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, September 15, 2013

BOMs Away - Sep 16 - Selvages & getting over myself

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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 this post.
 
 
Before I get into my BOM spot, I want to say please check out what Maria is doing with the Lost Quilt Come Home site. This is a venue for trying to get stolen and lost quilts returned to their rightful owners. Follow this link to her blog: Original Art Quilts by Maria Elkin
 
 
 
So, this week I pulled out Selvages, which has been tucked in a box waiting forever for a BOM week to open up. The blocks were all made, just needed to be assembled.
 
 
 
 
Oh. And waiting forever because the fabric that came with the kit to assemble it with - I. Didn't. Like.    At all.  I *did* really like a particular duo of fabrics in my stash for an Americana pop of color. But there was not enough of either. And have you ever tried to find just that particular shade of blue? Blue can be amazingly bratty to match. I mean - it's just blue, right??  ;D
 
Peeking at the left is the replacement duo,
the ones I'd really wanted are the main view.
You can just see that the replacement blue is a wee bit brighter.
 
I finally settled on a duo one time in a store after about a year's worth of shopping (and this is when I still actively shopped at least once a month). They weren't exactly what I was looking for, but they seemed to sort of work in about the way I'd imagined. Washed them, ironed them, got ready to cut all those setting triangles, and - I just didn't want to compromise. I wanted exactly what I wanted.
 
Well, that was a good two years ago. Today, when I opened its box, I had a major "Oooohhh, YEAH." moment.   But then I told me to Get Over Yourself already. Quit being such a spoiled brat and use these pieces. Besides - Finished trumps Perfect since it's not a multi-thousand-dollar show competitor. Seriously!
 
So I ironed the fabrics and cut out those setting triangles and border strips.
 

 
 
Used my Design Hall  (hehe - see what I did there?)   ;D


 
 
And two columns are assembled. My family wants to go out to a movie in a few minutes, so that's all the BOM sewing there's time for today. Hoping to get all the rest of this one's assembly finished next month.


 
And you know what?  I really like this fabric combo!
 
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Hope you've been able to work on your BOMs this week. It's so nice to move them along, even if it's just a wee bit!
 
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 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.
 


8 comments:

Kevin the Quilter said...

Beautiful colors and beautiful piecing!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, I do like that fabric combo and those blocks and the setting!!! Oh, I like it all. :0)

A Nudge said...

What a great quilt and I love that combo of colors you made. My question is why was this quilt called selvages? Just curious...

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

The solids you used sure make the blocks pop. I really like this!.

Alyx Patterson said...

Love it! I too, like the fabric combo! :D

Donna~~ said...

The fabric looks fine--in fact, I really like the look of that blue! (and finished does beat perfect!)

Kate said...

Hey, I like the colors! Get over yourself! ;) I know how you feel, though - I have a couple projects that stalled because, well, I don't like something about them. I need to just get over it and move on - they are all great quilts even if the layout isn't perfect or the colors aren't quite right.

Heidi said...

That setting is really great, especially laid out on your design hall. I am going to pin your quote on my design wall, maybe it will help me out now that I have vowed UFO's only for the rest of the year. And perhaps next year too... FINISHED TRUMPS PERFECT.