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Thread: It's Virtual Quilt Day!! Today - Sunday, January 20, 2013

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    Super Member athenagwis's Avatar
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    It's Virtual Quilt Day!! Today - Sunday, January 20, 2013

    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!!

    Okay so here are my goals for the day:

    1. Put together 3 applique blocks
    2. Finish top for geese in the forest quilt

    Sounds easy, but we all know how these things go!! So now tell me your goals and then get to sewing!! Pictures are always welcome!!

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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    Hi quilters DOTTYMO.
    Today my project is to hand applique this block.















    The block is19 from best of friends reverse applique. I'm running off schedule so hope a whole block today will help me catch up. This is hopefully to be finished by Easter.
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    Finished is better than a UFO

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    This is my first attempt at a quilt, so today I'm going to put it together and do in-the-ditch machine quilting.

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Size:  1.82 MBHere is the quilt top; I'll post my progress later today since I won't be able to start this until after Noon ET. I'm looking forward to seeing what others have in the works.

    ~Marsha

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    My goal for today is to pillowcase the layers I pinned together yesterday afternoon and, hopefully, do some of the cross hatching. This morning is for going to Mass and then "finding lunch." When DH watches football I'll be stitching. Happy VQD!
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    My goal for today is to FMQ a Linus quilt and put on the binding. Doesn't sound like much but I'm a novice and move very slowly or my stitches get inconsistent.
    Now I need to make myself get off the ipad and out of my cozy warm chair . . .

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    My goal is to cut (using rotary cutter) the strips for a log cabin heart. It has over 1200 pieces. 1 1/4" and 2" wide, by 2' to 11 1/2" long.If I can get my tech friend to help me I'd take a picture. This will be the 19th one I've cut out, and the 16th top I've done. So, I should be able to do it blindfolded, but I've already sliced my finger with my eyes open, and don't want that to happen again. LOL Hope everybody has fun on VQD.
    Love to quilt and play with the great grandkids

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    Good morning VQers. My goal today is to just get something accomplished. I have some embroidered blocks for the wallhanging swap that I need to do something with. Then I have 7 or 8 quilttops that Dotcomdtcm sent me to be quilted. Four are for breast cancer patients, so I need to quilt the blocks around a center embroidered design. They are so cute, I don't want to mess them up. Then I have a double-slice layer cake to finish sewing together. I also have a quilt I am making for myself that is a lattice type block made with all batiks; am just getting started on that. I will try to post pics in a bit....to dark here to take pics yet. Happy quilting everyone! This will be so much fun!

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    Good morning everyone, Working on my second cup of coffee and:

    Apple Blossom Star: I chose this position for the star so I had to unsew my original plan with the solid red center. Now to resew it back together.

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    Mind if I join you? Today I plan on making more flower star blocks for the queen-sized quilt I'm making for our bed. I have only one quilt we use on the bed, and it's not big enough! So I'm making one that's bigger. I have one row of the quilt already assembled. I was going to make 7 rows of 7 blocks each, but I think 5 blocks across will be plenty as I'm putting a sashing between the blocks and will add a border, not sure about that yet. I'm making each star with different fabrics, 2 colors in the star, and a white tonal for the background. Lots of HST's!

    First on the agenda, though, is a pot of coffee and breakfast.
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    My goal is to finish 4 wonky log cabin quads, and maybe piece together more of the salt water taffy quilt top for my dgd. Here are pics of everything ready to go.
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    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    Outstanding first quilt - love the colors.

    Quote Originally Posted by marsharini View Post
    This is my first attempt at a quilt, so today I'm going to put it together and do in-the-ditch machine quilting.

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Size:  1.82 MBHere is the quilt top; I'll post my progress later today since I won't be able to start this until after Noon ET. I'm looking forward to seeing what others have in the works.

    ~Marsha
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    last night i cut out most of a wallhanging for valentines day. i'll be sewing it together today. it's a controlled scrappy. i got the hst's sewed and squared last night.
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    Good morning all! My goal is to finish Months 6, 7, and 8 from a 2011 BOM. Will check back in after lunch. I'm off to church in a little while and then will start actually working this afternoon.
    Heather

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    Looks like everyone has great projects in mind.
    I want to finish my DS Stormtrooper quilt. I saw one made of crochet granny squares on Pinterest and decided to make it from fabric. I'm quilting it with invisible thread which is giving me fits!
    Figure out how to post pictures from my IPad.
    Have a great day quilting pals!
    Holly

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    Count me in! I'm going to cut out the pieces for my KS quilt for my QS bed. I want it to be a bedspread to the floor. I measured and it should be perfect. The pattern is called Walkabout by Connecting Threads. I'm probably only going to get it cut out today and then maybe I'll make a bag or something small. I can't really start sewing on that giant quilt for 2 weeks as I'm having company and they sleep in my sewing/guest room. :-/ That's ok though- we are really looking forward to their visit so I'm happy to put my project on hold.

    If my pictures attached like I think they did, the purple one is the pattern and the yellow, green, and brown/burnt red/yellow/green will be my quilt. My BR is buttercream yellow with brown, burnt red and green accents, with green curtains. I can't wait to see it in my room! I'll be sending this to a LA'er for sure.

    Happy VQD to all!!
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    OK, this reminds me to get up off my A$$ and go upstairs and finish quilting a 99x88 quilt to go to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Why do I need this reminder??? Ah well, be back later. til then, I'll be quilting then binding this piece.
    Laurie in NYC

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    Just having a tipple after mu midday meal with a few blocks of chocolate. Project so far half finished.
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    Finished is better than a UFO

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    my goal is to finish cutting out a quilt, and hopefully start piecing! i have to clean the house though...having overnight guest the middle of the week.....

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    My goal today is to finish the circle of geese Craftsy BOM from Oct (only lack 1/4 paper piece then put together) and add the 2nd and 3rd borders to my Baltimore Halloween quilt. SS this morning then my DH is watching football this afternoon so i quilt. Thx for the virtual push.

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    [QUOTE=grann of 6;5798917]Good morning VQers. My goal today is to just get something accomplished.

    I totally agree! My goal today is to sew something - anything - just get to the sewing machine! Good luck everyone!

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    Good morning all. My plans are to keep piecing on the star blocks of a pattern called Lake Oswego Stars. They are pieced old school style and have been very bratty going together. Forty blocks need to be made and I'm only on #18, but who's counting (me!). I'm also hand quilting a beautiful kaleidoscope table runner JenniePenny sent to me for Christmas. The way the weather is supposed to be in the northeast, think I'll stay in my sewing room the rest of the week too.

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    Hi. Want to join. Working on my husbands military reunion quilt top. Want to finish top today!! Maybe cut out block of the month Jan. block. Clean sewing room. Better get started.

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    Today I'm making stripsets for a postage stamp quilt.

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    Today i have to finish piecing the adding machine paper roll I`m working on, then start a new one. I also want to sew the row I finished preparing yesterday on the pp quilt i`m making with scraps.....it s going to be as fun scrappy day lol....but first off to have brunch...laters

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    I am going to be working on a couple of scrap quilts that are paper pieced. Just going to try and get as many blocks done today as I can. Happy sewing to all, look forward to seeing all the progress
    Jeanann

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