There is much excitement all over the globe about our upcoming Grand Illusion Mystery! Color cards to help choose fabrics were even brought to class, held at Paradise Sewing in Poway, California for a bit of stash enhancement during class time!
I’ve seen folks posting photos of their already pulled stash, discussing which colors they’ve substituted, or what fabric they want for the yellow “constant” which means – YES – I used ONE YELLOW FABRIC ONLY for my yellow, but you can also go scrappy there if you want. Your quilt, your rules, your colors. I am just sharing what I made my quilt with, so you can follow along if you like, or make it your own way. It’s ALL GREAT and I love to see variations as well – it inspires us all!
Before I get to yesterday’s class photos I wanted to throw in that NO –I am NOT giving advance notice of accuquilt die shapes. That would reveal too much of any clue. Accuquilt is an optional tool, the same way the Easy Angle ruler is. I gave info that the Easy Angle ruler will be used, but that does not give away piece sizes at this time. Giving dies for accuquilt just lets too many cats out of the bag at once. Remember this is a mystery for a reason ---accuquilt may be used for this mystery, but it is your choice to use that tool. You will need to wait for each step to be revealed. Thank you so much for understanding!
Such a great day making blocks with new found friends!
This was the “Purple Corner!”
Everyone was SEW BUSY!!
And they got SEW MUCH DONE!
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|Pineapple Blossom, San Diego CA 2014|
Last Night’s Hexie Session!
Note the clip on IKEA light…I never leave home without it! It doesn’t take much space in my suitcase, and we all know that hotel lighting is dim at best….This little light clips anywhere, and the cord is extra long so plugging wherever there is plug access is easy!
This morning I’ll be back with the Village Quilters for my presentation at their guild meeting.
And then after lunch I’ll be dropped off at my next hotel for a few days with the Friendship Quilters --
Tonight’s plan is to visit Quilt Visions and the opening of the new fiber art show they have going on.
Fun of all fun things --- When I landed in San Diego, I got a text from my friend Kevin Womack who had just read on facebook that I had landed here ---turns out he has come all the way from Virginia because HE has a quilt hanging in this show! Double bonus –I get to see him and his quilt as well as spend a fun evening with my friend Jill who I haven’t seen since our fun days in May at the Needlearts Seminar on Mackinac Island – the inspiration for this year’s Grand Illusion Mystery!
And – I slept until 4:30am which gave me an hour and a half push closer to THIS time zone!
Have a great Saturday, Everyone!