Happy New Year to you all, hope you had a lovely holiday break. We had a pleasant stay in France visiting Mum where I managed to get another fair bit of hand stitching done to add a good section to the thimble top (the weather was so damp, so we didn't venture out much).
As I had a few days holiday left on our return before going back to work, I was determined to get a good start on Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt Easy Street .......so glad I decided to have a go at this, my first ever mystery quilt, as I learnt so much along the journey :)
Not having a ton of suitable scraps I used yardage I had available for the grey, black & white & turquoise and Kaffe Fassett scraps for the green & purple & just hoped they would look ok.
Step 1 - Remember to check the thread is suitable for the project before sewing!
4 patches - 192 done, lesson learnt here - spinning seams
First ever attempt at flying geese units......a bit tricky to start with but after 128 of them got the hang of it and learnt to use the easy angle ruler in the process.
64 sitting turkeys !
More flying geese......getting pretty good at these now!
All the units now done
Step 7 done but tricky trying to press those triangle blocks!
Step 8 - 1st block ready to sew
Attempt at layout but design wall a tad too small......loving the design!
So resorted to the floor with some interference - notice the bump?
All this sewing can be so tiring
Finally got it all stitched together and felt quite proud of myself and it wasn't until I checked the photos that I noticed this.........urghhhhhhh! How did that happen? I blame the cat!
Guess what I'll be doing this weekend?
Thank you Bonnie for designing & sharing this wonderful pattern and providing such great easy steps to follow, I would have never attempted such a project with so many pieces on my own!
Do go check out all the other great tops created by other participants at the link up here and in the Flickr group here