Quilt ADD in therapy

My photo
Colorado, United States
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. I am a longarm quilter who can work for you. I enjoy any style, from pantographs to all-over to full custom, ranging from traditional to modern. I love bringing vintage tops to life and am willing to work with a challenging quilt top. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Friday, October 23, 2015

Finish Report - "The Nerdles"

Yay - A finish I can share! This one is an old UFO, too, so that's a bonus.  :D

This is one of my top two favorites in the McKenna Ryan "Sea Breeze" set. Aren't these two engaging?

I'm super happy with how the dimensionality played out for this one. In my hurry to get it finished up, I started right in on the trapunto work simultaneously with the initial applique stitching, using a layer of poly batt as I always do for the feature pieces on these minis. Well, there's so much stitching work on the shell pieces that it flattened the shells out much more than the other body parts. So I added another layer of batting (but this time a tamer scrap of cotton) to re-trapunto the shells as wholes, and it worked perfectly. Maybe you can see the terrific shaping from this angle and with some contrast play:

While I use the poly batting for the trapunto work, I layer the prepped top on the cotton/poly batting I prefer for regular quilting work. 

And look!  Back in 2008 (or something like that) when I bought this kit, I did not choose to get the beading packets for it. I didn't think I'd want them. Well, I found somebody selling theirs off on my old guild's sale page. So I was happy to start adding that element with this mini. I plan on catching up the prior 6 minis by the time I pull out "The Doodles" for next month's UFO finish.

This is one of my Q4 Finish Along pieces (My goal post link)

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Linking up at:


  1. WOW!! That is absolutely gorgeous....

  2. McKenna Ryan has the most stunning designs. I wish I had half her talent! LOL.
    You did a remarkable job on the turtles.

  3. Gorgeous! I like all the details, Lyn.

  4. I have a great fondness for turtles and these are so lovely. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Just beautiful! Great work with the trapunto, it's really effective!

  6. That is sooooooooo! beautiful Lynette....since you deemed it a favourite it seems the perfect post to link up with Fun Friday Favourites at my "other blog" Cath@Home
    Cath from Bits 'n Bobs

  7. Oooh... this is lovely. Even if you hadn't said so, I'd have known it was a McKenna Ryan pattern. They're so distinctive. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF.

  8. So pretty...love the trapunto solution and the beads!!!

  9. wow this is awesome,well done,you are very clever xx

  10. That is so pretty! I love McKenna Ryans patterns.You did a great job! Love it!
    xo jan

  11. I love this. I've got a few McKenna Ryan patterns on my to do list. One day ...

  12. I love the shells having their own second trapunto layer - really lovley!

  13. Hello Lynette,

    The beads for bubbles are a priceless touch.

    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

    Love, Muv


Thank you for stopping by! I answer each comment via email. Sometimes, though, the system fails to notify me that a comment has been left, and if you are a "No-Reply" commentor, I cannot respond. Also, I apologize for having to block anonymous users - too much uncivil spam was coming through to leave the comments completely open.