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Friday, October 05, 2012

QuiltCam Time!

I've been kitting up some projects ----I am SO tired of the bow-ties they may sit for a while so I can play with something else.
The blue Wizard I picked up this afternoon has been cleaned and oiled and is ready for a test run!
I've got a few "Moth in the Window" blocks to sew up ----and that's tonight's project!

Are you ready to sew? Bring a project, come hang out!
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101 comments:

Valerie said...

Hi, Bonnie. Deboning shirts tonight watching you.

Andee said...

Yippppeee! Been awhile since I caught you and since I sewed...double Yipppeee!

Valerie said...

LOL! You are just a little jazzed about today's find! We would have so much fun shopping together.

Kathleen Bayfield-Pollock said...

Hi Bonnie, just a quick note to say thanks for providing ambition to get things done. I was going to read but I think I will go and sew up some more rows on a quilt I am putting together for my niece's wedding.

Maree in NC ☺ said...

where's the arrow to click to watch tonight???

Frog Quilter said...

Hi Bonnie, have a quilt going on the frame and being quilted by a digital pattern. Trying to pack for a week in the mountains. The sewing machine and assorted stuff is out in the camper. I guess I need to pack some clothes and toiletries LOL. Liz

Deb Marshall said...

Glad I caught you tonight Bonnie. Hello from Upstate NY. Quick question, love that small bright light next to your machine... been looking for one... do you know the brand or where you bought it?

Tami C said...

She's cute and sounds really nice! I need to find one of those for myself. I guess I'm going to have to hit the Salvation Army & Goodwill Stores. I'll be looking for sewing machines, small irons and some 100% cotton shirts! And, I can thank you for my list!

Sandie said...

Okay Bonnie... Follow me here ! You said she is the same color as the Volkswagen Bug. When you say Bug, I think Beetle, which makes me think Bailey, as in the comic strip from the same era as the Blue wizard, so her name will be Bailey to me! ;)

Lisa Burgess said...

Tell me more about your IKEA light.... love it

Freda said...

Just wanted to say hi and wish you a safe to Pennsylvania. Love the new machine.

~Joan said...

The woman who said she was your biggest fan a few minutes ago (when I first tuned in) is an imposter. We all know I'M your biggest fan! And I have your quilts to prove it ;)

Mary said...

Was warming up for quiltcam with some cutting exercises, 2 in squares when DH said "lets go out snd eat"

Cousin Jill said...

Hi from Erie! Sitting on the LA Nie hand sewing binding tonight! So glad to be having quilt cam time tonight!

Kathy Macy said...

Spent a couple of hours sewing on my fw-Liz. She was born in 1938 & has a few scratches, but sews pretty well.

~Trish~ said...

What is the quilt behind you on the frame? LOVE IT!

ItsNurseJessi said...

Bonnie- I cant stay but for a minute but I wanted to say that I have loved watching you!
Tonight I am resting because I have been tackling a very new to me project: Cathedral Windows!
Ya'll have a good night!

Kathleen Bayfield-Pollock said...

Hey Bonnie, funny you ask how machine comes into places like the Salvation Army. A friend volunteers at a local Restore store (funds the Habitat for Humanity building and a gentleman brought in two machines for donation. His wife had passed a way and he wanted them be useful to someone else. My friend brought one home and it works well. It is a Kenmore about 20 years old. It will become her machine to go away as it is lighter than her favourite old Bernina.

~Trish~ said...

Thanks! My QM magazine was laying right beside me and I opened it right to your quilt. Think it must be an omen that I'm meant to make it :)

Bonnie said...

Hi bonnie it's bonnie from va. I'm sewing the backing for my hidden spools quilt while i watch you tonight. Earlier tonight i was watching s connery in docter no (50th anniv). But when i saw you were going to have quilt cam. I had to give him up

thepiececorps said...

Ahhh... Bonnie-Cam time

Maree St Clair said...

Hi Bonnie
Spending a quiet Saturday at home here in Australia. It's raining gently so PERFECT sewing weather! Love watching you & and sewing at the same time! I'm appliquing!
Cheers Maree

Jo said...

How do you decide what widths to cut your strips in your scrap system? I'm chopping up some large pieces and get stuck trying to decide on strip widths. I have no project in mind, just organing scraps. Thanks!

Mommy Robin said...

