Grand Illusion Finished

My Grand Illusion top is finished.

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I decided I didn’t want to cut any more fabric to make additional blocks. So I stopped at 9, which gives me a 60″ square top. Because my top is smaller, I had to modify the corner squares in the border. I used the gray/red 4 patches instead. It looked better than the units called for. I love it.

Check out Bonnie’s Mystery Monday Link Up for other’s progress.

Grand Illusion Part 2

Several people have asked if I was going to post measurements for making the half chevrons using the method I wrote up last year for Celtic Solstice here. (I’ve heard others before me have published this method, but I honestly did figure out all the measurements myself by trial and error.)

I’m headed out of town shortly for the weekend, but decided to do my test unit quickly before I left. Here are the measurements that worked for me. Please do some test units before you cut and sew a bunch of strips.

Cut the light strips 1 15/16″ (mine was closer to 2″) and the black and pink strips 2 1/4″. Cut on the 45 degree at 2.5″ widths.
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Then trim to 2 1/2″ by 4 1/2″.

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Sew together, press (I pressed the seam open), and you should have a 4 1/2″ square unit.
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Have fun making these units.

Linking to Bonnie’s Part 2 progress post.