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, October 13, 2019

BOMs Away - Surfer's Point & Nutcrackers


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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Whew~!  These feathered starts for "Surfer's Point" are a bit finicky to put together! But the first two are sewn and up on the wall. (And I'm really happy with all the points. I had to redo about 8 of them, but considering there are, what. . .112 of them on each block, that's pretty darn lucky!)

The blocks are huge at 22 inches.


Next time, I'm going to mark the pattern templates with a few key matching points to help keep things lined up straight on the partial seam lines. There aren't any there, and it leaves things susceptible to sliding out of alignment along 8 important seams that are on the bias. Hopefully, next month's blocks will go more smoothly when I find and mark those points.


I also gave my Sue Garman Nutcrackers some attention. I was cleaning up the mess of my stash yardage tubs and found some Christmas fabrics that work marvelously with these guys. So I got a start on the sashing process.


Some of the Nutcrackers have applique pieces that overlap the sashing, so those have been back-basted for evening slow stitching.


I'm excited to see these guys come together!!


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Sunday, October 6, 2019

BOMs Away: Swans - 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!
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The first week of the month is for my Swan Island BOM, so I made two more swans:


I really do love this project! (I don't love trying to get the camera to see the colors properly.)

Also, I realized that I never did share the center of From the Heart when it was assembled in mid-August:


I have the applique border prepped for the hand work, and it's in my applique bag behind the last of the berries for my Dahlia quilt top and Block 6 of my Octopus Garden long-term BOM. It'll be December, at least, before I get to these borders.


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Sunday, September 29, 2019

BOMs Away - Forever My Valentine


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You can probably tell I really needed to get back to variety this month - weekend BOM time is perfect for that. I still focus only on the Dahlia quilts Mon-Fri, but I get to cut loose from that Sat and Sun.  :)  

This weekend I pulled out my old "Forever My Valentine" BOM and got Block 5 done up:


Navarre is drawn to this project with its black background and insisted on being in a photo op. Don't you love cats?


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Sunday, September 22, 2019

BOMs Away - Nutcrackers and Dahlias


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I pulled my Sue Garman Nutcrackers back out today, and did the embroidery work on 4 of the blocks.






Funny - The soldier's jacket lines don't look crooked in real life, but they sure do on the photo.

Also, this week, I got a few unit sets done up for my Dinner Plate Dahlia.




Hope you had a nice weekend, and looking forward to what you have to share. :)  

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

BOMs Away - Surfer's Point, Dahlias, and Deer :)


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This weekend I had fun pulling another quilt kit out to slip into my BOM rotation:

Surfer's Point, designed by Edyta Sitar


It's all washed, ironed, and cut out - ready to go. I hope to make two blocks per month. One day, it will grow up to be like this, 88x88 inches:



My weekday sewing was spent working on the assembly of Marissa's Dinner Plate Dahlia. . . 


. . . and working on more paper piecing for mine. I finished the last of the border sections:


It was a total deer week. We get both stags and doe herds of mule deer that like to rest on various knolls around our property - can you spot the four mature does resting on this one?


They also like to eat at various spots, like the bird feeder station . . .


and the elderberry bushes all over the place, including on the patio in the background of my sewing station shot up above.


Yesterday, this sweetheart's mother let her come right up to the patio door to check out what I was doing. Isn't she fantastic? Can you see her faint spots that haven't gone completely away yet?
I really *love* their visits!@

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

BOMs Away - Swan Song


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Wow! What a productive week.

All the remaining section sets for Marissa's Dahlia were finished:


2/3 of the border sections for our king-sized Dahlia were finished:


And, this weekend I got the first three swan blocks sewn together:


Those three swans took SEVEN AND A HALF HOURS of work!
I do really love them, though. And I'm glad I don't have to give them attention again until October. . . heh!

It's official, also - I greatly prefer paper piecing to the multi-layered stitch-and-flip technique in these patterns. It's easier to be perfectly accurate, and also uses significantly less fabric.


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Sunday, September 1, 2019

BOMs Away - King Me


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I got a good bit of work finished on three different BOMs since last week!

I cut out all the pieces for my Swan Island quilt. Well, except for the last two fabrics, which aren't available until December. Soooo many little pieces, so I clipped them with labels. I plan on making two swans each month:

Finished several more unit sets for Marissa's Kaffe Fassett Dahlia:


And I finally felt like attacking the king-size extensions that I needed to add to the queen pattern so the quilt would be large enough for our bed:


I had several "waste" sheets from prior Dahlia patterns, so I taped the border units to those and very meticulously extended the sewing lines and the unit edges. 

To keep the pieces lying perfectly flat for an unblemished join of papers, I found it worked fantastic to simply lay a ruler across each sheet. I did tape over the entire edge instead of just putting little pieces of tape here and there. 


That made for a flat, non-puckered join every time. No iron necessary.

There were 24 border units, and here they're all modified and waiting for the next spurt of mental industry to hit, when I feel like attacking the cutting templates so the working fabric pieces are the right sizes when I do the paper piecing. 


Right now: I don't wannu.!!!

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

BOMs Away - Scott's Wildlife Mini #3, Marissa's Dahlia, and the concept of ours


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This was a good BOM week for me. I made the base for the third of Scott's Wildlife mini quilts that he requested. This will get trees, grass, little birds, and a mother bear with her cub after I do the background quilting. (Which has to wait until my machine gets serviced.)


I paper pieced several of the unit sets for Marissa's Dinner Plate Dahlia:


And I made my final decision on which coloration I wanted to use for the king-sized Dahlia for Scott and my bed. 


I played around in Quiltster a lot to come up with this one. The first three Dinner Plate Dahlia tops you've seen me working on were colorways that were already designed by different sponsoring shops. This one is colored to go perfectly with our room. I'll be pulling from stash and store purchases, which isn't as daunting now that I've put together two tops already and am working on the third. I'm getting pretty intimately acquainted with how things mesh together and a good idea of how the colors get affected by the others. Still, hopefully it'll come out the way I envision it!!

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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. 

:)  

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

BOMs Away Monday


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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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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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