Making some progress on the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt. I’ve got the top together finally (minus the borders).
I am not pleased with some of my fabric choices (especially as it relates to value) but I’m happy with my fabric colours. I think this is one cheery quilt.
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15 thoughts on “Mystery Quilt progress”
It is definitely a very cheery quilt. I’m a big fan of bright colours. What will the finished size be?
Thanks Bonnie! I think the size will be about 88″x 88″
Gorgeous! With the purples and oranges, it looks like a sunset.
I agree, a very colorful and cheerful quilt – nice work! I’m sewing mine together today, and if I had known the pattern, I would have chosen different values of the colors. As it is the pattern is a bit lost in places because of the fabrics I’ve chosen. It will still be a pretty quilt, and I’ve learned more about value!
Sounds like we both got the same lesson on value from this quilt. Nothing like learning a lesson the long way.
The variations on this year’s mystery design have been great fun to see. I like your purples and oranges!
Thank you Nann! I’m liking my colour changes to the pattern.
It is a very cheery quilt… I love your colours!
Thank you so much! I smile at how cheerful the colours are myself.
I didn’t have time to do the Grand Illusion mystery this year so interesting to see your results — what color will you use for the border?
Ooh! Love the pattern in this and I like your color choices! Well done!
Holy moley! That is fantastic. I love, love, love the colors! I’ve always wanted to do a quilt with oranges and purples. I’ve seen the Grand Illusion, but I love yours a lot. I like that it is so vibrant and an interesting mix of pieces. I know Bonnie’s quilts have gazillions of pieces. Kudos to you for making it and finishing it so soon!
WoW! This is impeccable and definitely an eye-catcher! Do not fret at all your color choices, as you’re able to get two overall patterns forming when you really look at it. It’s very fun and speaks loudly!
It is a very cheery quilt and that is very important. Who wants a dreary quilt.
Very very nice! I love seeing these mystery quilts come together, and yours is just great! Whoop whoop!