Grand Illusion is the name of this year's Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt.
A couple weeks ago, Bonnie gave the colors and yardage required to make this year's quilt. I hustled over to Lowe's to pick up the Valspar paint chips Bonnie uses as inspiration for her color choices.
Last year I said I would use different colors for my second mystery quilt, but I really, really liked Bonnie's color choices of yellow, green, aqua and pink, along with black and white.
I plan to make mine smaller than Bonnie's quilt. Last year, I made half the required units for the smaller of the two sizes Bonnie included. I haven't decided if I will make half the units again or make them half the size of Bonnie's pattern. I'll wait until I see the cutting directions to decide.
I think these colors will make a great baby quilt for a girl and it just so happens I have a new niece on the way and she's due in March - perfect timing for the finish of this mystery quilt.
I actually had a many of the required colors in my stash already, but I needed to add some blacks and whites for variety. I picked up a few more fat quarters during the shop hop last weekend, so I'm all ready. How about you?