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, August 21, 2019

(WIP Wed) Swan Island <~ that happened.

Wow! It's been a long time since I've done a WIP Wed post. I surprised myself yesterday, though.

It was my birthday. I was house-bound ALL day long, because from 7-5 the driveway and all walkways, stoop, and patio were being worked on, and then from 5-11 because the sealer couldn't be driven over, and I foolishly thought I wouldn't need my car out. . .

And then I was looking up some quilting ideas in Instagram, and: BAM!!  Elizabeth Hartman's "Swan Island" pattern smacked me in the eye!


There couldn't be a more perfect lap quilt for my bedroom suite with the swan theme in my remodeled bathroom. I mean, seriously! 

So I went shopping online and put together the fabric pull I want to use for mine.


Pretty, isn't it?

I'll put this in my BOM rotation for two reasons. My piecing and quilting time is already occupied for a good two or three months, leaving Saturdays for whatever-I-want sewing. Also, two of the accent fabrics I want are not available until Nov/Dec. 

:)  

~~Linking at:
Esther's WOW

Sunday, August 18, 2019

BOMs Away Monday


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.)

Wow! It's been quite a long time since I've done any "normal" patchwork piecing. 

Putting together the patchwork blocks for my "From the Heart" was kind of fun for a change:


(edited in) Oh! I forgot to say - 

I also finished cutting out all the pieces for Marissa's Dinner Plate Dahlia.
This is the third one of these, and I'm getting faster at it now. It "only" took 9 hours and 40 minutes of cutting to produce this ready-to-go box!


This colorway is a modified kit. It's the Kaffe Fassett choice, but when I was ironing the fabrics after washing them a couple months ago, all the high-contrast dots-Dots-DOTS everywhere kept triggering migraines. Marissa is susceptible to migraines, too, so it didn't take much to decide we wanted to switch out some of the components to get away from that! 

Namely, these culprits, which both had a lot of play in the original kit, used as neutrals against the other very busy prints:


It didn't take too much to tone it down enough to stop triggering migraines. Just two background switch-outs and the big purple arches - all of which are replaced with tamer Kaffe fabrics, so it's still a straight-up Kaffe Fassett Dinner Plate Dahlia.  :)

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Now your turn: How are your BOMs doing lately?

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

BOMs Away - From the Heart block 9


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Hello, there.  :)  

I can share my finished block 9 for my "From the Heart" BOM:


Now I have some pieced blocks to make before this can be assembled.

And
 
Did you see that I shared the fully assembled Dinner Plate Dahlia for Devon's colorway?


80 x 80 in.
I like the Judy Niemeyer Technique-of-the-Month patterns, as I usually learn one (if not several) new techniques. I'll be an old hat at the tricks this quilt pattern held by the time I'm finished with #3 and #4!



Hey, I'm going to put another call-out for TGIFF here - 

Do you have a finish that's almost ready? Would you like to host a TGIFF link-up at your blog? (We can supply linking code, so you don't need your own subscription for that.)

Dates available are August 23, September 13, and December 6 and 20. 
The sign up sheet is at This Link.

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But back to you! How are your BOMs doing lately?

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

TGIFF is Here! - Devon's Dinner Plate Dahlia is a Flimsy!!

Hello!  Welcome to this week's Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday hosting spot!


Here is where you can link up your finishes that you're excited/proud/relieved about! Show us your finished quilt, or complicated quilt top, or even a full set of intricate blocks that took you forever to do!
We appreciate your including a link to this event in the post that you're sharing, and when you link up, don't forget to use the URL for your particular post page or image, not the general URL for your blog/album/IG account.  :)


**If you would like to host TGIFF at your blog one Friday, see THIS PAGE for the sign-up link. (You do not need a thumbnail link-up subscription, as the blog managers can provide that for you.) 


We do have an opening for August 23rd if you would like to host TGIFF at your blog that day.  :)

This is a big-deal finish for me to be able to show, even though it's actually a half-way point. If you've ever made one of the more complicated Judy Niemeyer or Jacqueline DeJong quilts, you would know why!!

