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.
(Gotta share this first before I put in my BOM work)
OK, Folks! I have to figure out how to embed a YouTube video, because seriously, this technique for burying threads just rocked my world. I will never go back to my old ways. Another commenter on a blog post that I can no longer identify shared this link when somebody asked how people deal with keeping the threads in a self-threading needle while burying tails. Well, let me tell you, this method solves that problem completely, and gives you a great solution for the accidental too-short snips! It was so much faster than my self-threader needle.
(Incidentally, I found it very easy to simply use the needle to hook the tails through the loop into the lasso. I just tucked maybe 80 tails, and only needed to use my fingers to do so twice.)
No more fighting with a self-threading needle or threading every single set of tails into a needle to tuck them. My lasso needle is going to live permanently ready-to-go in my needle book! (See it there to the left of the sun? It is my new very best friend.)
OK, Now back to BOMs Away business. This week was a Kelly Week, so I got some more FMQ work done on her "Strolling the Block." Namely, I finished quilting the last row of the center (which actually was the Jan-Feb-Mar row at the top).
All that remains is the outer border. I'm looking forward to practicing large-scale feathers on it. Its dark color and busy calico print provide a perfect, forgiving, surface for building more confidence with those. Which I need before hitting the feather work on Devon & Kyle's wedding quilt!
How about you? - Have you worked on any BOMs lately?