Oh happy day!! Kelli’s Easy Street is finished…completely finished…bound and not even at my house anymore.
This is one of Kelli’s UFO projects. I’ve said it before and it’s absolutely true…Kelli has fear of borders. She will sew and sew all the tiny little pieces together and then peter out right at the end and never put the borders on the quilt. It drives me crazy.
I’ll admit that putting borders on is likely my least favorite part of making a quilt but honestly, why quit if I’m that close to done??
A huge debate went on about the binding for this quilt. Without looking at what we had for fabric I said green…she said blue….I said no really green…she said blue. I said just look in the green drawer first and right there was the matching fabric that’s already on the border. I told her it was a sign and that the binding did need to be green. Then she finally agreed. Finding a different color that matched would have been hard. Thankfully that piece of fabric was there!
When Kelli and I made ours we both did a big debate trying to figure out what border color to use. I’m a blue girl…Kelli is a green girl. I put blue on mine…she put green on her’s.
Want to know the funny thing?? We both like the other’s quilt better.
Her gray was darker…mine lighter. Sorry this is the best picture I have of mine. You can’t really see the borders.
I actually made two Easy Streets…(crazy, I know) Here’s mine in changed up coloring, more blocks…and of course no borders.
I am so glad this one is off and living at Kelli’s house. It was fun quilt to sew but I’m still not sure Easy Street was an appropriate name. I remember thinking that initially the piecing was so easy. That’s why I started sewing a second quilt. Then when it came time to put all those pieces together, I was a little frustrated, turning units the wrong way, and ending up with a lot of time with the seam ripper. I managed though and it the end, we ended up with some nice quilts.
This pattern has since been released and can be found in Bonnie Hunter’s book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders.
To see other quilt progress and finishes check out Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts.
Easy Street was not easy for me either. And I wish I had a mom who put borders on quilts for me!
I want to thank you again for the great leader and ender article. I have ordered Bonnie Hunter’s book Adventures with Leaders and Enders. Can’t wait to get my scraps turned into a ???
I am like Kelli. I like putting the little pieces together, then can’t decide on how to do the borders. I have several quilt tops waiting for the borders!! thanks for your blog. I love reading about all your adventures.
I’m with Kelli. I dread doing borders — all that floor work is hard on my old knees. But, when the borders are completed, I am always pleased with the results. Jo, you are a good mother to add borders your “borderphobe” daughter.
When I made Easy Street, I had a terrible time putting it together. And when it was completed, I didn’t like the colors (I used Bonnie’s color scheme of lime green, etc.). I gave the quilt to my SIL, and she designed the guest room at her lake house around the quilt. Wow! When I saw the pictures, I wanted the quilt back. hahaha!
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