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.)
Graduation being so near, I've been devoting all my attention to Heather's Dinner Plate Dahlia (this year's technique of the month from Judy Niemeyer). Just over 80 hours into this quilt, the top is at this point, stacked four deep:
(Wouldn't those saw-toothed spear petals make great cat eyes on some kind of stylized project?)
All the remaining paper piece components have 1/4 to 1/3 of their work finished. I run everything through factory style, doing all the prepwork possible until I run out of pins (starting with assembly seams, then moving into paper piecing sets), then sewing everything that was prepped, then pressing and cutting everything that was sewn, then doing as much prep work as I have pins for . . . in a never-ending cycle. I have enough pins for almost two hours of prepwork.
I'm getting a lot of binge-"watching" on Netflix in!! Mostly, I just hear what's going on with a few peeks here and there when I trade out one pattern set of prepping for another.
This quilt has an interesting outward>>in construction approach. It's quite fun to work completely opposite from normal.
I've finished several advanced paper-pieced quilt tops, so I wasn't expecting to learn something new with this one. I did though - a great technique for paper piecing curved seams that I'm sure I wouldn't have figured out on my own. So that's a bonus. :)
This point of the work brings me a little bit past my March OMG mark, but I'm crossing my fingers that I may just get the entire top together by month's end. That will depend on when the two customer quilts come in that Dolly is trying to finish quickly. Until then, all BOM time will be devoted to this project, so hopefully you won't get sick to death of it!