I have been thinking a lot about The List. My list of projects in progress, on hold, etc. Once upon a time I bit off more than I could quilt. I think I shall cull this list, and cross off those projects I’m just unlikely to get to, so that I can stop being quite so overwhelmed and work on the ones I really want to finish!
1. Easy Street 4, 2. I.S.T.H., 3. Full House, 4. Birdie Stitches, 5. Henrietta Whiskers, 6. Designer Mystery, 7. Blogger BOM, 8. Carolina Christmas, 9. Batik Jewel Box, 10. All-Terrain Camo Heart, 11. Samurai Sudoku, 12. Love Letters, 13. Cottage Weekend, 14. Rose Swoon, 15. Cotton Club BOM, 16. Civil War Chronicles, 17. Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll, 18. Orca Bay, 19. Dear Jane Siggie Swap 2011, 20. DJ Siggie Swap 2010, 21. DJ Holiday Swap 2009, 22. Dear Jane
I felt like looking back and seeing the parade of quilt finishes to date. It’s amazing to see them all in one place! So many of them now live in other homes, photos are the only time I see them! This inspires me to finish my current projects in progress!
1. Postage Stamp, 2. Paris in the Fall, 3. Baby Quilt, 4. Winter White, 5. Synchronized Squares, 6. Safari Dreams, 7. Bohemian Treasures, 8. A 30′s Kind of Year, 9. Mystic Blues, 10. Twenty-Second Quilt, 11. Nineteenth Quilt, 12. Eighteenth Quilt, 13. Sixteenth Quilt, 14. Batik Jewel Box, 15. Twelfth Quilt, 16. Eleventh Quilt, 17. Tenth Quilt, 18. Eighth Quilt, 19. Seventh Quilt, 20. Sixth Quilt, 21. Fifth Quilt, 22. Fourth Quilt, 23. Third Quilt, 24. Second Quilt, 25. First Quilt
I have finally been able to get back to the sewing machine! Making stacks of triangle units!
Can’t stop now! I think I’ll start building blocks out of all the units!
Step six was super easy! Just a little cutting to do. I stayed up extra late just so I can get it done and ready to work on step 7!
Time to get back to work! First comes the cutting, then comes the sewing! I’m loving this mystery!
Finally the greens are here!
Step four was nice and easy, just making another set of flying geese and attach them to the ones I made in step one.
It has been quite a tumultuous week in my house! Emotional dramas and major appliances breaking hit the extremes, but through it all I kept thinking of being on Easy Street! I could use a walk on easy street, that’s for sure. One thing I love is the solace that can be found working on quilting. I love these little blocks of step three, the shaded four patches. Like life, even when things are in pieces and you can’t see the whole pattern, eventually something beautiful emerges.
I have started Step 3. I’m loving the introduction of the blue (in my case, teal) into the mix! First 12 out of 64 done!
I have finally finished step two of Easy Street!
I have decided to go with a solid white as my background fabric for Easy Street. So these are now my choices.
The white helps with the value differential. I still intend to redye the purples, also.
Step One of Easy Street is to make four patches of the grey and the background.
This is a good indicator of the color my grey turned out to be. Definitely some bluish/midnight hues, but definitely a grey. I like it.
Here are some strip sets and the first of my four patches. I’m loving how the texture is showing up in the strips and in the squares. The fabric is working.
I have half of my strip sets sewn, and 1/20th of my four patches. I have a ways to go, but I’m loving how they look!