80 x 80 inches

Many, many hours went into the cutting-out, alone, of this top, and many, many more into the paper piecing and assembly work. But here it is, Devon's "Dinner Plate Dahlia" in the colorway she wanted!

Devon just did a 109-mile bike event at Big Bear Lake in southern California:



This is a Judy Niemeyer paper piecing pattern. 

It has quite a few more spots than normal for her where you have to match intersections exactly. I did a good bit of unpicking and resewing, and I'm well pleased with the end result.


I both dread and look forward to the one I need to get to work on for Marissa. Each of our three girls will have one of these, and then I'm going to make the larger size for Scott & I to put on our king bed. Sometimes I self-commit to the most insane projects!!!!! 


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How about you? Have you finished a quilt, or quilt top, or complicated set of blocks recently? We'd love to see your accomplishment!  

Link up a post or IG photo below and look around a bit to help your fellow quilters celebrate a finished quilt or stage!  :)



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Sunday, August 4, 2019

BOMs Away - California Edition


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!
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Hi! I'm enjoying a sort of survey vacation of southern-to-central California with our daughter, Devon.


We spent two nights in San Diego, where we did a private yoga session on Sunset Cliffs, walked the beach and hiked the bluffs of Torrey Pines State Reserve, and met up for dinner with two of my favorite high school friends!


Then we spent two nights in Big Bear Lake, where Devon rode the 109 mile route in the Tour de Big Bear bicycle event. 

And now we're spending two nights outside Sequoia National Park so we can do some easy hikes to see the biggest-volume tree in the world (General Sherman), climb up Moro Rock, and do the Meadow-something loop.

It's difficult posting from my phone, so I'll put more pics up when I'm home.

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Have you worked on any BOMs lately?



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Sunday, July 28, 2019

BOMs Away - From the Heart


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 finished piecing Devon's Dinner Plate Dahlia, but I'm going to save that for a future time to share.

Tonight, after many weeks, I pulled out the final applique block for my From the Heart BOM and worked on wings while we finished the latest season of Stranger Things:


I haven't done any of my evening handstitching since May. I've been burying my empty-nest blues in pointless phone games during the shows. I was finally finished with having nothing to show for my sit-down time, so it was nice to get back into this work again!


P.S. - We have two openings in the next weeks for someone to host TGIFF on their blog. If you have a finish coming up (project completely finished, or a big stage finished, such as a complicated top or demanding set of blocks), this would be a fun way for you to share it and to have a day where people link up on your blog.
**You do not have to own a link-up subscription, as we managers can provide code for you to use.

If you'd like to host a TGIFF Blog link-up for finishes, you can sign up at this link: TGIFF Hosting SignUps

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How are your BOMs doing lately?

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

BOMs Away - Now We're Talkin'!


Welcome to the link-up for BOMs Away Mondays!
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so they don't stall out in UFO-land!
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Don't you love it when you finally break through all the meticulous foundation work to the point where things start coming together "quickly"?!

This week I started the assembly process on Devon's Dinner Plate Dahlia. It's not actually a quick job, being all precise curved piecing, but it's so very satisfying!

I got this far, stacked in sets of 4:


It's kind of fun to me to work backward, contructing a quilt from the outer border to the center instead of assembling a center and adding the borders. I may just have this quilt top finished for next week's BOM!  

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How are your BOMs doing lately?

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

BOMs Away - Petals and Spears and a Tip


Welcome to the link-up for BOMs Away Mondays!
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This week's BOM harvest - 
24 petals paper pieced and 12 curved-9-patch spears:


And a tip for curved piecing that is glue prepped: Keep Sewer's Aid and a speck of felt-like cotton batting on hand so you can swip it down the needle between units. Works wonders at preventing skipped stitches. Also great when stitching/quilting through layers of fusible webbing.



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How about you? Have you done work on your BOMs lately?

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

BOMs Away - More Dahlia pieces


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Most of this weekend was "lost" to trimming overgrown chokeberry shrubs and cutting down dead trees (we've lost a bunch of Aspens to some strange tree disease that there's no treatment for  - very sad). 

But I did get these sets of pieces put together for Devon's Dahlia quilt:


There are only two more sets of paper piecing left!

