JST Quilts in the Pacific NW

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I'm afraid I'm not too good at this blogging thing. I ignore it, don't really know how to use it properly. But every now and then I get the urge to post something that I've been doing.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Easy Street - a new Mystery Quilt

I'm going to do another Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. She calls it Easy Street and promises no strings. I'm cutting it in half and will just do a lap size quilt. Maybe. I tend to change directions often so I'm never certain exactly what will happen when I start a project.
Here's the first step, black and white four patch blocks along with the other fabrics I'll be using. I only made 96 of the four patch instead of 192 like she has in the instructions. If I need the finished quilt to be bigger I'll just add more borders. I had a heck of a time deciding on fabrics for this project. I knew I didn't want the lime green Bonnie was using. I may change some of these fabrics and add some darker blue and some darker purple.


  1. I love your colour choices. I think your quilt will be stunning. When I saw the thumbnail the orange just drew me straight in. I too am reducing the size of the quilt (by half) - I am aiming for a wall hanging (and I have orange as one of my colours too!).

  2. I had such a hard time using the dark gold colors. I'm not an orange person and the colors were too close to orange to suit me. I was going to use some green/aqua fabrics. But, at my husbands urging, I stepped outside my comfort zone. Time will tell if I made the right decision!

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

  4. Beautiful color combination!!!! This will be such a pretty quilt :)

  5. I really like this! The golden orange will be so pretty with the blue and purple. And the 4-patches are cheerful and whimsical. It's so fun following along with everyone's progress.