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One last 2014 Finish, a 2015 Finish and the Grand Illusion Mystery

As you know from my previous posts, I've been working on the Grand Illusion Mystery - Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame.  I didn't finish my top but I did get four blocks put together so I could see what it would look like.
So far the only think I have changed was using solid red squares instead the 4 patches and using black cornerstones in the sashing verses the aqua.  I will finish this sometime soon.  I have had several quilts pinned and ready to quilt that need to be finished first.

Here's the first one I finished - or last one in 2014.  It's leftover HST from another quilt that only the top is done, but the guild put a call out for charity quilts in Janaury so wanted to bring this one in.

Then while retreating with some friends over new year, I was able to focus on my machine quilting and got my Fall Block of the Month quilted.  All I have to do is hand sew down the binding (it's glued at the moment).  This picture does not do it justice.  And the picture is posting on it's side - don't know how to fix that.
Still have to work on my year-in-review.  But that will take while.  I'll get back to you on that as soon as I can.  And update my resolution list too.

Thanks for looking.


  1. The weekend was great. Thanks for helping me sew in the new year! and you finished two quilts!! Great way to end 2014 and start 2015.

  2. I believe you have outdone yourself. I love, love, love your mystery blocks. Definitely my colors.

    Your charity quilt is so sweet. It's interesting how we sometimes finish the quilt made with leftovers before we finish the original one.

    The autumn quilt--Awesome!

  3. I've seen a few of these with a solid center piece, and I really like it. I've not decided yet what to do.

  4. I love your version of the Grand Illusion. Great job. Love the little hst quilt too.
    When my pictures are sideways on my blog I have to go back to the file where they are saved and flip the original picture. Then I can download it right side up. Hope it works for you too.

  5. Busy, busy, Barbara! Great start to 2015. LOVE the quilts, and am telepathically telling you BOTV, BOTV, BOTV! :) Happy New Year!

  6. The red centres are quite striking, and somehow make the greens more striking, too.

    Love your other projects, too!


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