Sunday, December 2, 2012

Making Easy Street: Clue 2


It's time to share how I've fared on Bonnie's second clue to her newest mystery, Easy Street.  Clue #2 uses more of the Black-on-White (a.k.a. BOW) fabrics as well as the purples.  Yum!  I'm really loving this color combination, even more than the typical BOW and red combination you see so much of.

I'm so excited, I actually finished this clue before the end of the weekend!  This is the first time I've managed this feat with one of Bonnie's mystery quilts, it usually takes me much longer to get a clue finished.  In fact, I'm usually struggling to get done in time to join the Link-Up before the Thursday night deadline.  Yippee!  Can you tell I'm thrilled?  LOL.

While digging around in my stash, I found more BOW fabrics.  I pulled these out and used them for this clue.  I also found a few bits of purple in my stash, but mostly I had to buy more purples to use for this project.

These are the fabrics I am using for this clue:

BOW:

Purples:

And here we have all the pieces cut out and ready to be assembled.  It doesn't look like all that much, but it will, in fact, result in the 128 flying geese units pictured above.

I even saw the little bit at the end of this clue that said to cut out 64 rectangles 2" x 3.5" out of our BOW fabrics for a future clue.  Did you catch that?  Here are my rectangles all cut out and ready to go.  There's more variety than you see here, the fabrics just got stacked up and the rest of the prints are hiding.  Yes, I'm a neatnick, can't you tell?  LOL!

Now I can't wait to see how we use the green and the teal fabrics!  Bring it on, Bonnie!  :)

11 comments:

  1. I just love your geese! You have selected such vibrant purples and cute BOW's! I really like the musical notes. I didn't catch the bit about the 64 rectangles 2" x 3.5" out of our BOW fabrics for a future clue. I guess I'd better get a little more BOW fabric. Thanks for that Valerie!

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    1. Thanks Tami! I love those jewel tones, and they will work great with my daughter's bedroom. This past spring we redecorated it, she chose the paint colors herself and she chose amethyst as the main color and lavendar as the accent color. So this will be perfect on her bed. Oh, and I'm glad I pointed out the extra rectangles for you. Cutting those goes quickly, thankfully LOL.

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  2. I love the variety of black and white fabrics you have. Your Geese look so perfect!

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    1. Thank you, Angie! I can guarantee they aren't perfect, but they'll do. :) I'm lucky with my black and white fabrics, at least half of them were gifted to me from a quilting friend. The timing was perfect too, I got them right before Bonnie posted the information on the colors for this mystery.

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  3. Way to go Valerie! Your geese look great! I have yet to do my rectangles but I'm hoping for some sewing room time this evening. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you get your sewing time this evening, it's always a great way to end the day. :)

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  4. Looking great Valerie...when I grow up I wanna be a neatnik too!

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    1. Thanks! LOL, we can be neatniks together. :)

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  6. You've got some gorgeous black/white fabrics there! I've only got 4 and am struggling to find many at the fabric shops around here. The purple against the background looks great.

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