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

Modus Operandi

I am a complex person who thrives creatively and produces most effectively when I can shift among several quilt projects at a time.   My tastes are widely eclectic, but tend toward intricate and time-heavy works that swamp you in boredom if you try to work on only one at a time until a finish.

This page is my personal organization page. It provides a map that lets me work on current interests, heavily interspersed with UFOs, and also pull in the old NETY sets that I have in storage on a regular basis. With this system, I am not bogged down with boredom, nor frozen by my overwhelming goal (to finish all those kits I collected over the decades my children were growing, but also enjoy current interests). For me, it produces far more finishes than any other approach I've tried.

Some people would be frozen by these lists. I do not use them as TO-DO lists that I have to check off in a given period of time, so there's no stress to me. They are simply organizers, from which I draw a UFO list each month to check off from, and look for guidance to each time I am ready to pull a "new" project into the BOM lineup or the Priority Finish field. One day, the UFOs and NETYs will be exhausted, and my complex lists will shrink away.

My quilting work is generally organized into priority work Mon-Fri. The longarm takes precedence with domestic machine options for when I wake too early to use the longarm (it wakes people where it is). After dinner, Scott and I like to relax with a TV show together, and that is hand stitching time for me. On the weekends, if we're not doing something else, I step away from the priority list and do BOM work or whatever-the-heck-I-want if there's that much time.

[For those of you who like to find out how other people tick.]

May OMG: The 70,273 Project #392
Longarm - Daisy Days -> Dolly's -> Set Sail
Domestic - Maintenance -> Listen with your Eyes
Handwork - Nutcrackers & From the Heart

UFO Firing Range

5/18 in 2018 
Organizing post Here

(Work on These!)
  • Coral Encounter
  • Quiet Rebellion on the Pond
  • Hearts 
  • Devon's Quilt    <~~ April challenge - missed
  • Leaded Glass
  • Once Upon a Star
  • Plums in November
  • Sew Spooky
  • Set Sail    <~~ May challenge - pieced the king-size backing!! & planned the quilting, ordered threads/rulers
  • Modernology
  • Dear Jane
  • Let's Build a Snowman
  • Kashmir

  • Bohemia - Feb 8.
  • Fancy Forest - Mar 28.
  • Ocean Songs - Mar 30.

(Significantly Advanced)
  • Wind in the Whiskers Top portion finished!   <~~ Making good progress toward flimsy status
  • Listen with Your Eyes Stars all assembled!  <~~ Making good progress toward flimsy status

~*~*~ Additional Work

Scott requests these row quilts in this order:
  • Night Watch  FINISHED - Feb 27.
  • Raven's Throne  base made - Mar 21
  • Borealis Ridge  stage - date
  • Caribou Crossing  stage - date
  • Morning Stroll  stage - date
  • Moose Lake  stage - date
Longarm Customer Quilts
  • Karen's Topper  modified commercial quilt to protect her main quilt -  finished Jan 12
  • Becky's Fox Baby Quilt  Gray Fox pantograph - finished Mar 9
  • Dolly's Sister's Quilt  Tropics pantograph -  finished Mar 12.
  • Dolly's Vintage Dresden Plates  Custom (ca. WWII) -  finished Apr 21.
  • 70,723 Quilt #392  Custom (Charity project) - finished Apr 27.
  • Becky's Pinks for friend  Crepe Myrtle pantograph -  finished May 1.
  • Dolly's Vintage Periwinkle Star  Custom  - 

(Others Worked On/Finished)
  • Sapphire Stars Mystery, QOV for Sterling  FINISHED - Jan 26.
  • Daisy Days Farmhouse 4-Patch  Flimsy  - Jan 4
  • Color Bears 2018 BOM  Block 2 made  - Feb 25
  • Astrodellic   Kitted  - Jan 8
  • Wildlife Trio  FINISHED - Feb 2.
  • Down the Rabbit Hole 2017 BOM Rabbits being prepped - Mar 
  • Nicole's Mountains 1  FINISHED - Feb 9
  • Nicole's Mountain Echo  Applique prepped - Jan 17
  • Classic Nutcrackers  Block 1 in progress - Mar 18
  • Snowy Owls  Needs binding - Feb 5
  • From the Heart  2018 BOM Block 1 finished - Mar 14
  • Forever My Valentine 2018 BOM  Blocks 1-2 made - Feb 24
  • Wonder Woman Postcard Minis (set of 5)  FINISHED - Mar 16.
  • Tulip Garden  (a NETY that was kitted Jan 2015) Flimsy - Apr 7.
  • Hedgehog Throw  FINISHED - Apr 14.
  • Journey's End  (kit at the local quilt store) washed & kitted - Apr 25.

(NETYs Incorporated)
  • Winter Woodlands   (ca. 2008) kitted - Jan 19.
  • Primrose Paths   (Bought in 2009 on the big road trip to Utah for Katie's wedding) kitted - Jan 20.
  • Strawberry Hill   (Bought ca. 2009 ) fabrics washed - Mar 20
  • Thistle Pods  (Bought ca. 2011 ) fabrics washed - Mar 26.
  • Coraline  (Bought summer 2012 ) 

BOM Time

Down the Rabbit Hole  - 9/12
Wind in the Whiskers - 5/8
Star Crazy - 12/13
Seaside Town - .5/12
Beary Colorful - 1.5/12
Sue Garman Nutcrackers - .85/12                                                       Queen's Garden - 0/12
                                             From the Heart - 1/12
                                             Forever My Valentine - 2/9

These are intended as very long term hand work projects for quiet moments in the evenings while I watch a show with Scott. They take so long to finish each block, I have the two for rotation against boredom.

My Fiesta Mexico                                        My Octopus Garden
Started April 2014, earnestly Feb 2017                                   Started May 2017
blog log                                                                                     blog log                                    
My Affairs of the Heart

Started May 2012, on hold June 2014 because I misplaced all these finished ones! I suspect they are a victim of familial dysfunction.  :(

Link to "DENIZENS of the CREEPY ROOM" - Here there be dragons! Enter only if you dare. Don't blame me if you get stressed out.   :D

Link-Ups I like to use:

BOMs Away Monday
18 in 2018
6 & 6 in 2018 at Pomegranate & Chintz
WOW - WIPs on Wed at Esther's
Let's Bee Social at Lorna's
WIP Link-Up at Brook's
Free Motion Mavericks at Muv's
Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE at Julie's
"New to Me" at Celtic Thistle (opens each 25th for the rest of the month)
Throwback Thursdays at mmm! Quilts (1st Thursdays)
Whoop! Whoop! at Sarah's 
TGIFF Thank Goodness It's Finished Fridays (rotates)
One Monthly Goal (OMG) at Elm Street Quilts (post 1st and end-of-month)
2018 UFO Challenge at Patchwork Times (post 1st and end-of-month)
UFO Busting Party at Tish's
Finish-A-Long at Marci's (post first and end of quarter)
2018 Color Challenge at Jen's (can post on the 24th)

1 comment:

  1. I found your wheelchair quilts on pinterest and my sewing group is interested in making some. Do you have the dimensions or a pattern? My mom herself is 88 and in a wheelchair in a home with dementia. The corners cut would be amazing! I understand how cold they are all the time and the others di get caught! Thank you for the idea and what your group does!


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