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, July 25, 2021

BOMs Away Monday - Birds and Sage & Sea Glass

  

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This weekend was a Sage & Sea Glass time - I made the 36 scrappy 9-patches that were the Bag 4 sewing:



I also got 4 more thread colors stitched down on the temperature birds - the overall fused pile now consists of 3/4 of the total.


So. Many. Birds!   (732, actually! - leap year in there)


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Sunday, July 18, 2021

BOMs Away - Lotsa Goodness

 

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Boy, I was able to square away a lot of BOM work this weekend!

First, here's my finished Sonata Star for the center of my Harmony BOM quilt:

I still need to trim the outer edges, but Scott was using my cutting table today.


Then, I got the month 5 sewing finished for the Neptune BOM:

(top portion made and attached to the 16 wedges)


I got two months of Temperature dots turned and glued onto their backgrounds:

(Marissa's wedding last month supplanted this work, so I had double this time)


And finally, I stitched down quite a few bird bodies for Heather & Pat's quilt, getting through the first four thread colors on the bricks I've fused so far. 

I've fused half of the bricks needed for the quilt. I left the wings for after I've stitched the bodies, so that I don't need to secure my starts and stops. I personally hate "invisible" thread for applique work, so to me the effect I get with different threads is worth the change-over - especially in a situation like this.  

Plus, we went to the movie theater again this weekend!

I'm looking at this page thinking, "How the heck did I get so much done??"

I'll take it!

Particularly since I'm feeling bogged down with the work on my longarm and piecing priority projects. They're each SO INTENSE and never-ending, it was very nice to put them to rest Friday evening and look at completely different things all weekend.


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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

~ Flimsy Alert! ~ Chubby Chicks - July OMG

 Here is my July OMG, all finished up.  :) 

"Chubby Chicks" is 60 x 60 inches, and is a Black Mountain Needleworks pattern. This is blanket-stitched fused applique.




This was a kit that I bought who-knows-when - it was in my conglomeration of NETYs (Not Even Touched Yet) that I organized after we moved here summer of 2012. In June 2013, I pulled it out to prewash its fabrics, and our oldest daughter and I got the chick bodies fused down. 

In May this year, EIGHT YEARS LATER, I stitched the bodies, added and stitched the beaks, and stitched in the feet. Now it is a super cute flimsy, hanging in my longarm closet. 

Not sure when its turn will come up, but the binding is made and tidily tucked into my drawer for those. 


I really love having bindings ready to go when I've quilted a top up! Plus, it's nice to release any leftovers "into the wild" of my stash, instead of needing to store them separately somewhere. Maybe 1 in 9 or 10 quilt tops don't have the binding in here - either I didn't already have fabric for that, or I won't know what kind of binding I'll want to do until it's quilted. In 5 years of doing this, there's only been 1 binding I changed my mind about, and that has already been repurposed onto another quilt, so it's all great!

I'll be linking this to the July reporting party at the end of the month:

One Monthly Goal: July

Sunday, July 11, 2021

BOMs Away Monday - Harmony and Temperature Birds

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Oh, boy!  Don't you love it when you get to a point in a BOM where you're assembling components into large portions of the quilt?!

Lots of good work on Harmony this weekend. I got very close to finishing the Month 7 Sonata work.

Put the diamonds together:



And got a good portion of the assembly with half of the set-ins sewn:



I'm saving the pressing of the set-ins until I have all 8 in place, to avoid distortion on the bias edges. 

I would have finished the entire star, but I decided going to a movie - Actually going to the theater for a new release! (Black Widow) - was too good to pass up. And then we Zoomed with Devon & Cory for an hour or so, which was really nice. They've had fun getting a nursery all put together for our first grandbaby. Exciting times.  :)

Yesterday I hit the bird bricks for Heather & Pat's temperature quilt that I'm hoping to use for an anniversary present in December. I got 1/4 of the way through fusing down the bird bodies on those. 

These are clipped by rows, and it's funny that we only see a few of the blues. There are several lavenders, purples, teals, and greens in there, too, but the leading bricks for each row (Dec 16th - March something) are all only from the blue spectrum.



Haven't started stitching any yet. It'll likely be my Saturday project for the next couple of months. The left birds mark the lows of each day here in Monument for the first year of their marriage, and the right birds marks the lows of each day in Aurora. They lived an hour apart for the first two years of her med school days, so this quilt speaks of their newlywed story.


