Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Easy Street"...

Quote for the Day:

Easy street, Easy street
Where you sleep till noon
Yeah, yeah, yeah
She'd repeat, Easy street
Better get there soon.
Easy street, Easy street
Where the rich folks play
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Move them feet
Move them ever-lovin' feet
To easy street, Easy street.
~ "Easy Street" lyrics, from the musical Annie


The Bonnie Hunter 2012 mystery quilt that I started in November 2012 is FINITO!!   Bonnie named the pattern "Easy Street", but I affectionately refer to it as "Scrap Vomit"...because it looks too busy to me.  

For those who don't know what a "mystery quilt" is, quilt designers give out cutting and sewing instructions for a quilt, step by step.  However, YOU don't know what the final design is until the end when they give you the instructions on how to sew the pieces together at the end.  

Before starting this quilt, I had just finished a Christmas quilt in red, green and cream.  I wanted this quilt to be an autumn quilt, so I picked colors of the fall leaves.  

Unfortunately, while I was hoping for this quilt to be mainly brown, yellow/gold and red, it turned out to have a lot more green than I wanted.  It looked like another Christmas quilt to me.  Because of that, I wasn't terribly pleased with the way it turned out.  

I think that adding the yellow and brown borders did help to tone down the "Christmasy" part a little and did help make it look a little more "fallish".

My daughter-in-law saw the quilt top in my sewing room and raved over it, so I told her she could have it for their guest bedroom when I (finally) got it finished.  They are coming in this weekend for Thanksgiving, so I decided that I would finish it before they arrived so that they could take it home with them!   I finished quilting it last week and finished sewing down the binding 2 days ago!  Just in the nick of time!!  

I put it on the bed in our guestroom...the one they will be using while here. Then when they leave they can take it with them.   Kinda like a "door prize"!  LOL   



  1. I think it's BEAUTIFUL and it does look fall-ish to me. It's nice that your DIL fell in love with it and it will go to a good home!! I still need to add borders to mine and then it will go to the longarmer since I don't do that! LOL

  2. Definitely TOO PRETTY to be called "Scrap Vomit!" It really does look autumnal! I am sure they will love it, and I LOVE that antique bed and your floors are gorgeous too! Are you participating in the mystery this year???

    1. I'm going to wait and see what it turns out like. I really have too many things on my plate right now to take on another quilt/project. I will be watching and following the progress, though! :)

  3. Congratulations on your having gotten an autumnal Easy Street finished! It looks like a sunny view out of a fall window, just beautiful! Please say that you DID get a label onto it before it flew out the door.