Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusions mystery part 1

I love mystery quilts and for the last 4 years I've been lucky to have the time to do Bonnie's mystery at Quiltville. 
So this is part 1.
Bonnie suggests colours - I usually change them :) . This time I only changed one. I substituted purple for yellow - I don't like yellow!

 These are 4 of the 6 colours I've chosen for the quilt. I am doing half size and will add blocks if I need to. 

 I like to use the rotating cutting mat,  my 2.5 inch square ruler, and my F&P half & quarter square triangle ruler.

So after making 50 blocks and 20 half square triangles this is what I came up with. 

 Now to wait for part 2.

Happy sewing


  1. The purple is a good substitution, your blocks look great.

    1. Thank you Kate. Was unsure what to substitute, but I had a few yard of this purple so thought great. :)

  2. Beautiful assortment of fabrics for Grand Illusion. I only changed one too, black for purple. I did choose a dark gold rather than yello.

  3. Looks like fun. I have a Bonnie Hunter quilt still in pieces from a couple of years ago- perhaps I should be getting on with it, perhaps?

    1. I have made the last four Bonnie Mysteries, and only completed one - Easy Street. Taking Orca on holidays though, so maybe I will finish that one.