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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12-12-12 Quilt-Cam!!

Did you stop to think that this is the last date we will ever see with repeated numbers like this?  This is it for our life times.  Very cool!

I received an email from Liz with a picture of her kitty helpers attached!

She writes:

Bonnie -
Well, I'll be recovering from surgery to reconstruct my smooshed finger at this time tomorrow so I sure am glad that QuiltCam will be there to distract me!  Happy days will soon be here - I can't wait to get the surgery done so that everything is stable again and healing.  Unfortunately, rotary cutting is pretty hard to do right now so Easy Street will have to wait until I've healed a bit.  I am going to get back to work cleaning in my sewing room, but only when my poor DH isn't around to close any more doors on me!
I've attached a picture of two of my feline helpers helping me pin-baste a runner for quilting.  Arwen is the grey and white longhaired cat in the foreground and Katie is the calico cat in the background.
Thank you for having QuiltCam!
Liz



Her kitties look like they are quite comfortable where they are ---I don’t think she will be getting that binding on any time soon – LOL!
 
As for me…Yes.  I know you are tired of them.  I am tired of them…but I feel SO CLOSE to being able to push this to completion that I’m working on them again tonight:  There are less than 10 blocks until DONE!
 
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My stack of blocks is almost as big as Missy!
 
Do you have a project that is dragging?  Get it out – come sew with me!


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 ---I do pick randomly and try to answer questions and comments as I sew!







89 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Making pincushions for Christmas for my Stitch and Bitch group from the Pollo Loco pattern. You know the one, it looks like a crazy chicken.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Greetings Bonnie! I was curious as to how you go about choosing a mystery quilt for us? Are you making your quilt right along with us, or do you have a prototype you have already selected? Having a blast on Easy Street!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Actually I like the Moth blocks and watching you piece them ... color combinations are great. Question: Have you ever machine appliqued with monofilament on the top and cotton thread in the bobbin? Any tips you could give? Linda

Patchwork Penguin said...

Just watching Miss Bonnie... not sure how long I'll last taking my cough syrup with codeine..... :) Love ya girlfriend!

Andee said...

Yipee! I didn't expect you to be on tonight so what a bonus! Thanks Bonnie! And 12/12/12 is Aaron Rodgers day for all you Packer fans :)

Nanette said...

Quiltcam time! love it. I have a pan of my bodacious brownies cooling on the stove, they are so loaded with caffeine, between the chocolate and espresso. I could use one right now.
Tonight I giving the new laptop the ultimate test, it has been messing up, if it doesn't work on quilt cam, it goes back.
Tonight I am working on log cabin swap block.

Janet said...

Hi Bonnie! Janet from Mo. Working on Hexi's again. Thought I would share that you have hooked me on recycling shirts. I purchased 25 today to start my stash. Looking forward to creating wonderful quilts for my family to enjoy.

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

Hi Bonnie,
Sewing a baby snugly while watching but the sound is pretty bad for me today ... Not out of sync but with a lot of statics

Sandra B said...

Sandra B from a wet and rain Queensland signing in. It's taken me 10 minutes to get the page to load - I guess everyone is trying at once. Today I'm frogging some pinwheels I sewed together the wrong way round LOL. I also bought some lime greens ready for the next clue on the Mystery. So excited!

Donna said...

Putting the binding on a large twin size string quilt that's destined for a group home for young adults who have aged out of foster care.

Sandi1100 said...

Hi Bonnie, I lost your picture on quiltcam and am hoping it comes back. I told my husband that I was going to watch quiltcam and he said to tell you happy, happy, happy (Guess you can tell he's a Duck Dynasty fan).

Andrea S. said...

I have done my quilting for the day - putting the binding on 12 placemats! I did them with small scrappy squares, sort of I spy style. Now i can sit and watch quilt cam and do the hand binding part. They WILL be done in time for Christmas - yay!

Andrea in Canada

amidthismoment said...

I'm working on ripping seams tonight. I'm so glad to be able to sit with you, because ripping seams gets boring on your own. I sewed 74 pieces incorrectly, and I've been ripping for the past few hours. I only need to rip 21 more!

