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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Nov 28th Quilt Cam!



I love the pics you've sent of your pets or YOURSELF playing along with Quilt Cam!  What a fun way for me to see what is on the other side of your monitor!  Keep them coming -- this is great!

Tonight we have Ricky and Lucy!  I'm not sure which is which but they belong to Carol!


Aren't our pets SO helpful!!  

I know I smile more times a day simply by the things my dog and cat do -- than I would without them.  They do put a song in my heart and a smile on my face!

I spent sometime with something else that put a smile on my face today:


I feel like Jane Jetson just sewing away on her super rocket model sewing machine!  Wanna come see how this baby runs?  Come join me for some Quilt-Cam!  Bring a project -- some hand work, some cutting out, or move the laptop to where you are doing dishes ---let's spend some time together!

What am I STILL working on??

Yes, MORE Moth in the Window blocks!

I need to keep working on these -- I've got a couple other projects going, but I am not going to let this one become a long time UFO -- I'm pushing it through!  Will I finish the top in December? I hope so!

I'm going to hang around an hour or so. Want to join me? Grab a project and come sew!

You can leave a comment in the comment section below, or leave one in the guest book by clicking the blue guest book button in the left hand side bar, While I can't answer them all ---but I do pick randomly and try to answer questions as I sew!

88 comments:

Man for all seasons said...

Am wondering why the Ustream ads ALWAYS want to sell me electric razors - I've had a full beard for nearly 20 years now! And I can't think many other Quiltville fans need one either!

Nanette said...

Hey Bonnie, woohoo Quilt cam time, working on my Mr Grey quilt tonight only 524 bow tie blocks to go for a queen sized quilt, lol. But I love it, it is coming out soo nice!

Kim said...

Oh boy it is time to sew, you know it really is more fun having you in my sewing room with me :0).
Hold on we have to go upstairs now :0)

Happy Sewing and Thanks for all you do

Joen Perkins said...

Hey Bonnie, so good to see you, missed last time. love the new machine.

diana569 said...

Hi Bonnie... so good to see you.... such cute kitties.... still working on hexies... you will be done your blocks alot sooner than I will be with hexies!and are you calling your new baby Rocket?

Sandra B said...

I raced home from shopping to catch you on the quiltcam. Phew. It's midday here, very very hot, but I'm sewing along with you. Hub wants me to check something in the garden, pffft.

Diane said...

Di in TN: Hi Bonnie! Been working on the mystery; only 60 more 4-patches to press open and make sure they are 3 1/2". Unfortunately, I can feel a cold coming on. Ugh! Also, working on getting a few more machines for the herd. :)

Sue said...

Hi Bonnie,

I am working on 15 Zippy bags that I am making for Christmas gifts. So fun to sew along with you. I SO enjoy your quilt cam time !

hugs,
Sue

Candace said...

Hi Bonnie. I so enjoy quit cam time. Your video is looking a bit choppy today. I only point that out because in the past it got worse and worse, and it ended up being something you had to adjust. Thanks for doing this. Also I am really appreciating the technohelp you have been giving us. If you ever get tired of doing quilt workshops (perish the thought!), you can give technology workshops! lol!

Diane said...

Name your machine: How about Roxie? Di in TN

Penny said...

Hi Bonnie
I feel a tiny bit like Red Riding Hood's granny tonight! I'm tucked up in bed with my sexy bed socks and hat on! I have a huge mug of fruit tea by my bedside and my laptop and the hexies I'm basting on a tray on my knees! How lucky am I to be sewing at the same time as all you lovely ladies all over the World - BonnieCam is the bees knees!

Sharon said...

How about naming your new machine Jane...like Jane Jetson!
Sharon

Sandra B said...

Forgot to tell you, I'm in Queensland, Australia :-)

joyce g said...

I was born in 63, name her Josie!

Mary Kunna said...

For a name. How about Jane or Judy (Jetson) o JJ?
Mary aka Tosty

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Hi Bonnie, I started making moth in the window blocks today and, if possible, I would love for you to show us again how you sew the block together keeping the oolumns chain pieced together. I guess I'm a slow learner!

Mary said...

Hi Bonnie it's Mary in Canada. Tonight I am quilting a Crayon Box while watching.

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Here's another question regarding Easy Street -- are we finished with the black and white fabrics or do we need to use more?

Bev said...

For some reason I don't need an enabler-I do great by myself! Just got a package from Quilting by the Bay-It was my Black Friday and Cyber Monday "Merry Christmas to me" package! I now have some cheddar fabric-they were at a decent price!

