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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Sunday, March 26, 2017

BOMs Away - Garden Friends & Down the Rabbit Hole


Welcome to the link-up for BOMs Away Mondays!
Do you ever start Block-of-the-Months and then not finish them? 
Or maybe you just like doing a lot of them?
This is where you can share what you're doing on a BOM or anything you work on at given intervals. 
Show us what you accomplished in the past week or so!
(Linky at the bottom.)

I did it. I caved. I joined in on the fun of Sarah Fielke's "Down the Rabbit Hole 2017 BOM."  That'll be what I work on most Fridays, which are my "free play" day after spending M-Th working on my priority project.

This Friday I got the initial wedge circle made - worked out nicely for flatness on the first try. (That was a happy moment!) Also prepped some templates for the next part, but I'm still washing/ironing the rest of my fabrics, so I didn't start on the exploding flower circles yet.


Today, for my regular BOM schedule, I got bunches and bunches of sunflower petals traced and fused/cut out for the border blocks on Garden Friends. Still a few more to go, but we all went to see the new "Beauty and the Beast" movie together. Fun family times that revisit the now-adult kids' childhood.  :)


Were you able to get some BOM work finished lately?

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Kate over at Katie Mae Quilts has joined me in hosting this meet-up,
and linking up from either end puts you on the party at both sides.
:)


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

3rd of 17 for 2017 - "You Must Be Croaking" is a Flimsy :)

This is my third UFO cross-off from my 17 in 2017 list. 


These frog blocks from 2013 needed their faces appliqued on (took forever),


. . . and then they needed to be assembled and given borders. Again, this took forever, mainly because I'd originally wanted to change the pattern so that they were sitting in rows, add 3 flies here and there and coordinate which ways their eyes were looking.  But by the time I'd put half the borders on, I just was not happy with it. The way their lines were hacking across the quilt, it just wasn't good, was it? 


So I picked out the blocks row by row without pulling off the borders so I could spin some of them around. Usually I'll settle for a design that may not have turned out the way I wanted, but this time it just bugged me too much for too long.  

The most accurate color depiction


Now that this is crossed off my list, I've pulled "Stepping Stones" into the slot for my breather project. That's an old Judy Niemeyer pattern I went to a class for back in something like 2010. For advancement off the 17 list, I have to make all the rest of the blocks. Paper piecing. Lots of them.

Now back to my priority project, which is about to get to the fun part of actually starting the quilting.  :)

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Linking up at:


Meridithe's 17 in 2017

Sarah's Whoop, Whoop Linkup

Sunday, March 19, 2017

BOMs Away - Wind in the Whiskers


Welcome to the link-up for BOMs Away Mondays!
Do you ever start Block-of-the-Months and then not finish them? 
Or maybe you just like doing a lot of them?
This is where you can share what you're doing on a BOM or anything you work on at given intervals. 
Show us what you accomplished in the past week or so!
(Linky at the bottom.)

This was a busy weekend, so I didn't get much BOM time. Wind in the Whiskers is up, and I managed only to get the pieces for the kitty and the insect creatures traces and cut apart. 


This is for the "Best of Show" block, which is the portion along the lower side of the tree trunk - the pretty silver point Persian cat and the daisy-like flowers.


Yesterday we participated in our Taekwondo school's annual fund raiser (benefiting the foundation to build a Children's Hospital in Colorado Springs).

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We spent this morning moving another pickup load from Heather's apartment in the Denver area down to our place. Her upcoming 3rd and 4th years of med school are in the Springs, so she and Pat are renting our basement out at cheap Mom & Dad rates rather than paying full price for their own unit. I'm loving it.  :)  No pics from that.

After unloading and cleaning up, we drove up the mountain for a quilt finish photo op on this remarkably gorgeous day. Can you figure out where we went? Some of you will recognize this tidbit of the foremost landmark: 


Or perhaps this newest landmark? 


I really love the quality of this building's shadow, almost looking like waterplay.

But this is a BOM's Away post, so let's put the linky up!


~*~*~
Kate over at Katie Mae Quilts has joined me in hosting this meet-up,
and linking up from either end puts you on the party at both sides.
:)