Monday, November 05, 2012

Quilt Cam---The Green Strings Edition!

I haven't sewn a stitch all day, but we have made good progress on everything else.  I'm ALMOST ready for my trip to Florida in the morning.  The rest, I think, can be done in the morning before I head out.

I am itching to treadle!  A bin of green strings is calling my name.  Not sure what these are going in yet, but I just love playing with them and dreaming up a project for "some day" :c)

Bring a project, sit a while, stay a while.

If there is sound but no picture hit the play arrow and the pause button and then the play arrow again.

Ustream is a free service, so we sometimes don't get the best quality, but we try!

Be sure that your flash player is up to date.  Try a different browser.  I recommend Google Chrome.  When all else fails reboot your computer and try again!

Leave a comment in the comments section below, or in the blue guestbook button found in the left hand side bar.  I'll try to answer as many questions as I can while still managing to sew a bit ;)

I'll be hanging around for the next 90 minutes or so ---





83 comments:

Leeanne said...

Hi Bonnie!! Just a quick watch before my boys come home from school.....3pm here in New Zealand!

Debra said...

the sound is good but the video is choppy.

Patchwork Penguin said...

Major lag in PA.... but I can hear you :o) that works for me

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Coming in loud and clear in Florida....how I wish I were closer to Tallahassee!!!

Mary Ellen said...

uh, oh. You disappeared. First the picture, then the sound.

Colleen said...

Hi Bonnie! Im watching you on my ROKU on the tv. You picture is lagging slightly, but the sound is fine. Im hand binding the quilt for my sisters wedding. Im giving it to her at the rehearsel Friday. Opps just cut out. And my internet is fine streaming so it must be your end.

Kim said...

Darn, it was coming in just fine then died.
Let me see if I can get you back :0)

Happy Sewing

Nanette said...

Hi Bonnie, feed coming in good tonight, sound good too. woohoo I got back from Joann's in time for quilt cam. I am hand beading a veil for my soon to be sister in law, the wedding is Saturday, not that I am a procrastinator, lol.

When I get her done gonna work on Mr Grey.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Sorry if I missed it - what are you using for paper and what size is your paper?

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Bonnie ... I am THISCLOSE to purchasing a beautiful treadle machine (dated 1926) that has been in a family for years and years. I've never "treadled" before and am a little nervous about it. Machine is in really good shape and cabinet is gorgeous ... they're asking $375 ... anything specific I should look at on the machine before I commit?

Cynthia in urban Oregon said...

I totally agree about Christmas items in stores and music! I wish they wouldn't rush this stuff and obscure other events of the season!

Colleen said...

Its better now!

Debra said...

yes, it is much better after reboot. Thank you.

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Bonnie; I can hear you fine, but the feed is off and on,,, but I am still going to hang in here love your quilt cam..
Alaura from Indiana

Faith Kayajian said...

Love my treadle machine! Probably wouldn't have even tried it if it weren't for you I love it, it is a 1909 White Rotary. Beautiful machine and cabinet. I found my manual on line. Faith in Maine

Kim said...

I must have gotten caught in the reboot.
Sound is terrific but doesn't match your mouth
:0), reminds me of old time TV.
Is that called lagging?

In any event, I'm getting ready to take you up to my sewing room
so I can sew along with you.

thanks Bonnie, Happy Sewing,
Kim

ForestJane said...

Are you able to show us what the treadle looks like when you're treadling? Can you work it with one leg or does it take two? Is it like a bicycle with one pedal rising while the other side lowers? I seem to remember my grandma using one foot, but it could be the perceptions of a small child, lol

Colleen said...

The IKEA magazine works great for strings.

Diane said...

$375 is waaayyy too much for any treadle! Never pay more than $100 or so for a treadle, in my opinion. Also, I remove the "underbelly" of the treadle so that it is never hitting my legs. Di in TN

Farm Quilter said...

Nice to hear of the great time you had in West Virginia!!! Love the pictures!!! I just finished making some Disappearing Four Patch blocks to donate to a fellow blogger who is making quilts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Love your green strings - I love making material with strings. Susan in Washington

Cathy said...

What is the flexible light you use?

Cathy B in Arizona

Mary Ellen said...

Yellow pages! Genius. I will no longer be throwing them away or putting them in the recycle bin. Really regretting all the ones I have pitched in the past.

Fiona said...

Hi Bonnie. I have the kids iPod in my pocket with headphones so I can at least listen to you while I work on customer quilts. Thanks for sharing

Dee said...

