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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Deana: Tuesday Linkups

Last night I got nearly half of my 25 blocks sewn together for my Grand Illusion quilt.  I am making half of the blocks different from the other half - at least on color placement.  I never made the last two parts of the instructions so I am making use of the pieces I had previously pieced.  If you are making this quilt you might notice that my center block is not a 4-patch as she designed.  I am also changing the border and sashing to accommodate the look I want as well as the units I have finished.  I hope to have more to show soon.





Some more units in progress...



This is how the alternate blocks will look.  I have to use up those pieces I already made.



The way I plan to finish it if I have enough blue...



I am linking up today with:


Scraptastic Tuesday - because this quilt is made entirely from my stash and leftovers from other quilts.





16 comments:

Ramona said...

Oh I LOVE your version!! The white/black polka dots are perfect. And that pop of purple just finishes it off. Looking forward to seeing the completed quilt. Beautiful!

Myra said...

Aloha! Your quilt is beautiful.

Alison said...

WOW! Your version is SO much prettier than the example version and most of the quilts that I've seen in this pattern thus far! But that's just my opinion... :)

Flickenstichlerin said...

Beautiful color and fabric combination. This will be a gorgeous quilt.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Ann T. said...

You are so clever. Love what you are doing with this quilt!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Oh the white with black polka dots really pops this quilt!!! LOVE IT!

PeggyinNO said...

Please finish this quilt ASAP!! I can't wait to see it done! But no pressure intended! LOL!
Be sure to show this to Bonnie Hunter!

Nicky said...

It looks great - I've never been brave enough to try a mystery! Great scrappy quilt. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

Lara B. said...

This is going to be great Deana! I think your polka dot fabric adds a really wonderful touch and your changes will be a good improvement! It takes guts to do a mystery quilt straight out! I'd do mine after the mystery has been revealed, because then you can tweak it for your personal preferences. LOL

Ariane said...

I love it!! This quilt will look amazing!

Sarah Goer said...

Looks great so far! I'm really enjoying seeing the different versions of this quilt.

desertskyquilts said...

Love the changes you made - less visually confusing.

sewyouquilt2 said...

love your version. cant wait to see the final product. isnt it funny how the same pattern can look so different each with their own personality?

canuckquilter said...

I love what you're doing with this!

LynCC said...

I like what you're doing with your mystery! I'm changing mine up, too. I've got my 25 blocks finished and need to frame them now.

A Nudge said...

I really like how you've changed this, especially with the center. Love those dots!