Grand Illusion completed 2015

Posted By on July 5, 2015

It appears that I have not been posting regularly (to say the least!) With the advent of Facebook, I think most of my DISPLAY and COMMENT behavior has been directed there. HOWEVER, it seemed appropriate for me to post the FINAL COMPLETED GRAND ILLUSION 2014 WINTER MYSTERY QUILT.

Thank you Bonnie K. Hunter for his wonderful design.

April 2015 189Because I didn’t want the quilt to grow to a larger size, I put the last border and some other extra blocks into my favorite kind of BONNIE HUNTER scrappy back!

April 2015 193

 

Grand Illusion Part 5 Progress

Posted By on December 28, 2014

It won’t be long now until the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt is a quilt top ready to be quilted.  The anticipation is building…..we should have one or two more clues and VOILA – the pattern will be revealed.

 

Here the photos of my two part 5 blocks.  This was an easy peasy clue – didn’t take long at all!  There were only  116 pieces (232 since I am making two of the mystery quilts!)  This makes a grand total of 4,996 pieces so far for each quilt  (9,992 for me!)  The time has really just flown by.

 

Christmas Grand Illusion Part 5 sao in Midlothian, VA

Christmas Grand Illusion Part 5 sao in Midlothian, VA

 

Grand Illusion Part 5 sao in Midlothian, VA

Grand Illusion Part 5 sao in Midlothian, VA

 

Thank you Bonnie Hunter – Quiltville.com for the generous sharing of this pattern!  I love the story behind your inspiration for this mystery quilt too!

 

To see what others are doing check out the Monday LINKY LINK……       http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2014/12/mystery-monday-link-up-part-5.html

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Grand Illusion Part 4 Progress

Posted By on December 22, 2014

It is Monday LINKY LINK time – all participants in Bonnie’s Quiltville Mystery 2014 who have a blog can add a photo of their progress and here is my report (below is the link if you want to go see what others are doing!)  This is exciting to see what other quilters are doing and to see what colors that they have chosen for their Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt!

So far I am keeping up my yearly tradition of making two of Bonnie’s mystery quilts each year and this year I am counting the pieces as I go.  Fun with math? 

Part 1      760        (x2 = 1520)

Part 2     2760 (counting bonus triangles)       (x2 = 5520)

Part 3      960       (x2 = 1920)

Part 4      400 NEW pieces      (x2 = 800)

Grand total so far      4880      (x2 = 9720)

http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2014/12/mystery-monday-link-up-part-4.html

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First, here are my photos for my Christmas Grand Illusion Part 4

Christmas Grand Illusion Part 4 sao in Midlothian, VA

Christmas Grand Illusion Part 4 sao in Midlothian, VA

And here are photos of the first 3 parts……

My colors so far are Red, light brown, black, and red.

Christmas Grand Illusion Part 1  My colors so far are Red, light brown, black, and red.

Christmas Grand Illusion - Part 2 sao in Midlothian, VA

Christmas Grand Illusion – Part 2 sao in Midlothian, VA

Christmas Grand Illusion - Clue 3 sao in Midlothian VA

Christmas Grand Illusion Part  3 sao in Midlothian VA

Grand Illusion Part 4 sao in Midlothian, VA

Grand Illusion Part 4 sao in Midlothian, VA

Above is Part 4 for my Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt (I making two – this GRAND ILLUSION and the CHRISTMAS GRAND ILLUSION shown above!)

I thought that it would be fun to show the photos of all of the other parts for this one too….it will be a quilt top soon!

My colors so far are gold, light rose, dusty blue and navy blue!

Grand Illusion Part 1 – My colors so far are gold, light rose, dusty blue and navy blue!

Sao in Midlothian, VA

Grand Illusion Part 2 sao in Midlothian, VA

Grand Illusion Clue 3 sao in Midlothian, VA

Grand Illusion Part 3 sao in Midlothian, VA

Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt – Clue 3 Progress

Posted By on December 15, 2014

How time flies – it is that time again – to post progress on this wonderful Bonnie Hunter Quiltville Winter Mystery Quilt.

This week we are working on Clue 3 and here is my photo  to represent the block for Part 3 for  the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt.

Grand Illusion Clue 3 sao in Midlothian, VA

Grand Illusion Clue 3 sao in Midlothian, VA

 

And TA DA – here is my photo to represent the block for Part 3  for my Christmas Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt.

Christmas Grand Illusion - Clue 3 sao in Midlothian VA

Christmas Grand Illusion – Clue 3 sao in Midlothian VA

 

ONE of the things that I love about Bonnie Hunter’s designs are the MULTITUDE of small pieces.  I also like the fact that it takes WEEKS to make the quilt – no quilt in a weekend for me – I want SCRAPPY and COMPLEX.  LOL  I thought it would be fun to COUNT the number of pieces in this quilt as I go.  SO HERE GOES

 

Clue 1 – 760 pieces

Clue 2 – 2760 pieces (counting the bonus triangles)

Clue 3 – 960 pieces

SO THAT MAKES 4,480 pieces of fabric so far!

Since I am making TWO mystery quilts, that makes 8,960 pieces so far….WOW – that makes me happy!

To see what everyone else’s Part 3 looks like check it out ….

http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2014/12/mystery-monday-link-up-part-3.html

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Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt – Clue 2 Progress

Posted By on December 7, 2014

It is that time again – for all of us to share our progress on Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville Winter Mystery  2014 – Grand Illusion!  

Here is my progress on Grand Illusion Clue 2 – 100 double chevrons made from 200 rose squares, 200 navy squares, and 200 neutral rectangles!  These were fun to make!

Sao in Midlothian, VA

Grand Illusion – Part 2 – sao in Midlothian, VA

And my second one is coming along too – Christmas Grand Illusion – Clue 2 is shown here!  These were made from  200 red squares, 200 black squares and 200 neutral rectangles – that is a lot of cutting….. :)

Christmas Grand Illusion - Part 2 sao in Midlothian, VA

Christmas Grand Illusion – Part 2 – sao in Midlothian, VA

 

I am having lots of fun and am enjoying seeing all of the colors that everyone else is using to make the quilt!!

To see what everyone else is doing check it out!

http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2014/12/mystery-monday-link-up-part-2.html

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