Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Easy Street Top Done!

Along with a lot of other quilters I know, I made the Mystery Quilt by Bonnie Hunter called Easy Street this year. The instructions told us to find a black and white fabric and a gray fabric for the first "Clue", so I chose this crazy black and white print that has been in my stash for years because I didn't know what to do with it. Since I had no idea what the pattern would be like, I decided to go with it! Since it was such a crazy print, I paired it with the most sedate gray fabric I owned, an old Jinny Beyer print. What  fun to see what would happen when the "wild and crazy guy" fabric married the understated elegant fabric!

My Black and White with my Gray


And this is what the finished 4-patches looked like:
Then we were told to choose some more black and whites, some turquiose, some purples, and some LIME GREEN scraps, and I knew I would love this quilt because I am in love with lime right now. Here are some of the fabrics I pulled out to use.
My Focus Fabrics
I had a great time making the "flying geese" units and some units someone labeled "fat turkeys", even though I fell a little behind on the clues at Christmas time. I threw in a few fun novelty prints for interest, here you can see a friendly dinosaur -
Friendly Dinosaur!

And here we see a dolphin swimming by waiting to give a ride to Savannah Marquis!
Dolphin Swimming By

Once all the blocks were made I worked like a whirlwind putting the top together, every now and then standing back to see the mad whirl of color against the black and white, and here is the completed top -

Finished Easy Street Top

 I have named my Easy Street quilt "Margaritas with Salt... AND Pepper!" I won't be adding a border, it is quite large enough already thank you, and I plan to bind it with a black fabric, possibly with white stripes if I can find one.  I am hoping to learn machine quilting well enough to quilt this by the end of the year.


Cindy K-K said...

This turned out great, Darlene, and I'm glad to see you start Blogging again. I love to see your projects.

P.S. Wore the socks you knitted for me the other day! So nice and toasty! Thank you again!


Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

Good to see you back at the popstand!I love your easy street and am looking for to another mystery.hugs, Sharyn