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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

QuiltCam! The Halloween Edition!

No tricks!  Just treats!
This little paper pieced kitty showed up in my inbox today -- and I thought it was SO CUTE!  No time for me to make any this year, but I saved the pattern for future reference.  You might want to make a few for cat lovers you know!  Click for the pattern HERE.
Not to be outdone by a paper pieced kitty --- Sadie is all ready for her trick or treating as well!  OKAY, it's my fault.  She isn't happy with the situation at all, but it has gotten so cold so fast all she does is stay on her bed and shiver -- she doesn't even want to go outside.  So mama bought her a hoodie!

Poor girl, she doesn't know what to do with this thing on!

I've finished folding the fabric.  Big reveal in tomorrow's morning blog post.  I've worked hard at this many days in a row and it's finally getting to where I want things to be.  There is more stuff to move around, there always is --but that will come little by little.

Tomorrow I need to load up the van and get everything ready for heading out to a retreat in West Virginia on  Friday morning.


Tonight I need some machine time!  More Moth in the Window blocks tonight -- I'm persevering.

Come join me, bring a project and visit a while!

If  you get sound and no video, try hitting the pause/play button.  Restart your computer.  Be sure your flash player is up to date.  Try a different browser.  I recommend Google Chrome, it's a lighter weight interface and doesn't get so bogged down.


**Note** If it says "OFF AIR" it's because I'm not there.  It's a live feed, not a recording, so there is no play back or re-runs!



Streaming Live by Ustream

81 comments:

  1. HEY!!!!!!!!! Henderson, NC checking in!

    Sadie is adorable!!!

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  2. Okay here goes the question what is the quilt on the long arm? Maybe you could put up a sign each night. I have ordered what I didn't have for this years mystery. My sister gives me a gift certificate for Christmas and I saved it for the mystery quilt.
    Sue
    Upstate NY

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  3. Well... hubby is happy... Only 1 trick or treater for us... so that leaves more candy for him. Maybe I should make him dress up and go outside and ring the door bell... lol

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  4. Watching in hopes of catching more info, tips and hints, answers to questiona about the Mystery Quilt colors and combos. Hope trick or treaters don't interrupt just as you're telling the best information!! They're just getting started here on the west side of the country.

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    1. LOL! I don't have a question--yet! I have all the colors except gray, so will get to go shopping for that.

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  5. Got my books today, thanks so much. Already see a project I will be doing.

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  6. Bonnie, can you please explain your concept of a Constant fabric for the mystery? thanks, Jillian

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  7. Hi Bonnie
    Glad to sew with you tonight. Have my fabric picked for the mystery!
    Raspberry, avocado and dark teal....so excited to start.
    Anxious to see the sewing room organization and thanks for the inspiration.
    Are you going to do Garage Sale Saturdays again?

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  8. I bought him 10 bags!! They are his favorite candy!!! I can send you a couple of bags!! I will have to sneak them out though. lol

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  9. I love the mystery quilt colours! One question - are you able to share what is the smallest strip/string I need? I'm trying to avoid "that" bin ;o)

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    1. Wow, thanks for your quick reply Bonnie! I'm so glad I don't have to dig through the string bin this year - it hasn't been touched since last year's Orca Bay.

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  10. Hi BOnnie!~ Just now tuning in. Hope my "DALLAS" Is listening, as he has given out a gazillion bags of candy to children and had FUN!"
    Missed the quilt info. behind you... sorry

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  11. LOVE the colors...oddly enough I have very little limey greens and aqua/turquoise and no gray...so I get to go shopping!! Other colors I have covered. Love that I am getting out of my comfort zone! Thanks so much!!!

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  12. Still wondering if you use poly cotton blends or flannels in your scrappy quilts?
    Lots of snow here and it has stopped for awhile now but temps. are terrible for this time of year. Certainly thankful that we don't have the Sandy storm though.
    Take care!
    Judy in Northern Alberta Canada

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    1. reception is horrible tonight, you come and go.... I'm afraid I'm going to miss your reply again.
      please email:
      hehjude53@hotmail.com

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  13. I love working on your mystery quilt projects! Still working on Double Delight but can't wait to start getting things together for the new mystery! Love Love LOVE the colors!!!

