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Thread: Bonnie Hunter "Easy Street" thread?

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    Sheri it is BEAUTIFUL! Love it.

    Xtgirl, I always add the corner triangles at the end. see if this tutorial helps you:
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    I thought pictures might help for pressing

    This is what I did so the blocks will nest when the are sewn together. I'm sure there are better ways...will adjust tris later. Thanks SheriR for the tips!

    iPhone pics aren't the best. Sorry.
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    Everyone's quilts are so pretty-love the different colors. I am late in doing this one but did get most of the fabric pulled and into the box with directions. I only had a dark gray in the stash and am determined to use it. Will update the corrections- Thanks.

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. Candi, I think that article will help a lot when I start the triangles. I love the lime greens you guys picked. I ended up going in a different direction because when. Looked at the color card, I didn't like that particular shade, so I went with orange instead. I'm nervous about my choice now. I just finished all the sewing and cutting that I hadn't done so I can start assembling the blocks and the triangles. I think I will start with step 8 and go back to the triangles in 7 so I can gain some confidence . I just finished sewing my flying geese to the bw rectangles and to the turquoise flying geese. I was very nervous because I had asked for trimming help and although my flying geese were the prescribed size I didn't realize that I would need a good 1/4 inch at the top to maintain the point...yikes! But I'm pretty sure I didn't lose the point on any of them! I'll post a pic as soon as I get a block sewn. I still have a little bit of pressing to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    Clue number 6, cut 19 (bonnie's green) 5.5" squares (I thought these are the centers of the secondary blocks. I chose to piece mine instead. I'll be in trouble if we were supposed to cut them up
    Clue number 4, instead of 145 (bonnie's green) squares it should be 165.

    I've began assembling this morning on my Horizon 8900, what a dream machine.
    I pieced all the components on a 1947 White Rotary. Also a very nice machine. It just won't milk the cows and do the laundry like the 8900...
    How long have you had your 8900? I am looking at the 8200 and wondering what the "extras" are on the 8900, besides a lot more built-in stitches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scraplady View Post
    How long have you had your 8900? I am looking at the 8200 and wondering what the "extras" are on the 8900, besides a lot more built-in stitches.
    I asked that at my LQS the other day and she highlighted that the larger pedal and the pedal thread cutter aren't available nor is the magnifying glass. It does have the 9mm width stitch. That with few decorative stitches. Same size harp. Kalamaquilts probably has more to share.

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    Scraplady, there is a thread here
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...a-t205567.html
    with some thoughts on the newer Janomes.

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    I still have a way to go, but wanted to show I'm still making progress on Easy Street, but the final step is going a bit slow. Up until now, I was on top of each step, but now that it's time to turn all the small blocks made earlier, it's taking a bit of time. As some others have mentioned, some of the seams don't always snug up as nicely, so there is a lot a bulk in some areas, but I'm working at beating them down with the iron and Mary Elen's Best Press!
    I'm hoping to at least have all the piecing done within a week or so, then on to the sandwich and quilting - YEA!
    Good luck to everyone else on this - I'm looking forward to seeing them all!
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    I've finished my top and I'm deciding on borders. I think I've over posted. So my next pic here will be my FINISH!! I've loved doing this mystery. I've learned so much.
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    pj - your quilt looks just like mine! I wonder why (same colors)! Yes, this stage is slow going for me too. I double check and triple check to make sure the foursies are going the correct direction. I have 12 more Block A's and 7 more Block B's. I try to do two a day, but don't think I'll get my second one done today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    Scraplady, there is a thread here
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...a-t205567.html
    with some thoughts on the newer Janomes.
    Thanks for the link. I'm trying to all my homework before I decide. It would be the most pricey machine I've ever bought, but that 11" throat space is calling to me, along with a lot of other things...
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    Easy Street Blocks Together!!

