Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Easy Street Clues 3 (and 2)

What fun following along with Bonnie Hunter on her Easy Street Mystery Quilt.  I'd like to tell you that I am all up to speed with my clues, but I'd be telling a lie.  However, my first clue is all done and I learned how to "spin" the middle seam.  Woo Hoo!  That was a new quilting term for me.

 Here is step one all done with, dare I say, a "spun" seam? 

Clue 2

This unit was a challenge.  I thought I could sew a nice 1/4" seam, but I still had difficulty with the flying geese.  Even with Bonnie's excellent directions on using the rulers, I still messed them up.  Finally, I drew the 1/4 inch with a pencil and sewed it ever so carefully using a scant 1/4 inch, but not too scant.  Wallah!  My geese straightened up and started to fly right.  Did I get them all done?  Nope.  But I will.

Clue 3 

This is a fun unit, but I have only made one so far.  No apologies - Christmas is coming and I have to get ready for the holidays.  I will catch up on the mystery quilt over Christmas break. 

Doing a mystery quilt with Bonnie Hunter is second best to taking a class with her.  I'm learning so much.  One new thing she has taught me is not to over press the material and just press the seam so I don't stretch the unit out of shape.  It works!  Thank you, Bonnie. ☺


  1. Your flying geese look great! Glad you got them to work out. And part 3 looks good, too.

  2. I love the flying geese! I knew you would figure a way that worked for you. Great Job!
    I know you'll get caught up over Christmas break!
    Merry Christmas Gladys!!

  3. Your units look terrific! Her mysteries are such fun! I have done one and am still working on the one from last year! No pressure...just enjoy the process!

  4. You blocks are looking great! Yes, enjoy the process as it's not a race. I'm really enjoying getting to meet lots of new people. Happy Sewing!