Monday, June 15, 2015

Monday Review - Grand Illusion Progress

It was another soggy weekend and looks to be another soggy week. Not that it matters much since I work all week anyway.  I worked a bit this weekend trying to get some reports finished up.  There will be more of that this week as I have four to finish.  

I did manage some time in the sewing room this weekend between the report writing and laundry. All the blocks and sashing for Grand Illusion were finished up and stitched together. 


Grand Illusion, A Bonnie Hunter Mystery

Now all that's left is to add the borders.  I included one option in yesterday's post. After assessing how much fabric is left from making the blocks, I had to come up with a new plan.



There wasn't enough green to do three of five borders in the green.  When I really thought about it, why would I want to add five borders anyway?  Three borders is much faster.  

That's what I'll be working on this week, work load allowing.  I'm linking up with Design Wall Monday over at Patchwork Times and Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt

13 comments:

Libby in TN said...

I agree with you that plain borders tone down GI. I also agree that 3 borders are faster than 5! Looking good.

Ramona said...

These borders look great. I know you are excited to be so close to finishing this beautiful quilt.

Alison V. said...

Looks great! :)

Julie in GA said...

Having only 3 borders calms down this quilt even more than the previous plan. I think it will look fantastic!

Barbara said...

It's looking great. I like what you've done with the look of your blog too. I don't know when you did it, but this is the first time I've seen it.

Bonnie said...

I like the simpler border. It seems to contain the center and adds touches of color outside the pieced blocks. Hope you can get farther along on it.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Love the new header for your blog! That is such a great quilt! Glad DT loves it too! Your borders on Grand Illusion will work perfectly fine! Beautiful!

beth s said...

Lovely quilt!

Kalicocreations said...

Congratulations on getting GI to the border stage! I am behind on reading so I have not seen the other options yet, but I like the green borders and three is always quicker than five! Like the new header pictures!

kwiltnkats said...

Love your ideas for the borders. Hope you get to sewing them on this week. Sandi

Larri said...

The green borders help my eye to rest while looking at this fabulous quilt top. Looking forward to seeing your quilted finish!

dq said...

Congratulations on getting your Grand Illusion top done. Mine is ready to quilt and has been since January. I better get with the program.

Shay said...

Perfect choice for the borders. Nailed it Kate!