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, November 22, 2020

BOMs Away - Water Reflections

 


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, I did get some sewing machine BOM work done, finally! I had done almost half of the work on these blocks for the Month 5 sewing of my Water Reflections BOM. These are all 3" finished blocks.


The navy speckle fabric provided in the kit ran out before the little squares did, so I had to sneak in 5 of them from something in my stash that approximates the look. Looking at this photo, I'm thinking that was successful enough for my happiness. 

Month 5 actually is the entire central "medallion" portion of the quilt so there's quite a bit more sewing to happen for this part of the BOM.


Between this work and the bits of cleaning I've been doing, I am supremely worn out. So I believe I'm going to watch a show right now and then take a real l-o-n-g nap (which may just turn into down for the night even thought that'll be 1:30 in the afternoon). Covid recovery when you have Lupus is a frustratingly long process!


Yep, dude, I feel you. . . 

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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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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

BOMs Away - Goodbye to Dad, and Fiesta Mexico

 


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)


Scott's father was buried yesterday, with a very small graveside ceremony. I am too sick, still, to be able to travel, but Scott was able to go. Dad got a full Air Force Veteran's burial, even though only 6 family members were present. The honor detail carried his casket to the site, gave him a 21 Volley Salute, and presented his flag to the eldest son. I wish I could have seen it all. I know Dad loved having that. He served for over 20 years. Scott's got the memory stick with him that has pictures of Dad on it, so I'll come back and add a couple when he's back home.



Scott and his dad, August 2017 - their house was smack in the middle of the fullest observation zone for the 2017 solar eclipse.

Last week was one more week of hand-work only, and I finished Block 7 of my Fiesta Mexico project. This one is 14 inches. All of my hand applique is needle-turned, using the back-basting method:


For 3 days I've been able to do 20 minutes of piecing work at my machine after lunch. That's pretty much the limit of my energy, but hopefully when the weekend comes I'll be able to get some piecing finished for something from another BOM! I love the burst of progress on Fiesta Mexico and Octopuses Garden, but I'm ready to look at one of the others in the rotation!

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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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Monday, November 9, 2020

BOMs Away - Another Loss, and some Turtles


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)


Sorry to be late. We are reeling here. Scott's father has now also passed away from Covid and ensuing pneumonia (contracted at the funeral for Mom). I don't even have any words for this, or for the family turmoil we are all feeling. I would say this: Think long and very hard before having any funeral or memorial service during this surge in the pandemic. Too many attendees will be medically vulnerable to the disease, and you can't know who may be carrying it, or whether it's present in the facilities.


I am still actively sick. It was overly optimistic to think I'd be able to start back into any creative work that demands more energy than hand stitching. And so, I have another Octopuses Garden block finished - Block 5, with the turtles wreath. 12" finished block.


Ready to go up on the wall until the full set is put together - then I'll pull each one down and do the embroidery work on it. This one gets fun coral "things" stitched in, with what I believe are called bullion stitches. Also, a few little details on the turtles, oysters, and starfish.

Here's what this quilt will grow up to look like:



That will be at least a couple years more. I have this much appliqued so far: 



I do sincerely hope that you stay well, and that your families come through this pandemic whole.





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