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. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Sunday, January 21, 2018

BOMs Away - Tons and Tons of McKenna Ryan Progress :D

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.)

Monday morning edit:  As I needed my large work surfaces to make a backing and trim a queen quilt, I finished up this work now instead of waiting for my next BOM time.

All the leaves, little branches, birdies, blossoms, bee, and 3D butterfly are finished and fused on. It's all trimmed and squared up, ready for the addition of the lower row of adorable kittens at play. At this point, it is right around 40 x 55 inches. (That baggie has the clothing/kitten that will hang on the 3D clothesline that gets installed after quilting.)

Original post:

I  a-l-m-o-s-t  made it!  So very close to having this entire upper section of "Wind in the Whiskers" all put together (which is the lion's share of the work on this quilt)! This is all placed and fused:

There are only a handful of dogwood blossoms and leaves to add to the lower branches of the tree at the tops of the bottom 3 blocks.  (The open field in the bottom center block will have a 3D clothesline stretching across with an actual mini quilt and clothing pieces hanging from it - all made and carefully stored for now.)

So very close. But in the confusion of figuring this pattern out, there are three complex leaf pieces that I still have to trace and cut out. I'm just way too knackered to do anymore today. Oh, and I need to cut out the insect pieces for the daisies kitty.

Yeah, the last little bit of work isn't happening this weekend - The butterfly actually needs double placing and cutting and some careful topstitching, as it's a 3D piece like this one on the other side of the quilt. I forgot I hadn't done that prep work before I started assembly today.

But I am well pleased with this progress!  And aren't the birds just too stinkin' cute?  :)

How about you? Did you get any BOM work done recently?

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.

Friday, January 19, 2018

TGIFF never felt so sweet. Oh. My. Stars.

This border of stars 

which coordinates with the columns of oak-leaves

means I have finally - FINALLY - finished the quilting on my Sapphire Stars. 

Yes, I'm being a brat putting up just a teaser. This isn't 100% finished, as it needs trimming, binding, and a little tail-tucking attention. I'll share it "for real" next Friday.

Some of the middle again, just for kicks:

I can't tell you how very relieved I feel. The let-up is making me profoundly sleepy. I never keep a quilt on the priority spot that long unless it's a customer quilt. Without a paycheck, it sorely taxes my supply of mojo, and I have been chafing at the bit the last few days with this work. But this will be a special QOV for my father-in-law, so I wanted it finished and made it my OMG for January instead of alotting it 2 or 3 months of on again/off again attention. 

~*~*~ Linking Up:

TGIFF is at Vera's this week.
Whoop! Whoop! at Sarah's 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

One priority goal checked off. :)

I've been working hard on my quilting and piecing priorities (both of which are intense), and one has paid off this morning. 

These green checkerboards for my Listen with Your Eyes quilt were the second part of my January goal for this quilt. It is on my 18 in 2018 list, but I intend to finish all its piecing, so I'm not checking it off yet.

I was meticulous with the seams, so I'm hoping everything fits together happily in the end! Four more color sets to make, and then a bunch of black-and-white curved strips.

Getting the diamond/NYB star circles put together was the first part of my January piecing goal, which I shared last week:

Now that those two sets are all finished, I get to take a break from this quilt until February and work on other projects in the mornings. I have two gifts I intend to finish by month's end: 

Scott's Wildlife Trio, a mini for him to put up at work. It's already pieced (in a fashion that has already finished the edges) and fused, and you can see how little it is, so it shouldn't take too long to finish up:

First I'll focus on "Nicole's Mountains," a mini I just designed to do up for her birthday in early Feb. It catches my fancy, I think I'll make it in duplicate so I can keep one, too, assuming Scott doesn't steal it for work. He's really into minis at his offices!

~*~*~ Linking up at:

WOW - WIPs on Wed at Esther's
Let's Bee Social at Lorna's
WIP Link-Up at Brook's