Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Quilt-Cam, The Morning After!

Last night’s Quilt-Cam via Facebook Live was a wonderful way to spend some time while assembling a baby quilt “on-point.”

I’ve had questions before on how I do it, asking if it is possible to web it, but as of yet, I don’t work diagonally set quilts the same way as straight set quilts.  The rows on diagonally set quilts grow in length until you reach the center row, and then decrease again, making continuous piecing a bit on the difficult side.

But I did have some hints and helps!

And we talked about pinning – or no pinning – asking readers to comment on their level of pinning compulsion.

And through it all, I got this top closer to completion!

And we got to see YOUR photos too!  Before I get to those:
Come see me in Bedford, PA!

I will be teaching over 2 long weekends in July in Bedford, PA sponsored by Mary Koval's Quilt Shop.We still have some openings available!
The dates are July 8,9,10 & 14, 15, 16.

You can choose 1, 2 or 3 classes, mix them and match them how it best suits you! Contact Mary's Quilt Shop by phone at (814) 310-2278 for more info.

Shop Events Page HERE.

Our workshops are Wonky Wishes, Garden Party & Box Kite! All are easy to prepare for, and we are going to have a wonderful time.

I will be bringing some vintage machines to re-home.  We are going to quilt up a scrappy storm!  I hope to see you there.

Some Quilt-Cam Share:


Scrap Crystals in progress by Melissa S!

Melissa shared here progress during our time last night – Melissa, is that a vintage machine I spy to the side?
Hi Bonnie!
Scrap Crystals from your book has been my LE for the past year. Recently I felt totally compelled to get it DONE!! Tonight I am finishing up the block sections and then joining rows.Contemplating my next LE. Thank you for all of your wonderful inspiration!!

I love how this is coming together!  The blues and greens really sparkle.  Great job, Melissa!  The next photo I expect from you will be of the finished top!

Nancy shared her completed Idaho Square Dance from the Addicted to Scraps Book!


Hi Bonnie! It's Nancy checking in from Modesto, Ca tonight where it's hot, hot, hot! First I want to thank you for your inspiration ( and I'm a pinner) I'm making quilts for the grandkids this year for Christmas and I made your Idaho Square Dance for my grandson. I love it.
I love it too!  Great job!  What grandson wouldn’t love this quilt?

The next two quilts are by Megan B from Mannum, South Australia:


Holy, Hexie Quilt, Batman!
Hi Bonnie,
I finally get to watch quilt cam live! I’m usually working when its on.
I’m working on hexies today, basting my 1/4” hexies for another portion of what will hopefully be a queen size quilt. I’ve made one section which was supposed to be a wall hanging but I enjoyed it so much I decided to keep going.
Yes, you read that right!  These hexies are 1/4”!!


Megan’s Allietare top in progress!
I also wanted to show you my version of Alletiare. I made the centres as square in a square instead of yellow.
It’s still not finished but I’m getting there.
Andee from hot hot hot Arizona dropped in to share two of her completed rainbow tops!


Cool as a rainbow Popsicle!
My rainbow scrap sampler from 2015 and my (your) Betty's Choice with Amy Skatabo's alternate blocks.  We made double and traded.  Sew fun! 


Betty’s Choice Blocks!
Such great shares, everyone!  And more to be found in our Quilt-Cam feed below.


Assembling a quilt “On-Point!”

Click the arrow to start the feed!

What a fun evening!
Putting in the center seam for the win!
Emmy Lou Approved!
The top and these border fabrics are going up to the cabin with me today:


Oh, this is going to be cute!

I love making baby quilts!

My plan is for the rolling stone block to be a 2018 Addicted to Scraps column with Quiltmaker.  After it has run its course, the pattern for this baby quilt will be added to the digital download section of the Quiltville Store.  Please be patient, it’s going to take a while for all of this to happen! There are plenty of other irons in the fire for you to work on while this goes through all of the necessary steps to become a pattern.

In the van is my neutral string bucket – those are also on the list for this long weekend ahead!

And the hexie-star project for CHINA!!

We have just a couple of weeks left to sign up– we are in LAST CALL status for those who wish to join us.  China is going to be an AMAZING trip, and it happens this OCTOBER, just a few months away now!

Click the CHINA tab at the top of the blog for more info.  Also view my Craftours page here.


2018 and 2019 trips!

This was my view yesterday while getting the last of the Simple Folded Corners rulers out of the door. (More on their way, should be here by Monday!) In AUGUST of 2018 we are making a return trip to England!  London, Bath, the Cotswolds an Stratford-upon-Avon, and the Birmingham Quilt Festival are on our itinerary!  Click the England 2018 tab at the top of the blog for more info on this one!

In January of 2019 we are headed to JAPAN!  Fabulous itinerary as we tour this beautiful country, winding up at the Tokyo Quilt Festival!  Click the Japan 2019 tab at the top of the blog for details.

Also in October of 2019 – we are going to AFRICA!! This tour is not on the website yet as it is more than 2 years in advance right now, but be watching for info on that one.

Bucket list trips, all three of these!

Speaking of trips – it’s time to throw the rest of the stuff in the van and head toward the mountains.  I’ll catch you from Virginia!


Quiltville Quote of the Day!

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. Tell yourself "Yes, I Can!" and get in there and start!

Leader & Ender Tumbler quilt shared during our California workshops.


  1. Love the colors you chose for the Rolling Stone. I am a fan of high contrast, just love how it pops.

  2. You sure turned that Oops block into a great Quilt - almost Flimsy. My grand-saughter enjoyed watching QuiltCam with me lasst night. Thanks for sharing the future plans for the Caftours. I dream of going to England...it was my mother's unfulfilled dream.

  3. On your fliers for the upcoming trips, I didn't see a 'sewing class with Bonnie' listed. Are you going to do one, or is there no time in the itinerary?

  4. Have a great trip to PA. In Bedford a must-see is the National Museum of the American Coverlet. http://www.coverletmuseum.org/ Across the street is an ancient cemetery with interesting monuments. (In case you have time between quilting and antiquing.)

  5. I noticed that you often use different machines when doing quilt cam. Do they all have their own cabinet, or do you just swap the machines? I have several old machines, but I usually use them as portables. I would love the idea of just swapping machines in one or two cabinets, depending on the make of machine. I know they are not all compatible.

  6. Anonymous3:37 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie! Yes, that is a Bernina 750 Record. Gorgeous machine, all metal. She sews beautifully and runs Ok, but has a flat spot on the belt from sitting unused for many years. I bought it from a neighbor in a cabinet, for $30. It was her Mom's. Didn't love the cabinet as the machine really didn't fit in it well, so I'd like to find an extension table for her. I plan to take her in for servicing and then put her to work!

    Behind her is the Singer 27 that I found on Craigslist for $100. Sews like a champ and I love using her.

    Thanks Bonnie!!!
    Melissa in Cibolo, TX

  7. Thanks for quilt can last night. Wanted to watch you live last night so bad. Unfortunately my iPad didn't do live. Got on computer, but that was slower than cold mud! I have a box of garlic knots I want to put together soon, but probably not while we are in hot, hot, hot Las Vegas.

  8. Lovely colours. It's a great quilt!

  9. oohh i'd love to see you at mary's but alas financially depressed...LOL! no matter, i'll be sewing up a scrappy storm in my own cozy nook....have fun!


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