Sunday, January 6, 2013

Easy Street Final Version

Thank you so much for all the input!  It really helped me make decisions, and after playing with it some more, here is the final version:


Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeesy
Several friends were not too excited about the peppermint candy novelty print, so I pulled it out. (see version with candy print) I will use it in a future quilt, and many ideas about a candy quilt are bouncing around in my head. I still felt there was too much white in Block B, so I added light green to the white squares,  making them half square triangles. 

This quilt before borders, is 75"x 75" and there are 25 blocks, each 15" finished size.  Five blocks across, starting with a row of A,B,A,B,A.  My best friend Dee and I decided this was the final, final version!

Below are layouts showing the pieces of Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street mystery quilt that are used in each block.

There are a total of 13 of Block A:
Block "A"

and a total of 12 of Block B:
Block "B"
Thanks again for all the input!  It felt like you were all here looking at my design wall with me!  I hope you like my final version.  Now, I am going to put the pedal to the metal, and get the blocks sewn together.  I can't wait to see all the Easy Street quilts on the Monday linkup.  Click on this link to see them:  Bonnie's link up post



51 comments:

Nancy Adele said...

After looking at your blocks with the candy print, I thought they brightened up your quilt! I would have left them in.....

Judy Hansen said...

Oh,Oh...I'm sorry. The candy print looked "pink" from a little distance, and I had always had it in my mind that this would be a red and green quilt. But while I was playing wtih the candy print fabric, I thought of a great idea for candy quilt and I bet you will like that one. I do love the peppermint candy fabric.

Judy

Sarah Martin said...

A-dorable! I am so glad you chose that layout of the two. The 4 patches make that sort of extra crisscrossing effect which is awesome. Love.

Kindred Quilts said...

Final layout is stupendous!

Betty Lou said...

Great color/fabric selection, I think your is the best I have seen.

Annette Johnston said...

I love, love, love this version. Beautiful job & excellent colour choices. Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us.
Annette

QueenB said...

Looks lovely, I like the HST with the light green in block B. Are yo planning to border it? I too can't wait for the linkup as I have completed my top. Phew

Elaine said...

Love it! I am still plodding along ;)

Judy Hansen said...

Border it - I'm not sure - I'll think about that while I'm putting the blocks together. I am thinking "not" right now, but as you can see, I change my mind a lot. Judy

Cathy said...

I really love your version!!!

Bonnie said...

This quilt looks great. I'm very behind but I will get this finished eventually. Your colors are terrific.

Mary Ellen said...

I like both versions, but the one you chose is strong visually. Beautiful holiday quilt!

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

Looking good, I just love all the ones with different color choices.

CraftyGardenMom - Tanesha said...

Great color choices! Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Love your colors. Love your layout. Love the whole thing.

Cheryl Willis said...

great job!

Judy said...

I like your version best of all that I have seen so far. I want to make a red and green quilt also.

Chris said...

Just stunning

dorothy said...

I REALLY! love your quilt! Stunning!

Jo said...

I like both versions. I don't think there is a wrong choice!!

kelltrek said...

I love the red and green, one of my favorite color combinations!

Janet O. said...

I love your Christmas version of Easy Street. Do you have a name for it? One of my favorite Christmas movies is Miracle on 34th Street (I like the old version), so I immediately thought of 34th Street when I saw your festive quilt! : )

Jamie in Louisiana said...

So far, this is my favorite color version!!! I also liked your other version. Great Job.

lj_cox said...

Wow! I usually don't care for Bonnie's mystery quilts (too busy for me) but I _love_ this version! Just gorgeous, and I think you're absolutely right about the standard setting vs on point.

Judy Hansen said...

Ahhh, the perfect name for this quilt! I love the movie too! And the old version with Natalie Wood is best! I am going to change the name of this quilt. It's now "34th Street"! Thanks!!

Leah Rubin said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous! Love this ESPECIALLY! --those are my colors, and it's a grand design!

Ebony said...

Judy I LOVE this version of the quilt! It is so pretty, and the changes you've made are all terrific. I like this much better than the original. Nice job!

Anonymous said...

Your Easy Street is wonderful and looks fabulous with your changes.

Grit said...

Wonderful.
Liebe Grüße Grit from Germany

Frances said...

The quilt is looking very sophisicated. We all look forward to 'a candy quilt' in the future!

Candace said...

Your Easy Street quilt looks beautiful.

Chris said...

Thank you so much for your posts about your layout. Like you, I prefer a layout that looks on point. I wasn't thrilled with the horizontal/vertical finish on Bonnie's. I am most definitely going to steal your layout -- with your permission of course!!!

Judy Hansen said...

Sure! Steal away! I love it when we help each other out. That's what quilters do. Judy

hueisei said...

I love your version..

Jill said...

I liked the candy cane fabric, but this version is also beautiful! I like your idea of a straight setting. I skipped making the setting triangles since I wanted to see how the blocks look together. After seeing your wonderful layout, I might make mine with a straight setting, also. I'm also using red and green; it's interesting how even with that, our blocks look very different from each other.

Quilt Crazy said...

I liked both versions. You are an artist!

Anonymous said...

it is such a beautiful quilt, I understand why you replaced the candy fabric... but it looked good too. I think you have a great combo in fabrics. I have never done a mystery because I am afraid to make a wrong fabric choice!!

Jeanne said...

You made all of the right decisions. Your quilt is fabulous!

Mavis said...

Wow! Yours is very striking! I think it is also my favourite so far. I love the look of on point without having to do the extra work of placing it and constructing it on point. Nicely done!

Ranch Wife said...

Simply stunning! I am going to have to make another one now...actually probably a third one. I need one in fall colors too. Bonnie created such a beautiful pattern - I am completely smitten with your version!

AnnieO said...

Nothing beats red and green together in my book! The blocks look terrific apart and even better together. Congrats on a great twist on Bonnie's design.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Such a rich and warm Christmas quilt! Congrats!

Foolish Feathers said...

I love how your quilt turned out but I can't quite figure out which pieces you used . Would you mind explaining a little more about the details? I am some where between step 3 and 4 but i haven't sewn things together just in case. I am toying with a touch of christmas, but my geese are browns, my 4patch a nuetral cream+ taupe. Thanks for sharing!

LeAnn said...

I think this is my favorite version. I love the colors and the straight setting is very pleasing to my eye. I hope to get started on mine soon. Thanks for sharing yours.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

I love both versions but the one here is better. You're right in thinking the candy cane fabric did kind of look pink. (But I like pink.)

Janet O. said...

Glad you like it--the movie and the name! : )

LuAnn said...

It's gorgeous. I love the colors and the setting!

Charity said...

I looked at both of your versions. I think either would be wonderful. Sometimes you just have to go with what makes you happy. In this case that would be a tough decision, love them both.

Dar said...

I love your layout of Easy Street. I think I may be too far along on the A & B blocks the way Bonnie gave us to change midstream, but I do like on point settings better too. Your red and green colors look great.

Marie said...

I didn't see the other version of Easy Peasy, but I really like the one that you chose - it's really lovely.

Laura said...

I hope you send Bonnie a picture of your quilt variation. I think she would like to see it!