Monday, January 5, 2015

Grand Illusion part 6

Grand Illusion
I had one busy quilty weekend!! I got me a quilt top together!! Honestly part of that is due to getting up at 1:15 in the morning and not being able to go back to sleep! What's a girl to do??? quilt I guess!!I love the block in this quilt...I'm just not so sure I like the sashing in between! I don't know! It has GREAT movement!

 I do wish I would have been able to get a good full picture of this, but in my house there is no space! And temps outside were single digits! (and blustery!!)

I must have been off just a little on my seam allowance because I did have to make my yellow strip 1/4 inch smaller than called for! Thank goodness I measured before I cut them!!


I'm also not sure if I would have done the outer border the same way she calls for...but that's just me! Now I have to work on getting the backing finished so I can quilt this gem up! It's NOT going to sit for a year!


I have not really made any New Year Resolutions per say... but I am going to try to be better about getting these tops finished! I mean I have my big beautiful machine (which I have chosen to call Helen! Silly me!!)  Now I do have to get to My Orange Crush and see if I can't stay caught up with that too!! Wish me luck!!
Linking up with Bonnie
Josie

9 comments:

  1. Your top is gorgeous! I really wasn't sure about it when the reveal came live but it is really growing on me and your fabrics make it really pop. Great job!

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  2. Your quilt top looks great in the first photo! It defnitely shows more in the first photo. Your fabric choices are perfect! I haven't gotten mine finished yet even though all of the units are completed and I have almost all of the "blocks" done. I think you are going to really love your quilt when it is quilted and you can see it from a distance. Hope for warmer weather! Beautiful quilt!

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  3. Wishing you and Helen many happy hours together this year. And your quilt top is outstanding. Happy finishing.

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  4. It looks lovely! I too had trouble getting a pic of mine inside!

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  5. I don't like the sashing either. It distracts from the blocks and is too busy. After I get my blocks sewn together I hope to play around a bit with the sashing.

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  6. Your quilt looks very bright and happy!

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  7. I have finished envy over here ! I'm PLANNING on getting mine together THIS WEEKEND !!

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  8. Your quilt looks great! What a lovely finish.

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