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Monday, August 18, 2014

Quilt-Cam 8/18/2014

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Oh my….as I’m getting ready to set up this post I notice I am wearing the same shirt as in this photo.  Do I have time to do a shirt change? LOL

Maybe you are like me, and when things are casual at home you just grab whatever is folded at the top of the clean pile…at least it’s clean, right?

Sigrid posted her photo to our Quiltville Friends facebook wall with the following caption:

Hi Bonnie,

after a 2 weeks camping holiday and a full week of work since Monday I finally have time this Saturday to watch your latest quilt cam from the archives.

Time to hand quilt while listening to you chatting away, how relaxing!
Summers are busy and we grab what quilting time we can where we can.  I know it’s been that way for ME this summer, probably for you too.  There are veggies in the garden ready for preserving, kids getting ready to go back to school and all that entails…we long for longer nights and shorter days and more time to sit and relax with needle and thread.

That’s what Quilt-Cam is for me tonight!  I’m really happy to have the time to sew while you are sewing too.

I’m making some progress on my Carolina Chain blocks.  The block pattern is from a previous Quiltmaker Magazine Addicted to Scraps column.

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A whole stack!  But not quite yet half way.

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I’ve brought out my blue 1950’s Brother machine!

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Sewing Trolls!

Because “Into everyone’s life some trolls must fall!!”  Or something like that!

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This beige/blue calico!

I have a story about this fabric…I was 20 when I bought it.  I used it in a “quilt as you go” Log Cabin for one of my first bed-sized quilts.  It was with that quilt that I learned that “quilt as you go” is not as easy as it looks as I was wrestling with thick poly batting-- because in 1982 I thought that quilts should be as thick as comforters.

 BOY, did I learn a lot on that project!  Like…I’ve NEVER done “quilt as you go” ever ever ever again! 

But I smile every time I see that beige calico with the blue roses and remember.  I think this is the LAST of that fabric.  I cringe to think what this fabric knows about ME!

Are you ready to sew?  Click the arrow on the screen below to start the feed.  It’s Quilt-Cam time!



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52 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, that 2-3" puffy batting...saints preserve us :)
    Sharyn in Kalama, pulling papers off foundation pieced geese strips.

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  2. YAY!!! Back in the quilt-flow-mojo, much to-do due to Andee in AZ and Nancy in PA!....., and you happily scheduled a Quilt-cam. Jackpot.

    I hope to finish up piecing a king-size top tonight; I only have 5 more long seams to finish off piecing the rows.

    Then....????? Who knows!

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  3. Working on the Twin Sister blocks Leaders and Enders to make a quilt for my twin. The pattern shown on the website for the quilt shows setting triangles. Can they be half blocks I don't sew together?

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  4. Hi glad to join you tonight. Am working on my Bento tonight. Have to stay awake to pick up my daughter and her family at airport at 11pm. Hope plane is on time

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  5. Hi Bonnie so glad to be with you for Quiltcam today .waving from Maryborough Queensland Australia
    hugs Beth

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  6. Thanks for having Quilt Cam - Love to see what you are working on. I am hoping to finish 2 quilts for a sweet little girl and her baby brother!
    Thanks again for all you do!

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  7. Joining from Cary nc. Just putting my feet up and enjoying the webcast!

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  8. Anonymous9:09 PM EDT

    Working on my 1.5 inch hexies while joining you for quilt cam. A restful way to unwind after the first day of a new year teaching second and third graders. Thx, Bonnie!
    Jessica Terrell, St Cloud, Fla

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  9. Oh Yeah! I made it home in time to watch Quilt Cam! Did you get your nap in today Bonnie???? Gonna just watch and enjoy the comeradary!

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  10. Having fun watching quilt cam tonight while I stitch row 31 of 44 rows on my hand pieced Barn Raising quilt. It will have nearly 2000 21/2" squares. Getting close. Thanks for sharing so much with the quilting community.
    Claudia....

