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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Quilt-Cam 11/13/13

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How do you spend YOUR Quilt-Cam time?

Vicky has been busy cutting triangle pairs with her Easy Angle Ruler!

She writes:

Hi Bonnie,
I'm still cutting & sewing my hst from the last quilt cam. I've got 1000 done just need another 500 or so more.
Vicky
What’s another 500 more?  Sounds like she is used to sewing the way I sew!

I’m feeling productive today!

I finished quilting Celtic Solstice – but no peeking yet!  Binding is next – maybe tomorrow.

But for now, I need something less stressful ---

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Treadling String Sashings on the 227M!

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I’ve got quite a stack built up, but I’m going to need a lot more.  A LOT more.

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I can get 2 2-1/2” X 6-1/2” sashings from each block.

I’m doing it this way because I have a lot of short recycled shirt strings from pockets and collars and cuffs and such ---and this way there are only two identical sashings in the entire quilt – so I get more variety that way!

I’m sewing these onto left over pattern backs from when I did my doll and country animal line as “Needle in a Haystack!!”  Never could see throwing away perfectly good paper..LOL!  The size is half the sheet of  printer paper – so 5-1/2” X 8-1/2”.  I trimmed them to 5-1/2” X 6-1/2” and that gives me 1/2” extra for squaring and evening up if needed.

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60 comments:

  1. Hi Bonnie! This is the first time I am watching quilt-cam live! I am excited. I have watched your quilt-cam in 're-runs' mode. :) You are looking good!
    Linda in southern CA

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  2. WOW! It's been a while since I have been able to join everyone for Quilt Cam! I will be working on some easy crumb piecing tonight after having finished a project with more than 2,500 pieces. I literally have butterflies waiting for November 29th!!!!!!!!

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  3. I love all your travel stories!! Thanks for the years of help and inspiration. Penni from Kalamazoo, Mi.

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  4. I'm a new viewer, I love your work! <3

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  6. Are there technical issues tonight? Don't see or hear you...

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  7. Hi Bonnie! Watching quit-cam and basting red and white hexies.
    Hugs
    Ivani in Brazil

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  8. Hi from Michigan! I'm working on Scrappy Trips blocks tonight, all from my bin of thrifted shirts! Really enjoy having someone to sew with...

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  9. Hi Bonnie,
    Just finishing up that binding....quilting all week now to get some half square triangles finished for the split 9 patches. Gathered some greens and yellows today also for mystery quilt.... :D

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  10. Hello from East Tennessee!! I am finishing up the binding on a charity quilt for my Thursday guild. I am just relaxing after that and enjoying watching you piece. You really inspire me so I am soaking up inspiration. :)

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  11. Good evening Bonnie! I am watching in on quilt-cam live for the first time! I feel like I am having an evening at crafting retreat, with "my quilting ladies". I am not sewing tonight, but I am using my colored pencils and starting to plan my next challenge. I will also get my sketch book out and finish planning my backing for my placemats project. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

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  12. Hi Bonnie! I'm finally catching Quilt Cam live! I'm in the middle of quilting a lap quilt for my great niece for Christmas, but tonight I'm just chilling out and listening to you. Actually, I have a head cold and I'm just taking the evening off! So much fun to catch you live! Looking forward to the Celtic Solstice mystery quilt.

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  13. Hi Bonnie….Belinda in Texas here. I want to know how you wash/clean all those KING size quilts you make??!! I am hand appliquéing while watching!

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  14. Hi Bonnie! I'm doing some paper piecing watching quiltcam here in Brooklyn, NY. I have not upgraded the software on my iPhone.....I'm holding out until the last possible minute because I am too lazy to relearn how do everything on my phone I already do easily now. Thanks for all you do! Love, Ginny

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  15. Finally! Live!! Watch at 1 in the morning. Set my phone to remind me. Because of you, My sister and I both have treadles!!! We are getting used to them, but love them! Can't wait to sew some of your patterns on it! Thanks for letting me know that I'm not the only person who loves scraps! Beth

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  16. Have been following your blog for quite some time. This is my first time seeing you live....didn't know you had archives. In my sewing room getting organized for the mystery quilt ; a first also. Stopped by Lowe's and got my paint colors. Sewing in Bloomington Indiana!

