Tuesday, January 13, 2015

This. Is. Taking. Forever.

All twenty-five blocks of the Grand Illusion Mystery (no longer) Quilt are assembled, pressed and on two design walls.

Here is one of the blocks, up close and personal.

One hundred twenty double lines of four sewn together to make sixty sashing strips. Aren't those little soldier girls just the cutest?

Sashing strips pressed with center seams "twirled".

And now assembly has begun on the actual quilt top! I really do like this one. If I had seen it beforehand I would never have attempted it. (And they are saying that this is an easy one!!!??)

I set this as a challenge to myself, and I am glad I haven't abandoned it. I will finish it. I will!
Bruno went as far as he could go last night/this morning helping me.
But trusty Sock Monkey stayed alert and on the job! Or maybe it was that rooster with the gun who was keeping him awake. 
Dinah has been very interested in the birds at that suet feeder outside the window. And very annoyed that she can't seem to catch them!
Also outside the window, the peach tree is in full bloom. I guess it doesn't know that Winter is not over. We'll see if any of those survive. Anyway, it's a very welcome sight to me - this promise of Spring!
Meanwhile, the chickens continue to patrol the backyard, interested in everything and always busy. One of the many reason I like them!

I hope you are interested in something good today and it fills you with as much pleasure! As for me, I am thankful for so many things. With all its trials and struggles, life is still a very good thing!

Hugs and kisses,


Karen S said...

Look at all that amazing work. It is wonderful already!! Heading for a great finish with the help of dogs, cats and chickens!!!

Sheila said...

It's looking great! Love your fabric prints and colors. You go girl.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Oh my, you certainly keep late hours! ;-) I love how your Grand Illusions is coming together. I can't wait to see it finished.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that quilt is wonderful -- no wonder it is taking forever! I love all the little pieces. And LOVE those little soldier girls. I can't believe the peach tree is blooming either -- another Wow!!!

Carolyn Sullivan said...

While I was piecing the 'clues' i did think it was easy, but I have not been able to sit down and get it finished.... Too much else to do. Yours looks great! and I love the armed forces women!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such sweet photos! Such a pretty quilt and it will be so worth it all when you finish!

Susie Swanson said...

It looks like an almost done deal and beautiful as always. I love your helpers. hugs and Blessings to you sweet friend. xo