Easy Street by Sewnsew

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Constructing Top
Started:
2012-11-24T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:

Description

I spent some time this afternoon mooching through my stash sorting through my stash for Easy Street fabrics.  One of my LQS has a 25% off sale starting tomorrow, plus with a discount from the loyalty card, I get a very nice 35% off.  I know what colours I’m using, so I thought it was a wonderful opportunity to top up anything that was missing.  After finding 22 reds, 15 blues, 13 greens, 39 dark neutrals (which I’m using as Bonnie’s grey – her constant) and 20 light neutrals, I realised that I should have plenty to play with!


24/11/12
I made my twosies today, ready to be sewed into four patches tomorrow.  I'm going to reward myself with some knitting now. :wink:

25/11/12
I've made 50 four patches today.  Tonight I'll be pinning twosies together for sewing during the week.  The plan is to sew the rest up after work during the week. .....With Friday night free for auditioning and pressing fabrics ready for the next step.

30/11/12
192 four patches are finished.....Now I'm ready for the next step to appear tonight.

Red is BH's purple.

I've printed out the papers for the flying geese (I'm going to foundation piece them....my favourite way of piecing), will press and cut out the fabric tomorrow, then sew like crazy on Sunday.

29/12/12
I've taken advantage of the heat wave over the last few days and have finished steps two and three.  I've almost finished piecing the geese for step four.

I like the brave new world blocks of step three, but did not enjoy sewing them.  I was glad there were only 64!

It'll be 41 degrees C (106 degrees F) again tomorrow, so I am hoping to get step 4 finished.

30/12/12
All the flying geese are matched up and ready to be pinned and sewn.  I nearly had heart failure after I paired them up, as I still had a stack of geese with a neutral sky left over.  I was most relieved after re-reading the instructions for step 2 (always a good thing to do! lol) to find out that I had the right amount of geese!  

I'm living up to my Slow Poke Quilter membership and will probably just get the pairs of geese pinned together today.  

10 minutes later.......I decided to sew one pair of geese before I pinned any more as a test piece.  I didn't want to chop off any points.....I cut along the sew line instead!  I'm glad I only did it on one.  :wink:

31/12/12
Part 4 is finished.

I'm hoping to get part 5 finished by tomorrow night.  

Pictures

Part 4 finished
Ready to pair up.
Keeping Things Organised
Part 1 Finished
All The Twosies
Auditioning Fabric

Loves

Comments

True

OMG that is quite the stash you have there this will be fun to watch!

Sewzalot

Wow, Beautiful stash! Making a mystery quilt sounds like fun. Really looking forward to seeing this projects progress, and it looks like you are ready for winter no matter what State you live in!

Sandyquiltz

Wow! So many more different fabrics than I'm using! Makes me want to go digging back into my scrap drawers and fat quarter collection to see if I can come up with more variety within my colors. Very cool stuff!

Sewnsew

Sandyquiltz Sewzalot True Thank you all! Sewzalot I live in Australia. Winter starts in June here. I am looking forward to having a new quilt for winter. Sandyquiltz I think you should go digging. It works when the values are the same.....dead easy and a good excuse to mooch through your stash.

twistedandloose

Lookin good :-)

Sewnsew

Thank you, Seshlaman .

True

Ok that is a lot of four patches!!!

Strandkorbtraum

I haven't done any 4 patches today - bad me ... I've just been watching torchwood and been reading up on things (I never knew just how boring it could be to read books on laws ...)

Sewnsew

True lol There are indeed a lot! If I do 35+ each night after work, starting tonight, I'll have them done before the next clue comes out. Strandkorbtraum Keep your nose in those books! Short term pain for long term gain. A fellow sci fi fan I see! smile_cat I hated studying when I was at Uni, so I know what you mean.

16muddyfeet

When I saw that picture I thought those were mine for a minute........Congrats on finishing too. Can't wait till Friday!

Sewnsew

16muddyfeet I'm not finished yet. That is a pile of 50. I'm looking forward to Friday, too. The plan is to have the lot finished by the end of Thursday night. I've worked out if I make a minimum of 35 each night after work then I will be right for Friday.

Strandkorbtraum

Sewnsew ohh well yeah scifi will be the end of me some day .. like walking down the street with my nose in the book and walking straight into a lamp post (that's why I take the bicycle, can't read using it). Ohh well It'S a presentation - end of term exams are in February. And after handing in my bachelor thesis I don't really feel like studying anymore ...
any series/ movies you can reccomend? I'm always on the look out

Sewnsew

Babylon 5 is an oldie, but a goodie. Sanctuary and Fringe are both good.

lol I know exactly what you mean about walking and reading.

