Friday, January 23, 2015

Guild BOM blocks

Here are the  last two BOM blocks for the Guild.  Now I still have to do them for me. I think I have an idea on how to set them together, but first I need to go back to Quiltville's Mystery.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Not a whole Lot

This week I had a block  row in the middle of the MQ turned the wrong way in two places, so I had to correct those. Still have to put on the borders. I think when I saw how the quilt was to be, I slowed down.  Not knowing made me do the clues faster.  I will post a picture when I get it finished.  And I have seen this basket many times, so I decided to make it.  I really did not get much done this week.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

First Row

Here's my first row of Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt "Grand Illusion" I'm liking it.  Thanks again Bonnie.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

My BOM's

Just finished my blocks of the Month for December. All of mine are in different blues.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Grand Illusion Start

Bonnie Hunter revealed the "Grand Illusion" mystery today.  Here is my start of putting it all together.  Thanks Bonnie for sharing this with us.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy 2015 New Year

Happy New Year.  With the New Year starting tomorrow several thoughts come in my mind.  My love for family is always strong along with faith in God.  Those will never change.  In 2014 I only rented the longarm At Beth's Quilt Shop three times.  I still have a lot of quilt tops to do, so during 2015 I plan to get more than three tops quilted.  I would like to set a goal of quilting five quilt tops.  In 2014 my goal was to use more scraps.  Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville is my inspiration for that.  My plan for 2015 is to still work on my scraps as Bonnie's ideas are wonderful.  In 2014 I used my embroidery machine very little.  In 2015 I want to incorporate more embroidery designs into my quilts. In 2014 I did not really do any new techniques in quilting, so in 2015 I would like to learn some new ones. One  more added thought, working with scraps does not mean I will stop shopping for fabric as I know that will never happen, however I want to shop for colors that are out of my normal color range. So that is about it for thoughts of 2015.  Not real goals, but thoughts of  happy thoughts and ideas.  Happy New Year y'all.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

December Block

I got  the second block of the month for December's Guild Block done and so I am now done sewing for tonight. 

In Between

Here is a picture of my in between quilting project and one of my December Guild block of the month.  I have one more block to do.   We had 2 to do for the month of December.

Sunday, December 28, 2014


Happy dance, happy dance, whoop, whoop.  I have completed steps 1 through 5 of Bonnie Hunter'a mystery quilt "Grand Illusion" tonight.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Grand Illusion Step 5

I have finished step 5 tonight of the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt.  However, step 1 needs 12 more blocks and step 4 needs 19.  Oh well, I will get there sooner or later.  LOL.  Still enjoying this mystery journey with Bonnie Hunter.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Gracie's Doll Quilt

I took a break from the mystery quilt this afternoon to make my 16 month old Granddaughter Gracie a doll quilt as one of her Christmas presents.  It is a cheater's cloth, but I thought she might have fun with it.
Now it's back to the mystery quilt "Grand Illusion"       

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Busy with the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt

Sew, sew and sew some more on the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt.  I finally finished step 2 tonight and made a sample of step 4.  As I mentioned before I have step 3 complete.  I need to go back to step 1 to finish it.  I do have 88 blocks done of that step, so I am close to the end of it.  It's been a fun journey and I am excited to see the end result.  Will sew again tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mystery Quilt Grand Illusion

I have just finished Step 3 of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt Grand Illusion.  Needless to say I am doing the Happy Dance.  Now I can go back to Steps 1 and 2 to work on those blocks some more.     
In between I have been working on a knitting project.  Never a dull moment.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Step 3 of MQ Grand Illusion

Well I am  a little further along on the MQ Grand Illusion by Bonnie Hunter.  I now have 88 blocks of Step 1, 38 blocks of Step 2 and 10 blocks of Step 3.  I work a little on each Step and even though I haven't finished a Step I am having fun.  Now I am really not doing scrappy ( I didn't have enough of the colors needed), I have done a little scrappy with Step 3.  Hope it works out OK.