Monday, December 10, 2012

Making Easy Street: Clue 3

(First of all, I apologize for the poor quality photos, it's been either very cloudy/rainy or very late when I get my photos taken, so the lighting isn't the best.)

And the journey continues with Clue 3 of Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery quilt, Easy Street.  This clue was pretty easy, all things considered.  We were only making 64 units this time.  Yes, for Bonnie this is a small number of units LOL.

As you can see, the units aren't all that tough.  We used more of our purples and our black-on-white prints, and we added the teal for the first time.  I've already "introduced" you to the purples and the BOW fabrics I'm using, but this is our first peek at my teal fabrics.  Here you go:

We had to cut 64 purple squares:

We also had to cut 64 teal triangles and 128 BOW triangles:
Once the pieces were cut, we had to sew them together following Bonnie's excellent directions.  These units came together really quickly.  I cut the pieces yesterday, and I sewed them together tonight in about 2 hours.  After a full day of sewing on client projects.  But I knew if I didn't do this tonight, I'd fall way behind and never catch up.  :)
I'm really LOVING the Easy Angle and Companion Angle rulers, which surprised me.  For the longest time, I've scourned "specialty rulers", thinking them just a gimmick designed to make my wallet lighter.  I'm sure there are rulers and other tools out there that definitely fit this description, but NOT these rulers.  My units came out so perfect, so easily, I'm sold  I'm going to use these rulers as often as I can LOL.
Oh, and there was another little "by the way" step at the end of Clue 3.  It said to cut two 3.5" squares out of green, then to cut each square once along a diagonal to get 4 triangles.  I did this step, did you?  :)


  1. Your Easy Street quilt will be lovely!

  2. Hi Valerie, I did not cut my green triangles yet and I don't want those bias edges lying around waiting for the slightest excuse to stretch on me. So mine have stayed square. However I am all in agreement with you on the easy angle and companion angle rulers! Love them. Quilt on!

    1. Ah, good point. Definitely something to keep in mind for the future! I've got mine stashed in a plastic organizer box with the other units, hopefully mine won't go wonky on me while we wait. :)

  3. Thanks for your kind words on my blog! Your colors are spectacular, and spot on! So vibrant! I can't wait to see what this Friday's clue holds in store for us! Best wishes!

  4. Your blocks are looking lovely Valerie! I am really glad that Bonnie showed us house to use her two favorite rulers. They have become mine as well. Can't wait for tomorrow morning, when we can see what comes next! Happy Sewing!

  5. Your patches look fantastic. I love love love your turquoise fabrics. I think mine might be a bit too teal and dark. Not long now till Clue 4!