Mystery solved!

Bonnie Hunter revealed the final clue for this year’s mystery quilt last Friday!  Check it out here on her blog!

It looks great although I think I have several weeks worth of sewing to get it all together.

After putting some of my sets together, here are the blocks.

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These are pretty big and a little complicated but I do love them!

They’re going to be set on point and I’ll have to make some partial blocks for the corners.  I have half of the whole blocks done.

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After I get all the blocks done, I need to put together the sashing.  Then there’s the job of sewing everything together.

And finally, there are 2 saw-tooth borders and 1 plain border to add.

I have a lot of work to do!

In between…

I finished Clue #8 of the “Frolic” mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville site.

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It was another easy clue to make flying geese out of pieces we had already cut out.

So while I wait for the next clue I starting working on another quilt.  (I know, I know!  I can’t help myself!)

So, I was waiting to pay at the store recently and the February 2020 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine was right there so of course I grabbed it and brought it home.  There was an adorable house quilt pattern in there that I fell in love with.

It’s called “Home Made” and it’s designed by Monique Jacobs.  The blocks are really big IMG_2443and homey looking.  The quilt is made with flannels but I decided just to use the fabrics I have in my stash.  I thought I would make one block but they go together quickly and are addictive.

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There are only 16 blocks in the quilt so I have almost half done.

The houses in the pattern are turned all different directions but I’m not sure I want to do that.  I think you could also just have the houses upright.

This quilt will be the perfect gift for someone in my life.  I just need to find the perfect striped fabric for the sashing and a pretty focus fabric for the large border.

Are we there yet?

I can’t believe that we’re not finished with this year’s Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt and I’m all caught up!  Honestly, at this point, I feel like I’m making half square triangles in my sleep.

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I finished up Clue #6 and moved on to Clue #7 over the weekend.

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I feel like maybe the clues haven’t been too hard this year but I don’t know.

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Here are all the pieces.

I have no idea how this is going to be put all together!

Frolic Mystery catch-up

Happy New Year everyone!

I’m spending this first day of 2020 playing catch up with my Frolic quilt clues.  “Frolic” is Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt for this year.

I was so proud of myself this week for getting the last 2 clues cut and I had a plan to get them sewn by the release of the next clue this Friday and then… Bonnie released Clue #6 on New Year’s Eve!!

This happens every year.  The merry-go-round of clues and sewing spins faster and faster until I can no longer hold on (and keep up with things in my everyday life)!

But I try to console myself with the thought that I have the long, cold, dark January days to catch up and I’ll be glad I have a project to work on.  Really,  it’ll be fine.

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Clue #’s 4 and 5 were more half square triangles so we’ve had LOTS of practice with those.

I have to say, I’m getting a little tired of sewing half square triangles although they do go fast.  I have a system of chain sewing and then I’ve been using my new Clover desk needle threader which has a handy cutter tool.

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I just cut and stack.  It really does speed things up.  Love this little tool!  Plus, once you get the hang of threading your needle with it – life is so much easier for someone like myself who is getting older and more visually challenged.

 

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I finished Clue #4 this morning.  I hope to finish Clue #5 tomorrow and I got started cutting some of my Chartreuse greens into triangles for Clue #6 today.

Clue #6 says to make flying geese out of the larger triangles that we cut out in Clue #4 so a made a couple of those to see how they’ll look.

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I love all these colors together!  And it feels like we’re almost ready to see what kind of blocks we’re making.  Exciting!!

Well, I’ve got to finish cutting out these green triangles and hopefully, I can get at least half of them sewn by Friday.

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