Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sewing Time

Eva Marie came to visit last weekend.  Together we spent Friday evening, nearly all day Saturday and Sunday working on Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt.  I had hubby take a few pictures of our set-up in my overly crowded sewing room.
View #1

View #2

Messy, messy room.  But functional.  One day maybe I'll get things cleaned up.  I was able to complete all the steps to the GI Mystery.  And I am planning to change my block up a bit...

I'm making pinwheels from the bonus triangles from step two, double diamonds.  These will replace the 3 1/2" turquoise blocks.  I saw this on the Quiltville Open Studio Facebook page.  Someone also posted their quilt with the sashing added so I tried a block to see how I liked it.  What do you think?

Eva Marie has a whole row put together.  
She's moving right along.

So now it's time to get the move on the Magnolia Challenge.  I've got it pin basted and ready to quilt.
Not the best picture..  The flowers will be added when the quilting is finished.

More next time.  Until then,
Happy Quilting!


  1. The magnolia is looking good! You already know I like what you are doing with the Grand Illusion mystery quilt.

  2. I see ribbons on the wall. Congratulations!

  3. Love your sewing lets everyone know you are being very creative!

  4. I like the Pinwheels made from the Bonus HST's. Glad you had a buddy to sew with.

  5. I love the pinwheel and sashing variation, looking good!

  6. Love that you both got to work together all weekend on the grand illusion. Mine is coming along slowly, as usual.

  7. Hey, I like that turquoise sashing in there - and totally love the pinwheels. :)