Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt Week 5

Bonnie Hunter is an inspirational quilter and business woman. This year's mystery quilt has been fun to work on, and I'm so pleased that 2 of 5 weeks' clues were fast and easy!

I didn't get a lot of time to work in my sewing room, but I did get a lot of the pieces cut. I had only one morning to sew, and I stitched up all the strip sets for clue 3, and all the HST's that I had cut.

GIMQ Stack of HST and Square units

I sorted all my HSTs so I could start assembling clue 4 first - I mean, there were only 80 units, why not make them first, then cut more for clue 1?

So I sorted all my black and brown squares so I'd have enough variety and began sewing HST to square. Happily. At 5:30am Christmas Eve morning. Then it was 6:30, kid was awake and I was almost finished the pile. Double awesome!

So on Sunday, I began ironing. I started with the strip sets from clue 3 and pressed all my seams to the green. Calming. Nice. Kid was playing at my feet, and dog was lounging in the doorway. What could go wrong?

I started ironing the HST/square units. The black ones all were perfect - OK, so maybe my seam isn't always accurate, but they'll look fine in the quilt. I moved to the set of orange ones - and they didn't look right. I only ironed 2 pair before I stopped and looked closely.

I. Sewed. Every. Pair. of HST. and Square. WRONG. Somehow, I turned every pair sideways.

Every pair is sewn WRONG.

See how the yellow triangle is supposed to be along the orange square? On each pair, I sewed the brown or neutral to the square. Frustrating. But, I caught it early.

It only took about an hour to rip out the seam on all 80 subunits. Now I have them all lined up next the the machine so I can settle in later today and get this section done properly...I hope!

Let's hope I'm not the only one on Bonnie Hunter's link up with an Oops to report :)

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