Monday, November 26, 2012

Easy Street Mystery Quilt Clue 1

Just call me the backwards quilter.  For Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt, Easy Street, I started out cutting little squares from my strips even though I know that sewing the strips together first is faster and easier.  Luckily I came to my senses . . . and did just that.  Then I went to my sister-in-law, Michelle's house, for a mini Mystery Quilt retreat last night, along with a yummy supper, and forgot the cord for my sewing machine . . . ugh!  Michelle kindly let me use one of her machines, since she has about five machines, and even claimed to be related to Bonnie Hunter.  I told her she has a long way to go to catch up with Bonnie.  
I had fun shopping for black and white material.  All the black and white in my stash was too dark.  My favorite is the little coat hangers.

Squares and strips

I'm not sure I understand the concept of "spinning the seams" in the blocks yet.  I have never tried that before.  I am a fairly new quilter and am discovering new tricks and tips all the time.  I will try the spinning and if I can't do it, will ask Bonnie to show it on quilt cam.

This week I will work on turning the strips into squares.  Sew much fun!


  1. Love your color choices,love,love the little coat hanger fabric...can you tell me who's line of fabric that is so I can search for some???

    1. Hello May, Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's very exciting to be participating in this mystery quilt adventure. The fabric with the coat hangers is called City Girl by Monica Lee for Timeless Treasures Fabrics Inc. I hope you are able to find it.

  2. You go girl! Am excited to follow you on this mystery adventure! How fun that you got together and had a mystery sewing bee! Bonnie would love that! Way to dillydally!

  3. Yea Gladys! I am two steps behind on the mystery I am doing :( How did that happen? I love the fabrics you have picked and will enjoy watching you progress through this mystery. As much as I would have loved to participate, I just can't fit it in this year.
    I love the hanger fabric too! Great find!

  4. Ooh, I love that fabric, so cute. Makes mine look so boring - flowers, phuie, time for a fabric run.

  5. Love your fabrics. We just got rid of well over 150(!) coathangers, so I think your coathanger fabric is fab.

  6. I love the black and whites, especially the little hangers too!

  7. I love seeing what everyone has pulled out for the background and their choice for constant! Thank you for sharing yours, Sharyn