I am loving the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, Grand Illusions. There was lots of fuss about step 2. I did a little test with scraps first. I kind of used Bonnie's 1st way to make the units for step 2. Hard to believe she gave us 3 different ways to make them. I just love how she goes into so much detail as to how to do each step. It is so much better then most patterns. There are units I would normally not do because they are a pain in the butt. It pushes me to do some stuff I might not do otherwise.
Wow was there lots of cutting to do for step 2. But I love cutting so I kept going. I have not bought any fabric to do this quilt so far. I may need to buy backing. I have picked out 10 or more fabrics for each colour from my stash. Many of the black and neutrals are the same fabrics as Orca Bay mystery quilt. So I am cutting from some yardage but it is still very scrappy. Lots of dots.
I did much of the sewing in the sunshine on an older singer. Our winter days are so short now.
So Thursday night I got all 100 double diamond units done. I love how you can play with the layouts.
Then, on Friday, the 3rd clue came out. I love that this one was a little easier to do. I have about 45 units done so far. I am sure I will be ready for step 4. I am very happy with the bright greens I have picked out. I will have to sew something else later this week. I have added this post to Bonnie's Linky Page, you can go see how every ones Mystery quilts are looking.
Miss Gemma doing her training, two on two off. I just could not get a photo with her nose down on the target plate. I was not wanting her to wait to long to get her treat. This is just one of the little agility games we can play inside that will help us with agility.