Bonnie Hunter over at Quiltville's Quips and Snips is posting a mystery quilt.  From what I understand she does it on a yearly basis.  So being home and all I thought hey that sounds like fun.  The first post was in October with a list of the fabric colors, and the yardage needed.  http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2012/10/find-yourself-on-easy-street...

let's just say that my stash was missing many of the fabrics necessary so shopping I went, and I found a beautiful array of black on white, and a yummy gray that I just adore (it came from Joann's). 

Finally the first set of instructions was posted http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2012/11/easy-street-mystery-part-1.html.  I will admit I am a wee bit slow and the weekend is filled with spending time with my honey and his family and making big plans for the new year. When I had a free moment I would cut my 2 inch strips and finally had a chance to sew for a couple of hours Saturday.  I decided this was a perfect time to break out my featherweight that honey bought me and use it.  (FYI I absolutely love it, but it did take me a bit to get used to using the hand wheel again)  Anyway I digress. 

Yep here is my pile of twosie patches.

Do you know how long it takes to sew 384 twosie patches?  Ummm yeah we won't go there....Let's just say that I finally started to sew my 4 patches together and they are so cute!

I just wanted to show my progress for week 1.  While I do have quite the list of projects to get finished before Christmas for the Finish it up Challenge, and some additional items on the "to do" list I just had to take a small break and sew along on this mystery.....anyone else sewing the Easy Street?  I would love to see your progress if you are!  Drop me a note and let me know especially if you are posting pictures.  I love to see everyone's wonderful ideas.

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Comment by Colette LeFever on November 27, 2012 at 2:00pm
I am so proud of myself. I finished my four patches, they are all pressed with the cute little square to help break down the intersections and I ended up with 217. Go figure! Now off to complete something else.
Comment by Rhoda Forbes on November 26, 2012 at 4:29pm

I love her methods too, I did Orca Bay last year...I don't think I would ever 'pick' a pattern with so many small pieces .... lots of fun with the mysery.

Comment by Colette LeFever on November 26, 2012 at 3:46pm
Carol I think that is why I am drawn to her. I have quilts from my great, great grandmother, just a couple but they were string quilts they had something that felt like silk or satin in them, one was all big blocks of wool. Use it up so I do enjoy Bonnie's methods. I haven't made any of her patterns before or used her methods but I have plenty of stash to use.
Comment by Carol Olson on November 26, 2012 at 3:25pm

Yep I am on Easy Street also. Waiting for next clue,going with 4 colors hope it turns out okay used up the variety of scraps cutting out Oklahoma Backroads . I really enjoy her quilting method with no quilt police and deboning shirts. Quilting for a purpose instead of show. 

Comment by Rhoda Forbes on November 26, 2012 at 2:02pm

Yes mine are finished check my blog to see the colors.

Comment by Colette LeFever on November 26, 2012 at 1:15pm

Thanks Rhoda.  I love some of the tips I have learned recently.  How are your four patches going?  Do you have them all completed?  I know some people showed little boxes full of their completed blocks (over achievers)  :)!

Comment by Rhoda Forbes on November 26, 2012 at 12:55pm

Nice little four patches, now the wait to see what she has for us next.

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