WIP Wednesday – Mostly Easy Street!

I’m still getting to know Kismet with lots of piecing and last night was no exception. I unhooked the embroidery unit and got her setup to do some more piecing so we could knock out Part 3 of Easy Street!

The method I’m using is the one described here where you use squares and rectangles. The only thing I do differently is I layer my turquoise rectangle on top before cutting my triangles with the Easy Angle ruler so it creates my pairs for me! Saves me time.

Easy Street Part 3

I didn’t have any 2″ strips saved so I’m using ways that minimize how much cutting I have to do to get the finished product.

I have all the main units pieced I just need to press them and then cut all my turquoise rectangles to do the last seam. That shouldn’t take long, I hope to have that done tonight or tomorrow depending on how much sewing time I get (hubby is off work).

I also finished trimming dogears on Part 2 and pressing Part 1!

Easy Street Part 2

Part 2 in progress

Easy Street Part 2

Cutting Part 2 blocks apart!

Easy Street Part 2

The bin o’ dogears

Easy Street Part 2

All finished!


Easy Street Part 1

My crazy bin of 4-patches

In between all this I’ve been slowly making progress on my Moda Origins Pinwheel blocks. This is not quite half of all of them. I have all of them pieced I’m just trimming them down to an equal size and then I’ll begin figuring out how to set them. That’s going to be a long process (80 something blocks to square up!)

Pinwheel Blocks

Read more Mystery Monday Linkup posts here: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2012/12/mystery-monday-link-up-part-3.html


  1. They are coming along nicely. I can’t wait to see them in the finished quilt.

  2. Diane Rincon says:

    Your Easy Street pt 3 is turning out well. I struggled with that one more than the others. It was helpful to see how y’all on twitter did it different ways. And pinwheels make me happy. It’s nice to see your processes.

  3. Look at all those dog ears! The corgis must hide when you cut them 🙂
    If easy street is easy, I’d hate to do a hard one. I admire you all for doing such a great job on them.

  4. I like the pinwheel quilt. I have a quilt made out of the fabric line basted together ready for quilting. It’s a pattern from the Moda bakeshop, but can’t think what it was called off the top of my head.

  5. Your project board quilt squares need to be rotated around a little to get it a more even look with some of the design squares. Some of the squares next to each other on adjacent rows look too similar.
    I know you didn’t ask for my imput on that but it was bugging me. 🙂

    • Oh, that’s an old photo. All those blocks are sitting in a bin waiting to be squared up to an equal size. I have no idea how I’m going to arrange them in a quilt yet – it’s going to take a lot of fiddling around on a design wall till I’m happy with the layout. There are a lot of light and dark pinwheels I have to balance.

  6. Your colors are looking great together! LOVE Moda Origins by Basic Grey! I made a quilt for my parents last Christmas from that line. Your videos on youtube are great. You have inspired me to attempt EPP! Best wishes!