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  11. Markay from Ky.
    Good Evening Bonnie, so thankful to be sewing with you tonight, I am working on the never ending scrappy star, and I started a new quilt tonight with all of the crumbs I have saved.
    I am making 5 1/2 inch crumb blocks and loving it so far, as my leaders & enders for the scrappy stars. You are so right about getting 3/4 of the way thru and wanting to quit, but I am sticking to it no matter how old and tiring this project is getting.
    I have also made a couple of your blocks that you are working on, but cannot seem to get the right measurement. So I will just buy the book, LOL
    I have so enjoyed looking at all of the photos you have posted from your trip and the cabin.
    Hope you get your internet fixed this week, and thanks so much for sharing your time with us. We have missed you.

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  12. WHOOT WHOOT! I am doing an extra Wild and Goosey block tonight (goal is one a week!) almost ready to add the next row and will send you a picture when I get it on! Love this one!

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  13. I'm un-stitching part of one side of the pieced border I made for my Midnight Flight. It'[s something to do while I watch you sew. Glad you had some time for Quilt CAM tonight. I'll be busy the rest of the week getting ready for FAIR.

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  14. Anonymous9:17 PM EDT

    hello Bonnie,I am from Alberta Canada.. I have only watched you a few times , and i find watching you sew and talk so addictive , I love it .... It is hard to find people who have the same love of fabric and sewing as we do . I'm sure my friends think I have lost my mind ... my whole life is quilting .. my mind is always sewing.. thanks Lynn

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  15. Hi Bonnie I just bought sept/oct quiltmaker mag. To look though this evening then got excited when I saw u on.

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  16. Hi Bonnie! I'm new to the quiltcam- it's fun to be working while listening to real time quilt talk! I am cutting a pile of yellow and gold squares but I'm supposed to be working on some costumes. Don't tell my director!

    meg

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  17. Claudia.....quilting on the road in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains,,,,,,,

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  18. LOL! I am surprised that you still kept on quilting after trying a quilt as you go with the poly batting from back in the day! :) I had made a serger quilt as you go with that same thick poly batting back then also. Looked good and was nice and warm, but boy did it wear out fast at the seams! NEVER AGAIN!

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  19. Hi Bonnie, Thanks for Quilt Cam. I'm working on heart shaped potholders for a secret pal gift. Had to take a break from my Pineapple Crazy blocks. I have 88 finished, hope to have the quilt done to show you in June 2015 at the North East Crazy Quilters guild!! Can't wait for your mystery quilt. Melody from Erie

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  20. P.S. Edited edition ---
    I', from Salem, UT.

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  21. I made a dress for my daughter out of that beige with blue roses MANY years ago! :)

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  22. Hi Bonnie!! I am seeing piano key border onto Hopscotch Butterscotch

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  23. I have that same machine!!!

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  24. I have that same machine!!!

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  25. Bonnie you are coming in great here at my house in Ky. Thanks for all you do. Markay

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  26. Looking forward to meeting you in September in Amherst NY !!!!!

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  27. Hi Bonnie from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. No pictures from me, I'm de-boning shirts tonight. I have two grocery bags of shirts collected and am using my QuiltCam time to get them done. Then they will be turned into "Holy Toledo". Thanks so much for such creative ideas

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  28. I smiled when I saw the troll fabric because I think it is from some squares I gave you on the Caribbean cruise I took with you a few years ago. It's fun to see you use it in a quilt!

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  29. Stitching star blocks tonight. Quarters are done , halves almost done. Next up are full ones. Have one done so I know how it looks and which way to press the seams.

    Helen Anne
    Mississauga Ontario

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  30. Howdy Bonnie from East Texas! Sewing up some 9 patch blocks for a Xmas quilt for the hubby (shhhh) lol. See you in October! Ana in Texas

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  31. Hi Bonnie, working on the final border blocks for my Pineapple Crazy quilt today while watching Quilt Cam. Can hear music in the background today, is it in your studio? Enjoy your week at the cabin with your friends and we will all look forward to seeing the results of your 'secret' sewing in the coming months....Greetings from Jen in Perth Australia

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  32. Joining you from Costa Rica Tonight, first time live. Thank you for all you do and show us. Anne

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  33. Hey Bonnie, so glad for Quilt-cam tonight. It's been such a wonderful summer here in Sydney,ns that my sewing has been almost obsolete . But not tonight ! tonight I am hand sewing a binding on a top that has been done for way too long as I watch/listen !Also really like your hair at that length ,was it a difficult decision to cut it ?Once again thanks for all you do .The motivation is priceless ! Beth MacDonald (Syndey,nova scotia)

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  34. Hi Bonnie! Listening to you for inspiration while I am working on my Celtic Solstice. All smalll parts are pieced and I am squaring before I sew the blocks together. Fab pattern!!!

