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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Quilt-Cam 12/18/2013

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It’s our LAST Quilt-Cam of the year!

I’m not sure how I feel about that – where the heck did 2013 go?

I know it was a great year, full of wonderful people and fabulous places – but really…where does it go so quickly?

Here’s to hoping that 2014 is going to be JUST as wonderful if not more-so!

I get a kick out of people’s pets watching Quilt-Cam! What a hoot!

She writes:

My siamese Toby likes watching you too, as I work on your mystery.  :)
ForestJane
I hope he’s watching tonight too!

I posted last night that I was happy-dancing due to finishing ALL of the square in a square cornerstones needed for my Cheddar Sampler.  And I just couldn't STAND it..I had to lay them out!

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The blocks came off the design wall!

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I laid them out with the string sashings and the cornerstones --Ready to sew together!

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Folding row 2 over row 1 with right sides together to start the webbing process!

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I started out on my 1925 Singer 27 ---See how the rows are growing, and are connected  to each other by the chaining threads?  I web the whole top together this way.

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But I’ve switched for tonight to a new acquisition ---

Yes, I convinced Santa that I was very very good – and I picked up this Singer 201-2 today off Craigslist in a neighboring town!  Her serial number is AH843591 which dates her to 1948.  I ran home with her, and cleaned her up a bit, gave her an oil and lube and set her 1/4” seam where it needs to be and we are ready to roll!  The 201 is not belt driven – it has a “potted motor” and it turns the wheel so smoothly!

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My block parts are laid right out in rows in the order they go so I can continue webbing this top together!

Ready to join me?  Click the arrow on the screen below to start the feed!





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77 comments:

  1. hi bonnie... trying to join you tonight. I have a screen with arrow... when I click on the arrow I get "please stand by... with a countdown timer for 23 min???

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  2. The screen is their but it says please stand by.

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  3. Anonymous9:11 PM EST

    please stand by........starting soon......

    is one boring screen to look at.......

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  4. Joining you as I continue to stitch down the binding on a Christmas gift lap robe for my son. It is painful slow process for me.
    Glad to have Quilt Cam to keep me going tonight.
    Marcia near Toledo.

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  5. The video screen on Youtube is showing a clock counting down from 23 hours. I think Google thinks you are doing quilt cam tomorrow night. :-)

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  6. I looked you up on google hangouts and it said quiltcam is scheduled for tomorrow 12/19/13 at 8 pm

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  7. Has it started. All i get is , Please Stand By

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  9. Hi Bonnie, I am here with you all too :) Hope you get it up and running.

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  10. Yahoo. Thanks you are live!!!!

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  11. I'm watching Bonnie! Waving at you from snowy Ontario Canada!
    I am sewing part 3 hst blocks and looking soooooo forward to the next step on Friday!
    Quilter Kathy

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  12. HI! Bonnie I sure do enjoy sewing with you and learn so much. I have been able to log on. This is the best way to spend your Birthday. I am watching.

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  13. I am not getting any sound, otherwise picture is great!!!

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    1. Never mind. I found the problem. Me!!

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  14. Very glad you got Quilt Cam up and running tonight! Love the quilt you are working on.

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  15. It's working now! Hand quilting a sampler, like during last quilt-cam which was my first!

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  16. Hi Bonnie
    Hello from New Zealand. I am on summer holiday do I am able to catch Quiltcam live :-) it is 3.22pm on a warm and sunny day. I am prepping appliqué, perfect to accompany you stitching your cheddar blocks together. I wish you a peaceful Christmas and a very Happy New Year

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  17. sunshine randall9:25 PM EST

    I'm here watching :) from mid- Mich.

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  18. You're on. I am sure you have a lot of replies! Welcome back to the States.

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  19. Anonymous9:25 PM EST

    Ruth in Florida I'm watching, finishing up my last project for a friend (for $$$) then to get back to doing MY stuff....too bad I didn't win that mega millions

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  20. You're looking good now! Welcome home!

    Myrna in KY

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  21. What an interesting way to put the rows together. I do this for 9 patches but never thought for a whole quilt.

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  22. Hi Bonnie, I had no trouble getting in. Love watching you from freezing Indiana.

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  23. Yes Bonnie some of us found you. Was excited to see about the trip to England until I realized my nieces wedding is that week in New York.

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  24. Yes your live Bonnie. I don't understand how your adding your boarder. Is most of the quilt top already sewn except the end blocks. This looks interesting. Anyway love your blog, and working on the Celtic mystery, having so much fun doing it, a little slow but surely. Learning so much thanks . Belong to the fb group for the mystery so much help. Do you ever check out our post photo etc. ?

