Welcome to my Link-Up for BOMs Away Mondays!
(We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately.)
Wow. June’s portion of Glacier Star (which is really a Technique of the Month, not a true BOM) sure was huge~! But I prevailed! My insane list of BOMs is ALL CAUGHT UP TO DATE! First time since February. :D
It's a good thing two of those will fall off the list soon - with going back to work on my master's in fall, I'll just fall behind again.
24 arcs and 48 arches. 664 pieces. That means 48 glues followed by 616 folds-cuts-pins-stitches-pressings. (Thank goodness for cutting templates and blades that will cleave through 8 layers at once.) Too much work for one month of BOM time. I put these away Thursday night, not wanting to touch another monthly project for eight years! Eh, but
I'll be good to go on Tuesday with a simple one again.
When sewing this many paper pieces, I highly recommend working factory-style to cut down on the time involved. Don’t do all the prep work for each piece as you come to it. Instead, do each stage for all of them, then go to the next stage. For example, pop all the overhanging seam lines. Then do all the fold-and-cuts (leave them folded as you stack them).
Then pin the next piece to all of them. Then go to the machine and chain stitch. :D It does make the process move more quickly and cuts back on mistakes. Just pay attention as you start each new stage to make sure you’re oriented correctly. (No clue what I’m talking about? Here’s my old tutorial for paper foundation piecing: Paper Foundation Piecing Tute.)
|I just love the transformation when you trim the edges off.|
And now my BOM list on the side bar is all cleared of check marks, waiting for my footprints for July's work each week. . . ::sigh::
So – what interval project have you got going? Weeklies are welcome along with regular projects that you’ve broken into monthly units, and –of course- true BOMs. Share your eye candy and show off your progress since the last time you linked up! There are some wonderful monthly and weekly projects going on out there. You guys amaze me. :D