Thursday, January 8, 2015

Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt, link up!

Hello all Quiltvillagers!
Whew!  Made it under the wire! LOL!

Here is my humble entry...
I worked away over Christmas slowly, due to an injury, I am able to sew, pin or press for less than an hour at a time, and with household schedules, usually only once, maybe, twice daily.
I loved every stitch of every piece!  I did work on it every day, even to press groups of blocks or units.
My sewing room looks like a bomb went off, fabric scraps  all over, these are my colours, I had to jump in!  When I put a sash row and then the main block row together, I left it overnight in my ironing board.   The next morning, in the bright sunshine, I walked in, those pink flowers were dancing!  I was in love!
Thank you very much Bonnie!

I just have 3 rows of border units on and two rows of main blocks together.
I have all the main blocks together and most of the border units.

Yes, I will keep working away at this...

The hint I have, is I made mine scrappy, used all scraps, except I had to purchase more of my white with black fabrics online as they were my neutrals and I did not have enough to finish off step 2, so those were done over Christmas.
Also, for anyone preparing for Step 2, I like to press the small corner squares for Method 3, vs marking with something.  I just fold over, corner to corner, quick press, and then have a nice mark to sew against (not inside the fold), plus both the pink and black units press nicely.

Will show again as I progress.
Be sure to go back again and see all the loveliness at Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville blog
Take care, Leslie


  1. I am so sorry for your injury! Beautiful progress on your mystery quilt!

  2. Beautiful! Love the pink centres,

  3. I really like the pink centers also.

  4. Thank you! And thanks for stopping by! Take care, Leslie
    Ps: too bad even your name is not with your comment!

  5. Beautiful blocks, the pink centers really brighten up the quilt.

  6. Lovely scrappy Grand Illusion! I was not able to sew along with the mystery this year but I am saved the steps and am loving all the pretty eye candy made with this pattern ... :) Pat

  7. Glad to meet you! I am having a lot of fun seeing all the great inspiration, so many new ideas! L

  8. Hi i am a quilter from Ga. visiting from Vicki's blog and now following you


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