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.)
I've had a fun weekend of working on Christmas projects. For BOM work, I pulled out a McKenna Ryan project that I've only ever enjoyed working on. No problems with this one. ;D
"Once Upon a Star" is getting trapunto work while I do all the stitching of the many-many fusible pieces, as well as of embroidery on the main elements before it will be quilted. Without that, the fusible applique just stays so flat and disappointing to me. Photographing this project is disappointing, too, because it's so much prettier in real life than I can get the camera to show.
I've got the cute baby seal finished, and aren't those whiskers fabulous?
And I did the central scene with Santa and company.
The star got stitched with a holographic silver thread - super pretty!! But it doesn't begin to show from the camera's point of view, so you can't see how terrific the effect is.
I've got the puffins ready to go for next time. Their 3-D stocking with its fish lives in a bag in my scissors drawer. This quilt will be entirely finished and on my wall the day after Thanksgiving next year!
And earlier in the week, I pulled a Christmas UFO out of the closet. It's not a BOM, but I was in the mood. This one needed all of its border work. I got that finished up yesterday. It's queen size.
The colors are a little better in this indoor shot - lots of really great quilting potential in this one!
I would like this to be a fun Christmas in July finish when I have more longarm templates to play around with.
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.