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  25. Was able to get you by going to youtube and clicking on your link and up you came! I just got a 1953 Kenmore that has a potted motor and there are cog gears and a chain that looks like a bicycle chain underneath! Have to get the cabinet (which is huge!) cleaned and moved into the former bedroom of my daughter who moved out last month! I am letting the sewing loose on the house!

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  26. Hi Bonnie. Enjoyed your photos from your trip. Finished clue 3! I am working on finishing clue 2 now... BTW, welcome back.

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  27. Yay, we are quilt-camming!

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  28. I'm here too. Working on cutting my HST for clue 3 as I spent this week quilting and binding two Scrappy Trips sized for bunk beds, now it is time to sew for me.

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  29. I kept checking to catch it come on. So I see you.
    Glad to see you and enjoying your quilt.

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  30. Bonnie, You are coming in now but a little discombobulated (is that a word)? I'm sewing along with you on part 3 of Celtic Solstice. Had too much going on over the weekend and early this week to get much done before. Thanks for all you do for us.

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  31. Ahhhhh Bonnie you worry to much! We are here! You are there! Let's sew sew sew!!!. Have a wonderful last of 2013! Thanks for all that you do!

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  32. I'm here, Bonnie, watching from Jerusalem! I clicked in the subscription email that youtube sends when you get on. I'm up early this morning, but I won't be able to stay here for the whole thing live, though. Will watch the rest later. Happy holidays to you and yours, Bonnie!

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  33. Watching from Corning, NY, and sewing with you, working on a twister table topper tonight.
    Peggy

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  34. There you are!!

    I have so much going on but I'm going to join you tonight. It's the only quilting I'll be doing since this past Sunday and until this upcoming Saturday. Step 3 of Celtic Solstice is all done so tonight I'll work on catching up with Steps 1 and 2.

    Have a wonderful Merry Christmas next week up at the cabin. And a Happy New Year wherever you end up.

    AndiRae in MN

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  35. I'm here in Utah cold and snowy treadling along with you tonight.
    Adding sashing to my Pineapple Blossom blocks. I requested the blocks as I finished my time as President of my group and as usual with a group project the sizes range from well over 9.5 inches to barely 9 1/8 sigh...
    Hope you enjoy Christmas with your family...my family will be celebrating in Burlington and Charlotte but I will be here in Utah

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  36. Coming Thru great! Working on Clue 2, I have clue 1 and 3 done. Thanks for quiltcam!

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  37. Glad to see you are more tech savie than me. Snowing like crazy here in Calgary Canada so I am glad to be in my basement with you.

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  38. This is my first live quilt cam! It worked out perfectly. I had today off and will have tomorrow off for my birthday. I recently bought a 1880's Domestic treadle. Her name is Marguerite and I love her. I finished a quilt today for my cousin's daughter using the treadle. I used the ruffler attachment to make a ruffled edge. I wish I would have had that attachment years ago when I made dresses and pinafores for volunteering at a local historic park.

    Love quilt cam. Thanks for sharing. I put two of your books on hold at my local library recently. I hope to get them soon.

    Kerri (in Michigan)

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  39. Hi Bonnie, Amy from Glenwood, Utah here. Even though the feed seems to be having some problems, (audio is good but video is in slow mooion. Nice find with the 201-2. The color combo on this quilt is awesome. Thanks again for your inspiring quilt blocks.

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  40. So funny! I as searching all over the internet, trying to find you and get my Bonnie fix. I had several windows open, - two of your Quiltville page, one of You Tube, and one Google + Hangout. Nothing! Drats! Then, all of sudden, there were Bonnie voices all over the place. Two or three, I'm not sure, and all just a second or two off from each other. I quickly closed all but one page and now you are coming loud and clear.

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  41. oh Bonnie - do NOT fear Windows 8... Under it's different "look", everything is the same. You just need to find the 'My Computer" icon and put it on your desktop, and then work from the desktop rather than from the tile page - you'll be comfortable in no time! I promise.

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  42. I'm in. Love your layout for cheddar/ Working on my mystery clue 3. Liking the results.

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  43. I too have a Windows 8 HP. It was frustrating at first. I ignore the app side of things completely and stick to the desktop mode. I 'pinned' all my usual software to the taskbar and find it usable that way.

    Lisa in Alberta Canada

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  44. Hurray! Finally able to catch Quiltcam! I'm making Folded Star Christmas Ornaments for an ornament exchange tomorrow night. Love the Germany pics and glad you had a great time. Hoping to be able to go on one of your trips next year!

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  45. Stitching hexies in Michigans cold and snowy upper peninsula!

