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:

Unknown said...

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.

Ramona said...

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

Val's Creative Life said...

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

Barbara said...

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.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

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

AnnieO said...

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

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

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!

Shay said...

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

Kevin the Quilter said...

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

Katie Z. said...

Way to go!

Kalicocreations said...

Looking good! The green adds a nice frame to GI

Needled Mom said...

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

Bonnie said...

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.