Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Grand Illusions is

finished.  The quilting will have to wait but I couldn't get the top done fast enough.

I was not real happy with the end result.  I did take the blue squares out of the sashing.  It was just way too chaotic for me.  I know that those blue squares were the center of a secondary block that was formed by the corners of the main blocks and the sashing...but I just couldn't take it.  The main blocks just didn't pop enough with all that other stuff going on.

I saw a few examples with the center of the main block altered.  I much preferred that look but I was too far gone to change 25 centers.  After changing the corner stones in the sashing I would have liked to have eliminated the black squares but, again, I was too far into the project to go that far backwards.  I am hoping the quilting will mellow it all a little...or draw out the main blocks and let the secondary blocks recede.

I am a sucker for a good mystery.  You just never know what you'll get.  I knew I wasn't in love with the color pallet but didn't have enough confidence to change it.  Sometimes that can lead to a disaster with colors falling in places you don't like.

I can always hope one of my kids likes it enough to want it.  And, you never know, maybe after some time apart I'll change my mind.



  1. I thought I commented on this already...but maybe I dreamed it. LOL Anyway...good job getting it all assembled! You'll find the perfect recipient for it someday and you'll be happy to have it ready. :)

  2. Just looked at a bunch of your most recent posts ~ trying desperately to catch up and reconnect! Love, love, love seeing all that you have been doing!

  3. Wow! That is a big finish, Pam! I think it looks great--I'll bet the colors will grow on you this summer as it is so bright :)

    Hope things are warming up for you up there!

  4. Lovely quilt. I love your soft greens and cornerstones.

    Nice job.