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Thread: It's Virtual Quilt Day!! Today - Sunday, March 17, 2013

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    It's Virtual Quilt Day!! Today - Sunday, March 17, 2013

    Hi all!!

    I am posting this a little early, but I want to be able to sleep in tomorrow morning and didn't want to leave anyone hanging!! Plus the Aussies and Brits will keep this thread lively for us until those of us in the US wake up and get sewing!!

    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: Do something!! LOL

    I haven't been quilting much, so anything I can get done will be an accomplishment for me.

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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    Hoping I can join in again,sure enjoyed it last month!
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    I'm going to have to have someone virtually quilt for me on Virtual Quilt day. I'm going to be on a bus for 13 1/2 hours with 33 high school students yee hah! It is travel day for our mission team. We have 9 teams from our school going out of country and in country for a week or more helping people in many ways: feeding the homeless and hungry, working in orphanages, clinics, nursing homes, after school programs, schools, helping those touched by disasters clean up and rebuild, coming alongside missionaries who are helping various people groups etc. gets them out of their comfort zone, focus on others and grow and mature. Will sew when we get back over spring break, but I'll be "virtually quilting in my head on that bus! Have fun ya'll!
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    I am still up from Saturday, but have been hand quilting all night!! I am going to try to get a few hours sleep if I can, and hoping to finish the quilting and bind this quilt tomorrow...Then off to scrap organization, although I would much rather begin another quilt!If sleep does not come, I will be back at it...Having pnemonia is a pain, since I find I cough horribly and even worse when I try to lay down...at least I have something productive to do!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybrarian View Post
    I'm going to have to have someone virtually quilt for me on Virtual Quilt day. I'm going to be on a bus for 13 1/2 hours with 33 high school students yee hah! It is travel day for our mission team. We have 9 teams from our school going out of country and in country for a week or more helping people in many ways: feeding the homeless and hungry, working in orphanages, clinics, nursing homes, after school programs, schools, helping those touched by disasters clean up and rebuild, coming alongside missionaries who are helping various people groups etc. gets them out of their comfort zone, focus on others and grow and mature. Will sew when we get back over spring break, but I'll be "virtually quilting in my head on that bus! Have fun ya'll!
    Hope you have a safe and blessed trip..My daughter is a student at the Baptist College in the Panhandle, and will be spending her Spring Break on Staten Island helping rebuild...THe same group went for a week of their winter break...Will keep your group in my thoughts and prayers

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    Going to work on my "flip flop" row for my round robin. I can't wait to see how it comes out!

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    Hi all.
    Awoke in time for F1 and was so excited to start .Pattern plus all I did during the race in the picture. Going to sew frog down now. Oh don't expect my finished quilt to look like picture as I always do my own thing as I go. If you are not sure what to do can you find the differences so far. ( can't you tell I was a teacher)
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    I am sitting and relaxing at the end of a long day with a little hand stitching. Working on a double wedding ring with a twist. Had a few opps early on but have it under control now. We had our pumpkin weight in today. Fund raiser for the local tennis club. Lots of fun and laughs in the district over the growing of these monsters.
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    Well hello everyone. It is 10.50 am here and I am just about to have coffee and a look at the Sunday papers then I shall start quilting my twin quilt (it is one of a pair, the other is finished). I managed to sandwich and baste it yesterday so I am ready to go. I am determined to master posting pictures so I can show you all how much I achieve. I love these VQDs as they really get me focused and I get so much done. Thank you so much Rachel for organising and the early start.

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    I am going to finish piecing my plus sign quilt. I didn't follow the direction precisely and thought the quilt would be a lot bigger than it is. Still wondering about putting on a border. What do u think?
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    Good Morning! its 7:30am here. I have been surfing the board, drinking my coffee and getting ready to bind my King quilt. I quilted it yeasterday on my Jamone 7700 and it was very easy to my surprise. I keep puttin it off...so glad my husband encouraged me to finish it...I woke up and he had laid out the backing, batting and top...I just had to spray bast it. Then he helped me bring it to the sewing machine...LOL...he really wants this finished....he has been wanting one for our bed since i have started to quilt. I used all 1/3 tumbler pieces/scraps and fabric my friend had given me. She had a box of fabric from the Chicago fabric shop. For the back I used 10 inch square blocks. All I have left to do is bind...oh I only did straight line sewing using the accufeed foot, worked great, no issues and fast...I will take a picture and post.

