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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Studio Time And Quilt-Cam Announcement!

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I’ve literally hit the floor in a scramble to get moving this morning.

I’ve got a BRUNCH date with my friend Jen in an HOUR!  All I’ve managed to do so far today is get a shower, and then found myself re-doing a class supply list for an upcoming workshop that kept coming up as a broken link and I couldn’t figure out what the deal was.

And I looked at the clock – my morning time has been swallowed up and I need to head out the door!  Egad!

I guess the other finds from my Blue Ridge Mountains drive along will have to wait for another day.

I do have to thank Gayle for the beautiful bundle of shirt plaids that arrived yesterday.  I am so excited to sew these up into Sugar Bowl blocks that I think we need to throw in a Quilt-Cam tonight, don’t you?

Meet me in Facebook Live at 8pm Eastern, and we’ll do a bit of stitching together.


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I’ve been busy making kits!

My project for our upcoming China trip (Oct 20th is the day! YAY!) now has a name. Shi means Eclipse in Chinese.  It made such a stir this year here in the states that I find it fitting.

After our trip this pattern will be available as a digital download.  Time pending.

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My Accuquilt studio is getting a good work out.  Stack the fabrics just right and I can get 6 backgrounds, and 6 colored diamonds at a time, that’s 16 full star kits in a single pass of the die!  

I do love this thing.  Yes, there is some waste, but it is minimal and I can always use the scraps. 

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Yehawww!

12 layers, each cut equals one complete hexie star block!

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Sewing up the extras!

I loved these so much that I just had to see if I could do this by machine.  Y seams and all.  It wasn’t hard…just tedious.  Short seams and lots of stops and starts.  I think it’s the thready-ness of small y seams that I don’t like.  They come out great.  But You really can’t chain piece them very well.

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Still cute though, right?

I think I would like this better as a regular hand-piecing project rather than a machine piecing project.  I may hand-piece one to give my students an option in case they don’t like the English paper piecing.  Options are good.

But not right now.  I’ve got to run!  Remember, Quilt-Cam tonight at 8pm Eastern in Facebook Live!  I’ll see you there.

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Quiltville Quote of the Day!

The task ahead may seem too huge to complete, but just keep taking small bites and eventually you'll get there!

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9 comments:

  1. I love how your block turned out!

    Love that purple plaid shirt! I am in search of purples like that .... I need to make #2 grandson a purple quilt for his big boy bed!

    Enjoy your day and I look forward to quiltcam tonight!

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  2. I'm sharing the Accuquilt love at our local County Fair. My helper is doing her Hexie Butterflies again today. QuiltCam at the Fair tonight!! I'll share a picture later.

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  3. That block is beautiful. Enjoy your lunch you deserve some down time .looking forward to quilt cam, and the postman has just been so I now have my 2 scraps and shirttails books and the easy corner ruler thank you Bonnie xxx

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  4. I will be demonstrating at the quilt area of our state fair all afternoon and evening, so will catch quilt-cam later. We have no wi-fi there, and we're in a metal building so phone reception is spotty. But I'll be having fun!

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  5. A very pretty block. Optional way to piece sounds like a terrific idea. Quilt cam tonight, yea. Hope you had a wonderful lunch and visit with your friend. Sometimes we just need friends to lean on for support. There is nothing like a listening ear to lighten our burdens. Catch you tonight Miss Bonnie. Have a great day.

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  6. be there or be square...lol

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  7. Hey, Bonnie!! Well I recognize that quilt featured behind your Quote of the Day...it's the quilt (pieced by a 96 year old quilter!) which I WON in a raffle sponsored by Mary's Quilt Shop to benefit a charity and drawn during your final workshop in Bedford, PA last month...yay oh happy me!! ;-}
    Had to create this Google account just so I could comment!
    Looking forward to Quiltcam tonite.
    Piecefully yours,
    Teresa in Vancouver, Canada

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  8. Seeing how you are setting your stars & diamonds is interesting to me as, the I have a large stack of these stars that my great grandmother & grandmother had started. Have tried a couple of different ideas on how to use them, but I like your inspiration so maybe I can be the one to finish with these now.

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  9. Love today's quote. Reminds me of another. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!

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