-Bobbi in MT

dakotaessence said...

Quilt cam perfect for me in North Dakota.

Jillian

crazy quilter said...

Yeah quilt cam time feed is fine for me on the ipad

Unknown said...

Bonnie - I was looking forward to Quiltmaker Magazine Retreat in March, but just discovered your classes are already sold out! What a bummer...
I thought I had more time.Enjoying Quiltcam, tho.

sew lucky said...

Hey Bonnie , Was laggy at the start but good now :)

Irene's Quilting Corner said...

Video better now... Not sewing but knitting tonight

martha said...

hi bonnie.my video is breaking up also. but I can hear you.

rondiquilts said...

Hi Bonnie! I bought some new cabinets today and am folding fabric watching you tonight.(using your fold tute!) I haven't had any trouble watching or hearing. Thanks for spending an evening with us.
Rondi

Andee said...

I have good picture and sound tonight...just an fyi :)

la crispedeuse said...

Can see you just fine from Holland
Thanks for all you do.
Bestest, Annigje

Margaret said...

Hi Bonnie,

Enjoy being with you again tonight. Your broadcast came in and out when I first tuned in but fine now. I'm putting the hanging sleeve on "AvoCATo" and then will be binding a hanging I just finished for my son -- Japanese fabrics, the "Torii Gates" in Japan, which he saw when there in 2011. Clue #3 finished earlier this afternoon!

Kathi Kraftyzales said...

I am in Deep South Texas (near Mexico's border) and on a crappy p/c and you are coming in loud and clear.

Nanette said...

New laptop is working great tonight here in Florida, signal great sound and picture, 100% better than Sunday!! Tech support had me change to google chrome, so far so good.

ajsgramie said...

Feed us good for me now. It was choppy at first but fine now. Finishing the corner pieces for my applique quilt. Once I'm done the four corners it's on to Easy Street.
Sue
Upstate NY

sew lucky said...

Me again :) I'm in Cape Breton Canada

Heather said...

Watching the Hurricane Sandy Relief concert and MY Bon Jovi, but it's hard to miss quilt am, so you're on on the iPad, too. Hard to believe two good things on at once when most of the time I can't find a single thing to watch!

Mary said...

Hi Bonnie, You are nice and clear here in Canada. I'm webbing together Mountain Majesties tonight. They kept falling off my design wall so sewing them up.

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Hi Bonnie, the feed is coming through great at my house! Video and sound seems to be in synch. No need to reboot here.

Mallorie Anderson said...

Hi Bonnie! This is Mallorie from Indiana. Whew I made it! Got back from our son's Christmas play in time to join you! Poor guy was so nervous he didn't sing one word and could just stand there and fidget! I'm irong the rest of step one from easy street :) Congratz on being so close to finishing those moth blocks, it's going to be one beautiful quilt!

Cindy, The Purple Quilter said...

Working on BOM Celtic Crystals...Go Pack Go!!
Feed was choppy at first, but is fine now!

Maxine said...

Hello Bonnie,
Today I pulled out my old Kenmore sewing machine that I received for high school graduation in 1974. She gave me 20 years of great service sewing dresses, formals and childrens clothing. In 1995 my husband gave me a new machine and the old Kenmore went into storage. So today I oiled and cleaned her, apologized profusely for leaving her in storage for so long. She sews beautifully and is soooo quiet.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Maxine in Utah

Carolyn Edwards said...

Bonnie,
Is there any news on the NC retreat in August? Loving Quilt Cam.
Thanks.

Fiona said...

Hi Bonnie, I am working on my last customer quilt for the year, then I can close up shop and enjoy the break.

A suggestion for mystery quilt colours, double pink and chocolate. Am thinking about this option for your cathedral stars quilt next year. This girl can not have enough pink quilts in her life.

Thank you for sharing all you do

KatB said...

Hi Bonnie,
I'm watching Quilt Cam tonight to help settle down a little. I'll be a first time grandmother tomorrow at 10 am! Cecelia will be entering this world and her quilt isn't even quilted yet. I'm so exited.
Kathy in PA

Nancy James said...

