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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Saturday Evening Quilt Cam!

I'm in the mood for simple string piecing after the Jamestown Landing workshop in Centreville, VA yesterday.

I've cut some foundation squares and grabbed some handfuls of green strips ---I want to make simple green string blocks ---an idea is brewing.

Are you ready? Bring a project, come hang out!

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84 comments:

Bev said...

Working on my Tulip Fields and started to sew the brown squares on the light rectangles for Tumbleweed-will finish cutting as I need to when I get to where I need more! Tired of cutting for a while!

Julie said...

Bonnie, Loved your pictures of you Fall time walk! I am wondering how often you switch our your sewing machine needles? I haven't done it ever (in 3 years), but haven't had any problems. Is that wrong? :-) Thoughts gladly accepted!

Donna Gibbs said...

My hubby wondered why we had dinner at 5:15--? I've got plans, Quilt Cam plans

Donna in CA

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Stitching away myself tonight.........yeah!

Vicky said...

Worked all day making Dresden plates! Now basting 1/2" Hexies for an embroidery project!

Vicky Carroll
McKinney, TX

Joyce said...

So glad to see you. Love your tee shirt.

Lucy said...

Is there a reason why you only do two blocks at a time? I really enjoy your web site and quilt cam.

Man for all seasons said...

Hi Bonnie! Have spent the day at the Knitting and Stitching Show here in London, telling anyone who will listen what a great site you have! Any hints about fabrics colours for the Mystery yet? I will be back at the Show tomorrow and could shop for anything I'm missing - like I need an excuse!

joyce g said...

The Greenshirt girls from Hershey got together today and talked a lot about your mystery quilt, we can't wait! Enjoy your day at home and safe travels!

Esther said...

Joining you for the first time here in Olathe, Kansas. So interesting. Esther

Christy said...

I didn't expect to see you on tonight. I seem to have been missing quilt cam! I've been out quilting for most of the day. The girls were quilting until about nine. Got tired - figured if I kept going, I'd be making mistakes. Wasn't up for that, but got a lot done today - especially the back for my queen sized quilt. Used one of your "tricks" and used a left over strip of blocks to make up the half width that I needed. Love the look!

Allison said...

Watching from Australia - 11 am here. So glad I've caught you :-)
I will be sewing after lunch :-)

Mary Lou Ozburn said...

I'm getting ready to stitch with you tonight. I'm trying to reduce my stash of solid pastels by making some baby quilts to donate.

sara said...

Thank you for the inspiration. I pulled out my treadle today and started cleaning it up in anticipation of use. All thanks to you!!!!!

Bev from Ohio said...

Hi Bonnie, I'm traveling in Travers City Michigan. Thanks to you, I experienced Culvers ice cream. If anyone in Quiltville gets a chance to go there, DO IT! Bonnie wasn't exaggerating. Luckily for me, It's right down the street from the condo I'm staying in. Also luckily for me there is a shop hop going on. I visited two today and hope to get to more while I'm here. Great to see you on quilt cam again.

judy crumpler said...

Missed you had withdrawals.Q1K1P1 watching you treadle. Happy quilting

kynomi said...

Bonnie, just wanted to let you know that I found (and bought) a pink Atlas machine this week at my local thrift shop. It is just like the one you showed on your blog a week or so ago. Mine is not quite as pristine as yours, has a little wear on the front of the bed, but it sews like a charm. Paid $25 for it. Kynomi

mefutch said...

Bonnie, I've been working on some Candy Corn Trick or Treat Bags, but hope to get some piecing done tomorrow. I have a paper piecing block I'm working on. You will be at my Friend's Guild in Floyd tomorrow! I love that area of Virginia, especially since my Grandson lives in Hillsville! I always make a point of stopping at the Old School House Quilt Shop in Floyd when I visit. So many nice places to explore there. Enjoy!

Sue K said...

Hi Bonnie, Sue from Charleston here...was wondering what little pressing table you have next to you?

Carolyn said...

