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 26, 2017

BOMs Away - "Garden Friends" Flimsy Alert!

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.)


After venturing out on Black Friday for the first time in 20 years (and remembering why I never do that), I was in the mood for some serious home-retreat quilting work. So I opened my BOMs armoir and pulled out a box that hasn't been touched for quite a while.

My poor Garden Friends was originally purchased in 2007, and I never touched it until October 2014. I worked on it sporadically for several months, and then it was abandoned altogether when I needed to drop quilting and make Renaissance wedding outfits for 15 people. 

Yesterday I attached the butterflies, did all the cute little bits of stitchery on the blocks, fused-and-sewed the elements on the top and bottom leafy rows, and assembled the center to the black stop-border.

Isabeau *loves* the box I've been keeping this BOM in. I love how she hangs out with me at this table when I'm working here. Who can resist those blue eyes and super-silky fluff?

Today I built the other borders, fused-and-sewed all those sunflowers (I had already prepped those centers and the 90 petals, so just had to put them together), clipped the background from behind all those pieces, and finished the border assembly.

This is 64 x 70 inches. It's a "The Quilt Company" pattern, designed by Arlene Stamper and Melissa Harris. It came kitted in the "Full Sun" fabric collection (Maywood).

I'm super happy to have this BOM completed as a flimsy. I don't know if I have backing fabric for it. I'm hoping to get it on the longarm by March. I want to try some McTavishing and curved hatchwork on it. 

10 years - sheesh!!  That makes this an excellent UFO semi-finish.  :)   And it's an item off my 17 in 2017 list. (I'll be linking this up to Meridithe's 17 in 2017)

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.


  1. Love the cat -- "if she fits, she sits!" What a nice finish of a cute quilt!

  2. Oh drat! I just added another pattern to my wish list. I will be searching for that pattern online as well as the wonderful Halloween one you showed a few weeks ago.

    I love this quit so much! I surf a lot of blogs and you have been really bringing out the winners in my book lately!

  3. This wallhanging is so pretty. My favorite is the 3D butterfly. Great to have a flimsy finished by the end of the month, actually, you have a few days to spare!

  4. So love your Garden Friends. This quilt makes me smile!!

  5. Oh, I love the idea of BOMs Away Monday! Your flimsy is lovely, especially the butterfly. And Isabeau is as beautiful as she knows she is!

  6. Your sunflower quilt is fabulous! I love how the sunflowers go around the border and are set into the green. The rest of the quilt is very fun, too.

  7. Congrats on reaching the finished flimsy stage! I can completely understand why you wanted to make this pattern...so cute! My favorite is the little bird holding the key :)

  8. Well, you were really busy yesterday! It's darling!


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