Sunday, November 30, 2014

Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt

It's that time of year again to resurrect my blog.  I do this every year so I can join in the fun of showing my progress with Bonnie Hunter's winter Mystery Quilt.

This years quilt is called "Grand Illusion" with colors taken from the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Part 1 was posted early on black Friday and throughout the day I kept cutting and making blocks. A couple of times I found myself having to take apart a block that somehow had gotten twisted and did not have the turquoise in the center of the broken dish.  But with the help of an afternoon nap I was able to finally finish all the parts before calling it a night.

Check out others progress at the Quiltville - GI link up

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Celtic Solstice - Reveal

Big Surprise - on New Year's Eve as the ball was dropping in NYC - Bonnie posted the reveal for Celtic Solstice.  It was late, but before bed I had to get my parts out and play.  I put together 2 blocks, 1 "A" and 1"B".

It wasn't till the next day that I realized the chevrons in block A were twisted.  But that was okay - I had more block parts than I needed.  With the reveal I figured I would need 41 block "A" and 40 block "B" with Bonnie's planned borders to make a Queen size quilt.  So the twisted ones could be part of a second smaller donation quilt.

As the blocks were made and pressed they were put on the design wall...

Between shoveling snow and working on other quilts I was able to get more blocks pieced, but not pressed.

If you didn't catch Bonnie's "Show & Share" post for Friday check it out - Robin from Louisiana has completed her top.