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  46. If you run out if installs on your software call Microsoft and tell them you had to flatten your laptop and are reinstalling. They will give you a new code so you can install again

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  47. There is a shell that you can run on Windows 8 to make the opening more like Windows7. It gives you the start button back. I too, am working on Celtic Solstice, skipped over to clue 3 and will go back to finish clue 2 later on.

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  48. Hi Bonnie! First time catching your quilt cam live. Beginner quilter and working on clue 2 of Celtic Solstice. First time doing triangles and learning a lot from you and saving all my scraps. Thank you!

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  49. Watching you for the 1st time, yay!

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  50. Finally got you :) Thanks for explaining your reason for not using SNS on this. I'm a huge fan of her method, but didn't realize until you pointed the bias edging!

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  51. Bonnie, I'm sure you can find this easily, but I thought you might want this manual for your "new" "oldie": http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/manuals/singer-model-201-sewing-machine-manual.pdf

    I have my mother's 15-91, and have just resurrected it after watching your previous QuiltCam (my first to see of yours)! Good job and so interesting!

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  52. I am back to Clue 1 after completing a couple of customer quilts. I did not think I would like the tri-recs but they are so precise. Thanks for teaching me to try something new. Merry Christmas!

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  53. Anonymous9:58 PM EST

    Sewing on the binding on a Christmas lap quilt while listening to quilt cam.
    Nancy in Michigan (nmsquared@aol.com)

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  54. Where are you teaching in Tucson in February?

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  55. Anonymous10:12 PM EST

    love your quilts and ideas you inspire me!!!!!!!!!! Jenny Putnam Augusta, Montana

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  56. Evening Bonnie, I signed up the minute I saw your name on the Tucson Quilter's Guild newsletter. Awaiting your arrival and lecture - signed up for both classes, can't wait!
    Thanks for all you do for us throughout the year!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  57. Got into the local airport in Salisbury MD in time to catch some Quiltcam while I wait for the hubby to rescue me from a car that won't start. Could have been a bad deal, but I can watch QC and relax!

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  58. Anonymous10:24 PM EST

    Hi from Wisconsin. Sewing Clue 2 for the large quilt together. No music in the back ground tonight?

    Tonya

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  59. Was checking facebook and happened to catch you starting up tonight! I am cutting clue 3 100 prs down, 100 to go. Love your Cheddar quilt!

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  60. Bonnie, check out Barbara Brackman's "Material Culture" blog. She has an article with great pictures of factory woven material and quilts made from them. Looks like the quilts you love to make. Enjoyed QuiltCam tonight! I'm working on a hexie project with Christmas fabrics.

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  61. Hi Bonnie, got up this morning to watch you on Youtube. When my daughter came down, she said, "I hear Bonnie!" Such a laugh. Thanks for the video. Enjoy your holiday in the cabin. xx

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  62. Merry Christmas to YOU and your Family! I am SO GLAD I was a small part of your year 2013. I still have hopes to finish the Midnight Flight I started in Portland, Oregon before 2014 storms in. THANKS for a fun quilt with hundreds of pieces. I finally learned to spin those seams thanks to your class. Working on Quilt #2 of the CS part 3. You were right, I am having a SEWFEST!

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    1. And your Christmas present is very Quiet! Tell Dave he needs to give our DH's Good Ideas!

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  63. Your design wall looks blank now. You may think that you don't teach us anything during quilt cam but you do. Love the way you have web the top how easy is that.

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  64. I have been using a Singer 201 as my main machine for both piecing and machine quilting for many years. You can even drop the feed dogs on it! They are such wonderful, smooth-running machines. Enjoy yours! I love seeing all your old machines.

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  65. Bonnie, your Cheddar Sampler is awesome! Happy Holidays...Sandi

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  66. Anonymous2:49 PM EST

    Dear Bonnie, each time you post about sewing on your Singer machine(s), I think of mama's machine, and the *amazing* smell when the case was opened.
    Also, the cheddar gives your quilt a 'pop' of warm colour that is cheerful!
    Hazle

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  67. Hey Bonnie, I couldn't see why people got so excited about cheddar quilts until I saw yours! Now I want to make one!

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  68. Gracias por compartir todo esto, aunque te sigo en el blog, de momento no lo estoy haciendo. Solo te deseo un año 2014 lleno de cosas buenas. FELIZ NAVIDAD

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  69. I so love your cheddar quilt. It is an inspiration!

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  70. Hi Bonnie,
    I'm just catching up today on this most recent Quilt Cam. I just discovered you and Quilt Cam this year, and I really enjoy quilting along with you, although I am usually not available when you are broadcasting live. I agree that the quilting community, and the practice of making quilts, has become an enormous part of my life, and I have met some of the most wonderful, talented, and generous people. You are certainly one of those. Thanks so much for all you do.
    Happy and Healthy New Year to all of us!

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