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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

5-14-2013 Quilt-Cam!

What a SUPER day to treadle on the deck! 

I loved every minute of it…as did Sadie. 

Can you see her there, taking in the outside splendor? Chillaxing? Just hanging with the Mama??

This was just what the doctor ordered for me today.  Fresh air, bird song, gentle breezes, but not too much…..and treadle time!

I’ve gotten this far….I usually sew strip sets of two, join two to four and four to eight….but I have an alterior motive.

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I am cutting these border strip sets 5” long because they are 5” tall.  If I do these strip sets 3 strips high...

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…I can trim the short ends to 2”
And use them to build more 9 patches!
((Can a girl ever have too many scrappy 9 patches??))

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The inner borders are on.  I just need to piece the final piano keys!

**Note** There is no written pattern for these quilts yet.  They are still in progress and I am designing and making choices as I go. I never write the instructions before the quilts are made. Please be patient and I will upload the pattern AFTER the quilts are finished.

Wanna join me?

Click the arrow on the screen below to start the feed.  If you come AFTER we end…remember it can take up to an hour for YouTube to process and archive the video so you can watch it later.  Let’s Sew!

Oops we lost power! Here's our second try!

41 comments:

Shanon Yawkey said...

Hi Bonnie,
Glad to join you. I'm piecing twinkling star blocks for a guild exchange.
Treadling on the porch sounds lovely. Too cold here in Ohio today.
Shanon

Rebecca Davidson said...

can't seem to access the link is anyone else having problems?

Donna said...

Thanks for Quilt Cam tonight. I am trying to finish some square in a square in a square blocks which I hate haha!! They finish at 4". You are making them easier to get done.

Bunnie said...

How is the treadle on your knees and hips? I have ankle and knee weakness that can't be strengthened. I get tired very quickly. How does it work for you?
Bunnie

Sally simplestitches said...

Working on Wild and Goosey blocks. Glad you enjoyed the afternoon outdoors!! Drool time for me.

Kim said...

Great to see you sewing so contentedly......I know you'll make this new life transition smoothly and find what works for you both. I think a positive attitude and a bit of humor will get us both through having our husbands working in the house :0)

A good sewing space will go a long way for us to have a peaceful retreat spot.

Happy Sewing

Andresa Strahm said...

Andi in MN here... Will be ironing fabric while watching/listening to you.

Love Quilt Cam!

sew lucky said...

Oh my goodness...treadling outside sounds wonderful . I've sewn outside at our summer cabin but that required a big old orange contractors extension cord of my hubby's .lol Your way sounds so nice .love it !

SubeeSews said...

Hello my friend!
I cannot thank you enough for sharing your precious sewing time with us, your fans!!!!
I love the process you use to create...wild abandon at it's best!
XOXOXOX Subee

Mollylivebearer said...

Loving quiltcam! I need the therapy today let me tell you! I am doing needleturn applique on a quilt called Baltimore Country Cousins. Thanks Bonnie!

Louise said...

Don't feel guilty about sewing! Sewing is your career, so when you're sewing and creating, you ARE working! (I can rationalize anything...hehehe)

Tami C said...

If hubby is working at home, I don't think you should worry at all about sewing when he's there. Sewing is your job! You are doing the prep work for your next book! :-)

Mary said...

Hi Bonnie from Ontario Canada. Tonight I'm working on my hand sewing. It has been neglected while I tryed to finish Easy St. Only. 7 blocks to go

Margaret said...

Hi Bonnie! My first time watching you wireless in my sewing room on my new laptop! Tonight working on a Hunter's Start throw-sized quilt for a dear friend's 65th birthday next month. Thanks for Quilt Cam and all you do.

- Margaret in Central Alberta

Andresa Strahm said...

Andi in MN again... to store fat quarters, do you fold them pretty much the same way you do your yardage? I'm ironing FQs tonight but won't be doing anything with them for a week or two.

Chris said...

Hi Bonnie, my first quilt cam today from Queensland Australia. Great time. I am home on a "sickie"today so in my jammies and just chillin on my laptop. Hugs Chris

Kim said...

Hi Bonnie! I have done some cutting outside, not sewing, I'm going to have to try that! I'm deconstructing shirts so that I can do the scrappy Irish Chain. Thanks for Quilt Cam I always learn so much!

Wanda said...

Hi Bonnie I love quilt cam. I just bought my first treadle machine. It a national rotary. I have learner how to wind the bobbin. And a don't know how to findvout. Do you have any ideas on how I can find out.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

I lost power! Booting it up again..give me a few minutes!

