I’m following along with the Grand Illusion mystery quilt at Bonnie Hunter’s blog, Quiltville’s Quips and Snips. I enjoy Bonnie’s banter on her periodic quilt-cam nights (like a virtual sewing bee), and I love her eye for beauty in vintage scraps of fabrics.
Two years ago, I made the Easy Street quilt using 30’s reproduction fabrics, and this year I decided to raid my Christmas fabric bin (and I may have just bought some backing fabric in the cyber Monday sales) and am using a palette of dark green, light green, red, light blue, navy, and low volumes (neutrals). It took me about 2 hours on Friday night to cut out the pieces for step 1, and I’m currently about 2/3 done piecing the half-square triangles and two-patches (which will become 4-patches). I’m aiming for a throw size, about 60″ square.
I love picking out my own fabric combinations, and I am curious to see if these work with the pattern (since it is a mystery, after all). I did keep the values similar to those in Bonnie’s palette–pink became red, and the light colours stayed as light colours, while the dark colours stayed dark–which I think will help it work out.
I know I won’t get much done over the Christmas week, but hopefully I can keep up until then, plus of course there are all the other projects on my plate (*dramatic sigh*).
Here is my project box–it’s surprising how much will fit!
Linking up to Quiltville for December 1 and to Sew Cute Tuesday with Blossom Heart Quilts.