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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Dec 8 Quilt-Cam!

This is a picture sent in from Mary who says:

I was in Colorado visiting my daughter this week while your Quiltcam was going Wednesday. I got it to come up on my Droid Phone with their WI FI. Still had the ads, but they don't bother me.  I only got a small string of Geese done, but will hit the pedal later to catch up, gotta make the Part 3's tonight.  Thanks for Quiltcam. I miss it when I can't watch.
Mary Crowther back in Washington State.
 It’s so fun when you send me pictures!

At first I imagined there would be people watching from home – but I’ve received all kinds of emails from those of you who are listening/watching while in the car – or on your iphone while shopping, or sneaking in at WORK! ((Don’t get caught!))
 
Goodness, it just shows that birds of a feather FLOCK – for good or for bad!
 
I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to work on tonight ---do I treadle?  Do I work on the moth blocks?
 
I asked this question on Facebook about which I should do and this was part of the conversation:
 
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Rita asked an insightful question!  Remember that 50 lb box of shirt parts that Bingo-Bonnie sent me for my 50th birthday?  I went through it and pulled pieces I wanted to cut from…I cut what I needed for each block off of each piece, and then what was LEFT of that piece got cut down into my regular sizes of 1.5”, 2” and 2.5” for my Scrap User’s System.  I keep the recycled fabrics separate from the regular scraps in the system, but I do mix and match them too ---sometimes I want to make a quit JUST from these, and it saves having to sort through them to pull what I want when I want JUST recycled.  Or just “normal” scraps.
 
((BTW ---we only need 11 more ‘Likes’ to reach 13, 000! Won’t you join our Quiltville Friends page too?!))
 
So – Moths it is.


Let's Sew!

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92 comments:

ajsgramie said...

Hi Bonnie,

Enjoying quilt cam. I'm working on the 4th border of my papercuts applique quilt. I made myself a promise to finish this before I start Easy Street. Looks like I'll be starting before it is finished. YAHOO!!
Sue
Upstate NY

Thanks for sharing your time with quiltcam. Really gives me encouragement to sew later in the evening.

Sandie said...

Hey Bonnie! So glad to have Quilt Cam for all 3 weekend days! TY so much for coming to my "retreat"! Working on a 15 color hand dyed rainbow colorwheel Broken Star pattern Queen size quilt for... ME!!!!

Sandra Rocco said...

Hi Bonnie, love your blue pail. Do you keep your machine oil in it? Great idea. Wish I could find a machine like Bobby here in the UK. I keep looking on Ebay.

amidthismoment said...

Hey, Bonnie! I'm glad you decided to do quilt cam tonight. I'm so excited that tomorrow will make three days of quilt cam in a row! I'm working on sewing the second wing on my flying geese from last week's clue. I'm finding it hard to keep up with the mystery, but I'm having so much fun. Thank you for doing it for us!

-Bobbi
amid.this.moment@gmail.com

Valerie said...

I'm here. Taking apart two-sies that were a bit too small to re-sew for my Easy Street 4-patches.

Ann Davis said...

worked on Easy street at Diva's today, working on hexes tonight..whoo hoo!

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

QuiltCam time! Stating with top stitching some placemats then on to part 3 of easy street

Dorothy Matheson said...

Hi I am here in Texas.
Just sitting after a very busy day.

Tina Dillard said...

Good Evening Bonnie, I working on my next post. Today my new toy was set up, It was my new Millennium, im so happy, but the tension assembly was broken, so I have to wait until next week to play with it.

Sandra B said...
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SubeeSews said...

hello my friend.
I am/did actually design a quilt by myself. I had some reverse sewing to do but have the issue fixed now. I will post on my blog tomorrow.
DD#1 picked up 9 pair of gloves for her co-workers today.
I love a low key Christmas. Just love...and food.
XOXO Subee

Sandra said...

Working on easy street as I watch and listen to quilt cam.

Bev said...

My 2 month old grand-daughteer, KeAndra, is wstching with me tonight! Hopefully she will not cry too loudly and interup you! She is adorable and precious!

Jan Sennett said...

Hi Bonnie,

Sewing up step 3 blocks on my first Mystery. I piece on a 1953 Singer 301. i love the vintage machines

I met you at the guild in Columbus Ohio where we discussed our vintage Necchi purchases.

Hubby is watching Duck Dynasty. Too funny.

Jan

Sandra B said...

Hi Bonnie, Sandra B from Queensland here. I'm working on the last few of my shaded 4-patches for Easy Street. I'm doing two and have decided to make one as a wedding present for my niece. She will love the one I am doing in pastels, and the 'Bonnie colours' one I will keep. Thank you for these mysteries, they are so much fun!

kelltrek said...

