Before reading this, remember my word for 2020 is Joy, if it isn’t sparking Joy, I need to alter things.
I worked on Freyja, my Frolic and also the UFO Challenge number chosen this month, catching up on clues 5-7. I think this will be my last mystery. Why can’t designers just say: cut X and set aside, cut X and make pinwheels, cut X and make HSTs. I understand she was addressing the scrap sewers, I’m doing yardage, but I don’t need 4 pages of directions for each clue, just the facts ma’am.
On the FB group someone complained about the confusing clues, next thing you know, someone else is lecturing there shouldn’t be negative posts. Seems quite a few have had issues with the clues, and when sycophants* start chiding, plus the strict “no posting of ANY SIZE OR PIECE COUNTS!!!! OMG, YOU CAN’T DO THAT!!!”, I am out of there. Unfollow. But, her mystery, her choice, I am just tired of those who attack people who slipped up or were looking for clarification.
I switched back to my normal way of making HSTs for clue 7. Because trying to line up her ruler, to be sure I am on the fabric edge, twisting it back and forth to cut straight or diagonal, and bias edge sewing, just isn’t my idea of quick, efficient, or easy. But again, her mystery, her choice. I also was not happy to see the large triangles I cut were for Flying Geese. I make mine 4 at a time, not by piece. Again, too much biasing of the edge for my liking. My machine did not like the dog ear-less pieces, they kept feeding into my plate. Argh!
So, I won’t be doing future mysteries, especially if they aren’t sparking Joy in my life. But anyway, here are my pieces, except for Clue 7 Pinwheels and the loose HST pieces I have yet to cut. I will wait for the reveal to see what she does with those.
This is the ruler I use for trimming my Flying Geese, it’s not made for that purpose, but it does the trick!
*Quilting heroes are great to look up to, but I’ve experienced too much FB drama in designer groups to want to stay in them anymore. Except my Mudsocks Guild group, love that closed group!