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Grand Illusion - Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt 2014

Old 01-07-2015, 07:12 AM
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Krista- I love your quilt so far!! I'm doing the centers as a solid (most likely pink) and possibly using green cornerstones. Well- that is what I plan for.

I am in home decorating mode and haven't done any sewing on the MQ in a while. I need to make a whole lotta extra week 2 and week one blocks. My energy seems to be gone. This weekend we have visitors for the day.

I was planning on painting my childrens bathroom. I bought a gallon of the exact color yellow from the mystery quilt paint swatch- grand hotel awning. Right now it's a bright yellow/ gold (I love yellow). The exterior of our house is even yellow. Their bathroom needed to be re painted bad the last couple of years. So that is what I plan on doing between the visit.... Fingers crossed. I need my quilting therapy too so I hope I can at least cut some fabric for the blocks I need.
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:56 AM
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Krista, that is very pretty. Your colors are so good and using the blue instead of the aqua really makes the pattern stand out. Great job.

I am really stuck on the border. I'm doing the 1/4 size and the border as planned by Bonnie is just too big (IMHO) for that size. I've tried taking the border apart and using half but it just doesn't work. Guess I'll just use plain borders but that doesn't work with my fabrics either. I'm waiting for some other 1/4 sizes to be posted for further ideas.

SusanSusan, Happy painting. My walls need painting too. I don't want to spring for paying for it but can't find the gumption to start.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:01 AM
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Really? It's only a 6" border I think, and your quilt must be about 50x50. I saw a single block done up with the border and thought it looked great, so I can't imagine it being too big for any size quilt
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:16 AM
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Hmmmm. Thanks Krista, I'll take another look at it.
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:19 PM
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Your layout looks great, Krista. It will be beautiful sewed up.

Don't know if anyone remembers but back at clue 1 had misread the instructions (or not read far enough!) and mistakenly put matching pairs of blues and pinks in my blocks. The concensus was to wait til the reveal and see if it mattered. Well, it matters. I don't like it at all. So before I can put the big blocks together I need to go take out all these center seams and switch the left and right halves around so none of my broken dishes has matching pieces in it. Five steps forward and one step back... but I know it will be worth it.
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:50 PM
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I haven't taken any pictures yet, but I did finish putting together my GI. I love it. My DH says he doesn't know if he will be able to sleep under it as it is too busy for him! The longer I worked on it the more I liked it. Can't wait to get the backing and quilt it.
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Old 01-07-2015, 03:48 PM
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Krista, your blocks are fabulous! I think, that after a while, you won't have any reservations with the aqua.

Your blocks really bring out the movement of the pattern and I can really see the secondary pattern easily.

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Sophie2, I hope you can take some pictures soon!

sewbizgirl, I'm sorry you have to take out the stitches, but you are so right -- it will be worth it if it makes you happy.
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Got all those little seams apart last night and I've pressed and resewn about half of the blocks. I'll finish up today. Can't wait to start building my quilt!
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:10 AM
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Krista your top looks great!

I finally finished my GI. I made one throw using bonnie's pattern but no outer border. The second one I wanted to look different so I added some sashing and cornerstones. I am really happy with both types and can't wait to quilt them to put in my camper this summer.
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