Quilt ADD in therapy

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Colorado, United States
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. I am a longarm quilter who can work for you. I enjoy any style, from pantographs to all-over to full custom, ranging from traditional to modern. I love bringing vintage tops to life and am willing to work with a challenging quilt top. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Sunday, December 1, 2019


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!
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If you live in the U.S., I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. :)

I was very busy, between the holiday and the 22-25" of snow that needed to be shoveled, but all is squared away, and I managed to finish up this block for "Forever My Valentine":


Well, it's finished as much as it gets before the quilting. There are 3D wool flowers and pearl beads that get sewn on each of these blocks after the quilting has been done.


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Did you manage any work on your BOM projects? :)

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

BOMs Away - Forever My Valentine


Welcome to the link-up for BOMs Away Mondays!
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so they don't stall out in UFO-land!
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Fourth-weekends of each month are for Forever My Valentine. I like this project - its black background is so different from everything else I have going right now. :)  

Not much time for quilt work this weekend, but I did get a decent start on Block 4:


I love the interwoven hearts on this one. It'll be one of my favorites.  :)

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Hope you're all doing well! It's getting full into that busy time of year.
But have you managed work on a BOM-type project lately?

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

BOMs Away - Goin' Surfin' Again


Welcome to the link-up for BOMs Away Mondays!
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Hi! This week was open since I finished the Nutcrackers quilt top, but instead of pulling a new BOM project for the 3rd week of each month, I wanted to work some more on my Surfer's Point stars from last week.


So I worked on all the feather-point patches today - four of each set, ready for star assembly next time I pull this one out.

I thought I'd made all the HST's for these two stars, but I was wrong. They need 32 each, not 24. And that brought me to a frustration point with the kitting of this one. I got it from Craftsy 18-24 months ago, so it's too late now to go to them about the shortage of fabrics that exists. Don't you hate that??  I bet the cutter for the kit(s) made the same mistake I did when I was cutting all the stars' pieces out in September.

There's probably just barely enough of the colors to do the remaining HSTs for the other 12 stars in the set, but there's definitely not going to be enough of the background fabrics. 5 feathering backgrounds were split among the 16 stars, so right now I'm pilfering from later stars for these early ones. At some point I'm going to have go buy some fat quarters of creams that play nice with what's here. Kinda took the wind out of my sails for today's piecing, so I wasn't motivated to finish the work on these. I'll have my full MoJo back next time, though. :)

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How ha your BOM work gone lately?

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

BOMs Away - Surfer's PointI


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It was the week for working on Surfer's Point, but we had such a gorgeous weekend (mid-60s) between snow stints, that I wasn't feeling several hours at a machine.


I did make all the HST's, so those are ready to go for the next two big feathered stars.  :)

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Did you work on you BOMs this week?

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

BOMs Away - Swannin' Around


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Sorry about disappearing on you last week! I started a new activity and got submerged in that. Reading for LibriVox can be just as addictive as quilting~!

I've been using their app for the past 18 months or so - it's great for finding free audibooks to listen to while quilting, piecing, weeding, washing dishes, yadda-yadda.

I thought I'd give back a little after using it for free so much, so I've started doing that.


I'm back into my regular routines now, and I made three more swans to add to my Elizabeth Hartman "Swan Island" set:


I'm really going to love this quilt!

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So what did I miss? What BOM work have you pushed along?

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

BOMs Away - Flimsy Report: Classic Nutcrackers!! ~and~ Marissa's Kaffe Fassett Dahlia


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Wahoo!!~! 

I did the last bit of hand work on a couple fellas 


(broom and ladder overlap. . .gold watch chain stitching)

and. . . BAM!!


My Classic Nutcrackers (by Sue Garman) is now a quilt top! 
Can you believe it?? I'm so excited. :) I love this quilt so much.

This is 55 x 66 inches. The pattern includes pieced blocks intended as an option for more border work, but I want this as a wall quilt, and it would be too large that way.

I am so very excited to reach this stage. I've been working on these guys since January 2019. They sure did make for some nice slow-stitching time in the evenings. It's all done using the back-basting needle-turn applique technique, all stitched by hand. 

So! With that much work in this baby, I'll be sharing it at the next TGIFF link-up.  :)  

- Also - 

I never did share the finished top of Marissa's Kaffe Fasset Dinner Plate Dahlia (Judy Niemeyer pattern)!  It's been done for about 2-1/2 weeks, waiting for someone to be around to hold it up during good-enough lighting. This is 80 x 80 inches.


