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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Quilt Cam 6-23-2013

This is Christelle's newly-found Elna Grasshopper, being inspected by her three kitties!

You might only see two, but there is one hiding behind the others, with orange fur!

She writes:
Hi Bonnie!
I was watching Quiltcam here in France on this quiet Sunday evening, playing with some hexagons while listening and 

improving my English.
But I got my eye caught by this new machine of yours...I love GREEN.
 When quiltcam was over (10pm) I went on ebay France (Why? never went, never bought anything from there) and on the first page there is a picture of this green Elna, and oh the guy lives 50 km from me, and he wants personal delivery only, 45 bucks .....I had to subscribe to ebay, write and email  the guy ..... by the way it's around midnight now!
 
Monday morning I got an answer and a phone number, I just called set and appointment for the afternoon and so ... less than 24h later I'm the new owner of a grasshopper.
She is in a good shape, missing paint here and there, but she 's quiet and goes really fast.
 
She works well I just did my monthly mini by Temecula on it this afternoon and she is obviously "Cat approved"
I don't know if I call her Destiny or "Little".... Grasshopper? hum
I have to do some thinking about that :)  So thanks a lot to made me discover it
 
Bonne journée,
Christelle


I love being a partner in Quilt-Crime!
 
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Today I’ve pulled out Spotty Dottie --- I’ve been treadling the past week like nobody’s business, and today I’m feeling lazy ---I just want to work on some non-stressful crumb blocks and have some fun with the scraps.
 
Want to join me?  Click on the screen below to start the feed!
 
Last time YouTube was persnickety and did not list the archived recording in my channel listings, but you can find them all by clicking the Quilt-Cam tab at the top of the blog for future reference!
 
I’ve missed you --- let’s sew!



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44 comments:

Nan said...

Is that a Dear Jane quilt in black hanging on your wall?

Valerie said...

Hi Bonnie, I want to give crumb piecing a try, but I have a question. Do you always piece onto a paper foundation when you crumb piece, or do you ever just "go for it" and sew with wild abandon? Thanks!

-Val in Oregon

Mallorie Anderson said...

Hi Bonnie! Mal from Peru, Indiana here. So excited for quiltcam today. I'm cutting up t-shirts for a quilt. Finally got some uninterrupted sewing time today for my birthday, who could ask for a better gift! Thanks so much for making time for all of us, we really appreciate it :)

AJ (The Quilting Pot Podcast) said...

Hi Bonnie. Just want to say thanks for QuiltCam today!

Karen Kluwin said...

I so loved "traveling" to Ireland with you. Being Irish, this was a real treat....
Watching for a few minutes before heading off to the San Diego County fair.

candi said...

Ms Bonnie, hubby just left to go to work. I am watching you sew while sewing together blocks donated to Boston Modern Quilt Guild to make quilts for victims and sewing on two braids as leaders-enders. Happy Sunday!

Mary said...

Hi Bonnie, it's Mary in Canada. Right now on vacation in Nova Scotia. Brought along my hand sewing project and I'm sitting on the deck with you, quilting baptist fans.

The 2 Spies said...

Hey! Checking in from Jerusalem!! Just got back from seeing the Super Moon... so GLAD you are back on!!
Hadassah

Wendy Kruskie said...

Hello, from Louisburg, NC! Glad you had a fun time in Ireland. I would love to visit there someday. I am working on a Quilt for Kids project this afternoon :)

Terri in BC said...

Hi, Bonnie: Terri in BC here - joining you today while I'm trying finish my Easy Street blocks. I upsized it to king-size and I want to try and have the top pieced by the end of this month.

justducky65 said...

Hi Bonnie. I'm listening while I am catching up on some work at home on the computer, but I am planning on working on some more wild and goosey blocks later this afternoon/evening since the family is like slugs today on this super hot Sunday. I am about halfway there. I am making a total of 30 blocks for a smaller quilt.

Love quilt cam days!
Jen in PA

C said...

Hiya Bonnie! What kind of little iron are you using? It's so cute!

Candace said...

Hi from Georgia (USA) Bonnie, I was so happy to take a break an enjoy quiltcam today.

I am very excited for another reason. About a week ago I went to help a friend pack up her elderly mothers home since she was coming to live with her. In the process, she gave me an unused vintage Singer sewing machine , because I have been talking about how following your blog has made me aware of how great they are to work on, and how I would never buy another modern machine. Most of what I do is just straight piecing anyway. I have not been bitten by the embroidery bug. Wouldn't you know it? I turn on quiltcam today, and the, machine she gave me looks very much like the machine you are working on today. I can't wait to do some research on it!

Thanks so much for all of your good info, and I loved loved loved seeing all of the photo from Ireland!

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Hi Bonnie!
Greetings from chilly and rainy Germany! It's a quiet Sunday evening, my husband watches TV and I am in my sewing room and trying out some border ideas for my current quilt.
So nice to quilt with you! :-)
Steffi

Karen H said...

For your next mystery quilt, how about yellow, gray, black, cream, orange, and green? Watching you today, and finishing up a quilt top for a wedding gift.

Loris said...

Hi Bonnie, I'm ironing shirts for work and then sewing a potholder for a friend :-) Love to sew along with you!
Tonya picked a perfect time for a road trip this week and was happy to hear she headed to Georgia. I know she brought a lot of love and comfort with her.
Love from Cambria,
Loris

Julie said...

Hi Bonnie! I am already getting excited about the mystery! My Easy Street is off to be machine quilted right now. When I get it back I will photograph it and post it for you to see. I used black, yellow, red, green, and blue in mine.
Julie in Alabama

Mary said...

Thanks for quilt cam today! I'm working on prepping machine appliqué today and enjoying our time with you.

