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Friday, January 18, 2013

The Return of Quilt-Cam!

The Jan 18th Edition!

Wow, it’s been so long, I hope I remember HOW to do this!

I did get the robin’s egg blue machine running.  New belt.  New bobbin tire.  Lots of oil, a new needle, and some tension adjusting…..and the only problem is that this baby must have been born during the early days of rock-n-roll because he sure likes to shimmy! 

I put him in a wooden base I have because his other case base was busted….and that allowed him to vibrate more.  I may have to sew with him directly on the table which might make him more stable ---and then we can do the name game and the hand jive “shimmy shimmy cocoa pop, shimmy shimmy shy……”

He still needs a name, but here I am testing him out on a long term leader-ender project that has been at a standstill for a while….Maverick Stars!

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Some day I will have a whole quilt of these…I’ve only ever used them as accents in quilts here and there..never a whole quilt with them!  But they are a great use of all those corners snipped off of binding ends….so the stack just grows.

However, tonight I am in the mood to string piece and get some treadle action going.

So --- I’m back to working on the string blocks for my Geese on a String.  Come to think of it --- I can’t remember where I put the other ones that I got the wing triangles on!  But I know I need more, so that’s just what I’m doing.

What to come join me?  Bring a project!  I’m turning on the cam in the studio for a while!

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!

81 comments:

Sharon Thomsen said...

Need to thank you once again for sharing Easy Street with us. It was my first ever pieced quilt and I had so much fun! Wish that patterns were written in that manner. I never would have taken on that quilt if it hadnt been for the doable chunks and mini accomplishments along the way.

qltmom9 said...

LOL, my little Juliana is watching netflix with her sisters and is VERY happy Mommy can watch Bonnie.~
We missed you...glad you are home. I have a "new to me" (1950s) Brother from the Salvation Army for $5. Sewing like a dream. Thanks for teaching the value of the old GOODIES.

Lucy (in currently windy IN)

Reenie said...

I'm putting my rectangle wrangle together tonight while watching you. Only have to add 3 more rows and the center is done! This is probably the most fun quilt I've ever worked on. Each block is so exciting to see develop! Thanks so much for this great pattern!!!

quiltygal said...

HI bonnie joining you from South Australia No little Grandson watching this time( hope you got the pic I posted on FB of him watching you )Due to getting hacked we are on dialup so am hoping its not too choppy :)

Allison said...

Missed you Bonnie, glad you're back. I'm camping in a caravan in central New South Wales Australia. We are attending a country music festival in Tamworth. I'm about to get my sewing machine out from under the bed and do some more Easy Street. Spent yesterday at the festival and will spend all day tomorrow, so today is a washing and sewing day at the van. Soooooo glad quiltcam is on today :)

Nanette said...

Woohoo return of quilt cam I don't think I have sewn a stitch since the last one. My friend Jodi is joining us from her house in Clermont just west of Orlando.

I think you should name the new machine Fonzi.

Nanette in Orlando(chilly)

Sherri said...

Happy New Year Bonnie!! My grandson (Thomas) and I are watching tonight! Sew glad you are back, we missed you! Thomas was playing blocks on the floor and heard you talking and ran over and said "I want to see Bonnie make a kilt!" WOW! How smart are 2 year olds these days?!?!?! Trying to get motivated to sew, I have so many things started, and so many that I want to start...not enough time!

Margaret said...

Good evening, Bonnie, and welcome home! :-) Checking in from Central Alberta tonight where, while you were away, a friend of mine in a nearby town started up a small quilt group in her local senior's centre. Getting the room ready and checking for storage, she came across an old Singer 191J sewing machine -- in a cabinet -- complete with parts, accessories, an assortment of threads, and a manual dated 1956! Her hubby took it out of the cabinet to get it home and cleaned and oiled it and it works like a charm. No one seems to know how long it's been there, idle! It has both a foot pedal (which works) and a knee control (which doesn't). She's hoping someone will come along and give her the history of how it got to be in the back room at the hall, but for now...it's a mystery!

Lkekko said...

Oh my Bonnie, you might like me also I'm vintage. LOL Hope your all rested up after your trip.
Lindylou,
from the U.P. of Michigan where we have gotten about 12 inches of snow in the past 2 days.

Tammy Liddell said...

Quilt cam isn't working right when I clicked on it in the blog. Will head on over to the Tab at the top and see if it will work from there.

Julie said...

Hi Bonnie! There are sewing machines in Season 3 of Downton Abbey, but I'm not going to say more than that - don't want to spoil anything.
Julie in Alabama

Tammy Liddell said...

Yep it worked from the tab at the top so far, I got the commercial.. lol Welcome home, glad you enjoyed your trip to cold Texas.. ;-)

Sheila said...