Hi, Bonnie! Working on step 3 of Easy Street. Say, how big are the string geese in that wonderful quilts you found? Sorry it you already answered that question last time.

Joen Perkins said...

I was visiting your videos and had to laugh about the chirping ref.. almost missed quiltCam for watching videos..fun.. worked on Easy Street and played with my new Accuquilt cutter..love that thing.. so glad you decided to do quilt cam.. I would rather lesson to music with no voices..lol

Ava K said...

Bonnie, just wanted to tell you that in the 2 nights I sewed with you and quiltcam this week, I completed 92 cheddar bow-tie blocks! So, that's what I'm working on tonight. If not for quiltcam, I would have fallen asleep with in front of the TV watching Duck Dynasty with hubby, and not gotten ANY sewing done. Thanks for the inspiration!

Man for all seasons said...

Great to see you chattering away again, Bonnie - I'm joining you for a short while before heading to bed, it's been a long day! My favourite Christmas song is "O Holy Night" - a glorious piece of music.

Quiet Quilter said...

Am cutting pieces for zigsaw blocks for the Last Row of my Wounded Warriors quilt. Will sew on Monday and hope to finish the top shortly. Am ahead of the game..need it done by April..

Mary Lou Ozburn said...

It's great to see you tonight. About half of my step 3 blocks are done and I hope to finish the rest before the weekend is over.

Do you need to change the blade in your rotary cutter? It seems like you are working hard to make the cuts.

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Two nights in a row! You are going to spoil us but I'm loving it. I finished my Step 3 of Easy Street today. Tonight I'm working on Moth in the Window blocks.

Louise said...

Maybe someday after the mystery you could do a linkie with everyone showing off their vintage machines!
p.s. I'm going to Ireland with you!

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

In 1996, I took a 3-month sabbatical to tour Australia. I spent Christmas sipping margaritas by the pool and had a barbecue on the beach for New Year's Eve. My favorite part of the tour was Australia day watching the tall ships parade in the Sidney harbor ... Best 3 months ever actually. I hope to go back one day

Jill said...

Hi Bonnie! My name is Jill and I'm hand sewing a binding tonight. Guys went to the movie, so it's a perfect night for quilt cam! Favorite Christmas song is Eartha Kitt's Santa Baby!

tncottagequilter said...

Sewing along step three on easy street tonight with you, Bonnie. Speaking of favorite Christmas music, how about Sing along with Mitch Miller. I remember my Daddy playing that album each year and it is still my favorite. Cathy in TN

horsegal88 said...

Hi Bonnie, I have to tell you about my garage sale find today. A 1957 Singer 301A in perfect condition for $30!!!!! I bought it from the original owner. It sews perfectly! Hubby got it for me as an early Christmas gift! Cindy in SC

bizilady333 said...

Hi Bonnie. THis is my second time watching Quilt Cam and I'm hooked. I'm making a quilt from my grandmother's scraps (she passed in 2007) for my nephew that just got married. If I work on it during Quilt-cam. I might get it finished before Christmas!

teachpany said...

Just to make you all laugh, I was cranking my machine before, in the piecing zone, with 32 sets of pieced triangles to do, and they were matched, so all I had to do was feed, so feed I did. I stopped after 18 to move them, and they started falling apart. Yep, I "sewed" the whole line without realizing that the bobbin ran out on the 3rd one. Raise your hand if you've "air" sewn!!

Tammy Liddell said...

b/f would like to know which machine your using tonight. I told him it was one of the necchi's, but I could be wrong. lol

MelissaSue said...

Hi Bonnie! I'm working on easy street. My 8 year old DD wants to make patchwork pillows for her 2nd grade class. I'm running the patches through as leaders and enders to my easy street pieces. I'm so excited that she is interested in sewing. Tomorrow we will set up both sewing machines so she can work, too!!

DeeSkye said...

Bonnie, first time on. I always am too late. What is the cabinet that has a monitor on it? It looks interesting. Really enjoying this. Sitting in my recliner with both little girls. Enjoying this very much.

Catholic Bibliophagist said...

Your Quilt Cam tonight is a real godsend because it's keeping me at work clipping out an error on the quilt I'm making my granddaughter for Christmas. It was my first time free motion quilting (with my domestic sewing machine) and a bit of the excess batting on the edge got folded under and got quilted while I was doing the border. So now I'm snipping off that batting with my embroidery scissors because some of my quilting stitches are so small I'd never be able to pick them out.

--C.B.

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Christmas carol favorite? I'll Be Home For Christmas (if only in my dreams) ... my mom said she would cry everytime she heard that during the WWII years ... when it was poplar. GREAT Christmas song ...

Linda

heyitskarla said...

Hi from Knightdale, NC! DH and I are crafting along with quilt cam tonight. I'm working on Easy Street flying geese, and he is working on a cross stitch of the moon.

Can'tstopQuilting said...

Hi Bonnie!
I'm working on a wool snowman wall hanging while I watch quiltcam. This is my second time watching. twenty minutes before you caame on I was texting like a madwomen trying to tell all my quilt friend you were on tonight! I belong to 2 quilt guilds one in Indiana and one in Illinois and we have almost 150 women in each of them. I really enjoying watching. Thanks a bunch!
Pam

tncottagequilter said...

FAvorite Christmas Movie?? If I am feeling nostaligic, I love Holiday Inn. If I need a good laugh, it is Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation :) Cathy in Tellico Plains, TN

AmyDe said...

We love miracle on 34th street in black and white and muppet Christmas carol. Thanks for keeping me company and motivated for part 3. (I finished those 'bazillion' triangle pieces last night)

Dorothy Matheson said...

What would it look like to set the Moth in the Window blocks together on point?

Valerie said...

Favorite holiday movie--Home for the holidays with Holly Hunter, Robert Downey, Jr, Anne Bancroft, and Charles Durning. My sisters laugh 'til we cry because we can identify every character in that movie with ourselves and our family. Not necessarily flattering, but hysterical and true.

Sue Bullock said...

Hi Bonnie I Love your Qyilt cam, I watching you wil grandson is watching his cartoons. I'm not sewing tonight but I am making a floweer arangement for my late FatherInLaw for Christmas and a Saints (football) arangement. we will be going up there tomorrow so I miss you at 2.

Marylou said...

Hi Bonnie, Just finished Part 3 of Easy Street. It's my first mystery quilt and I am SO loving it. Now on to set the tension on my Christmas Present... a 1930-something hand crank Jones machine.

Will be with you tomorrow for quiltcam as Spouse it going deer hunting.

Marylou in Beaumont, Texas

librarylady said...

Watching from Springfield, MO, working on my Blooming Log Cabin blocks that my husband designed. Only 23 more blocks to go out of the 100 needed for the quilt. Favorite Christmas music is Trans=Siberian Orchestra. We have their performance on DVD and it is watch we watch while decorating our Christmas tree.

Ann Mary Wagner said...

Yep - White Christmas and Holiday Inn are the musts for me as well. I just melt when Bing Crosby sings. And yes, Josh Groban can sing to me anytime! But for Christmas songs, I'm pretty old fashioned and go for things like Carol of the Bells, Angels We Have Heard on High, and Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
Just finished my first block for step 3 of Easy Street and I love it! What a great block idea! Thanks much!

Ann Mary in IL

Tami C said...

Just checked facebook and you are now at 13,001 Likes!!!

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Deanna Davis said...

Hi Bonnie -- I found a 401a online via SewItsforSale site -- it's just like the machine my mom taught me to sew on. I sold an extra White I had for this machine-- I'm soooo excited. My featherweight needs a good cleaning and oiling and I will set the 401 up for sewing.
I have so many favorite Christmas songs, I love to sing in the choir @ Christmas -- O Holy Night is just one of them ... I grew up on Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis JR .. they all bring back so many memories of my father.
But now, Trans Siberian Orchestra is a new favorite :D
I've sent out one quilt for Christmas this am, 2nd one is getting it's label, 3rd one I'm handstitching the binding, and #4 I have to do the machine quilting .. I'm right on schedule ! However, Easy Street won't be started until I get everything in the mail !

Dee in AR

Faith Kayajian said...

Hi Bonnie, Music is perfect! Working on Christmas placemats for daughter-in-law. Reward when done will be step 3 of Easy Street!!. Thanks for Quilt Can tonight. Just what I needed to keep plugging along on my Christmas gifts. Favorite Christmas movies are Love Actually and The Christmas Story, they are both must sees for daughter and I. Faith in Maine.

Candace said...

Hi Bonnie. My favorite Christmas movies are Charlie Brown Christmas and The Grinch who stole Christmas. Must have that Charlie Brown Christmas music on while cookie baking. So fun! Enjoying quiltcam. Sewing a panel of equilateral triangle together for a crazy scrappy quilt with groups of different shapes. I have done that no bobbin thread thing a lot. Now, the best thing about my modern sewing machine is it's see through plate that covers the bobbin.

Deb said...

