Monday, November 26, 2012

Mystery Time!



Right around Halloween, Bonnie issued the fabric requirements for this year's mystery, Easy Street.

http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2012/10/find-yourself-on-easy-street.html

 I didn't have enough in my scrap or yardage stash but I do have enough of these Civil War fabrics and decided to use them instead... no buying of fabric needed! So the wait began... and I have kept busy with customer quilts and working on other UFOs... like Orca Bay (last year's mystery that I'm making as a Leader/Ender!)  The clues for the mystery began on Black Friday!.... the idea being it is better to be inside sewing than out there in the crowds!

But life always gets in the way... last year it was my Uncle Tom.  This year... the passing of my husband's Uncle Hen had us driving north on Tuesday for his funeral.  This 91 year old single man has been helping or caring for family and friends since... forever!  I missed the Mason's honor ceremony at the viewing the night before, but he also had a military honor ceremony at the grave site and the church set out a lovely lunchoen for us. He will be dearly missed! For dinner we stopped at a local restaurant to crack open and eat some Maryland Crab in his honor!

Since we were already there, and there wasn't enough time to rush home and prepare our turkey, we stayed for Thanksgiving dinner hosted by hubby's brother, Walt!.  It has been a number of years since most of the family was together and it was good seeing everyone.

I missed the early morning start on Clue 1 on Friday, but with a giant mall across the street from our hotel... and me not sleeping and being up at the crack of dawn... I wandered over and participated in the madness buying 4 tops for me and 6 pants for hard to find sized hubby!

We made it home safely over the weekend and I made a dinner for #1 daughter, boyfriend and grandson on Sunday.  I have last week's customer work to catch up on so I  decided to burn the candle at both ends and got up early this morning to work a couple hours on Easy Street before getting back to customer work.

I cut 18 strips of the constant (pink) and 6 strips each of the background fabrics


I sewed 1 strip of pink to 1 of each background fabric then sub-cut into 2" twosies

Using my Orca Bay as a Leader/Ender I'm sewing the twosies together to make four-patches


29 four-patches done!  163 to go!

20 comments:

  1. Like your choice of colors, I too am using from the stash and will see how it goes.

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  2. Looks good...I decided to join in too!

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  3. Love you colors. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  4. Your fabrics look good. Love working from stash!

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  5. How wonderful to find another quilter who dug into her stash and came up with Civil War beauties! Your colors are delicious!

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  6. oooh love your fabric choices. They look wonderful. Can't wait to see your quilt as it progresses. It will be yummmy.

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  7. great work hm! love your fabrics.

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  8. looks good so far. love your fabrics!

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  9. Great Cranberry looking color -- very excited as a new quilter to be part of this with you all :-)

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  10. You are ahead of me, HM. I'm sewing strips together. I have picked my fabrics.

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  11. I'm so sorry about your husbands Uncle Hen. Sounds like he was very much loved and had a wonderful life. Your colors are stunning, I can't wait to see what's next. Have a great day

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  12. Glad you made it home safely! LOVE these fabrics; can't wait to see your progress on the other steps, too.

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  13. I'm sorry for your family's loss; glad you made it home safely. LOVE the fabrics you are using and am looking forward to seeing your progress on upcoming steps.

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  14. Nice color choices! Can't wait to see what others you are putting with it.

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    1. My other color choices are the first picture at the top of this post... green, blues and purple

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  15. Love your colour choices and the pink 4-patches are gorgeous. Looking forward to step 2.

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  16. Love your color choices. Can't wait to see how they all turn out.

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  17. Sorry for your loss HM. Glad you made the trip safely.
    Love the colors. You are making progress.

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  18. I love seeing what everyone has pulled out for the background and their choice for constant! Thank you for sharing yours, Sharyn

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