Too Big to Fail. Or Photograph. (Christmas Road – Finished!)

I present my finished Bonnie Hunter Easy Street Mystery Quilt, aka Christmas Road!

Christmas Road

There’s a row at the top you can’t see because I had to lop it over the railing on my back porch (which is 10 feet off the ground, that’s how big this thing is!), and the finished measurements are 110 x 110″.  I did an extra row and column of blocks over Bonnie’s pattern so it’s a 5×5 layout, and added a 3″ border of my “constant” to finish it off.

Christmas RoadI quilted it in an all-over pattern since the piecing is so busy. So many thanks to Lynn for letting me use her long-arm to finish it! It took 4 1/2 hours over all to quilt the entire thing (that includes loading and unloading it on the frame).

Christmas RoadThe back has a center burgundy panel that is 110″ x WOF. It’s flanked by two side panels comprised of different scraps of hunter green, with more hunter green scraps for the binding. I made a dent in my stash, but still have quite a bit of hunter green stashed!

I made a storage bag (out of hunter green, OF COURSE) to keep it in, and will give it to my in-laws before Christmas so they can “decorate” with it this year.

7 Replies to “Too Big to Fail. Or Photograph. (Christmas Road – Finished!)”

  1. Fantastic! I was wondering how it would turn out in Christmas colors, but I think I like it as much as the brights Bonnie picked. You did a beautiful job and the quilting is awesome. I’m so impressed.

  2. WOW, only 4.5 hours to quilt, that’s great! I need to make some friends who own a longarm :))) Seeing your gorgeous quilt I wish I used tone-on-tone background instead of the b&w. Your quilt has a nice contrast! I love the way it came out!

  3. I want to make this pattern; just haven’t gotten there yet. While I am waiting, I am mulling over colors. I don’t want to get into the Sandy “squares are too prominent” problem, so I keep looking at different versions. I really like how your squares fit in with the sashing (which looks like part of the blocks, but functions as sashing). More food for thought. Thanks for sharing. Good work!

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