Hi Bonnie -- just found the email that you were on tonight so had to check in. Love the green strings. Finished the applique quilt today, borders and all. Now to decide just how to quilt it and work on piecing a back and bat. woo hoo !
Don't know if I can sew anymore .. just wanna crawl in bed !

Dee in AR

javajean said...

Hi Bonnie, this is Jean in Salem, Oregon. I work as a tax preparer and I love sewing strings onto IRS publications. I am making your Charlotte's basket quilt and made the string parts "girlie" with pinks, purples, & blues. Thanks for quilt cam!

d089336e-455e-11e1-b1eb-000f20980440 said...

Hi Bonnie

Good to see you have the old girl running again. Of course here in New York we just got our power back after the not so lovely Sandy passed through. Had time to practice the treadle with no power!!

Joyce said...

Hi, Bonnie, Joyce from MD. Is anyone else having problems with clipping o is it just me? I am getting ready to reboot.

Carmela said...

Hi Bonnie, sitting hear trying very hard to ignore the Eagles and New Orleans game that my husband is watching - YUCK!! Have ear plugs in and trying to multi task. Guess USTREAM just doesn't want to work tonight - so am listening in bits and pieces. I know that I should know this, (since I read your blog daily), but what happened to your finger??

Audrey said...

Hi Bonnie, I am lucky to have my grandmother's treadle machine. When my Mom gave it to be she bought a new belt for it. I should get it out and so some sewing with it! You are such an inspiration! I am sewing the bindings on two quilts tonight in anticipation of some hand sewing time at a retreat this weekend. Enjoy your trip to Florida. Are you going to vote before you leave?

Sherri said...

Hi Bonnie! Do you have trouble with the ink coming off on your fabric when you use the phone book? I notice ink on my hands when I just look at our pone book! Thanks!!

Louise said...

Bonnie: Those green strings remind me of Ireland. Isn't that the land of "a thousand shades of green" or something like that? You can design them into a quilt to commemorate your upcoming Ireland quilt, which I am still not ruling out signing up for!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

That is HYSTERICAL!! There are a lot of those publications and some of the Tax Code that no one will ever miss! LOL (Linda)

deborah said...

Kept waiting for this to show on facebook, but I guess it needs to Hiccup! again...glad I found this on the blog!
Have a safe trip!
deb in west virginia

Nikki said...

Hi Bonnie,
Moved the sewing machine backup stairs for winter. Not sure Wifi would reach and wanted to tune in tonight. Cutting up my dad's shirts for Virginia Bound. He passed away in 2008 and it is still tough to cut them up. Saving everything....buttons, cuffs. I know I will treasure the quilt when I am finished. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nikki in VA

Mickierae said...

I'm really multi tasking tonight - watching you on the iPad, watching the Saints game on the TV and working on putting together a double wedding ring. The parts for the quilt were cut in 1931 and were given to me last month. I should have the top finished before Thanksgiving

Michele in Georgia

Diane said...

Bonnie - if folks want to learn about treadles, or any vintage machine, be sure to check treadleon.net. Everything you'd ever want to know, with lots of tips and advice! Great to see you treadling! You go girl! Di in TN, who is off to bed now.....

Mary said...

Nice to watch you Treadle. I had one but it went to Auction when I moved into a Double-wide from a three story house. Can't wait to see your Blog post tomorrow.

Sally said...

Hi Bonnie. I've been reading your blog for about a year. I'm impressed by your quilt output! I went to IKEA and got a new bookcase (for fabric) so I am in the process of petting and organizing my fabrics. Thanks so much for your blog, quilt patterns, and quilt cam.-- Sally

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

YES! I LOVE the idea of "Make a Quilt for Hurricane Sandy Day"....in the meanwhile, I'm sending a lap quilt up to a FB friend in NJ for his neighbor that lost everything.

katie z. said...

You're providing a much needed distraction while I wait for my daughter and DH to get home from the emergency room. I had to stay here with the other kids, and she's going to be okay, but I still can't sleep/rest, so I'll listen to you and crochet!

Sue Monsey said...

Hi Bonnie. I scored at a yard sale this weekend and purchased 10 pounds of fabric for $2/lb. I got a huge selection of plaids and stripes for my $20!!! It is all washed, pressed and folded. I have decided to do the Chunky Churdash Quilt with them -- I can hardly wait to get started! Thank you for the free pattern.

Cynthia in urban Oregon said...

Loving the background from this perspective in your studio! What is the bottom block hanging (orphan-like) to the right of our picture?

ruthsplace said...

Hi Bonnie,

I'm usually in Papua New Guinea and our internet is not fast enough to watch quilt cam. I'm in Australia at the moment waiting for medical treatment and it's such a treat to be sitting in my hotel room hand stitching hexagons and watching quilt cam!

