Monday, December 8, 2014

Grand Illusion Week Two

For the first time in what seems like forever I had a completely free place to go and no one to cook for.  I spent nearly the whole weekend in my sewing room!  I made great progress on step two.  I decided to use Bonnie's first method to do my cutting.

This method worked well for me and the best part was that it gave me a use for my duplicate Easy Angle ruler.  (Sadly, I actually have three of them for some reason....)

I really like the look of the double diamond block. I am enjoying these colors - they are definitely different from my norm!

I finished 57 complete blocks and the rest of the halves.  I still need to trim rabbit ears and then can get the rest of the blocks together.

I got a little farther on step one over the course of last week.

And I've made quite a bit of progress on my giant rug:

Okay, now that I look at the picture it really doesn't look like all that much progress, but I do try to work on it pretty much every night.  It's hard to tell from the picture but the section I've hooked is probably two feet long. The rug is 30" x 76" so there's still a long way to go.

I hope I can drag myself away from the sewing machine long enough to get some Christmas shopping done.  Bonnie's mysteries are addicting!

That's my progress report for the week!  Check out how others are progressing on Bonnie's blog.


Gayle said...

That is ONE BIG RUG you're hooking - and it's going to be wonderful! I love all the different motifs on it - very fun. I decided not to do Bonnie's mystery this year since I haven't yet finished the one I started two years ago! LOL Lookin' good so far.....

Andee said...

I have two different size easy angles...I used them both on this step too, hahah. Your mystery is looking good!

Feathers in my Nest said...

I have 2 rulers too!..Love your rug...great progress, keep on..

moosecraft said...

The quilt is pretty... but your rug is gorgeous! I'm enjoying following along on the progress of it! :-)