Friday, November 23, 2012

Dancing down Easy Street!!

A great day to sew. Cold, windy and snow is coming. And until I saw the first clue for Bonnie Hunter's newest Mystery called Easy Street, I had not decided on my color scheme.
I knew I had yardage of these two fabrics. Of course it was buried. It was in a long plastic container about half way down the stack. The stack was topped off with more loose stacks of fabrics. Did I want to move it all? Not really but I wanted those two fabrics.
So I spent a productive hour unstacking and fondling fabrics and pulled these two fabrics out. They are major old fabrics. And the funny thing is that I bought them twice. Yes...different sacks of them in the container proved that I must have really loved them enough to buy them twice.
This was long before I discovered scrap quilting. So an 8 yard purchase was normal for me. Don't want to run out!!!!


I started sewing on my main machine. Then got a backache and took a nap. I woke up cold so I finished the strip sewing back in the cutting room. Cozy and warm there. A bit crowded but I started out my quilt sewing life back in that room. And my little Janome 3160QDC needed to be sewn on. She was getting lonely.
So now my two colorways are all in "twosies". Who knows if I will be able to sew tomorrow.
But as I was cutting them down into 2" segments I was marveling at how nice the fabrics went together. Each pairing was my favorite until I picked up the next strip!



As I was waiting for the Easy Street mystery to start I did some sewing therapy. I made 240 2 1/2" HST just because I could. I bought a smaller EZ Angle ruler. It seems much better for the smaller size units I like. The larger one works great too. But I am really enjoying the smaller ruler.


And a couple more Moth in the Window blocks were also born.
XOXOXOXO Subee

7 comments:

Cheryl Willis said...

just imagine how much you can get done if you ever find time to sew- lol
I love that you are making Two quilts again this mystery- what an inspiration! cw

Candace said...

Very pretty fabrics and I love your blocks.

Candace said...

Very pretty fabrics and I love your blocks.

Janet O. said...

So are you saying you are doing two different colorways of Easy Street? I will be lucky to finish one!

Kathleen Wilson said...

Love your colors for Easy Street. I'm using batiks.

Kathleen Wilson said...

Love your colors for Easy Street. I'm using batiks that I have had forever.

Andee said...

LOL...I sewed the same thing this weekend! Whoot, whoot!