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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 30, 2012

BOMs Away Monday - 31 Dec 12 - Sneaking In One More NewFO. . .And a cool retreat is coming up!


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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.
This week's link-up is at the bottom of this post.


Yeesh - running a half-day late here - I was trying so hard to get this one all fused before posting this week's link-up, but I'm about ready to vomit fusible stuff and my iron and I aren't on speaking terms at the moment.  ;D

In the spirit of Christmas/New Year's vacation, I took a break from my side-bar line-up of BOMs, and pulled a fresh winter one off the Creepy Room list. (Which is now called Bobbit's Room - but that's a whole other story.) That makes this NewFO #2 for December!! Which is a lot of fun. :D   So I'm linking this up to Barbara's party, too. 


(This one below was NewFO #1, blogged here.)



But that's about all the fun there was to be had. NewFO-2 is a full-BOM kit I purchased post-Christmas either two or three years ago. It is horrible!!!  I will never order from this store again, and of course, since I waited so long to start it, it's far too late to see if they would make things good. Normally I have no problem - I've purchased kits from many stores around the country, and everything's been great. This one, though - without any comment at all, the color scheme was entirely changed from the picture, in something I don't like at all, and with absolute disregard for values against each other. Furthermore, there were several fabric pieces missing entirely, and others had nowhere near enough. 

So I had to pull out a trusty scrap bin and raid yardages in my stash for some backgrounds and at least half the pieces. . . creating THIS nasty explosion all over the pool table. 




Poor hubby's off work for the week and can't even shoot right now. Working in a frenzy on this to get it all cleared for him. This is the state it was at this morning.

Don't you just "love" all the tracing, tracing, and tracing involved in this method?  :P

I got all the checkerboard rows pieced, and almost got all the cutting and fusing finished today - Just have that bottom row to do, then I can clean off the table.




Once I get those mittens fused onto the cobalt row on the bottom, this sucker is going boxed up, back in Bobbit's Room until next Holiday Season. This kit just disgusted me so much. But those snowmen do make me smile.  :)



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I did have a real blast the night before last. My sister came down from Idaho, and we stayed up sewing until 2am, working on some long-term UFO aprons she wanted to make for her girls. That was fun.  :D  And the first time I've ever sewn past 9pm *without* having to frog anything at all. Should give myself a medal for that!



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Have you seen that Emily has a quilter's cabin retreat organized for 
February 21-23?




I'm super excited that for once I can participate. This ones a BYOP (bring your own project), so it's perfect for me. I'm on a strict UFO plan for 2013, so there will be no retreat/convention/store class projects added into the mix. 

And daily trunk shows from Natalia Bonner from Piece and QuiltAmber Johnson of A Little Bit Biased, and Kati Spencer- From the Blue Chair are a humongous bonus!




I'm really looking forward to staying in this cabin with several other quilters and getting some serious work finished on older projects!

If you are finding yourself tempted, head on over to Emily's post and see if you can snag a spot before they're gone. :D  Sure would love to see you there!



And Now, back to BOMs Away:

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 What have you guys done on BOMs or interval projects lately? 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.  






10 comments:

Barbara said...

Your projects are great, and that retreat is very enticing.

Gari in AL said...

Does this mean that you won't be starting any more BOM's? ;-(

LynCC said...

BOMs Away will exist for quite a long time. :D (The last sneak-in was a final NewFO for 2012 before year's end.)

Kate said...

The kit is cute, even if it was a pain in the rear! Have fun at the retreat! I wish we lived closer to some of these things.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Happy, Happy New Year!

quiltzyx said...

Oh! I love the giant ornament quilt! It is wonderful!!
Sorry to hear about the bad time you've had with the snowman kit, but they are cute guys.
Happy New Year!

Linda H. said...

So sorry about your problems with the kit. I've never bought or sewn a thing from a kit because I so much enjoy the fabric-choosing process. But, your snowmen are adorable. And how fun for you to sew with your sister! I can only ever dream that my sister would like to make a quilt. You're very blessed. Your quilt retreat and the site for it looks awesome! Too bad it's so far from me. I know you'll have a marvelous time (I'm very much missing retreating with friends! It's been a year since I've done that!) Have a wonderful 2013, Lyn!

Nat at Made in Home said...

The retreat looks great! Love the sister quilting until 2 am. Happy new year!

KaHolly said...

I like your snowman quilt. The quilt retreat sounds like it will be lots of fun. I'm on an almost strict UFO diet this year. I do have one new quilt to make, on commission. I like the term NewFO! Hadn't heard that one before, but then again, I live under a rock most of the time!! Happy sewing! ~karen

Kathleen said...

Your snowman quilt looks great even if it was a pain to sort out.