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Thread: Virtual Quilt Day - This Sunday July 15!

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    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
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    I have been trying to quilt all day today...on and off all day...tomorrow I hope to be here all day!!! Love you guys...this really helps to modivate me...!!

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    I planned to sew tomorrow right after church, but DH says he wants to go to hobby store first to get something for his model railroad. I really can't say no as he is so good when I buy things for quilting. SO, I'll be a little later starting, but I plan to be with you in spirit ALL day - even if I'm only sewing for half of it. I have two projects started and want to finish them both - both are hand work and both are to be entered in contests coming up soon.
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    I finished my first wall hanging today and plan to work on the backing for my first quilt tomorrow!

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    sounds fun...But I am not at my apt untill the 18th so will not be able to join I may check in now-n-then to see what is happening
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    Last time, I planned to join in. Sewed all day and then remembered I was supposed to check in. I have plenty of projects going and will spend the day binding, basting and maybe starting a new project. I just have to remember to take the laptop and camera to my studio, too. LOL! See you in the morning.
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    Oh my gosh - just reading this and have been wanting to get a RWB rail fence wall hanging done - so I'm in!!! Thanks for doing this! I've got to "jump in bed" so I can get up earlier to get lunch in the crock pot and get everything ready for quilting!

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    I plan on being there, my first time I have so many blocks from swaps that I might try to get sewn together into tops. Have a lap quilt and full quilt to work on too so have plenty to pick from! Will be here mid morning, have the coffee on

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    I so wish I could join in! I have my husbands daughter and grandchildren visiting! But i will be showing her the fabricsi have in mind for a quilt, ten minute block, i have planned. Does this count?

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    I'm in. I quilted and bound a Christmas throw today. Now i just need to finish the hand work on it. I can't wait to show you, because this is a UFO that I started 2 years ago. So there have been some "design" changes. First time I have ever made a braided border, but I really like the looks of it.

    So will see you all in the morning.
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    I'm in!
    In fact, since it is already Sunday afternoon where I live, I am already sewing.....

    Thank you so much Rachel for doing this. I am working on a project I started with great enthusiasm but poor preparation (nothing unusual there lol).

    I saw a scrappy pattern on one of the those great online sites that has heaps, and I printed it out and, I feel sure, bookmarked it. Now I have lost the printout, AND the bookmark!

    No worries, I wasnt going to copy the pattern exactly anyhow. Plus, I made it smaller (and made an error in scaling down, as I accidentally scaled down the seam allowance as well....)

    I have had trouble with this one from the start- my usual problem is not understanding value well enough to have enough contrast, without making the eye jump everywhere. So I picked four colours (yellow, green, brown, pink)and then picked fabrics that were too similar in value and did heaps of cutting up and sewing, all to achieve very little by way of an obvious pattern..... so, I decided to space out the rows with plain coloured borders. This also helps disguise the fact that the measurements are not so good! (No idea how wide those borders need to be to make the thing look halfway balanced, but, at this point, am not caring much.)

    Note to self: if you are doing a scrappy with a row of tumbler blocks and a double row of squares, etc, you really do need for the total width of the quilt to be evenly divisible by the size of each tumbler and each square- oopsie!!! I am beyond that point now, and it will just have to include some half sized blocks- who cares? I just want it DONE!

    We are moving house and I need to tidy out my sewing room- there is no way this project is being packed up as a series of strips that are not even all the right length- out with the fabrics and more HSTs and piano keys to be added......

    YAY- I am going to NAIL this thing and then I am NEVER doing a project like this again!!!!!!

    I am thinking now that, since the thing is so small, I might use it as a medallion later and make a bed quilt out of it. Or not, lets see what it looks like first!

    I hope some of you are up before I go to bed........
    Fortune favours the prepared mind
    "Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." Albert Einstein

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Size:  1.19 MBgood morning...figured I would take a picture and have a cup of coffee before I start....I need to sew more strips, cut and sew on the top and bottom sashing, I also just put my white fabric into the washing machine. I have decided to make the next border/sashing white. So far I am pleased on how its coming out. I have 1/2 hour to cruize the quilt board first. My favorite time of the day!Its 4:34am here. Morning ALL!! Happy quilting!

