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Monday, December 8, 2014

Grand Illusion Part 2

Grand Illusion Part 2

Slowly progressing on the newest mystery quilt, Grand Illusion. After posting last weeks link up, I did finish part 1 and have them all safely tucked away in a big zip lock bag waiting their destiny.
It seems there were weeks I literally hunted for a project of some sort to keep me busy on a daily basis. Now that the new mystery has begun, everybody and everything is demanding a piece of my time...time I really want to be devoting to this quilt! But you have to deal with daily life. Even if it is a "mumble grumble, this is no fun" situation. "You don't have to like it, but it's gotta' be done". :-)
 Like having to hold the ladder for my husband to clean the acorns and oak leaves out of the gutters that he had taken the covers off and didn't replace. And cleaning the house, and cooking meals. And finishing up the crocheted Poncho and matching Head Band that I want to wear to the Quilt Guild Christmas party meeting this week...oh wait! I WANTED to do that one......Ok, ok,  so we had fun yesterday going to Silver Dollar City to see A Dickens' Christmas Carol musical stage production and all of the wonderful Christmas lights. And going out to dinner with friends afterwards is definitely part of the Holiday Season Festivities that make it all worthwhile. AND then today was laundry and grocery shopping....you get the picture. LOL
Anyway during all the hustle and bustle since Part 2 came out on Friday I have managed to get ALL the pieces cut out and a test unit made using Bonnies' method #2 with the template taped to the back of the easy angle ruler.
This method worked like a charm once I got the printer to produce the correct size (almost) template and got it trimmed to size and taped to the ruler. I did consider using the method#3 to get the extra HST units for later use, but decided to go ahead with the ruler method and get her done! Since I will most likely add an extra border to enlarge the quilt slightly, and would probably used the extra HST units in the extra border it might have made since to proceed that route. BUT I really don't know what kind of extra border I will add, and didn't want to chance using up fabric that might be needed later.
After getting chores done today and getting in a 3 mile walk, I got a few more of the units sewn and a whopping SEVEN more blocks made. Yeah!  Well, it is progress. The blocks are still fitting together perfectly and measuring out right on target. So, all is well. This is what I have done so far.
By the time Part 3 comes out, the rest of Part 2 will be complete.  I really do love this block. Can't wait to see how it plays in the overall scheme of things.
Thanks Bonnie Hunter! I LOVE these Mystery Quilts!


  1. Pretty! Can't wait to see what's next!..maybe Green?
    Debra in Ma.