Monday, January 14, 2013

Pink and Easy Street Update

For 2013, I have joined Angela, with SoScrappy, with her monochromatic use of scraps.  The month of January is Pink, which turned out to be a great beginning for me.  I have made a few "Pink" quilts for my many nieces and those designated for Breast Cancer Awareness fund raisers.   This of course has accumulated a healthy stash of pinks.  A simple use of 168 HSTs forming 5 stars, using 5 1/2" strips -- each HST finished at 5".  This finished quilt will be donated to a fund raiser scheduled in March.

Now I need to tackle the use of the other pink strips still remaining in a variety of sizes. But first, a few finishes from the stack of other projects.

Bonnie Hunter's "Easy Street" Mystery blocks are sewn together and hanging on the long arm frame while I audition different borders.  The top went together easily and it paid off planning the pressing directions before I started to assemble.  I had a few changes in directions, but very minimal.  If I can't decide on a border, I may go without, or piece something from the left-overs.

For the Monday Design Wall link, I am heading to Judy's at Patchwork Times (who by the way, had me hooked on the monochromatic colors in 2011).


Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I love your pink project - that layout is so interesting! And your Easy Street has such rich looking colors.

scraphappy said...

What a fun design for you pink scraps. The stars in the corners add a lot of interst.

Mary said...

Love your EASY STREET. I still have to sew mine together. I'm dreading all those seams that might have their own way to go.(can you say twisted sister?) Oh well, nice to see your Pink quilt taking shape. It's always busy at your house.

Karen said...

I love how the stars stand out in your pink quilt. What an awesome pattern.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Love the pinks, very nice and of course EAsy street is beautiful. I am going to have to purchase fabric for my border...just don't have anything that 'fit's.

Rhonda said...

Your pink quilt is outstanding. Pink is not a color I usually buy in fabric but I could change my mind after seeing your quilt. The Mystery quilt is beautiful. I like the no border idea. It looks great as is!!