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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, October 5, 2014

BOMs Away - Flimsy Alert! ~ Kelly's Strolling the Block



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.
 
Well, I got further today than I thought I would! I did the embellishment for Kelly's December block on her "Strolling the Block" quilt.
 
 
Put some fuzzy fleece on Santa's boots,
 
 
 
snowflakes hanging in the windows,
 
 
 
wreath on the door,
 
 
 
Some paper chains on the tree,
 
 
 
and a few gifts here and there.
 
 
Then I remembered to give the poor turkey on the November block some feet and eyes.  :)
 
 
 
At that point, everyone else in the family was busy doing their own things, so I got out the seam ripper and took off the borders.
 
 
 
Kelly had used the cheater method of just cutting the width you want for the border, then taking it all straight to the machine and sewing it to the quilt center, then trimming off the excess border length. But that's a really bad method to use sometimes - particularly when the fabric you're attaching to has a lot of give. You end up with problems like these waves.
 

 
Once I had the borders off and pressed flat again, I measured the quilt and had to cut off an average of 4 inches from each border piece! Got them back on, and now it all lies nice and flat:
 
 
 
Yep - I'm super happy to have an unexpected flimsy finish!!
 
 
 
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Have you done any work on your BOMs recently?
 

13 comments:

Roslyn said...

Ha border issues, that's why I always measure three times each direction and average-never a wavy border, Lyn. Now I wish all my customers followed the same rule………..

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So cute!

Debbie said...

Sew fun to get to the embellishment stage!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Congratulations on your fun flimsy finish!! I loved all those closeups of the details. It took me a couple of quilts before I realised the right way to do borders. 4 inches off each border piece is a lot!!

Dana Gaffney said...

I love that Dec. block, I'd be tempted to make it into a wall hanging, it's so cute.

Kevin the Quilter said...

This quilt is beyond special! You are quite the intricate stitcher! Your enhancements are perfect for the blocks! Can't wait to catch up on everything after I get a new computer!

Barbara said...

Mine is a BFM: Block For the Month!

Heidi said...

This is awesome Lyn! How long ago did Kelly start it, do you know?
I love that sweet wreath.

Lara B. said...

Lyn, that is the cutest quilt! Santa's legs sticking up like that made me laugh. Congratulations on completing the flimsy - your stitching looks great!

A Nudge said...

Such a cute quilt. I need to get busy and make a Christmas one. Love the details.

Barb in Mi said...

Yes, this is a fabulous quilt with so many cute stitchy details! Congrats!

Carrie P. said...

cute little details you added to the blocks.

FlourishingPalms said...

Oh dear. You're already thinking of Christmas! I'm not quite ready for that. But you're definitely ahead of the game.