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  14. Hi Bonnie, I went to Lowe's and got the paint samples - how much fun ths is going to be. Will you be demonstrating how to use the rulers?

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    1. I hope so on the ruler demo...I have both and can not figure out how to use them....I feel so dumb! :-(

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  15. No trick or treaters yet, so I'm here. Cutting some shirtings for Moth in the window blocks- I'm a copy cat! Dh liked the blocks he saw when I was watching you the other evening. I have a whole bolt of Gray and Purple.

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  16. Love my aqua orca bay and excited for aqua in this quilt too. Will pinks work in place of purple, i'm not a purple person. Paula in ky

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  17. Hi Bonnie,

    Lots of spooks tonight and just got in. Surprise Quilt cam.!!!!! Yeh!!

    This is my first mystery and I have all of the fabrics in my stash. I am so excited to do it along with everyone.

    Kathy

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  18. Love my aqua orca bay and excited for aqua in this quilt too. Will pinks work in place of purple, i'm not a purple person. Paula in ky

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  19. For the mystery ... shirtings, browns, reds, blues and what other color would you suggest? Looking for more traditional/Civil War flavor....

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  20. I am going to use dark greens, barn reds, and blues/navy with a cinnamon as my constant color on a light beige background.

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  21. Which of your machines is getting an exercise tonight? Don't recall seeing that blue beauty before...

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  22. Hi Bonnie
    I just finished a scrap quilt with barn red, teal, choc. Brown and gold with a cream background. It is gorgeous.
    Got all my fabric for the mystery, I had to by the grey and found it right off, and only 3 metres left on the bold. I am ready Freddy!!
    Thanks for all you do
    Canadian friend deb

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  23. Hey Bonnie, it's Laurie from Ontario, Canada (yes hubby Jim from the cruise). Just checking in.. not sure what I'm working on tonight yet, but since I haven't touched my machine in a couple weeks (been far too busy), I figured I should pay her some attention tonight. I'm sure I can find something on my to-do list to tackle. Love the reno's on your basement.. it's moving along quite quickly. Once it's done you won't want to leave it! *hugs*

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  24. Printed out beginning mystery instructions. Looking forward to doing it. Will look for my fabric in my stash tomorrow. Enjoy your cam live feed.

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  25. Is that your Halloween Quilt?
    I love the cheerfulness of the design.
    Aileen from FL

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  26. Bonnie,
    Are the sizes of the 4 square and strips for the moth in the window posted or just tell us again. Thanks.

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  27. Hi from Georgia,Bonnie
    I really love color too. For awhile I was on a re, green, blue, purple, and brown kick. (I know I cheated-that's 5 colors). One of my favorite background colors is grey blue-like a stormy sky. I like to put fall leaf colors with it, among other things.

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  28. HGTV Quilters ROCK!!

    and so does KC!!

    I am AKA Quiltaholic on the forum! :)

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  29. Bonnie... love the colors for the new mystery... just one question... how small of pieces should I pull? is there a minimimum size that will work? 6" charms? 10" squares? I would love to move some of my smaller scraps along.... thanks!
    Denise in Portland Oregon

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  30. Hey! I'm a HGTV quilter! Its great to 'see' you!! :-)

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  31. Hi Bonnie! I'm an HGTV Quilter! Thanks for the shout out!

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  32. This will be my first mystery with you although I've done a few with my guild. My stash isn't nearly as large as yours so I am wondering if you could suggest the minimum number of fabrics within each color. I'm sure a big variety would be best but would it be OK to use only 5 or 6?

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  33. Any special rulers you are going to suggest we use in our cutting?

    Love your colors except for the green - what you you suggest to substitute for the green?

    Cathy / CO

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  34. Hey Bonnie. Got the easy angle ruler but not the companion ruler, at least I don't think so. Could you show what it looks like please? Thanks so much.

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  35. Hi Bonnie,

    I signed up for UStream on my phone and now I get emails telling me when you are on quilt cam...so let your listeners know that if they sign up for Ustream they will get an automatic email.

    BTW love the colors!! May sub something for the teal as I only have a few pieces of that!!


    Thanks!!!