Is that a piece of carpet under the machine?
Nancy

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Longarm quesion: Did you start longarming with a different machine than you have now? Would you recommend starting with a smaller longarm and working your way up to a larger/upgaded model as your skill improved or interest increased? Linda

Leslie said...

Today was my son's 6th birthday. I have been looking forward to this day for a couple years! Now, if he lives to be 106, he might see it again. ;)

Sally simplestitches said...

Still think you should of had the Foxworthy video streaming while you were there for your consult. Would have had the whole room in stitches.

justreadit said...

Hi Bonnie, thanks for doing quilt cam! Love the Moth in the Window blocks you are working on. And WHAT IS THAT QUILT ON YOUR LONG ARM? It is gorgeous! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the block used in it! Teresa in So Cal

Nancy James said...

I forgot to say...I finally got the moth in the window pattern. Now to find some pretty plaids. Nancy

sew lucky said...

Hi Bonnie, was wondering about the table your using tonight. It's not the sew- adjustable one you use normally is it?

joyce g said...

What is the black mat under your table and machine

Julie said...

Hi Bonnie, I am watching QuiltCam and working on my Star Struck quilt that has been languishing in the UFO pile ever since your workshop in Auburn, Alabama. I intend to finish this rascal before Christmas. Or at least the top. I am completely caught up on Easy Street - SHOCK!!!
Julie in Alabama

Paula said...

Keeps cutting in and out, both video and audio...what's the trick? I have AT&T in Reno, NV....

Judy said...

Hi Bonnie from Judy in Indiana I am working on some hexies tonight. This is a project that has been traveling everywhere with me for at least 3 years. I have 2 more blocks to go (Grandmother's flower garden pattern) then I can move on to get the top together.

Material Girl said...

Hi Bonnie, Gwen here in Saskatchewan Canada, feed is good here tonight also. What's the name of the quilt on your frame, it's really a nice pattern, I love the colors of it also. Good luck with your colonoscopy next week, hope it goes smoothly.

Deb Marshall said...

Left over carpet from her studio remodel....

Deb Marshall said...

Left over carpet from her studio remodel....

Gail said...

Hi Bonnie! I was recently looking through some old pictures from a day when our little quilting group was meeting here at my house. The one picture was of you, Lois, and Carol June hand quilting on my star of the orient. It is so fun watching you and I'll take this opportunity to say congrats on your amazing success. You are so very talented!!! ~Gail Anderson

CheleLew said...

Thanks for the tip about using the extension table as a light box. Yes a "light bulb" went off when you said this! Duh I think using my iPhone flashlight app with my extension table will work for when I need to trace some embroidery patterns. As always, thank you for doing quilt cam!

Bunnie said...

Did you aleady give the source of your extention table?

JaneB said...

Hi Bonnie from snowy Liberty Lakr WA. Enjoying quilt cam while unpacking a fabric order from Internet shopping. Will be finishing step 3 tonight, I hope. 40 more shaded 4 patches to go.

Helen Anne said...

I'm stitching on a binding and the tail of my thread keeps knotting around the main thread. Any tips on how to help prevent that? So far I've been able to undo all the knots

Mary said...

I thought I'd miss Quiltcam. My Army Boy came home a day before I expected, but he's is visiting his G-parents tonight. I got all my part 2 and 3 done while I was home all day not feeling too good. I brought home the sickness my DGS had in Colorado. No fun! I like watching you sew the Moth blocks! I have some cut out to sew after the holidays are over.

Stephanie Newman said...

Hi Bonnie,
I'm binding a quilt, making a hanging sleeve, label etc before I start on Step 3. Work gets in the way of mystery fun sometimes.
Had a Sew Adjustable table shipped out to Australia, its so well made and solid, just awesome. Thanks for the recommendation, it tickled Barbara no end you have been using it on Quilt Cam!

Sharon Thomsen said...

Do you use a sew adjustable table?

Faith Kayajian said...

