Sunday, December 16, 2012

Easy Street Clue#4 completed

Warning: lots of photos in this post!!!
See Bonnie Hunter's Linky post here: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2012/12/mystery-monday-link-up-part-4.html

I am doing Easy Street in two colorways. But those Flying Geese units were just so cute I made them in five colorways.
I know. I am just a little bit obsessive.


I cannot decide which way is the one I prefer. And I had to stop myself or I would have made more in different colorways.

But then I had a plan....more below.


Here is Sissy. I pieced most of the actual colorway on her. She sews so well. But the chair in this room just kills my back. And my big sewing chair is too big for this room. It barely goes through the doorway.


Love this little sidewinder.  I use her all the time when sewing with Sissy or at retreats. Well...she is packed in the truck if I need her. But I usually have many bobbins already wound ahead of time.


Found...my lost container of thread. When I moved the sewing table in here I found this container underneath!!! Was not doing me any good not being used!!!


Here is my plan: I am going to make lots of Flying Geese, HST, Birds in the Air and/or more and keep them in these drawers. As I cut for a quilt I will feed these drawers. WHOOHOOOT! I am going to get so much more done!!


I tried and really liked the Grace Tru-cut blade sharpener. But there was just a tiny little container of oil. DH found this for me at a Hardware store. I am pretty sure it is what I need...any advice??




I bought and received one of those really big seam rippers from the seller on Etsy. Later in the evening he was sold out! Like that was a surprise with Our Bonnie tooting his horn! Mine is wood...beautifully turned.
I really do not need this items.  And it sure was not inexpensive. The leather sheath smells so good!!!
I am thinking of having a giveaway to celebrate the end of Easy Street.
Would any of you enter a give away for this item???


While waiting on the next clue I was making some pink string blocks(32). Then I made 24 more neutral string blocks. I have no idea what these will be used in. I just love making string blocks. These are 6 1/2" unfinished.


I did throw away the pile of trimmings. The food chain needs to end somewhere.


I really spread out when making string blocks. What you cannot see is the HUGE container of strings on the floor.  I keep them sorted by color now.


And another find. As I was searching for a box to ship out two cat beds I came across these blocks made eons ago. Michael Miller fabric. Each star is made from a different fabric. There are twenty-four 12 1/2" blocks....they just need a bit of sashing to be called a quilt top.

And a token kitty picture. This is my Pearl. Whole name is Pearly Piwacket.
XOXOXOXO Subee

17 comments:

scrappy101 said...

WOW! you have been a very busy quilter. They all look great to me. And you are right about the strings, one never knows when "they will be just the thing you need"
Cheers to all, thanks for sharing.
Give-away are always fun.

jude's page said...

You certainly have been busy sewing!! I have so many UFO's that I really should get to, hopefully January sometime when Its too hot to be out in the garden.

ItsNurseJessi said...

I am just amazed at how much you accomplish and so quickly too! All of your geese look wonderful! I would definitely enter a giveaway for the tool! When i went to get me one- they were all sold!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

You always make me jealous of how much sewing time you get to have. WOW you have outdone your self again. You will be prepared for anything with all that you sew and store.

Quilter Kathy said...

Holy moly girl!? You are a power quilter making 5 sets when I can't seem to finish one!! Your new tool looks interesting...does it work well??

regan said...

I love all the color ways of geese! It would be hard to choose the ones to actually use in Easy Street! Good luck! And I saw that beautiful seam ripper......his items are lovely! And I love the string blocks! Woohoo! You are so far ahead now!

Janet O. said...

You make me laugh--your 5 colorways! I can't even get one cut out! And then you say you are going to get so much more done--is that possible? You are already in hyperdrive!!
I know I would enter a giveaway for that lovely seam ripper. I have a wood handled stiletto. I love all things wood!

Lisa said...

Subee you put the rest of us to shame!!! I should actually tell you that I am really impressed with your production and the quality still is amazing. I wish I lived closer to you as I would love to spend some fun quilty time with you so that maybe your abilities would wear off on me!!! That is a beautiful seam ripper I was looking at them on esty but they had already sold out.

Lisa said...

Subee you put the rest of us to shame!!! I should actually tell you that I am really impressed with your production and the quality still is amazing. I wish I lived closer to you as I would love to spend some fun quilty time with you so that maybe your abilities would wear off on me!!! That is a beautiful seam ripper I was looking at them on esty but they had already sold out.

Heather said...

Subee, you could use those string blocks to make a more controlled version of Bonnie's new Geese on a String quilt. Your blocks are just a bit bigger than hers, but you could just make bigger geese or cut down your blocks!

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

That is indeed a gorgeous turned wood seam ripper. Can't stand the smell of leather though ;)
Sharyn in Kalama

Tami C said...

All of your flying geese look great! I think it's time for you to get yourself a new chair for when you are sewing on Sissy. We quilters have to really take care of our backs! Have you had your little sidewinder very long? I have been thinking about getting one myself. Glad you found your lost thread. I have so many things I've lost in here. Most recently, was a little Christmas tree that I cut out for a mug rug. I finally gave up and just cut out another one. According to Bonnie, it should show up now. I'm still waiting for it! LOL I like the quilt that Pearl is sitting on. What is it's name? I like the very homey colors. Happy Sewing, Tami

Carolyn Sullivan said...

Gosh I barely was able to get my geese done. They still need to be pressed although I did trim and then cut out my greens squares. I have not started to get them sewn to the other geese, that is this weeks job.
I did finsih a quilt that I didn't put pictures on my blog yet bc I don't want the recipiant to see it.I'm QueenCity Quilter.

Sandra B said...

oh. my. goodness. I'm speechless! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your extra blocks system. I have a box of 9-patches, 4-patches and 3" blocks but you take yours to the next level! I'm inspired :-D

Mary said...

Doing the string blocks can be so addictive. I like the idea of extra geese blocks. A whole quilt of geese in different colours would be together before you know it.

John'aLee said...

I love the way you are so organized!

Aileen said...

Hi Subee: Love your colorways for Easy Street. I have my sewing room all tub in Bonnie's scrap system. This year I do want to make a gazillion HST and Flying geese as well. I have a good start on the HST. What block is birds in the air????