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

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

WIPs - Llamas and Unicorns

It's so nice to be back to regular blogging, instead of just BOMs Away days.  :)

My priority WIP work is almost finished. Here are Heather's Llamas during the roll-back to do the face and fur fills. That's all that is left for this cute quilt. It involves a thread change, so I finished everything else to the end first and dabbed out my register marks for carrying the lines across the llamas. I left it hanging loose overnight to evaporate those spots before rolling it back up on the front bar. I've learned that it can be challenging to keep tension perfectly happy when you're quilting a mix of fibers, and linen is a very stretchy fabric compared to cotton! The pro side of that is that it's fairly easy to manipulate to square things up. The con side is that tension is "interesting" when you're moving back and forth on sections of different fibers.

During my quiet early-morning work times, I've moved another 17 in 2017 item to the next phase. I made the backing for my "Leaded Glass" quilt. 

That's been procrastinated because I had this really fantastic fabric that I wanted to match the pattern with the seam. So I made myself get over it and just get it done finally. The size of two full fabric widths, minus the selvage on one side of the seam and the little bit to match up on the other side was perfect for the overage I'll need past the top's size.

Nailed that match-up!  

<~ That's a seam running down the right side, not a crease.  :)

I also pre-shrunk its batting, so everything is ready to go. I'm thinking this will be a really nice quilt to have on the frame during our snowy February days.  

Linking up: 

Brook's WIP Link-Up,
Lorna's Let's Bee Social
Sarah's Whoop, Whoop!
Meridithe's 17 in 2017


  1. Wow!!!
    love, love your projects!

    thanks so much for linking up!


  2. Love your "leaded glass' quilt, great colours. And your backing fabric is wonderful! Those Llamas are cute! Thanks for sharing with 'sew stitch snap SHARE'

  3. Both these quilts are so wonderful! Those llama faces make me smile every time I see them :) And your Leaded Glass is gorgeous! Perfect matched seam on the unicorns, and how perfect is that fabric for the backing? Love, love, love it!

  4. Cute llamas, but I’m reall smitten with your stained glass quilt!

  5. The unicorns are perfect for the "Leaded Glass" quilt back. Still love the llamas!


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