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

Sunday, September 17, 2017

BOMs Away - Blackbelt Test Prep & Octopus

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.)

I haven't finished a BOM block to share, as we're on overload at Taekwondo to get ready for our Blackbelt test in 3 weeks.

Like yesterday, when we had to run a 5K at 0630, followed by 200 pushups, 200 situps, "and other exercises" for the physical fitness part of the test.

And today, several of us met at the dojang to work on board breaks together. After yesterday's crazy stuff, everyone's favorite stretch was this one:

Getting up from it was another matter. . .   lol!

My splits leave a lot to be desired - 

And check it out - I just now discovered my phone can make GIFs, making it cool to watch one of Scott's practice kicks. . . 

With my Lupus stuff, it's super tricky managing the extra physical activity, so pretty much when I'm not at practice or working on forms at home, I have compulsory bed rest. 

Which means nothing else that isn't crucial happens until after the Big Day. That includes quilting. :( At least I have some great handwork projects to give me something to do!

I've got a good start on the next Octopus's Garden block:


Have you done any BOM work recently? Hopefully you're able to function at your normal level right now.  :)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Thank you, Fat Quarter Shop!

Last month I participated in the annual Pets on Quilts online quilt show, and I was chosen for one of the sponsor prizes.

I thought it was quite generous of Fat Quarter Shop to send me a $50.00 gift certificate! And it came at a great time.

And it turned into this  :)

You know how somebody's quilt-along or pattern sucks you in, and you don't always know just why it does that? Something about the combination of the fabrics used and the presentation just strongly appeal to you, and you talk yourself out of doing it since you already have so many projects?

Well. . . 

Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter did that to me recently when she used Keera Job's Daisy Days collection to put together a really sweet quilt - and then she even said she'd make a tutorial for it, so we even have the directions for free.

Amy's pic from the FQ

So along comes the Fat Quarter Shop certificate, and I didn't have any yardage needs for my next three priority finishes, and of course, I went shopping so I could make my own "Farmhouse Four Patch" quilt. Here's the link to Amy's tutorial for it: Four Patch On-Point Quilt Tutorial

Amy's pic of her quilt
I have always found Fat Quarter Shop to be reliable and to ship out in a timely manner. My little box was waiting for me when we got back from a short trip out east to meet up with Devon for a few days, and I've just sent the blues through the wash.  :)

Thanks, Amy! 

And thank you very much, Fat Quarter Shop!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

BOMs Away - Blueberries and Sapphires, Olé!

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.)

Kevin is sneeeaky and sent us a bonus clue for his Sapphire Mystery!

I want to keep up with this one, so I left "Garden Friends" in the armoir and cut more of the scrap pile up to make these patches:

And while I was doing those, the In-Betweener action yielded a sheet that I could cut into 9 more Blueberry Crumb Cake blocks!

Oh! And I finished the inside portion of Block 6 for "Fiesta Mexico" this week! This is going to be a giant block. This part is already something like 14 inches square. 

Time now for the next block of "Octopus's Garden" at my evening hand-stitch station. I really love the slow-stitching work of hand applique, but it's very nice to be able to switch projects at good resting points so I have something fresh to look at for a while. :)


What's happening on your end? Have you done any BOM work recently?