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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Grand Illusion Mystery Progress

This is the first Bonnie Hunter mystery that I sewed along with.  I have participated in three of her NYE mysteries that are held in Plano, TX.  I did make two Orca Bay quilts but the majority of that work was done by others and I assembled the tops.  I did do piecing on each of them though.

While I am thinking over the borders of Lazy Sunday I decided to keep sewing on something and this was it.  I am only making 12 of the blocks.  I guesstimated that I would make a third of the quilt size.  As a result I guesstimated that I would need about a third of the required yardage as well.  The only one that I guesstimated correctly was the yellow.  I bought this fabric back when the fabric requirements were released.  

I was working at a rather leisurely pace and it started to dawn on me that I was going to run out of fabric.  Oh NO!!  I calculated the number of units I was able to make out of each strip or strip set, then I started cutting the number of strips I would need to determine what I was short on.  I ran to the store and found four of the five fabrics.  I knew what was needed for three of them.  I guessed on one of them.  I'll have to track the last one down and figure out what is required.

Here is what its looking like.


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Love your fabrics, especially that WoW. Good luck on finding that last fabric. I can't wait to see more of this quilt.

Susan In Texas said...

Looks great; I think this quilt looks better non-scrappy like yours. I'm doing mine scrappy and it is a little wild. I am doing all the blocks and will start on clue 4 very soon.

I really love your Lazy Sunday. It's just gorgeous. I think it will be terrific with any of the border colors you have shown.

It's time for some Dear Jane blocks. Naturally since we're planning a trip and I would like to bring along some handwork, most of the upcoming blocks are paper-pieced. lol That's always how it seems to work out. I may have to jump around some after all.

Take care,
Susan in Texas

MartiDIY said...

Your quilt looks great. I hate when I run out of fabric, especially when it's in a quilt that needs to be the same. I hope you can find more of the one you need. And thank you for visiting my blog too.