Monday, May 29, 2017

Finished Quilt!


Pinned to the design wall today is a finished quilt! This is my version of Bonnie Hunter's pattern called Grand Illusion. It was her annual mystery quilt that started in November 2014. 

The quilting was quick and easy - just a horizontal and vertical grid with the walking foot.
This quilt taught me that I really am a scrappy quilter. I purchased new yardage for this quilt and struggled with it the whole time. I learned that I don't want to sew with new yardage because it just doesn't make my heart sing. Why use one green fabric when 10 or 20 greens will make me happier?!? 
Thank you to Bonnie for another wonderful mystery quilt experience! 
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23 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I agree, the more fabrics the better. But, I am not opposed to more new fabrics. :D

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  2. Congrats on the finish. Even if it doesn't make your heart sing, you did learn something from making the quilt. That counts for a lot.

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  3. Lovely finish on this one!! I also like 15 greens instead of all the same one (ya think? hahaha). Raining cats and dogs here; quiet day "chez nous"...will be doing some slow stitching on a Monday...hugs, Julierose

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  4. I've come to the same conclusion about myself - the scrappier, the better. It's a nice finish.

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  5. I was in a quilt shop in Virgil recently and overheard the gal who owns it saying that if you don't love the fabric you're sewing with give it to someone who will. Only sew with what makes you happy. Scraps make me happy!

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  6. Love your finish. Scrappy certainly makes me happy. I just love the different shades of a colour that can go into a scrappy quilt so why by new yardage when you can have scrappy.

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  7. That turned out great! I like scrap quilts best also.

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  8. I do like your thought about using 10 or 20 greens instead of just 1, much more interesting.

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  9. I Agree! I often select/buy new fabrics & when I get them ready to cut, something makes me set them aside & use unplanned scraps. I LOVE THEM.

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  10. Hi Kathy,
    Love the finished quilt! I can see why you chose the scrappy path, and I sure agree that it was the right one. ~smile~
    Roseanne

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  11. Definitely scrappy is best, though I don't mind "having" to mix in a couple new fabrics! And, I really enjoyed your last two posts about the MCC Quilt Auction, what an amazing time seeing all those quilts sold under one roof, for a wonderful cause.

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  12. Yea, It's Finished! Now you can work on a quilt that you love more. A new month is coming to choose. I made a smaller version of my Grand Illusion. I have more blocks ot do something with. I am playing "Squirrel". Too many other projects push it off the list.

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  13. Turned out well, Kathy. You made it your own, and you learned a valuable lesson. : )
    I like the way you resolved the corners.

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  14. Congrats on the finish. As long as we learn something with each new quilt it is a good experience. I too find I enjoy working with lots of scraps rather than single yardage like I did when I started sewing. Good thing... since I have a wall of fabric and lots of bins of scraps!

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  15. Your quilt is still beautiful. I tried to do Grand Illusion with a particular line of fabric as well, and had the same epiphany! Now all my fabric is sorted by colour only - no more boring quilts for me.

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  16. Quilt is lovely but I am in your scrappy arena.

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  17. Love the quilt but I'm with you. I am enjoying making all my projects with what I have at hand...
    Most things turn out very scrappy

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  18. Congrats on a wonderful finished quilt! Love it!

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  19. A lovely quilt Kathy. I agree totally about lots of scraps. I'm making a sampler for my mum and using yardage bores me. But she wants pink and white, so thats good enough for me. I enjoy your posts, I read every one. Kathx

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  20. Very nice quilt! I am not that good on scrappy but learning. Always seems to look good after it is complete, but not going together on the design wall! Congrats on a beautiful quilt!

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  21. You sound so much like me. I love using lots of different fabrics instead of one or two. It makes me so much happier! Great finish though!

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  22. what a great finish! it looks great.... some days I want to use yardage, some days I want to do scrappy...

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