Yay! My Grand Illusion quilt is quilted! I can't say it's "done" yet because the binding is not on, but that'll be a nice relaxing part while watching TV at night this week. :) This is a nice big quilt...it took the better part of a day to quilt it! I am very pleased with how it turned out. It was a breeze to assemble...I rarely needed pins...everything just fit together so nicely! Even the borders went on lickety split!
After it was quilted, I tried it out on our guest bed...nice but...
I think it looks better on our bed with the darker wood. Hubby said he really liked it, so as soon as the binding is done, I'll switch out quilts and put this one right to good use!
As you can see, I went with the blue cornerstones. I just felt it gave my eyes a place to rest on the quilt...the red just seemed a little more wild. :) I'm very happy with the fabrics I chose...I usually switch from Bonnie's color -suggestions- with each mystery and don't feel I have to stick to her colorway if they aren't my preferences and most especially if they aren't fabrics I would have on hand. The goal is to use what you have, right!!??
I love this part! I used up some of the extra units in the back! Boy, let me tell you...figuring and sewing that center part together took almost as long as assembling the top! Well, maybe not that long, but sheesh! I found the brown fabric in the $6/yard sale bin, but there was only 6 yards...so this worked perfectly and my backing was -just- long enough! Whew.
I'm going to bind it with blue as well and then this one can be called done!! Woohoo! Thanks again Bonnie for another fun mystery!!
My sewing room is all cleaned up and ready for the next project...seemed like Grand Illusion had exploded in there over the last six weeks!