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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Dec 16th Quilt Cam!

This is Michelle!  She writes:

Hi Bonnie!
My mom is here visiting this week.  We are both doing your mystery and finally had a chance to sit and sew last night. 
We discovered you were doing quilt cam, so we set you up on the iPad so we could watch and work.  :) 

It's was lots of fun!  I'm sending a pic...
Have a great day!
Michelle & Jan


It’s so fun to see pics of you sewing along too!

Today I’m eager to keep going on the Geese on a String quilt that I posted this morning ----check for that post HERE.

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Yes, I’ve now moved on to really crumby geese!  The only problem is – my scraps are smaller and narrower than the big hunks and chunks that were used in the original quilt, so it is taking me a bit more piecing to build them up to size ----

But this is fun and easy!

Just put pieces right sides together and stitch, and press and add another piece and stitch and flip and press and sew and flip and press – just remember to trim the extra bulk to keep your seam allowances nice and neat!

I loved how the original quilt had pieces going every-which-direction and that adds a lot of motion to the quilt, so I’m going to throw in a bunch of theses too, and a bunch with angled strings instead of just all straight up and down strings.

And before I go any further – I want to show you this:

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Any guesses what this is?!

This is my new ironing board cover --- Now how many of you, crazy like me – would promptly turn the iron ON – to iron the wrinkles OUT of the ironing board cover?!?  Yes.  I did.  I admit it!

Let’s sew!


Do you have a project that is dragging?  Get it out – come sew with me!

You can leave a comment in the comment section below, or leave one in the guest book by clicking the blue guest book button in the left hand side bar, While I can't answer them all ---I do pick randomly and try to answer questions and comments as I sew!

75 comments:

  1. Hello Bonnie :-) I have brought my binding work. It is snowing like crazy this weekend and it is good for Christmas preps and sewing. Hanne in Norway

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  2. Hello from Kentucky! Enjoying quilt cam today. I'm working on cheddar bow-ties. I have 160 finished and lots more to go. Freckles runs like a scared cat! :)

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  3. Good afternoon Bonnie from Judy in North Webster, IN. I am working on step 4 of Easy Street while I do laundry and listen to beatles music.A relaxing afternoon!

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  4. YEY...our Jaguars are away so I get to visit here for a little bit (with the game on in the background)...sending an email soon...Christmas came early today... :)
    LynnInFlorida

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  5. we called our old 1950's car "freckles" because my Dad painted some spots on the front where the original paint had worn off....but the new paint was slightly a different color...hence..FRECKLES!! Tricia

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  6. Hi BOnnie!~ Please say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dallas. He will be 32 tomorrow. He has a package from me that he is dying to open... lol He is having a party tomorrow. YOU are the highlight of his day today.

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  7. Hi from the Savannah area. What is the smallest scrap you have used?

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  8. Finishing up the quilting on a Christmas gift. Where did the time go???

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  9. I'm joining yuoagain from the south of England. Very rainy day today so I've been snuggled up indoors finishing bindings off on some table runners for Christmas gifts. Love watching you work.

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  10. Hi Bonnie

    Nancy for Walla Walla...I'm working on making pillowcases "the thin blue line"...my daughter is the wife of a police officer...she didn't want anything to dust for Christmas...she didn't say she didn't want something to wash & dry!!!

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    1. Hi Nancy, I'm in Walla Walla too. Do you belong to our Quilt Guild??

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  11. Hi! This is Janina from Germany.
    Great to watch quiltcam at a reasonable time right now.
    I'm working on my GMFG while watching you... best way to spend the evening!

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  13. Hi Karen from Tzaneen, South Africa. I am so excited to eventually get to see your CAM. Lovely to see you live :). Working on your lovely Easy Street and so enjoying it. I just love the colours. Keep them coming and thanks for all your hard work in creating the mysteris for us all and sharing. BOILING HOT here. Hugs Karen

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  14. Hi Bonnie. Judy from Mississippi. I'm quilting on my Bernina trying to finish a quilt for my son-in-law for Christmas. Happy to be able to join you on quilt cam this afternoon.

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  15. Forgot. I am working on Easy Street Part 2, 20 geese to go and Part 3-19 to go. Once done, I can start Part 4.

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  16. Hello from Friendsville. I'm working on a quilt for my brother-in-law, which I hope to have finished by Christmas.

    My mom's nickname is Friendly Freckles. Seems like your "Freckles" is friendly, too!