Nothing like keeping the suspense going and writing the clues at the last minute! At least you can honestly say you aren't keeping secrets! Love it!

Nanette said...

I have done 147 I think of the 672 needed for Mr Grey, if I win powerball tonight I'll do Alaska!!! got my tickets!!

The Speckled Hen said...

Hi Bonnie...I think a good name for your new machine is Sandy. Whatya think?

Sandra Henderson said...
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Jane said...

It is like a sickness really.....now I've brung (brought) home a "Dressmaker" according to paperwork was partly funded by a check for the 2nd place in a contest. I guess early 1970's - with cams and a lovely mint green paint job. Joins the glossy black ANKOR which I can find very little about.

Bev said...

Duncan. Sandy Duncan????

sunshineannie said...

What was the name of the maid on the Jetsons? Maybe that name for your machine.
Watching you sew and trying to die cut number orders for my etsy shop. Not going well because I got two cortisone/steroid shots in my thumb today :( You know how I'll feel tomorrow, yuck!
Deb

Gwen said...

Bonnie - the number one song for the first week of January of 1963 was Telstar. How about calling the new machine Telstar Tellie?

Kylie Kenny said...

Hi Bonnie...Kylie in Australia! I am sewing 4 patches for the mystery and am LOVING it...so happy with my colours! Nice to catch you on QuiltCam! Absolutely STINKING hot here today..heatwave for us!

Kerry said...

Hi Bonnie, I've finally made colour decisions and am sewing along on my Easy Street 4 patches. good day to be inside today-over 100 degrees here today. (40 degrees C)
Thanks for Quiltcam.
Kerry
Melbourne

windermereprocrastinator said...

My 2nd last day of holidays, but I can catch you from the otherside of the world and southern hemisphere. Not sewing but decluttering along with your sewing and comments, makes it much nicer and easier! Eddie, Launceston, Tas, Australia on a warm early afternoon!

sunshineannie said...

Rosie, that's what it was, Rosie the robot maid. She cracked me up.

Deb

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Are you concerned about those blocks you're working on being the same as the ones you pieced on another machine? I thought you were supposed to stick with a machine that you started to piece a quilt with untl all the piecing was done to avoid any issues. Or did I just dream I heard that? LOL
Linda

Farm Quilter said...

Bonnie, you have so many machines and you use all of them...I've been told to stick with one machine for one project. Do you do that or do you spread the love of each quilt around with your machines? Susan in eastern Washington

Kim said...

I love the name Jane...it is my dear Mother in laws name and I have a sweet great niece on my side of the family named Jane.
It is such a strong old name, a real classic like your machine :0)

Happy Sewing, I'm feeding 1.5 inch squares through the machine while listening to you, it will be a nice postage stamp scrappy quilt.

AJ (The Quilting Pot Podcast) said...

First time watching your Quiltcam. Just starting my four patch blocks for "Easy Street" . 40 down many more to go. Baby step is my them.

Kelsey said...

Hello, Bonnie! My mom and I are both watching tonight - she is watching from Iowa and I am watching from Alabama. I am working on binding and she is working on her 4-patch units for the mystery. We are loving the mystery! Thank you for all you do!

Kelsey (and Lisa)

Vanya said...

What about Rosie, the Jetson's robot maid?

JaneB said...

Hi Bonnie: Jane here from far eastern Washington State (almost Idaho). I am still at work, but your quilt cam is helping me finish some correspondence I need to get done before heading home.

gmp said...

Anyone else having a problem viewing tonight? Bonnie, your voice is not in sync with what you are doing. Could you maybe try rebooting. I know that usually fixes the problem. Thank you.
Grace

Sharon said...

I love all the ideas for your machine. I had my Featherweight done in raspberry metallic and STILL have not come up with a name for her!

Tanya said...

I tried te Harbor freight blades too.they seem slightly duller than a new blade. I'd rather pay the price for a razor sharp blade. They seemed to be Changing the Matt will make a world of difference with your cutter. If you run your hand across the top and it feels slightly rough then you will know. I work in a quilt shop and we try not to cut on the same 1/2 yard mark. We wind up changing mats 2 times a year. also use the back of the matt.

Louise said...

I think Sandra Dee was the name you were trying to remember. Blond, in the surfer girl movies.

UFOQueen said...

