausted. I love love love your fabrics. I am using oranges for the most fabric needed.
    those Cheese sticks are looking mighty delicious

  3. I love the fabrics you are using.

  4. I love the bright orange - it looks delicious. So glad you have got some really useful helpers! It is good of them to press your strips for you!

  5. I love your orange! It makes me think I should switch from the grey...which I haven't cut yet. hee hee

  6. The orange is gorgeous...going to be a great quilt.

  7. Your fabrics are wonderful! Why do cats always sleep ON the fabric LOL. mmmmmmm delicious looking cheesy pastry. My oven and stove don't work so I can't bake at the moment :-(

  8. Sorry to hear about the hick-ups in the sewing process,but it happens to us all every now and again ;) I am really loving your color combos,as the orange just pops out ! Can't wait to see the addition of purple :)

    Going to have to try those cheesy sticks,thanks for sharing the recipe!

  9. LOVE your fabrics...almost as much as the kitties! Next time tho I need to remember to eat before visiting...I am so craving a cheese biscuit right now!


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