Monday, December 15, 2014

Clue #3 Grand Illusion quilt

Grand Illusion Clue #3 required cutting strips of black, white and green. This clue used 1 1/3 yd green and Bonnie Hunter said we needed 1 1/2 yd green. So this is the only green clue. 
I did all the cutting first: 
Black --6 strips x width of fabric 
White--18 strips x width of fabric
Green--24 strips x width of fabric

One half of the block was black+green+white+green.

The second half of the block was green+white+green+white.

Here are a bunch of the blocks on the design wall.

To celebrate this clue finish the martini is a "Dirty Turtle".
Drizzle chocolate and sprinkles in martini glass. 
Add equal parts chocolate schnapps, creme liqueur, creme de menthe. Stir...

I just love finishing clues!!!

These are the first, second and third clue parts. 
The first 2 clues were 4" blocks and 2" squares.
The third clue is 3" x 6". 
This change of scale really bothers me. 
As a designer I don't think I ever mix the size or scale of blocks in a quilt. 
But I will blindly follow Bonnie Hunter in this 
See Monday Link Up for other versions of this mystery quilt in progress.


12 comments:

  1. I think the different sizes will add extra interest. Love the scraphappiness of your blocks!

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  2. Oh, my, your fabrics look so good together - so bright and cheerful. The scrappiness makes my eyes just wander around your units. I'm so glad to hear that you figured out how much green we had used since I didn't have hardly anything left after cutting all of my units. I still should go out and purchase more greens - just to keep my stash looking great. Don't you think so? Anything to keep our stash really supplied with a variety. I really do like your work.

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  3. Oh my the 'dirty turtle' sounds delicious. Love all your colors together. Many more weeks ahead of us, wonder what will be next :)

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  4. You had me at Dirty Turtle. ;) Love all the happy, bright colors! Your neutrals are fabulous!!

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  5. looking good, What a nice selection you have for your neutrals and greens, cant wait to see it all come together. It should be interesting for sure.

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  6. Wow! Those are lively neutrals! Your fabric selections are great! I used shorter strips and had to keep cutting.

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  7. What happy fabrics! Wish I had these in my stash~Skol!

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  8. Your fabrics are so colorful! Mine look a little dull compared to yours. I have absolutely no idea where this is going, that's part of the fun.

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  9. You nailed it on the colors! Looking good.

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  10. Still love your fun fabrics and the drink at the end!

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  11. those fabric choices are so vibrant. Well done on the finish and celebratory beverage.

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  12. Interesting observation about the amount of green we've used.

    Your units look great, but for now we are all puzzled about the change of scale.

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