Monday, July 13, 2015

Design Wall Monday - Grand Illusion Progress

It's been almost a month since I last posted any progress from the sewing room.  Work and vacation pretty effectively conspired to keep me away the machine for most of that time.  This weekend I was able to get back into the groove a bit, at least when I wasn't ferrying clothes to and from the laundry room.  Two weeks on the road produces a lot of dirty clothes!  

The first of three borders has been added to Grand Illusion. 


Grand Illusion, A Bonnie Hunter Mystery

I think the green border really helps calm down the business of the quilt.  Just two borders left before I can call this one good.  I did a quick scan of the stash closet and found a couple of possible backing fabrics.  I'm hoping to have this one ready for quilting by the end of the month.  

That's it for me this week.  Check out the other links over at Patchwork TimesLove, Laugh, Quilt and Cooking up Quilts.    

13 comments:

  1. Your grand illusion, is a joy to look at. Love to see it finished.
    I know the laundry returning from vacation. Hope you find more time to sew and enjoy the summer.

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  2. I really like the green border on your Grand Illusion. Looking forward to seeing the other two borders.

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  3. I agree...the green is calming and pulls the whole thing together. Have a good week friend!

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  4. Wow you're almost there! Great job on a complicated project. Love the colors you've chosen, and the green border was a good choice.

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  5. It has been so exciting to see this one come all together. Agree with all on the green - getting closer!

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  6. Looks great! I hope some laundry fairies stop by to help :)

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  7. It's great you've kept working at it. I made one, too, and it wasn't an easy finish for me because of the busyness. My daughter loves it and has it on her bed!

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  8. The green border is perfect. Cant you ditch those clothes and go buy new ones ?

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  9. Wonderful job Kate! Perfect piecing......and no, I am not riding on a galloping horse! LOL

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  10. Looking good! The green adds a nice frame to GI

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  11. I really like the green borders with the quilt. That is going to be a lovely finish.

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  12. Welcome back to quilting time for YOU! Ditto on all the comments on how that green border really works with the quilt. Two more and on to the quilting! Keep at it.

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