Welcome to the Link-Up for BOMs Away Mondays!
We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately.bo
This week's link-up is at the bottom of the post.
Hey! I am so sorry, you guys - Scott's brother, wife, and one of their sones have been here from out of state (who we haven't seen for years), so things have been busy and focused on them! The first part of today we all spent at Garden of the Gods, climbing around and enjoying the gorgeous scenery under a beautiful sky. Then it started clouding up for an afternoon storm, so it was back here to the house for us all. (After a yummy stop at the smoothie shop!)
|Marissa, David, & Heather|
|Scott & David|
|Me & Scott - goofy grins on the selfie feature of my phone :)|
|Scott, Heather, Marissa, David, and Random Folks also enjoying the day|
Other big news is that my Dragonfly Party quilts, quilted by Kay Bell and Judi Madsen (blogged about at this link) were in the "Quilt! Knit! Stitch!" special exhibit in Portland this weekend. Big thanks to Margaret Gunn for sending me a photo of them at the show! I was so very disappointed that I couldn't find a way to get out there, but as it turned out, I'm glad I didn't miss our family visit. :)
Now for BOM stuff. August is all "messed up" in regards to my normal BOM habits. I stuck with the Heart & Home quilt instead of working on another one. Since my last report I got all the stitching done on the applique work for the focal house blocks and half of the stitching done for the border applique blocks. I like a small blanket-stitch choice on my machine.
I also got the yo-yo's made and stitched on by hand for the one tree. Turned out cool!
When I do applique, I like to trim out the "guts" on the backside, which greatly increases the quilt's drapability - especially when you're working with fusibles. (Which is why I take the time to trim my fusible pieces to 1/4" outlines instead of solid shapes.)
Have you been able to work on your BOMs recently? Since I missed posting the host spot last week, feel free to link up any extra posts you'd made previously as well. :D