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
I finished my mini quilt for the Elm Street Quilts Postcard Swap. I'll be sharing its story in a couple of weeks. Today it's got a date at the post office. :) Linking up at TGIFF - Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday, located at Sandra's this week.
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.)
Another slow week for BOM work, between getting sick this weekend and having other things going. However, I got the other two giant running rabbits all press-prepped. This sit-down work was less taxing than sewing or even tracing out Wind in the Whisker pieces, so that's what I did. Plus, I'm super eager for my rabbits border to get stitched!
(These are a good two feet long, with lots of curves)
Let me just say that straight vodka in an applique brush and this aluminum fingertip stilleto are the best tools out there when you have to mess with a craft iron and applique prep!
Just get yourself the cheapest vodka out there - not being a drinker, my quilter's vodka has lasted 4 years so far, and probably will give me another 4. :D I did put a little lemon zest in mine, which made it smell lemony. Sometimes I use it diluted with water for spray starch if I'm pressing a ton of stuff, but usually it only comes out when I have this type of work to do. It's terrific at this job.
How about you? Did you get any BOM work done recently?
Happy times at my place this week :) I've finished the latest two sets of checkerboards for my Listen with Your Eyes UFO, and that makes me smile, as these are intense. They're quite large - the purple/pink side is almost a yard long. This is one of my 18 in 2018 items.
Haha! I couldn't resist the face when I took the latest sets upstairs.
Two sets of checkerboards remain, but that's for April. My domestic machine will now go to work on my Elm Street Quilts postcard swap item. I'm excited about the design that finally came to me for my partner's cue word, and really happy for the "need" to do it in duplicate to test out how I will construct it - I'll get to keep whichever is the cast-off! At the longarm, I'm chipping away at the background work on my Fancy Forest while I wait for the pantos to arrive for Becky's and Dolly's quilts. I just passed the half-way point. I think 4 more passes will do it. Each pass takes almost an hour. Maaaaybe this UFO will be completely finished by month's end, and off my 18 in 2018 list!