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  35. Looking forward to the Mystery in November...love the hints. I have my Celtic Solstice on my bed. It is quite an accomplishment!!

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  36. Pam Shernab9:57 PM EDT

    Bonnie I want to thank you for sharing your enthusiasm and creativity. I am sewing tonight for the first time in about three months. Thank you again!

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  37. I heard it takes 1 day for each time zone you cross before you're re-acclimated to your normal internal time clock.

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  38. Hi Bonnie, I am 'de-papering' spiderwebs and unsewing some trimmings destined to be cut to scrap size. Thanks for having quilt cam! Sherry from Minnesota

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  39. Isabel from Ottawa Canada10:12 PM EDT

    This is my first live quilt cam -- hand stitching a binding. It's great being here with you and can't wait to cruise with you in November. Thanks for all your inspiration and enthusiasm.

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  41. 284I just finished a scrappy trips baby quilt out of men's plaid and striped shirts for a guy/family that DH works with. Love those plaids! Another guy/family is having a baby, another boy, so using more of those strips to make another.

    Thank you for the pattern and for all of your time that you give. Much appreciated.

    Lorinda in Mid-Missouri

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  42. Hiya Bonnie!

    Just wondering if you still have the "Strip Size Chart in PDF" available on your blog? I clicked on the link for it in your free patterns section and it's a broken link.

    Have you already told us which issue of the magazine this pattern was in? I'd like to see if I have that issue and make a "Carolina" quilt too! It's so easy looking and quick to make I'm guessing.

    Thanks again for everything you do for us!

    Sherri from Chatham area, Ontario, Canada

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  43. Hahaha -- I love the trolls fabric. It's wonderful to have images like that to make you smile.

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  44. hi Bonnie I'm working on a rooster applique quilt block, I'm so happy your back home and on quilt-cam sure have miss it and sewing alone with you, but glad your back home .nellie

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  45. I used that same troll fabric in the quilt I made for my Mother about 10 years ago. Quilt name 7 trolls and some smurfs. Yes smurfs and other things in that one. I used all kinds of fabric and made a nine patch. If the fabric was not big enough I sewed two together to make the block. No plan just use the fabric.
    She has used it every since. I have learned a lot since then but she is my Mom and loves me and I sure love her.

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  46. Anonymous2:05 AM EDT

    Che ridere Bonnie. Anche io per la mia prima trapunta ho utilizzato una imbottitura molto alta e non ti dico cosa è stato per me trapuntarla a mano!!!! Poi ho capito che le trapunte sono dei copriletti.....e allora tutto è cambiato.
    Ciao Bonnie buon lavoro e saluti dall'Italia!!!!
    Silvana
    elosarig59@gmail.com

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  47. I had that very same blue rose calico fabric and I think I may still have some left-some fabrics seem to keep multiplying.!

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  48. I agree, Bonnie. I LOVE your new hair style! And thanks for all that you contribute to quilters worldwide!

    Glenda in the San Antonio area of Texas

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  49. I would love to win one of the English magazines with the adorable pincushion kit-thanks so much for the chance!

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  50. Better late than never!

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  51. Anonymous7:01 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie,
    The online group I belong to
    posted your blog site this week and I decided to check it out. I see on your calendar that when I am vacationing with my husband next week and the week after in the Outer Banks, you are going to be in my state, Michigan. Maybe one day, I will have the chance to meet you in person, as I have heard wonderful things about your love of scraps, and wonderful techniques. I look forward to watching some of your cams...Enjoy your stay in our beautiful state...as I look forward to our annual trip to yours...
    Blanche
    bls_u@yahoo.com

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