Are you guys ready to share some BOM work since you've had two weeks of waiting?!

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How about you? Have you done work on your BOMs lately?

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Sunday, June 30, 2019


Welcome to the link-up for BOMs Away Mondays!
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OK, then! Everything should be back on normal schedule now! The "kids" are safely moved across the country, my sister's happily wedded, and I've been getting some vital feet-up resting time in this week.

Luckily, paper piecing is largely a sit down task. I got several sets of pieces made for Devon's Dinner Plate Dahlia - 

Just a few more sets remain, and I'll start assembling them.



Are you guys ready to share some BOM work since you've had two weeks of waiting?!

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How about you? Have you done work on your BOMs lately?

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019


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!
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Oh!  You guys, forgive me for forgetting to post the BOMs Away link up on time!

We are running like chickens without heads these days. . . 

Closing next Monday on this cute little house for Heather and Pat to move into:


Fitting my sister's out-of-nowhere wedding this Saturday into the chaos:


Frantically rehabilitating our yard before the HOA fines us:

Every bed looked like this
last one that I have to do
as soon as the thunder stops.
Turning into pretty stuff.
We have a very late flower season here -
actually still pushing the hail possibility.


























All while getting the moving process in motion.


Like I said, chickens with no heads!  :D

Zero quilting work whatsoever happening here right now.


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Monday, June 10, 2019

BOMs Away - Hello! (Home from the cruise)





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!
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Boy, I'll tell you what - traveling really does a number on those of us with immune syndromes! Sorry to be late with this week's link up. It took me a full week to get myself back together after having an absolute blast on our 2-family cruise. I've only done tiny smidges of hand stitching BOM work in the past two weeks. I was having so much fun with family on our sea days, that I only accomplished this much work on my Octopuses Garden blocks:


This is as it should be.  :)


and after a week of being home, I only have this small set of pieces for Devon's Dahlias finished up for something to share:


But let me tell you - Caribbean cruises have the absolute BEST excursions you can go on.

We interacted with sea turtles and swam with and fed sting rays at Grand Cayman,


Super fun snorkeling in this lagoon habitat at Cayman Turtle Center -
I had one turtle swinging alongside me for several minutes, just hanging together. *love*
This is Stingray City, a sandbar offshore where dozens and dozens of stingrays come see the people
Photo actually taken four years ago, but we went back to this excursion
because it was so great and we wanted to see Pat and his sister experience this.


We toured Roatan Island off of Honduras and snorkeled its coral reef (some of us scuba'd)




Note to self: 
I'd love to spend a week at the currently-inexpensive resort and dive center at Anthony's Key off of Roatan, right next to the ****coolest**** dolphin research center/habitat that I've ever seen. 


The dolphins could clearly leave the enclosure any time they wanted to jump out, and they open all the gates every two days, anyway (it's not walled from the ocean in the first place, simply large-bore rope-netted), so the only dolphins in the enclosure doing tricks for people and giving encounter rides are those that WANT to do it. That is why, even though the shows are not as fancy and choreographed as you'll find at Sea World, etc., this is the absolute coolest dolphin place I've ever seen.


Pretty amazing. We watched workers entertaining the newer volunteer dolphins that were still untrained with hula hoops, balls, and trick lessons if they wanted to do that, so that the dolphins who'd come often enough to have the training to interact with people could do their thing unimpeded. 

We climbed on ancient Mayan pyramids in Belize,

sitting on the side of The High Temple at Lamanai, Belize

The Mask Temple at Lamanai, Belize

On top of the world at Lamanai, Belize

. . .and we went spelunking along an underground river at the Riviera Maya on the Mexicn mainland from Cozumel - 

Rio Secreto is AMAZING






The astonishing thing is that eating like PIGGGGS the entire week long, I only gained 6 pounds once the travel edema worked its way out after being home two days. Which is good, since I've been extremely foolish with mopey eating the last 6 months and had 20 pounds I already wanted to start taking off.  So, why is it so very hard to take weight off while eating properly and exercising??!!  ha! 

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How did you do with your BOMs while I was away?

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