She really likes it, and when it's closer to its turn at the longarm, we'll go shopping together to find what she wants for the backing. First, though, I have to quilt Heather's Graduation Dahlia, my Nutcrackers, and Devon's Mandalla Dahlia.

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Have you worked on your BOMs lately?

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

BOMs Away - Surfer's Point & Nutcrackers


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Whew~!  These feathered starts for "Surfer's Point" are a bit finicky to put together! But the first two are sewn and up on the wall. (And I'm really happy with all the points. I had to redo about 8 of them, but considering there are, what. . .112 of them on each block, that's pretty darn lucky!)

The blocks are huge at 22 inches.


Next time, I'm going to mark the pattern templates with a few key matching points to help keep things lined up straight on the partial seam lines. There aren't any there, and it leaves things susceptible to sliding out of alignment along 8 important seams that are on the bias. Hopefully, next month's blocks will go more smoothly when I find and mark those points.


I also gave my Sue Garman Nutcrackers some attention. I was cleaning up the mess of my stash yardage tubs and found some Christmas fabrics that work marvelously with these guys. So I got a start on the sashing process.


Some of the Nutcrackers have applique pieces that overlap the sashing, so those have been back-basted for evening slow stitching.


I'm excited to see these guys come together!!


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Sunday, October 6, 2019

BOMs Away: Swans - From the Heart


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The first week of the month is for my Swan Island BOM, so I made two more swans:


I really do love this project! (I don't love trying to get the camera to see the colors properly.)

Also, I realized that I never did share the center of From the Heart when it was assembled in mid-August:


I have the applique border prepped for the hand work, and it's in my applique bag behind the last of the berries for my Dahlia quilt top and Block 6 of my Octopus Garden long-term BOM. It'll be December, at least, before I get to these borders.


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I hope you had a good week. How are your BOMs going?

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

BOMs Away - Forever My Valentine


Welcome to the link-up for BOMs Away Mondays!
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You can probably tell I really needed to get back to variety this month - weekend BOM time is perfect for that. I still focus only on the Dahlia quilts Mon-Fri, but I get to cut loose from that Sat and Sun.  :)  

This weekend I pulled out my old "Forever My Valentine" BOM and got Block 5 done up:


Navarre is drawn to this project with its black background and insisted on being in a photo op. Don't you love cats?


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Have you worked on any of your BOMs recently?

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

BOMs Away - Nutcrackers and Dahlias


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I pulled my Sue Garman Nutcrackers back out today, and did the embroidery work on 4 of the blocks.






Funny - The soldier's jacket lines don't look crooked in real life, but they sure do on the photo.

Also, this week, I got a few unit sets done up for my Dinner Plate Dahlia.




Hope you had a nice weekend, and looking forward to what you have to share. :)  

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Now it's your turn: How are your BOMs doing lately?

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

BOMs Away - Surfer's Point, Dahlias, and Deer :)


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This weekend I had fun pulling another quilt kit out to slip into my BOM rotation:

Surfer's Point, designed by Edyta Sitar


It's all washed, ironed, and cut out - ready to go. I hope to make two blocks per month. One day, it will grow up to be like this, 88x88 inches:



My weekday sewing was spent working on the assembly of Marissa's Dinner Plate Dahlia. . . 


. . . and working on more paper piecing for mine. I finished the last of the border sections:


It was a total deer week. We get both stags and doe herds of mule deer that like to rest on various knolls around our property - can you spot the four mature does resting on this one?


They also like to eat at various spots, like the bird feeder station . . .


and the elderberry bushes all over the place, including on the patio in the background of my sewing station shot up above.


Yesterday, this sweetheart's mother let her come right up to the patio door to check out what I was doing. Isn't she fantastic? Can you see her faint spots that haven't gone completely away yet?
I really *love* their visits!@

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

BOMs Away - Swan Song


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Wow! What a productive week.

All the remaining section sets for Marissa's Dahlia were finished:


2/3 of the border sections for our king-sized Dahlia were finished:


And, this weekend I got the first three swan blocks sewn together:


Those three swans took SEVEN AND A HALF HOURS of work!
I do really love them, though. And I'm glad I don't have to give them attention again until October. . . heh!

It's official, also - I greatly prefer paper piecing to the multi-layered stitch-and-flip technique in these patterns. It's easier to be perfectly accurate, and also uses significantly less fabric.


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