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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Feb 26 Quilt Cam!

Two more days of February?? How can that be?!? 

This month has flown by ---as they all do.

But I have a question --- WHY is February the shortest month of the year?  Who decided all of that?  Why do some months have more days than others anyway, wouldn’t it be nice if they were all even? LOL

Okay, I know someone is going to comment on why things are what they are, and I accept that they are what they are but February is just SHORT SHEETED and that is all there is to it!

This little photo came from Gail who writes:

Linda Frantz has Monkey, and I have Blue.  I’m allergic to fur, so this is my sewing companion….(We would have several cats and dogs if only I could be around fur but I make up for it in fabric enhancements….)
Cute cute cute!

If you were around last Sunday for Quilt Cam, you will remember that I am re-making a new sample of my Sister’s Choice Quilt.  42 blocks this time set 6 X 7.

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I’ve spent some time today ironing the strip sets that I sewed on Sunday – and cutting them into 4 2.5” sections . (the leftover you see on the right end is for squaring and trimming)  All the sets have been matched with their one extra square that will be the 4th corner of the 9 patch.

This is how things get laid out and counted at my house:

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All along the long arm take up rail!

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I’m feeling the need for some treadling tonight, so this is where you will find me assembling these puppies.  I have ONE assembled….41 to go! How many can I get done in about 90 minutes? Let’s see!

Come bring a project and sew along!

(PS – if you are reading this and have NOT VOTED in the Golden Quilter Awards….and you enjoy what you find here on the blog and website and appreciate the time I give it – please VOTE!  I am running a close second in a couple categories and I really need you.  Your vote DOES matter!  Voting ends Feb 28th.  DO IT TONIGHT! )






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41 comments:

  1. Feed is perfect here!!! Not choppy at all. :-) Good to see you, Bonnie.

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  2. Everything is looking good, Bonnie. Treadle on!

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  3. I'm ready for Quilt Cam tonight! I'm putting the finishing touches on my Bedford Beauty quilt - which is what I am calling the quilt I started at your "Jared Takes a Wife" workshop. I don't have a long arm quilter so I made the blocks quilt-as-you-go and all I have to do is sew the rows together and then bind. I'm using Lucy, my grandmother's old Singer to get this finished. Let's Sew!!

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  4. Hi Bonnie, you are coming in clear and solid here in Ontario, Canada. Sewing down a binding tonight, got two of the Sisters blocks done Sunday but really need to get this binding done

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  5. Good to see you ... coming through great in Northern Michigan. Love your hair like that ... new "do"? Linda

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  6. feed seems good here. lovely linda just finished her easy street top. its fabulous. mine is waiting for an applique border.

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  7. Hi Bonnie , I have decided to do some mindless binding as I watch with you tonight . I was going to make 9 -patches with you but I've had one of those days where everything seems to go wrong or is a challenge. So...I think it is best to not try & match seems or arrange anything . Beth :) in Cape Breton

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  8. Mine as a little choppy, so I reboted, now I get to watch the ad....youare back ...yeah!

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  9. Hi Bonnie. The log cabin in the background...what is that setting?

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  10. Feelin' puny but didn't want to miss anthing! Sew on...I am "kibitzing" tonight. Barbie in NC

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  11. Hello Bonnie!
    Getting packed for retreat on Thursday! Projects all cut and packed for a weekend of sewing, laughter and friends! Will be working on cheddar bowties as well as you new mystery Good luck with the awards.

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  12. Hi Bonnie, Watching QuiltCam while sewing the rows of Easy Street together. I made today my Easy Street Quiltathon and vowed it will become a top today! Thanks for a fun evening.

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  13. When are you coming to Colorado? We would love to have you here. Not sewing tonight but am watching you as I am packing up my sewing room getting ready for a move to a new house. It has a full finished basement and I am getting the sewing room that I have always dreamed of. Best of luck in the contest, I voted for you in all categories. Thanks for making my days brighter with your blogs! Barbara

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  14. It is my Birthday today enjoying watching you sew I sew them wrong at times also.

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  15. Hey Bonnie,
    Jeanne here in CT. Prepping dinner for the rest of the week, heading out in the am for Cape Cod. The Vernon Nutmeg Quilter's will be sewing away for the next five days. I will be giving a short course in a scant 1/4 inch seam allowance. Everyone will be taking home a Quiltville seam guide!!

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  16. Just got back from vacation in Austin, TX to see QuiltCon. Acquired another kittie, Charlie, to add to the two we already have. He is my quilty kittie right now as he is in quarantine from the other cats until he goes to the vet. I am keeping him company in the sewing room and working on some hand applique.

