Monday, December 29, 2014

Grand Illusion: Clue 5

Clue 5 is here!  Hooray!  And true to Bonnie's word, this one was super easy.  I started working on it at 8:00 am, and finished by 9:30 am.  No, I wasn't racing to get it finished, it just was truly this easy.

You can download the clue from the Quiltville blog until sometime in March 2014 (yes, this is new!), at which point it will be retired so it can be published as a pattern you can purchase.  If you're even thinking of working on this quilt, download the clues and save them... or else you'll have to wait until you can purchase a copy later.

Grand Illusion Mystery

Every Monday after a clue is posted, Bonnie has a Mystery Link-Up where participants can share photos of their progress, like I've done in this blog.  Be sure to check it out and see all the wonderful variations in color and fabric!

Mystery Monday Link-Up, Part 5

We had to make some easy four-patch units for this clue.  Most of them are aqua (blue) and yellow, while a few are a combination of yellow/black/pink (purple).  I've switched my colors up a bit from Bonnie's, with my color choices indicated in parenthesis.

I'm down to only four of my blue prints, and one of them was mostly used up in this clue.  So, to try to get more variety I kept my strip sets short, using the measurement Bonnie suggested.  Here are my strip sets, sewn and ready to be paired:

I was able to get six unique pairing combinations from these strip sets, so I have a bit of variety in my finished four-patch units.

I didn't have extra black, purple, and yellow pieces left over from previous clues, so I had to cut a few of those.  I only cut from two different blacks and two different purples, but that's OK. I don't mind if they aren't as scrappy as the rest of the quilt.  It's my quilt after all, I can choose to do that if I want LOL.

Here are all my finished units for Clue 5:

Here's hoping you all had a wonderful Christmas Day yesterday, and if you celebrate it, that you have a fun Boxing Day today.  May your heart be full of happiness, and may your soul smile... much like my kids were smiling yesterday.  (Yes, I had to sneak in a picture of my girls LOL.)

And may you have wonderful companionship during these holidays.  Our cat Nuggs says "meow", which is kitty for "hello".  :)


  1. Clue #5 looks great. I often remind people that there are no quilt police. LOL

  2. I love your blue and yellow combination!

  3. Coming along!! And your girls are certainly growing up.