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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wait Loss Wed.

Link-ups like Jennifer's Wait Loss Wednesday can help ease the ennui when projects are feeling stale, or getting into the next stage intimidates you for some reason. :)   Here's what's moving at my place right now:


Scott's DOD American Retirement quilt is washed and almost finished drying. I'll get a label on it Friday (want to make sure it's 100% completely dried before bunching it up to work on it), and then I hope we can get a good photo op together at the Air Force Academy this weekend. I got the binding finished over a week ago, so this last bit of work is delayed way long enough!


I have all 9 dog stencils now, so I'm trying to finalize my plans for the quilting so that I can do any marking up front before layering the quilt. Lori wants feathers and the dog's foot print and bones in it, so I'm trying to figure out a balance of doggy elements and "pretty" that works great with the quilt top  (metro rings on red background) and the cameos. I have some good ideas, so this may be accomplished tomorrow.


And my breather project, when Lori's quilt overwhelms me with its mental intensity, is this old froggy UFO, "You Must Be Croaking." In March of 2013, I pulled this out of my deep storage and did the prewashing and made the basic blocks. I wish I knew when I'd originally bought the kit, because I'm sure it was at least 2 years old at that point. 


The past couple of weeks I've been working on the face applique work and got the big feature frog cut out. I traded out a couple of the border fabrics for others from my stash, and this should make flimsy status by next week, I would guess. It's not my priority project, so it moves slower than it might. That will bring the frogs up to the benchmark for their slot on my 17 for 2017 list of UFO work.


Don't they look so cute from the back?  hehe

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Linking up at 
Jennifer's Wed Wait Loss WIPs

5 comments:

Dana Gaffney said...

Scott's quilt looks amazing and the dog pictures look even more intimidating when I see them in a bunch like that. Love the frogs :)

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

LOL. The frog eyes are cute.

Frog Quilter said...

Love the frog blocks. They should come live here as I am a frog/toad collector lol...they would fit right in.
Love the patriotic quilt too!

Teresa Rawson said...

That retirement quilt is stunning (I looked back to find other pictures)! And your little froggie blocks are so cute. I have a friend who loves frogs and I am trying to find a little project to do for her. But she says it has to be SMALL, so I will probably end up appliqueing a single block...she is no fun!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

The retirement quilt is wonderful! Congratulations to Scott. And those frog blocks are oh so cute!