This is the first time that I have been able to watch you. I love your quilts. I'm not sewing tonight with you---however, I did sew today for the first time in 5 weeks and 2 days! I fell and broke my right wrist on 12-12-12. After 3 plates and several pins, I am starting to be able to use my wrist more....you don't realize how much you miss sewing and quilting until forced to stop for a while! Thanks for all the great inspiration!

Mary said...

Wish i could be watching, but I have my in laws here for dinner

Mary said...

Wish i could be watching, but I have my in laws here for dinner

Mallorie Anderson said...

Hi Bonnie, I'm sitting here in Peru, IN filling out envelopes for the block swap I joined. Still working on Easy Street, it had to wait a bit when I was asked to make a doll quilt to go with the doll bed, mattress and pillows my aunt and uncle are making our 11 yr old couson that was just told her cancer came back. She beat lukemia when she was about 5 and it has come back as brain cancer this time. So while praying for a miracle of course her doll quilt became #1 on the to do list! So glad quilt cam is tonight! Hope you are enjoying your time home :) Mallorie

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Are you in the process of writing another book? I know you just came out with your "strings" book but it takes awhile to write, photograph, edit, publish etc. so it's almost like one gets published and you have to be working on the next one. Any idea on what the "subject" will be? Linda

Sandra Henderson said...

Hi bOnnie! So glad Dallas wrote to me to tell me you are on! I was lost in Duck Dynasty....i thought of you when i saw the hand cranks on last episode of Downton Abbey! Enjoy your time home.

Sandra B said...

Hi Bonnie from hot hot Queensland, Australia. Nice to see you home again and quiltcam is so much fun. I loved your frosty photos - we could do with some of that here! I'm sewing a gigantic scrappy swoon block today.

Andee said...

LOL I am sure you will think of something to talk about! Do you know which issue of Quiltmaker your next mystery is in? I already can't wait. Kathy got her borders on Easy Street last night...so we are mystery-less, lol! Good to see you on Cam!

Bev @ kwiltpharm said...

Oh, Mallorie, my heart cries for you and your family! I do hope the doctors can get things under control and conquer the cancer a 2nd time! God keep you all in His loving hand.

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Irene b said...

reboot needed...

Karen said...

Why is the new machine a HE and not a She?

Karen Pfeffer said...

Welcome back Bonnie! Just finishing up the last few blocks of Easy Street! Thank you for keeping me sane through the holidays!

Looking forward to working on some of the older mysteries at retreat at the end of February!

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45th Parallel Quilter said...

On Downtown Abbey Mrs. Cawley takes up the cause of reforming prostitutes and tries to each them sewing (on hand crank machines) at a home she opens for that purpose. Amazing to see them sit there in awe of the machines ...

Farm Quilter said...

Welcome home! Missed you while you were away. Video is not in sync with the audio here in Washington, but it does make it amusing! The new machine should be Diamond Lil for those diamonds on the stitch length dial.

Deanna Davis said...

Hi Bonnie ~~ welcome back! I'm working on binding a couple quilted baby panels for a woman that couldn't figure out how to bind them. I'm going to get out Charlotte (my 401) and give her a going over so I can take her to sew-in tomorrow. Doing some civil war blocks for our group project and I am participating in the American National Quilt project, so am doing the block for Arkansas with a friend .. glad you turned on quilt cam tonight !

Dee in AR

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javajean said...

I just discovered Quilt Cam comes in better on Google Chrome than Safari on my Mac. Welcome back! This is Jean in Salem. I am finishing putting the pieces together of my 2nd baby size Easy Street comes out 45 x 45.

sew lucky said...

Hi Bonnie, just found out you had Quilt cam on .Yeah ! Video is OK here in Cape Breton . Just want to say Welcome home ! Grabbed my knitting for a bit. I have to go out in a bit so knitting .I have no problem stopping my knitting but stopping piecing is so much harder . When I saw your posts on the new little blue machine. he reminded me of the Dad on The Happy Days TV show .
What do you think ??? Does he look like a Howard to you ? :)
Beth

Becky G said...

Both audio & video fine here. When i accessed from "mobile" view, it was in perpetual load, then after reading someone's comment that thet clicked on your tab, i accessed full web version & it worked like a charm! Yeah. Welcome home, b

Pam said...

Hi Bonnie,
watching from Adelaide South Australia. Am just finishing sewing my mystery double delight. Am getting back into sewing scrappy quilts after a busy year and am loving it.
Great to see you and thanks.

stitchedbyme said...

Bonnie,
Thanks so much for Easy Street! This is my first "Real Quilt". I hope to finish assembling the rest of the A blocks tonight and then will be ready to put things together for the quilt top.
I keep checking the blogs on the most recent linky to see who has theirs done and how they finished them.
~June in AZ

Lkekko said...