Hi
Watching you from my hotel room in Madison, WI with my DH. He can't believe the treadle machine and thinks your studio is nice. I want him to see your white cabinets because I want some too.
Son's Lacrosee tournament was cancelled due to rainy weather. Long drive out here.
Love watching you.

slinkysmom said...

YAY I ran out of DVDs to watch while hand quilting.

Linda Dalton said...

Are you just using any kind of paper scraps for those blocks? I didn't see the beginning?

cathy said...

My fancy dancy light came in the mail today (not IKEA) ...now all I have to do is put it together and I will be able to REALLY see when I'm sewing. Thanks for telling us about them.

Suzanne said...

Hi Bonnie, Suzanne from Cape Cod, Mass here. Missed seeing you on quilt cam so I am very happy to see you to modivate me. I have been sick all week and haven't been doing any sewing. I am working on a bag pattern/kit that a friend gave me. I have one question on the mystery quilt -- where will you be putting the clues? Just under Mystery Quilts? Just wanted to make sure that I know where to look.

BettyBoop32953 said...

This is also my first time watching your live quilt cam. I am finishing my Orca Bay quilt and waiting for your next mystery...what fun!

Skye said...

Hi Bonnie!! Just wanted to thank you for his amazing technology...First time, I've watched you live and can't tell you how thrilled I am...Skye from Montana!!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Welcome to Traverse City! Despite the rainy weather the colors are beautiful! LOVE Culvers and glad you are enjoying our Shop Hop!

Joy said...

Hi Bonnie have missed quiltcam. I am working on some wool felt. I made your beef stew recipe today and it was so good. I bought a singer 338 made in the 1960's last weekend at a yard sale.I think I need to stop watching you sew on your vintage machines because then I want them too.

Valerie said...

Bonnie, I missed if you said what size blocks you are "stripping" tonight. Enquiring minds want to know.

My daughter has caught my love of vintage machines. To replace a current model big-box store machine that has failed her, at my suggestion she hunted down and bought from the original owner a beautiful Rocketeer in cabinet, now named Roxie. Next to get her to start quilting....

Annie V said...

Hi Bonnie! This is my first time catching you live, so excited!! Can't wait to start my string quilt, Thank you thank you!! Anne from Battle Ground, Washington.

Donna T said...

Do your vintage machine have round bobbins? Or a shuttle? I have never used a shuttle before and I have a vintage machine made in 1911 and it has a shuttle...

miss jamee said...

i have been procrastinating all day...i hope you wont be offended that i do dishes while watching??? anyone up for joining me? quilting must wait until after chores, this week!

Ele said...

Bonnie, I have that exact same bright green!!

Valerie said...

Oh, you just mentioned approximate 6 inches. Thanks.

sewnsew said...

Hi Bonnie,
Still trying to find cabin mate. Hopefully, I have a conection for the cruise. Really want to go.
Just finished a trip around the world top for Linus. Hope to take a lesson on a longarm to quilt it. That is the plan.
Started working on a scrappy mountain majesty last nigh. Ramona from Maine

Deb said...

Hey Bonnie,
Glad to have some machine time with you. Working on some baby bibs and doing some cutting. Have a safe trip tomorrow.

Linda Dalton said...
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Lavinia-AZ said...

Hey! Where in AZ are you coming to? Glorious weather today, 82 at the moment (high for the day).

Janet O. said...

I don't know what is wrong tonight--I have watched you before, but tonight I only get sound, no picture. The ad played fine, but when you come on it is dark. I tried rebooting, but no luck. Bummer.

lisa hardesty said...

I am packing for a 5 day retreat next week and I have desided to make it a bonnie hunter retreat. I have taken 5 of your classes and now it is time to finish them. Glad you are on. Lisa from Fayetteville

Robin Huss said...

I only see a black screen. I hear you talking. Love your blog!

SEW HAPPY said...

HI BONNIE!!!!

kitkat said...

this is my first time with you and i am so wanting to learn how to do exactly what you're doing now. what do you use for the foundation?

Linda Dalton said...

You just answered my question! Thank you! What a great idea! I just got a phone book in my mailbox and was going to throw it away, but now I know what I can use it for!

Nonnie said...

