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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.


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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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January 1, 2020
1st one monthly goal for 2020 from Making A Lather

I bought this kit in September while I was in Utah for our daughter- in - laws funeral. I loved the kit, and the fabrics, and thought I would make it as a way to remember her and heal. Quilting does that for me. It is so beautiful, I was afraid to even open it. Not to mention, I have never spent that much for a quilt. So my first goal for January is to really open, and read, and plan on making this quilt. I may have to learn a new technique and organize a little differently.

 

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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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November 5, 2019
~ Bonnie Hunter 2019 Mystery ~ Frolic ~ from Podunk Pretties

Autumn is the best time of year.  I love the cooler temperatures, the warm colors in nature and the Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt.  This year the mystery quilt is called Frolic.  The clues for the quilt are FREE while the quilt along is in progress. So be sure to save the free PDF's to your computer each week.  Yes! each week.  That's why I like this mystery quilt.  It moves along at a much faster pace than most.  Once a month quilt alongs are a quilt killer in my world.  I lose interest.


Bonnie's quilt along (in ...

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