Bonnie can you tell me what the name of the quilt behind you. It is some kind of a log cabin, one of my favorite..

Linddylou

Craftygal said...

Hey Bonnie! So good to see you! Would've loved to have seen you when you were in Plano, but was not able. I got to see you when you were in Garland the year before. Just love Quiltcam! Am having to watch on my iPad while laying up in the bed recouping from surgery. Wishing I could sit and sew with you all and plan to soon! So glad you are having some Home Time!

scrapsgalore said...

So glad you're back - also enjoyed the pictures and blogs while you were on the trip! While you were gone, almost got Easy Street done, ready to put together now. Have started a knitting project to work on while I watch you - back to sewing tomorrow! Carol

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

Hi Bonnie,
So glad you are back. Looks like you had a great time in TX and AZ. Just sewing a dress for my daughter 's doll tonight. One of these day I might get around sewing something for myself :)
Have a great weekend!

Irene b said...

much better since reboot.....Welcome back! Just finished Easy Street!

Mallorie Anderson said...

Thanks so much Bev, we all appreciate it.

Ed & Kathy said...

Just tuned in - great! What's the pattern for the quilt that looks log-cabinish behind you?

Looking forward to your classes in September in Dallas.

crazy quilter said...

Hi Bonnie, glad you are doing quiltcams tonight! Sewing on the Mystery you taught in Plano. Blocks are all done, and rows are sewn together next are the row s together and on to the great borders! Loving this one. Can't wait for it to be published inQuiltmaker when will thw issue come out?

Allison said...

Would love some cold weather here at the moment Bonnie. Eastern states of Australia are experiencing bushfires and heatwave at present - one of the reasons we are staying in the van is the heat - 38C (100F) a little while ago and it's almost 1pm here. We do camp in style with internet - be it slow, and air conditioning. Really need the air co today. Don't know that I'll finish all the Easy street blocks today but will do my best.

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

Quilt Cam! Hi Bonnie! Welcome home! I have a question. The new header has a blue quilt. What is the name of the pattern and which of your books is it in so that I can order it? Again welcome back to freezing NC!

joyce g said...

Hi Bonnie welcome home! Working on.step 8 of easy street. Must say "thank you, thank you! I will never look at black on white the same way again. Was just at the quilt store today and picked up some black cats on white fabric for future project.

Patchwork Penguin said...

Let's see... naming the machine....

Linda (Rondstadt): Blue Bayou
Neil (Diamond): Song Sung Blue
Elton (John): Blue Eyes

or better yet... Bonnie Blue (Gone with the Wind)

It's been a long day LOL... so glad you are back and enjoying time with your family. Quilty Hugs!

Nancy James said...

Bonnie what is the pocket hanging on the ironing board?

Allison in Plano said...

Thank you for the re-boot break. Went and changed into my greasy stain night shirt so you don't feel alone! Also made a cup of chai vanilla tea to warm my hands. Even though I've got those crazy green gloves on and I'm busy sewing they are freeeeezing!

Betty said...

Thank you for the comment about pressing seams open! I cringe when someone says to do that. They are so much harder to match up and I don't like to pin either.







Debra Dodge said...

Just ordered your bundle of rulers, excited to share with friends. Thank you for offering them this way

sally said...

So glad to catch you on quilt cam again! Welcome home! Would it be possible to reposition the camera downward about 1 foot? Right now, we can see you from the upper arms on up and about 3 feet above your head. If you could point it downward a little more, we could see what you are doing with your hands (when you position your fabric pieces together, use rotary cutter, etc....). Might seem silly that we want to see that, but we learn so much from watching..it's all a learning/inspirational experience! Thanks for doing quilt cam, Bonnie!

AuntyHennys said...

Hi Bonnie,
Like most Aussies, I'm either laying in front of the pedestal fan watching tennis on tv (Australian Open) or taking a cold shower! It is just so hot over here right now. Sewing is the last thing we should be doing but the sewing room is calling my name - love watching quilt cam.. gets me all inspired to sew.

Kerry said...

I just introduced my friend to quiltcam so you have two Aussies enjoying your sewing and chat session after a scorching hot day yesterday...equivalent to 116 degrees F. I don't think you would enjoy the heat. The snow sounds delightful

Louise said...

You said you couldn't imagine sewing clothing on a treadle, but how would you like to sew clothing BY HAND! Treadles must've made life so much easier for the ladies who used them. Imagine all the yards of fabric that went into the old dresses!

Lisa G said...

Hi I just purchased string fling and will be out of town hitting a few shops on the way (any special I need to hit around hot springs, ark?). But I Love
Blue skies and was wondering the fabric needs for this one? If anyone or Bonnie might give me a hint
Before the book arrives? I'll be watching Quilt Cam in the car so no project. :-).

