Monday, December 17, 2012

East Street part 4

Loving this weeks step on the Quiltville Mystery "Easy Street."  I was excited to get to the greens!  Also, getting quicker with the piecing.  Instead of pressing with the iron between each piece of the Flying Goose, I just finger press at the sewing machine after the first wing, add the second wing, then take it to the ironing board once they're all done and starch the heck out of 'em.

Here's a handy way to organize fabrics and strips in one place and be able to spot them at a glance. Its part of an old playpen (i think) that I spotted at the curb on the way home one day. I found it, but I talked my guy into going back to pick it up. (He's the best!)  

There are four equal sides, all wood, and probably not very safe for babies which makes me think it must be old. I cleaned them up and they work great for displaying quilts or as a make shift doggy gate. You could use an old ladder or thrift store crib side as well. In between steps, I just lean it up against the wall behind the door.

Just thought I'd throw a pict of this little fella in there too, I use him as a door stop. He was on the deep discount shelf at a small hardware store and I couldn't resist. It's a Jim Shore piece and apparently he makes all kinds of stuff with quilt patterns on them. 

Can't wait to see how everybody's coming along!


  1. These colors are really calling my name. I'm way behind so I'm still in the black and white and purple phase. Good idea for the strips. Unfortunately there is no room in my studio for any extra stuff!

  2. Great idea for keeping strips handy without turning them into a pile of worms...been there done that!
    Sharyn in Kalama

  3. I love Jim Shore stuff. Also my sister in law was getting rid of her crib so I bagged the rails too LOL. Your Mystery pieces are looking great.

  4. Looks great! I really like the range of greens you have there. Well, also the turquoise. And the purples! Well, this color combo (I am doing the same one) can just go so wrong at a certain point, but yours are really looking so good! I hope mine turns out as well.
    Cute turtle also. Don't think I could've passed that one up either! : )

  5. You are mixing up some very pretty colors, and the turtle is so cute!

  6. I love your "ladder" and may have to see if I can make it work in my sewing room!


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