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Frolic Mystery!




Welcome Mystery Quilt Enthusiasts!

Texas Wildflowers are among my favorite in the Spring - and we've been playing with these colors into January when our Frolic Mystery was releaved to chase those winter blues away.

*NOTE* This mystery remained free for a limited time only, retiring February 15, 2020.  All clues were to be printed by this date - mentioned many times throughout mystery season.  I am unable to provide clues to anyone at this time.

I am now happy to present Frolic to you as a 21 page PDF tutorial download for purchase in the digital patterns section of the Quiltville Store.

Our next free Leader & Ender challenge begins in July, 2020 and I hope you will join us for that!

Be looking for our next Quiltville Winter Mystery information to start flowing by Halloween of 2020 with the release of colors, background info and yardage requirements.

The first clue of our next mystery will ALWAYS be posted on Black Friday with one clue being released each Friday until completion sometime in January.




This mystery is given for personal use only.  No part may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic or mechanical including photocopying for sharing, scanning or by any information storage and retrieval system without permission in writing from the author.

Please no uploading and saving of this file with intent to share, email or distribute, either digitally or in hard copy. NOT FOR RESALE.

Please send your friends to my blog to print their clues. Thank you!

60 comments:

  1. Bonnie: Loving this year's colors. I was hoping you would choose the Texas trip as your inspiration as I love the Texas bluebells. Thanks so much for all your work. jann in Gainesville FL

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    1. Sweet!!! We who live in Texas love our Bluebonnets!! Almost that time again!!!

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  2. I have never done one of your mystery's before but am ready to try this year. So I am unable to enlarge the back of the paint chip cards to see the name or number of the paint chips to pick up.would it be possible to print a list of the paint chips names and numbers needed so I can pick them up.

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    1. Reread the introduction pdf. The names are given and amounts needed in each discussion of a particular color. For example, the aqua is called Refresh. Look for this word and you will see where to look for the other color names.

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  3. Yahoo, ready to roll! Thank you for this gift!

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  4. Sherwin Williams Paint Chips at Lowes

    Pure Whit SW7005
    Refresh SW6751
    Parakeet SW 6711
    Choice Cream SW 6357
    Scanda SW 6529
    Dress Blues SW 9176
    Framboise SW6566

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    1. Thank you SO MUCH!!! I was having trouble reading the paint chips and you're a live saver!!!!!

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    2. Thank you! I couldn't read them either.

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    3. thank you so much for this, so helpful for sure

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    4. Very much appreciated!

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    5. Thanks you!!! I too was having trouble reading the chips. . .
      Your a blessing. . .

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  5. Bonnie, I love your colors for this year's MQ! I am following you to make this quilt! Can't wait to see this COMPLETED! :)
    I also LOVE your blogs! What GREAT coverage on you Kenya, Africa trip! It made me wish that I was with all of you on that trip!
    Sincerely,
    Ida Palmer, Wentzville, Missouri

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  6. Bonnie, I've never done a MQ with you, but I would like to. When you say that you are not releasing any AccuQuilt die information, does that mean you won't at all or you will release what is needed for each specific cut as we need to make it?

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    1. when she releases each step, you can figure it out, i.e. if you are making 4-patches with 1 1/2" strip... you can use the Accu to cut the strips... she just doesn't tell you in detail, "now, using your 1 1/2" strip cutter... " Cats in Carlsbad CA

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  7. THANK YOU - <3 :)

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  8. I'm a first timer!! Excited!! I saw your completed quilt from last year. So here I am!!

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  9. Hi Bonnie. I made your En Provence quilt the size suggested and would like to make Frolic smaller. I read that you suggested to start with 1/2 of the fabrics. Should I start making 1/2 of the blocks, or will you give directions for a smaller quilt? Thank you. Judy

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    1. Last year was my first time so I did a smaller one too. When you see the directions for each clue you just reduce the parts by the same percentage each time. She says cut 200 3x3" aqua squares (for example) and you are doing 50% size.. cut 100 instead.. same size. You end up with fewer center blocks when it is done.

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  10. I am sew excited to do another Mystery quilt with you! I learned so much from you on the last one. Thanks for sharing your Kenya trip. It was really neat to be able to read and see about how different life is. But still full of love and happiness. I will never look at an animal in the zoo the same as what you have shown up on your trip. Thanks for everything you do!

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  11. This will be my first MQ! Thanks Bonnie, hopefully I can keep up��

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  12. never done a mystery quilt going to give it a try :)

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  13. Hi Bonnie,
    I did your En Provence mystery quilt. I presented your mystery quilt to my to guilds as mentor. I thought I would have a few signed up. There will be 32 of us. Everyone is very excited and the majority is loving your colors. We also have one lady joining us who overheard us having too much fun at the fabric store picking your fabrics for the mystery.

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  14. As a Texan, I'm super excited about this quilt project.

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  15. when does this start? i don't want to miss a clue.!!!!

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    1. It has already started. Bookmark this page so you can keep finding it easily. At the top of this page, below the photo, you will see the words: Introduction; Part one; Part two. Click on each, and read or print out or save to your computer. Each new part/clue will be added each Friday, on this page.

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  16. I love ❤️ your choice of colors especially this year because I live in Corpus Christi, Texas, and I love Bluebonnets! Of course I loved your colors last year also which was my first BKH MQ. I also learned sew much and I have my Phone Books at the ready. LOL! Thank you Bonnie for all that you do for us. I know I for one truly appreciate you.

    BTW., I love your Blog and read it regularly. I am ready to go to Quiltville Inn for a Quilting Retreat with a few of my Quilt Guild friends.