    Cheryl in Friendsville
    www.katydidart.net

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  17. Hi Bonnie from Mavis in Victoria. Sewing with you today instead of just watching and relaxing. I'm quilting a Christmas table topper for our table and then moving on to finish a gift. And THEN I'll be back to Easy Street, step 3 and 4. Merry Christmas!

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  18. Happy Sunday! I just got back from an early morning showing of The Hobbit. Your giant flying geese pattern looks so cute, it might just have Togo on my list. This afternoon is for sorting and cutting though to turn some scraps into useable pieces for future project. It feels so good to see the basket empty and ready to be filled again.

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  19. Fabulous Sunday afternoon...you and the Packers at the same time! I finished up step 4 of the mystery yesterday and will continue on with the pinwheels of Tobacco Road. Thanks for the flying geese directions, yesterday I bought a fat quarter of that peachy color because I couldn't get it off my mind. Maybe I will just make a few geese? LOL!

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  20. Forest Jane should design a "save the machines" shirt for her Zazzle page...I love her Bonnie stuff on there!

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  21. Are YOU all done with YOUR Christmas shopping? Sunday afternoon QuiltCams are great fun! Finishing with Christmas package wrapping while listening to you. The dog is in the car ... she seems to think I'm going someplace and she wants to go ... been out there for over an hour with the door open ... we're not even planning to go anyplace today ... how crazy is that!?!

    Linda

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  22. Hi Bonnie! Watching you while I make Christmas cookies. Love your 301 I have one and love to sew on it! Were hoping for a white Christmas in Lowell Indiana. Happy Holidays! Pam

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  23. No nicer treat than quiltcam on a Sunday eve :). Working on a brim on a wolly hat for my HB. Anita in Norway.

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  24. Hi Bonnie - This is Paula in Omaha. I am finishing up a string pieced quilt that I used 6" squares of cotton batting as my foundation. It worked great. I put the squares together with 1" sashing strips and quilted it on my mid arm frame. It is flat and getting binding attached. I spiderweb is on the design wall as I am peeling paper off the back. Thank goodness for phone books.
    You are the best...scrappy gooses are in my future...

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  25. Hi Bonnie, Thanks for entertaining us once again with "Quiltcam". I love it. We'll see how long it takes 22 year old son to come out of his room to see what's up. Speaker is turned up. Easy Street is ready to start. I'm loving Easy Street. Thanks SEW much! Maybe if Joe appears I can hint at a Christmas gift. I too LOVE Pineapple Crazy!

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  26. Hi, Bonnie: I can't thank you enough for Quiltcam! Because of you, I have really enjoyed the process of sewing for Christmas for the last month or so, instead of feeling pressured and stressed at the last minute. Thanks for everything you do!

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  28. Right now, I am working on finishing the binding on a Modern Dresden Plate quilt for a display with the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild. I'm hoping to start on Easy Street this week...

    Dotty Freckles sounds cute! Friday, I started looking at Craigslist for sewing machines and I am picking up a Featherweight tonight! I am very excited and the pictures of the machine show that it is in fantastic shape. I can't wait to get it and try it out. Merry Christmas to me! :)

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  29. Hey Bonnie...Walmart also carries some of the Sparkling Ice flavors too.

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  30. Hi Bonnie, I'm so glad I've finally managed to catch your quilt cam! I'm working on my old 50's era sewing machine, big heavy monster. My husband has offered to buy me a new one, but I'm worried that some new, plastic, electronic machine will not last as long as my old, faithful, sews through anything machine. I told him Bonnie would understand :)

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  31. I love the geese! I have a pile of crumb pieces sewn together. They are just shapeless blobs of pieces now, but I think I'll make them into this flying geese quilt! Thank you for sharing the quilt with us.

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  32. Hi Bonnie, Mary in Canada. I'm working on Easy Street geese, and between sets of ten, I'm finishing up a trip around the world as per your directions. While sorting through my fabrics for Easy Street, I found the missing centre strips so time to get this done

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  33. Greetings from Maple Ridge, BC Canada
    I googled time in Winston Salem NC which showed I have only 10 minutes to get my act together. I'm working on my hexies and admiring your geese. Best wishes for the holiday season.
    Bev H.

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  34. Mornin' Bonnie! Got clue 4 done last night except for cutting my green pieces out. :D I'm loving your 'crumby' geese. Maybe a use for the large rubbermaid bin of scraps I've got? :D

    Have a beautimous day!

