Friday, December 06, 2019

Frolic Mystery, Part 2!

It’s time to FROLIC!

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Is there anything more fun than a Texas Longhorn frolicking in a field of bluebonnets?

While this posts I am on tour with my Quiltville Goes to Bavaria group, and I hope you are also following along through social media as I am posting as often as I am able, be it through this blog, or on Facebook and Instagram.  The Bavarian region of Germany and Austria is full of such magic during the Christmas Season.  I am loving every minute of my time with this wonderful group of Quiltville travelers!

I have several more trips coming up – if you’d love to join me look for the tabs at the top of the blog – they link directly to the Craftours.com site for each trip.

And now on to Part 2 of our Frolic Mystery.  As I promised – because I am traveling, this is going to be a very easy peasy step, but plays an important roll later.  If you weren’t able to finish your 144 four-patch units from Part 1, perhaps this is a week where you can also get those done.

Raspberry & Neutral -

Sub-Cut into 1 1/2'' slices -Rectangle Pairs!

Units will measure 1 1/2'' x 4 1/2''.

All from 2 1/2’’ strips!

Work with a good variety of your neutrals and your raspberry fabrics to create a good fun mix in this step.  Short strip sets really ARE your friend as you don’t get too much of the same thing next to the same thing as you would when stitching with full width of fabrics.

It’s been a week, so let’s double check that seam allowance again.  Sew a short 2 1/2’’ strip of raspberry to a short 2 1/2’’ strip of neutral.  Press seams toward the raspberry.  Measure across the strip set from side to side.  You should have a measurement of 4 1/2’’ on the ruler.  If you don’t, readjust your seam allowance until you do.

1 1/2'' x 4 1/2'' Rectangle Pairs needed: 128!

As with the four-patch units in Part 1, pair two strip sets with right sides together with center seam nesting.  With each cut, you area getting TWO units, so half the cutting time involved.  Make 64 cuts, for 128 individual rectangle pairs total.

And that’s it!  Don’t sew these together – they will be used in the future.  Just baggie them up and save them with your four-patches.

And since this is such an easy clue week, I am throwing this in as as an added bonus - my Hunter's String Star PDF Pattern is half-price through the month of December!  No coupon needed!

Pull those strings and start sewing up some holiday red and white!

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Vintage pinwheel quilt shared by Kevin the Quilter.

When I remember those early days of first apartments, hopes and dreams and scrambling to make ends meet I smile! We really didn't think we had it that bad at the time, yet we would never want to go back! 

Grateful for every step of the way.  

If you are new here and want to see what we've been up to while in Germany/Austria - click back a few posts and see!  It's been a marvelous time, and I'll continue the postings on our trip tomorrow.

Today - off to Salzburg we go!

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  1. Yeah! This clue release Thursday evening in the pacific time zone. Can't wait for this weekend to complete this clue. Glad you are having a good time in Germany.

  2. Thank you for the surprise Bonny, the first time that I have received your post on a Friday and not a Saturday. Just love it when you are on tours!! Hope you enjoy seeing the beautiful Alps and all that Austria has to offer, one of the places still on my bucket list. Take care and have a ball!!

  3. So pretty love the raspberry colour. Hope your having loads of fun in Germany so lovely to see your beautiful pics.
    Love and quilty hugs
    Anne xxx

  4. Thank you for another wonderful mystery. Thank you for keeping our minds and hearts focused on something happy and fun at this time of the year :-)

  5. Thank you, Bonnie. Enjoy your trip!

  6. I spent Thanksgiving in Texas, and fixed a puzzle of Texas scenes. There was a long horn in a field of bluebonnets in that puzzle.

  7. I love the longhorn in the bluebells ! Definitely frame worthy! Off to start clue #2. Thanks Bonnie for the fun!

  8. Hi Bonnie, this is my first mystery quilt! I finished my blocks last night at 11 so I would be ready for today :)
    Thanks for having this. I'm already loving it!!!

  9. Thank you for an easy clue this week, Bonnie!

  10. Enjoy! Thank you for all you do. Marilyn Marks

  11. Off to the studio! Isn't that a beautiful critter? Frolicing in the bluebonnets? I can't help but wonder a couple things, do their necks and shoulders ache? or do they get headaches? Those horns look like a passel of heavy to carry about! Thanks for Step 2 -- Cats in Carlsbad CA

  12. Thank you for amazing mystery. I am very happy that you keep this in your minds and focused on something happy and fun at this time of the New year


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