Today I drove home from just north of Philadelphia... Took back roads, wandered through quilt shops, antique stores, etc. What a fun ride! Thought of you often, and seriously considered buying a toy sewing machine @ Sanford and Sons Antiques and Collectibles - quite a place, lol. Quite a ways north of where you'll be, though. It's just outside of Tunkhannock, where tomorrow is the annual Airing of the Quilts. Safe travels - be careful, the leaves in PA are so gorgeous they are almost a distraction.

MICHELLE said...

Bonnie, Love the new machine, I love the blue color....IS the pattern for the blocks you are doing now available to download?

lifetakesaturn said...

Hi Bonnie,
I work from home and am catching up on my work tonight--your on my left monitor, and work is on my right. Most fun I've had to work in a long time.
Nancy in SC (know you from QSC)

Jessica said...

Do we have any hints about this years mystery quilt project?

Tammy Jeann said...

I do wish I could go to Ireland with you. Since June is my birthday month. But alas I don't have the funds to go. But I know you all will have a great time.

knitnoid said...

Hi, Bonnie -- I'm going to try and open up Quiltcam in one window and mapping software in another. I've got a list of Church and school rummage sales I want to try and hit tomorrow in the hope of finding shirts. Goodwill, Salvation Army and the like tend to charge $3 - 6 a shirt and I can't convince myself that's a good deal.

I do have a question. I'm teaching a young girl to quilt. She did great on the piecing, but doesn't really want to do finish the quilting (nothing fancy and I really like what she's done so far). I want her to be able to say she made the quilt, but she wants me to finish it. It's to be a gift for her cousin's first birthday. Should I go ahead and let her talk me into finishing it?

Kathy Macy said...

Bonnie, could you go over how to correct the tension? Especially how to correct the lower tension. thanks.

Lkekko said...

Hi Bonnie hope your going to be doing your live cam at the end of the month. I would like to take you with us when I go to quilt retreat, on the shores of Lake Superior and at the foot of the Porcupine Mountains.

Mary said...

Fun to listen to your machine while you sew. I got my Tension fixed on my featherweight. I took it apart and couldn't get it back in right. My friend helped show me what I did wrong and got it back in place. She showed me how to oil and lube it best. So happy I found one finally. I sewed two of my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler Blocks. Lovely stitches.

Maree St Clair said...

What about "Bluebell"

Mirtes said...

Wow Bonny, it is so funny, I was just thinking about the expensive machines, I still have my simple one, basic stiches, not even the blanket stitch, that I love a lot!! I am thinking to follow your passion for sewing machines, and start my collection :)

GaB said...

Bonnie, you were talking about a machine that needed new wiring. I have such a machine. Where would I take it. Our local shop does not do rewiring.

Ann Davis said...

kitting up some bow ties for my quilt retreat next weekend. I really enjoy spending quilt cam time with you!

Unknown said...

Picked up a little light in Ikea when I was in Calgary last week. I absolutely love it and should have bought two. Life of the led bulb is apparently 20.000 hours. Will outlive me I think Thanks for your suggestion. Going to try to get to Portland in the Spring to see you. It's the closest you've come to Canada which is where I live. Marilyn McKinnon. In beautiful BC

JaneB said...

Hi Bonnie: DH is grilling pork chops and then we'll eat (having teriyaki pork chops, fresh green beans, the last from the garden and grilled, sliced eggplant. All with brown rice.) Then I'll start working on a binding I have to sew down.

thepiececorps said...

Iwouldn 't say faster, working on Re Riding Hood costume

Sally Poll said...

it is sweater time here in MI. really not wanting to turn on the furnace just yet. working on weedwhacker glad to have company while sewing tonight.

Marilyn said...

What brand of iron are you using? I know I heard you say you pick them up at thrift stores.

Andee said...

I decided to dig out the pattern for Moth in the Window and whip one up with you...I finished my first and already facebooked it! Thanks for letting this AZ girl sew with the fall colors of Wisconsin (where I am from!).

Michelle said...

Hi Bonnie I am joining you on Quiltcam from New Zealand it is 3pm Saturday afternoon here...:O)

Sherri said...

Hi Bonnie! My 2 year old grandson and I are enjoying watching you! Thomas LOVES looking at you "kilt books"!!! He has been playing with scraps of fabric since he was just months old!!

Quiet Quilter said...

