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 the post.
I'm late posting this week! You won't blame me, though - Saturday morning we woke up to 8" of snow covering the lawn, and yesterday (my BOM day) the temperature quickly rose to 72F degrees with gorgeous skies!!! Naturally, I spent much of the day outside with my family since it was a one-day weather treat. :D Why no pictures??? (gotta fix that next time!)
My piecing machine is out of commission for at least a couple of weeks - it is time for its tune-up visit to start with, but last weekend it refused to raise its feed dogs back up, so there's that issue as well. I won't have time to drive it down to the city until I've finished going through the Berkeley archives for my thesis work, so I'm limited to non-machine-piecing quilting work for the next few weeks. (not a difficult task at all with my stash of UFOs and NETYs!)
So while it was a bummer that I couldn't bring my Ruffled Roses center further along, I spent several hours prepping ALL the rest of the work for this quilt except for the floater mini-borders. It's a pain to pull out all 16 fabrics and cut individually from them every single month, and since I have all the months' directions, I streamlined that task for future sewing:
The 4-patch border's floaters are "math'ed-up" and ready to go:
All the fabrics are cut and pinned for the gazillion HSTs to make the 24 baskets and I cut out all the setting triangles for the basket border. I also cut out the set of swag pieces that I'd somehow overlooked last month:
Oh - I always keep any plastic baggies and little boxes that BOMs or fabric orders arrive in. The boxes I use to re-shelf projects that I get prepped for further work later on, and the baggies I use for times like this to keep pieces organized in sets:
And then I cut all the extra little pieces for basket bases (there are a lot more than it looks like in these stacks - took forever):
I also cut the remaining 8 applique cornerstones and traced the designs on their backs:
And during the evening show I even got one of them back-basted for the first element (stems):
I must have been absorbed in the show more than usual, because normally I have more handwork to show for that much time. ;D
So how about you? Have you done any work on your BOM or other interval work lately?