It was hot this weekend, so I spent as much time as possible in my sewing room. Well at least when I could get away from report writing and laundry (Yes I'm up against another work deadline, but at least the end of this project is in sight). The last border strip was added to Grand Illusion on Friday night. After spending a bit picking off all the loose strings, it was finally ready to photograph.
It still needs a good pressing, which will likely happen sometime this week. The plain borders do a lot calm down the busyness of this quilt. I like the bright colors, but I probably should have selected some lighter shades, as it is, it seems that the pink, green and teal are all the same intensity. A bit of variation in that might have toned it down some more. Though Grand Illusion is not one of my favorites, its far from being hideous. The backing is all pieced, pressed and ready to go. Now I just need to prep the top for quilting. Once that's done it will go off to Trudy for quilting. To see what everyone else got done over the weekend, you should check out Patchwork Times; Laugh, Love, Quilt; and Cooking Up Quilts.