Bonnie - Thanks for Quilt Cam tonight - just the inspiration I needed to piece the backing for a flannel quilt that needs to be done next week - thanks Faith in Maine

bunbear said...

hi bonnie,
just like you are a sucker for bringing home quilts that need love, i find myself bringing home pieces of quilts! i found several embroidered blocks at a yard sale last year and just couldn't leave them there, knowing how much work had gone into them. they were yellowed with age or smoke, but a good soaking in oxy cleaner fixed that. now they are waiting to be turned into a quilt, if i can just decide on how to set them!

Vickie Blose said...

video breaking up and sound bad, ny suggtion

Kathi Kraftyzales said...

I too cannot think of a thing I need for Christmas. I got a bobbin winder (the big one) and a new iron on black Friday while visiting Joann's in Houston. So today at my Charity Quilting group I had a garage sale of all the stuff I had while de-stashing my arts & crafts, quilting books, crochet thread and yarn, etc.... items were free!!! The ladies loved it.

Unknown said...

Hello from the BC interior where I am 4hours away from my LQS, so I need more than one excuse to go to the city. Yesterday I had a few reasons so off I went and bought an easy angle ruler. Today I have been cutting and sewing like a fiend! It is soooo easy. Thank you for introducing me to this new ruler. My first mystery quilt and I am having a blast. It's a great winter project here while I watch the snow come down. Thanks Bonnie
From Marilyn in Canada

Quilting Nonnie said...

Hi Bonnie,
I just love it when you are on quilt cam. It gives me an "excuse" to quilt.

I have a question about plaids. I have loved plaids since I was a teenager, so we have something in common!

I'm making 2 Log Cabin pillows for my son-in-law for Christmas. The strips are 1" wide and are plaid. Do you always make sure your plaids are straight? I try and cut it on one line in the plaid, but it takes so much to do that and get it the right width.

I need your expert advice!

AmyDe said...

Fighting with my singer 15-91 to igbt as I learn how to tinker with the tension. It's still not right. My husband says the machine needs a glass of wine as that always helps me with MY tension issues.

Andee said...

As you know I am a sign language interpreter...I have interpreted a colonoscopy or two...really wasn't as bad as even I expected! I have seen worse procedures! You will do fine!

Cousin Jill said...

Hi Bonnie! I just got a call and hear there's a letter on its way. Yippee!! We are excited to have you back! Had to jump on and join you for a little bit. Not sewing tonight, just enjoying quilt cam. Melody and i are planning on catching up on easy street on Saturday.

Material Girl said...

Hi Bonnie, yea I did hear about the quilt on your frame, I think you should design this block for one of the Quiltmaker Issues or just for fun for your fans... lol

Laura Hood said...

Laura from Delaware,
Hi Bonnie, I'm a GI nurse who helps colonoscopies be performed. Everyone is right, the prep really, really IS the most difficult part! Have had 3 myself so I know of what I speak. Love watching you on Quilt Cam, just don't try to have one the night you're drinking the prep!
rebusrebus@verizon.net

mbj101710 said...

Good evening Bonnie from Melissa in Athens, Ga.
I was wondering what is the name of the block you are looking at? And what kind of fabric you are using?
Thanks :)

Kathi Kraftyzales said...

Just checked JoAnn's site. TrueCut is not 50% off.

Louise said...

Bonnie: My computer runs automatic scans. I noticed when they are running, you come in choppy. I put one on pause, one stopped scanning, and the feed vastly improved for me. This may help others who are having problems.

Anne said...

Bonnie, I have always gone for my colonoscopy, they have never found anything and I have only had to have one every 10 years. In fact I was 64 last year when I had mine and the nurse told me I will only need one more. She said that it is a slow growing cancer so the one when I am 74 will be my last. Hooray!! Thanks for Quilt Cam. Anne

stitchedbyme said...

Hi Bonnie! I just bought a featherweight this past week-end. I purchased it from a man that used to own several sewing machine shops in my area, so not only did I acquire this cute little machine, I also have a very qualified repairman if needed.
~June in AZ

Karen said...