Bev said...

Remember that Chinese coins "free" quilt I showed at North Manchester? Hey, I got one done and cam ship it out tomorrow!!! Then I have been thinking of attacking my raggy shaggy bin and getting one put together-just needed a "reason" to do so-thanks Bonnie and crew for a much needed kick in the rear!

Charity said...

Hello from Charity in Pa, loving watching you treadle. So often lately I have been having trouble just getting started on a quilt. I don't have a large stash to work from and I'm worried things are not going to go together. But I am trying to prepare for the mystery. I was able to find 6 yards an older blue/green with white flower print at goodwill. Love it when that happens. Thanks for providing so much inspiration.

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Hi Bonnie, I finished putting the binding on my red Blue Ridge Beauty QOV (quilt of valor) last evening and I am getting ready to start putting my crumb quilt together while watching you tonight. I have 65+ 4.5 inch blocks completed. I need to cut some sashing and then I can start working on putting it together. This will be either another QOV or possibly one for the victims of Hurricane Sandy depending on when I get it finished.

Cathy said...

We are sending a quilt to a business acquaintance of my husband's, who lives in Brooklyn. He is depressed and in shock, and needs a quilty hug.

Cathy B in Arizona

Dale Meyer said...

Hi Bonnie,
My daughter is stationed in Hawaii so I know the time difference. It is 6 hours behind us in Honolulu. Enjoy your strips.
Dale

Heather said...

Treadling looks like lots of fun...much more than the treadmill! Just wondering if you ever thought about posting the link up for Easy Street on Wed/Thurs just before a new clue is posted for those who can't sew over the weekend. I'm an army wife and if we get any family time, it's on the weekends, therefore no sewing for me until Monday. Just thought I'd ask!?!?!

Miriam said...

Bonnie,

I have a large top done but I only hand quilt so by the time I finish it they'll have cleaned everything up, built folks new houses, and constructed retaining walls to prevent it from happening again! Think there's a chance any of the folks collecting quilts might be willing to longarm it if I send it with batting and backing?

Helen said...

Gidday Bonnie! Helen here, in Brisbane Australia - lunch time! loving watching you!! We are thinking of all those effected by the terrible storm, you guys were so great in your support of Queensland during our terrible flooding so I'm sure we will be sending some quilt blocks or similar to those in need on your East Coast.
Best Wishes from Helen

iris said...

Is all strings r cotton I have some not shuld i blend or..... yeksssss
I am happy to see u live 4 the first tme
Sawsan
United Arab Amirates

Evelyn said...

Bonnie, I STILL think that you would be even MORE famous, and make much more $$$ if you could figure out how to bottle and vend your energy. Marketing would be a cinch! I would be your #1 customer, LOL!
evelyn

Sherry said...

Bonnie,
I have missed seeing you. I was at Quilt Festival in Houston last week. I heard so many people talking about you. Everyone talking about quilt cam and the mystery. It was fun!

Quilting with Ewe said...

Hey Bonnie.. this is Stella in VA. I have yet to attempt a string quilt but now you have me excited to try. Do you take the paper off before you trim or after? I love watching you and am learning so much from you. I am working on my husband about going on your Ireland trip.. that has always been a dream of mine to go there and to go with quilting buddies would make it all the more special.

javajean said...

Hi Jean in Oregon again... I think Linda 45th parralel (sp) was referring to my note I use tax publications for the string bases... they will never go away even if phone books disappear

sao said...

Hi Bonnie,
I just got home so pardon me if you have already answered this - but hat size are your green string blocks.....just in CASE you find a use for these I would like to be ready...LOL.

You are looking good tonight .... really enjoyed the photo of WV too!

THANKS FOR THE MYSTERY FUN too!
sao in Midlothian VA

Freda said...

Bonnie, how do you remove your paper from the blocks?

Leeann said...

are those orpan blocks pinned to the quilt behind you?

Nanette said...

Hi Bonnie we got a 1985 treadle in the trash, some crazy person was throwing it out. I need the home treadle repair to come by and give her a once over, I think that is the Jones one. We also have a beautiful hand crank from early 1900's, but sadly is only for decoration. Im am in Florida, and we have a cold front coming in next week to Central Florida, hope it wont be too cool in the pan handle for ya!

Mariel said...

Bonnie,
When you run the treadle do you use both feet? I am not familiar with treadling but, when I watch you sew it seems like both of your legs are moving. Just wondering. It looks like fun!!

Kim said...

When you square up these blocks do those scraps get used again for something else? Or are they finally thrown away?
Oh you are gonna love Ireland.......how divine to go in June!

