Saturday, February 07, 2015

Easy Street to Greensboro, Day 1!

I’m playing with the local gals this weekend!

It all started with a presentation for the Gate City Quilters in Greensboro, NC on Thursday evening.

Yesterday we met for day 1 of an Easy Street workshop….today is day 2!

This quilt has so many units that there is no way to do it in a one day workshop, so I am so glad they invited me for two consecutive days.

Yesterday we started out by adjusting seam allowances with strips for the 4 patches – because these units all need to come out the same size to be able to fit together neatly.  Proper cutting and proper seaming start us off right and set us up for much success!

From there we moved on to the Split triangle units, giving everyone the opportunity to try some new-to-them techniques with the Easy Angle ruler – and the units were turning out so great!

From there we spent the third section of our class time working on flying geese, with three different methods presented.  There is a method that will work for everyone, they just need to try a few different ways to see which way gives each student the best results.

Of course….My heart skipped a beat when I saw this beauty set up on her table:

222 K!

I don’t see these very often!


It’s a free-arm featherweight, and it came down from Canada!

Oh yes, you can bet I opted to do a few demos at this machine just so I could get my hands on her!


Miles of geese in the making!


Tag team cutting!

((See Cathy photo-bombing in the background? LOL!))


All of her geese are flying north!  What a crack up!

Easy Street is found in my book More Adventures with Leaders & Enders.  Signed copies can be ordered from my Quiltville Book Store!

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Easy Street, Day 1, Greensboro, NC 2015

Last night was SO relaxing…or should I say SEW relaxing?


Two baskets of strings and small pieces!


3 hours of string spider web piecing and a Gilmore Girls Binge-Fest!


Yielded this pile ready for trimming!  SEW COLORFUL!

I’m grabbing my breakfast, heading to the car, raring and ready to start Easy Street, day 2!

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  1. Looks like fun! I, too, am completely enamored of the 222k. I've hoped for years that one would fall into my lap, but so far no luck. Life is long; I still have hope.

  2. How fun do these ladies look! And, you get to sleep in your own bed to boot...BONUS! I, too, am working on your spiderweb, and since the hubster is gone all day, I should get quite a few done! Enjoy yourself, and get on that 222 as often as she'll let ya'!

  3. Looks like fun! I just finished sewing down the binding on my "Easy Street" last evening. The right backing had finally been found and I am over the moon on how it turned out. :)

  4. Hi, Bonnie

    Love it when you post the photos from your workshops.

    Could you explain the seam adjustment technique for the 1/4" that you use in a future blog please?

  5. What a beautiful Singer Featherweight 222K! Love those vintage sewing machines you show us. Easy Street is on my list of quilts to sew. Beautiful pattern, Bonnie. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I'm from Canada and I have a 222K. You can come up and play with it anytime you like!

  7. Janie Steele7:07 AM EST

    I have the larger sew mate table but would love the FW able for classes. Janie Steele. rodnjane@aol.com


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