Thursday, November 6, 2014

Grand Illusion Mystery

The buzz you hear in the paint isle of Home Depo,t is not about getting paint samples to re- paint rooms, but rather to find the colors for this years Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt entitled " Grand Illusion "Grand Illusion
"> The first clue is due to be posted to her website on the Friday after Thanksgiving, so if you are interested in joining in this years fun you had better visit the website for the introduction and start picking out those fabrics. Let the good times roll.

Monday, February 24, 2014

2014 Quilt Show Entry

I have been working on this quilt over the last 2 years starting in October of 2012 at the Quilters of South Carolina fall retreat.  I took a class with Priscilla Hair which used variations of the flying geese quilt block. I wanted to use my animal print fabrics that I have collected over the past few years and a center panel of giraffes.  I got a bunch of the blocks made and played with them on my design board until May of the next year where I put together the top less the outside borders.  In 2013 I brought the top back to Quilters of SC fall retreat where I took a class with Dee Doebler called Reflections.  I again brought my animal print fabrics and worked with them to make 9 ying yang looking blocks. Then this past January I went to our guilds Beach Retreat at Camp St. Christoper and I made another 19 blocks and added these to outside of the quilt as a final border.  So here is my 2 year effort at my 2014 quilt show entry that I call "Reflections in the Wild"

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

I woke up this morning to find there was a surprise revealing of the Celtic solstice mystery quilt.  I have not  had time to sew today  but I did manage to sneak up to my studio for a few minutes and lay out some blocks. I think it will be gorgeous.
here the rows have been assembled in one direction and now have to be joined going across and then on the the borders.  I am making progress!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Clue #5 mystery quilt.

Here are my work in process blocks for clue #5
This has been a very busy week, but I am finding  little bits of time to work on my  clues between the grandkids naps and bedtime.

Monday, December 23, 2013


Here we are already 4 weeks down the road on our mystery quilt.  What fun and a challenge it has been to keep up.  I still have a few 4 patches to finish and some half square triangles to fix,  but other than that I am in pretty good shape.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Clue #3

Clue # 3

I was still trying to catch up with Clue #2 so I am a bit delayed in the process.  I worked all weekend on those sweet little Chevrons until I was too tired to sew the sections together at 11:30 Sunday evening.   So Monday after work that step will be completed and I am on to Clue #3.  Thank you, Thank you, Bonnie for making Clue #3 a little less labor intensive.  We sure have made a lot of little blocks, I can't wait to see them all put together. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Clue #2 Celtic solstice mystery

So clue # 2 came out on Friday and my fabric that I ordered will not arrive until tomorrow. All I could do was do a few practice blocks to see what the block would look like.  So here it is and it looks like I will be busy this week getting my homework done. 
I don't know about you but it is looking very much like a border unit to me.