Quilt ADD in therapy

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Colorado, United States
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. I am a longarm quilter who can work for you. I enjoy any style, from pantographs to all-over to full custom, ranging from traditional to modern. I love bringing vintage tops to life and am willing to work with a challenging quilt top. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Sunday, January 17, 2021

BOMs Away - Forever My Valentine

 


Welcome to the Link-up for BOMs Away Mondays!

Where we share what we're doing on a BOM type project
so they don't stall out in UFO-land!
(Linky at the bottom)


Yahoo!

I finished all four of the Forever My Valentine blocks that I've been working on:

(Barring the 3D flowers, pearls, and other embellishments they get after quilting)






Just one block left - if I can only find where I put its little baggie of pieces when I had to quickly clear up for company so long ago . . . 



~*~*~*~

Have you been able to do any BOM type work lately? We'd love to see it.  :)

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.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, January 10, 2021

BOMs Away - Down the Rabbit Hole, and a little Temperature play

 


Welcome to the Link-up for BOMs Away Mondays!

Where we share what we're doing on a BOM type project
so they don't stall out in UFO-land!
(Linky at the bottom)


Hi! It's been a bit of a crazy week, for sure! I really love the way our quilting avocation gives us something creative and useful to channel our attention and energy into, rather than letting crazy happenings drown us longer than a few hours.

This was a Down the Rabbit Hole weekend for BOM work. 

I admit that I **detest** the work of this applique technique, but I also totally adore this quilt and like the result so much better than the fusible approach. 

I finished making all the pieces for the 4 standing bunnies, and I was able to get two of them stitched down!

This pic from earlier in the day shows the colors correctly.


Nope, the one guy is not upside down.  ;D


I stood there a very long time, mulling over the placement of the bunnies that will be at the top of the bed. Which would bother me more: upside down bunnies, or bunnies who were not standing on the ground?

Upside down bunnies on my pillows would drive me NUTS, most definitely!

So what we have is a bottom border where the bunnies are standing on the ground, and a top border where the bunnies are on an easter egg wrap! No more problem!  <snicker>


I got the third bunny set up and glued down (I even pinned him onto his stabilizing paper),

but I'm too exhausted to set the fourth one on.


All those pins in the empty spot show me where to put the bunny. Once I'd stitched the first bunny down, I carefully folded and lined up both borders, then poked pins through at key points and junctures so I could get all four bunnies put down symmetrically.

OH - and also: Temperature Quilt 2021. 

I got sucked into this intriguing concept, and today I threw together the first 8 days of this year's weather. I've got 24 fabrics that are assigned certain temperature spreads, and these blocks show the low of the day in the background, and the high of the day in the spot. 



I'm going to enjoy watching Mother Nature come up with the overall effect of the quilt.  :)

I was mesmerized by all the gorgeous temperature quilts people have made.

I hope you are well and that this will be a good week for you!

~*~*~*~

Have you been able to do any BOM type work lately? We'd love to see it.  :)

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.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday, January 8, 2021

2021 - The Great UFO Roundup

I am using the Facebook group, American Patchwork & Quilting's UFO Challenge, to motivate my work on UFOs.

You fill in your list with the projects you most want to finish (or move to a new stage) during the year. They draw a number each month, and that's the UFO you focus on for that month.

I've filled in two lists - one is quilt tops that I want to get quilted and fully finished this year. The other is quilt projects that I want to finish the piecing on so that they reach the Flimsy stage.



How I work: 

Monday thru Friday, I restrict myself to the priority projects - 1 piecing, 1 longarming. This year, those will all come from my UFO lists. Typically I'll piece in the early morning and quilt in the afternoons. After dinner we like to watch 1 or 2 shows, and I'll do hand applique work during that time if I don't have a quilt binding to stitch down.

Saturdays, I let myself work on whatever project calls to me, to give myself a break from the priority work so I don't lose my MoJo.

Sundays, I always work on a BOM, which was often worked on the day before.

Thru all of this, I keep a leader-ender project to the side of my machine, so that one just kinda does a low simmer that one day magically appears as a bonus quilt top. 

This approach works extremely well for me.

Number 7 was drawn for January's UFO work.


Longarming List:

1. Marissa's UCCS Graduation Quilt


2. My King'd Dinner Plate Dahlia



3. Rainbow Jane



4. Set Sail


5. Plums in November



6. Thistlepods


* January!  7. Modernology I've finally had enough strength to start longarming again this week - only 1 hour max per day, but I'm happy with that. First I have to finish the quilting on my Sew Spooky, then this beauty will get loaded!



8. Listen With Your Eyes



9. From the Heart



10. Allietare




11. It's a Silky wool Flannel Kind of Day


12. Martha's Christmas Whirl





Piecing List:


1. King sized Garden of Dreams - Panels are partially made

 (I'm king-sizing this Kona pattern. Lots of math involved, since I didn't want to simply add large borders all around.)


2. Down the Rabbit Hole - Finished the sunflower round, need to do the rabbits border and the outer diamond border

 This one is on my BOM roll, but I wanted to dedicate a month of priority to it as well.


3. Whooo's Your Mama - needs the stitcheries



4. Collections for a Cause: Legacy - At least some of the patches were made. 

 I think I made the windmills? But maybe just the HSTs. I'll see when I pull out its box.

5. Stepping Stones - blocks are made

This was my first Judy Niemeyer pattern. It quickly got sidetracked by more intricate patterns of hers.


6. Amaya - need to do the collage work



* January!  7. Let's Build a Snowman - applique has been fused for all the rows, needs stitching and piecing



8. Climbing Lanterns - I think it's ready for the 3D pieces to be done up?




9. Chubby Chicks - I think the applique has been fused. Well, main bodies have been, looks like.



10. And to All a Good Night - applique panel is started. Will be king-sizing the pattern.

One of the many Sue Garman patterns on my bucket list.


11. Spanish Tiles - fabrics are boxed together

 (The original in the quilt pattern book "Living Large")


12. Fanciful Flight - a kit. fabrics have been washed 




I actually printed empty lists on the backside of both of mine, for write-ins of extras as they occur, like my BOMs, leader-enders, or left-overs.

So far, my Water Reflections BOM is written in as an extra Piecing UFO that's been finished, and I'm currently working on the quilting of my Sew Spooky UFO that I'd loaded up before COVID hit me. I don't want to closet it yet again, so it has to get quilted before my #7 gets loaded for the January UFO call. I'm hoping that happens before January is over, but longhauler issues dictate how long I can work at the longarm each day (or even if I have to take a bye day still).

 1st Flimsy!In longarm progress!
 

So!  My 2021 quilting work will be almost completely driven by these goals. Here's to accomplishing a lot of them!