Grand Illusion Step One

Discussion started by CaroleD 5 years ago

Okay, I'm going to try to play. laughing  I have just begun step one.  I have the aqua and pink strips cut, and the yellow and black squares cut.  I have made ONE, that's right, ONE of the broken dish blocks.  So I still have 278 half-square triangles to cut and sew, and 199 Broken Dish blocks to make -- I think.  I'm tired and the math part of my brain is not working really well.  I need to finish making my daughter's pinwale corduroy fly-front pants before I do anything else on the blocks, though.

I wanted to include pictures here, but I don't understand how to do that.  If you try to insert an image, it asks you to fill in information, but doesn't give you an option to upload photos that I can see.  If anybody knows how, I'd love to learn.

This is my Grand Illusion blog, which does have some pictures.  Just click on that sentence, and with luck, it might take you there! smile

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arxjdm
arxjdm
I had a hard time posting here as well. Try making an album for yourself--see the photos button above. They are easier to post there and they can be all together.
5 years ago
genevacarroll
genevacarroll
I guess I can only post one picture at a time. I'm having a hard time getting pictures to post! Well, sorry, it won't post. Maybe I'll try another day!
5 years ago
genevacarroll
genevacarroll
I have finished step 1! Hooray! I will try to post a picture of it here as well as a picture of the fabrics I've pulled from my stash. (Except for the greens. I haven't gotten to that yet.
5 years ago
arxjdm
arxjdm
I love those lyrics, too! I look forward to seeing photos of your color combinations, Geneva.
5 years ago
idaho
idaho
Terrific lyrics !! Who knew? I remember them...just not songs.
5 years ago
genevacarroll
genevacarroll
I am working very diligently on step number 1. I am almost finished making 3.2 million half square triangles. I am working on this quilt as a lenders enders type project so that is why it is slow going. But I'm very excited. My colors are magenta and purple, with black and yellow. I'll post a picture when I have something to show. I've been working on several other quilt projects. Being retired is very nice!!

I wondered if anyone remembers the group STYX? I listened to them when I was young and still do when they come on the oldies station. I just heard their song "Grand Illusion". I thought these lyrics applied to us.

Welcome to the grand illusion
Come on in and see what's happening
Pay the price, get your tickets for the show
The stage is set, the band starts playing
Suddenly your heart is pounding
You're wishing secretly you were a star
But don't be fooled by the radio
The TV or the magazines
They'll show you photographs of how your life should be
But they're just someone else's fantasies
So if you think your life is complete confusion
'Cause you never win the game
Just remember that it's a grand illusion
And deep inside we're all the same
We're all the same

Happy sewing!

Geneva
5 years ago
arxjdm
arxjdm
I have all of these done now, but still need to complete the 80 "extra" HST's.
5 years ago
quiltsnat
quiltsnat
I'm learning my way around here too. You block looks great.
5 years ago
CaroleD
CaroleD
Rita, I have NO IDEA what I saw when I started this discussion! I was just muddling through. I tried clicking the camera when I made a comment in the Step 1 album, but there, it wouldn't let me add a picture to the comment although I was able to add to the album. I'm going to see if the little camera in this reply box lets me add a picture here. What a learning experience this is!
5 years ago
twiglet
twiglet
KalamaQuilts click on photo button on top right then you get to albums for this group. If you then click on upload photo tab on right it gives you the option of which album you add photos to. If you click on the camera above your comment it adds it to your post here not an album. Love your fabrics the black and white is fabulous.
5 years ago
KalamaQuilts
KalamaQuilts
Ah. I see a camera icon above add comment, I'll try that first. there should be two photos here.
Ok, looks like only one photo per post. Pardon me, I'm just thinking out loud
5 years ago
KalamaQuilts
KalamaQuilts
I'm in although it taxed my mind mightily...I'll see if I can add to the week one photo file.
5 years ago
rehak
rehak
I just created a photo album for the Step 1 photos. You can see it if you go to "Photos" under the group (not to be confused with the "Photos" link at the top of the page, which goes to your profile photos). I put my 2 photos there. We'll get this all figured out soon!
5 years ago
Reetzbobeetz
Reetzbobeetz
I finally got a comment box here! Carol was there a box to 'upload file' on your right when you started this discussion? I can see one on the right and I am wondering if that is how to upload photos?
5 years ago
rehak
rehak
Your fabrics look beautiful and your sample block is perfect! Can't wait to see the rest of your blocks, when you get a chance.
5 years ago

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