Hi Bonnie! So glad to have you back on quiltcam. I am in my jammies tonite, snuggled in bed with my laptop. Need to get to bed early tonite and you are so much better than tv! Love the big quilt behind you, what is it called and is it in any of your books? Thanks so much.

Laurie~ said...

Bonnie! I live in Georgia....where can I take a seminar or class with you that won't be too far......I love you!!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Hi Bonnie
I am hand quilting in Ontario Canada while watching quiltcam tonight. Wish I was treadling too, but my belt snapped off this week. Will have to find a place to buy a new belt. Thanks for the quilty fun on a Saturday night!

Nancy-Rose said...

Hi Bonnie - I haven't sewn in about six months, but tomorrow I'm packing for a three day retreat with my mom, sister, and friends at a cottage. They are all scrapbookers, but I don't discriminate! Watching you tonight makes me want to leap out of bed and give my machine a thorough clean AND CHANGE THE NEEDLE!

Bought some new jammies today ( ON SALE! ) and downloaded some sangria recipes. I'm looking forward to my little holiday.

Pamelyn said...

1st time "tuning in" and I see a black screen with audio. Looks like I'm not the only one. Would love to see what you're talking about!

Buttonflower said...

Hello from south-western Ontario, Canada. I just found you! Do you get a muscle spasm in your back when piecing on your feather weight? I think it's the ergonomics. Do you raise your chair or compensate some other way?
Thanks so much, Linda

Kathleen Bayfield-Pollock said...

Bonnie, I can hear you but cannot see you! I have rebooted, shut down and restarted. No luck. Any ideas?

Annette said...

Hello....caught you...12.51pm Sunday 14th in Australia, beautiful sunny Spring day. I am enjoying string piecing & learning more from Sring Fling.....Luv Annette

Leeann said...

I have some of that paisley too! I'm going to call it my Bonnie paisley now.

Kim said...

Are you up to date on your 6 inch blocks?
I'm getting ready to cut the latest three.

Happy Sewing, nice to have you in the sewing room
with me :0)

Laurie~ said...

Bonnie...what kind of paper is affordable to,sew strips on and how do you cut the paper, rotary or scissors!

VikiVictoria said...

My first time tuning in and it's so good to see you. You are the very first blog I subscribed to when I discovered blogging! Working on a Laker Log Cabin quilt this evening for my son this evening in So Cal. What's your favorite batting to hand quilt with?

Bev said...

Quilt Cam is my time to do hand sewing as my computer is on the other side of the basement. I have gotten a couple dozen hexie shapes wrapped with fabric-now just have to wait for you to get home again to get them sewn into the piece!! Sew glad you made a trip home as I was also having withdrawal!!!

gardenpat said...

Ohio here! Bonnie, are your strips different widths on these string blocks or all the same width?

Pamelyn said...

I logged in with Google Chrome and now I can see you! Thanks for sharing your time with us. Love being with fellow artists doing their thing!

Ava K said...

Bonnie, do you feel almost 500 pairs of eyes watching you sew? We all love you, thanks for doing Quiltcam! Ava K from Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

Diana said...

Hi Bonnie, this is Diana from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Love Quiltcam. Just returned home from the Colours of Fall Craft show in the Grand Bend area. Sister makes primitive, rustic dolls, ornaments, etc. It was very cold .... nice to be warm and cozy watching Quiltcam. I love your new book and thanks for the signed copy. It was sitting at the USA shipping depot and they forgot to email me. I love all your scrappy ideas and continue to build my Bonnie Hunter scrap strip system.
Hope to be able to see you someday in person, perhaps in Ontario, Canada sometime?
Diana

Donna Gibbs said...

When do we get fabric info for this yr's Mystery Quilt...it will be my first one & I'm excited!

~ Erin said...

Hi Bonne, Enjoying quiltcam while I sew some Christmas ornamets. When doing your string blocks do you sew your stips wonky?

Happy Quilting, Erin from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Vickie Mazurek said...

Hi Bonnie, this is Vickie from Comanche, Tx. I saw that you met up with Pat, has she ever interviewed you on her radio show?

amidthismoment said...

