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.)
This pattern holds personal signifance that touches a deep vein of unfulfilled love, continuing familial dysfunction, and admiration for the talent of a mother who died in her mid-fifties, all balled together. My mother made many exquisite nutcrackers in the classical Seiffen manner. I don't have a portion of that legacy. I've wanted to make Sue's applique nutcrackers, yet shied away from them emotionally for a very long time. For some reason, it seems that it will be cathartic now to do these.
So this past week I went through the fat quarters and yardage and cut 12 backgrounds (they finish at 9 x 16 inches). Today I pulled out the lightbox and traced four of the patterns onto their panels. (I do backbasting applique any time I do hand work.) I'm almost finished with all the block 6 pieces on my Fiesta Mexico, and will rotate the first Nutcracker - The Little Soldier - into my applique tote at that point.
My intention is to have this quilt finished for Christmas 2019. I'll probably use a different layout with fewer pieced blocks, as this one works up to queen size and I'm looking for a large throw size.
Have you done any BOM work lately?