Monday, January 7, 2013

Easy Street Update...

Quote for the Day:
"Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless."
  ~Bill Watterson

This weekend, I spent some time on "Easy Street".  Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt, that is!  :)

I'm moving much more slowly on it than other participants are.  Many already have the tops completed!  Whew!  I'm finding the blocks going together slowly, though I did find a way to chain piece portions of them, getting the construction time for one "A" block down to about 25 minutes.  

There are 4 different "units" required to finish this quilt:  4 corner units (done), 12 setting triangles (done), 16 "A" blocks (3 completed...number 4 is on the sewing machine as I write this), and 9 "B" blocks (0 completed).

Here are my 3 completed blocks, one corner unit and one setting triangle, so you get the gist of the quilt:


Several people on the Quiltville forum have commented about my "black" fabric, but that isn't black...it's a dark, chocolate brown color.  Here's a close-up...



Hopefully, you can see the color a little better in the close-up.  It's a very pretty, rich-looking brown!   I don't have very many browns in my stash, so I had to purchase this one for this quilt...the only "new" fabric purchased for this quilt.  All of the rest of the fabric came from my stash!



On Sunday, Andy & I went to see "Guilt Trip" with Barbra Steisand and Seth Rogan.  What a HILARIOUS movie!   I was literally laughing out loud in places!  But there were some poignant places in it, too.  All in all, a good movie!  I think this movie was written for the both of them, since they both played their parts so well!  :)

Loretta

12 comments:

  1. It's going to be another stunner by you! Keep at it, I know how you feel. I just finished mine last night. Thanks for the movie review.....I was thinking about going to see it. You talked me into it!

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  2. That is SO pretty! I really like the cheerful holiday look, and how you used some pretty colorful prints in the background. Great scrappy look!

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  3. Looks good! Nice job getting the block done in 25! I need to make I don't need to rip anything! Be done before you know it!

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  4. Really I admire anyone who not only takes on the "mystery", but goes for different color choices, too. Good job, Loretta!
    :-]pokey

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  5. Pretty colors! Have you noticed that in the top right block in the bottom row the four patches are turned the wrong way? I did that on several of mine so have had to unsew and resew more than I wanted to. I am much slower than many others, too, and only have 7 main blocks done plus the sides and corners. Oh, well, it is not a race.

    JoAnn

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    1. JoAnn, After seeing someone else make the same mistake, I went back and looked at my pictures on Monday night and saw the mistake! Yesterday I fixed them. Thanks for noticing. After looking at my pictures the second time, I'm surprised that no one had seen it before you did! I'm glad I found it before I had the whole top assembled! I'm going slower and more carefully on them now...it's better than going back and re-doing it! :) Thanks for pointing this out just in case I hadn't already seen it!
      Loretta

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    2. I found I'd done that in a few places, too. I hope I've fixed them all, but wouldn't be surprised if I found one I'd missed when the whole top is together!

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  6. I love how your colours look together!

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  7. Great. I really like how scrappy you made the background.

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  8. Your quilt will be beautiful. I love seeing colour schemes other than the original.

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