I am so excited that Bonnie Hunter’s Grand Illusion Mystery has finally begun! I’ve had my fabrics ready for weeks and weeks:
Everyone has a favorite method for half square triangles – when I have this many to make I like using Star Singles:
Leaving the paper on reduces the chance of stretching or warping the fabric when you press. Now, my biggest hint with this technique. To remove the paper easily, hold the square in your left hand with your thumb nail pressing on the stitching line, tear off the paper with your right hand. It will zip right off!
The sheer volume of piecing for this mystery overwhelms some people. But I just want to get some done each week, keep organized on what is done and not done from each clue, share some tips and tricks on my blog and enjoy the process! I know this is a hectic time of year, so I refuse to feel like I have to get everything done every week. Lets consider this a haven of creativity away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays!
So, this is just part 1 – anyone else out there want to join me? Check out the Grand Illusion Mystery page for more details.
And check Bonnie’s Monday Morning Link Up for other blog about the Grand Illusion Mystery! Fun!