How do you go about cleaning a sewing machine in the condition that Mildred was in? What products do you use?

Limbania said...
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Grammy's Quilting Studio said...

Enjoying quilt cam tonight, quit my free motion quilting of some Christmas presents to work on piecing the top part of my shaded four patches for Easy Street. Will check out the idea for the best seam guide, I have been using Command strips. Hope to get Part 3 done of Easy Street before Friday. Thanks for all you do.

Jean said...

I am watching from Huntsville, Alabama. Love your school bus yellow machine. I have several Featherweights that my husband has found and fixed. I also have my fabric picked for Easy Street, but I haven't started yet. Family &work.....

Nanette said...

The Christmas song that gets me is The Christmas Shoes, I cannot watch the movie either, thankfully I have not heard it this year with having my own Mom pass this January. It would be the ugly snot nose cry, lol.

Limbania said...

Thanks for quiltcam Bonnie! Would you please, whenever possible, post a picture of the quilt, and one of the blocks of the Christmas quilt on the background? I really like it and would like to attempt to draft it.
When I can watch you (I'm in AZ and have a 7 yo girl and a 4 yo boy, so evenings are a little busy crazy sometimes) I always get perfect reception, I use my iPad and works great. Thanks again,

Limbania

wildcatmom said...

hello Bonnie,
Got to quilt-cam late, but working on a bright/black Star Struck. Putting one row of flying geese on the last border and then it's ready for quilting. I've been working on this too long...(roll-eyes)
I'm thinking of using a wool batt. Can you tell us your thoughts on wool batting?
Thank you for quilt-cam. You are a treasure to us all.
~karen from Kansas

Kim said...

Congrats on that last block! I wish I had an Ikea close by!
Looks like you had a great time.

Happy Sewing :0)

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

Hi again, finished the baby snuggy then finished quilting a small table runner for my mom and now I'm adding buttons to a lovely sweater my sister knitted for my daughter. After the first minutes the feed has been great tonight. I guess you were right about being spotty when everyone is getting connected at the same time :) and YAY for the last block

Deb said...

Hi Bonnie,

I was watching from Minnesota tonight....but so busy sewing no time to comment. I have finished 15 Great Granny Squares and 44 nine patch blocks just while watching December Quilt Cam. All scrappy I might add, have busted a small portion of the stash.
So congrats on your finish! I know it is hard for you to get as much done during that time.
I just wanted to say "Thank You" for taking that time with us. I have learned so very much from you with your tips. I am left- handed so sometimes have a hard time figuring out how to turn things to do them! In Easy Street where you show to flip the ruler(it took me a bit to get it right), brilliant! I was flipping the fabric and needless to say, the pieces were not always quite accurate. I am very pleased to say, I have not had to "trim" anything while completing the steps in Easy Street.
So from the heart, thank you for being the quilter you are!

CathyQuilts said...

I've been seeing 12-12-12 going around on facebook too. It's the last one we'll probably see, But what about 12-12-2112? That's a long way away but unless the earth really does end, it should happen. Actually the next repeating date is 1-1-2101, just 88 years away, so there will be children living now that should see it.

LindaBee said...

I'd love to know what Bonnie said about this. I see Bonnie's stripes are pretty straight and wondered the same thing as Quilting Nonnie.

Lindabee444@gmail.com

Irene Onderweegs said...

All of you forgot that there's a good mirror image day coming on "soon", when you write dates the Dutch way: first day, then month and year.
(I know because that will be my 71th birthday LOL)
Tadaa! 22 - 02 - 2022, written 22022022. From right to left it's spelling identical, you can even with computer style letters turn it upside down and it will stay the same, just like the year 1961 has been.
Hope this day will be for all of us within our lifetimes!
Didn't make it to view the quiltcam though, as I have been singing with the choir I'm in =^}

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Even though we are done with our triple digit dates in our lifetime, we do have 2 more consecutive ones. 11-12-13, and 12-13-14, then we will be done with all the cool numbers.

Barb-sewingmates said...

Stephanie, I'm so glad you're happy with your table. Thank you for your comment! Barbara