Monday, December 3, 2012

Easy Street on Design Wall Monday 12/3/12

There were two main reasons I was resisting doing Bonnie Hunter's new mystery, Easy Street.  The first was lack of time.  This is not the best time of year to begin a new project (but that has rarely stopped me before!)  Besides, Bonnie promised that this year's quilt is less intense than the last couple.  I'm thinking maybe I can manage to make half of the units and end up with a lap quilt or wall hanging.

The other thing that slowed me down was trying to decide on my color palette.  Bonnie's colors are great, but I wanted to come up with my own combination.  It wasn't until I came across this piece in my stash that I decided what direction to take.  


Some of my colors are going to be the same as Bonnie's.  There is a grey print as a constant, and I am also using turquoise and purple in the same places she did.  Where she has lime green, I am going to use fuchsia, and instead of black-on-white prints for background, I am going with dark grey and black prints.  Here is most of the collection I am working from.  (I can see from the photo that there is a paisley print in the black prints that shows up much lighter than the rest.  I knew that one might be a problem!)


So far I have made about 100 four-patch blocks, and I am making good progress with my flying geese.  Can't wait to see what comes next!




I will be linking up to Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday and also the Easy Street link-up to see other people's progress.  


Julie






30 comments:

  1. The white-on-black variation is very dramatic!

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  2. I also thought about going dark, instead of black on white. It looks great! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Love these color choices! I can't wait to see how it all comes together!

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  4. It's great! Beautiful fabric, that fuchsia looks stellar.

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  5. Wow! I'm already doing Easy Street in two different color ways. But seeing your dark fabrics makes me want to try that, too.

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  6. I'm glad to see your palette. I want to participate but I have none of the colors Bonnie picked. I'm waiting to see some more options.

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  7. It is always fun to see how we each do the same thing differently. Your color choices are beautiful and so much darker than mine.

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  8. Love your fabrics! The fuchsia is a fantastic choice! Have fun!

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  9. I absolutely CANNOT wait to see how your quilt turns out! GREAT colors! I chose a patriotic fabric theme as I will be donating to Quilts of Valor.

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    1. Patriotic was the other combo I considered, but I am really liking these together.

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  10. Nice! Love the dark BG. Happy Sewing.

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  11. Very nice colors--deep jewel tones always draw me in!

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  12. I like the dark background too! It should turn out great!

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  13. Wow, the colours positively sparkle against the dark backgrounds. Great stuff!

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  14. Love your colours, will be keen to see them in the finished quilt!

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  15. I was close to using black in my quilt too. Your quilt will be so different from the others - it is already looking great.

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  16. Shucks - should have waited a bit longer until I saw your colors. I love them!! And I had all of them in my stash too. Oh well, next time.:) Your's will be spectacular. Nice choices.

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    1. I'm glad I didn't rush to decide on my fabrics. I struggled with the choice, but am very happy with it now.

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  17. I like your colors - love to see how all the alternate colors come together!

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  18. wonderful choices. I don't want a new project but they always seem to snag me in too

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  19. Love your colors Julie, and the grey as background...I wanted to do that but didn't have enough fabric. Such fun to see others quilts coming along so nicely

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  20. Julie, I really like your color choices. Can't wait to see it all come together. This is my first Bonnie Challenge and so far I am really enjoying it.

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  21. How cool are your colors. I really like it.

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  22. I LOVE it...sorry but even better than Bonnies. As I have looked at others the thing that is driving me crazy is the busyness of all the black/white prints. Your darker toned ones are patterned but not fighting with the colors. I havent started yet, but now I will!
    Thanks for the inspiration!!

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