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  36. Hi, Bonnie! So happy to see you this evening! Just as I was tuning in on Monday evening, the power went out--and stayed out for 19 hours! The saving grace was that my String Fling book arrived that day and DH went out to retrieve it in the pouring rain and wind. Of course, I had to wait until the next day to read it in the daylight. Looking forward to doing the mystery!

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  37. Worked late today, then went by Winston-Salem's Lowes to get paint chips.... I'm thinking lotz 'o folks are joining your mystery.... ALL the Winter Flannel chips were gone! Lol... Actually, i found a fler that has it, but thought it was so funny that all the regular chips were gone!
    Tonight I'll be refolding/organizing my stash while i watch, listen & learn!
    Oh, yeah a question... Are trying to get the values of our 4 colors to be roughly equivalent? Thanks! B

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  38. Bonnie,

    Mystery question? You keep mentioning 4 fabrics tonight. Is the fourth replacing the grey? I'm going to be using the Lime, Teal, and Purple my favorites. My stitchers pillow that I'm working on is done in those colors.
    Sue
    Upstate NY

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  39. What is the finished size of the spool block?

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    1. It is a 3 incher! A bit small for my clumsy fingers! But, oh, so cute! :)

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  40. Hi Bonnie, tonight I am sewing along with you, tryigo finish my components for the scrappy mountain maesty quilt I plan on teaching.
    Have the colors for the quilt except lime and the black and whites. May use white on white instead.

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  41. Can we utilize our 2 or 2 1/2 squares and 2 or 2 1/2 strips that are in our scrap users system? :)

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  42. Love quilt cam! It is like tuning in to a quilt show on your long arm Enjoying seeing your collection Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Just started following you on Pinterest. I will enjoy it. Gale

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  44. Bonnie, I am excited about doing a mystery quilt with you. I love teals and peach/oranges together so I know they will be in my quilt. I am thinking of purple and I haven't decided if I want the peach/orange to be the constant or pick a gray to be the constant. Joyce in Maryland.

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  45. Sitting on my front steps waiting for kids to come begging for candy ... will watch you and be entertained. Just finishing up a scrappy quilt and will start on my daughter's quilt next. It's almost 7pm in Oregon and it's not raining!

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  46. Yay! You're still here! I just got the kids out the door for trick or treating...I'm on door duty this year! So I get to stay home with you! : )
    I just gotta tell you, I've been basting my RRCB together FINALLY today! OMG I love this quilt. It's so great to look back at the fabrics I used and I just love it! Can't wait for it to be on my bed!

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  47. Hi Bonnie-
    I'm thinking that I will be using the deep rustic country clots for my first Mystery quilt, (think Kansas Troubles type colors) with beige and tan prints. I had the chance to take your Smith Mountain Morning class, and really enjoyed it, so I am going to try to let go of my contro/trust issues and try to do a mystery! I HATE not knowing what is going on! Lol!

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  48. All you do is lie still on a table while a machine reads your bone density...nothing to it! :)

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  49. Bone density scan is easy peasy. No pain or body part smashing as with a mammogram and nothing invasive with noxious prep as with a colonoscopy. You just lie on a table and the technician moves a scanning bar over your body from above. You are like a giant piece of paper being scanned into a computer with a moveable scanner. Usually they do your hip and spine area.

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  50. Hi Bonnie -- nice to 'see' you tonight.
    No kids for trick or treat for me as our house is on a dirt road dead in a rural area. So I sew all I want. Am on my LAST border on this quilt for my daughter -- a 2" all the way around. woo hoo !!
    Will have to check around to find the mystery requirements -- this year is my year to sew ME some quilts as all of them have gone to live elsewhere :D

    Dee in AR

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  51. Bonnie, we just pulled the same sort of ugly whitish Berber out of a bedroom. New carpet being installed Monday. Can't wait to see the new carpet.

    Can't wait to start the mystery quilt. Only need to shop for some black on white background fabric.

    Faith in Maine

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  52. Hi Bonnie!
    Am working on a pieced border tonight. Heading to Ohio for a shop hop tomorrow... looking for material for the Mystery quilt also!
    Excited about the colors!

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  53. Thank you so much for quiltcam. Question for the mystery quilt--(I apologize if it has already been answered)-- Which color will be the "main" color? The color that sets the tone of the quilt.

    Thanks again! Lorinda in Missouri

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  54. Yes Hi Bonnie

    just got back from tricker-treating and grabed subway. and found you on.

