Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Clue Five

Whew, I didn't think I would make it but I did get clue 5 finished--yippee!  Lots of folks mentioned they thought the blocks looked like little houses and I did too.  So I dug through my stack of works in progress and found my Happy Scrappy Houses stash and pulled one out to include in my village.  The colors in the house block worked purrfectly with Easy Street. 

Now back the the sewing machine to finish up a bit of clue 4 as I didn't get all of those geese sewn together.  I'm looking forward to the next step in our mystery and you can too by visiting Bonnie on Easy Street.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Flying Geese Again--Clue 4

Oh dear, pesky flying geese again!  Surprisingly the geese I have completed actually went together much easier than the last time.  I still have about 25 more to do but there is just too much to do right now so they will have to wait their turn.

Meet our non-flying geese.

There is still time to get flying if you click Here and join us all on Easy Street.



Monday, December 10, 2012

Clue 3 of Easy Street

Does anyone else feel like Sherlock Holmes or Dr. Watson while working on Easy Street?   All of the clues and the mystery is just so exciting!

I was able to work on Clue 3 of Easy Street this weekend and all went fairly well; however, I really must read instructions and not just glance over them and assume I know what I'm doing.  You see, like a couple of other folks that are working on the mystery I used both rulers and was surprised when my turquoise/teal triangle didn't match up with it's other half--what?  It ended up working out just fine though as this is probably the first time I decided to make a sample block--see I did actually read some of Bonnie's instructions.

Here are the results of my work this weekend after I reread the instructions--LOL!

After posting this photo I realized I didn't do a great job at lining the little blocks up so they all faced the same way, oh well you get the idea.

Whenever I sew I always have a cat or two supervising my activities and this time was no exception.  Guinness loves attention and wants to sit on my lap when I sew so I tried to get a photo of him helping me with my blocks.  It is really hard to try to take a photo at such an awkward angle.

As you can tell I love cats and quilting and I always try to incorporate some type of cat print in my quilts.  This time I was able to use several prints as my grey constant is a fabric called "Fur" and I've used a few other novelty prints as well.

Tonight's our quilt guild meeting and it will be interesting to see if anyone is playing along with Easy Street.   Are you still just thinking about joining the fun?  Take the plunge and join us on Easy Street .



Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Easy Street Clue 2

Whew, finally got those flying geese cut and sewn and here is a sampling of my collection of approx. 135 geese.

I normally avoid making flying geese because they can be so fickle.  LOL, notice I said they are fickle and it has nothing to do with my skill and patience.

For the first time ever I tried the Easy Angle and Companion Angle rulers which  were pretty easy to use.  The rulers did slide every now and then  but that could have just been me and my inexperience with using them. 

Did I have any other problems?  You bet, but the problems were nothing compared to previous attempts at making flying geese.  Do I have some wonky geese?  Oh yes, and I am sure that some of my geese will have their beaks cut off once they take flight.

Want to get in on the mystery?  Join us on Easy Street where there is still plenty of time to get started.