Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year

Spent this afternoon visiting a friend, doing some hand-stitching:
My hexagon flower ball is now in three large pieces. We also played with my Grand Illusion units to see if we could come up with a nice arrangement.

When I got home, I discovered that Bonnie had posted the reveal a couple of hours earlier - probably right as we were scratching our heads about how it was going to work. Bonnie's quilt is a 5x5 grid. I spent some time working out how many extra pieces I would have to make to create a 3x3 grid, given that I made only a quarter of the requirements for each clue.

After dinner I had to start putting at least one block together. Here is it with only the seams in one direction sewn:
I didn't feel like getting the iron out to press it before doing the other seams. I expect I will be spending the next two hot days making components, and stitching blocks together, while using the iron as little as possible. And hoping I like the finished quilt!


  1. Can't wait to see that flower ball bloom lol hugs, and Happy New Year Julierose

  2. Happy New Year Vireya. I love the colours of your mystery quilt, wonder how the pattern would look in black, whites and reds. I saw the finished quilt and it is very busy. A great way to use up a stash.

  3. Lovely projects...looking forward to when you are able to unveil the FlowerBall quilt. The Grand Illusion block looks great!