I was eagerly awaiting the next clue for Bonnie Hunter's annual mystery, Easy Street, and on Friday morning, there it was! We were to make 64 of these:
I went into my scraps and found these:
They were 3 1/4" wide and I needed 3 1/2" strips. Darn! Never fear, though, I have PLENTY of navy.
So I pulled these and proceeded. The unit was made again with the Easy Angle. And we needed sets of right and left background triangles!!! I remembered my own advice from last week and cut all of my lefts and then all of the rights. I had some left over from last week, and since they were the same size, I could use them right up, too!
When I got the triangle piece assembled with both the left and right background triangle and a 2" medium blue square, I checked them to see if they were "square". Can you see the example above is not quite right? A simple, careful, repressing made it perfect!
Bonnie said to remember that the large triangle is correct, so if there is a problem with the pieced triangle, use the blue for reference.
I guess this is the time to share with you another one of my many quirks when piecing "random." When I do a lot of chain piecing, for some reason I feel like the pieces can't stay in "order." When I press the units, I restack them and shuffle so they are good and out of order from the first stitching. We can't have any units getting too friendly with their neighbors! This is quirky because they aren't in any certain "order" to begin with.
And I wasn't totally deprived of red. We also had to cut 4 triangles of red. Yes, just 4. I'm speculating that they are for a corner unit later down the road.
Is anyone else a fan of the musical Annie? I loved the movie version with Carol Burnett. There is actually a song called Easy Street, and it has been going through my head all the time I'm working on this quilt. Here is a video of the song. It features Carol, Bernadette Peters, and Tim Curry.
PS: I'm hoping for some serious red on Friday!