    Here is a picture of my version of the Bonnie Hunter Easy Street Mystery Quilt...Loved doing this mystery quilt with her!...just deciding on how to border it now....Can honestly say I would never have attempted this complex of a pattern if I had known beforehand but so glad I did do it with Bonnie's quidance...learned so much and have a great quilt!
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    Neena that is great!
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    Neena!!! Love it very beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neena View Post
    Here is a picture of my version of the Bonnie Hunter Easy Street Mystery Quilt.......Can honestly say I would never have attempted this complex of a pattern if I had known beforehand but so glad I did do it with Bonnie's quidance...learned so much and have a great quilt!
    Your quilt is beautiful! I have to agree with you about doing her mystery quilts. If I had seen a pattern like this in a book before ever trying one, I would turn the page because it looked hard. I think Bonnie has made many of us stretch and become better quilters. :-)

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    Neena, I like your version. The dark "geese" really make that secondary pattern striking. Wow.

    Here is my top completed. I am not as in love with it as I hoped I would be. I don't dislike it, I just don't LOVE it like I thought I would. I know I will like it better once it's quilted, I always do, but that won't be for a while. It's been a lot of fun, but I simply have got to move on to other "required" projects. I toyed with making just a 2 X 3 layout, but was afraid it would lose the effect of the pattern. Now I'm sort of wishing I had. I could have put a nice striking border all the way around and the finished size would have been closer to what I wanted. After making the 3 X 3 block layout, I decided I still wanted a rectangular, rather than square, finished quilt. (I find square quilts awkward to use as throws and that is what this will be.) So I opted to add borders to only two sides. I am a bit disappointed that all my hard work making the little pinwheels with the leftover triangles from step 5 (yes, I saved them!) doesn't show up well in the busy black print. I guess you just have to get up close and personal to appreciate them! Sorry the photos aren't the best this time.Name:  EasyStreetTop.jpg
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    Scraplady, I love the colors in your quilt! The pinwheels are so cute, and yes, they would have shown up better with a solid border. At least you can say you are finished, I'm sure it will grow on you! Great job!
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    I finished my Easy Street. I made just under half the blocks on each step, and ended up with almost the exact right number of units for a 2x3 layout. A 10" border all around gave me a twin size quilt.
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    Love your quilt, Krista. Great selection of fabrics and it worked really well at that size. Nice work on the borders.

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    I ditto quiltsRfun - love the borders! Makes a really nice size quilt! I'm still plugging away. I have 9 more A blocks and 7 more B blocks to complete.
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    I've finished all of my part 8 blocks, but I am still not lovin' it! I think I chose a "grey" (it's really more of a light grey-aqua printed with a grey floral) that is just too light. I'll probably begin piecing the flimsy top together this weekend, but I'm not too motived since I'm regretting that grey decision.

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    Peachy, I think your gray is fine. Take a look at Krista's quilt above. Her constant wasn't highly contrasting and it looks great. Looks to me like Krista also didn't do scrappy. The design came out great and so will yours. All our quilts will look a little different due to fabric and color choices but I haven't seen one I don't like, even in colors that I never would have thought of putting together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peachy View Post
    I've finished all of my part 8 blocks, but I am still not lovin' it! I think I chose a "grey" (it's really more of a light grey-aqua printed with a grey floral) that is just too light. I'll probably begin piecing the flimsy top together this weekend, but I'm not too motived since I'm regretting that grey decision.
    I had the same thought when I did mine, Peachy. My grey is even lighter than yours (look back 1 page for my picture). I was worried, but even though my quilt looks different than Bonnie's without the grey accent, I love the end result. I think yours is going to be wonderful when you get it put together.

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    Peachy...you might be surprised now nice your quilt will look even it it doesn't look like Bonnie's. that's the beauty of patchwork quilts....there are no two just exactly the same. Your 4 inch blocks will make a nice path for the street!

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    Peachy I was going to say what others said too. I think your grey will be pretty when you start putting it together.
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