Thursday, September 25, 2014

Progress on Easy Street

Progress is happening on Easy Street, bit by bit, one step at a time. Last night I completed the last of the block units that I need if my counting is correct. 

I then started putting the blocks together and boy do they start coming together quite quickly. I have been working on two at a time, webbing them like Bonnie Hunter does. I am definitely converted to this method, it keeps me straight and true and once you get used to it, I am pretty sure it is quicker as I am not spending time laying my block out again and again checking I have everything where it is supposed to be and that everything is going in the right direction. I will keep chipping away at these and I am sure I will have a flimsy before we know it.

Will keep you posted of my progress.

Happy stitching

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Four Patches

I have been making units to top up the ones that my friend gifted me for Easy Street and I made these four patches yesterday. This morning I have pressed and snipped them while counting out as I go. Alas some of my nesting wasn't as good as it should be and the above photo is my pile of rejects. 

When making four patches I don't pin preferring to nest them, however clearly I didn't nest some very well. I suspect these were some of the early ones I did and I could feel they weren't nested properly and I changed the way that I thread them through the machine and that helped heaps.
How fussy are you when it comes to your four patches? Let me know in the comments section below.


Friday, September 05, 2014

Oops ....

I am converting to webbing my blocks together like Bonne Hunter does and this is why...

The turquoise block pieces on the right are correct the ones on the left aren't. Somehow I always seem to turn my blocks if I just pick up the block units and sew them. 

Using Bonnies system, I find I have much less unpicking. Last night I was thinking about something else when I was sewing and wasn't paying enough attention and so today I have some reverse sewing to do before I can move on. I will definitely be using the webbing system to complete the rest of the blocks.

I'm off to do some unpicking and resew these units. Although I am currently working on another quilt (the one I took to retreat last weekend) I was gifted these units for Easy Street from a friend and I thought that I would just make one of each block to see what I think of them.

Happy stitching everyone, until next time 

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Progress so far...

I thought that I would lay out the blocks for Orange Crush, a mystery from Bonnie Hunter that has been sitting as a UFO which I worked on last weekend while on retreat.

Looking good so far, what do you think? Let me know in comments below.

Cheers Donna-Maree