Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Grand Illusion Mystery Status

Clue #2 is almost done.  All of the units are made but I have about 30 more blocks to sew together for the double diamonds.  I decided to do Bonnie's option #3 to make bonus triangles.  I will have quite a collection of them once I'm done with this quilt project.
Clue #3....I only did a few.  Enough to see what my block would look like.  I spent the last few days putting my Christmas stuff away.  I had planned on getting back to my sewing room by tomorrow but my two daughters want to go to Disneyland.  They're making the most of their annual passes and with that cutie-patootie grandbaby, I have to go too.  :o)  They have a friend that can get me in since I don't have a pass so off we go.  I guess sewing will wait.  

So many people on Bonnie's facebook group are sharing their finished quilts.  There are some real beauties!!  I feel like the tone on tone fabrics are really looking good with this pattern.  My busy fabrics are growing on me.  This is my partial quilt block.  No corner units or center block.  I'm not sure, with how busy it is already, if I want to use a 4 patch block in the center so...

I tried a scrap of red...

And the way Bonnie's pattern says, using a 4 patch and turquoise corners.  This seemed too much and someone suggested trying on fabric in the corners to add a constant.  I think I will give it a try when I have more blocks done.

I've got a way to go on this but this is where I am for now.  The pattern is growing on me.