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  35. Hi Bonnie -- Liz A. From rainy Seattle area. You are entertaining me while I try to put my ginormous stash back on the shelves after our recent move to a short term rental. Yes, that means I get to do this all over again in a few months. :-( But, the upside is that I will have a nice new gigantic studio instead of the living/dining room I am currently occupying. Now if I could only find the hardware to put my sewing and cutting tables back together.......

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  36. Hi Bonnie! Not quilting with Quiltcam today, but making Cabbage Rolls for Christmas instead. Do you make any special dishes for Christmas?

    Ming in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  37. This is my first time seeing you on video ...thanks for showing ..... Best wishes
    Lorraine
    From Australia

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  38. Hey Bonnie... Laurie in Ottawa here. I ALMOST snagged a Singer Rocketeer yesterday! Operative word.. almost :( I saw it listed on our local kijiji yesterday, it was just posted friday.. for $40!!
    Unfortunately, the lady emailed me back this morning and told me someone bought it and picked it up this morning... it was such good shape too.

    Anyways.. just finished making 5 gallons of laundry soap and almost a gallon of fabric softener... now I can sew. And yes, it actually started snowing today.. this batch might even stay til Christmas... maybe... LOL

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  39. Morning Bonnie! It's 5.45am on Monday here in Queensland on a beautiful morning. This morning I am working on some 5/8" hexies that I started last night after browsing your blog.

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  40. Hi Bonnie! Debra from Massachusetts. Are you still working on your Jubilee quilt?

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  41. Hi Bonnie!!! Thanks for doing the crumb triangles on Quilt Cam today. Even with it on the blog posts seeing you actually do it the tecnique actually sunk in my head. Now I know what to do with all those little pieces I've been saving. Thanks again!!!!
    Hugs
    roberta

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  42. Love your funny crummy geese!! What measurement are you using on the Easy Ruler? Thanks for your pattern--just love it!! Julierose

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  43. Bonnie, it seems that sewing with you will have to wait yet another day. Just finished "spring cleaning" our SUV for a holiday tip at the end of the week. My arms and shoulders are too tired to sit at the machine and sew. When I get my second wind, there is a bag that I'm trying to finish - that I started last Nov! - and I'd like to get a few of clue #4's geese put together. First, I will rest and watch Mickey's Christmas Carol with my 6 yr old son. Have a great afternoon!

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  44. Bonsoir Bonnie,
    Thank for doing quilt camp during the afternoon evening for us in France.
    I just love the geese and I guess it's going to be my scrap buster.

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  45. Figures.. just as you were reading my comment.. the ad came up! LOL once it was done, all I heard was that you'd rationed the cookies.. and they're gone :) Glad you enjoyed them.

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  46. Please disregard my comment on another post regarding the fact that I couldn't watch you... it's been a day. Anyway, I figured it out.. darn kids pulling band width while they are home from college. Happy Quilting!!

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  47. Found a Kenmore Stylist 86 for 30.00 today. It's in pristine condition and is sewing perfectly. Going to call het Dolly because when I got in the car Dolly Parton. was singing a duet with Rod Stewart on the radio.
    Sorting 6 super sized tubs of fabric a kind lady donated to me to use at work in my quilting classes for at risk youth. We are going to have some fun!

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  48. Hubby is trying to find all the parts to put the train under the Christmas tree. Hopefully, he will be able to get that done without my help. I'm trying to finish a quilt for my brother-in-law for Christmas. Love spending time sewing along with you on Quilt cam.

    Cheryl in Friendsville
    www.katydidart.net

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  49. Bonnie what was that you said about a mystery box of shirt parts? OOOO I'd love one of those. I love how those collars just keep on going. Nnacy

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  50. Just popped in for a Bonnie break, then back to machine quilting. Cant hear you over my machine...does that pandora speaker give your computer more volume? I'd gladly buy one if I thought it would help.

    You are workin too hard cutting, dear, change your blade! lol

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  51. Hi Bonnie...Kelli and I put the last stitches in the Perkiomen Daydreams quilt top on Friday. That makes three down and one more to go. The blocks are done on the fourth one..now to just sew them together. Then we'll have the four that we started complete. It's my first time checking out Quilt Cam..looks like you're having fun!

