So, starting with Easy Street.... I've hit a bit of a speed bump. Literally, my speed has slowed waaaay down. I managed to power through the first steps and mostly stay on track, but putting the blocks themselves together has been a slow process for me. I'm chain piecing the blocks, which is a nice way to pick up some steam in a long process like this. Unless you piece them backwards. Oops.
Ahhh.... that's better. These are the corner units for the A blocks all (properly) pieced together:
I still have the other 15 to go, plus all the B blocks, but I feel like I've got some mojo workin' for me now. We'll see if I can catch up to Pam and Daisy and the rest of the gang this weekend!
Easy Street is definitely on my list of projects to finish in the first quarter of this year... Speaking of finishing, have you seen the 2013 Finish-a-Long over at She Can Quilt? This quarter, I'm doing some double duty with my hopeful finishes, because I'm also participating in Crafty Garden Mom's UFO-a-Long Flickr Group. I have to keep reminding myself, my word for 2013 is COMMIT! Keeping it realistic, here are the UFO's/finishes I'm hoping to knock out in the first quarter...
(yes... you've seen these before. But remember - COMMIT!)
Easy Street (not really a UFO, but definitely a needed finish)
My Hometown Swoon - I need a new quilt for my bed... BAD. This is SO getting done.
Countdown to Christmas Star - This is about halfway basted, and it's getting quilted very simply since it's minky backed, so I have no excuse not to finish it.
Odds n Ends Strip Quilt - this is just a simple, little baby quilt that I pieced up back in November, and it will be a super easy finish!
So, there we go! Keeping the list relatively small, so that I can COMMIT to getting these things done!! Of course, I'm hoping that I can get a few other things done this quarter, but if I can knock these out, I'll be doing a happy dance!