Happy Sewing

knitnoid said...

If I had thought about it, I would have brought up Quilt Cam earlier while I was cleaning my sewing room. Now I'll listen while I try to figure out what to work on next. There's no shortage of projects, I just don't want to mess up my space. It's almost too clean!

Jo Stanley said...

What are you going to do with the mini- Spool Blocks. I've got almost 200 made.

Thanks-

Jo

Candace said...

Hi Bonnie, All of those greens are going to be luscious! I am enjoying choosing the last piece to add for a large group of blocks. My post office gets groups of phone books to set out. Your listeners might try their local post office.

HelenMarie said...
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Jane Reed said...

Hi Bonnie, my sister Christine is going to buy a book from you and wants to order 2 seam guides. Should she attach a note saying she wants to buy 2 seam guides. She didn't see anywhere to order the seam guide. She is watching.
Jane love your quilt cam

Mary said...

Hi Bonnie, Mary here in Canada. Tonight I have you with me in my sewing room while I work on a disapperaing 9 patch, and a Texas Braid for my leaders/enders.

iris said...
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jennyg said...

Hi Bonnie friom australa I try to watch quilt an when I can I get your emails at lunch time. What sort of aper are you sewing?

HelenMarie said...

I have a longarm and could help quilt a few tops rather than make one. Emails me at hillsdalequilts@Aol.com to discuss

Jessie Birch said...

Bonnie, I'm working on spool blocks tonight but mine are 6 inch to make 2 twin quilts for a guest room. Each block is a different fabric and I've hardly made a dent in my stash. Would love to try paper piecing.

Nanette said...

Bonnie Orlando weather man just said next week high 70 low 50, not sure about the panhandle

Dee said...

It's Dee in AR again -- I think I'm going to dream land with the thought of going to Ireland with you -- UStream is playing with me tonight, I'm getting a lot more ads than usual and just as I try to hear what you are saying, you get cut off.
I was trying to find the Ikea lamp you recommended as I need a new work lamp on my sewing table. Of course when I am trying to find it I can't. Can you send me an email please to help me find it? Thanx !

Sandie said...

The ikea lamp is the Jansjo lamp, and is the same one available on Amazon, just much more expensive... $9.99 at ikea /$24.99 at Amazon

Thearica said...

ahhh shucks... You had just turned off the lights when I got here... Been upstairs making coin purses. Hope to catch you next time. :)

Sandie said...

The ikea lamp is the Jansjo lamp, and is the same one available on Amazon, just much more expensive... $9.99 at ikea /$24.99 at Amazon

scrapsgalore said...

I tried to make a comment while the quilt cam was on, but it didn't publish, don't know why. I was just enjoying watching you, too tired to do anything else - today was another quilting day at the cabin. I have a Quilt Cabin where my group meets as time allows, and we spend the day piecing tops to be quilted for the Nursing Home. We have made quilts for every bed (70) couple years ago,and we continue to make them when they need replacements. Sometimes, we have a fun day just for us - today we made snowmen out of felt and pretty scraps for scarves, buttons, hats and all. Lots of fun (but I for one would rather piece and quilt!) Do enjoy the visit with the friends - just like enjoying your visit.
Thanks, Bonnie! Carol in Arkansas (dcleak@ritternet.com)

ebhaloha said...

Greetings from Maple Ridge BC Canada
Enjoyed visiting with you on CAM ... while you were doing green strips I was hand stitching hexies. I threaded ten needles for the two hours and am happy with what I accomplished. Thanks for all the helpful hints and tips.
Bev in BC

Valerie said...

That block caught my eye, too.

Sandra said...

Your creativity and energy simply amaze me. Again, you have come up with another fantastic block for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 6. I also have creativity and energy some days. Other days, I have nothing and just need to take a break and watch TV and just give my cat loves. Then, the inspiration comes back and away I go. Thank you for all the wonderful giveways. You are one busy but generous quilter.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Lisa R. said...

Hello from chilly Erie, PA. I am a relatively new quilter and have met you when you came to North East to speak to the North East Crazy quilters, of which i am a member. You are inspiring to say the least...after having some surgery and with time on my hands, I think I have read every square inch of quiltville and loved every minute of it...my scrappy quilt club will be working on your upcoming mystery quilt, this will be my first and I cant wait to get started....thank you also for the opportunity to win one of your great giveaways...

Lisa
lisaflowergirl@roadrunner.com

619a07c2-0d71-11e2-b0d7-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Bonnie, all your scrappy squares are great but the strings is one I am going to try! Nancy
ercurrier@aol.com