Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Grand Illusion Clue 3 Progress

I think I got a little carried away when it came to cutting 2" squares for Bonnie Hunter's 2014 Mystery Quilt, Grand Illusion.

I keep my scraps sorted by color instead of using Bonnie's scrap user's system.  When I work on a project I cut the colors by shape instead of useable strips using Accuquilt dies.  Here's what my process looks like:

Sometimes there's only enough of the scrap to make one or two of the desired shape.  It makes for a super scrappy quilt.  Keep in mind that most of these scraps were given to me.  Yes, it's a lot of work to sort and iron them.  It does fit my budget perfectly.  It only takes a few minutes to cut the shapes.

This time I went a little overboard and cut too many green 2" squares.  But don't worry, I have my eye on a couple of the quilts in Bonnie's Leader & Ender (books)!  If they don't get used in this quilt, they will be used.  Many of the fabrics would have only made a string and didn't have enough for a 2.5" square.  Many of the shapes I was able to save the string after placing it on the die!

I'm linking up with Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville's Quips & Snips for the Mystery Monday Link-Up.

Grand Illusion


Julianne said...

You're amazing!

TLC said...

Wow! That's a lot of work!

Quilter Kathy said...

So many pretty greens! I love a scrap quilt!

Andee said...

Looking good!

scraphappy said...

So many green squares. Great variety!

Kevin the Quilter said...

I work similarly to you scrap wise! However, I do cut a lot of neutrals which makes it even easier with some of the steps. I love going through the other stuff to see what will work and make it as scrappy as possible!