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  17. Hi ! Bonnie...working on strings tonite, have a question..a while
    back you were having some puckering behind the needle ...I think
    on one of the treadles...what did you do to fix that issue ??
    Hope that's clear.!!

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  18. voted. loving qc as always. Love my treadle, its just so much fun. I guess I just love a lot tonight..lol

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  19. Hi Bonnie, your quilt cam is a lifesaver for me tonight. Found out today a friend of mine died yesterday and I really needed something to keep the depression away. Thanks for all you do for us.
    And I DID vote already, you're the best!

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  20. Love quilt cam and definitely had to vote for you. Is the yellow disk on the treadle a magnet for holding extras? Julie from Australia.

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  21. Hi Bonnie can you tell me how to set the 1/4" on a machine I have just discovered the 1/4" foot that came with my machine is a bit on the generous side I have some strips to stick to the machine, my Mum bought them back for me from the Houston festival last year but I dont seem to get it right on 1/4" any tips would be appreciated

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  22. Hey Bonnie, ItsColleen in Lewisville! I'm cutting out the pieces to a swoon quilt and using the companion angle to cut out the large triangles for the geese parts. I learned about it from you ! I am also trying to chat on a quilt chat party called #talknt on twitter. Boy I love social media and the Internet!

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  23. Blizzard conditions in Northwestern Nebraska should be outa here tonight.

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  25. Hi Bonnie. I just bought a McCalls made in Japan clone of a Singer 15-91. I love it. Don't know anything about it though. Do you?

    Thanks

    Jo Anna

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  26. I'm packing up my sewing room so I can't sew with you but I still enjoying seeing what you are up too.

    Happy Sewing so nice to see you and let me enjoy sewing through your hands.

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  27. I voted. Whenever I click on the vote it refreshes the page. I am assuming that means it took my vote.

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  28. Looks like the book you just showed us must be out of print, because on Amazon it is over $100.00!!!! Looked like a great book and I was ready to jump - but I think not! But thank you!

    Ann Mary in IL

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  29. Hi Bonnie!
    Dallas and I are watching you and enjoying every minute. You look rested, so glad to see this. Enjoy tye rest of your time home.

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  30. I emailed you a picture of my machine Bonnie.

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  31. Hi Bonnie- I will trade you a set of irons for a copy of Scraps and Shirt Tails II to replace the one I shared and never got returned to me.... All you need to do is make sure you have room in Shamu when you come to Beaver PA. The guild won't allow non members to take the class, but I would be glad to meet you to give you a set. I have three that I've saved from trashed cabinets. No vintage machine yet though.

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    1. Just kidding about the trade, BTW. I will probably have replaced it long before your trip to PA. I'm hoping to get to take your class in Bedford, since I can't take the one in Beaver.

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  32. Hi Bonnie,
    It's Sue from Ninigret Quilters in Rhode Island. I have a 1911 Red Eye too! My serial number is G1201074....what's yours?

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  33. Hi Bonnie,
    Just wondering, what type of camera do you use for the quilt cam?

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  34. Bonnie giving up sugar and bread is hard but you can do it. Just take it one day at a time. I started my journey on Oct 1, 2012. I am down 30 pounds a feel great. My insides feel good. I am a Southern girl and loved sweeeeeet tea (YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN). Now I drink teas with no sugar a different taste. I would not go back for any reason. Some days will be easier than others on your journey but it's all about you and what you want to do. Everyone will have an opinion but this is your world so rock it.

    Bonnie T.
    North Chesterfield Va.

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  35. Voted, love your patterns. Have a good day tomorrow, and thanks again for everything you do for us!! Deb, in IL

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  36. Hi Bonnie! I'm quilting again, blogging, and reading blogs. Hooray!

    In case you really don't know . . .

    In the early Roman calendar February had 30 days. Caesar Augustus didn't want his month to have only 30 days, so he stole a day from February to make August 31 days. The other February day was stolen by another caesar - maybe Julius? - which would have been added to July. Since we use the Roman calendar, the changes stuck to this day.

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    1. Oh - the 29th day was added to February every 4 years because astronomers discovered the earth took a bit longer than 24 hours to revolve around the sun. I don't know what year this was. So the more time went by the more the calendar didn't match the sun. The extra day was added once every fourth year to bring the sun and the calendar back into sinc.

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  37. I was going to watch Quilt Cam but had to go vote first, then I got distracted and forgot to come back, and then it was too late. I'm so bummed :(

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  38. voila j'ai voté j'aime beaucoup ce que tu fais
    pleins de bises

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