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.)
Hi! Check it out!! I was able to double down this weekend, thanks to Scott taking on all the household/cooking tasks, and I got my Star Crazy BOM fully assembled!
Doesn't she love that snow backdrop? I thought all the quilt's white fabric would wash it out a lot today, but its brights make everything play perfectly in our snowland.
This is a Sue Garman pattern, and was the 2010 BOM for The Quilt Show. It is 82.5 inches square. This actually was the kit they sold for it, too, so I didn't make any fabric choices. I didn't start working on it until January 2015, and it has been periodically on and off my work table for four years.
It's funny, because this has been a total Sue Garman month in my quilting world - completely unplanned. My Ruffled Roses has been coming along very nicely on the longarm. My lastest finish there was the green border. I'd originally planned to leave the small flanking borders alone, but I could see they needed something for that round to look its best and showcase the puff in the paisley/flower strip.
I'm really happy with the overall look of the moderately-open loop-de-loops. They flattened those thin strips perfectly and gave more definition to the puff of the center lane with its less dense quilting. It was a little frumpy before I did the loops alongside it. I may or may not do anything in the 1/2-inch blue strips - will figure that out last of all.
(And of course, I was working the last Nutcracker of Sue's "Classic Nutcrackers" for the first two or three weeks of the months, so every one of my work areas had her designs in it. Kinda fun. I miss her being with us.) I'm breaking from that project with a little Valentine stitching before I get back to the 12 nutcrackers to do their embroidery bits.
How is your BOM work going right now?
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.