Monday, September 21, 2015

Weekend Stitching - A Grand Illusion Finish

Saturday was beautiful, Sunday was cloudy and cool. Perfect stitching weather.  My sanity was partially restored by a long afternoon of sewing yesterday.  It's always good to start a Monday with at least partial sanity.  Though sometimes it doesn't matter.  Some weeks it doesn't last long.

The biggest accomplishment last week was to finish up Grand Illusion.


Grand Illusion, A Bonnie Hunter Mystery
  
The green borders do a lot to minimize the busyness of this quilt. I'm happy with how it came out.  Trudy quilted a spiked leafy vine type of motif done in white. It really shows up on the black, but not so much on the other colors.  



The back was made from some yardage that's been hanging out in the fabric closet for several years.  



A few left over block pieces where added to the back mainly to just get them out of the sewing room.  But it makes for a nice line of color to break up all that monotonous cream.  

This is only finish number two for me this year.  It doesn't even affect my UFO count as this quilt hasn't been around long enough to count under that classification.  But it was on my quilt plan for this year.  So two down, seven left to finish.  I'm not going to get all seven done, but I do expect to finish up two more before the end of the year. 

You can see more weekend accomplishments over at Patchwork Times, Cooking up Quilts, and Love Laugh Quilt.   

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations Kate on a wonderful finish! Your quilt looks absolutely beautiful, and those green borders do help tone things down quite a bit. Way to go on sticking with it and getting this one done!

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  2. It's a huge accomplishment Kate!!! I too agree with ya about the green borders.What are your plans for it now that it is done??

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  3. Gorgeous quilt. I love your green borders. Yay! for a huge finish!!

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  4. Well done for getting this one finished, the next one is just around the corner! I love the green borders.

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  5. It's absolutely gorgeous, Kate. I love the green you chose, and the back looks beautiful. Great work on a difficult project.

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  6. Beautiful Grand Illusion quilt, Kate. The borders you chose are perfect on this quilt. Enjoy!

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  7. I agree the green borders do calm down the center a lot--but I like busy quilts! Congrats on another finish. Mine seem to be few and far between this year too, and it seems none of them have been for ME, lol

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  8. Congrats on finishing GI. One of the prettiest I've seen.

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  9. Whoohoo! It turned out great. And I agree with others that yours if one of the prettiest I've seen.

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  10. Gorgeous finish! I think you did a great job on the borders, and it frames the quilt well. So glad you stuck with it even though I know it wasn't a favorite for a while.

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  11. Wonderful finish! So glad you participated! I love your version! That back looks so cool like that!

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  12. Great finish! I always like little surprises on the back. ;)

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