Saturday, 29 December 2012

....couldn't resist a new project :-)

I've always wanted to do a Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt....her site has inspired me to be more organized, use my leftovers and introduced me to usable leaders/enders.  When she posted on her blog and face book page that this one would be smaller than the previous projects and posted the colours, I jumped in with a couple friends from my Quilt guild.  It is called "Easy Street". 

We had a great time raiding our stashes and drawers of scraps and pre cut strips and buying a few new FQ's and trading black on white 2" strips.  I got a little behind during the two weeks before Christmas as I was finishing Christmas gifts, but this week has been very relaxed and my husband has been restoring some more sewing machines and, of course, I need to try them out :-).  As of this morning, I'm all caught up!  Here's the little Featherweight machine that I got to try's a 1955 version and has the marked throatplate for 1/4" seams and more modern decals.  It sews like a little champ.

 It has a few scratches and small chips in the paint, but overall a pretty machine:

All the units done for 6 steps and the fabrics in the back:

Part 1 - four patches


Part 2 - flying geese - and cut bricks

Part 3 - shaded 4 patches and cut two green squares :-)

Part 4 - more flying geese and cut green squares

Part 5 - sitting turkeys

Part 6 bricks and cut green triangles

Looking forward to next week's clue!  I'm enjoying this mystery very much.  While doing the "sitting turkey" blocks, I saved the cut offs and will use them as leaders/enders to make half square triangles.  Wonder what I can do with those :-)

Back to working on UFO's :-)


Sewlmate Sister said...

good for you Jacqui, I will not start anything new!!!!! repeat, repeat, repeat!!!!!

Wilma Pennings said...

So you won't know what you will end up with? Is that the mystery? Sounds like fun!

Jacqui's Quilts said...

That's right don't know til the last clue how it will all go together! I think I've figured out one part of the setting, but won't be sure til it's all revealed!

The Cozy Quilter said...

nice to be all caught up! I am hoping foursome sewing time next week. See you on Monday!

Susan In Texas said...

Lovely fabric colors! Glad you're enjoying your featherweight. I just bought a new Bernina and now that it is in its new home, that giantess isn't going ANYWHERE!