Monday, December 3, 2012

Taking Easy Street

Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame has published another mystery quilt this year.  She's dubbed it Easy Street and began posting information about it a few weeks ago.  We were given two weeks to decide whether to participate and to choose fabrics. At the end of November she published the first set of instructions; last Friday, another set; and on subsequent Fridays will post more instructions or, essentially, blocks to make.

I'm generally slow at making decisions.  I ponder the pros and cons before jumping in. There seemed to be more cons than pros with this decision.
  • I've never work with only five fabrics.
  • I've never chosen all the fabrics for a quilt in advance. 
  • I like to see the finished quilt pattern before deciding to make it.  
  • What if I don't like the finished quilt pattern?  

On the other hand, the pros were very enticing.
  • I would be pushing myself to work in a way I hadn't before.
  • I'd have a finished quilt when it was over.
  • I enjoyed considering, then choosing, fabrics.

So, I'm joining the group going down Easy Street.  I don't have a whole lot of hope to keep up with the weekly blocks, considering that I'm already a week behind, I'm still temporarily limited physically, and I'm going to be starting seasonal work.  But hey, there's no deadline, right?

These are my fabrics.  I'll alter them if I decide they don't work.

I hope to post some finished blocks within the next couple of days.

If you'd like to see how others are playing along or you'd like to join in, go to Mystery Monday Link-Up, Part 2 at Bonnie's blog, Quiltville.


  1. that's the spirit...hop right in and play with us.

  2. Those are great colors. Like you I normally don't do a mystery but I thought I would give it a try. Look forward to seeing what yours will look like

  3. So glad you're joining in. Love your colors.

  4. I think your color choices are beatiful. Sometimes you just have to jump in and try something. I think when you do, you'll find a new confidence in your quilting ablilitys.

  5. Love your fabrics and can't wait to see this quilt evolve. So glad you decided to play...this is my first time too, doing a mystery quilt - I've never wanted to 'risk' the fabric and the work before without knowing what I was doing - BUT I AM LOVING THIS!!! Maybe I've loosened up as I'm growing

  6. Thanks, Lynn. I can't believe you're making 3 (three!!!) Easy Street quilts. Amazing. I'm still undecided about liking a mystery quilt. I know I'll love it if I end up loving the pattern. Thanks for visiting.


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