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Sunday, July 4, 2021

BOMs Away - Harmony


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Happy 4th of July to all y'all in the U.S. 

One day I'm going to make this pattern that I've had for many years. . .
"Patriotic Rose," by Janet Miller

I was all excited about my BOM work this weekend, thinking I had all the components ready now to assemble the eight arms of the central star for my "Harmony" quilt: 


But, "Oh, bother!"

I sewed two of the sets together the wrong way around. Man! And all my points were so perfect! 

The eight-count set of 4-patches on the top and the 4-patch set on the left all have to have their final seams redone.

Oh, well. Time with Jack at the TV. Slow time with Jack, as all these seams are completely on the bias, and I don't want my pieces warped. . . 



Edit: 
There!  This is what they're supposed to be like - all fixed.  




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Friday, July 2, 2021

July! ~

Let's see if I can remember the second half of this month's OMG tasking - to actually post and link my accomplishment.  ;D

First, the first step: Proclaiming my July project.


My One Monthly Goal for July is to get my Chubby Chicks UFO to finished flimsy status. 

I want its orange shoebox out of my storage, its binding made and filed in my bindings drawer, and the quilt top hanging in my longarm closet before this month is out. 

Right now, that UFO looks like this:


This was a kit that I bought who-knows-when - it was in my conglomeration of NETYs (Not Even Touched Yet) that I organized after we moved here summer of 2012. In June 2013, I pulled it out to prewash its fabrics, and our oldest daughter and I got the chick bodies fused down. 

In May this year, EIGHT YEARS LATER, I stitched the bodies, added and stitched the beaks, and stitched in the feet. That was my APQ challenge work. June brought a different focus for that program, and July yet another, so it's tempting to set Chubby Chicks aside again to clear its box off my work station.

I don't want that box sitting on my shelves for another eight years. It's not a priority quilt, so I won't give it any attention without putting it on OMG status. Let's get this baby all sewn up!


Linking this post up to OMG July


Thursday, July 1, 2021

Finish Report! ~ Marissa's Home Quilt ~

 Yesterday I finished the binding for Marissa's wedding quilt:

Pattern is Kim Diehl's "Journey's End," fabrics are her "Katie's Cupboard" collection. 
65 x 65 inches, Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting

I love doing custom quilting. Usually, the fancier the better, as far as I'm concerned. Once in a while, though - Less is More. 

I'd intended to do some roofing and siding lines in the houses, and then some fill work in the background of the blocks. However, when I started doing that with one of them, it detracted from the quilt instead of enhancing it. The houses are very busy with the dozens of different prints and the piecework of the blocks in them. Putting more quilting in mushed things together rather than highlighting them. So . . . I stuck with "just" stitch-in-the-ditch on the blocks with one 1/8-inch echo around the windows. That simple work did a lot to bring out the features in the houses, so that the center of the quilt no longer melted into itself.


On the sashing, I simply ran lines straddling the thin stripes in the fabric print. Looks great!


In the border, I wanted the white bricks to stand out better than they did before the quilting. To highlight those, I threw in some continuous-curve quilting, then I ran some fun leaves-and-vine-curls free-motion style through the colored bricks, treating them as one field on either side of the white bricks.


I loved this teal print from the collection, so I'd bought enough to make the whole backing with it, and the binding frames the quilt with the same fabric as the sashing.



I'm very happy with how the quilting enhanced this top. It felt a little too busy for its own good beforehand, but the subtle-yet-effective strategies in quilting brought it up to its full potential. It's a great scrappy quilt with a wonderful old-timey heart-is-where-the-home-is feel.

Marissa surprised me by choosing this quilt top for her special quilt. I didn't expect the reproduction fabrics and highly traditional pattern to appeal to her taste, but the top really called to her. It makes me happy when a quilt I've made resonates with others.  :)  


I'm linking up at:

TGIFF at Storied Quilts this week


Sunday, June 27, 2021

BOMs Away Monday

 


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We are out of state for our daughter's baby shower! 




Hopefully this posts as scheduled, so that you can share your latest BOM work.  :)





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Sunday, June 20, 2021

BOMs Away - Sage & Sea Glass and a nice walk

 



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We had a pleasant Father's Day here - some steak on the grill, a visit from our youngest, a walk through the meadows with the grandpup on a day that couldn't be more gorgeous . . .  very nice.  :)


And for BOM work this weekend, I got the other 20 Sage & Sea Glass main blocks assembled:



I absolutely love these blocks, but they were very time intensive to sew together - so many match points on them! Looking forward to moving to Bag 4 next month!