Hi Bonnie..Just got back from a driving trip from TX..saw a quilt at a Bob Evans Restaurant in Hagerstown MD?? or Bridgeport WV??. Picture on my blog here:

http://onemorequilt.blogspot.com/2012/10/back-homecatchup-time.html

Thought of you.

Also, a quick thought on names..I immediately thought of Blue Bug (VW..you mentioned the popular color)..or Cool Blue...

So glad to be home...2 weeks in a car..but grandkids are worth it!

Maree St Clair said...

Sent last message before I had finished!
What about "Bluebell" as a machine name? She sews beautifully!
Maree in Australia!
Where it's raining (perfect for sewing) and I'm appliquing!

Sharyn Hutchinson said...

Hi Bonnie. I took a class with Julie Herman today of Jaybird Quilts. We were all talking about you and your blog and quilt cam. We were also saying how much we would love to go to Ireland with you.

Gail said...

Hi, Bonnie,
Can you per chance tell us what the model number is on that Ikea lamp you said was great? Thanks. Gail

Marylou said...

The Friday after Thanksgiving is PERFECT for me as I never, ever shop the weekend after Thanksgiving. Traditionally, I stay home and sew/quilt that weekend. PUUUUUURRRRRRRFECT for me!

Marylou in Texas

8f58224e-0f5a-11e2-a1b7-000bcdcb5194 said...

Short on cutting a piece? PIECE the scraps together!

Diane said...

Tonight my husband bought an IPad so to test it out I jumped on your blog an quilt cam. Pretty cool! How about the name Robin for your new machine?

ajsgramie said...

I'm so excited that you are starting the mystery the day after Thanksgiving. The perfet excuse to not go Black Friday Shopping. Having the mystery to work on was just the perfect thing to help me get through the holiday season.
Sue
Upstate Ny

peridotquiltmama said...

You could also name her Bonnie Blue. I think that was Rhett and Scarlett's daughter's name. And it would include your name. You don't have to always show something new. It is just more fun to sew with someone. Dian

Deb said...

So I will be the third....perfect!!!!

thepiececorps said...

perfect! after turkey mystery!

Mavis said...

Hi Bonnie! What's the story on the Bali 2012 wallhanging behind your machine?

scraphappy said...

Bonnie,
I am starting to get excited about another great quiltville mystery. Just took the last stitches in the binding of Orca Bay binding last week. Perfect timing! I hoe this year to get it done sooner, but have yet to miss a mystery. Thanks for all you do for us quilters.

Julie said...

I will be ready to sew the day after Thanksgiving if you are!! I love your penchant for vintage sewing machines. I would be too intimidated to shop for those. I was in Des Moines, IA today at the AQS show. Had a great time.

Girltwin64 said...

Hi Bonnie I am thrilled to learn that the mystery will start the day after Thanksgiving! I think a great name would be Stella like stellar Blue.

Gale said...

Bonnie, I found out the Ikea lamp is not available on their website, only in their store.

thepiececorps said...

Gotta get tat lamp, thanks for the tips tonight,love everything about quilt cam except for when I lose you cuz of com-breaks B-( Barbie

Sherri said...

LOL! Thanks Bnnie, we were still watching and Thomas is still waving at you saying "hi Bonnie...hi!!!" Thanks again!

Debbie said...

Loved quiltcam tonight. Have to work tomorrow. Just wanted to let you know it snowed here in South Dakota today. Glad you are still having Indian Summer there.

Gail said...

So sorry, Bonnie, I cannot find that "search" bar above the BlogHer. I must have misunderstood. Thanks. Gail

Grannie Smith said...

What was tbe little razor tool you got from Walmart and used to rip seams?

Mary Ann said...

Loved the "quilt cam"! First time watching.

gmp said...

Gale - I got mine from Amazon. Check there too.
Grace

Tammy Jeann said...

Weekend after Thanksgiving will be perfect for me to start another project. I'm hoping to be caught up on everything by then.. lol..

Tammy Jeann said...

Its an eyebrow razor type thing..

Bonnie K Hunter said...

if there is ever a problem with viewing -- reboot your computer! I've had to do that when the camera wouldn't register on my end.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

It's a task light from Ikea! Love them!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Hahahahaha!!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

I just love that these machines have had a life somewhere else, and we are continuing to give them a purpose!

gmp said...

