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March 6, 2020
frolic top from Making A Lather

I spent an afternoon at Church as the second person for teaching a young boy having trouble with school. My job was easy. Just be there as a back up. I decided I would bring my sewing machine, and, take advantage of a floor to layout the rest of my frolic mystery quilt.
By mid afternoon, all the parts were sewn and I had 2 halves left to put together.


Before I went home, I had the top together this far. All that is left are the borders.



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March 2, 2020
one monthly goal and frolic from Making A Lather

It was so nice yesterday, we took a walk in the park. There was just a little bit of snow left under the fallen tree. Spring is close I can feel it.


Friday group I had a chance to layout  frolic and make the center row and the smaller one before it. It is all downhill from here. There is a lot of pinning and matching. It was more fun to sit and pin when in the company of other quilter friends. With every row, I like it better.


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February 24, 2020
frolic rows from Making A Lather

My husband was scheduled to have back surgery today, but his cardiologist wanted to do a heart cath first, so the back surgery was cancelled. What a disappointment. But, we will still be visiting the hospital for the heart cath, and see what road that takes us down.

Friday group met, and I worked a little bit on rows for frolic mystery quilt. There is a lot of pinning involved in piecing these together.


And, there was no mention in the directions about joining the sashings together with the navy 1 1/2 inch square we cut earlier in clue ...

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February 17, 2020
frolic 1/2 blocks from Making A Lather

Yesterday I had some great comments and my hand spazzed and I hit delete. Is there a way in blogger to find them?

Ok, I think I have made it to the assembly stage of frolic mystery quilt. I think I can relax and set it aside for a bit. I could use the break for my brain. And it will be fun to think about other projects. I have had an Editya Sitar brand new quilt kit I have wanted to make since last fall. I keep postponing it for lack of brain power. And I need to finish ...

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February 12, 2020
courthouse steps quilt from Making A Lather

Slowly, I have been making Bonnie Hunter's wonky log cabin quilt using my strings and crumbs bins. Her pattern calls for 120 blocks and I have one done already that size, but this one, I have started putting it together with 72 blocks. I want to see if 8 x 9 looks like a decent size. I am sewing into blocks of 4.




I have decided to throw the frolic mystery quilt border pieces in as leader and enders along with my other projects. That way, before I know it, I will have the borders pieced and ready to ...

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February 10, 2020
frolic blocks from Making A Lather

All of my frolic mystery quilt blocks are finished. They are not all matched sets. There were 4 blocks at the end that were only close enough. Those 4 will be buried in the mix and won't be that noticeable. We will say that they are part of the "charm". They are not my best work, either. I really just want them done, and I am not resewing any points. This mystery has seemed like a chore, but I am persevering. The aqua is very light and looks washed out in the pictures.


I need to make the half ...

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February 7, 2020
frolic block from Making A Lather

Finally, I can see how a frolic mystery quilt block looks in my fabrics. It is a very involved  block.


I have made a couple of them, trying to get a rhythm going. I am very concerned that I am going to twist or turn something.



These are not done quickly. So, I will be at this awhile.
In other news, I have started rug hooking my snow man rug again.
The snowmen are so cute. I am trying to hook at least one wool string everyday. It's doable.



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February 3, 2020
frolic 8 from Making A Lather

Frolic 7 is done, and, now, frolic 8 is done. And I really hope ( fingers crossed) that I have the sets together. I was surprised there was so much left to cut in frolic 9.





I am getting closer and closer to seeing a block.

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January 28, 2020
frolic 7 from Making A Lather

Where do I even start? yikes, I am not a fan of this year's quiltville mystery. I think instructions are confusing, and I am not in love with the colors, yet.
Cutting pieces in matched pairs slows the process considerably. And I have spent a lot of money on an accuquilt that is meant to speed the cutting up a notch, but, it couldn't help the matchy matchy  thing. Hopefully, I have clue 7 all cut in sets.



and sewed in sets. but, Why did I have all this mismatched stuff left. It will be interesting.


I sewed ...

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January 21, 2020
progress from Making A Lather

Last week, I made most of my goals. yay me. I made better progress with the retreat last week.

1. quilt one of my quilts - done



2. cut frolic 6 - done



3. sew frolic 6 - done


4. cut basket quilt - flower box - nope I am not sure why I am hesitating.
5. cut blocks for row by row in green - done





New list
1. sew row by row in green
2. binding on my quilt
3. make 2 shine blocks for rainbow
4. cut basket quilt - flower box

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January 13, 2020
goals from Making A Lather

I cut all the HSTS for frolic mystery quilt. I planned on taking them with me to Friday group. I didn't work on them at all.


This is how I spent my time instead. I was ready to lay all the blocks out and start webbing the rows. My back was very tired after, all this design floor business. I still had some rearranging to do. But, in the end, I had the rows all labeled and stacked, so that, I can just run it through the sewing machine.


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January 7, 2020
progress from Making A Lather

I did better on last week's goals than the start.
To do Tuesday
1. finish cutting frolic clue 4  - done
2. sew frolic clue 4 - done
3. quilt one of my quilts - the back has arrived
4. start January one monthly goals - I ironed all the fabric for the flower box quilt, and I have a green rainbow goal finished

new goals
1. cut frolic 5 - done


2. sew frolic 5
3, quilt one of my quilts
4. cut basket quilt
5. cut two blocks for shine

We have had 2 days of sunshine in a row, and I ...

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January 6, 2020
frolic 4 from Making A Lather

I finally finished clue 4 for frolic mystery quilt from quiltville. I really don't like the matchy matchy thing she is doing, and, it takes forever, especially with using scraps, which, I kicked out the window pretty quickly after starting the clue.


Just this morning, I cut the pieces for clue 5. I really am no longer motivated to keep up the mystery. But, I am sure that will change as more is revealed.


My clue 1clue 2,   clue 3

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December 28, 2019
half a basket from Making A Lather

I have the baskets quilt in to 2 pieces.  One more seam and it will be a top. Then, I will need to make finishing decisions. More here and Here and here is about my project.


I have clue 3 finished for the quiltville mystery, frolic.


Clue 1, Clue 2

I haven't started clue 4 and clue 5 came out this morning. Christmas has me a bit topsy turvy.

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December 16, 2019
frolic 2 from Making A Lather

We had a beautiful fluffy snowfall last night. I may not be so happy with it when I go to physical therapy this morning, and drive in it, but, it is a treasure to see.


The rows are starting to come together for Lucy's basket. It takes a little bit as I feel the need to pin it at every junction, and, there are many junctions. It is such a wonderful feeling to use swap blocks and revisit the memories. More here and here.


I have clue one and now, clue two finished for the frolic mystery quilt. The ...

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December 9, 2019
instagram frolic from Making A Lather

I don't like instagram, but everyone else does. The new quiltville mystery quilt, frolic, will be linking up on instagram instead of blog today. When I look at instagram, I feel like I am looking at someone's vacation slides - boring. There is no substance or information to make it interesting.
I did find myself unmotivated to even start this mystery. This will be my 19th quiltville mystery quilt. I have a page of all of them here. I am glad I broke into it.  I have clue one finished. I had all the blue strips already in the ...

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