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

Monday, May 10, 2021

BOMs Away - Harmony and a Mother's Day visit :)

 


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)


I hope you had a nice Mother's Day for those who are here in the U.S.!

Lucille Sevey Johnson with daughter Karleen Cheryl ("Cheri") Johnson
circa 1949
 
I love this photo! My mom passed in 2004, and we had never seen this photo before. Her sister found it this weekend in Grandma's memory book. Very fun to have.

I had some nice phone conversations with the daughters and a son-in-law who are in Florida, and our Colorado daughter came up to have luncheon here with me and to spend the rest of the day. 

We had a great time eating, chatting, and making more big ribbon bows for her wedding. I pulled out my fabric sample booklets for Kona, Pure Element, and Bella solids, and we took some time to choose what she likes for the backing of her Kaffe Fassett Dinner Plate Dahlia quilt. 


(Element in Grapefruit won out.)


Then we went up to my longarm room so she could choose which of my Flimsies she would like me to quilt up for her wedding quilt. I have something like 38 flimsies hanging in my Flimsy Closet in that room, which makes times like this really very fun!

I was surprised at what called to her, and never would have chosen it myself as what I though would be the best pick. My "Journey's End" flimsy, made from late-1800's reproduction fabrics is the one that spoke to her. 


I showed her which of the top's fabrics I believe I already have on hand for backing, and she likes that - but just in case I don't actually have it, she is drawn to the idea of a soft pinwale corduroy in the Turkey Red color. 

Lots of flimsies to hang back up! My long-hauler Covid energy level was zapped by that point, so I told her we'd leave them for me to reload into the closet the next day.


Going in that room made it unavoidable to spoil the surprise of her college graduation quilt. She'd seen the fabrics before the top was made, but not the quilt top itself. Her reaction of, "Oh! I *really* like this!" when she saw it at this point made my day. (Particularly since all that McTavishing background work is time consuming and very demanding on my energy capabilities!)



So! On to the scheduled reason for this post - BOMs Away!

 I went back to my unfinished Month 6 applique blocks for "Harmony." These are big blocks - at least 16 inches finished. They have all been stitched down to this point now: 


And are ready for the next round at the sewing machine:


One more flower center and 6 more small leaves get put onto these blocks before they're finished. About 1/4 of those remaining pieces have been prepped. I believe these applique blocks can be all wrapped up next weekend.  :)


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What BOM type project have you worked on recently? 

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.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Mid-Week Makings

Still have problems working at the longarm as long as I used to do, so I've been using my Neptune's Gift sit-down sewing as breaks between those sessions.

Finished up the Month 3 work on all 16 units.   :)



But the real work during the week is quilting up this yellowy goodness. It's all squared up and stabilized, and I've just started the fun custom stuff:


I almost don't know how to handle myself with a custom quilt that's only going to use two threads! 


Linking up at Susan's Midweek Makers 

Sunday, May 2, 2021

BOMs Away - Neptune's Gift

 


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)


Month 3 of "Neptune's Gift" showed up in my mailbox Friday, so I got to work on that this weekend. I'm determined to keep pace with this live BOM!

It has a ton of work in it!  48 blocks to paper piece, then assemble into the middle arc row, and then sew the rows together.  I was doing all 48 blocks at each stage until I got impatient and wanted to have something fully finished to look at today. So now I have 1 unit fully assembled:



3 that just have one row to add on,

and 36 of the blocks still need the last couple of pieces put on.



All in all, that's a good chunk of work in just 2 days! Not much at all to finish the other 15 units up, so I'm a happy camper.


~*~*~*~

What BOM type project have you worked on recently? 

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.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter