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Friday, December 07, 2012

Dec 7th Quilt-Cam!

See this little guy? This is Louie! He is Aileen’s grandson amd is her daily companion in the quilting room.  He was watching along while I treadled some string blocks last week on Quilt-Cam.

This new found quilt has done it for me!  I now know what I want to do with those string blocks--

At first I thought they were going to go in my jubilee quilt, but the blocks disappeared against the strings, so – I set them aside – tonight I’m pulling them back out!

I am so excited to work on these I can't stand it -- sigh...

SO!  Got something to sew?

Come join in on Quilt-Cam with me and spend some time this evening making progress on whatever it is going on on your side of the monitor!



stringgeese 006

Here is my first attempt at turning these string blocks into string geese!

stringgeese 005

Here they are against the “inspiration” quilt.

I searched the stash for some salmon colored solid ---the closest I could come was this print.  It’s okay…but maybe I prefer the solid.  And no, I do NOT want cheddar --- it needs to be this salmon/melon color.  There may be a MaryJos run in my future ---I’m supposed to go meet up with DS Jason in Charlotte next week for an IKEA run – maybe a side trip is in order to find the RIGHT color?

And while I'm at it -- I need some of this yellowy green too ;c)

In the mean time – I can happily just string piece away.  I’m going to need somewhere around 80 blocks to get the job done.

Let's 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 ---I do pick randomly and try to answer questions as I sew!

122 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Bonnie, just wanted to let you know that I really like making blocks with the Easy Angle ruler. I have made flying geese and the blocks we are making this week before. However, they have always turned out a bit wonky. No wonkiness with the Easy Angle ruler due to the way the blunt edge allows you to line everything up!

amidthismoment said...

I'm so excited for quilt cam tonight! It's the perfect end to a busy week. I'm working on cutting for Easy Street tonight.

I have a question about using men's shirts. I was gifted some that are not 100% cotton. Will it cause problems if I use them with my shirts that are 100% cotton?

-Bobbi
amid.this.moment@gmail.com

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Woohoo, am i first? I've got a bit of puttering to do first, then upstairs to cut out step 3...

Carole Y. said...

hi,
there is no window to join you with your sewing,
Carole in Canada

Mary Ellen said...

Must be having problems on Bonnie's end. I don't have the video link either.

Freda said...

Bonnie am I overlooking the ustream window? I don't see it.

Nanette said...

We are missing the link????

ajsgramie said...

Hi Bonnie,

Looking forward to quilt cam tonight. I don't have the screen to log in on either browser so I guess I'll try a reboot. Working on binding number 12 lap robe that hubby has made for the Foster Grand Parent program for the local nursing home though his church.
Sue
Upstate NY

Bev said...

Love Mildred! She is absolutely beautiful! Your goosey quilt-knew it would not take you long to decide you had to pattern it!! Wonderful finds. You must be super thrilled!

Jane said...

I have no link to join quiltcam - (sad face)

Allison said...

Geese string quilt in the back was the first thing I saw when quilt cam came on. Loved reading about Mildred - what a find. How long did it take to clean?
It's just past midday Saturday here in Brisbane Queensland and I'm doing some computer work now and sewing Part 3 Easy Street after - might have to transfer to my laptop to take you to my machine :)
Happy sewing.

Deb said...

No Ustream window?

miss jamee said...

WE NEED A LINK BONNIE!

LindaTN said...

I'm not showing a window to join quilt cam.

Linda-TN

Nanette said...

ladies goto the quiltcam link at the top, you can find her

Joyce said...

Hi Bonnie, you have made me want to get my machine refurbished. How do you find the right person for a treadle machine. Love quilt cam. Thanks Joyce from Maryland

Jolene said...

Click on the QuiltCam link at the top of the page

Tazzie said...

Hi there Bonnie hon, tuning in from the other side of the world! Lots of love and hugs
Tazzie
:-)

diana569 said...

Hi Bonnie! If you have your guy paint just the base, she would be perfect.... She is to pretty to be parts! Hi everybody in quiltville!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I knew when that quilt screamed Bonnie at the store, that you would be making one of your own before the weekend was up!!! Congrats on a new way to use strings. :D Love it!!

Allison said...

I can see you :)

Valerie said...

No ustream on your home page. I went to the Quilt Cam tab to find you.

Joyce said...
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Sandie said...

Hi Bonnie... I forgot to mention on the Quiltville FB page, that I am having my own personal private retreat weekend, and the Jomsjo lamp I bought from ikea on your recommendation is a godsend in this poorly lit hotel room! It's my Bonnie Hunter themed retreat weekend. Brought my 6" sampler blocks inspired by your "in the Pink", and my reading material is the String Fling I bought last night! My "TV" time tonight is quilt cam!

Tammy Liddell said...

I went to the Quilt cam tab up at the top.. its not in the blog feed, but it is on the Quilt cam
Tammy Liddell aka Damsels Creations

amidthismoment said...

The video can be seen in the QuiltCam! tab at the top of the blog. It's not showing up in this post.

Genevieve said...

Its not showing on the blog post!

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

No cam on this post - but can find it if we click on the CAM TAB

Barbara said...

The feed is fine here on the quilt cam page. Maybe they need to refresh their page. I'm worked on Saturday Sampler earlier. Now I'm cutting for Easy Street.

fluffy said...
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Nanette said...

it's not on the post, I got in thru the tab quiltcam

Allison said...

I went from the tab

Mary Ellen said...

There is no video link on tonight's post. It's on the QuiltCam tab only. It works from the tab very well.

Quilting Nonnie said...

Same for me. There's nothing on the post from tonight. I went through the quilt cam tab on your blog page.

judy crumpler said...

Went thru qcam

Deb said...

Not on post...went thru ustream

Tami C said...

Neither am I :(

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

Not showing on this post, but it shows in the quiltcam tab.

nobody said...

There isn't a link to Ustream on the blog, I found it through the banner.

Susan C said...

The link doesn't show up on the blog post but on the quilt am tab.

Sandra Rocco said...

Quilt Cam tab is working. No link on home page.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

LOVE the Intermission quilt....LOL...can't stay (supper time - darn)...have a fun night and LOVE MILDRED!

Marla said...

I had to go to your quilt cam tab, it is not on your blog itself.

Debbie Lou said...

Unlike other times, I couldn't find you on your blog post, but thanks to another quilter's comment, I found you by clicking the Quilt Cam tab at the top of your page. Glad it worked. I am all set to sew. Yeah!

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

NOW it's working - thanks!

Roberta said...

Are the spool blocks on the Intermission the same as you are doing Leader Ender for the Moth in the Window blocks???
Hugs!!!!

Marylou said...

Bonnie, I have my grandmother's (and it *might* have been my Great-grandmother's)1915 Singer treadle. I learned to sew on this machine. Her name is Ella. She will be 100 years old in 2015, so she and I are going to make a quilt together in 2015 to celebrate her 100th b'day. She isn't a pretty machine, but she is a workhorse.

I love quiltcam and I love doing Easy Street, my first mystery quilt.

MaryLou in Beaumont, Texas

Bev said...

Okay, you are working great!

Valerie said...

Link is there now! Wish I could stay. Love your new red eye, Mildred. Makes me a little green-eyed, but I'll find mine soon, I know I will.

Ann Mary Wagner said...

All's well!!! Ready to start working on the next part of Easy Street.

Diane said...

From Di in TN: I'm working on the shaded 4-patches for Easy Street. Determined to keep up, or may wind up being a UFO. Sewing on my Necchi BU treadle. A real delight. FYI - if I go thru tab at top of blogspot, I can't see/input comments. I have to go thru link in order to do that.

UFOQueen said...

Hi Bonnie! I have a 1911 Red Eye too! No motor but bought it in beautiful cabinet. It runs like a dream! Done with step 3! Took the day off to sew...it was bliss. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

AmyDe said...

Thanks for keeping me company while I sew and press a bazillion flying geese triple units ;-P

I wish I was as super productive as you are, but with homeschooling kids in the house... I'm enjoying sewing time as I get it.

Thanks again.

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Love Mildred and the new quilt. You are so lucky to live in an area where you can find both the old machines and old quilts. I am living vicariously through your wonderful collections.

SubeeSews said...

I am ashamed/proud to say Clue#3 is all done in both my colorways. Love that unit. Didn't we make these in another quilt but smaller???
XOXO Subee

Mary Ellen said...

You asked and I am answering. I really, really like the original solid salmon. The string blocks are busy and the solid sets them off. Is there a salmon colored prairie cloth? That would work a treat (as Kaffe Fassett says).

Vicki said...

Hi Bonnie
Just after lunch here in Australia, absolutely glorious day and have finshed Part 3 of easy street. I just love quilt cam and when I retire in ten working days time I will be able to catch all of your quilt cams. Will we be needing anymore of the 3 1/2 inch aqua strip as my friend and I are sharing strip pieces etc to save on waste

Deb said...

Hi Bonnie from starting to snow in MN and a warning for later in the weekend. I just had to let you know how much I am enjoying Easy Street. The tips and techniques are awesome and my units are turning out perfect! Maybe I will go back and finish Orca Bay now that I have some experience with this block under my belt. It gave me fits last year, all the other units are done tho! lol

Sandra Rocco said...

Hi Bonnie, I know you probably mentioned it before, but could you remind me what size papers are you using for the strings? I was thinking of doing loads and wanted to make sure they were a usable size. Sandra in the UK

Cindy from Its a Sew Sew Day... said...

Hi Bonnie! I love quilt cam! I have to tell you about my hubby. This morning he gets up and the first thing he said was "It's mystery Friday!!" I cracked up. Then when he walked in the door from work, he said "Ok let me see what Bonnie came up with today!" Seriously he has to be as excited as me over this mystery. Thanks for all you do Bonnie!

P.S. I love the quilt find!! (and the machine)

Julie said...

Hi Bonnie, this is Julie from Alabama. I am here sewing along with you, working on a Star Spangled Celebration quilt AND doing the cutting for the latest Easy Street step. My sister Jo Ellen is joining me for the first time, and my son John Owen is here too. We are loving it, and especially love hearing you talking about your sewing machine treasure hunts. I bought a Bell Micro yesterday!

kynomi said...

Bonnie, the scrappy queen would go ahead and use the blocks with the print, plus solids. Mildred is beautiful. I am still cutting pieces for step 3, Easy Street. This is my first mystery. I am really enjoying it so far, even though some of these blocks are new to me.

Patchwork Penguin said...

All alone with the cat for the weekend.... needed some company... thanks Miss Bonnie <3

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

This is the first time I'm doing your mystery, although I've made several of your other quilts, and I am loving it. Your directions are very clear and easy to follow. I'm working on sewing part 3 tonight.

Margaret said...

Mildred is very pretty for her age! LOL! Are you going to call her 'Millie' for short? ;-)

Haven't started Clue 3 yet but have made a date with my sewing machine for Sunday afternoon. Tonight, more hand-stitching (my computer is down the hall from my sewing machine so if I were to sew there, I couldn't hear or see Quilt Cam.) Never mind; QC makes the hand-stitching fly by!

- in Alberta, Canada

Carole said...

Bonnie,

Thanks for everything you do. I am behind on my easy street steps for two reasons. I have had my 2 yr old granddaughter several days this week and there is no quilting while Sara is around! Also my cat Max has a fabric fetish and got into my sewing and chewed up a bunch of my left right wing pairs one evening. That darn cat.

Will get caught up eventually. Love quilt cam!

Marla said...

I hope I look that good if I live to be a 102 years old!!

amidthismoment said...

I can't imagine sewing until I wore the machine down to the metal. It makes me wonder if she was a seamstress. It's fun to imagine all of the projects that machine has seen over the years. My dream is to have a really old machine someday that I can treadle on. For now, I enjoy sewing on the machine my grandmother used.

-Bobbi
amid.this.moment@gmail.com

Sue Monsey said...

What are you using as a foundation?

iris said...

I like the setting today. {of seeing u ironing this side of camera} do it always please. Is your steings less than 2 inches or varity of sizes?
Thank u

Eccles said...

Hi Bonnie, Looking good honey. There's something so therapeutic about treadling. It's a hot 100f outside, so sitting enjoying the aircon. My Necchi, Loren, is NOT working . I'll have to revisit my fw & see if I can do anything to fix it. You're happier now that you've found your geese ;) Carol (Eccles).

SubeeSews said...

you have a lovely neck...your hair up looks so elegant.

Colleen said...

Hey Bonnie! Colleen over in Lewisville. Im not sewing easy street yet, saving that for January. Still recovering from all the sewing I did for my sisters Nov wedding. I am making pillowcases to donate to Conkerr Cancer. Arrow sewing cabinets is collecting them and giving away 3 Gidgets to the donors. Check the blog for details

Kate said...