Bonnie,

I'm so excited that I finally caught you on QuiltCam! I check often, but never seem to be online at the right time. It's really fun to be able to quilt with you.

I'm wondering what widths of strips you use when you make your string blocks? Do you have a maximum and a minimum width that you prefer to work with? I'm starting to collect strings, but I'm not really sure how narrow and how wide I can go and still get the right effect.

Thanks for sharing your sewing time with us!

-Bobbi

Kathleen Bayfield-Pollock said...

Fixed the problem. Updated my flash player and it works okay now.

Judy D in WA said...

Hi Bonnie,
Just finished the final border on my quilt top. Binding is sewn together and will be pressed before the night is done. Thanks for quilt-cam tonight. It helps me stick to my project. :)

Mom Quilter said...

Hey Bonnie! Almost missed you tonight. Hope you are staying up late Jo Anna

Jo Stanley said...

Bonnie,

What do you plan on doing with the three inch spool blocks. I've got over 100 made.

Jo

Sue said...

Hi Bonnie! I'm watching QuiltCam from Winnipeg Canada. Sew glad that you are always finding a new way to share with your quilting friends. Keep it up!

debi said...

Hi from Australia bonnie - this is the second time I've watched you - I'm usually at work - love it!

Stephanie Newman said...

Hi Bonnie,
I'm home in Canberra after a quilting retreat in Tasmania- so much fun, so many scraps! You would have soooo loved to dig through everyone's remnants. Its good to see you again on Quilt Cam.

stitchedbyme said...

I am stitching along with you here in Arizona, but my stitching is machine embroidery that will end up as a large embroidered wall quilt.
~June

lisa hardesty said...

When you sew your blocks do you match the thread that you sew with?????

peggyann29 said...

Hello Bonnie, I am so glad that I finally get to wach you. I have several things going on for me tonight. I am not only packing up my sewing room but trying to get some homework done too. Thanks for the cam time.

PeggyAnn

Kevin the Quilter said...

I am taking the evening off, but love watching the quilt cam. Thanks for sharing tidbits with us as you work. Out of curiousity, do these green sting blocks have anything to do with your Ireland trip???? LOL

Sewfine Quilts said...

Hi Bonnie: If the edges of the strips aren't straight how do you sew a straight seam?

Linda in London ON

Candace said...

Hi Bonnie, so enjoying quiltcam tonight. I am away from home in a hotel room, and you are keeping me company. I love hearing you talk about all of your vintage machines. I have a Kenmore that was bought for me in 1974. I was in the 9th grade at the time. The bobbin case fell apart recently and when I tried to get a new one, I was told that they don't make parts for that machine anymore. I was heartbroken! Since then I met someone who had an extra, now my machine from my high school days is as good as new; but my question to you is, with all of your vintage machine collecting, how do you know that you will be able to replace parts that are needed?

Judy said...

I heard you just mention about the one button on your featherweight
pedal. I also have a featherweight but contacted Singer and purchased a different pedal and absolutely love sewing on it now, I could never keep an even speed with the one button pedal.

Judy

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Yeehaw...just joining in...good to catch you if only for a few minutes! LynnInFL :)

gail.designs said...

Just caught you at the end of quilt cam. I'm putting on two borders of Talkin Turkey. Atfer church tomorrow, I'll work on finishing that quilt. an't wait to see it finished! ll post a pix on me blog when I put the last stitch in the top.

Sandra Coleman Clarke said...

Hi Bonnie, I caught a few minutes of cam time tonight. Thank you for motivating and inspiring me! Sandra in Georgia.

Sonia F said...

Loved the quiltcam. It felt as if you were sitting with me sewing and talking. I was so into waching for the first time I did not do any sewing. Next time I'll be prepared. Thanks for the music and singing. Sonia

sewingBeverly said...

I enjoyed your quiltcam. I think I have finally figured out how to post comments. I have had a high tech learning weekend. Figured out how to load and use an Ipod and a Kindle - now the blog comments are working. Thanks for all the motivation you give all your followers and students.