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  17. Hi Bonnie, would you give a shout out to my cousin Rose Marie in St. Louis? I have talked her into doing the mystery, and tonight is her first Quilt Cam! Thanks, Doris R in North Carolina!

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  18. Bonnie, have followed quilt cam on facebook, but first time to watch you live. Working on a quilt to send to Okinawa. My son, who is a Marine, will be giving it to one of his buddies. Love quilt cam and your website. Thanks for all you do!!!!!!!

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  19. Thanks for the hump day Quiltcam! I am working on Floribunda blocks and enjoying your company! Am also looking forward to the mystery. There are 12 of us getting together at "In Stitches" in Goodyear, AZ to have a sew-off party with the first clue the Saturday after Thanksgiving...can't wait and will send you pictures!

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  20. Hi! Must be the night for working on half square triangles. I'm up to 700 but I think I need around 2200 for your ocean waves quilt. This is so relaxing to me, I just love it!

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  21. Working on my temecula Christmas mystery small quilt. Can't wait for yours to start...hugs. Liz

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  22. Candy here from Marion, Iowa watching for the first time ever! Not prepared to be sewing but I am hand-stitching a snowman block of Warm Winter Blessings. I am waiting for Nov 29 to jump in to the mystery quilt. I surprised myself by having almost all of the fabrics waiting in my stash! Thanks!

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  23. Hi Bonnie,
    Been following the Blog tour of 100 blocks. Wonderful eye candy. Naturally yours is one of my favorites. You have hooked me on scrappy.

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  24. Hi Bonnie, stitching here in the cold weather here in Michigan. I enjoy quilt cam very much and it is really exciting to see what sewing machine you're going to be using every time. A big shout out to all those heading to the dear Jane retreat in Shipshewana next week.

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  25. Hi Bonnie,
    I am furiously knitting the second sleeve on a cardigan to take with me to the Germany Christmas market tour. I can't wait and since there are few sweater days here in Texas I hope to be able to wear it lots.
    Frieda

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  26. Hi Bonnie! I'm working on something like that only with selvages! Happy sewing. I'm scrappy too!!!

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  27. Bonnie,,love this idea. I k now you've probably covered this but do you worry about your washed and unwashed ender and starters? I keep mine separate..what a pain! lol

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  28. I finely got you on. I don't know what happened. Nice to see you live. Do your legs hurt so much the next day that you have hard time walking?

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  29. Oh my word I'm finally able to see you LIVE !!! It's cold here in Michigan, first time in a while there was time to spend with you.. I'll be cutting strips with my grand daughters this weekend.

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  30. Vickie Barnes9:39 PM EST

    Hey Bonnie: I'm finally able to catch you live. I'm working on the Boxy Stars quilt in a Christmas Theme for my love quilt for my guild. It coming together pretty quickly. Thanks for all the stuff you do. :)
    Vickie

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  31. I love scrappie and think anything and everything goes. I'm looking for a hand-crank, I have a treadle and want to learn both. Love all your old machines!

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  32. Enjoying quilt cam. Can you tell me why you are sewing onto the paper? Thanks, Ann in AZ

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  33. I have some Blocks to cut out tonight while I watch and a Christmas Projects also in the works. Nice to spend the evening with you on Quiltcam whenever you are able to play with us.

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  34. Hi Bonnie, it's Mary in Canada. Tonight I'm working on borders for my Easy Street and working on grey and white & black twosies to do another one. I decided I liked this one so much I have to re-do it, as my DD2 has claimed the first one.

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  35. I am not working on anything tonight. Just watching you and listening... Love the quilt cam.

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  36. Working on a tote bag that's LONG overdue....... too much life getting in the way and not enough sewing time. Hopefully, I will get the lining done tonight as well as the straps. Then tomorrow all I have to do is sew it together. Here's to hoping!

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  37. HI Bonnie! I'm just tuning in. what make and year is your tredle? I've never seen one like that! By the way I'm making a baby twin size quilt using your dancing nine patches! I wanted a twin size so this sweet little girl would nave it and use it her whole life. Its done in Pinks, Greens Purple and yellows, with a pink flowered border.

