Quilt ADD in therapy

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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, November 29, 2020

BOMs Away - Forever My Valentine, and a couple more

 


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)


Another weekend of BOM work at the machine.  :)

I bet this one thought it would never see the light again! I pulled out "Forever My Valentine" for attention, and realized it had been set aside even before I got Covid, because I had run out of some of the thread colors. 

So I put in an order for the needed thread colors, and since I couldn't do one block from start to finish, I got the base layer of the remaining 5 blocks prepped.


This is a pre-fused laser cut project. I don't like an unnecessarily insane buildup of fabric and fusible layers, so before I fused the large pieces down, I traced their position on the background fabric and cut out the inside of them, leaving about a 1/3 inch allowance. 

Used a milk pen, since this is black flannel.
The innards under the heart are cut out,
letting the applique ironing sheet show in the opening.

Just make SURE you have a Teflon applique sheet under the opening when you iron the pieces over the opening, because the fusible covers the entire open space, and will fuse into your ironing board cover if you don't use a protector sheet!




When I do my own fusible prep work, I cut out the guts of any large pieces so that if I cut away any background fabric from behind them, this won't be an issue. Also, it makes your fusible go MUCH further in a project. 

After that, I fused the next working layer onto the bases that I was able to complete the stitching for, so every remaining block is ready to go again once the ordered threads arrive.



Also, I've been using the Bag-of-the-Month project, "Feathered Goose," as a leader-ender project when I do priority piecing work. The final pieces for Bag 2 just needed their last seam put in, so I whipped those through last night:



And . . .  During TV time tonight, I'll finish the last tiny bit of stitching on Block 7 of Octopuses Garden. So I'll add that image soon.

Night lighting is a little weird on this.
It will get significant embroidery details
when I do that part.

If I feel as decent tomorrow morning as I did today, I am going to start easing in some longarm work - just one 30 minute session as a trial, and if that goes well, I'll do a morning and an afternoon session the rest of the week. Cross your fingers for me! My poor Halloween quilt has been loaded on the frame for at least two full months, waiting for attention, and I'd *really* like to also get my Once Upon a Star quilted up before Christmas Day.

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Have you been able to do any BOM type work lately? We'd love to see it.  :)

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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6 comments:

  1. Glad you're feeling better, hope you can do some quilting this week. Happy stitching!

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  2. Glad to know you’re feeling a little better. I’ve been worried about you.

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  3. Very good news that you are feeling better and feel up to getting back to your longarm! Projects will always wait for wellness.

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  4. I'm glad to see you're up and doing again, even if it's still in short bursts of time. Looks like you have lots of handwork to keep you busy, but I understand your feelings about wanting to return to your longarm. Finishing a Halloween quilt as Christmas nears doubtlessly makes you aware of the time you've lost to COVID. My sympathies continue for you and your family - for what you've experienced through the pandemic. Blessings for a peaceful December.

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  5. Very good news that you are feeling better.thanks for share
    clipping path

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  6. Your Forever My Valentine is beautiful! Glad you feel better.

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