Monday, January 7, 2013

Easy Street!

Just a quick post so I can link up to Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street Reveal!  I finished it up last night, and I really love it!  I still have to put on borders.....they will be in the reds and browns.  Haven't decided what yet, but that will come.




I did mine in completely different colors than what Bonnie was doing.  I just didn't have much of her colors, but I had a ton of these, and I used a fabric I love for the inspiration of the palette, so I am very happy with the mix of colors.  My pinks were fairly light, lighter than some of the beiges I used, so the triple arrows pointing out don't really come off like that.  And that's ok......cuz I like the focus of the star patches more anyway.  The centers of the crosses were supposed to be pink, but I really wanted to bring in more red, so I changed it!

I also didn't make it square......cuz it would have been way too big for our bed......so I made it a 3x4 instead of 4x4.  Now, when the borders go on, it will fit my bed perfectly!  Yippee!  And I have a ton of pieces left over, that can just go into my borders, or back in the bins!  It's all good!

I just can NEVER do a pattern as it calls for!  Just a thing with me!  I don't know why!

AND, I have two of the blue/beige 4-patches turned wrong!  (You can see one of them in the pic.)  Oh well!  I don't even care!  I'm chalking that up to extra fun!  lol

regan


42 comments:

  1. It is truly beautiful, your fabric choices and setting really improved a really pretty quilt!

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  2. Beautiful! Glad I was not the only one to change up the colorways! It looks so different in other colors!

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  3. It is gorgeous, Regan. I love your colors. I love that it is unique to you. No one will notice the turned 4-patches, unless you point them out. : )
    I'm just starting my Easy Street--it isn't a rush job, so maybe I should call it Snail Trail, as long as it will probably take. No wait, that name is taken, isn't it?

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  4. Great job!

    By choosing different colors, you made Easy Street uniquely YOURS, and I love the result.

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  5. I agree with the others. This is a lovely quilt. Thanks for posting the link.

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  6. I just love your colors. So rich and warm and inviting. I may have to borrow your color scheme for another quilt... my room is all done up in reds and browns and it would be perfect. :) Thank you for sharing!

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  7. love your fabric choice. I am with you about always changing a pattern, I do the same thing.

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  8. Great color choices! It looks great.

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  9. It is beautiful!!! Love the colors and setting!

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  10. Your colors are so calming....just beautiful. It took me a while to find the 4 patch. I don't think anyone would ever notice if you didn't say anything. ;)

    Judy

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  11. Wow! I love how yours turned out! It is so different than some others I have seen. I think it was a great idea to have a mystery that could have different layouts and everyone could choose which way they wanted theirs!

    Your fabric choices are spot on!!

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  12. Stunning! I love the colors! I fixed my blunders, but as you pointed out, they were more pronounced in my color choices. Even after you pointed it out in yours, I can't find them. I have to work tonight, then I'll have 3 more days off to work on mine! Maybe I'll catch with you! Mine is going to be way big for my twin size bed! I was going to gift it to a daughter getting married, but she informs me she wants a quilt with Mario Brother's Princess Peach and Mario ...go figure! I may just down size it like you and use the extra for pillow shams!

    Love your site, going to fav you right now and add you to my blog list!

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  13. This is wonderful! Great color choices, and a fast finish. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Yikes...I only have four of the 15 inch blocks done! Love you colors! Congrats!

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  15. Love your Easy Street. Wish I'd had the courage to go for different colors. Lane

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  16. Regan,
    I love, love, love your colors!! That aqua/blue is just dynamite in there. It looks so fresh!

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  17. Happy New Year Regan, I love this-so warm and rich looking. Great job girl! You are making me want to get upstairs and work on my border.
    Have a great evening my friend.
    Noreen

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  18. I didn't know you were doing this - love, love, love the colors!! Mine is so far behind!!!

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  19. That is hands down my favorite version of Easy Street! I love it so much that I very well may be making a second! Gorgeous!

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  20. Oh, Perfect color choices! That toned down teal is absolutely the best ~
    :-}pokey

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  21. I really love your top & fabrics choice, wonderful !

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  22. This is the only Easy Street I've seen so far that actually highlights the little star points in that star block. I guess because it's such a pale pink, it stands out well. I have to look hard to see the star points in a lot of the others. I'm not nearly this far along, but my stars are done, so I hope they show up. This is the prettiest Easy Street of all.

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  23. Great color scheme, and I love how your stars really pop out! Best wishes!

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  24. Love your fabric and color combinations. Can't find your mistake. Well done!

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  25. You are so talented Regan...love the effect of the crosses inside the squares that seem to just pop off the pattern! I tried to find what you consider a mistake...I think your quilt is fabulous!

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  26. Your colors are just gorgeous...the red and light aqua are eye catchers.

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  27. I think you're courageous...doing your own thing ... Picking your own colors...and now you have a stunning, one of a kind quilt. It's just lovely.

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  28. Your colors are wonderful. I have not looked at my finished top with a critical eye, but if there is a error. It is STAYING. I really do love your color combination.

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  29. The change-up in colors gave your quilt a great look. I love it.

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  30. Your alternative colors are some of my very favorites - just gorgeously done!
    ~Deb

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  31. Ooo, your colors are really pretty, too. I'm seeing several variations in different palettes than I'm liking a lot..will just admire them from afar though as I don't plan on making this again!! HA (and mine's still not done)

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  32. I absolutely love your colour palette! Such a pretty quilt.

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  33. Regan, your quilt is beautiful! I love the aquas/blues, it really makes the quilt pop. Good fabric choices. Must have really busted some stash.

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  34. OH my gosh--this is beautiful! I LOVE your color combo!!! I was planning to use a different combination when I make mine also--but I am still collecting fabrics. Yours is just lovely!

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  35. WOW! Really love your color combination!!!

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