Saturday, December 22, 2012

Easy Street part 5 and Christmas finishes

 Easy Street step 5 was the easiest one so far.  It was nice to be able to finish that step, some table toppers and bind a quilt in one day.  The table toppers are gifts for the family.  The quilt is because I cut up too many 5 inch squares of Christmas fabric for the other Christmas quilts I made this year.  I decided to make a D9P with them.  The flowers are from a neighbor who arranged them herself.  She is so talented.  They look pretty in the center of the table, when it isn't being used to display my handiwork.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Easy Street - step 4

I am keeping up pretty well with the steps for Easy Street.  I have trouble getting those flying geese to be perfect.  I am also having problems with that green.  I got the paint chips to match the color up.  Sometimes my fabrics look like they match and other times they look way off.  I am not going to worry about it.  I am sure they will look fine in the quilt no matter what.  I am looking forward to the next step.  I can't figure out how things are going to go yet and don't have the time to play around.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Part three-Easy Street

The purple and blue blocks are part three of Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street.  I am thinking about making half as many more to either make this quilt larger or make a second, smaller quilt.


The above picture is from my quilt club's shop hop yesterday.  We went to some shops in Lancaster county.  This is Burkholder's, where they have a wonderful selection of fabric and rulers.  I was looking for a large 60 degree ruler on the internet and at Joann's without success, so I bought a little one and made due with it.  They had the large one here.  They also had many of the diamond rulers, twister rulers, etc.  I will have to check back here when I need to buy a specialty rule in the future.

One of the shops we visited was Obie's.  I read a comment by a reviewer who said there was so much fabric it was frightening.  This isn't the kind of shop you can browse through and find what you are looking for.  If you ask one of the owner's (I presume the ladies here were owners.) they know where everything is and if they have what you are looking for or not.  I think if they had less to sell, or more room, they would sell more.  Here are a couple of pictures.    The lighting wasn't this good in all the little nooks and crannies.  My camera really made it look like the lighting was good.  What an interesting place to visit.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Making progress

 I just finished my first Christmas tree skirt in time for Christmas!  Yeah!  This is for my daughter.  I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.  I did make a mistake cutting some of the triangles, but I am hoping when it is under the tree no one will notice.  I don't know if I will say anything or not.  I tend to have a big mouth and point out all the mistakes.  Maybe this time I will be able to keep my mouth shut!  Now I have to figure out a closing for it.  I am thinking of some fabric ties.  Do all skirts have to have some closing mechanism?

And here is step two of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt.  If you are interested in making it, the first two steps weren't too bad and there weren't thousands of pieces, so there is still time to join in.  Click on the Easy Street button on the side of the blog if you are interested.  They are so much fun and always turn out beautiful.