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  55. Good EEEVEning....lucky me...dh went to sleep early - I get to come and watch Quilt Cam. LOVE the picture of Sadie...she looks so much like our Maggie...how much does she weigh?...just trying for perspective. I've no sewing tonight - but will just enjoy watching you - OH, do have a question...I could look back thru your pictures but what did I see you using to "clean" the grime off an old sewing machine?
    Thanks, LynnInFL :)

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  56. Hey Bonnie, how is your leg pain? Hope you are feeling better!

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  57. Can't wait to start the mystery quilt...lime green s a neutral for me..LOL!!!

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  58. Hi Bonnie,
    I was just able to sign on now to video cam and am wondering what the quilt is on your long arm? I like that you change them out as it's fun to see them. Looking forward to your mystery. Hoping to get my fabrics together this weekend.

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  59. Hi Bonnie, happily watching from Melbourne Australia on a chilly day. I've finished up a mini quilt and now working on a binding. Can't wait for your mystery to start.

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  60. Hi Bonnie. I'm looking forward to participating in your mystery. It will be my first with you. I've been collecting aquas, reds, lime greens and grays for a long time, not knowing just what I was going to do with them, just that I liked them. Now I know! You mentioned having a "Constant" at the beginning of your post and to have at least a yard of it. Then you later mentioned the gray as a constant and to have 2 yards of it. Is there a green constant and a gray one, or only the gray? Also, if I'm using kona white as my background, is it o.k. to keep the grays scrappy?

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  61. When cutting for your quilt, do you like to cut it all at once or cut as you go?--Gale

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  62. I have always disliked plaid. I am watching you and they are coming out so cute. I think you are pulling me over to the dark side. You mentioned log cabin earlier. I don't ever remember seeing a plaid log cabin. Have you?

    Aileen from FL

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  63. Hi Bonnie! Checking in late - lots of trick-or-treaters here at my son's house in Orlando,FL. I see my spider is keeping you company. Brought a quilt to work on here; putting on binding. Glad to be able to join you tonight. Di in TN

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  64. 2015 October eatonville Quilters Dream Retreat in Wa state
    Mary K

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  65. Just joined. (I've spent 10 hrs in the last 2 days trying to fix my scanner with the manufacturer and the Op System company - guess who that is?) Love your halloween quilt. It has so much movement.

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  66. Hi Bonnie! It's Lisa, another HGTV quilter here, is the retreat you were thinking about this one: March 20-23, 2013:

    100 Blocks Retreat with Quiltmaker Magazine, Portland OR!
    (Activities Pending Stay Tuned!!)

    Looked it up on your calendar.

    Looking forward to seeing you when you come to our guild in early March 2013!

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  67. Oatmeal, Bonnie!!! My 91 year old mom has it every single day for breakfast with a little milk and honey and her cholesterol is fantastic!!! She highly recommends it.

    Lori in VA

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  68. Vitamin e helps too from what I've read. I also beleive in oatmeal. DH has it every day and his cholesterol is good. Try McCann's steel cut Irish oatmeal (not instant)

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  69. So sorry Bonnie - a *&$# political ad interrupted the last part of your anwer to me. Is it o.k. to use scrappy grays is the background is solid kona white?

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  70. Thanks so much for your time tonight! I really enjoy Quiltcam. I was able to cut many pieces while watching you and it made the tedious work go quickly! Looking forward to next time!
    Meg in Michigan

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  71. I hear you mention a log cabin. Were you thinking about doing a log cabin for a future mystery quilt?

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  72. OK totally unrelated...but in your 2 side bars are ads for Bellacor lighting and the photos are all things I've been looking at for one of my projects. BIG BROTHER!! ACK!! It's almost creepy...which I suppose is perfect for Halloween. I'm being stalked by my lighting selections... LOL!

    Sadie looks stylish, btw :)

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  73. Have a safe trip to West Virginia...I hope to attend the next time you teach here. Missed Quilt Cam tonight, was trying to finish up a baby gift and got distracted. Will catch you next time!

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  74. Why can't record this cam post, i can't and don't now what time
    I live in the far east of the world ( Arab gulf) but love not to miss your classes
    Thanks

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  75. Thanks for the caty pattern

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