Monday, January 5, 2015

Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt is a Top!

Bonnie put up the reveal for New Year's, and it was perfect timing for me! I had caught up on my clues, and I has the weekend pretty free, which hardly ever happens. I started sewing things together, using the sashing as leaders/enders while making the blocks, then the borders as leaders/enders while assembling the middle. It worked up pretty quickly (relatively speaking, I did spend long hours sewing).

 
I really like the top, and thankfully, DD#1 liked the photo I sent her of it. She chose the colors and placement, and she gets the quilt when I get to quilting it. Her birthday is in May, so that's what I'll shoot for.
 
It's funny, when I got caught up on the clues, I dug out my Pineapple Blossom project box to work on some of those blocks. I cut out enough pieces for three Pineapple Blossom quilts two years ago, and so far I only have a few blocks to show for it. I started working on those blocks, and am making some progress on the first of those quilts. I am sewing the logs on with my Singer 201, and I'm using a traditional pineapple quilt as my leaders and enders on that machine.
 
To sew the diagonal corners, I am using my Singer 99, and I'm using string blocks as my leaders/enders on that machine.
 
 
 
Here is the first block of my traditional pineapple quilt. It's all cool colored batiks with scrappy blacks. DD#2 will be getting this quilt when it's finished.
 
I will piece as I have time and inclination to, but my great-niece is due in February, and I'm hoping to get her quilt pin-basted and start the quilting on it this week. Of course, I have to make a T-shirt dress for Miss S this week too. I bought the twins matching Scooby Doo t-shirts for the birthday party, but Miss S always wants a dress, so I'm making her shirt into a dress with some Scooby Doo fabric I already had. Their birthday is the 12th, but the party is on the 11th, and I have several things to do before that. Lots of little ones in my life, and lots to do!
 
To see how everyone else is doing on the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt, click here.
 


10 comments:

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Love the colors she chose for the Grand Illusion. Looks great.

Margaret said...

love your Gand Illusion, well done!

Elliott Queen said...

I like your color choices; they make the eye keep moving across the quilt. I think I see a star and then my eyes move to a different star. Very nice. Your daughter #1 will really enjoy it! Beautiful!

Judy Tucker said...

Your color way is fabulous in this design. Beautiful quilt!!

Karabeta said...

Wow, the top looks beautiful!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Love your finish, such great colors and the turquoise pops...good job.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Your colors look great!

Andee said...

I am laughing at the worked up quickly! I spent all weekend when I wasn't working getting this baby together and have three borders left to go! Yours is gorgeous, really turned out great!

TLC said...

She's a beauty!

Vireya said...

The mystery looks wonderful in those colours!