Sunday, November 30, 2014

Grand Illusion: Clue 1

This past Friday, we got to kick off the Grand Illusion Mystery with Clue #1.  Yippee!  There was much excitement in the air as quilters across the globe hurried to download the clue and get started.

You can download the clue from the Quiltville blog until sometime around June 2015, at which point it will be retired for inclusion in a future book.  If you're even thinking of working on this quilt, download the clues and save them... or else you'll have to wait until the book comes out.  :)

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 1

If you remember from my last post, I'm mixing my colors up a bit from Bonnie's colors.  Instead of aqua and pink, I'm using blue and purple.  But the black and yellow remain the same.

Here are all my pairs of blue and purple triangles, cut with my Easy Angle ruler, and ready to sew.

Yes, it took a while to get through all of these triangles, but working in chunks I managed to get them all finished!

Once the HST were finished, I cut out my black and yellow squares.  Bonnie is sticking with a single color of yellow in her quilt, so I decided to do the same.  If you choose to go scrappy with your yellows, that's perfectly OK because it is YOUR quilt, make it however you want to!  :)

Once again, I worked in chunks to get the black and yellow squares sewn to the HST, pressed, and then paired up into Broken Dishes blocks as directed by the pattern.

And voila!  Here are all my completed units for Clue 1!

Already I'm having so much fun on this mystery, and I can hardly wait for Clue #2 to come out.  Of course, I've got plans to be out and about for a large chunk of Friday, and I'll be in a 12K running race on Saturday... think I can get the clue done on Sunday?  We'll just have to wait and see what happens.  :)