Monday, January 6, 2020

Clues #4, #5, & #6 Progress {Frolic Mystery Quilt}

While I am going to talk about three clues today, I'm actually only done with one out of the three!

When we got home after Christmas, I had some time to do the cutting for both Clue #4 and Clue #5.

For Clue #4, our assignment was to cut pieces and parts for HSTs and for triangle parts to be used later. I had plenty of my navy fabric and my dark teal fabrics for my required number of sets, however I only had enough aqua fabrics for about 75% of the required number of sets. I will need to either dig deeper into my stash or buy about a 1/3 of a yard of fabric. I decided to hold off on sewing my HSTs using these units until I have more aqua.

Clue #5 was a complete diversion from Clue #4, which was very helpful for me! We made more HSTs, this time using background and raspberry, so mine are white-on-white and my coral dot. There was lots of trimming for this clue too but it was good to just have a completely completed clue.

Clue #6 was our bonus clue that came out on New Year's Eve, and is a highly complicated clue that uses some of the units we cut for Clue #4 to make flying geese. For my quilt, I will be using the dark blue and dark teal fabrics combined with yellow to make my flying geese. I prefer to use the fast flying geese method, but this time around I am using a regular piecing method. So far, I have 8 sets sewn (but not trimmed), so I am about 20% of the way done sewing these units. 

Clue #7 came out on Friday and I haven't touched it yet. I should easily be able to start it because I will use my coral, navy, and dark teal fabrics, however, I would like to get all of my flying geese sets sewn and trimmed first. I will still need to go back and finish Clue #4 once I find or buy more aqua fabric.

Happy Monday!

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  1. This is my first Bonnie mystery. I wouldn't even attempt it but there's a group meeting every Sunday afternoon to work on the clues. I've stayed relatively caught up - which I am amazed at because I work full-time. I think time off during the holidays certainly helped. I don't even want to know how many HSTs we've made and I don't know that I'll ever want to make another one!

  2. You are making great progress on Frolic! Love the fussy cut coral dots. The good thing about Bonnie's mysteries is that there is no penalty for not being finished by the time the last clue posts. Whenever it gets done, it'll be welcomed and loved!

  3. You are moving along with the clues. Clue 8 comes out today. I didn't get very far on clue 7. Going back to work really cut back on the available stitching time.


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