Happy Monday, everyone!
Welcome to our 3rd Mystery Monday Link-Up for Grand Illusion.
I hope this part was an easier breezier one for you –and that you enjoyed whipping up 120 of our Two By Four units.
I just love the bright greens mixed with the neutrals and the scrappy blacks…it’s going to play such a fun part in our final quilt reveal!
I’ve had questions about the pressing….
I had you press toward the far right green strip in each strip set because it was LESS CONFUSING in the directions rather than turning it around and saying “press this one to the black and press this one toward the neutral” because then I get rebuttals saying “I thought we were always supposed to press toward the dark….” And seriously, if you want to press the other direction so your seams point UP toward the needle as you sew your units together, go ahead. I’m just telling you how I did mine. I don’t want to get into pressing battles and the whys and wherefores. You know what works for you, so as long as your seams nest ((unless you are a presser-opener)) I’m okay with it. I am okay with the presser-openers too. We all have our quirks, don’t we?
What matters is that your units look like mine, measure 3.5” X 6.5” and you have the right number of them. The pressing is up to you.
Let’s link up!
If you have never participated in a Link-Up before, the first thing I want you to do is to read the entire tutorial I wrote about Link-Ups HERE so you can know a few things before you dive in head first.
There is a lot of good information there that will help you understand things like WHY we need the address or URL of your individual specific post, not just your main blog address. It will show you how to FIND the correct URL and link it correctly.
If you are adding a Pinterest photo and have never linked up with us before, Click to read the Pinterest tutorial from last week’s link up HERE.
Remember, if you link to your main blog, and not the specific post I will have to delete your entry and have you try again because I can’t fix it for you.
To find the URL for the specific post, go to your blog and click on the title of the post you want to link. Look in the address bar at the top of your browser. The address of your post should end in .html NOT .com!
PLEASE LEAVE OFF the http:// part at the beginning of your blog address when you fill in your info below . The form auto-adds that for you. If I were linking, my address would start with Quiltville.blogspot.com/ not http://Quiltville.blogspot.com/
Also: If you are linking from a mobile device -- delete the last /?=m from the URL before posting! Those of us on a computer will get a really awkward looking page if you post your mobile URL from your tablet or phone. Your link should end in .html or just /
*NOTE* Your blog address does NOT include the @ symbol! That's for email addresses only, and that won't work in the linky either!
If you don’t have a blog you may link to your Flickr photo or Grand Illusion Album that you have created ((Not your whole account, please make it specific)) Or a photo you have posted on Pinterest sharing your progress ((Also specific, not your whole profile)) You can not link to Facebook. Any posts linking to a Facebook profile will be deleted.
Your blog Pinterest or Instagram photo must be view-able to ALL, not just a handful of people that you have invited. If your blog, Instagram or Pinterest is private, please don't link up. It's frustrating to those who click to view and are told they can't because of your privacy settings.
You can link ANY progress of ANY step on any of the Link-Ups.
For instance, if we are on a Link-Up for part 4 – and you are just on part 1, you can still link that. Just SHARE where you are!
In your post, Flickr or Pinterest photo – PLEASE include a link back to THIS POST not just to Quiltville.blogspot.com. I post more than once a day, so if someone clicks a link on your page to just my main address – they likely won’t find the link-up. That will only take them to the most recent post on the blog. They won't find any of the other links that people have taken time to place on this page. It will be a dead end street for them.
Don't BE the DEAD END STREET!
Make your links (Both yours and mine) post specific.
New links can be added until Thursday, December 18th at 11:55pm EST.