Monday, December 22, 2014

G. I. Clue #4 and Reddit Secret Santa gift

Clue 4 in the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt by Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville was fairly quick to piece.
Cutting squares is a breeze, the pink/blue units were done in step #1 so just blue/white to cut and piece.

These are bits of all the clues so far. Only Bonnie knows how they will all fit together in a quilt!

Ready for clue celebration?
Bubblegum Martini!! Add some of each, stir and enjoy.
(Blue Curacao, Creme de Banana, Bailey's Irish Creme.) 

I love finishing clues! This quilt is definitely a party quilt.

I've got clues 1-4 in baggies ready for our final instructions on assembly.
See other quilters progress on the Monday Link Up.

REDDIT Secret Santa 2014

I joined in the 2014 Reddit Gifts Secret Santa exchange. 
I believe we set a Guiness world record for the largest exchange--over 200,000 people!! 
I was Santa #99,856.




The gift I received was 4 Vera Bradley cloth napkins for me to quilt with. 

I cut a few squares from each one and pieced it like this.

I quilted all the layers with fusible fleece and fusible interfacing to make it stiff.

Then shaped it like a basket and added binding around the top.
Thanks Secret Santa!!
I sent my person an I SPY quilt that I purchased on Etsy.

It came with a laminated list of items to find in the quilt.
I also sent her a cookbook that contains my all-time favorite recipe.
She was pleased. Merry Christmas!! Ho ho ho.





7 comments:

  1. I'm impressed with all the mystery block arrangements you have come up with!

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  2. I love seeing your blocks up on the wall. Had to giggle when I saw your Martini ingredients! I'm still working my way through clue 2, and find that after I have had a little Bailey's and hot cocoa, the sewing goes wonky!

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  3. Love your layouts...units are beautiful.

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  4. such a wonderful exchange, love the basket you made. Your units for GI are looking great, it won't be long now and we will be putting all these little beauties together.

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  5. Love the fabrics you're using. The gift exchange looks like fun. Love that basket.

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  6. I'll drink to that celebration!

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  7. What and amazing project. Blessings Always, Mtetar

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