I actually don't live on Easy Street. I'm sure I have struggles like the next person, but I sure love it when Bonnie Hunter hosts a mystery quilt and I can get distracted by something fun to do. And I really, really love the name of this latest mystery started on November 23rd ~ It's called "Easy Street" and Bonnie has said in the online posts that she's had a busy year and so have we and that it would be a simpler quilt! So, with that, I decided to dive in and start this mystery, even though I have wanted to avoid starting anything else until the UFO pile is shortened. I am weak.
The link to Bonnie's blog for the pattern is here. She's chosen some gorgeous and fresh colours for this mystery quilt. Me? I have just finished 2 purple quilts, and turquoise in Orca Bay so I am just not feelin' it for those colours. So I looked at the colour wheel and decided that I am going to do the grey constant with the black on white. That was my starting point.
Here are my step 1 four patches in the grey with black on white (and happy little dance for me ~ they're done!)
Don't these remind you of a winter sky?
The second clue came out yesterday and I am literally in shock that it's Saturday night and I'm done step 2. What got into me? I'm never caught up. But anyway, here's my step 2 flying geese. My red is Bonnie's purple.
My other colours are a cool blue and school bus/dijon yellow. I love the yellow with the grey, and the red with the grey and even the blue with the grey, so I'm quite sure I will love this quilt and I have a suspicion that it will look modern. That will be a twist on my previous Bonnie Hunter mystery quilts. They have all looked very traditional. This will be more edgy. I can feel it!
I've also cut out my bricks for the future (which is what the early birds got to do!)
Here are both steps and the bricks happily tucked away in their box awaiting clue #3 due out next Friday:
I'm loving these colours and it's been a very enjoyable project so far.
Gee, what can I maybe finish off while I'm waiting for clue #3??
Until next time,
They look perfect Mavis! I'm loving this mystery so far. I'm doing it in 30's fabrics, as I've had them for quite awhile now, I wanted to use them up. I've 3 or 4 different quilts I'm working on currently. I'm always busy! Have fun sewing.ReplyDelete
I love the colours you have chosen. It is my first mystery. I have done my four patches and hoping to do my geese tomorrow. I have got to get in gear and post pictures on my neglected blog tomorrow. Best wishes from the u.kReplyDelete
What fun to see your colors and progress!ReplyDelete
Love the red with the white/black prints! I can't wait to see the rest of your colors together. Debbie in WVReplyDelete
You are going to have one great quilt! love the colors you've chosen!!ReplyDelete
love that red. It will be interesting to see what the whole quilts looks like.ReplyDelete
I was just commenting last night that I miss having some red or pink in this quilt! Love your color selection...ReplyDelete
Love the red and black!ReplyDelete
Your colors are smashing and will be a great modern looking quilt. Wish I was finished and "waiting" for clue 3. I'm still working on clue 1. Want to come help me out?? haReplyDelete
Wow, love that pop of red in your flying geese, very nice.ReplyDelete
hahaha...Mavis I am weak too! (that just tickled me so)...Loving your fabs and the RED..oh..I shoulda woulda coulda gone with that - but didn't (NO, I will not start a 4th one..no no no)...with your blues and yellows - it's going to be awesome!ReplyDelete
Love your colors- I am doing alternate colors as well- sorry no blog to share tho...ReplyDelete
Absolutely LOVING the red geese!ReplyDelete