Gale - Sorry - I got the Ikea lamp at Amazon. My first comment didn't make sense when I just went back to read it!!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

If I don't know what I"m going to make with them -- I just want some of each. For instance, don't cut the whole thing into a whole lot of 2.5" strips, do a few of each size to build up variety in each size.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Thanks, Robin! I'm looking forward to a beautiful Autumn drive!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

No, it was published in Quiltmaker Magazine a few months back. I don't have a quilt done with it to make it a downloadable pattern yet. I have...ummm...TWO blocks made so far ;c)

Bonnie K Hunter said...

I will be posting yardage requirements toward the end of October, and we will start the mystery the Day after Thanksgiving, November 23rd!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

I think she should be there with you, and you two can do it TOGETHER and she will learn the process, even if you are doing much of the sewing :)

Tami C said...

I too am excited that you'll be starting the mystery quilt the day after Thanksgiving. I NEVER go out that day. This will be my very first mystery quilt so I'm anxious to do it!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Check this Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWajfDxQQwo

Bonnie K Hunter said...

It's a GE 3/4 sized iron from the late 70's early 80s.

Maree in NC ☺ said...

Hey, Maree from another Maree ☺

Bonnie K Hunter said...

YEAH! You are probably going a lot faster than I am!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

That's the piece I batiked in Bali myself -- I don't know what to do with it yet!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

It's your browser. Try a different browser.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

It's called an "eyebrow shaper" and is found in the cosmetics dept at walmart -- where the eyelash curler thingies and other grooming stuff are!

gmp said...

Bonnie, I have a question....how come that clear sewing table fits around whatever machine you are using? You switch out so many machines, and they all fit. Is this something that you had custom-made?
Thanks, Grace

Maree in NC ☺ said...

thanks for replying, bonnie! i've tried that numerous times, but still can't get in. ??? guess i'm just not supposed to see you tonight. i won't be home tomorrow afternoon, so i'll miss you then, too. :-(

have a great trip to pennsylvania! :-)

Maree in NC ☺ said...

it's "eat for free" weekend at ikea ☺ spent $100 and the amount you paid in the restaurant will be deducted from the amount you owe at checkout.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

GMP, I tried to email you back but you don't have your email address visible in your settings so all I get is "noreply@blogger.com" :((

Check http://sewingmates.com It's the sew-adjustable table....I can make it fit most of my machines because it is adjustable.

MICHELLE said...

Thank you Bonnie, I will have to look thru my magazine stash and see if I have it. If not I will just have to order it then. Thank you again, I loved watching you tonight.

knitnoid said...

Thanks for the advice. After we hit the rummage sales tomorrow we'll do it.

Grannie Smith said...

Thanks so much. I'll look for them. Tonight is the first time I caught your webcam and I enjoyef "meeting" you so much. :-)

scrapsgalore said...

Bonnie, have so enjoyed your quilt cam every time it's on! My DH couldn't see how I preferred it to the debate Wed, but know you and the 1800 other quilters understand it perfectly! I also love the old machines~~today I was sewing strips on my old green machine, it's 15- that DH bought for me in 1959 because I wanted to learn to sew~~best purchase we ever made, perfect to learn to sew on and will still perform like a champ. I use it mostly when I sew denims, etc because it does heavier so well, but using it for strips on thin muslin today just for fun. Do you get on Quilter's Club of America at all? Probably don't have time for it - I really enjoy it, and we are doing one of your patterns as a project for our Scrap Happy Group (have to admit, my idea!) They seem to be enjoying it, we have made several Diamond in a Squares, and some other arrangements - I did String X and the other small one. I talk too much, only when it's about quilting, tho!! Luv ya! Carol in Arkansas

Karen in Kentucky said...

I had a former student pick up two of those Ikea lamps for me last weekend! Got one for home and one for my church Quilting Center. I love it, and they're so reasonably priced!

Aileen said...

I got mine on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055IVM1I/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

Ikea Black Jansjo Desk Work Led Lamp Light

Aileen said...

Amazon.com has it.

Ikea Black Jansjo Desk Work Led Lamp Light

Mavis said...

It's gorgeous! It will eventually speak to you and you'll know exactly what to do. :o)

gmp said...

Thanks for the info., Bonnie. I'll check out the website.

Terry said...

Hi Bonnie,

Just finished my AAQI quilt and blogged about it...
http://tsquaredlife.blogspot.com/2012/10/aaqi-part-ii.html
now I need to do finish the cleaning so the house is in order...since quilt cam I am definitely finishing more projects. Thanks for your leadership!!! Love you.

Terry (Columbus, MS)