Margaret said...

Aaack! What are "Hang Outs"? Should read "Hang UPs"! Have lost you and don't know how to get you back! Have refreshed to no avail. Will try re-booting.

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...
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Marsha Black said...

It's working for me!

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

thy again, I can see your nephews needing a wad of $$$ for med school and putting your/their baby quilts on Ebay...mass snipeing at the last moment :)

Good to see you home, don't know how you can stand being gone so much. Be well, thanks for quiltcam
Sharyn in Kalama

Sally simplestitches said...

Welcome back! Lost ya for a few but through the magic of TV you are back.

Freda said...

I love your borders, Bonnie. I am doing a little sewing after knee replacement surgery. About an hour is all I can do at once but making progress.

Ann Mary Wagner said...

So fun hearing you mention towns in IL that are very close to home. Am hoping to catch you in Ottawa on Fri., but have a job interview at 4:00 and am not sure I'll be able to make it on time. Really enjoyable watching you put your borders on tonight. Love learning all the tips you share.

Ann Mary in IL

Gena in Dallas said...

Which is your favorite of all the books you've published and why?

Theresa Litz said...

Hello from Owego, NY....I should be working on my Charlotte's Baskets from your workshop a few days ago but Im working on our guild's mystery instead. That ugly green fabric I complained about in Glen Falls has made its way into this project also! It just keeps multiplying!

Valerie said...

Bonnie, please help quickly if you can. Do you have a Domestic 153 machine? Found one for $19 if I get it by 9:00 tonight AZ time at Goodwill w/sr discount. But has not foot or knee controller and I didn't see where it would hook into the machine. Do you know where the controller plugs in? It is adorable. I want it! Brown crinkle finish. But need to know I can plug in something to make it go.... Thanks if you have any info at all!

Quilter Kathy said...

Loved watching you treadle the borders! Such great ideas that I will try when I treadle next.
After watching quiltcam, I want to sew all night!

Sarah Martin said...

Hi Bonnie! Of course you realize all this is happening because you're almost done! (thread break, etc!) lol That's when I usually break a needle or run out of bobbin or egads! whatever! lol
Sewing a sleeve onto my Orca Bay quilt to show at the San Mateo County Fair here in a couple of weeks. So fun to sew with you!

Valerie said...

Thanks so much anyway, Bonnie. It was a shot. My daughter in TX also wants it. It is adorable! And found knee and foot pedals for only about $20 each. Just hoped to find out from somone who has one to tell me if that funny little round silver hole on the lower right is the place a controller plugs in. Otherwise, this machine is clean as a whistle and power cord is supple and all looks soooo good.

Theresa Litz said...

Hello from Owego, NY....I should be working on my Charlotte's Baskets from your workshop a few days ago but Im working on our guild's mystery instead. That ugly green fabric I complained about in Glen Falls has made its way into this project also! It just keeps multiplying!

Stephanie Newman said...

Sewing the binding onto a quilt today, yay you were doing quilt cam, makes the process more fun!
Glad you are having fun on your vintage toys!

marion said...

you are here in nz on 2nd try whoopee

qltmom9 said...

Thank you, Bonnie. I sew with my quilting buddies on Tues. and love that I don't have to miss your quiltcam. I come home and catch up. I taught dd's 16yo bestfriend how to quilt tonight and realized how many times I was telling her YOUR advice! LOL! Thanks for influencing the future too.~

Love you to bits, Lucy (in IN)

Valerie said...

Ha ha. I couldn't resist after all. Found a couple pics on the internet that helped after I messaged you. Hurried back to the store and saw what I needed to see. So now, another $20 for a replacement controller, and it should all work. If not, well I've spent more on less before, I guess.... The cabinet is compact and very sturdy, so that's well worth the price on it's own. But the machine is so cute--it just called to me. Thanks for answering while you were busy with Quiltcam. Thanks, thanks.

Sandrine said...

Hello Bonnie. I am a french quilter (hand quilter fro almost 20 yeasr and machien quilter for almost 6 months). Your blog is a great inspiration for me and you quilt cam allow me to perfect my learning in english spokem language. It"s always a good pleasure to look the video, even if it's not on line as i am sleeping while you are working !!!
have a nice day

dixiestitches said...

Great Quilt Cam! I am piecing batiks and thrift store shirt plaids and stripes in red, white and blue; no right sides to match. It is so liberating to just pick up two strips and sew! When I saw the 9 patch picture for your nephews quilts I thought "Kissing Cousins". Thanks for the motivation and tips during Quilt Cam!

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