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  38. First time I have set in on a Quilt Cam! Loving it! It's funny that I am now watching you because you were a topic of conversation at guild tonight. Nothing bad, of course. LOL Just talking how you use up and store your scraps. OK... back to watching! Love everything you do!

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  39. What is the quilt on the wall behind you? Enjoying watching you from Fremont, MI ~~ so ready for the mystery quilt ~~ my husband took me fabric shopping last weekend so I could add what I needed to my stash.

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  40. Hi Bonnie, just listening to your comment on the size of your needle shank on your Davis? machine ask your husband about a tool to measure the circumference I can not think of the name but there is a tool, maybe micrometer. Good Luck

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  41. Bev Flowers10:11 PM EST

    I'm a newbie at following your blog and this is my first quiltcam. Our Piney River Quilt Guild is planning a spring retreat and I've been looking at all your scrappy stars. We all need to use those scraps up. Looking forward to promoting one of your star patterns. Just bought the new Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks today and love your Scrap Crystals. Keep up the good work inspiring us all.

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  43. Hey there Bonnie
    I am working on Easy Street #2 tonight! I am "webbing" the blocks as you have shown on quilt cam a few times. All I can say is WOW! That makes a speedy job of constructing blocks. I hope to have this complete with quilting and binding before Celtic Solstice starts....I'm pretty close! Thanks for sharing your time with us tonight. Love love love quilt cam!

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  44. what are you making????? I have a pile of clothes to cut up. I just love watching quilt cam!! You give me so many ideas! I'm in Penna.

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  45. When I was working I had a quote on my bulletin board which said, "decide what you like to do and then figure out a way to get someone to pay you to do it." It sounds like that is what you are doing.

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  46. I'm starting to worry -I've made a huge stack of 2 1/2 scrappy strips plus other scrappy blocks for future use, BUT my scrap pile is not at all noticeably smaller. Help!
    Linda

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  47. Hey, just seen this post about the Easy Angle Ruler! My neighbor just GAVE me hers...but I don't have a pattern........can you please Bonnie suggest an easy one for me, please? I would appreciate it, thanks in advance ♥

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  48. Arley here in Sooke BC sewing rows together on a strip twist. I had to smile when you were talking about quilting being your work. I used to own a quilting store and so many people would come and say "I wish I had your job and could sit and sew all day". I would think "I wish I could sew all day" because while running the store there was never enough time to sew. Great to watch quilt cam LIVE :)

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  49. Tonight was my first quilt cam experience. Loved it. My interest in sewing and quilting has just been renewed.

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  50. Any tips for those of us who bought too many kits and one style fabric? All of my scraps are "muddy". : ( Thanks for everything! Pat

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  51. My first time viewing.

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  52. I'm watching on your Blog for the first time. I have been a Bonnie fun for several years and am looking forward to the new Mystery! Love your idea for paper piecing the strip borders in larger sections.
    Sheila

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  53. Watching for the first time,will have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Question about replying to you to "win" a drawing when I use my google account do I need to leave my email adress or does the google account left you contact me?
    2. Second question quilt cam was very out of focus for me tonight was it due to viewing on my iPhone .... So just me ? Or everybody ?
    3. For the mystery fabrics the blues need to contrast with the yellows neutrals oranges and greens but do the blues (and all the other color families) need to contrast with each other within each color family?
    Thank you .... I enjoy your blog and quilt cam ( blury or clear)so much
    Colleen
    California
    colleen1990@yahoo(dot)com

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  55. Anonymous11:32 AM EST

    I had never watched this blog before, but really enjoyed it and your tips.

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  56. Wonderful - this was my first time viewing, won't be my last :)

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  57. Hi Bonnie! I couldn't join you live last night, but had the wonderful time watching the video today. Really enjoy stitching and visiting along with you. Thanks for your company and for all your sharing! Quilt On!
    Linda Craig
    Manitoba, Canada

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  58. Watching the archived cam and am noticing that when you look up at the camera, the picture dims/darkens. When you look back down and sew it brightens back up. Could your glasses be causing this change by reflecting back at the camera?

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  59. Anonymous9:47 AM EST

    Enjoying the string piecing with leftover fabric...........boy, do I have leftover fabric. Great idea.

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  60. I am finishing up Christmas stuff want to do this real bad got your book. So I am on it!

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