Sunday, November 25, 2012

Easy Street Mystery Quilt Part I - Let the Games Begin...

Yep, I've signed up once again for Bonnie K. Hunter's annual Mystery Quilt FUN - this year's mystery has garnered the name, "Easy Street".  According to Bonnie, this Easy Street Mystery Quilt is supposed to be a little 'easier' than past mystery quilts, we'll soon see ;-).  Here's the fabrics I've gathered so far, most are hand-dyed batiks with a few moda black on whites for good measure:

Purples, turquoises, apple greens, and black on white

Batik GRAY constant with more black on white prints  

Last year was my first year to join in ALL the mystery quilt fun.  While my own Orca Bay Mystery quilt is still waiting in the wings for it's final assembly, (hopefully after the holidays when my Quilting Studio should FINALLY be finished complete w/design wall for block placement and assimilation), this one will be a great stress buster for me during the holidays and completed just in time to join Orca Bay for assembly and completion in the New Year.

Here's progress so far:

Cutting the 2" 'twosie' sub-cuts

Gaining some ground on the needed 384 twosie sub-cuts ;-)

All 2" twosie sub-cut units pinned together and ready to be stitched

Sewing the 2" twosie sub-cuts into 4-patch units

Half of the 4-patch units all sewn together complete w/center seam 'spin'

Alrighty then, time to get back to it and finish up the second half of the 4-patch units prior to the Monday morning 'linky'...

UPDATE 11/26/2012:  after hemming 2 pairs of jeans for the DGD, finished up the second half of the 4-patch units just in time for Monday morning 'linky' over at Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville...

Stacks of (10) 4-patch units - one stack has (20) on the lower right-hand corner, 
and one BIG stack of (100), upper right-hand corner. 

And here they are - ALL (192) 4-patch units!  
Actually, there are (199) 4-patch units since I ended up w/a few extras ;-)

They've all been stored away in a festive holiday Rubbermaid container, labeled w/painter's tape, ready and waiting to be called up.


NOTE: to view all the other participants in the 'Easy Street Mystery Quilt' and their progress, go to Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Monday Link Up for 11/26/2012 here: 


  1. I have downloaded the mysteries the past couple years and have yet to make one block!!! Several of my fellow bloggers are doing this one, maybe I should pull some fabrics and at least try to play along.....
    Love your choice of fabrics BTW.

  2. Thanks Ms. Katie,
    Absolutely you should join us in ALL the FUN! And the 'linky' part is a blast, getting to 'watch' what everyone else is up to and how each individual Mystery Quilt is coming along - it's a grand time for making new quilting friends, combined with all the holiday chaos, makes for some fantastic stress buster moments...

    Hope to see you joining in and anxious to see your fabric choices as I know you have a really neat fabric stash ;-)

    Happy Fabric Hunting!

  3. Beautiful colors, will enjoy seeing this come together.

  4. Great job, your colors look wonderful together.
    Will look forward to seeing your quilt progress.
    Have a great week.
    Nancy in sunny SC

  5. I love the fabrics you chose. It will be wonderful in the batiks. Looking forward to step 2.

  6. Gorgeous fabrics and colors. I will be interested to see the progress of your beautiful quilt.

    Great storage idea

  7. those batiks are gorgeous. This is going to be a beaut!

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