Deanna Davis said...

Just as you said, are you Dave Hunter' wife, I got a commercial ! drat !!!!

Dee

sew lucky said...

While watching you this time Bonnie the thought came to me... how good the ladies that made clothes on these machines must have been . Wow eh? I can only imagine how they managed . Clothes were very complex back then . Oh my yokes, darts, sleeves ,gathers,pleats . The ladies that dared to venture sewing clothes on treadles were fearless!
Beth :)

Ed & Kathy said...

Pizza Box Quilt is same as round robin. I have to supply the pattern and colors I want and size of block; e.g., blue/white, 8" block, spinning star. However, I want scrappy to include fabric from their stashes. Thus, need pattern suggestion. Thanks.

SubeeSews said...

Can you imagine walking around with 9 yards of fabric on your body...that's almost a quilt.
I make quilts the same way...just a few and see where it goes!
XOXOXO Subee

Deanna Davis said...

Hickory Hill Quilt Shop (501) 318-2739 (also a Bernina dealer)
Cathy's Quiltin' Square (501) 760-6099
Quilt World Warehouse (501) 767-2211

I haven't been to Hot Springs in awhile, so am not sure of the 'warehouse' one, but it could be worth a stop if you are just wandering.

Dee in AR

Vicki said...

Hi Bonnie
also working on a quilt with string geese. It has three colums of string geese in between 4 colums of machine embroidered blocks. Using Moda Chateau Rouge scraps form a previous quilt to make this new quilt. Will send a pic when it is finished.

nobody said...

I'm making an American Girls doll outfit tonight for my god daughter's birthday present. I have very little experience with clothing, the jeans went together quickly, I'm not looking forward to all the little pieces for the tunic top! It's a fun challenge, but I can't wait to get back to piecing, it's so much more intuitive for me!

Karen said...

Hi Bonnie, First time Quilt-Cam attendee and I can see that watching you from my office computer is not a good thing. Next time it will be from my sewing room! I live in CA but will be in AK when you are scheduled to visit there this summer. Do you know if quilt guilds permit visitors for such events as this? I would love to attend and will gladly pay the guild.

Debbie Woods said...

Hi Bonnie I just finished piecing Easy Street last night.... It is so pretty Thank you for creating such fun mysteries! Orca bay was my first, loved it too. Looking forward to meeting you this summer, as we have booked the Alaska cruise....can hardly wait!
Debbie in Alberta

CeliaE said...

9 yards of fabric. Is that where the expression "the whole 9 yards" comes from? I wonder.

Debra Dodge said...

Just ordered your bundle of rulers , excited to share with friends. Thank you for offering them this way

Terri Mosier said...

Does your Gerald in Arkansas paint anybody's machine? I would love to get my feather weight painted! If so, how do I get in contact with him?

karen said...

Bonnie, Love hearing you talk about your Grandmother and enjoyed the beutiful pics you posted of her. I am blessed to still have mine, she was born in 1912 and turned 101 today!

Carol said...

I'd name the blue machine "Willie" (Nelson) ... Blue Eyes Cryin in the Rain ...

Ruth Ann said...

I must have checked in just as you were signing out. LOL
I've been working on the blocks for the Bricks in a Barnyard from your Texas class a couple of weeks ago. I'm using the flying geese from clue 2 of Easy Street as my leader/enders. Got really behind on that with Christmas stuff and getting ready for the classes in McKinney. Thanks for your energy, enthusiasm and encouragement to quilters world wide.

Carol said...

Allison - I'm in Rockwall, and I had chai vanilla tea tonite too ... What a coincidence!

Potpourri said...

If the machines shimmers and shakes, it must be an Elvis. :))

CoCo Quilter said...

Little Anthony and the a Imperials sang Shimmy, Shimmy Ko Ko Bop with your eyes so blue. I think Little Anthony should be a candidate for the name game.

Kathy said...

Hi Bonnie, Missed quilt cam unfortunately. Here in Sydney (Australia), yesterday (18th Jan) we had our hottest day ever on record... 45.8 deg Celcius, or about 114 deg F. Today it's about half that, much better. Cool weather sounds nice. :)

Kathy said...

Hi Kerry, It's Kathy McD here. How are you? Did you introduce Maureen to Quilt-cam?

Kerry said...

Yes...her first session! Just like being out our regular gathering :-)

Carol Stearns said...

Could you please put up a tutorial or explain, please, how to do the leaders and enders blocks? I know what a leader and ender is but do you use all the same size?

swooze said...

I kept reading shimmy as Jimmy...lol. Maybe that's his name?? Lol

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