In Mn....waiting for the storm, sitting in jammies(how about a pj party), sewing scrappy Granny blocks, favorite of mine was all the "Family Christmas" specials especially Andy Williams ans Perry Como. Fav music is Johnny Mathias, Andy and Frank Sinatra along with Kenny G.....

Mavis said...

Hi Bonnie,

Watching from Victoria! Working on a UFO and then if I have energy left tonight I'll cut Easy Street Part 3. LOVING the mystery so far!

Mavis

Jill said...

Hi Bonnie! I ordered 21 yards of fabric today. I'm going to use some of it for a leader/enders project. Maybe I'll end up with enough scraps to start your scrap system!

Leeann said...

'Love Actually' is my favourite Christmas movie.
I'm cutting border blocks for the quilt I'm making in between sewing Easy Street.

Diane said...

Di in TN: My fav Christmas movie is It's A Wonderful Life. Hubby asks me to at least wait until after Thanksgiving to watch it. Then I watch it at least 3 or 4 times.
Finished Step 3 and anxiously awaiting next step! Haven't done any of your mysteries before, but just loved the colors in this one.

Fiona said...

Hi. Watching from Queensland Australia. Very hot today, no need to be outside. Working on bags for 3 school teachers. Need to get them done, only one week left of school for the year. No more making school lunches for 6 weeks yay!

Bev said...

baby mama came and took her back upstairs so I got my rag quilt clipped around the outside-after it took 3 different spools of thread to stitch around it, so have 2 empty spools! Now is time to clip dog-ears off the flying geese. Got step 3 stitched and need to press and then clip the dog ears there-I am all caught up-even the pressing!

diana569 said...

Hi Bonnie!

Love your churn dash blocks on yellow in the backing. Love the movie While You were Sleeping, and Sleepless in Seattle, but most of all the Santa Clause, that's the way I would want the North Pole to be! loving quilt cam! diana in nj

AmyDe said...

Don't get me wrong I'm NOT complaining I'm loving every minute of it!!! We also like Rudolph and the island of the misfit toys.

Carol said...

Enjoying spending the evening with you while I sit on the couch stitching with an ice bag on my foot after a mishap last week. Thanks for sharing.

Paule-Marie said...

Hi Bonnie,
Here's the question. Should I buy a 1951 Featherweight for $75.00? It doesn't have any of its accessories or case and doesn't have the original presser foot. Lookks in good condition other than a blemish in the lower left side of the machine.

crazy quilter said...

Are you sewing on bobby again tonight? Tell me about your acrylic table

All8 said...

Loving quiltcam. Thank you.

Favorite Christmas movie is the 1945, Christmas in Connecticut, with Barbara Stanwyck. I love old movies.

Thanks again for all you do.

Lorinda in MO

Reena said...

my favorite holiday movie is Avalon- it is great at Thanksgiving too- story of an immigrant family to the US over the years...

Bev said...

Favorite group for Christmas music: Mannheimer Steamroller!! All intrumental and use old world instruments! Fabulous!

Louise said...

I'm deboning shirts while listening to you. I was going through a few bins in the garage and as I drew out some shirts my husband gave me on odd look. He didn't say anything..smart man. (I've never told him that I cut up shirts!)

Julie said...

Hi Bonnie. I am thinking of buying myself the Sewing Mate adjustable table for Christmas. There are lots of options, and I am leaning toward the biggest and most expensive one. (Which btw is not all that expensive.) LOL. I don't have as many machines as you, but I do have quite a collection, so I love the fact that it is so versatile. Any helpful shopping hints?
Enjoying QuiltCam!!

DH Stitches said...

Hi Bonnie, this is Diane from Quiltmaker. Remember in Williamsburg when we saw that older woman running her heart out? We were on a walk one morning. Well, she inspired me to get in shape and I started running in August. This morning I ran my first 5K. More energy to quilt! And gonna live more years to make more quilts for the people I love!! Enjoy sewing with you on QuiltCam!

Allison said...

Hi Bonnie, watching from Brisbane Australia. Sunday afternoon here and I'm still in my pyjamas :) sewing Easy Street.
Can't wait for holidays when I can watch you more often.
Christmas movies - I love them all - Even the Bruce Willis ones.

CathyQuilts said...

13,008 at 10:10 pm EST

Lora Martin said...

Favorite Christmas movies are Nightmare before Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, and Bells of St Mary's. Working on East Street as soon as I finish dinner dishes!

Jeanne said...

Bonnie.
Duck Dynasty is on, I never saw this show LMAO. reminds me of Larry and his brother Daryl and his other brother Daryl. Jeanne

Sandie said...

