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Thread: It's Virtual Quilt Day!! Today - Sunday, April 21, 2013

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    It's Virtual Quilt Day!! Today - Sunday, April 21, 2013

    Hi everyone!!

    Today is the day!! Today I am hosting a Virtual Quilt Day. There are no rules. Basically I started this because I was too lazy to lug my sewing machine to the local quilt store for an all day sew-in. So I decided to have a home sew in with all my friends through the internet!! Join in anytime you can today. All you have to do is come here when you start and tell us your goals, then through out the day check in and let us know how you are doing and leave encouragement for others! That's it!! If you can only join us for half a day, that's fine. If you are in a different time zone, that's fine. This is just a loose and fun thing!! I find it helps me to sew more if I am joined by so many other sewers as well!!

    My goal for today: Draw a new pattern!!

    I haven't been quilting much, but I want to keep up with drawing new things so that's my goal for today. Can't wait to see what everyone else is up to!!

    Cheers!
    Rachel
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 04-21-2013 at 04:26 AM.

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    Ha Rachel; good luck with pattern making today. as for me it's off to church, then cook for the family. and maybe if I'm luck i get some time in the sew room late this afternoon. work on quilt for the grandsons 4th birthday in May.
    Scrapy quilts have more love in them.

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    I'd like to finish a top today. Here is part of the center.

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    As soon as I post this, I am out the door for early church. When I return, I will start cutting out the 57 pieces for an appliqué block. My goal is to finish this before going to the wellness center for exercise. This afternoon, my goal is to get the starch on the pieces, glue the pieces to the fabric, and hopefully, get a few pieces hand stitched down. When the notice of VQD was posted, I had planned to work on my Mystery Quilt assignment; but I was able to finish that yesterday. VQD is a wonderful incentive to get things completed in quilting. Thanks so much, Rachel.

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    I'm in for the next hour or so then off for 3-4 hours. Then back to make string blocks. Using left over strips from variety of projects. Getting off of here & will check in later. Thanks for getting us started, Rachel! Hope your pattern drawing goes well.

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    My husband has to work today so after church and a stop at Sonic for a diet vanilla coke I will be working on finishing the pinning of a throw then off to quilt. I have the one on the table, one throw to quilt and a baby one to quilt. These are in addition to the three baby quilts waiting for the binding to be sewn down. I make myself a "busy bag" to take when we go see my father-in-law so I can have something to occupy my mind and hands (it is an 8 hour drive each way) so I need a LOT to occupy myself.
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    When I return from church, I'll be FMQing and binding a throw quilt to send to the victims of the explosion in West, TX. It's a top that I finished ages ago but just got around to sandwiching Friday when I heard about the explosion. Actually I have two more ready to be quilted and they all take the same colour thread so I might at least get them FMQ today also. I'll check back in with pics later.

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    Yesterday I started clearing 1/2 of my sewing room in anticipation of puppy birthing. Mom and her puppies get the left hand side of the room where you see the black rubber matting. I still need to scrub the whelping box and put it together. I will share photos once the puppies arrive.
    So as I cleared I found all those UFOs that are stacked on my ironing board...lots and lots. So today I want to try to get them under control (or as many as I can.)Name:  VQDroom.jpg
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    Yay! I get to quilt today too.

    My first task is to straighten up my studio, then start looking through my stash for some backing for a small art quilt/wall hanging.
    Wendy

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    I will be starting around noon, and my goal is to finish the blocks for a "spinning cross" quilt I started Thursday. I'd like to completely finish the top, but I don't think I like the original pattern with the blocks all merged together without sashing and can't get out to shop for sashing, so unless I change my mind and just go with the original I will likely start a new quilt when that is done. I'll post some pics later this afternoon!
    ​Nancy

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    I have to go to the grocery then I can sew for the rest of the day. Not sure what I'm working on yet, so many UFOs.

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    I'm here today. I think I missed the previous VQD and glad to be with you today.

    I have already sorted scraps while hunting for more scraps to put into the "Charming Additions" quilt. It is half complete:http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t219426.html

    The third quarter is going to be finished today.

    Here's what I have so far:
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    Have a good day everyone. Looking forward to seeing the accomplishments today.
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    Just getting back from an 8 day vacation. Plan to prewash the couple of yards of new fabric I found on my travels. Am working on a scrappy shabby-chic star quilt in soft colors. Hope to get a couple of blocks cut out and sewn today. Riding home yesterday was thinking that I had missed quilting for a whole week.

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    I started at 7am by deciding to put a border on my frog quilt. Put a narrow border of black and did wrong size seam . So I folded it In half and made a narrow flange. Then saw I had not done all the applique.
    I started to sandwich by using the board method but had to roll instead. All done started quilting and didn't like threa and then I saw an applique not done.
    Going to sit and rest and decide how to do applique and pik another thread
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    Finished is better than a UFO

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    No quilting for me today, getting ready to work an 8 hr shift at cvs... the good news is that starting next month, I am only working one weekend a month rather than every other weekend - Hooray!!!!!
    QuiltingVagabond aka Kathy

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    I am off to go grocery shopping and then home to spend the rest of the day quilting. I hope to get a lot of hand quilting done on my parents quilt and maybe do some pillows for a friend to celebrate her husband who died last month.

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    Hoping to finish up a couple of small projects--mug rugs and then organize my next projects so I can figure out what I need to go on with them.

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    I need to finish sewing several QST and then start assembling them into blocks. They are all striped fabric so I can't use any of the fast production techniques to make the QST but after that it will go fast.

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    I will be spending the afternoon basting. I went to a quilt retreat a couple of weeks ago, so I have 3 tops from then that need to be basted. I'm trying to finish my UFOs, so I will baste a few of those as well. Hopefully I can get to quilting them this week!
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    New to this virtual quilting day, but I would like to join in. My daughter's good friend just had twins - a boy and a girl, how cool is that? Anyway I have loads of I Spy fabrics so I am making each baby a disappearing 4 patch quilt. I have 28 blocks done and would like to finish the other 22 as I am making these 25 blocks square. This has been a fun pattern and I look forward to pinning and quilting hopefully this week.
    I am in the foothills of California and we are having another gorgeous 80 degree day. Skies are blue and it is 7:48 in the morning. Need to finish my coffee then off I go.
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    Greetings!

    I hope to be joinging the virtual quilting bee! I just finished the hand quilting of a throw-size quilt last night and would like to get the binding done today. We are going camping tomorrow, and I would like to finish the quilt before we go.

    Good luck with your goals everyone!

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    Sounds like a great idea, but today, I'm playing with other peoples quilts. Collecting quilts for our quilt show next weekend

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    I have to finish a tote bag for a friend of my adult grandson. Then finish quilting a quilt for another GS who is turning one year old nest month. Thanks for starting this post it makes me want to get things finished. I love to see what everyone is doing and planning, hope it stays on-line

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    I plan to embroider a label for my nephew's quilt that I made with my mother. And start a lap quilt for DGD. First time able to join in on VQD, thanks for the invitation.

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    Just finished quilting my last quilt on my Viking 18x8. Will be taking her and her frame apart today and tomorrow . Getting new Babylock Crown Jewel with peral frame and Creative touch Everyone have a wonderful day!!!!!

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