Sue Monsey said...

What a treat! You are on and I didn't know it. It's raining this morning in Oregon and I have been working on two different quilts at the same time - got two rows done on one of them. It's the quilt that I had used 2.5" blocks to make 16-patches and I had forgotten why I was making them. They were just chilling in my 'orphan' box until I could remember why I was making them in the first place. I just have to make the connecting blocks and assemble the rows - this one will go fast! Thank you for all the 2.5" blocks I have to choose from for my 'leaders and enders' I never throw anything away and friends are always giving me their scraps too.

NewSooz said...

Hi Bonnie, welcome home. Right now I'm waiting to hear from a friend so I can go to her house and pick up my brand new 1948 Featherweight! I am so excited I just can't bear it!!!!

Beth said...

Hi Bonnie
Beth from Wisconsin. I just finished my first scrappy trip block. This one is for Mickey Depre's fund raiser quilt. The instructions are great and the seams nested beautifully.

Sue Monsey said...

What are you using for your foundation?

Bonnie said...

Hi Bonnie it's Bonnie from North Chesterfield Va. I was wondering if you got much done on your hand work while in Ireland? Do you find any new gadgets? Thanks for quilt cam today. I am working on a string salvage quilt almost ready to put a border on it

Carole Y. said...

for the lime-cucumber water, do you skin them before cutting?

thanks,
Carole Y from Canada

Sue Monsey said...

Do you remove the paper or does it just come out in the wash?

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

Enjoying quilt-cam. Removing foundation paper from the string-pieced red triangles for Orca Bay.

Dottie @ Tadlafleur said...

Hi. Working on a ufo from the wait 80's early 90's. From before rotary cutters so making sure the peices are square. Missed quilt cam.

MICHELLE said...

HI Bonnie-

THANKS FOR QUILTCAM TODAY. I AM VERY EXCITED I WON AN ELNA GRASSHOPPER ON AN ONLINE AUCTION THAT IS LIKE YOURS THAT SHOULD ARRIVE TOMORROW. CN YOU BELIEVE FOR ONLY $28.00 AND I ALSO BID AND WON A FEATHERWEIGHT FOR $188.00.

I ALWAYS LOVE WORKING WITH AMERICAN COLORS FOR ANY QUILT, NOT TO MENTION MY FAMILY ROOM IS ALL AMERICANA.

JUST GETTING ALL MY FABRIC CUT FOR A LINDA HAHN WORKSHOP TOMORROW AT THE GUILD. HAVE A GOOD WEEK!

MICHELLE IN TRIANGLE, VIRGINIA

Mary said...

I read on child that you were doing Whitlam so I got up early, skipped breakfast with my Retreat ladies and drove home. I missed you too!! I did work on more if the parts of my Midnite Flight while I was there Four of us brought our Easy Street quilts to take a picture together. It was posted on FB on Friday, Judy D tagged you. I hope you got to see it. If not I will email you the picture.

SUPERQUILTER said...

Haven't had a chance to watch quilt cam, but I know you have been teaching and traveling to Ireland. I am sure you have had a good time. Just happened to stop by just now so I am enjoying quilt cam.

Gale/ Oklahoma

Mary said...

Wow, auto correct sure messed with my comment.I read on Facebook you were doing QuiltCam.

Design Originals by KC said...

Great quilt cam... the brick quilt for Oklahoma should be "rebuilding" :) Have a blessed rest of your weekend Bonnie! Kathi

maureen said...

I notice you're finger pressing the pieces. Why don't you need to iron them?

Frog Quilter said...

Enjoyed quilt cam today. Put blocks together for a flimsy, a QOV flimsy. Now it time for the hexes to come out and play...

Vivian said...

Hey, Bonnie I wanted to send a message realted to Christelle's new machine shown at the top of your post: I was at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC on Saturday with my DH and sons who wanted to see the video game exhibit that is part of the museum's "Applied Design" collection.

Looking through the other things on display in that section I saw this "Freia" portable machine in a glass display case of "high design" household items: http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=134459

I told my husband that I had seen a green machine similar to this on your blog a few months ago and lo and behold, I came here today and you and Christelle shared her new purchase! Is the one in the MOMA collection along the same lines? Are you familiar with this brand? Is it a competitor of Elna or is this one of those cases where one manufacturer made different "brands"? How cool that another aspect of quilting hits the museum circuit!

Carole Y. said...

I found out on internet that I need to peel the cucumber only if it was waxed.
Carole Y

Kate said...

I loved Christelle's story!! Thanks for sharing - what a hoot!!

Mary Ellen said...

Sounds like my favorite fabric line at the moment - Comma by Moda.

debi said...

Bonnie - I am so pleased I am not at work today - missing this!!! All the way from Sydney Australia

Lorene Holbrook said...

what kind of paper are you using?

Julie Kennedy said...

Hi, Loved quilt cam as always. Working on a double wedding quilt for my Mum's birthday on June 30th. Do all quilts need a name or can you just label it with who and when it was made? This is only my second quilt, still binding the fence rail quilt I made for my DH. Learn so much from you and your followers. Thank you for everything Julie

Rebecca Stevens said...

Loved the story from France. Doesn't it give you a thrill to know people from all over the world are joined during Quilt-Cam? I see the 3rd kitty, looks like a beautiful orange like my Ginger I had growing up.

JaneB said...

Hi Bonnie. I watched Quiltcam on Monday night because I couldn't tune in on Sunday afternoon. I really enjoyed all the posts from Ireland. I am sewing a binding down on a large quilt and this is an entertaining way to get it done. Thanks a million!

Neil said...

Hi Bonnie,
How about purple, blue and green with a scrappy neutral background for the new mystery quilt.
Love quiltcam
Jody