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

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Finish Report - "Tootsie and Rumples"

Yes! This super sweet duo is my second finish this year, and the first UFO in a busy line up on my 17 in 2017 list. We're talking long-term UFO, as I pieced these back in Feb 2011 - these poor mini quilts never made it to the priority spot until their roll call for UFO attention. But here they are now!

"Tootsie and Rumples" is the final mini quilt from my Sea Breeze series. Now that I have them all finished, I can look for lessons on assembling art frames and stretching the quilts onto them. They're all about 16 X 16 inches, and I'll use 13" frames.

I really, really love how the trapunto worked out on all of these, giving terrific dimension to the creatures.

How I handled that: After fusing the blocks, I stitched down only the parts that would not get trapunto work. Then I layered poly batting under the creatures, and stitched those fused pieces. I didn't use any backing for this, and had zero problem with the batting being against the machine surface with dogs down and a Glider sheet in place. Sometimes I reserved appropriate creature areas for a second (and in the case of the puffer fish, a third) layer. I used permanent threads to match the colors of the pieces - no soluble bobbin work on these, and then super-carefully trimmed the excess away.

Last, I sandwiched the final quilt set-up and used a mixture of colored threads and invisible threads to quilt the outlines of the creatures and the backgrounds.

As with the others, this one had fun bead work:

Aren't Mama and Baby just so adorable?

Nothing like two rapid-fire finishes to really get you back into your groove after a long hiatus from your quilting. :)

Now for the next one, which is a much, MUCH larger job. . . 


I'll be linking up at:

Meridithe's 17 in 2017

Muv's Free Motion Mavericks

Sarah's Whoop, Whoop Linkup

TGIFF, hosted by Fiona this week

WIPs Be Gone!


  1. Wow, you will just be whipping these things out. Really good to see what your goals are this year, from your last post. You have some really lovely projects that just need that next little boost to get onto the finished pile. Hopefully the linky motivation will help you to get there.

  2. Beautiful! What a wonderful finish. It was great to read about how you did each step!

  3. Congratulations on a finished project. I love how the trapunto gives extra shape; it's very effective.

  4. Hello Lynette,

    I remember you making earlier quilts in this series - congratulations on the finish! The beads are a beautiful touch.

    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

    Love, Muv

  5. This is gorgeous Lynette! I love the addition of the beads too.

  6. Great trapunto work, Lyn - and congrats on the finish!


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