How do YOU tackle a UFO??
Take it from Donna who has sent me an email on how she has learned to “Divide and Conquer!”
The quilts you see here ALL came from the units used in our Grand Illusion Mystery!
Here are the words from Donna herself about this Divide and Conquer undertaking:
Hi Bonnie!What a great way to still sew along with the mystery and have the quilt go in many different ways!
When GI began, I decided to make all of the pieces while knowing I wouldn't make the full size.
Donna’s small Grand Illusion!
When the final layout was given, I made a four patch version for me.
Baby Quilt #1
I then went on to make six baby quilts using nearly every piece made during the various steps. Here are the 3 made first.
Baby quilt #2!
These baby quilts will be donated to Sarasota Memorial Hospital NICU. In the next email the other 4 pictures will be included.
Baby Quilt #3!
Thanks for the mystery project!!
Can you pick out each unit in each quilt? Didn’t these turn out fun?
There are more:
Baby Quilt #4!
Love this binding!!
Baby Quilt #5
((I think she liked this binding too!!))
Baby Quilt #6!
Each one is JUST a bit different! I am so thrilled to see where people’s imagination leads them! Thank you so much for sharing your photos and how you were able to do these, Donna!
We had quite a few Grand Illusion quilts during the show and share portion of last night’s lecture – and this morning’s lecture with the Green Country Quilters in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well!
Each one turned out SO different!
Aren’t they fun? So much motion!
Each one is slightly different, reflecting the taste of the maker!
I loved hearing how each one came from stash, with no fabric being purchased!
You’d have to look very close to see that different fabrics were used by different quilters!
There was a whole lot of Grand Illusion going on this winter in Tulsa!
Just waiting for borders!
Thank you, Ladies for bringing your quilts to share at my lectures! They are each one – just FABULOUS!
The free steps for the Grand Illusion Mystery are still available under the Grand Illusion Tab at the top of the blog. They will stay there until June 1st, at which time they will be retired for publication.
Print your steps now and keep them all together where you can find them because I will be unable to provide you parts after retiring.
We spent the afternoon in a Boxy Stars half-day workshop ---oh, those photos will be fun to share tomorrow! But before I send this off and head to dinner, I have one more special shout out:
Happy Birthday, Cindy!
I hope your day was wonderful, and I hope our paths will cross at some point! Enjoy your day!
Tonight ---I’ve got H blocks to sew on a borrowed featherweight – as soon as dinner is over, that is where you will find me!
Have a great Friday evening, everyone!