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.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday Link Up

I have not completed either Step 1 or Step 2 of the MQ Grand Illusion.  So I still have a long way to go, but I will get 'er done.
This is my backing.  It was a donation fabric and I was lucky to be the recipient.  It has most of the MQ colors in it.  Life doesn't get better than that (LOL).


Friday, December 5, 2014

Grand Illusion Part 2

Part 2 of Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion MQ came out this morning.  I have done my first block and published the picture on facebook, when I realized my white diamonds were not lined up.  So I am just going to have try harder as far as that goes.  Posting it here also.
Going to my Saturday sewing group tomorrow and hopefully I will get further on this MQ.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Grand Illusion MQ

I did not get too far with my Grand Illusion Mystery quilt blocks as I only have 23 done.  I can work on them before the next clue comes out.  I am enjoying all of the posts and pictures of others and they are all so pretty.  It's a  fun group to be doing the MQ with.