Thursday, 20 December 2012

Hitting a bump in the road on Easy Street...

This week hasn't gone as I'd planned and I haven't been able to do as much sewing as I'd hoped.  I guess that's bound to happen at some stage. 

I was surprised and disappointed when I came to join my geese together, I thought my geese where looking really good.  When I put them together I realised they weren't as good as I thought and some were quite wobbly.  I sewed the pairs of geese together and then I squared them up so that they measured 31/2" like they were supposed to.  They didn't have to be trimmed very much and they do look better now.  I have a few with missing beaks etc. but I'll let them stay.  I think that's part of the joy of scrap quilts, they don't have to be perfect.  (That's my story and I'm sticking to it!).
I got these flowers at my work Christmas lunch from the Committee who run the Op Shop.  Aren't they lovely?  The day of the lunch was very hot and I thought the flowers mightn't survive the ride home in the car.  Tomorrow is my last day at work till we close for our Christmas holidays.  I'm very excited about having 3 weeks at home.  I'm looking forward to doing lots of sewing and maybe a bit of scrapbooking and journaling as well.  Of course I always plan to do heaps more than is humanly possible.  Maybe I might manage to finish something!
I put my string blocks back up on my design wall to see how they look.  I finished sewing the corners on another dozen of them on the weekend.  I might start sewing them together so I can get a better idea how many more I want to make.  See how that big black spot in some of the corners really stands out?  I'll make sure they are distributed all over the quilt before I start stitching blocks together.

I'm looking forward to seeing what the next clue for East Street is tomorrow night, must be time to do something with the green fabrics.  If you want to see how the other Easy Street quilters are going just visit Bonnie Hunters blog here.

Happy Stitching



  1. Enjoy your three weeks Debra!! Easy Street is looking good--like your layout. Ooooh, I'm all inspired by your string blocks -- another use for my black and whites. Thanks for sharing--just beautiful!

  2. Deb, you are in the zone! I love your string blocks and the use of black and whites. Don't ever let anyone say you are not creative.....because you totally are!

  3. Those string blocks are beautiful!

    I have a few wonky geese, too. Your arrangement of blocks looks terrific. I don't think anyone will notice our wonky geese when the whole thing is put together.

  4. Your string blocks looks fabulous

  5. Those string blocks look lovely. With all the black and whites in everyone's Easy Street's I think I hae been brainwashed into thinking I need some for my stash!