Hi Bonnie! It's Jen from Woodstock IL. I am loving quilt cam. I learn something new every time. (ruffling points to tension issues). I've finished part 1 of Easy Street and I'm looking forward to Friday for Part 2. It's my first mystery and given how stunning the quilt were the past few years, I'm pumped! I'm now working on a baby quilt with an owl and forest theme for a very dear friend. It's always great to sew for someone who knows what goes into a handmade gift. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Jen

Kathy said...

You are showing my exact sewing machine. I got it in 1962 and it still is the best machine. I sewed all my mystery 4 patches on it. Kathy

Jessica said...

What did you do with that beautiful cabinet that Jane was in?

AJ (The Quilting Pot Podcast) said...

Is that I "Clark" thread cabinet in the background?

Grammy's Quilting Studio said...

Hi Bonnie, Mona here from Melbourne, FL. I am working on my Easy Street 4 patches while I watch quilt cam. They are coming together quite nice. Can't wait for the Second Clue.

Buttonflower said...

Hi Bonnie
That machine looks a lot like my mother old Singer that I learned to sew on. Mom's wasn't so fancy. Is the zigzag stitch BO ? That always made me smile.
Buttonflower (Linda)

SUPERQUILTER said...

I have my mother's Singer slantomatic. It is in a beautiful sewing cabinet. In fact I learned to sew on it. I believe she bought in 1959 or 1960. I don't use it and I guess I should. I do like it though. I will be 69 soon. So that is how long ago that learned to sew.

Gale/Oklahoma

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

Hi Bonnie,
I think your new baby has the looks of a classic Cadillac DeVille more than a spaceship :)
Finished my 4-sies and can't wait to see what you have in store for us for the next step

Bev from Ohio said...

Hi Bonnie, So good to back with you again after a very long time. Hello to all your quiltville viewers.

bertiequilts said...

you were mentioning a few minutes ago about the rulers and you mentioned needing/using them for the Easy Street mystery (which I am working on right now)... when you get to the segment of the mystery that uses the rulers are you going to explain in the directions how to use the rulers?

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

Hi Bonnie, that's an awesome machine, what a lucky find! Just out of curiosity, do you have an idea of how many hundreds of people you've met and/or taught since this time last year? It might be fun to take rough "jelly bean" guesses!

Linda

AJ (The Quilting Pot Podcast) said...

Loosing the feed....No movement or sound... :-(

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I would name the machine Rosie.

Louise said...

Bonnie - you wrote on FB that Ireland classes were filling. Do you classes have sewing machines available there or are participants to bring their own?

Vanya said...

Love the music tonight... thanks for quilt cam!

ajsgramie said...

Bonnie,

You can sit and sew in your slippers but I can sit and watch in my fleece nightie. LOL. Sewing another binding on a laprobe for the foster grandparent program.
Sue
Upstate NY

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Eccles said...

Hi Bonnie, hello from hot, hot Melbourne. A cool change is due tomorrow, so not too bad. Are you cutting the blocks for Easy Street using your Acuquilt or are you rotary cutting them? I've just trawled back through some of your blog and have seen that your used your Acuquilt for (I think) Orca Bay. I'm loving the new machine. She sounds like a dream. I've just received my new (old) feet & carry case handle for my fw case, but I don't know how to change it over. Something to work out. Thank you for sharing your time with us. I do enjoy chatting with you :)
Carol (aka Eccles)

Gwen B said...

I guess I'm not supposed to watch quiltcam. I've never been able to get a 'good' connection. Voice and picture are not in sync and I continue to get a delay. I really enjoy what pieces I get but it sure is frustrating. Updated adobe tonight but still having problems. I'm ready for step 2 on Easy Street.

Karen said...

I'm working on my 4 patches! Thanks for the mystery! I'm hoping it will get me back on the quilt-making track.

Just wondering, when you buy shirts to debone do you buy flannels? Do you mix them with other fabrics in your quilts?

Karen

Joen Perkins said...

I am with you Bonnie, no shows for me. Love your new machine, will be getting my treadle for Christmas. DH is working on cabinet now. can't wait.enjoy quilt cam... thanks

Helen said...

Hi Bonnie,

Hot here in Brisbane Australia too. Humid and hot... NOT sewing weather but need to get Christmas sewing done!

Love your quiltcam and I get so excited when I luck on to an afternoon of sewing with you!

Andrea said...

So great to see you again... you inspired me to do my first scrap quilt that I just finished! I am SO addicted now!

Andrea (met you in Stuttgart Germany - now in Minnesota)

Catholic Bibliophagist said...

Hi, Bonnie! I'm sewing on my 401a while you're sewing on your new 500. My machine is waving at yours.

--C.B.

Sally simplestitches said...

