When she announced her new mystery, Easy Street in November, I told myself that I would sew along and NOT get behind. It didn't exactly work out that way, but after this weekend, I am only one step behind. The mystery began on November 23rd and each step is posted on Friday. There will be 6-8 steps in total. Bonnie cuts her pieces from strips and uses an Easy Angle ruler to cut triangles. There are lots of helpful posts out in the cyber world that demonstrate ways of making some of units using other techniques. For instance, Bonnie has put up a PDF of the no waste method for constructing the flying geese if you aren't cutting from strips. Katie's Quilting and Sewing has a great tutorial on marking and sewing the Shaded Four Patches for Step Three of Easy Street.
So far, I'v also managed to keep up with my Grandmother's Choice blocks and love reading about this aspect of our history--such inspiring stories!
|Capital T Block|
|Just for fun--a shot of a small bit of our backyard. |
We've been getting snow almost every night, and you can see the critters in the neighborhood have been very busy!
I'm a bit sad that my Courting Quilt didn't win one of the big prizes in the Morton Masterpiece contest.
The good news is that I will have my quilt back with me soon and I will be getting some nice consolation prizes. It was a thrill to be included with so many awesome quilts.
Thanks everyone that voted for my quilt!