Monday, December 24, 2012

Easy Street Mystery, Clue 5...

Quote for the Day:
"I only quilt on days that end in 'y'."

Clue #5 of Bonnie Hunter's "Easy Street" mystery quilt came out on Friday, so this weekend I've been working on finishing up clue #4, and starting and completing the new clue.  

Here is Clue #5 all finished...

Sixty-five blocks in total for this clue.

I also finished the quilting on "Christmas Mountain Morning" and am about 3/4's of the way through with the binding...which I plan on finishing on Monday.  I am determined have it on our bed for Christmas Eve!!!  

Once it is completed I will photograph it post about it, so check back later today for that big reveal!  :)

I want to share a little trick that I learned and use when sewing the binding onto the "corral" the binding during sewing, I wrap the entire strip around a couple of fingers into a "roll".  Then I slip it off my fingers and put it on the extra spool pin on my sewing machine.  As I sew it on, I just unroll a little at a time.  This keeps the binding off of the floor and out from under the wheels of my sewing chair!  :)

I sew the binding onto the front of the quilt by machine and then fold it around to the back and sew it down by hand....which is the part I'm working on now.  I only had one more side to go before I got too tired and had to go to bed.

While doing the hand sewing, I watched my favorite movie on TV..."The Sound of Music"!  I have seen that movie so many times, but I still get anxious during certain parts of it every time I watch it.  

The "Sound of Music" is a very special movie to me as it was the very first movie I ever saw!!  I think I was about 8 years old when all of the "girls" in the family, (including my mom, if I remember correctly) went to see it at the theater.  I was PETRIFIED during that movie!   You see, we didn't have a TV in our house when I was growing up, so I didn't know how to assimilate that what was up on the screen wasn't "real", I guess.  All I know is that I remember having to scrunch down behind the seat in front of me to "hide" during the "scarey" parts.  

In fact, till I was about 13, I got scared at just about every movie that I ever saw (all 2-3 of them, LOL)...which were mostly westerns.  The gunfights and the bad guys scared me.  Quite a change from what kids are exposed to these days, huh?

As I close this post, I'd like to leave you with what I think is probably the best Christmas song ever written... 



  1. LOVE your Colors! I still after all these yrs of quilting have difficulty w colors. Bonnies are colors I would not have normally chosen.

  2. Thank you for sharing that beautiful Christmas song!!

  3. It's beautiful!! And good for you for getting it finished in time to enjoy for the season. Merry Christmas!

  4. Great Easy Street units. Love your binding holder tip. Merry Christmas.

  5. Thank you for sharing the song, that is what the real reason is for the season. I also like your colors. This is my first time doing a mystery and I am having so much fun doing it.

  6. Ohh, I love your yellows and reds, Loretta. Gorgeous!