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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

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

BOMs Away - Oops!!

Welcome to the Link-Up for BOMs Away Mondays!
We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately.
This week's link-up is at the bottom of the post.

Gosh, guys! I'm sorry this is so late! While I was working on this post Sunday night, my laptop battery ran down, and I didn't move to the room with its cords because I was talking with Heather. She came down to visit for the weekend since it was my birthday and Scott's and my anniversary. He's so silly, we'll always have humor in this marriage.  :D

And check out this fun cake Devon commissioned from a fellow Taekwondo student! She knew she wanted our cat playing with his bead snake on a quilt for it, and Sherri made the quilt out of the belt colors we've already passed, complete with one block made of my miniature belts with tiny stitch lines in them! (I'm a brown belt right now.)
 I loved it!

Here's the BOM work I finished this week on both "Americana" and "Wind in the Whiskers":

The birdhouse row, which will get birds and doorways appliqued on, and probably some lyrics backstitched into the background.

And Block 3, which is so intertwined with the tree that overarches 5 blocks, that I only assembled the individual animal elements and left the other pieces unattached after I cut them out. 

Hope you're enjoying your families and friends, too!


Have you finished any BOM work recently?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

BOMs Away - New Seasons for All the Kids, Americana & Strolling the Block

Welcome to the Link-Up for BOMs Away Mondays!
We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately.
This week's link-up is at the bottom of the post.

Hey there. It's a time of big changes for the family.

We moved Heather into her apartment up in Denver. . . 

. . . and she is matriculated into medical school now. Long journey to get this far, long journey more.

It's a fun campus. 

Heather and the Giant Peach

I loved this wall art - there was something so captivating about the different shoeprints, interspersed with roller blades, ice skates, bike treads, a soccer ball print, children's prints. It was all done by the class of 2006. I thought it was brilliant.

And even bigger news, she's now engaged to this young man! They're being super nice to us, though, and giving us two years to recover from this spring's wedding.

Other kids: 

Devon and Kyle bought their first car - exciting!

And we had fun with Marissa's senior portraits shoot. School starts back up for her this Wednesday. Can't believe the baby of the family is at this point!  

So - around all this, I did get some BOM work done this week. I sewed up row 2 of the Americana QAL:

I was stumped for the longest time trying to find a fabric to use for the background on this one. But then I caught sight of the tub in the back corner where I've kept a bunch of Scott's older uniforms, so I harvested one of the retired BDUs shirts. 

The value was too dark for the hearts fabrics, so I just edged those with a beige plaid fat quarter I had. I also appliqued them onto a single-piece background instead of piecing the background around the hearts since that stuff is like working with duck cloth canvas. I really love how it turned out!

I also pulled Kelly's quilt back out and finished the free-motion work on the Oct-Nov-Dec row that I was working on when we dropped everything to drive to Nebraska. Getting really close to the finish on this one!

Hope you were able to find time for some BOM work.