Thursday, April 27, 2017

Grand Illusion Resurfaces

This quilt was a Quiltville mystery that started in November 2014. Although I enjoyed piecing it, and really liked the fabrics I had originally picked, it never really grew on me like most quilts do. I did make two changes that helped me to like the quilt more (removed the green and changed the border) but still it didn't make my heart sing. 
So I decided that it would be a comfort quilt to donate to my quilt guild. Once that was decided, the quilt project fell deep into the UFO closet!
This Saturday my quilt guild is having a Bee Day, so this is the quilt I'm going to spend the day working on. I am collecting the leftover blocks and yardage to be organized and gathering all the supplies I will need to move this quilt forward toward a finish.

10 comments:

  1. I'm sure you will get it to a finish and the end result will be lovely...

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  2. Great way to rid yourself of an unloved project, AND have fun in the process!!! Win/win! (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)

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  3. The fabrics I chose for this quilt turned out too wild for me. I recently donated the top to our Cuddle Quilts team at the Guild....where they make quilts to donate to various good causes.

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  4. This was a BH mystery that I waited for the reveal and was glad I did. It was way too busy and I liked the movement of the focus block, I didn't have the time or energy to devise a different setting. I just inished my En Provence flimsy (only did 9 blocks) and I think I'll take a Bonnie break for a while.

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  5. I am with you on this design, the sharp angles look like an electrical shock. Making it a donation is a great idea, someone will like it.

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  6. I made a smaller version, so I have a set of extra blocks somewhere around here. I had a vison for them but will have to re-think it when they come to the top of my UFO pile. Grand idea to donate it. I should do more of that.

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  7. Someone will be thrilled to receive this quilt! Good of you to finish it up for donation. It can be hard to be motivated to finish something you don't love.

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  8. It's hard when a quilt just doesn't speak to you. I admire your desire to get it finished and on it's way. Grand Illusion wasn't a big hit with me. I loved Alletaire though. It was a good way to make a dent in my ever growing scraps of gold. I guess it's true that you can't please everybody - all the time. Bonnie does a great job keeping us all interested!!!

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  9. You really pulled this one together well. This was a mystery I didn't even start!

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