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Bonnie Hunter's 2019-2020 Frolic Mystery

Old 02-09-2020, 04:44 PM
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Iceblossom, It's cute how you used blue in the 4patches, and green for the cornerstones.
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Old 02-10-2020, 12:32 PM
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How observent, Givio, that was a design decision when I felt I needed to push my greens into darker territory. Sometimes when you just add a few pieces it's really obvious that's where you ran out of the other fabric! But I'm trying to tie it in a bit with the same color but a value closer to those blues.

Today's lack of progress report. Well, after I took off and fixed those "wrong" setting triangles I figured out that no, the problem was just that I needed the sashing on both sides and not just one -- which means I didn't have to take them off, I just needed to add to them.

I only have 2 sashing strips left and figured those would be for the corners but I seem to be maybe 6?? short and I can't figure out why, I used all those rectangle units I think... Don't know. Short form is I'm going to put together a few more sashing strips and that will be all I get done today. Promised the hubby to watch him bowl tonight.

Still planning on having the top put together by Valentines. We are going to do something different on Saturday. We have this thing where we point out the "first times" so this will be the first time we've been to a football game together live. Seattle has an XFL team and I actually suggested we go to the opener. Hubby was surprised but found out that yeah, tickets are pretty cheap and why not be a part of Seattle sports history. Team is the Dragons, but I'm betting a lot of us will have our Seahawk coats on, chances are weather will not be the best thing about the day.
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Old 02-10-2020, 01:02 PM
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old pokey here, Finally feeling like leaping between the working wall and the sewing machine
I've changed a lot of things, but think I'm loyal to the Frolic concept

I'm finding the 'planned scrappy' exhausting, probably won't do that again.
Crazy about my 30's fabric outcome, I'm a happy camper!
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Old 02-10-2020, 01:25 PM
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KalamaQ, this will be wonderful! The little pinwheel you've made from your sashing is so cute. Is that a separate color or a yellow?
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Old 02-10-2020, 01:33 PM
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KalamaQuilts I love your version of Frolic and your selection of fabrics. I almost wish I could copy your layout, but it is a bit too late for that. It is hard to maintain motivation when I'm not trilled with my color choices, but as Iceblossom has mentioned numerous times, things will all turn out ok....someone will like it.
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Old 02-10-2020, 01:36 PM
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Great changes on the sashing KalamaQ! I love all the different variations that are showing up!
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Old 02-10-2020, 01:37 PM
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Oh thanks for posting that, Kalama! I've been wondering how it (and you) were doing, I figured the fabrics would be great together but I like your changes, especially the pinwheels.

As I was digging through my scrap pile I found my extra neutral/red units (I had made too many). They were the ones I rejected as both colors being too pale, but I picked 6 of them and I made some others with stronger colors. Next dive in is to the new parakeets, those are easily in reach. I'm thinking I did have one of those Scarlett O'Hara/Tomorrow is another day moments and only made enough sashing units for my blocks. Basic counting has not been my friend this project. Speaking of which, I should finish this post and cup of coffee and double count that I made enough units before I stack it up again.
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Old 02-10-2020, 05:16 PM
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Beautiful progress Iceblossom.

Kalamaquilts, I love your version!
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Old 02-10-2020, 07:04 PM
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Kalamaquilts, I like your softer more subtle choices for your version of the Frolic Quilt. I still haven't started and am considering just not doing it at all, then I see yours and it is much more to my taste. So, I am back on the fence again. I would have to buy fabric if I changed color paths. Humm, this fence sitting is getting frustrating.
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Kalama, I love the fabric choices you are using in the quilt. So pretty. I have made all the blocks, half blocks and corner units and I am attaching the sashing as I go. The first corner and block and second row are together. The third row is ready to attach. I’ll try to post a picture of my progress in the next few days. Today I spent helping a friend on her journey with Frolic. She is using up my extra units and she sewed two blocks together and I gathered pieces to make 5 more. Having to cut pieces here and there but I really want all the extra units that I made to be put to use in her quilt. Having to encourage her to continue on as she is a very hesitant beginner. I keep telling her that this will increase her skills. I found that to be the case as I made Sylvia Bridal Sampler several years ago. (Actually that quilt is not completely sewn into a top yet; a little bit to finish it up. A project to be completed this year).
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