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December 6, 2019

Cat Bullet

“Frolic” clue one finished

Filed under: It's a Cat's Life — Cat @ 3:21 pm

Well here you go. The required number of four patches from the first clue of the Bonnie Hunter 2019 Mystery Quilt.

I’m really liking the light blue/dark blue/raspberry combination!

I’m really pleased about how well they are coming out.  My new machine is really making me a better quilter.  I wouldn’t have thought that would have been the case, but it is.  I don’t really think that I am sewing any differently, but the new machine has tighter stitches and a more even (i.e. straight) feed for the fabric strips.

Every single intersection is spot-on perfect!   Out of the total ones I made, I had to pick out and re-sew about six of them, and they went together perfectly the second time.

I do seem to have issues with counting, though.  When I finished the four patches last weekend, I counted and had eight less than I needed.  So I made another couple of sets, which should have put me close to 16-18 over what I needed.       Last night, after I finished trimming to the exact dimensions (not much was trimmed off, believe me), I put them into stacks of 24.  When I finished, I was five less than what I needed.   ???????   That can’t be right.  So, I counted them again.  It wasn’t right; I was actually SIX less than I needed.   *grumble grumble*

So I zipped out another couple of strip sets worth and now I’m fairly confident that I have the correct number, with 12 leftover, and four that just weren’t quite perfect.    In any other year, I would have used them happily, but since all of the others are so good and I have extras, I’m ok with not using them.  They will go into my “orphan box” of leftover pieces.  Someday, that will make a nice quilt on its own…

Clue two was released this morning and it looks fairly straightforward.  I say “fairly” because there is a somewhat misleading phrase that seems to have sent people into a frenzy.    I’m going to use my best judgement and go on with life.

Everybody have a fantastic weekend!!

 **Please note that I’m not trying to be vague about exact numbers and sizes; Bonnie has asked that no one publish that information to protect her interests.   If you are interested in seeing the exact measurements and numbers, feel free to visit her blog    https://quiltville.blogspot.com/p/frolic-mystery.html

 

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