Bonnie, my DHSays thanks for the suggestion regarding Duck Dynasty! He is glad to have learned something from your blog! L O L ! Kate

C said...

I'm working on a little hexie project while I watch/listen to Quiltcam. Tomorrow I have my two BFFs, Bev and Barb, joining me to work on Christmas gift sewing. Woo-hoo! I really like the plain fabrics for the backgrounds on those geese. If I didn't have so many other projects to work on, I'd be tempted to join you, making string pieced geese.

Cheryl in Friendsville
www.katydidart.net

Dale Anne Potter said...

To the person using fabric softener sheets for a foundation, needs to know that those sheets leave oil stains - know this from experience.

Helen McNaught said...

Hi Bonnie, Sewing along with you here in Brisbane again. Today I'm working on my Christmas coasters for gifts for my sewing and blogging friends.
Cheers from Helen

Helen said...

Hi Bonnie

Hello from New Zealand. So great to catch you on Quiltcam. That treadle sure sounds sweet! I am sitting here enjoying my afternoon tea hanging out with you.

Stitches with Sharon said...

My friend Cindy and I love everything you do. thanks for all the neat quilt patterns and all the sharing you do!!!!
sharonmamaw@yahoo.com

SubeeSews said...

do you oil and grease these older machine as you do the Featherweights??
Subee XOXOXO

Nancy James said...

Bonnie when doing the baptist fans do you stitch one arc at a time and cut thread, or is there a way to work from one arc to the next? Thanks Nancy

Stitches with Sharon said...

I would like to do a crumb quilt. do you suggest sashing between blocks or leave sashing out?

Bonnie said...

Bonnie would you demo making flying geese from your string blocks? I can't picture it in my brain. Thanks for quilt cam.



Bonnie from va.

Deborah DeBerry said...

Just now joining you, so I am sure you have mentioned it in past cams, but what are you using to sew your strings to?

Colleen in Alaska said...

Hi from Fairbanks Alaska. I'm working on crocheted towel tops while I watch you. I'll start Easy Street soon. Love your new machine.

Carole Y. said...

Hi,
If you use light fabric foundation, you don't need to undo the foundation.
Carole from Canada

Dar said...

Hi Bonnie, so glad I caught you tonight. Missed last time and your tips for Easy Street. I'm working on part 2 now, but just received your String Fling book -- how appropriate you are doing this tonight. I love making strings and can't wait to start something in your book -- of course AFTER Easy Street. Thanks much. Dar

Susan C said...

Hi Bonnie, finished clue #2 last night and breezing through clue #3. While watching quilt cam tonight. I have had the easy angle ruler forever but this is the first I have really used it. My units are coming out perfect. Thanks for showing how to use it.

iris said...

Always sit this side to see u ironing also clearly, what is the words back of your chair?

diana569 said...

Hi Bonnie! Take that one step further.... treadling for five days a week... enjoying quilt cam... working on hexies

Barby T said...

I joined late tonight. Are you doing the flying geese strips on paper???????

Barby MH

Barri said...

To check if there's too much pressure on the foot, remove the needle, rotate the wheel until the feed dogs are under the pressure plate. Then insert a long piece of fabric and pull on it. It shouldn't t be too hard to pull it. If it is then rotate the knob counterclockwise a whole turn and pull again. I think counterclockwise should loosen it.

Good luck
Barri

Diane said...

Di in TN: People-powered reteat? Already happens! Called a TOGA (Treadleon Gathering & Academy). NC has one, and I host one in TN. Also in CA, VA, FL, MN,etc.

Jacki said...

Enjoying watching QuiltCam once again !! I can't quilt tonight as I am finishing some American Girl clothes but tomorrow... I will be on EASY STREET !! (I crack myself up sometimes)

Dori said...
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Heather said...

Tonight I am trimming up the units from todays clue, keeping up, yay! Bonnie, I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for taking the time to email answers to all of our questions that you can't get to during quiltcam! Thanks so much!!!

Leah said...

