Saturday, January 10, 2015

"Grand Illusion"'s a wrap!

     Just a quick update on my Grand Illusion Mystery quilt.

     I totally enjoyed (once again) the process of this mystery quilt, and look forward to next year's already :)     I surprise myself by saying this because in the past I was very leery of doing a mystery because I always worry that I will have picked the wrong fabric colors etc....  This was my 3rd Bonnie Hunter mystery and 4th mystery in all.  I did another one with 2 friends a few years back and LOVED that process as well.

Everything went together soooo smoothly....until I got to the last border.  I spent way too much time pinning etc for this trouble!  It got to be close to 11pm and I was getting mad and annoyed that I had such an easy time until then.....and was thinking I was making mistakes because I was getting tired so I walked away and came back, laid it on my floor, pinned, and all came together.  I hate when that happens, but in the end it all turned out perfect.

I had 3 yards of this 108 inch wide text print fabric in my stash that I think is perfect for the back.  I pressed it up, trimmed it to size and again, voile!  I have a back.  

This print is kind of cool I think because it really isn't animals or locations, it's a mish mosh of everything!   It will be winging it's way to NY to my awesome quilter Sarah this morning......
I can't wait to see how it looks quilted!    I'm thinking a black on black for the binding.....but I have a week or so to think on that.

If you'd like to see some of the other quilts, you can link up here

It's 12 degrees here in NJ as I type this.  I hope everyone is staying warm if it's cold where you are, and if not, I hope you're enjoying the nice warm weather!



Tammy said...

Peg, I absolutely love your version. You fabric color choices really work well! Congrats on your finish!

The Other Barb said...

Great job!

Robin said...

love it!! you did great girlie :)

Vireya said...

Lovely! Cute backing fabric, too.

Stephanie said...

Pretty and very striking color combination. I LOVE the backing.

Rose Braun said...

Hi Peggy,
Wow!! Love this quilt.Great Job! I am doing this mystery quilt too. My quilt is still in the cutting and pinning and little block stage. I am so impressed with you. By the way, I am Carolyn's Mom. love your blog.
She has given me the quilt bug. I'm hooked.