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.)
After venturing out on Black Friday for the first time in 20 years (and remembering why I never do that), I was in the mood for some serious home-retreat quilting work. So I opened my BOMs armoir and pulled out a box that hasn't been touched for quite a while.
My poor Garden Friends was originally purchased in 2007, and I never touched it until October 2014. I worked on it sporadically for several months, and then it was abandoned altogether when I needed to drop quilting and make Renaissance wedding outfits for 15 people.
Isabeau *loves* the box I've been keeping this BOM in. I love how she hangs out with me at this table when I'm working here. Who can resist those blue eyes and super-silky fluff?
Today I built the other borders, fused-and-sewed all those sunflowers (I had already prepped those centers and the 90 petals, so just had to put them together), clipped the background from behind all those pieces, and finished the border assembly.
This is 64 x 70 inches. It's a "The Quilt Company" pattern, designed by Arlene Stamper and Melissa Harris. It came kitted in the "Full Sun" fabric collection (Maywood).
I'm super happy to have this BOM completed as a flimsy. I don't know if I have backing fabric for it. I'm hoping to get it on the longarm by March. I want to try some McTavishing and curved hatchwork on it.
10 years - sheesh!! That makes this an excellent UFO semi-finish. :) And it's an item off my 17 in 2017 list. (I'll be linking this up to Meridithe's 17 in 2017)
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.