Quilt ADD in therapy

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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, December 18, 2011

BOMs Away Monday - 18 Dec 2011 - It's Flimsy Petticoats!!

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Welcome to my Link-Up for BOMs Away Mondays! 
(We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately.)


(heads up: BOMs Away won't be posting next week - I'm pretty darn sure I'll be far too busy enjoying Christmas to create a post, let alone do BOM work. >wink<)


It's nice having these bright Janes to work on when other projects are out of my colorways.

C-10

TR-10

Been sashing them as I go along and they hang out to share the cheer.




And even though it's out of my colorway, I'm really excited that Patriots in Petticoats is a complete flimsy!!  It's a big one at queen size. 




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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

Sunday, December 11, 2011

BOMs Away Monday - 11 Dec 2011 - a wee bit, anyway :)


Welcome to my Link-Up for BOMs Away Mondays! 
(We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately.)


You need to like puzzles to do a Dear Jane.   ;D

Made C-10 so I'd have something finished for BOMs Away work this week.



I also got the fabrics washed/ironed and cut for the fillers and borders on Petticoats. It actually took a fair amount of time to fussy-cut the cool one. Even made the binding already.  Yay, me.  :)    (heh)


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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




Saturday, December 10, 2011

Occupy Your Sewing Room - Two Stealth Flimsies :D



It's all Flamingo Santa's fault!


Occupy Sewing Room


I had planned on using my Occupy Day to whip up the Christmas gifts I want to do this year, but he said, "Naaa - you should work on this kit instead."







I was weak after a month of stressful health insanity with our poor kitty, culminating with an eye removal on Wednesday and my term project due on Thursday - tired of doing what had to be done, and needing to do something to replenish my batteries. Layered on top of being bummed that I didn't have a single thing to show for the Christmas Quilt Show and the fact that I had two untouched kits sitting in my stash room already. . .   I caved.  :D  And I'm so very glad I did. It was a perfect day.


And I now have TWO Christmas flimsies:


A Holly Jolly Snowman (made with the "Winter Welcome" pattern by Coach House Designs)






And A Snowy Day in the Woods (made with the Snow Days pattern by Janet Locey)



I'm a happy woman.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

BOMs Away Monday - 4 Dec 2011 Almost there!

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Welcome to my Link-Up for BOMs Away Mondays! 
(We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately.)



How's your week been? I got an acceptable amount of work finished on BOMs this week. 






First, I got the ribbon borders made for Patriots in Petticoats!!  This project is finishing on time!!  (First BOM I've managed that.) Just one more month - putting the top together with the final border print.





Here are 2 of the ribbons, folded in half lengthwise, and there's our now-blind kitty, who's my angel-boy buddy most of the time now. I'm his seeing eye dog, although he rarely needs my help, truth be told.  The vet was right - cats are REMARKABLY adaptable to blindness if they don't have to hunt. His medicine makes him drool a lot, so I keep a flannel throw he loves tucked on the sofa.



The November Gal for the project is Margaret Vliet Warne, who gets the ribbon border for serving as a renowned doctor, especially while all the men were away at the war. She was skilled at nursing and midwifery as well, and continued to practice medicine after the war. Her horse was always ready to go at a moment's notice with saddlebags packed for her work. She lived to be 92. I'd say she deserves a ribbon!




I also got cracking at the last minute and did the second There and Back Again block, although I took the easy way out and did fusible applique. Too many studies, last-minute reading, and essays to write for the end of the term!!





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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

Friday, December 2, 2011

That UFO is *gone*! - "Lori's Irish Butterflies" flies away. . .

It's finished! It's finished!!



(Actually, it's been finished for a week, but I never could remember to take pictures in the morning - there's really only a one-hour window right now for light that gets the colors right.)

For the quilting, I did stitch-in-ditch on all the chains, using some pretty dark violet Madeira rayon thread I had on hand. I did FMQ in the butterfly fields - used a nice sky blue, chose 1 or 2 or 3 butterflies to highlight, and meandered in the rest. I didn't want the quilting to get too heavy because we wanted minky on the back and I wanted to keep the drape super soft. And since we had minky with all its forgiving fluff, I used a bobbin color of the same thread to match the back instead of the color being quilted on the front. There are only a couple of tiny turn points of the violet that peek through, so I'm happy.


Love the way the back looks.  :D   Becca was very choosy with the minky color samples I had. She wanted one that would highlight the butterfly colors. She did a great job.


I discovered the joys of "Paint" recently and patched together a fun butterfly label.


It's all ready and waiting for her to snuggle under for our next weekly Movie Night!