Thursday, December 27, 2012

Gaining Ground on Easy Street - #4

I'm only one clue behind on the Easy Street Mystery from Bonnie Hunter.  Here is Clue#4.  We were to make another 64 flying geese with purple a goose and turquoise wings, then attach them to half of our 128 previous geese- their white winged cousins.  

Well my geese were not behaving too well at first.  I was about to wring their little purple necks!!  It's a good thing Bonnie provides a visual for these steps, She said "purple & turquoise goose on the bottom".  Well I had that, right?? But it didn't match her picture. My geese were heading in the wrong direction looking down at the ground instead of up at the sky.  Maybe they drank too much eggnog at Christmas.

After unsewing and trying not to ruffle their feathers, I turned them around and got them going in the right direction.  Thank goodness there were only a few renegades and not the whole flock!! The greens are cut and waiting for further instructions too.  I ran out of the "proper color" greens, but decided to use what I had even though they are not the perfect suggested shades.  After all, this is a scrap quilt and I wanted to use what was in my scraps and stash.


Now it's on to Step#5 which I need to finish today in order to finally be caught up with the other 200+ mystery goers.  It is getting close to the end, so this will start coming together and we will see what it's going to look like.  I'm certainly glad we are finished with all these flying geese -- at least I hope so.  I didn't much care for them before. I'm more comfortable making them with the Easy Angle and Companion Rulers, but if I don't see one for at least a year, I won't be unhappy!




6 comments:

  1. Well look at you GO girl!!! Those geese look like they are flying straight and happy :*) And Clue #5 won't take long... i finished up last night. I'm still finishing up #2 and then have #3 and #4 to do! But they are all cut out so hopefully it won't take me too long to catch up now that the holiday craziness is over! Happy Thursday :*D

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  2. Love your colors! I'm certainly anxious to see how these all work together. Everyone's has been looking fabulous!

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  3. That is going to be one gorgeous quilt! You are doing an awful lot of sewing to keep up with it. Whew!

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  4. I'm proud that you're doing this. I'll stick to strips and squares, although I do need to finish my scrap triangle quilt on of these days. I like the green and think it'll be great with your geese. Who cares what way they're flying! It's winter. They SHOULD be going south.

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  5. wow I love your different greens Dar. I'm not a green person (probably why my 'greens' are pink) but I love the variety of greens you have.

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  6. LOL - sounds like you had a flock of rogue geese! I'll need to pay attention to that when I am stitching those - thank you. I fell way behind during the holidays. It is hard to stitch with a full house, but I am not complaining...just ready to sit behind my machine this weekend.

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