Frolic! Together (Finally!)

Frolic! center's last seam
Frolic! center’s last seam

Today would be Tax Day, but it isn’t and I am pretty sure I don’t need to go into why.

This is the last seam. I had to take a photo, because I feel like this top has been such an effort.

Frolic! Center Together
Frolic! Center Together

Yes, the top is together.

Finally! Seriously, I feel like this center took for-freaking-ever!

As I said last week, I have a long way to go before I can get it to Colleen, but this is major progress. I feel like I have accomplished something.

My friend Cyndi retired (even though she is about 35!) just before the shelter-in-place order and she is going to town on her UFOs. She is the rockstar who finished her UCAB already.

Frolic! Secondary Block
Frolic! Secondary Block

I think I might need to do something with the secondary blocks/setting blocks. They really look good sewn together. The bad part is that the block is made up of the edges of the main blocks. I could include the pieces on the edges of another block. I just have to figure out how to do it.

I liked this top before I started sewing it together, but I like it so much more now. Despite my whining, I think it looks great. I am constantly amazed how sewing the blocks together can change the look.

Someone asked me why I just don’t put it away and work on something else. Yes, I have been *almost* miserable working on this at times, but I want to keep my habit of not putting a quilt away. I don’t want to build up my UFO pile again after working so hard to get it down to a manageable size. It would be easy to put it away, but I don’t think it would feel good and I am sooooo looking forward to add the yardage to my “Fabric Used” spreadsheet!

Author: JayeL

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

6 thoughts on “Frolic! Together (Finally!)”

  1. The blue circle looking parts remind me of handheld pinwheels we had as kids. Then when you look at the closer photos, I am reminded of birthday sprinkles on cakes and ice creams. Just a happy youthful looking quilt that lives up to the name “Frolic.”

    Good for you for persevering!

    1. I felt the same way. I wanted to use more quick cutting and sewing techniques. It got me into trouble. When I followed her directions it went fine. I do not like those half and quarter blocks. They look ok in the quilt, but I just don’t like them. I’ll wait for the reveal before joining again. I found the HST borders to be the easiest part, though I haven’t sewn them to the quilt yet. The edge was a bear, because of the bias.

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