Hi there Bonnie. Our Quilt Guild has our 2nd Quilt show in March of 2012. Quilts are not judged just shown. We have many in our Guild that have won awards for their quilting and for their quilts. The pleasure of viewing these mixed in with all the beautiful quilts is just great! People that don't quilt love all of them and are in awe of each and every one!

iris said...

Hi Bon Is it nice to make large table cloth quilted also
I have some transparent Organza many coulours with embroidered flowers
What is the best way to show the clean from back, best look?

Karen said...

I love texture too and recently completed a scrappy king sized flannel quilt for my son from deboned shirts and remnants. I also included an old favorite denim shirt of his in the mix. It is bear's paw on the front and a pattern of squares on the back.

Susan said...

I know from reading your blog that you like to have hand work with you when you travel. Do you by chance do any hand applique?

Ingrid said...

Hi Bonnie from Northern Ireland just booked 2 workshops for your classes in Galway woooooooohoooooooooooooooo
Ingrid

bunbear said...

I just started doing spool blocks as lezder enders and cannot believe how fast they add up! Thanks again for all the great ideas.

Valerie said...

Bonnie, when you use your Studio cutter to sub-cut, as I am planning to use my Go cutter to sub-cut these Easy Street strip sets, do you find it is better to do the sub-cutting before pressing open or after?

Katie Ringo said...

Hi Bonnie and Quiltcam world!

I'm piecing my Orca Bay border blocks and I've got a patch stitching out on my embroidery machine that I'm babysitting. I'm watching you instead of Top Chef!

I hope to schedule the next Easy Street Google hangout soon - I hope you can drop by or just watch! We had fun with our first one.

Sandra B said...

Do you have any plans to come to Australia to do some classes?

Candace said...

Hi from Georgia Bonnie, do you find you have any problems keeping the bottom of your iron clean when working with starch? What do you use to clean it? Really enjoying quilt cam. Like having a friend over to sew. Great excuse to be sewing instead of doing something else. Jane is a great name for that cool new sewing machine.

Kim said...

Yeah Honey there are only 2300 people in here with me :0)

Mary Lou Ozburn said...

Thanks to QuiltCam, I am caught up with ironing for the first time in a long time. That is my least favorite household chore and you made it more enjoyable tonight.

I have all of my four patches done for step one of Easy Street. Step two will have to wait until next week because we are going out of town on Friday.

Valerie said...

Thanks for the answer, Bonnie. That helps a lot!

Sue Clarke said...

Hi Bonnie, I am sneakily watching you while I am at work. Just have to be ready to flick the switch real quick if my boss walks in! It is funny to see you there all rugged up whilst we are sweltering in 38 degree (or over 100 Fahrenheit degrees in USA speak)here in Melbourne, Australia.

Janice said...

Can those Martello blades be used in other brands of rotary cutters?

Dee said...

Hi Bonnie -- Dee from AR here ..
Am handstitching a binding on my daughter's birthday / Christmas present (12 Days of Christmas kit). Last year she picked fabrics out of this line and I made stockings + a tablerunner, she doesn't know about the quilt.
AND I have a new SEWING MACHINE, a Singer 401a. Brings back lots of memories are my Mom taught me to sew on this machine -- and I may name her Charlotte in honor of her. So now I have a featherweight given to me by HER mom and now this one .. so excited !
Happy stitching !

Allison said...

hi Bonnie, I'm in Brisbane Australia and it is lunchtime here. I love catching Quilt Cam when I'm at home and can't wait for holidays when I can watch more often. My son is sick today so I am home from work sewing crazy patch Christmas stockings for my grand daughters Cooper and Ava. it is very hot here, but luckily I'm in air-conditioning sewing.
Have finished part of Easy street - but haven't finished Orca.
Thank you
Allison

Janice said...

Martelli

Valerie said...

I'm sure you told about the quilt behind you, but I was picking up my husband who had to leave his car at the repair shop--we'll be doing the one-car-two-people shuffle like you for a few days. So anyway, I missed your first hour or so. What quilt is that behind you? I love it.

Kerri said...

I'm working on a quilt shop sample through tomorrow, then back to easy street. Love the new tan rocket machine.

CathyQuilts said...

I must have missed the original post about sending photos of our canine and feline helpers. When do I send photos?

Jilly said...

Oh no, I missed it again. I so want to see you on the cam. Do you know when the next one will be? Love the cats.

sao said...

I love the cat pictures......and you are so right - they bring us such joy and lots of smiles!

sao in Midlothian, VA