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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

~Flimsy Alert!~ "Stepping Stones"

Here she is, finally a finished top either 11 or 14 years after I started her! 

And she's gorgeous: 

"Stepping Stones" (86 x 97 inches),
a Judy Niemeyer paper piecing pattern, done in the queen size. 

In one place I noted that I started this in 2010, but I'm pretty sure I went to the Judy Niemeyer "Stepping Stones" workshop before my cousin died in 2008. 

Either way, this beautiful babe's mostly-done blocks sat in a plastic tote for Way. Too. Long. 

Sunday, June 13, 2021

BOMs Away - Temperature Quilt & Neptune's Gift

 


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Had a pretty good catch-up day -

Got my big stack of Temperature dots assembled - finally have some orange on board!



And then I made and attached the Month 4 units of my Neptune's Gift BOM, the bottom portion of the first set of rays. That packet arrived the day before Marissa's wedding and sat untouched until now.


Navarre says: "'Bout time you finished some piecing work so I could lay on it!"


Funny boy.


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Thursday, June 10, 2021

BOMs Away - a wedding pic or two

 


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So sorry I forgot to put BOMs Away up on Monday! Our youngest got married on Sunday, and folks have been in town from many states. Thank goodness for vaccinations all around so we could gather for a nice wedding at the regional park's wedding gazebo.  (I don't have any of the real photos yet.)

This photo actually has four of our family in it - our newlywed youngest with her middle sister & hubby - and my first grandchild onboard!

John & Marissa have a young Samoyed, Mango, who was part of the festivities. This was her only squirrely moment, so it went just fine having her at the reception. 


It was mighty nice to see my sister. We haven't had a good moment to be together for a very long time.



As you can imagine, I've done no BOM work at all this past week. 


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Monday, May 31, 2021

BOMs Away - Sage & Sea Glass

 



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I have a finish to share, but no time to blog it. in fact, no time in the past two weeks to do any quilting stuff except some hand stitching in the evening - if I'm not too bushwhacked! Five more days until folks come into town for Marissa's wedding, and we'll see how much more cleaning/repairwork I can square away by then! 

I was getting so antsy about missing out on quilt work, that I did steal an hour away to put together five of the twenty-five Sage & Sea Glass blocks:



This is one of those times where the whole is so much prettier than the individual parts.  :)

Hope your week goes well for you!

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Monday, May 24, 2021

BOMs Away - Dots

 


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This is a minimal BOM week, for sure! Spent the whole weekend working on the house. So much to do for it to be ready for out-of-state company that will be here in two week for Marissa's wedding. A year of high stress, family deaths, long-Covid, compromised energy, and depression takes a serious toll on a house. But it's well on its way to being in ship-shape condition again.  :)

Although I didn't get my Temperature Quilt work for this month completed, I did manage to get the whole set of dots made and prepped for stitching-down.



I may or may not get them caught up before next weekend. I have the last bits of cleaning to square away for the house to be ready for carpet cleaners, and some painting to do in Marissa's old room and the powder room. The poor powder room has had three patches from sample pots painted onto three of the walls since June last year! Far past time to follow through on that.


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Monday, May 17, 2021

BOMs Away - Harmony "Crescendo" blocks


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Hi!  I finished all four "Crescendo" applique blocks for my Harmony BOM:



And more importantly, I got the taxes done! 



Thank goodness for the extra month this year. I just didn't have the energy to work these up before I got the COVID vaccinations - On Saturday, 10 days after the second shot, I suddenly had so much more energy than before! I still need to test and see if I can do cardio workouts, but for the first time since getting Covid in October, I actually felt that impatience while sitting - that "I can't just sit here, I've got to get up and do something!" feeling!!!!  

Until now, it's been an exercise in forcing myself to work through cement and molasses to do anything at all, a stretching out of how long I could last against the slog, but never a feeling of energy available and eager to go. I'm not quite 100% pre-Covid me, but at least 85% now, and the last three days I've only needed short sitting breaks after long physical work stretches. My house is getting reclaimed after seven months of serious neglect, and it    FEELS GOOD!

Sooooo grateful I decided to vaccinate! I did luck out and my body has learned something about fighting the long-Covid. Here's to hoping that the inability to fight it away has been my problem all along, and not actual permanent damage to my heart and vascular system!

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