Bonnie, my most favorite Christmas movie was a hallmark movie from the late 60's that starred Jason Robards as a widower with a preteen daughter, who quit celebrating the holidays when his wife died years earlier, and the daughters name was Addie. Against his wishes she was participating in the school pageant, and wanted a Christmas tree. For @ 6 years they showed it , and it was joined by a thanksgiving and Easter movie. Not available on Netflix or shown any more, and I really miss them!

Amanda said...

I bought the Partridge Family Christmas Cd on Amazn last year, I love it! I like to buy different Christmas music every year. Our favourite is Christmas with Nat and Dean, the kids love it. We also like Chris Isaak Christmas album and of course Michael Buble. Dwight Yoakam has a good one too!

pjbear said...

Love your machines. Only watch you on the weekends as I work when you are on during the week. (Australia) My mum had a treadle machine which we use to play on in the hallway as kids we also saved our bus tickets so we could take a ride somewhere wild. We took it in turns being the bus driver we would treadle away. My dad showed us how to take the belt off cause our mum would go nuts if we didn’t. Pauline

Vickie Blose said...

I like your little lite, what brand is it??

Allison said...

Jingle all the way is the Arnie movie :)

Stacey said...

Irons on eBay. I just checked on eBay and there are a few Universal irons for sale now.

Stacey in NC

Leeann said...

You pronounced Hayley,s name right, Leeann fron NZ

Paule-Marie said...

hi Bonnie, I have that table. Love it. I have the biggest size. It lives in my Wrangler which is my traveling sewing studio. I like being able to lay out my blocks on the table. Just finished 43 6" ohio stars for a Christmas quilt. Stacked all the pieces and kept chain sewing. I missed why you don't like the largest size. Darn ads. Why is that?

Donna T said...

Bonnie, My dad made me a plexiglass table many years ago for my old Singer. Now I have an Elna and the space is too large of an opening. I just bought my Sew Mate Table and Dad passed in Feb. I wish he could have seen it... What a table. He would have loved to see it.

Material Girl said...

I think most of us that grew up with The Partridge Family were in love with David Cassidy.. lol
I have a few favorite Christmas songs but one of them is The Little Drummer Boy, I love those pecan cookies you talked about, they are delicious, we called them Snowballs, my favorite Christmas Cookies are Whipped Shortbread... they melt in your mouth, just like the pecan snowballs.
My favorite Christmas movies is Miracle On 34th Street
Enjoying watching you on quiltcam from Saskatchewan Canada.

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

Hi Bonnie!

Yay for quilt cam! I finished step 3 yesterday and spent all day today chopping up fabric to make my next leader ender project between all my other quilts. I picked Blue Ridge Beauty! I spent all day chopping and only ended up with 50 pairs for the half squares and 150 pairs for the 2 inch blocks! Phew there are alot of pieces in that quilt! Haha!

Quiltgranny said...

Hi, girlfriend! First time K and have been around when you are live! So nice to hear your voice! Merry Christmas from the edge of the

Quiltgranny said...

Yes, you are right...my Ipad decided to make you think

Deb said...

Dry iron at Vermont Country store

treadle said...

Vermont Country Store (online) has a dry iron with solid soleplate. I just broke down and ordered one. It came two days ago and I love it. Tricia

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Bonnie, that Continental iron is the same one that Vermont Country Store and Amazon sells. I love it!

Grammy's Quilting Studio said...

So glad I was able to catch quilt cam tonight after getting back from our annual Christmas Light parade downtown and a bite to eat with my hubby. I got some spools done (a little cheating on my leader ender, but didn't have anything to sew and didn't feel like cutting) and then pulled some Arrowhead Simplified blocks in purple that I am working on for a totally purple quilt. I have about 14 pairs of wings cut for Easy Street Part 3, but will get to the other parts after I quilt 3 wine carriers I have almost finished for Christmas presents. Thanks for the fun, much better than watching reality TV, but wait quilt cam is real reality cam, lol. Might see you tomorrow, going in the morning to get my new Christmas present, a used Bernina 730, so excited!!! Mona from Melbourne, FL

Sandra Henderson said...

Darn it! I missed it. Was getting my adoptes soldiers packages ready to get out ewrly mondaya.m. And just completely forgot. :(

Patchwork Penguin said...

Well pooh.... I missed it. Oh well, I was hand quilting watching Lost in Space and Star Trek... reliving my youth LOL Can't wait for Sunday!!!

crazy quilter said...

Hi Bonnie, what is the quilt in the background? Keep sewing you only have a few blocks to go to the finish line! Thanks for Quiltcam it is inspirational

LOTTIE PARKER said...

do you have any ideas to use up the parts I clipped off the texas braid? I have piles of these wee little triangles