Bonnie Hunter is at it again with another super fun mystery quilt. Clues for Grand Illusion are posted on her Quiltville blog. She posted clue #1 the Friday after Thanksgiving. Quilters post progress photos on the Facebook group Quiltville's Open Studio. One group of ladies in NJ got together to cut and sew clue #1 and they also had chocolate martinis. Yum!
I want to be part of the chocolate martini group so when I finished clue #1, I celebrated with a chocolate martini. :) Those piles are 100 broken dishes blocks and 80 HST blocks.
Clue #2 was posted Friday Dec 5.
Make 200 of this unit!
These are my fun neutrals. (Plus I added some frogs.)
These are the pinks I used for this step.
Fun blacks. See the cats, dogs and Halloween prints? Fun.
Time to start sewing all these together....
But Loralai and Sasha want to come in my sewing room.
Or they want me to come out and play.......
Assembly line sewing. Fun, fun, fun.
These are really fun and pretty.
This little thread catcher was perfect to catch all the tiny corners I clipped off.
This is a free tutorial: Little Hanging Basket on the Jennifer Jangles blog.
Yay I'm done with clue #2. To celebrate this clue I made a "Grand Illusion Martini".
I just invented this one and it's quite delicious! The "recipe" is below:
Drizzle chocolate around the top of a martini glass and add sprinkles--they will stick to the chocolate. Then add 1 oz each dark Creme de Cacao (chocolate schnapps), Buttershots (butterscotch schnapps) and Rum Chata. Stir with your finger and enjoy!
Next clue is due Friday Dec. 12.....
Click here: Monday Link-Up, Part 2 for other variations of this mystery quilt.