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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Gave In


Well I have to say I've given in. I wasn't sure if I was going to do Bonnie Hunter's MQ this time cause of all the projects I have already plus with the holidays. But temptations was too much. 
So today I picked out some fabric that I had. 
One thing with me and mystery quilts is that I'm not sure if I will like the finish product. Now I have done one other of hers, Easy Street and it did turn out really nice.



Back to the fabric, I went with some of the 30's prints I have and switched a blue for the turquoise.



Now I have enough 30's prints to make it scrappy but I chose the easier way by just using one fabric for each color choice.
I call it being lazy. I didn't want to put all that time in. It would of look cool tho.
So for the HS I figure I would just do a large quantity at a time.
I do not do the Easy Angle Ruler, I do use Deb Tucker's Trimmer.
So I figure for 3" sq to start with I can get 14 from the WOF and would need to cut 10 rows (30") to make 280 HS 
I marked the lines to stitch and cut and off I went.



I did half at a time, 140 HS.



After trimming with the Trimmer I have prefect uniformed squares.

I was only able to do some before it was time for The Walking Dead. Big fan here. Personal never saw that coming, I do not like scary movies or shows but do like this one for some unknown reason.



Ok back to the MQ, I played around a little with the units. I figure these combo will not be in quilt but it's fun to do tho.




 I'm linking up with  Bonnie's


12 comments:

  1. Pretty colours! And your Easy Street is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you very much. I did like how my Easy Street turned out. Still need to get it quilted. On the list for next year. Have fun looking at the others

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  2. You picked some fun fabrics to work with. I'm using yardage as well, I don't really have the scraps to make it the other way.

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    1. Having the large cuts sure does take less time prepping. Thank you for taking time to write. Have fun.

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  3. Your Easy Street is one of the most attractive I've seen! Great job.

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  4. It's hard not to join in a "Bonnie" mystery! Your "Easy Street" is beautiful, and I am sure your "Grand Illusion" will be too!

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  5. So glad you gave in! Your CS is gorgeous and I am sure GI will be too!

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  6. I've never seen that method of making HSTs, but it looks like it worked well for you. I'm a tried-and-true Easy Angle gal. Nice colours you've chosen, I substituted blue for aqua as well.

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  7. It took me a while to decide to participate this year, too. I like your cheerful 30s fabric selections. And your Easy Street is great!

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  8. I love your fabric selections! your quilt will be very pretty. Love your Easy Street!

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  9. Lots of people are doing that quilt. I love the fabrics you've selected.

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