Welp, again, the slight break in cold and rain afforded me the opportunity to take pictures of one of my 2015 finishes! Here’s a baby size version of the Bonnie Hunter Grand Illusion Mystery quilt – rather than using all 25 blocks, I used 9 blocks plus her checkerboard sashing to finish at 63″ square (I always assume babies will grow, hence the larger size). I also simplified the outer border with a single fabric rather than the pieced border because it was a bit busy.
I suspect it has more to do with my color choices (including business of some of my black fabrics) and how close I was to it with the construction. From the pictures taken from far away, it comes together a little more.
Here’s a close-up of one of the corner blocks.
I did an overall meander in the center, and some straight line quilting on the inner and outer borders.
I’ve since finished a larger version (pics to be taken after the next break in rain and cold!), and have plans to use up the rest of the leftover border and sashing pieces in a 3rd version.