Quiltville's Grand Illusion Part 1
Just in the nick of time! It seems I do much better with mystery quilts in getting them completed, at least the tops. I felt the pressure to get these done before the next clue. Otherwise -- oh, look, a butterfly!
The black is constant in these blocks, as is the gold/yellow. The aquas vary but are in the same value range. Those pinks are almost a decade old and have to go, so I'll use them up 'til gone then move to another pink in my stash to complete this quilt. So, semi-scrappy? Schizo?
Also, I made my half-square triangles eight-at-a-time. In reading posts all around, I didn't see anyone else remarking on using that method. Seems a lot less torture to me -- for 280 just needed 35 pairs, right faces together, four diagonal lines sewn, four cuts. Now, I do have to square them, but it's worth it to me to get them precisely 2-1/2". No way I could do that sewing them using 2-1/2" strips -- I'm just not that talented.
Here's the link to the Quiltville linkup-party for others working on this mystery, the pattern of which is generously provided by Bonnie Hunter:
Looking forward to tomorrow!