Monday, January 7

Easy Street - Pink Lemonade Edition





Well I did it... finished the top of my iteration of Easy Street. I must say I surprised  myself for managing this project that was way out of my comfort zone and I'm glad I did










I learned a LOT: piecing technique, chain piecing, cutting, assembling. The one thing I could not do is 'scrappy'. It goes completely against my OCD tendencies. There are a few different whites, yellows, pinks and greys but no, this quilt is not really scrappy. I still absolutely love it and can't wait to have it finished so I can have it on my bed.



Here are the block all finished before the final assembly

Of course there have been a couple of oopsies and some quality time with the seam ripper

I had the help of Her Evilness, my quality control assistant

And here it is .. Saturday night, on my bed

Then of course the usual agony over the borders


And the final result after some quilty 'math' to figure out the perfect size form my checkers border
100"x100" of retro bliss

Go check out the glorious iterations made by the other mystery followers here

UPDATE 
I got some daylight pictures today (01/08/2012) and noticed a piecing mistake ...Another date with my seam ripper tonight !


31 comments:

  1. Love your quilt and border treatment. It make me think of McKensie Childs.. Congrats on a beautiful piece!

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  2. Ok that is a gorgeous quilt with that border. Wonderful!

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  3. Lovely! Great color combination. The border is perfect and I like that you selected a dark constant.

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  4. Your color are wonderful - the quilt is fabulous!! Hopefully mine will soon be done. Great quilt!!

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  5. great quilty math skills to make that border work...it is stunning.

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  6. Wow! Gorgeous! I love the black and white checkerboard.

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  7. Love your Easy Street. I will never again pass up a Bonnie Mystery. I am so sorry I didn't do it!

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  8. I really love your fabric selection.

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  9. Great border and nice colors!

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  10. The checkerboard border is absolutely smashing with your version, well done!

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  11. This is beautiful! I hope to be able to make something like this someday, this is an inspiration!

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  12. Gorgeous! What a ton of work, but such great results! Love the checked border--great choice!

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  13. This quilt is beautiful! Wow! Visiting from the Mingle.

    Julia @ Mom on the Run x2

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  14. that quilt is amazing!!!I've dabbled with quilting so I know how amazing this truly is! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/01/fondue-take-2-and-tasteful-tuesday-party.html

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  15. I LOVE! your quilt! What a wonderful finish.. and the checkerboard border is perfect!... I was thinking about 4-patch borders in mine but those larger checkerboard looks perfect!

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  16. Wow! What a beautiful quilt! I only wish I had your talent. Found you through sweet Carol, over at The Answer Is Chocolate.

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  17. wow, beautiful quilt and so much piecing! I love the border you added. Thanks for linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday:)

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  18. Wow! This is beautiful. I love the checkerboard border, it finishes the quilt off just right.

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  19. Pink Lemonade is GORGEOUS! I would have never thought of those colors but they look wonderful, and that border really makes it pop. Way to go!

    Bari

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  20. Goodness! That's gorgeous and a "work of heart!"

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  21. Your colours look really great and that border is really fabulous. I'm still plugging away on mine, so impressed with all the finished Easy Streets they all look amazing.

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  22. that quilt is amazing! And to think I am pleased when I succeed with a plain 6" squares patchwork quilt! lol xx you must be so pleased x

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  23. I know how you feel with the seem ripper. That is amazing. I did a sampler quilt with those tiny little squares and they never matched up. I think I stretch the fabric out to much, some blocks bigger, some smaller. yours is amazing!

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  24. Wow Caroline! That is just beautiful! Worth every minute I'd say!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  25. Anything black and white check will catch my eye because I adore it. Well, needless to say, I adore your quilt! Wow...I so need this in my home!

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  26. Good Heavens, it is so beautiful! I can't believe all of the work that must have taken. I love the color choices! Way to go!

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  27. I love the colors you picked. Your piecing mistake is not noticeable. I realized I made made a mistake in my very center block. I fixed it and no one can tell. I still need to do a border.

    I could not figure out how to link today, but will try again next week. Love your work.

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  28. I love your quilt. I actually could not see the mistake in piecing all I could say is it's gorgeous! I am totally pinning this.

    Lelanie @ to-sew-with-love.com

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  29. Wow! Your Easy Street is ....just wow! Love the colours and border. This has been so much fun working on the mystery with quilters from all over the world.

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