Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Grand Illusion finale--double sided quilt!

The finale was revealed just after midnight Eastern time on 1-1-2015 at Quiltville's Quips & Snips.
This is how the blocks and sashing are supposed to be assembled.

I liked how they looked with a calmer sashing between them.

So I played with the setting and put some together like this.

This quilt top is 89" x 89". The GRAND MYSTERY IS: can you spot the one 4" unit that is turned the wrong way????? I decided to leave it for the puzzle factor.

It worked out perfect to make 9 blocks with sashing plus borders for the back.

I just love this backing fabric. 
It looks like "Quiltville"!
 These houses represent all the thousands of quilters all over the planet participating in making this Bonnie Hunter Grand Illusion Mystery quilt.

This is to celebrate both finishes.
This is my favorite martini.
It doesn't have a name except YUM.

To see other quilters' finishes go to Link Up Part 6.
This was such a fun mystery, put together with friends, comparing and sharing fabrics.
Of course I can't wait until the Friday after Thanksgiving now for the next Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt. Until then I'll have to finish some works in progress.

See end of January progress for many other quilters on their Grand Illusion quilts at Quiltville Grand Illusion Mystery Link UP.


  1. It turned out great and way to celebrate! I will be getting my last three borders on tonight!

  2. Fantastic, it was a huge job for us all, but so worth it.

  3. I love what you did with your blocks. That is a beautiful quilt!

  4. You deserve that martini - this quilt is fantastic! Super job - I could look at it for ages, so intriguing!

  5. Susan - I love the "two sided". All 25 blocks get used' and you have such fun fabrics. I am still working on mine; and am sashing with 1.5" strips. Sometimes when I look at it I feel like I just finished a martini. ;) I've only linked up a couple of times on Monday; but I am encouraged by everyones posts.

  6. It's absolutely gorgeous. I love the way you calmed it down a bit.

  7. Took awhile, but is the twisted block in the bottom row, inner left? You're right to leave it in. This immense undertaking deserves a "Here's Elmo" bit of whimsey. Nice job!

  8. I love everything about your version of Grand Illusion! I have one corner unit twisted in my quilt too

  9. Love, love, love your setting. Very creative!

  10. Love how the borders framed out the blocks. Great idea.