Monday, January 5, 2015

Grand Illusion and Takin' Turkey

Revision to my early morning post. I DID IT! Grand Illusion top is finished and I love it. Might add one more plain border..we'll see.  The border sure does finish it nicely. I wanted to take it outside, in the snow, and take a picture...but it is -44 C or F( it is all the same at this temp)  with the windchill this morning. And I am staying in :)



My what a trip it has been with Bonnie, I love this mystery quilt! This is my fourth with Bonnie and none of her mysteries have disappointed me :) I still have to put the borders on, will hopefully get that done today. Too much company lately, don't they know I have sewing to do :)  My colors are basically the same as Bonnie's, I substitued purple for the black and white, and my colors are more muted. I used what I had in my stash.  Here is my Grand Illusion!
I managed to get this far with Talkin Turkey. It also just needs the borders. The flying geese units are made, now to do the string block border. I am loving the scrappy look.  Feeling good, two large quilt tops and we are only at Jan 5th. My year is off to a good start. 
 
I look forward to doing Bonnie's Blog Link Monday, and viewing how my other blogger friends have finished their Grand Illusion. Here is the link up http://quiltville.blogspot.ca/2015/01/mystery-monday-link-up-part-6.html#more  
Enjoy all the beauty of another Bonnie Hunter Mystery.  I also hear she is doing a mystery quilt for Quiltmaker magazine starting May/June Issue...some more fun to look forward too. 

13 comments:

Britt said...

The softness of your sashing colors works well - great looking quilt top!

Elliott Queen said...

I agree that the sashings make the blocks really stand out! Very beautiful!

Karabeta said...

Your colours turned out beautiful with the Grand Illusion pattern, congrats!

Margaret said...

Congratulations, Rhoda! Your Grand Illusion is spectacularly pretty! I'm so far behind we won't even talk about it...and I'm off and away today...Have a great week!

Andee said...

Your mystery and your Talkin Turkey look great! Way to go!

Feathers in my Nest said...

Oh so Beautiful Rhoda...Love it!....I'm thinking of adding an outer border too. just to frame everything in.

Julie said...

I love your version. The light green in the sashing is awesome and I love the substitution of purple. It's beautiful!

Bente Antonsen said...

Thank you for your nice comments on my blog. Your quilt is beautiful. I love mine !

Linda M said...

Both of those tops are gorgeous!

Vireya said...

You're staying in because it is too cold, and I'm staying in because it is too close to +40C here!

Both tops look wonderful. Great start to the year!

Vickie said...

Good for you ! all put together and beautiful ! I am thinking like you, possibly another outside border would be good.

Kevin the Quilter said...

I still think your Grand Illusion is one of the best I have seen! It really shows off the design very well! Talkin' Turkey!!!!!!! DELIGHTFUL!

Janet said...

I do love your Grand Illusion - your colours look wonderful in it (I like it better than Bonnie's, but don't tell her I said so)