Quilt ADD in therapy

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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, January 27, 2019

BOMs Away - Star Crazy is a Full-Fledged Flimsy!

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.

Soooooo many borders!!!
When I started yesterday, the center portion was together
 with the first small HST round and two of the 6" star border sides were attached.
My back is rather grumbly after the 22 border seams
(and assembling the almost-200 HSTs into the outer small triangle borders)
that I sewed this weekend.

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.


  1. Great finish! The stars sparkle. Well done.

  2. Yay...Star Crazy. I think we talked about Star Crazy when I got mine quilted over a year ago. Now it's your turn.

    Ruffled Roses is so so so beautiful! It is still on my bucket list! The way you quilted it is so pretty. I love everything you quilt!

    Those nutcrackers are so much work and so much smaller than I pictured. I enjoy watching the progress.

    Have a great week!

  3. Star Crazy is beautiful and the quilting on Ruffled Roses is perfect. As always, the nutcrackers are so cute. I'm glad you had time for sewing this week. Happy Stitching!

  4. That is a gorgeous quilt. Lots of work went into it, and it shows.

  5. Such a labor of love. This is a spectacular quilt and it looks beautiful against the snowy backdrop.

  6. That quilt is stunning! Nice job. Thanks for the linky party
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