Paint Box- 1

Okay today, Friday, is the finding of our progress in the  project we are doing both me and Rawya , so first 10 blocks are ready. 

I was free yesterday so I began to think  of other sewing projects, I think I will make a blouse. 

 So I fix the pattern over the fabrics and went to eat
grapes .lol!!

See you tomorrow telling you why I am writing this late, and where I spent the day.

Good night.


Paint Box

 First step 

I will make oh, Fransson with a friend as I mention before so I began 2 days ago with  paper to check if my solid fabrics enough .  

green is the length of stripes 
orange is the width of stripes 

And yes, all the 9 patches from solid and the same from printed fabrics for one 6 1/2 finished block

Then I cut my first solid round and  printed fabrics for the second round 

Okay here are the numbers over the fabrics showing  the order of fixing stripes clockwise.

P.S.  My solids are  thick enough I think I will add 1/4" for the width on number 7 and 8 in the picture (up) to balance the loss of width during overlapping  

First attempt in reds 

On Friday will show first 10 blocks 

Check here please and put your lovely comments  


Last version

Just today I finished my Grand illusion mystery quilt top , and 

I won't call it the reveal or the final like here simply because it 

did not quilted yet. 

I tried to follow Bonnie's colors as mush as I could, and  make 

it scrappy till my stash piles shrink .....But no way!!!

Any one could tell me ,Why?

I still need to buy some patting to quilt it .

By the way it's size is 75" * 59"

I took some pictures but find that they was not the best shots .

So I'll leave it tomorrow sun light.

I suppose to start a new quilt with a friend  Rawya

I looked for the first block's fabrics and I think  I am happy 

to begin with red .


Mystery quilt in progress

Here I show my Grand illusion quilt in progress , yesterday I added  the yellow border.

Today I started to add the inner border blocks which I found...... I got to make 14 more .


Maintenance Day

 Yesterday I was busy doing some maintenance  and It needs from time to time and as you see  



I would like  to share  quilting , ideas and experience  with a friend , So when I found this site

of Rawya I knew some of my dreams came true .

And what better than starting with Bonnie the Mystery quilt  Grand illusion

Unfortunately Rawya was busy in other objects but she proposed to make a new quilt starting on 

January and she found this oh_fransson/paintbox because she knew I love Log cabins 

first plan says it takes about 13 weeks to make 80 blocks!!!

Well , I am not sure how big main will be, but I want to make a scrappy quilt using what ever fabrics

 I do already

So we will start on 23 of Jan , by the way I did not finish My mystery, today I added the small yellow border  and began to fix the blocks to make the outer border .

 original painting by artist Elizabeth Fraser