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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, November 12, 2017

BOMs Away - ~*~Flimsy Alert~*~ Sapphire Stars Mystery top


Welcome to the link-up for BOMs Away Mondays!
Where we share what we're doing on a BOM-type project 
so they don't stall out in UFO-land!
(Linky at the bottom.)

What could be more perfect for Veteran's Day weekend than finishing my top for Kevin's Sapphire Stars Mystery?


This is a nice, big quilt at 74 x 94 inches. Before quilting, that puts it slightly larger than the limit for a Quilt of Valor (72 x 90). That would be a little disappointing, as I'd intended this for a QOV all along, except that my Father-in-law, who served in the Vietnam War, never got one, and when we started this mystery I knew I'd be making one for him in the quick future. Problem solved! He won't be one bit worried if this doesn't pull up enough during quilting to make that 90 inch cut!

As he put in an entire Air Force career, the scraps of this fabric are perfect, and I have yardage in my stash still for at least a majority of the backing. 


Thanks again, Kevin, for hosting this terrific mystery. It let me make something wonderful straight out of my scrap bins (with just a wee bit of supplementing from stash).


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How about your BOM-type projects? Have you done any work on them recently?

Kate over at Katie Mae Quilts has joined me in hosting this meet-up,
and linking up from either end puts you on the party at both sides.

5 comments:

Georgi said...

I really love your Sapphire Stars Mystery Quilt! The yellow is really a great addition to the red, white and blue.

Angie in SoCal said...

A great red, white and blue!

Louise said...

A big Thank You to your FIL for his service! This quilt is perfect for him :)

LadySchep said...

Gorgeous! I wouldn't have guessed it was scrappy from a distance!

Julie Fukuda said...

I'm sure your father-in-law is going to cherish that beautiful quilt. It has been a very long time since I tried a mystery quilt and it took a long time to get it all together and finished because I have no space for a machine.