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  52. Bonnie, you inspired me with your post on Dottie on Friday, I checked Craig's List on Friday night and found a 1939 Featherweight with all the accessories and the wooden card table with the machine cutout specifically made for the featherweight. It was listed for $125.00, it now lives at my house. Yea! Thank you for Quilt Cam and your blog.
    Vanya in Midlothian (near Waxahachie) Texas

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  53. Hey, Bonnie: I took a cleaning/maintenance class about Featherweights this summer and the fellow,Dave, taught us that you don't use your toe on the pedal. You actually use the ball of your foot wih a rocking motion from side-to-side! It works really well and saves the foot cramps.

    He has a great website, www.featherwight221.com, with great resource material and supplies (no affiliation, I think he is just terrific and taught me so much). The class was cheaper than sending my machine out to be serviced.

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  54. Your friend's ankle sounds like the colour scheme for a quilt! Happy Sunday from England

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  55. Hi Bonnie...Kelli and I put the last stitches in the Perkiomen Daydreams quilt top on Friday. That makes three down and one more to go. The blocks are done on the fourth one..now to just sew them together. Then we'll have the four that we started complete. It's my first time checking out Quilt Cam..looks like you're having fun!

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  56. What's the little quilt on the back of your chair?!!

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  57. Will these Crummy geese go into the same quilt with your stringy ones. I'm anxiously awaiting the Workshop list for your Class at the QM Block Party. I was on the waiting list but found out I'm IN now! sew excited! I'm missing the Choir at Church singing today. still got that Colorado Crud at my house.

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  58. Are you loving your new chair and where did you get the ironing board cover?

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  59. Bonnie, what do you use to do your voice texting on your phone is it messaging software or email software? Watching you on iPad and listening to the Voice and sewing hexagons. Gail in Verona

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  60. Hi Bonnie, This is Karen From Cape Town, South Africa. I am watching and listening to you, whilst working out how, and getting my newish quilter daughter to quilt on my also newish quilt frame. Thank you for QuiltCam.

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  61. Why or why can't I SID without my squares pulling and going crooked? I end up ripping them out and just tacking the quilt :(

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  62. Hi Bonnie,
    I'm sewing the right side small triangles on the shaded triangles blocks, using my 1955 Pfaff treadle.
    Sharon W. in Texas

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  63. I found a scrap of cotton fabric from a long dress (aka maxi dress)I made in 1973! I keep the scrap with a photo of me wearing that dress. It makes me smile to look at them together.

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  64. Of course you would iron the ironing board cover if it wrinkled. How can you press something nice and flat if it's resting on a wrinkled surface? Truth - I wouldn't want to look at the wrinkles; that was a very good rationale for my compulsion wasn't it? LOL

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  65. Sewing embellishments on a Christmas quilt. Almost finished and then I get to remove a border from a quilt as I stitched a pleat in it :(. Helen Anne in Canada

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  66. Never say never! In the past I've struggled with to throw or save the strings. After watching/reading about and especially seeing the ol' flying geese quilt I almost hate to say I'm sewing up the latest scraps of my primary colored quilt.
    Kat from Calgary Alberta

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  67. What is the name of the magnet you wear on your shirt with your scissors? I bought one from you in Aiken and can't find it.

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  68. first time to catch you on cam, so wonderfull, i love your works of art! hoping you will return to the netherlands real soon again, i live near haarlem.... i could come and join in on a reading or workshop..hint hint..... wishing you a wonderfull christmas and a happy new year! keep up your work you are one bundle full of great ideas!

    hugs from the netherlands
    Winda aka little miss radikal

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  69. G'day from 'Downunder'! Just woke up and turned on for my first ever quilt cam. It's awesome!!

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  70. I finished Easy Street Part 4 yesterday, and have only 25 green squares left to cut.

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  71. First time I've been able to sew along with Q cam. Such fun! It's like having a friend down here with me( basement ). Don't worry about a few cookies on Monday. Tuesday will totally clean you out! Good luck, I hope your reports are clear. Micki - Shelby,NC

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  72. OH!!! do love this idea! Bonnie, I belong to a small group of quilters who make giveaway quilts for children (and teens) who are part of the Family Promise program (you can read about the program online, if you like. The Geese on a String is PERFECT for some small children's quilts .... lively, fun and uses ALOT of scraps. But, thinking of calling mine ChunkyMonkey... for the kids :) Thanks for such a great idea. Sure will make one for John and I also ... now where is my list of gonna-make-this-ones...ummmmmm? ;)
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    JulieinTN

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  73. Ironing board covers from IKEA are very cheap, but I must say... they get stained and brown very quickly!....

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