Easy Street Mystery


Easy Street is finished. This is the 2012 Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt. The pattern is only available on her web site until June, then it becomes part of one of her future books. So I won’t link to the page. 

I can’t believe I started and finished the quilt all within five months. The mystery started on November 23rd, 2012, the day after Thanksgiving.

As usual, Bonnie’s quilts are a little too big for me so I made 3/4 of the number of units. As it turned out, for this pattern, I could have gotten away with far fewer units.

So I made a second, mini version without borders, which will make a really cute baby quilt. I actually finished the mini-version first because it was so quick to put together.

 

Every scrap of fabric in both versions is completely from my stash, mostly my 2″ and 3.5″ strip bins. Even the 3.5 yards I used for the backing of the large version had been fermenting for quite a few years.

Full size: 75” square
Mini: 45″ square
Batting: Warm and Natural
Backing: Full size is a black on white all over feather patterned fabric. The 3.5 yards I had was not quite enough so I added a yard of purple down one side of the back. I like a slightly off center backing. The mini backing is a lavendar heart fabric.
Quilting: Large meander in Gray thread
Binding: Full size is a purple from Connecting Threads; Mini is a turquoise Fusions

 

This is what it looks like on my queen bed laid over a cream coverlet.

See more posts about these two quilts here.

6 thoughts on “Easy Street Mystery

  1. Great job on the finish. I never really got started on this one. You’ve seen my list (dirty laundry), I really need to get some of those finished first.

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  2. I love the colors of your Easy Street! Congrats on getting it finished so quickly. I’d like to make one someday….after I finish the gazillion others on my long “someday” list.

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  3. What…no pictures?? I saw the mini photo in your completed 2013 album tab, but I’d love to see you larger finish. But, anyway, congratulations!!! Now on to Lazy Sunday! I’ve finished my part 2, but have that post set for later this month!

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