Wednesday, February 19, 2020

At A Snail's Pace {Frolic Mystery Quilt}

I am still slowly (so slowly) but surely making little bits of progress on my Frolic mystery quilt.

Last year I finished the top of my Good Fortune quilt top on (or about) February 13th. Now, I did do a half-ished sized quilt last year and I am doing the full quilt this year in addition to this being a much more complicated quilt and not feeling my normal motivation in December and January.

However, I have completed all of my navy blocks!

This includes the stray block that I shared last time in the lower right hand corner. And once again I found a block that I need to fix -- can you find it? It should be very easy to fix.

So, if I wanted to make the quilt as directed, I would stop here and then use the rest of my sets to make the half and quarter blocks. But because I'm a certified overachiever and over-complicater of projects, I am going to make 16 more full blocks out of the block sets that I have left. I don't plan to make half blocks for my setting triangles at all.

I will be stepping back to make more units for blocks -- flying geese and half square triangles -- with my dark teal fabrics. My plan is to work on units and blocks in small batches so I don't get overwhelmed with a lot of trimming at once (which happened a lot in this mystery quilt!).

The parts for the "ring" of dark teal are done, and the parts for the "star" in coral and dark teal will be what I am making next. All of the dark teal blocks will have the same yellow dot fabric used throughout.

Happy Wednesday -- what works in progress are you working on today?

Sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!


  1. Oh, that is looking so pretty! I have only made one of Bonnie's mystery quilts and I know what you mean about being overwhelmed!

    Sandy A

  2. Hi Alison...that is exactly what I am doing. I have made my "extra" bits for the last 16 blocks, got them together, made more sashing units and am about 1/2 through setting them together. I decided I will use a neutral fabric for my setting triangles and that is what is on my agenda for today. I realized I won't have enough border units so may have to make more of those. I am also going to do a different border, either the friendship star border I have seen or a zigzag. I will cross that bridge when I get there. I will put it away for quilting for a while as I only have a domestic machine... I am itching for a longarm! Good luck with your quilt. I agree that this is a more complicated design than Bonnie has done in the past.

  3. Only two 4P need to be switched in the center block!! Your blocks are beautiful and will make a gorgeous Frolic quilt!!

  4. Took me a while, but I found the mistake--glad it's a simple fix! Your blocks are beautiful!


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