Friday, March 27, 2015

At Last

I know!  I can hardly believe it either, but the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt is finished. Totally finished. Glory to God! 

I had a lot of fun making this quilt and enjoyed the surprise of how it all came together. I wasn't sure that I would. It was a challenge for me. Bonnie Hunter did a wonderful job on creating this mystery. I appreciate all her hard work.

This is the backing. I found this flannel print, which suits the colors on the front pretty well.

Here I am sewing the binding on with my 1930 Singer Model 99 with the knee control. I really like this machine.

Sewing it together with the Singer 301. I'm not showing the Singer 201 again, which is the machine I do most of my piecing on, because it is a little under the weather right now. Mr. Muddling worked on it and it seemed to make a full recovery, but there has been a relapse. Back to the work table for her!

We have a beautiful day today, and I thought you might like to see some of what's growing out there in our yard. I did not get photos of the azaleas in full bloom this year. Sorry!  I've been an absent blogger. No excuse really, just slack on the posting.

Here it is again on our bed. I really like this quilt.

Can you tell?

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that you find time to do something really nice for yourself. Because I love you!

Hugs and kisses,


Sheila said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations on a fabulous finish! Love the pictures. Quilt and spring flowers.
Hope the "201" is humming smoothly again soon. Sewing machines are a mystery to me. If cleaning and oiling can't fix 'em, I'm in trouble.

Karen S said...

Hasn't it ended up looking great!!! This has come together so well and it looks wonderful. Well done - I do admire your patience. I agree - the backing works really well, too.
Lovely to see your machines all getting a work out.
And your garden is positively blooming!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a wonderful job you did on the Grand Illusion! So well done. Hope your 201 is back to full health sooon.

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Elaine! That's a LOT of piecing but it was sure worth it. I love the colors you selected too. And thanks for the flower pics -- it's still too cold up here for flowers!

Susie Swanson said...

Wow, so gorgeous. You outdone yourself on this. A big Congrats and Happy Easter. Hugs, xo

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

The Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt is awesome! I love the pattern and beautiful colors. You've done a wonderful job with the quilt. Wishing you a fantastic Easter!