Easy Street #1 in finished!!
Mine is made with primarily Civil War Reproduction fabrics. I didn’t have purples so I replaced pink for purple. All in all, I am happy with it except for the batting. It shrank a little more than I wanted. I used the Pellon batting that come from JoAnn’s. I think I will try to avoid it in the future. It’s just a little too much shrinkage for my liking.
I had asked for advice on borders. Most of you picked green. Hubby chimed in and said I hate green..go blue. Being I am keeping this quilt, I went with his request and added a blue border.
I had wanted blue for the binding too but was determined not to purchase more fabric so green it was….it’s now wrong, just not the desire of my heart. In the end, the green is fine.
My brown and cheddar Easy Street sits. It is ready to quilt but so huge that it won’t fit on my APQS Milly. UGH. Luckily there is a place not too far from here that rents out machines. There are 12′ and 14′ frames there..so after spending all I did on my machine, I am going to have to rent a machine. Luckily I bought my machine through the business and they promised a reasonable rate should this ever happen. It will be a challenge to find the time to get away though.
I used a variagated green thread on top. I like it!
In the middle of working on the mystery with Christmas festivities going on, I always wonder what I am doing trying to sew a quilt. Then I realize, “having” to sew on the quilt is often what keeps me sane through Christmas. I find myself telling Hubby, I have to sew on the quilt. I have to keep up with the mystery. It’s not fun if I don’t keep up. Then he’ll relent and help out so I get some sewing time. All in all, it’s a little tricky, but works out wonderfully for me. It’s also great to have a quilt finished so early in the year.
I am about to start Bonnie’s Quiltmaker mystery….I haven’t decided on colors. I know it won’t be brights as I don’t have many…. This is my year of using things up so no large amounts of fabric will be bought to make this quilt! I’m not ruling out a fat quarter or two just not a huge chunk.