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, December 7, 2014

BOMs Away - Kelly's "Strolling the Block," Grand Illusion Clue 2, New Belts!



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.


Hi! For the First-Sunday work on Kelly's projects, I hit the quilting hard on her "Strolling the Block."



I got all the stabilizing stitch-in-the-ditch work finished. 

This quilt keeps having issues - I've written before about having to resew the borders on. Well, the blocks are not uniform in size, so there are areas where it's impossible to keep things square. But it's still going to be so much better finished than not!

I hadn't seen this incomplete seam until I quilted past it. Hand stitched that shut, no prob.


And I found this gash in the sashing near the February mailbox post. Didn't address that yet. I probably will just do some satin embroidery stitching over it first thing next month.



And once that's done, it's on to the more fun free-motion work since all the stabilizing is finished. :D   I'm wondering if I'll find that a thicker loft than this batting would have been better at handling the extra slack in the gray sashing pieces.



This past Friday we got Clue 2 for Bonnie Hunter's 2014 Mystery Quilt: Grand Illusion. I have all the pieces cut out, but only 10 diamond units and 1 block finished. That may be all that happens before Clue 3 arrives, as I have two Christmas quilt UFOs that I really REALLY want to finish quilting before Christmas.




Last thing: Everyone in the family passed the belt test yesterday! 3 greens, and 2 purples now - Getting fitter and more adept. Having a lot of fun together, too!



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We're all gearing up for Christmas, so it's hit and miss, I know. Have you done any BOM work lately? 

4 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You are so busy. Great fabrics on the mystery.

Miss Jean said...

Congratulations to the family for passing the belt test. I had to laugh at my husband yesterday. We were in a shopping center here and there was a family martial arts studio. He scoffed and said, "families don't do martial arts!" "Oh, yes they do!!!!!"

dq said...

I am excited to add your "BOMs away" button to my sidebar and participate with you weekly! I don't know why I have not before. Thank you for hosting a fun linky!

Melissa Grawe said...

HI! My aunt and I wanted to complete the HGTV Strolling the Block pattern. However, we did not finish downloading the pattern before they removed it from their website. We were so excited, after MUCH searching without luck, to find that Kelly completed it recently, It was a free pattern, so we were hoping we would be able to get a copy of the pattern. Thank you so much