Monday, December 1, 2014

Mystery Progress

There are a whole lot of folks out there working on Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion Mystery this year, and today we link up at her blog to show our progress. Click on her name and it'll take you to her post.

I started mine on Saturday, a full day after the release of Part 1.  Even so, I spent the rest of the weekend working on very little else, so by 11:00 p.m. last night, I had it all done.  Now my week is free for the endless stream of household chores and other activities needed to get my home in ship-shape (as if, lol) for Christmas.  

Some of my options for three of the colors, I weeded a few out.

My constant fabric all cut.

Chains of block components.

Oops! that needs to be unsewn, flipped and resewn! I found two of which I had sewn with both squares right sides up instead of facing each other.

Some of the blocks finished.  I'm not even going to attempt to guess as to how Bonnie plans these in the overall layout.
Will next week have us working with the greens and the neutrals, or a combination of those and some of the ones we worked on this week?


I am also linking this as my Design Wall Monday post at Patchwork Times.


  1. I had to do a little unsewing, too. In my case it was two black squares that I had somehow cut too small and not noticed until after I had sewn them to the HSTs.

    Your fabrics look bright and happy!

  2. I think I have finally decided on my colors. Going to do my own thing and do something else for DIL. Mine will be very subdued, but something I will have a better chance of using. Not much turquoise and pink and my décor.....

  3. Looks like it could be fun, but we're about to close on our new retirement home (actually an older house), and move for the second time in three months, so no quilting for this gal for a while! Have fun!

  4. Your fabric choices are wonderful and congrats on finishing the first week's clue! What an undertaking! I'm still sitting on the fence. . . probably will stay here watching everyone's progress for awhile :)


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