Monday, December 29, 2014

Design Wall Monday and Grand Illusion Progress

Not much stitching got done last week, there was just too much Christmas prep to finish.  We had a nice visit with my family, lots of talking and laughing.  Things finally got back to normal on Saturday and there was some time for playing in the sewing room.  

The first thing that got done was cutting the strips for step 5 of the Grand Illusion mystery.  

Grand Illusion
A Bonnie Hunter Mystery

I finished the four pink/black/yellow 4 patch blocks and made a good start on the blue/yellow 4 patches.  The top blocks are from step 4, that's the only step I didn't have a chance to really make a lot of progress with.  I'm off work all this week, so hopefully I can get caught up there before clue 6 comes out next Friday. 

The other project up on the design wall is the Rainbow Challenge Sampler quilt.  I've been working on adding all the sashing.  

 Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler
By Angela Feldbush of Soscrappy

I wasn't sure how well all these blocks were going to work with each other, but the black sashing helps unify and highlight each block.  Hopefully this will be a completed flimsy by the end of the week.  

That's it for me this week.  You can find more progress on Grand Illusion over at Bonnie's Quiltville blog.  Design Wall Monday is going on over at Judy's Patchwork Times, pop over there and find out all the stitching that went on over the holiday. 


Ramona said...

Wow! Your sampler quilt is gorgeous. It looks like stained glass with the black sashing. Beautiful.

Feathers in my Nest said...

looking great..

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I just love how your sampler quilt is turning out. I didn't do the sampler blocks with RSC this year, but I certainly will for 2015. They are all turning out great.

Churn Dash said...

From the thumbnail I thought your sampler was a Dear Jane. I love the rainbow effect and the contrast with the black.

Sue Daurio said...

That sampler is stunning!!! The sashing really makes those blocks stand out and the layout looks awesome. Great job!

Vireya said...

The black sashing is a great idea for the rainbow quilt.

Your mystery blocks are very pretty!

Denise :) said...

I do love watching these mystery quilts come together, vicariously! Your rainbow challenge quilt is looking great -- the black sashing is fabulous!!! :)

Lisa in Port Hope said...

You are making pretty good progress with the mystery quilt. I love how your scrappy sampler turned out.

TLC said...

I have seen a lot of the "Rainbow Scrap Challenge" projects coming together from the link-up this week. Your top is absolutely stunning! Great job.

Lynne said...

Sound like you rounded the year out quite well!