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  17. I love your photo of the porch woth Sadie on the blog home page. I am excited to frolic.

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  18. Final Color is Coming the mail today! Didn't have enough in the store Ordered it on line! Love these colors. Can't wait to start!

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  19. Where do you get those little squares with the alphabets on them? I've seen a lot f sites using them but can't find where to get them or print them out to make my own.

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  20. How big will the quilt be if I do half as you suggested if we wanted it smaller?

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  21. How large will the quilt be if I do half the squares? Thanks!

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  22. This is my first MQ and I am very excited and loaded with questions, so here goes,
    do I need to sign up or register
    when is the next clue
    how large will the finished quilt be.
    that's all for now but there are more to come as I complete each step
    soooooo or should I say sew excited
    Jane Dunn

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  23. Up above the comments is a link to introduction. All your answers are in there. The quilt is 82"x82". Each clue comes out on a Friday

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  24. Can’t wait to see the next clue! 😁. Pat N

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  25. Part one was fun and scrappy. Ready for today's Part 2. Have a good trip in Germany and surroundings. That shade of green is very popular right now.

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  26. So excited for this mystery. Your mystery journey during the holiday frenzy has become a tradition for me as it allows me to quiet and center myself. Generally I fall behind at some point and finish the quilt later in the year but, the clue releases and reading posts from the other quilters is always a joy. I love every mystery quilt and all are in use. My youngest son loved Provence and asked for it so, after a label, it will be boxed, wrapped and gifted to him this Xmas. He's had a hard year and has always seemed to be especially appreciative of the quilts I've made for him. It warms my heart to bestow this to him as all of your quilts seem to have a special place in my heart. Love, Blessings and Abundant Joy to you this holiday from Maria!!!

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  27. Sheesh! I was up early this morning and all excited to get part 3 of the mystery.... only a day early...

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  28. This my first mystery quilt. I am sew excited! See what I did there. Lol

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  29. I am down to about 40 more HSTs to be caught up---I can't believe I am keeping up and am enjoying it all. The "raspberry" fabric color got me involved and I LOVE the fabrics I ended up with to go along...love the pics in Instagram, gosh so many great fabrics!

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  30. Wow, super interesting clue! Tysm Bonnie!

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  31. Just finished all the HST sewing. Whew. It took me two days to cut the Hint 4 and two to sew it. All during Christmas. Now to press the HST on my new wool mat!

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  32. Enjoying this mystery quilt journey and the colors are fabulous. Thus far, I haven't purchased additional fabric and everything has come from my stash. I feel victorious!!

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  33. Part 7!!!!! Pinwheels are my favorite block:)

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  34. Bonnie, I love how you are doing the clues for this won. It makes it so intriguing. I do so love the Essential Triangle tool. I came across a new product at my LQS called Grippy by Odif. It is a spray that you can apply to rulers that is opaque and makes your ruler non-stick. It can be removed if you want to do so. It helps me make even better cut as my ETT now really stays put.

    Thanks for all the fun!

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  35. I'm going crazy waiting for the big reveal. When do we get to put this all together?
    Love all the colors.
    Thanks Bonnie, for making another holiday not so lonesome:-)

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  36. Dear Bonnie... thank you for Frolic Mysterie. Es ist mein erster Mysterie, den ich nähe. Manchmal qualmt mein Kopf, vom vielen denken/ überlegen, was du meinst. Ich nähe im Moment noch Teil 6. Trotzdem bin ich gespannt auf Teil 8. 😉 Ich wünsche allen ein schönes Wochenende OmaGabi🙋🏼‍♀️

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  37. Dear Bonnie, thank you to much for #Frolic. Ich nähe im Augenblick noch an Part 6, freue mich aber schon auf Part 8.😉 Mein Kopf raucht manchmal, weil ich so viel überlegen muss, was du möchtest. Es ist mein erster Mysterue, den ich nähe. Liebe Grüße OmaGabi

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  38. I have been following you for years and never thought I had the time to do the mystery quilt until after because I was just too busy. I always collect the fabric and the clues...and then hope to do it after when things are quieter. I have completed one and have Kits together for three...So this year when you said that the clues would be not so intense...and I had all my xmas stuff done...I jumped in...I am behind but I can now put on a push to catch up...So in the future ...if I can I will try again...I love this I am having so much fun! Thanks Bonnie for all you do!

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  39. Another fun MQ. With the slower pace I was able to enjoy it even more. Wish we could do 2 a year. 😊

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  40. The snow keeps coming down i think I have enough Insulin for a week. Ready for the REVILE Sp?
    Thank for all Bonnie and Good Luck with you new ADVENTURE!

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  41. AWESOME!!! Thank you once again for a gorgeous quilt!!! Can't wait to start finishing some blocks!! May you have an awesome day!!!

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  42. First, Best Wishes with you new ADVENTURE !!! and Thank you again for a wonderful gift to all your followers... It has been fun and it is gorgeous.. hug

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  43. Oh my! Can’t wait to see it together! It is going to look amazing. Thank you so much for the wonderful journey, have loved being a part of it for the first time

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  44. Thank you so much Bonny for another wonderful quilt pattern mystery!! Can't wait to finish my blocks and get it together! This totally made my holidays last and this year. Thank you!

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  45. Thanks again Bonny for the GREAT quilt mystery. This totally made my holidays again this year! Can't wait to put it all together!

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  46. Thanks Bonnie! I’ll try this with Kathy! It will take some time but lol get it done lol

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  47. Glad to see another quilt that you cut out from the accuquilt dies, so fake like you really do all your own cutting and sewing, such a bore.

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