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. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Monday, May 25, 2015

BOMs Away - Marine Corps on Memorial Day

Welcome to the Link-Up for BOMs Away Mondays!
We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately.
This week's link-up is at the bottom of the post.

Today is Memorial Day here in the U.S., so it's apropos that the only quilt work I have to share is Kyle's Marine Corps quilt:

It's 6 feet square. I got the last red border put on, the back made, the center trapunto'd with a white poly batting scrap, and then Scott helped me pin-baste it all up yesterday, using a black 80/20 Hobbs batting. 

Devon and I fly out on June 10th to go to Kyle's Family Day and Graduation, with all of us returning late on the 12th. Their wedding will be on the 14th here at the house - - things are crazy busy around here, getting ready for the big day! I'm really happy with how everything's going to shape up to be specially-tailored for them.

So that's how much longer my quilting life will be abnormal, with no true BOM work. I hope to get all the stabilization lines quilted on this Marines quilt so I can take all the pins out to take it to San Diego for his graduation. After that, I'll do the detail quilting, which will include putting his name and Basic Training information onto some of the red bands.

And there's also the Top Secret quilt to desperately try finishing - the top, anyway! Not sure if that one is going to get any of its quilting done before the wedding, but Devon still wants to be surprised by it, so it only comes out when she's away from the house. She's going to love it, I know that much.  :D


But how about you guys? Did you get some work done on your BOMs?

Monday, May 18, 2015

BOMs Away Monday - Bridal Showe

Welcome to the Link-Up for BOMs Away Mondays!
We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately.
This week's link-up is at the bottom of the post.

 I am so grateful for Blog-World quilting friends!  :D  Thank you so much to the couple of you who sent me notes this week to check in on me. I apologize for missing the link-up last week.

I have Lupus, so my energy can get zapped pretty seriously during stressful or happily-chaotic times, and right now is certainly one of those. Also, I haven't been able to touch a single quilting "thing" for a full two weeks now, due to pressing wedding matters. Today is going to have a wee bit of recovery time in that regard with some hand work on the wedding quilt, and whole lot of time in bed to stave off a full-blown Lupus flare.

The weekly link-up is down below, but first, here are a couple of bridal shower pics for some visual interest. ;D

Saturday we had a shower for Devon. Once folks started arriving, I didn't have time to take pics (glad young friend, Erika, did for me! Can't wait to get those)!

It was cool to have a slideshow of pics of Devon & Kyle playing on the big-screen TV during the party. People loved it, and I'm glad young folks could figure out how to do that, because I sure couldn't! lol

These Tuxedo Oreos and Engagement Ring Donuts were a hit.

And we have a lot of full-family friends, so this is the direction we wanted to take with the party games, rather than a bachelorette-style approach. (Although our oldest daughter's boyfriend asked if I was going to have strippers, and I said, "Oh, yes! That would be Scott [my husband], you, and Joe - stripping the peeling paint off the deck outside while we're having the party. . . "   hah~!)  The best game was a rendition of Pin-the-Veil-on-the-Bride, and was as much fun for the older crowd to watch as it was for the younger people to play!  

I used a dress from a shower decorations pack that's about 14 inches tall for the base. Then I printed Devon's face, some shoes and earrings, a bouquet, etc., and made a little veil from party cellophane and a bit of lace. Laminated the pieces and looped tape onto the backs for the girls to stick up there. If you need more pieces, print out some arms, legs, more jewelery, hair decorations, etc.  Come to think of it - what a fun game for little girls' birthday party, even. . . Build The Birthday-Girl. . . 

So, anyway - back to our quilters' world interests. . . 

Did any of you get some BOM work done in the last couple of weeks?