This next quilt I have for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival isn’t fancy. It won’t win any prizes. Other folks in blogland have one just like it or close to the same.
Meet Easy Street…on my bed.
A little of the back story on this – I have been quilting since probably 1998 or so and have had my long arm since 2007. I have made tons of quilts for babies, family members, weddings, graduations, and comfort. I have numerous unfinished bed-sized tops on my UFO list, but nothing finished and nothing that I could put on my own bed.
You know those posts that read, “What do you have on your bed?” and then you were supposed to tell about the wonderful quilt you have on your bed right now. I could never partake in those because the comforter on my bed was store bought and actually was left with my husband (still in the bag, never used) when his ex-wife left him. Now tell me, what is there to brag about in that?!
When Bonnie Hunter announced last winter’s mystery, Easy Street, I loved the colors and decided I would join in. It helped that she said this wouldn’t have the gazillion pieces that previous mysteries had. So I stuck with it and actually got this one finished, quilted and bound!
It finished at 103″ by 103″. I used wool batting and quilted it with the Square Spiral panto by Keryn Emmerson.