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    Is there a way to have this thread open with the last comments first? that way we would not have to scroll down all the time since we are going to be checking in through out the day.

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    Well...its 5am here..so off to get started...so glad we have a time listed to get me off this computer and start cutting my fabrics.

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    Good morning all. Off to work now. Enjoy and may all of you make good progress on your chosen project(s). See you later this afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY View Post
    I am doing some sewing today. I think I needed to in order to finish tomorrow where I want to. Making good progress.
    I don't know why telling a bunch of virtual people that I have a sewing goal makes me focus and accomplish stuff but it does. Otherwise, I just caught up in lots of other chores and errands. Thanks so much for thinking of this!
    I know what you're saying. But I just find "being accountable" (even to virtual people) helps me get stuff done. I may be a little late in starting because I seem to have insomnia tonight so will be dragging come morning. But I know exactly what I'll be doing & trust me... I will be doing it! I suppose I could get up & sew now but I'm afraid that would wake me up too much so will just wait & work on my Jelly Roll Race later in the day. It'll be too hot (AGAIN!) to do anything else, so sewing it'll be! Yay! C y'all later!
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    burch- we are not virtual people- I, for one, am all too REAL!
    carolaug- your project looks super cute. How are you getting on with it now?
    I have stopped for a dinner break.
    My sewing room is half tidy, and my annoying little quilt-in-progress is now in two pieces, instead of six.....
    Fortune favours the prepared mind
    "Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug View Post
    Is there a way to have this thread open with the last comments first? that way we would not have to scroll down all the time since we are going to be checking in through out the day.
    I am not sure, but when you are away from the computer for a bit and then come back to the thread, before you go into it, next to the title on the left you will notice a little blue circle with two white arrows pointing down. click this and you will be taken only to the new posts in the thread. This should help you find the new stuff quicker!!

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    Just wanted to let everyone know, the actual thread for Virtual Quilt Day has been posted. You can find it here:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...a-t194678.html

    Head on over to tell us your goals for the day!!

    Rachel

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    Good morning all you cyber friends! I am up; that is about all I can say right now. It is 7:25 AM here. I need to get dressed and eat some breakfast and then I will be hard at it all day. I have my Monopoly quilt ready to bind, and the valentiney quilt almost ready to quilt. Will take some pics in a bit. Then I will start something else, I think. I do have another quilttop to quilt. Will check in again in a bit.

    Too keep up with the new posts, I just keep the thread open on my screen, when I check back in I just back up one page and then come back to the current page and all the new posts are there.

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    I have 34 more of these blocks to square up and then I can start working on the actual quilt. Have to take a break to go to church but after that I should be able to quilt all day!
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    Okay, I am all set up in my basement sewing studio, with the "slow" computer on and ready to go. Now that I am down here, I have to go back up to the quilting room and get the thread I am using to stitch down the binding on the monopoly quilt. There will be lots of exercise going on here (up and down the stairs).

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    First project finished. This has been sitting around for over a year. You gals spurred me to get it done! This will go to Quilts for Kids.Name:  P1010401(1).JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG View Post
    I've never done one of these before, but sometimes I sew in the afternoon when DH snoozes or watches ballgames. This sounds like a great day to take a little break and work on my quild BOM's of which I am so far behind. I must be in a fog this morning,but I have two questions: Scrap sack 2's? and Biscuit quilt? Both sound interesting.
    LOL - you sound like me and my DH.....best time for me to sew is when he's taking his afternoon nap or watching sports...
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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6 View Post
    First project finished. This has been sitting around for over a year. You gals spurred me to get it done! This will go to Quilts for Kids.Name:  P1010401(1).JPG
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    Love it !! I made one earlier this year for my adult son (he collects Monopoly games). I had a pattern and since I couldn't find the exact fabrics, I improvised on the pattern.
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    Life's More Fun with a Doxie !!
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    That is sew cute! Love it!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6 View Post
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