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.
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.
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.
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.
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.