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    It's just past noon here, and I'm just getting started on my quilting for the day. I'm attaching rows together for my Irish Chain quilt. Here's to hoping I can get a lot done today!

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    Found a 9" PP pinapple block and have decided I want to make it crazy pieced. So am going to be sorting scraps, as it's going to need 36 different fabrics for each block

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    I am going to finish piecing my plus sign quilt. I didn't follow the direction precisely and thought the quilt would be a lot bigger than it is. Still wondering about putting on a border. What do u think?
    I think it needs a border problem is what colour as the quilt is so full of lovely colours already. Love the quilt and pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    I am going to finish piecing my plus sign quilt. I didn't follow the direction precisely and thought the quilt would be a lot bigger than it is. Still wondering about putting on a border. What do u think?
    I'd go for a border too, maybe a dark grey or even black with plus sign corner stones? It's a lovely quilt!! So colorful.

    Rachel

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    I'm working on a wings over paradise panel that I put some sashing on yesterday. I did cheat a bit yesterday & started quilting it, but I am hoping to have the bulk of it done today. I'm doing a free motion on it, outlining feathers, branches, leaves, flowers....
    The quilt will go up for raffle in a few weeks or so to a not for profit group that helps out birds who are given up as well as from seizures who are in desperate need of medical attention.

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    Frog quilt....I can't wait to see how this comes out...so far it looks GREAT!

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    HI everyone! I will be joining you ladies today. I was supposed to go to a 3-day retreat in PA last Friday but ended up with a stomach bug and had to stay home I spent most of Friday and Saturday in bed resting but started feeling better last night so today I want to work on one of the projects that I had packed to take to retreat. Maybe I will get at least something done at home this way!

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    Finished 2thieds of top. Stopping for lunch.
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    Hello everyone! I have starched all my fabric and put it in plastic bags in the freezer. When I get home from early church, I'll iron my fabric and start cutting out my quilt of dark green (for St. Patrick's Day) and cream. Until time to leave for church, I am working on an appliqué block. It would be wonderful if I could finish that today also. Best wishes to all of you. I hope you accomplish your goals.

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    I just got home from a 3 day retreat at a LQS 100 miles away, so dishes and laundry have top priority today. Germanquilter, I feel so bad for you having to miss out on a retreat. What a disappointment. I teach, and my students have been sharing their germs with me all winter. I was so worried I would pick up something and not be able to go and enjoy it. I do have a Mondo bag I started, and would like to work on that today, I guess we will see.

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    I am going to join in too. First I have to go soak my aching back in the tub for a bit, arthritis is bad today with this damp weather. Then I am going to work on some machine embroidery for a quilt for my brother, with classic cars on it, then one for my SIL with hummingbirds on hers. I am going to go visit them in Michigan in a few weeks and want to take them lap quilts for in front of the TV. Then this afternoon during the NASCAR race (TV is in my bedroom) I will finish assembling two different Double Slice Layer Cakes. An ambitius day for me, but I will try to get as much done as I can.

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    Ok....12.15pm here....so just had my toast and tea having just come back from chapel....bit of an odd day as the family are gathering for a belated Mothering Sunday as we were unable to be together last week.
    Plan for today's quilting is to piece the blocks for my daughter cot quilt for her baby due in May, nothing fancy at all, just 4 inch blocks and a border. Using my Janome 6600 ......oh and maybe having to tidy the room first !!

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    Good Morning everyone.
    It is 9:30a.m. here in Eastern Canada. Happy Patrick's Day!
    Plan to quilt a baby quilt today. Need to get my camera batteries recharged to take a pic of the quilt. Trouble is, my son took the charger earlier this week...hope he visits here today & brings the charger with him.
    The baby quilt is for DH's nephew's son. I am doing mostly diagonal quilting through the small squares.
    Hope you all have a wonderful quilty day.
    Will check back later.
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    hopetoquilt, I agree that a border would add to it. Maybe just a simple solid color or tone on tone.

    I'm very impressed by how busy everyone is so far. I'll join you after church and lunch
    Heather

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