Monday, December 17, 2012

Moving Forward

My Easy Street mystery quilt fabrics so far. I may throw a pink in there if the opportunity arises. I even found some batik orphan blocks for the back side. It looks like everyone is having fun with the mystery and Bonnie says we're only halfway through.

 I'm all caught up with step four.

 Even cut the green squares needed for a future step.

My shoe box o' everything. I was a little over zealous cutting triangles for the last step.

Speaking of being caught up, the Christmas tree is up. I almost skipped it this year, but apparently my children (and mom) will call you Scrooge if you don't drag all your crap decorations out of the attic. Doesn't it count that I have Christmas in my heart all year long? I do enjoy seeing all the fun ornaments we have collected over the years. Plus, I needed a little comfort after Friday morning's tragedy. I know those directly affected won't feel comfort for a long time, but I hope they know everyone is thinking of them.

Quilter's Corner in New Milford, Connecticut is collecting fun pillowcases to give to the children of Sandy Hook Elementary. I used Crafty Gemini's burrito, roll-up pillowcase tutorial which includes really easy French seams. I always thought French seams were fancy pants and out of my league, but they are quite easy and encase all the raw edges. Ooh la la.

I used a cute print from Little Golden books. These books and characters made me and my children smile, so hopefully they'll bring a smile to the recipient.


  1. Nice pillowcases, and wonderful idea. thanks for sharing.
    I am s l o w l y making progress on Easy Street. Hope to be caught up soon, but then again, maybe not with Christmas looming over me :-)

  2. Your Easy Street fabrics are GORGEOUS! Love the sunny orange w/your purple and your apple green looks really similar to mine LOL! Your quilt should be stunning and I'll be anxious to see it - love those pillowcases and your tree is so bright and festive ;-)

  3. Your easy street pieces look fantastic! Orange is my son's favorite color, lately. Your post is very elequantly spoken, but right to the heart of many. I think your pillow case will be loved and appreachated. I love those stories, they never get old.

  4. Kids love these wonderful pillowcases. I make them for my nieces and nephews. I'm sure they'll give comfort. Your Mystery pieces are looking fantastic together.


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