Since I don't have enough black and white fabric to go to Grand Illusion Mystery I found some ways 

I would love to share it with you here.

I used looms to make some ties over plain  black fabric , then I dipped

 it in bleach and it looks like this

The fabric covered with looms never changed and remained black 

After removing the looms and rinsing it in water it looked like

Flowers and sun

Another way is when I drew instantly on the fabric using brushes in different sizes 

What I realized the bleach left the blacks with ( reddish ) spots but not white instead of  pure white .

Jellyfish  was  very obvious 

Hearts and circles 

But some fabric was too soft to stand the  bleach. LOL

Any way it was fun to finish clue No 4  Grand Illusion Mystery

Here are some of my blocks 




Today morning I did some greens and natural blocks for the lovely clue no 3

 HERE   with  

I love the many lessons I learned from every clue when reading carefully, and go where did   

  send me: like here

Today was the chain blocks hung there at the sewing machine , ironed then the snip snip for 

clue no 3 of 

Grand Illusion, Part 3

In the afternoon we celebrated my DH's birthday and found that my blocks were lovely enough to be a master piece for  decorating the table around Goodies .


The sign's idea was my DD's


Mystery quilt Clue No 2

Here we are on Monday already , I spent all the day cutting and cutting rectangles and squares for

 clue No 2 of grand illusion 


I think naturals is the easiest to find in my stash 

I am poor in blacks 

OK I start joining  some blocks and the third method is what I follow. 

 And here are my first fruits for today

Now Ready for Monday link up 


By the way here is how I made my HST's since I have no  Easy Angle Ruler.


How I do Half Square Triangles

I would  show you my method (which is not mine of course). I am still learning you know

Its Rhonda's  and you can find it here with full details


 I am fixing two stripes of fabric, sewing them at one long side 

After ironing to one side

   I use 2.5 " square template to make a half square triangles in an Easy way

By the way Templates also from Rhonda check here 


you can see  HST's ready to use 

I can make more by turning and sewing the other two sides .


Mystery quilt with Bonnie

This is my first time and I wish not the last to do a mystery quilt because I feel too much enthusiastic already 

I am waiting for this opportunity long time ago and here was the announcement


Three days a go it began


well still I did not much complete blocks !! but wait . Lol  I will 

Here is my first three from yesterday .

 Today I spend quilting time in cutting and fixing .

As you can see my method in cutting half squares is different because i did not find the Easy Angle ruler That Bonnie recommended.

Later I will show it to you.

Thanks for your comments   


Hearts quilt and stars quilt

I started piecing shirts stripes  in different lengths and colors in one long tail .

Cut them into 54 inches as this is the width I need for the covers , re connecting them to make 86 inches long top.

It takes about 2 whole months to finish side by side .

First one is Heart Quilt I cut hearts , different sizes and shapes , attaching them with zig zag before adding the 2 other layers 

Free motion the quilt after adding nice light packing and batting

The second one is stars quilt 

I add a wonky stars blocks ( they were waiting for suitable home to adopt) between the lines and quilted with free motion stars all sizes and shapes

For the star blocks was any free motion  my hands goes

I loved working with this two quilts and i am very proud because I used my collection of used Hubby's shirts  this was a lesson from my favorite quilter

By the way pinks and reds I used for stars is not his . Lol

Brown printed with purple flowers is my Daughter blouse

If you like them I love to leave a comment 


My first mystery quilt

I can't wait to begin my first mystery quilt  with  
Grand Illusion

I chose the fabrics as she asked 

well I am not satisfied with the yellow,it's the constant fabric  so i have to visit the market soon

The rest of colors are ready to use.

Here are some 

If I do the yellow from scrapes then i have it , but the instruction says one yellow 
We have ONE constant fabric in this year’s quilt! You will need 1 5/8 Yards 


Jameela's Quilt

Jameela is a dear friend of main with 3 boys.
 She wished a girl , and because ALLAh is Great , she is pregnant again.
 I promised her to make a quilt . 

Months past and a twins came( I told you  ALLAh is Great). 
but me!!! i can't make two .

I prefer to do a lap quilt instead. 

Here is a corner

Here is the back 

All sizes of fabric stripes stitched to a paper foundation (Bonnie Hunter method http://quiltville.blogspot.ae/

Then free motion quilting . 

The final result 

Hope it reflects and brings happiness and relaxing to Mom and the twins.


Building a shirts quilt

I will keep showing my progress in my last project between my hands.

first you have to remember not to delay after rip rip the shirts or you will build a nest of threads frying from your stripes and you will face this fact 

But the best part is the easy to build the quilt 



Look what a mess in my sewing room today , yes, it's okay because there is a new quilt will born soon, I hope

Can you see the pile over the table ?

Another clue I am offering :

And another picture from another corner please 

You can guess what is the quilt pattern because you see in the picture some strings or stripes here and there.

Yes a quilt made of 23 shirts and more ( retired ones) keeping them through years , this would be cheaper than a new fabric! right ?    

I am so excited. 


Moon and Stars Mobile

From the book" kids Easy Quilting Projects" my Daughter chose to make a Mobile goes with the previous quilt to go with it.

She chose the fabric colors and began to cut.

 stitch the pieces together.

Start see some purple stars and I loved them

But what I loved the most is the final result 

See  you later.


 I made this quilt for very dear cousin of my daughter, she expecting her first baby in December 2014.

I asked her about her favorite colors , blue and purple was her answer .

As a girl I chose the second color and from three designs

My DD chose first blocks 

Here is Sue holding a yo yo flower took her place in the middle of the quilt .

And here is the last edition of the quilt

 By the way the pink dress of Sue is a piece of my DD skirt.
Sky is made of colored fabric of transparent chiffon. 

 And for the record I added some details .

I hope you like it as Mona and her family did. 



I will leave you with the pictures took from a the park we visited last weekend

Let me check what is this under our tree? mmmmm strangers?!

My mirror...... my mirror who in this park is prettier  than  me?

NO one but you 
Every body listen to me I am the prettiest



Cleaning tools

What I hate here the most during cleaning is the first wound ever happened when my tool still new

But I am still happy with my new toy so I put this bandage 

No not for long it removes every now and then . What makes you nerves

Later after some uses like 20 days not month NO 

It gives up and wants an early retired

I gave up , get rid of it

 I miss the old wood stick without joints .aren't you