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Grand Illusion - Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt 2014

Old 01-12-2015, 12:15 PM
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New dilemma. Finished piecing a 3 x 4 block top, sorry my camera is broken so I cannot post a picture.

Thought I would piece together blocks with the remainder and was able with some additional chevrons to make 12 more blocks. I thought I would just have enough for a 2 x 3 block top that I would give to charity. Now what to do?????
Do a 3x4 layout if you got 12 blocks. Should make a happy baby quilt.
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Old 01-12-2015, 02:08 PM
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Love all the pictures everyone has posted. I have followed along and also made " Grand Illusion" when it was revealed it was not quite what I envisioned. Attempted to add different sashing and did not care for that either so ripped that out. In the end decided to put it together as designed. I used the same color family as Bonnie except I switched out the black and used brown. Mine is quite scrappy not sure when it will be quilted or who the end recipient will be.
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:29 PM
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frustrated, your scrappiness makes it fun, and your bright pinks make it sparkle! I like the lighter cornerstones. I am currently considering what to use for mine. I've noticed that the value of the cornerstones really changes the look of the quilt.
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Thank you joe's mom. I used 2 fat quarters for the corner stones wish I had a darker aqua but that is okay. My friend thinks I should go ahead with another thin border so I will audition I think green .
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I just made a connection that I wonder if some of you have made as well. I'm up late - as usual lol- doing laundry and clicking through the cable channels. I came across an old favorite movie on HBO - Somewhere In Time with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. Imagine my surprise when he drives up to the old hotel and it is one and the same "Grand Hotel" from Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt? This might seem insignificant but I just love these "it's a small world" situations. It makes me want to stay up all night watching this old movie waiting for glimpses of this great, old hotel.
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:04 AM
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Beautiful!!!
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Old 01-13-2015, 03:53 AM
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Originally Posted by craftyone27 View Post
I just made a connection that I wonder if some of you have made as well. I'm up late - as usual lol- doing laundry and clicking through the cable channels. I came across an old favorite movie on HBO - Somewhere In Time with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. Imagine my surprise when he drives up to the old hotel and it is one and the same "Grand Hotel" from Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt? This might seem insignificant but I just love these "it's a small world" situations. It makes me want to stay up all night watching this old movie waiting for glimpses of this great, old hotel.
Every year on the Island there is some type of gathering of fans of that movie. I guess you could say it has a cult following. I was on vacation on the island during the filming!
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by craftyone27 View Post
I just made a connection that I wonder if some of you have made as well. I'm up late - as usual lol- doing laundry and clicking through the cable channels. I came across an old favorite movie on HBO - Somewhere In Time with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. Imagine my surprise when he drives up to the old hotel and it is one and the same "Grand Hotel" from Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt? This might seem insignificant but I just love these "it's a small world" situations. It makes me want to stay up all night watching this old movie waiting for glimpses of this great, old hotel.
I just set it up to record. It's going to be on again Jan 23 on HBO.
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Thanks PamH... I'll look for it too and watch for the Grand Hotel.

I love everyone's photos and versions of the GI quilt. So many pretty interpretations! Keep em coming...

Last night I finished piecing all my center blocks (sans sashings) and find I need to make two more for my 4 x 5 layout. Won't know how many more sashing pieces I need until I get the blocks I have put together. My son is getting married in May and I'm thinking this may be their wedding present.
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Originally Posted by craftyone27 View Post
I just made a connection that I wonder if some of you have made as well. I'm up late - as usual lol- doing laundry and clicking through the cable channels. I came across an old favorite movie on HBO - Somewhere In Time with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. Imagine my surprise when he drives up to the old hotel and it is one and the same "Grand Hotel" from Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt? This might seem insignificant but I just love these "it's a small world" situations. It makes me want to stay up all night watching this old movie waiting for glimpses of this great, old hotel.
I was looking up the hotel on Wikipedia the other day, and one thing they mentioned was that the filming of that scene was one of the few exceptions that have ever been made to the "no vehicles" rule on the island.
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