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, December 10, 2017

BOMs Away - Once Upon a Star; also Martha's Holiday Spin

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've had a fun weekend of working on Christmas projects. For BOM work, I pulled out a McKenna Ryan project that I've only ever enjoyed working on. No problems with this one.  ;D

"Once Upon a Star" is getting trapunto work while I do all the stitching of the many-many fusible pieces, as well as of embroidery on the main elements before it will be quilted. Without that, the fusible applique just stays so flat and disappointing to me. Photographing this project is disappointing, too, because it's so much prettier in real life than I can get the camera to show. 

I've got the cute baby seal finished, and aren't those whiskers fabulous?

And I did the central scene with Santa and company. 

The star got stitched with a holographic silver thread - super pretty!! But it doesn't begin to show from the camera's point of view, so you can't see how terrific the effect is.

I've got the puffins ready to go for next time. Their 3-D stocking with its fish lives in a bag in my scissors drawer. This quilt will be entirely finished and on my wall the day after Thanksgiving next year!

And earlier in the week, I pulled a Christmas UFO out of the closet. It's not a BOM, but I was in the mood.  This one needed all of its border work. I got that finished up yesterday. It's queen size.

The colors are a little better in this indoor shot - lots of really great quilting potential in this one! 

I would like this to be a fun Christmas in July finish when I have more longarm templates to play around with.

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. I spent my Saturday driving over the mountain with my husband to finish up Christmas shopping. I enjoyed the day, but it is hard to give up my Saturdays when I want to sew.

    That Christmas applique' quilt with the seal and santa in the boat are WONDERFUL! It is suh a lot of work but so so so worth it! I love seeing what you are working on because it is always fabulous.

  2. Your Christmas UFO is fabulous as well. I think it has a homy Christmas feel to it.

  3. Wow, just wow on the appliqué quilt...totally know what you mean about the photos not doing it just. So glad you put the close-up of the baby seal on, what a darling, but such great detail. In all of it. Appliqué is such painstaking work. That Christmas quilt looks like it's going to be one of those cozy watch a movie ones!

  4. Your applique quilt is to die for! Such darling critters, and the fabric choices are so fresh! Remind me, was this a kit, or did you choose and cut all the pieces? Either way, it's going to be a real treasure :)

    I'm also piecing up a top that might get quilted during Christmas in July. Or, I might get impatient and do it earlier. It certainly won't be done for this Christmas!

  5. I really like your Christmas quilt-you'll have fun with the quilting on it!


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