Posted By drsao 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
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
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 ….
Posted By drsao 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!
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
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!
Posted By drsao on November 30, 2014
It is time for LINKY LINK to share progress on Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville 2014 Winter Mystery – Grand Illusion! I am making TWO mystery quilts (a tradition so that I can give one away and keep one!) I am using the EASY ANGLE method for half square triangles.
Here is my progress on Grand Illusion – Clue 1
My colors so far are gold, light rose, dusty blue and navy blue.
I have named my second one Christmas Grand Illusion! Here is my progress on Christmas Grand Illusion – Clue 1
My colors so far are gold, red, light brown, black, and red.
Bonnie Hunter will be releasing a new clue each Friday – and we just got started – so it isn’t too late to join in! Go look at www.quiltville.com. It is really lots of fun and you can follow on the progress of others from all over the world on FACEBOOK at Quiltville’s Open Studio and Quiltville. You can also look on INSTAGRAM #grandillusionmystery!
To see what others are doing on the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt for CLUE 1 click on this link!
Posted By drsao on October 13, 2014
It is that time again – Bonnie K. Hunter’s Quiltville Winter 2014 Mystery will begin soon and Bonnie has posted the fabric requirements for The Grand Illusion! The excitement is mounting as quilters ALL OVER THE COUNTRY pull fabric and get ready for the fun to begin!
Check out the details here! The first sewing clues will be released in November so there is still time to join the fun! Bonnie’s designs are always beautiful and I can’t wait for this one to begin.
I have pulled fabric for TWO of the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilts
First we have Bonnie’s colors….then my Grand Illusion Fabrics followed by my Christmas Grand Illusion Fabrics!
Bonnie Hunter’s Grand Illusion Colors
Fabric for Sao’s Grand Illusion
Fabric for Sao’s Christmas Grand Illusion
Posted By drsao on January 1, 2014
Exactly one month ago I proudly posted STEP 1 of the Bonnie K. Hunter Quiltville Winter Mystery – Celtic Soltice. Since then I have made two trips to the midwest to be with family, shopped, wrapped, and celebrated both Christmas and New Years – and completed Steps 2, 3, 4, 5, and a few of the TWO BLOCKS in the final reveal. GASP….time to breathe!
So here we go.
STEP TWO – The Chevrons
Half Square Triangles and Pinwheel Blocks
STEP 4 – The Four Patches (This photo is SO AWFUL….the colors are red and brown – but who would know from this!)
STEP FIVE – The Split Triangle Blocks
(I used hair clips to group them into stacks of 10)
Now for the REVEAL – well part of it anyway.
Here are the two blocks……Bonnie shared them with us as a NEW YEARS SURPRISE!!! It is going to be a beautiful quilt!