Sunday, I got the blocks for Easy Street laid out. Monday, I sewed the majority of the quilt together - I just had one seam left to stitch. I did that on Tuesday. Woot!!
Now, I can pick the border, get the backing, make the binding and put it in line for quilting!
This was Bonnie Hunter's holiday mystery for 2012 and I used the colors that she suggested so I can't take any credit for the color selection or the placement. I followed the pattern to the letter.
I did spend some time yesterday looking at border options and I have narrowed down to 3 or 4. One is purple with teal and lime green squiggles, but I'm wondering if it might be too much. I also need to measure the center to see what size it came to so I can make a decision about the border size and how much fabric I will need. Maybe I will get to that tonight.
I also worked on quilting a quilt for my dog sitter. The pattern is Picture This from the Happy Hour book and it calls for small and medium scale prints. I decided to add the charcoal gray to every block so tone down the prints a little and I am happy with how the quilt top turned out.
I'm just quilting a stipple because the quilt will be almost reversible - the backing is a pretty floral print that can be showed off when she feels the need. :)
I'm linking up a Freshly Pieced!