Grand Illusion: A new mystery quilt

Posted Monday, October 20th, 2014 in Grand Illusion, Quilting | Tags: , , ,

Each year, Bonnie Hunter gives her blog followers a free mystery quilt pattern. The mystery begins the day following Thanksgiving and a new clue is given each week until it is completed. She gives the fabric requirements earlier along with numbers for paint chips that are available at Lowe’s. The paint chips are the colors she used in her quilt. She posted the “Introduction” on October 9 which includes the paint chip numbers and pictures of the fabrics she used in her quilt. She chose colors that she saw in the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

Last year I made the Celtic Solstice mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter’s blog.  I was able to find all the fabric colors I needed for the quilt in my fabric stash. I enjoyed the process very much and want to follow along again this year. I was hoping to find all the fabrics from my stash again. I picked up the paint chips last week. These are the fabrics I pulled from my stash for the new quilt, “Grand Illusion”. Bonnie makes scrappy quilts, so if I need to add a bit more fabric it will still look great.

My fabrics are not a perfect match to the paint chips but are actually closer in color than they appear in the picture.

I will be blogging about my progress with the quilt as I do each step. Would you like to join me? Click the links above to see Bonnie’s blog and to get the fabric requirements.


krislovesfabric says... October 20, 2014 | 3:52 pm

I am determined to finish my Celtic Solstice before I start another of these but I will happily follow your progress 🙂

Liz says... October 21, 2014 | 9:57 am

I am not ready to take the plunge into a Bonnie mystery quilt, but I will be following your progress.

Cheryl Unger says... December 2, 2014 | 10:23 am

I am working on finishing a wool applique quilt and also one by Yoko Saito that has lots of houses and other small pieces that makes you wanting to scream. But when done it will be beautiful. I keep trying to get Kris to do hers too, but she seems reluctant to do so in favor of following other blogs!! Not for sure what to do with her??