I always thought of studying as being a means to an end. It was the only way I could get through it! The Missus is different. She likes to study and was looking for a Uni course over the weekend.

Sewnsew

Strandkorbtraum Babylon 5 is an oldie, but a goodie. Sanctuary and Fringe are both good.

lol I know exactly what you mean about walking and reading.

I always thought of studying as being a means to an end. It was the only way I could get through it! The Missus is different. She likes to study and was looking for a Uni course over the weekend.

Strandkorbtraum

Sewnsew
ahh you know most of the time I don't mind it - it's only twice a year and most of the subjects are interessing to some extent - but this one I can't get my heart into it .. media law, press law, publishing laws, copy right law, types of contracts ... etc ect, now try reading that with fun and turn it into an "entertaining mlutimedia presentation" (quoting the prof)
Hmm I will have to look into Babylon 5 (I know two or three episodes, they used to air shortly before midnight during the week when I was younger and there was just no way I could watch them, except the two or three times my mum had to work at night just at a day when it was on) - Sanctuary I know, and Fringe I know all that aired here in Germany - will have to look if they are behind.
If I was able to take courses on the side I would go for crafts, bookbinding is on the top followed closely by carpentry ... ahh yeah one day when I'm a pensioneer ...

Sewnsew

Strandkorbtraum Now that is hard to do! We have had seasons 1 to 3 in Australia of Fringe, plus all of Sanctuary. Walking Dead is an interesting one. It is of the Zombie genre, but is about the characters and how they relate to each other. Well worth a look if you are not squeamish!

I majored in art for my first degree. That is how I came to be interested in quilting.....via Andy Warhol and Escher.

Strandkorbtraum

Sewnsew
I saw Sanctuary in the UK - I don't think it ever aired in Germany. Walking Dead - I think Iheard of it I guess soem DVDs are in order.
art as in the history and theory or the practical kind? painting sculpturing (if you make a distinction between the Australia). I'm doing library and information science.
We really ventured far away from sewing 4-patches ..

Sewnsew

I did a Bachelor of Arts in Education and had to choose a major area of study, so I chose textiles, ceramics and printmaking. My second degree was a Bachelor of Education with a major in Information Technology. Library and information science sound awesome. No wonder you are doing all those law units.

lol We did indeed wander! That is what happens in new friendships, though, isn't it?

Sewnsew

Where were you in the UK? I'm originally from Manchester.

Strandkorbtraum

Ohh just a few months in London - I had to do a "practical semester" essentially work for free write a report on it and of course learn about the "real world" or so

Sewnsew

lol @ work for free. The experience is good for you!

Sewnsew

Not a lot of real world at Uni, is there? lol

Strandkorbtraum

Sewnsew
that happens if you just read the last comment .. you miss the other reply - art and IT interessting and probably unusual combination ... do you work as teacher then?
Ahh that "awsome" goes down like warm butter (German proverb) - usually I get a "you can really study that?" "what on earth do you need that for?" "I could do that without studying it!" - reaction

Strandkorbtraum

ha real world in a University - they are about as far away as you can possibly get ..

aye the experience was great - and I did learn a lot of new words. And I taught them how to properly pronounce "Mozart" and "Götterdämmerung" and all kinds of music related German words. And I got to do the international German correspondence. It was really scary to tell a Prof. Dr. Dr. phil. XY that no he could not possibly get any copies of the materials requested but that he's welcome to look at them in person.

Sewnsew

Yes, it was and still is an odd combination. I am a primary teacher. This year I am teaching 8 year olds. Next year probably 9 and 10 year olds. I used to work as a Deputy Principal, but resigned, as there was no room for anything else than work! The Missus is a high school English teacher. Pppfffttt @ the negative comments you usually get.

Sewnsew

Learn something every day....I just looked Götterdämmerung up on Wiki. Good on you for standing up to the Prof.

Strandkorbtraum

Sewnsew
They teach IT in elementary school? well yeah probably nowadays they do ... Do you get to only teach your subjects or do you teach verything? (I had 2 teachers before high school, 1 in grade 1+2 the other in grade 3+4, was a real shock to suddenly have a different teacher for each subject, and a time table you had to stick to)
Aye I remember in high school - the principal made sure to teach "introduction into nature phenomena" (a mixture between physics and chemistry) in 5th grade to get to know "his" new students - but that was all he taught. I don't think the Deputy taught anything - you only ever met him if you had done something you weren't supposed to and it wasn't bad enough to actually be "invited" to the principal. From the prinicpal you got an invitation in the form of a letter. The Deputy would just add the list of names with a time to the " daily time table changes"-sheet on the black board ...
hmm I feel really old thinking about school - and it wasn't really that long ago ...

