Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Mid Week Mystery Progress

I am making good progress on the Grand Illusion mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter. We are on step #2 and I am making half of the units for this quilt since I don't need another huge quilt right now, and I have some Christmas gifts to make in the next couple of weeks.

Here is how my work table looked last Friday with all the blocks from step #1 sewn, and the blocks from step #2 cut out. I used the old fashioned way of adding the triangles to the end of the rectangles (which was Bonnie's method #3 in the pattern). 


The worst part of this step was marking 400 lines on triangles.  
(I drew the second line on every square so I could get the bonus HST's to play with)
But you know Bonnie's motto - NO whining! So, I won't! I marked the lines while watching endless Christmas movies on the Women's TV Network and it was actually fun.

I have a few double diamond blocks finished. Here are the first 16 arranged in a fun layout. I plan to be finished all the blocks by Friday's reveal of step #3.
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20 comments:

  1. Your double diamond blocks look like Neapolitan ice cream!

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  2. You are doing a great job at keeping up. Your sample layout looks great - maybe a new quilt design in the works?

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  3. You have some great units here! Wonderful colours!

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  4. Ice cream and a new quilt layout! You are doing great keeping up with the clues. I am really liking how your fabrics are playing in the mystery.

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  5. Great fabrics! I can't wait to see how yours comes out!

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  6. I am right there behind you...started on clue 2 and doing bonue triangles too! Hoping to be done by Friday!?!?!

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  7. You are doing a lovely job on the mystery.

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  8. Your pieces look more like candy than mine. I need to find a Brach's candy aisle. I'm doing #3 method too. Best of luck getting done by Clue #3. I'll be stitching still.

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  9. Check out stitchingcircle.com for another method for step 2

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  10. You are making really good progress!

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  11. I am wanting to play along and have printed off the patterns. I hope to get started and have something to show by Monday's linky.
    I love the way you have arranged yours.

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  12. You are moving right along! Love your the fabrics you are using for this mystery.

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  13. Your fabrics are working out well so far! Congrats on all that marking and sewing piling up :)

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  14. this is coming along quickly, there seems to be hundreds of people making this quilt

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  15. Pretty, Pretty!.....My Mother was from Canada..lots of Canadien Gals doing this Mystery! how fun..

    Debra in Ma.

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  16. Keeping up with Bonnie's mystery quilt this time of year is a real challenge! Looking good!

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