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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. 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, March 3, 2019

BOMs Away - Heather's Graduation Dahlia (and March OMG)



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.)

So, there I was, completely absorbed with the concept of a mega-UFO year and happy to work on finishing long-term projects without feeling I needed to jump into new distractions. . . 

When I sat staring at Heather's graduation quilt from undergrad and realized her med school graduation is THIS MAY. Oh, boy! This was something that needed a master quilt, and I wanted it to be in her school colors like her previous graduation quilts.

And then I saw the latest Judy Niemeyer Technique-of-the-Month quilt in the perfect colorway:

The Judy Niemeyer "Dinner Plate Dahlia" - 2019 Technique of the Month

So, the last week of February was spent acquiring the pattern and fabrics, washing, ironing, and organizing all those paper units and cutting the templates and pattern pieces out for books 2-4 (book 1 is the overall guide/instructions). Hours and hours and hours of time already in this project.







Accordingly, my March OMG is to get the cutting finished for the last two books, get all the units paperpieced for books 2 and 3, and do as much of the quilt assembly as possible to that point.


I did get a good start during my BOM time this weekend:



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How are things on your end? Did you do any BOM work this week?

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.


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17 comments:

  1. Wow!! That is QUITE the undertaking. I hope she knows this means she is SEW special!!!

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    1. She does :) This is the only daughter who quilts (far and long between, for lack of time to do so), so she knows the work value of this very well.

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  2. That is going to be so beautiful! Lucky daughter!!

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    1. She is excited about it. I had her help make decisions about a couple of the fabrics we got for it. :)

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  3. That's an amazing pattern. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks, Anja. Definitely one of the most intricate I will have put together. Although, I think my Dear Jane top gets top honors there!

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  4. What a beautiful quilt! Hope you can meet your deadline. I've purchased one of Judy's patterns for a king sized quilt, what was I thinking?! Anyway, I'm planning on working on mine next year. Can't wait to see your progress next Sunday. Happy Stitching!

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    1. Oh, Wow! A king size Niemeyer quilt - lots of work in that. Which one did you get?

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  5. Thanks, Barbara. It's actually going to get made 3 times here - one for each of the girls. >>What was I thinking?<< The other sisters love the mandala-like look of it. Their quilts will be a long time coming, though. . .

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  6. That pattern is very striking! I am impressed by your ability to make these quilts look so easy!

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  7. Fun project - Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

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  8. WOW! That will be a stunning quilt!

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  9. I really admire you for tacking such a difficult process. It will be one amazing quilt for sure.

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  10. Oh my GOSH, Lynette -- THIS is the graduation quilt you're making?! All I can say is WOW, and I can't wait to see it come together. I'm glad the quilt I'm making is only for high school and not medical school, because my skills are not up to the graduate school level yet! :-)

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  11. Wow! That's going to be quite a quilt! Wishing success in getting it finished by May, that's one tall order!

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  12. Um, I might be buying this pattern. I am dying/drooling over it. Those are my kids school colors as well!

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