Sewnsew

Young kids are really IT savvy. All the classrooms in our school have Smart Boards in the classrooms. It is a great tool. I teach everything. I'm qualified to teach in high school as well. Not that I want to. Our Principal is not comfortable with dealing with young kids, so if I want to get rid of him out of my classroom, I pass him a pen and tell him to mark some work. lol

Strandkorbtraum

smart boards - yeah my youngest sister told me about them - I remember playing for hours with paint when I was young - it was the most fascinating computer "game" drawing circles and elipses and colouring them ... and being allowed to watch my dad install Windows 95 ohh and the first time he took me to his work place and showed me the "internet" ohh and I actually did save and handed in a few texts in the early years in high school on a floppy disk (my I am old)

I never met the prinicpal of my elementary - he was in a bigger building about 30 minutes away - I was in a tiny school, 4 class rooms, 4 teachers and a part time caretaker.

Who had the idea to make someone who doesn't like children the principal of a school? (sometimes I don't understand how other poeple think)

I always wanted to have the powers of the "red pen" but never the things that come along with it...

Sewnsew

lol That is why they become Principals...to get away from the students! Red stands out better against pencil. If a kid makes a mistake, I get them to correct it, then tick it. That way their whole page is full of ticks. I don't like to put crosses all over work.

Sewnsew

I am a total geek. I love having computers as a tool. lol @ you being old. I remember when video players came into being and efpos machines. I was asked earlier in the year by one of my students (quite seriously) if there was electricity when I was young.

Strandkorbtraum

Sewnsew
hehe ... no electricity ... well to your consolation - everyone above 20 is ancient to an 8 year old, so the electricity question is a fair one - I won't ever forget the wide eyed shocked "what sooo old" when I told my sister that it was turning 21.
I like playing around with computers - though I don't really udnerstand them. My biggest acomplishment was getting a complete installation of Linux (well an Ubuntu distribution) on an external harddrisk that I was able to use as "travel computer" as long as I could get the computer I connected it to to boot from USB. unfortunately it was an old harddisk and it broke down. Was quite handy to take my "computer" with me. No need to install programms on foreign computers and all the data travelling along ... hmm maybe I should try it again now that they are so cheap.
Hehe ok you beat me - no videos is really old (not that I ever had any videos, we didn't have a TV until the age of DVDs)

Sewnsew

lolol It gets even worse....I was born the year Dr Who was first aired......Now that makes me ancient!!!!! I tend to go between computers and my phone....smart phones are almost like mini computers!

Strandkorbtraum

ohh my that was hmm (if Wikipedia has the rigth date) a quarter of a centruy before I was born

Sewnsew

lol Yes, they do.

True

I am excited to see next step and loved reading all the comments above! I was born a few years BEFORE Dr. Who aired so I am really ancient;-)

True

OMG that is hot...it is cold and snowed covered here;-) Love how organized you have this...I need to go check out what her updates are as I watch from afar!

Sewnsew

True I'm extremely grateful for air conditioning! I'm keeping it super organised to help stop confusion when it is time to put everything together.

True

Oh that sounds like something I would do...the error on cutting! I have gotten so I always do a trial run as otherwise I pay the price! Great progress:-)

Sewnsew

True lol Glad to hear it is not just me! I just trimmed the rest of the blocks where they were joined....It seemed a lot safer! The daft thing is, I've been doing foundation piecing for about eight years and still make the same mistake!!!! lol Thank you for the cheerleading....It is much appreciated!

True

Sewnsew Oh God I was hoping at some point I would not do this mistake...but thinking it may be with me for life;-) I love watching this come to be with no idea where it is headed...

Chandra

This looks great (and I read the whole conversation so now I want to know what Strandkorbtraum is studying!), are several of you sewing along?

Strandkorbtraum

Chandra library and information science - LIS (Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft in German)
there is a group for the sew alongers ...
Sewnsew I managed to keep up downloading the hints but that's all ...

Sewnsew

Strandkorbtraum I've got as far as sewing all the flying geese together. I've slowed right down on it. I don't think I could keep up the pace.

Strandkorbtraum

ahh we can set new goals like - be done with step 5 by Easter .. that's more in the "possible" range of time than "next monday". I don't know where they all take the time from ...

Sewnsew

Strandkorbtraum That sounds like a great idea. I don't know either,

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