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Thread: Bonnie Hunter "Easy Street" thread?

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    Well I finished sewing step 1 and started squaring them all up. got half way done and quit for the day.
    Dreaming of New England while being stuck in So. Calif.(the asphalt jungle of the world.) But hey the Happiest Place on Earth is here.

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    Good morning y'all..
    I am so glad Jeanie posted the link to this on the Orca Bay thread..I would have never found you otherwise lol.

    I am making half the quilt this time as I chose to make the quilt in oranges, yellows and blues and this will be the perfect Spring lap/throw quilt for my living room. I finished the geese yesterday and have last step all cut out will be sewing it tomorrow and Tuesday as I am off work. I haven't done the four patches yet because I wasn't sure which contsant color to use and when Bonnie said we weredonee with grey, I thought well I'll wait and see how it plays Out and pick my "grey" then. I have a hunch that the four patches will do a chain in the quilt so I want to see how the blocks turn out before I pick a color..is that cheating? LOL. And I am loving this mystery so far..much easier than last year..you know by this time last year we did some 350 HST, 240 QSt and 60 some strings lol..I don't know why I still remember the numbers but I know that quilt ended with more than 7500 pieces..DH counted them lol.


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    Jeanie...thanks for the tip on the center seams on the 4 patch. I'll give it a try. It sounds much faster than the way I was taught.

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    I'm home now for awhile not more trips until after Christmas...
    Thanks Jeanie for all your help...At first I was a little confused with the "4 patch center" I had to look at it a couple of time to understand what Bonnie meant. what this technique creates is 4 seams going in the same direction (pinwheel) so that when they are joined later on there won't be any twisting...they will nest (bump Up) against each other .. I will be working on step 3 tomorrow using the 4 patch way mentioned here...I really appreciate all the new ways to do a step...especially since someone else worked out the kinks!!!

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    You all are very welcome! I also saved and printed the directions for the Shaded Four Patch Tutorial. It looks like it would work real well! You just never stop learning, and that is a good thing!!!
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    * * * Easy Street clue 3 completed! * * *
    I just couldn't wait to complete these blocks, the colors Bonnie used are so pretty I stuck with them for my blocks. Looking at some of the other quilters blocks on Bonnie's site, they all are winners!
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    Wow, I love your block. I need to find more of my white on black to make mine interesting. I'm sticking with her color scheme as well. Donna

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjnesler View Post
    * * * Easy Street clue 3 completed! * * *
    I just couldn't wait to complete these blocks, the colors Bonnie used are so pretty I stuck with them for my blocks. Looking at some of the other quilters blocks on Bonnie's site, they all are winners!
    Well now that is just gorgeous!!!

    Step 3 is cut and ready to sew.
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    Is this the block we're eventually going to be doing???

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    This is a Mystery Honchey, we don't know what it will look like. People like to put the squares together to speculate on what the final outcome will be. No one has ever been correct though???
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    I couldn't believe when I finished sewing the 4 patches..they are so small. Now I know why we needed so much fabric I'm hoping I have enough leftover to save some for stash!
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    Alas I must put up my quilty things until after Christmas. We've had a sudden change in plans for Christmas and will be traveling. I will catch up with everyone afterwards. I am already so far behind anyway but now I will have a legitimate reason for being that way. LOL Loving all your hard work so far dear QB friends.

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    Woo hoo, I have finished step one. All squared up and done. Now I will start on step two. Pictures will follow later. I am on a roll.
    Dreaming of New England while being stuck in So. Calif.(the asphalt jungle of the world.) But hey the Happiest Place on Earth is here.

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    It took me all week to get my geese done since I wasn't able to sew last weekend, so I jumped on my shaded 4-patches and finished my geese Saturday.

    Here's a picture of them all tucked into their box.
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    well I finished the geese and they just need to be trimmed. I will be starting on step 3 tomorrow. Gotta quit and watch my patriots play football. Go Tom Brady.
    Dreaming of New England while being stuck in So. Calif.(the asphalt jungle of the world.) But hey the Happiest Place on Earth is here.

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    Wow I hope this is what we will have to do. This is so pretty.
    Dreaming of New England while being stuck in So. Calif.(the asphalt jungle of the world.) But hey the Happiest Place on Earth is here.

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    Well, let's see ......

    Our DD, SIL, and four Grandkiddies visited. Friends from Luxembourg visited. My computer crashed and burned and spent over 30 days at the computer doctor's. My Sweet Sapphire 875Q had to go in for its annual servicing. There was absolutely no grey in my stash and none that appealed to me in any of our three fabric shops: ordered three choices from Hancock's of Paducah. There were three black on whites in my stash: found more locally.

    OTOH, there were kaboodles of the three colours in my huge stash of FQs. I'm washing the aquas & teals, the apple & acid greens, and the purples as I type. By colour and with two Colour Catchers in each batch. I'll post photos of my fabric choices later.

    This will be my first Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt. There will be lots of catching up to do, but I love Bonnie's quilts and I'm determined to be caught up with all the clues by January 1st.

    If not before!

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    I finished sewing Step 3 together. Yeah. I just have to trim and I have caught up. Yeah HOOOOOOOOO.
    Dreaming of New England while being stuck in So. Calif.(the asphalt jungle of the world.) But hey the Happiest Place on Earth is here.

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    Wow, I really stink at the flying geese. Anyone have any advice as to how to make them look good? My black and white triangles tend to be crooked. I sewed two of those and did one of step 3 which went together much easier than step 2...apparently I hate triangles and they hate me...don't tell anyone but I've never sewn triangles before
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    I finished step three too!! And all my Friendship Boom blocks! It feels so good!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtgirl View Post
    Wow, I really stink at the flying geese. Anyone have any advice as to how to make them look good? My black and white triangles tend to be crooked. I sewed two of those and did one of step 3 which went together much easier than step 2...apparently I hate triangles and they hate me...don't tell anyone but I've never sewn triangles before
    Don't be so hard on yourself Xtgirl. If these are the first triangles you have sewn, that is probably the reason. Just go slow and line them up. By the time you finish, you will be a pro. They will get easier, I promise!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtgirl View Post
    Wow, I really stink at the flying geese. Anyone have any advice as to how to make them look good? My black and white triangles tend to be crooked. I sewed two of those and did one of step 3 which went together much easier than step 2...apparently I hate triangles and they hate me...don't tell anyone but I've never sewn triangles before
    I've found they aren't easy also but they do get better. Bonnie's tip on pressing only the seam with the tip of the iron has really helped me and I run my finger down the seam to open it before I do that. No pulling on the triangles at any time and the geese behave better too. It's a learning curve that every quilter goes through, just don't throw in the towel. It's worth having that skill in your bag of quilting tricks.

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Size:  285.4 KB Steps 1 - 3 completed. I'll be traveling this weekend without my sewing machine so will tackle step 4 next week after I get home.

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    Very pretty garden gal and Sheri!

    Xtgirl, Which method are you using to make your flying geese? I will tell you that I HATE flying geese..I actually nickname them flying vultures because I love geese lol. That being said, I used Bonnie's method for the first time and they went together so smoothly. Also, remember you are using the bias, so press very carefully, don't use steam and just use the tip of the iron. And finally, it does get easier. If this is your first time making triangles, you will only get better as you go along, don't get discouraged, just line up the points and sew slowly without tugging and stretching the triangles..by the time you finish this quilt, you will be ready to play with triangles
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    Here is a photo pf my progress. Steps 2 and 3 are all completed. And I decided to wait on step 1 until after reveal time to help with color selection since we are all done with grey.

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