Sunday, January 20, 2013

Making progress

Still plugging away at Easy Street.   I did take a little break and make this BOM quilt.  I Still need to put the face on and quilt it.  This is a BOM from the local quilt shop.    It is from the book Count on It Art to Heart by Nancy Halverson.  She has some cute monthly quilt blocks.   Here is January's.

Also as a leader ender project I am trying to finish up some potholders I started to practice quilting with.  Here is one I have almost finished and one that I made as a leader/ender while finishing the Easy Street blocks.

And here is what I have so far on Easy Street.   I finished one of each type so I have a quick reference for the rest.  Then I finished all the outside blocks triangular blocks and now I am working on the 16 set of inner blocks.  

I have mixed feelings as to how this is turning out.  My white on black fabric has more black, so I am getting a much busier looking quilt and it makes it hard to see the pattern.  I am trying to keep this one more scappy, but I think on the next quilt I am going to try to group like fabrics together in the same block and see if I like that better.   The teal matches my spare bedroom, so no matter how this turns out, that is where it is going.

My goal is to get the top done by the end of next weekend.  Hopefully reality will allow me to do this, but that doesn't always work out that way.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Getting ready to build....

So I worked on finishing all the cutting and creating the smaller 3" blocks for these two Easy Street.
Now I am onto the building the blocks.

So here are the piles for my two quilts.

I hope to start working on the blocks this week and get both the tops pieced and ready for quilting by the end of the month.

I have to say that this is the most complicated quilt I have made.  I am amazed that I was able to keep up with it as well as I did.  It helps to be organized and I did do some organizing. 

I moved some knitting yarn to the closet and out of the sewing room.  I am still debating on whether I want to completely eliminate knitting from my house or just put it aside for now.  I haven't done really any knitting for quite some time now so I am leaning towards eliminating most of it anyway.

I start using Bonnie's scrap system and allocated some small drawers to contain them.  I replaced some bins with shelves to hold some current working on projects, which helped me to clear off my cutting table.  Makes cutting all these pieces so much easier when you have the whole table instead of half of it because of piles of stuff.

Check back on the other Easy Street quilts by clicking here.

Back to building some blocks now.