Hi, Bonnie. I have a question about that pocket hem you just used. Have you ever encountered a problem with the former folded edge from that hem, which would have been exposed to wear and tear during the life of the shirt, becoming a weak place in that strip over time? I have been wary of using those folds, instead trimming them away and leaving two narrow strips/strings, but maybe I'm over thinking it? -- Leah in Council Bluffs, IA

Eleanor Buckle said...

Hi Bonnie, love the cam. Cheers Eleanor Sydney Aus

Quilting_Chris said...

Hi Bonnie, My 66 manual says lighten the pressure on the fabric by turning the screw to the left so it screws "up". To increase turn the screw to the left so the screw screws "down". The pressure should only be enough to keep the fabric from raising with the needle.

Hope that helps
Chris
Thousand Oaks, CA

Betty Bland said...

The knob on top is for the amount of pressure on the fabrics being sewn. Tighten it down (turn clockwise) for lightweight sewing, loosen it for heavier sewing like leather and denim.

Betty in WV

Debbie said...

My 401A book says to turn thumb screw upward (which is clockwise according to the picture) to decrease pressure. To increase turn screw downward (counterclockwise). This machine doesn't have any springy thing.

It says Too light a pressure will result in irregular feeding which affects both quality of stitch and evenness of seams.

Too heavy a pressure not only affects stitch and seam quality but will mar smooth surfaces and pile fabrics.

C said...

To Regulate Pressure on the Presser Foot - To lighten the pressure turn thumb screw to the left so that it screws upward. To increase pressure turn thumb screw to the right so it screws downward. this is from my Singer 15-91 manual. Hope it helps.

Cheryl in Friendsville
www.katydidart.net

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

Could you possibly put your camera behind the machine and see if you can see the problem as you sew?

Sarah Martin said...

Hi Bonnie, I wonder if there might be a small burr, either on the bottom of the presser foot or in the teeth of the feed dogs...Anyway might be worth checking.
If you do need to lessen the pressure on the foot, turn the screw to the left! : )

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

How about a piece of tape over the divet.

Betty Bland said...

The bunching could be because there is too much pressure on the presser foot. Turn the knob counterclockwise and loosen it up a tad.
Betty in WV

Sarah Martin said...
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Unknown said...

When you are buying fabric such as the salmon or green, how much do you usually buy (other than FQs) Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Kate said...

Bonnie, this quilt needs to be named Goose Dynasty!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

I agree with Kate on the name! :)

Betty Bland said...

Righty tighty, lefty loosy. Turn knob counterclockwise to loosen pressure on presser foot.
Betty in WV

Leeann said...

After all the talk I had to go on youtube and had a look at Duck Dynasty. What a hoot! I hope it comes to New Zealand tv, it's too funny.

Sandra Rocco said...

Hi Bonnie, try putting some tape over screw hole and see if that helps.

Dorothy Matheson said...

I have had several old machines with the same problem.. I learned to sew on my Mom's 401 and always had to give it a little tug to get started. Still do reach back just in case because it is such a habit.

Louise said...

Bonnie - that red-eye manual is online:
http://www.a1sewingmachine.com/manuals/66.pdf

Louise said...

Be sure and turn off your other iron...I still saw the red light on it flashing!

Allison said...

Thanks Bonnie - enjoyed today's Quiltcam. Allison in Brisbane Australia again - I have my clock app on my computer with local time here 1.51pm Sat; US Eastern time 10.52pm Fri (for Quilt Cam and my US friends skyping)and London time 3.53am Sat (for my daughter and granddaughter who live there). Makes it very easy to work out what time it is in different places.

Funny staring at your iron now. Goodnight to you.

Shanon Yawkey said...

Hi Bonnie, I'm working on Easy Street. I announced your mystery at our guild meeting before it started, and four other members of the Pieceable Quilters are participating with me. It's so much fun to do it together. Thanks for sharing your design.

Teri said...

I bought the Kona Solid color card and the Bella solid color card. They are expensive, but worth the money in my opinion. Not only can you use them to find the perfect color, but I put fabric next to it to find color combinations I like. They have lots of uses

Stitches with Sharon said...

thank you for this info.... I have always needed to know this!

pdudgeon said...

i also have the Bella solid color card, and find it worth every cent i paid for it!
looking on that card, Bella has a cloth called "Peach", (#9900 78) that looks very close to the salmon that you're looking for. Wishing you very good luck on your search, because a good peach is a difficult shade to find.

Stitches with Sharon said...

like that