Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Easy Street

One of the mystery quilts I've been working on is called Easy Street by Bonnie Hunter. 

Here are my finished blocks.  I chose red, brown and black where Bonnie chose bright colors...aqua, purple and lime green.  Those bright colors just aren't me.  Plus, I would have had to go buy them all....here I just pulled from my stash. 

If anything looks wonky, it's because the blocks are just spread out on the carpet. 

One of the down sides of doing a mystery quilt is that you can't choose where the colors will fall.  I would have prefered the red and brown be swapped.  As it stands, my star points (on the blocks with the black centers) are brown.  I think that if they were red they'd stand out more. 

Over the next couple of days I'll work on sewing the rows together.  It will be a slow and tedious job since the blocks are huge (15 1/2 inches) and have many seams and points to match. 

All in all, for a mystery quilt lover, it was pretty satisfying. 

Libby




12 comments:

  1. Libby, the blocks look so complicated but beautiful too. You have done fabulous work.

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  2. Beautiful! Are you keeping this one?

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  3. Love this one and I agree with you on the bright colors! I really like what you've chosen. Good luck with the sewing machine!

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  4. Looking good, really different and yet so very, very nice!!

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  5. I think your quilt is really beautiful. But I feel the same way about my quilt that you do about yours -- I would have liked it better if I'd known which color was going to be most dominant.
    Nancy at joy for grace

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  6. I love seeing all of these color variations! Your's is GRRRRRRRRREEEEEAAAAAAAAT! Best wishes!

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  7. It looks like a very restful, comforting colour scheme.

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  8. These colors are wonderful. I have just chosen black, red and tan to do a BOM this year. I hope it will look as great as this does. I don't do the brights, either, but I just toned down the colors Bonnie used. Now I wish I had done something more like this.
    I can see what you are saying about the red star points would have been more visible, but this is still gorgeous!

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  9. Your colors are beautiful...I have loved seeing all the different ideas people chose for the mystery. Makes me wish I did mine in another colorway. :)

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  10. Your Easy Street is looking good. There's loads of sewing at the end but it's totally worth it. It was fun working on this with everyone.

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