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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Grand Illusion Progress; Or How I Cannot Follow Directions

We've had lots and lots of snow in the New England.  We did not miss the blizzard of two weeks ago and got about 2 feet, then have had several smaller storms.  As a result, I've had lots of upper body workouts shoveling.  Even though this much snow is a challenge, it is beautiful and fun. What I do worry about is the deep freeze we will be getting tonight, with temps going to 0 and the wind chill making it feel like 15 below.  
The blocks for Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion Mystery QAL are finally put together, and I was attaching the sashing.   I have never unsewn as much and as often as I have unsewn my work on this quilt. I really wanted perfect points, and as you can see there are many. But that's not where I went wrong. The picture above shows Bonnie's layout, and the layout I will eventually follow.  

This picture shows the layout I was making until I realized it didn't look right.  I was attaching the sashing strip to all sides of the blocks, instead of just two.  Yes, an amateur's mistake.  So, I'll be ripping out again.  Coats and Clark should love me, even though I am not making the best use of their thread.

As a diversion one weekend I crocheted this shawl.  Perfect for the our weather.  When I remember where I found the pattern, I will edit this post with the info.

Stay safe, stay warm and God Bless You.


Judy said...

That's a lovely quilt! Don't you just hate it when that happens, but at least you discovered it before you went too far along. It was 60 degrees here this morning in Idaho! What weird weather we're having this winter. Stay warm!

Sheila said...

Your quilt looks amazing , all your frustration will pay off . Lovely shawl as well , great way to pass the time . We have plenty of snow too , a huge storm blow through last night leaving us with massive snowbanks .