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Thread: Virtual Quilting Weekend--10/10 to 10/13

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    Virtual Quilting Weekend--10/10 to 10/13

    Welcome to the Columbus Day Virtual Quilt Weekend! I'm a little late getting this started this morning, my cats thought I should get up at 4 am to feed them so I slept a little later than planned after that For those new to VQW, we quilters get together on this thread over the weekend and share what our goals are for the weekend and what we're working on. If you're like me, you'll probably get some new ideas as if you didn't have enough projects planned to last the rest of your life! Pictures of your projects are always welcomed.

    I have about an hour's worth of house chores to do so hope to be in the sewing room by 9. First I need to clear off my sewing table and then I have 6 Halloween wall hangings to finish up. After that, I have a quilt to cut out for my parents Christmas present and hopefully start piecing it today. I also have 2 hand towels to squeeze in somewhere. I would love to have the quilt and towels completed by the end of this weekend. Then all the Christmas presents for family are done and I can go find some gift bags somewhere.

    So what are you hoping to get accomplished this weekend?
    Heather

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    Oh, and before I forget, I'm planning the next Virtual Quilt Weekend for the weekend of 11/7-11/10. That should be Veterans' Day weekend here in the US.
    Heather

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    I will join you this afternoon. Yesterday, I cut out the Craftsy October Mystery quilt. I will be working on it all weekend.

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    i'm going to try hard to get lots of sewing in this weekend. the weather is not going to be nice, so staying is in store.
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    I'm hoping to get some more of my paper pieced Hummer Storm quilt done, although I'm not sure I'll do any today as I'm recovering from the Knit and Stitch show in London yesterday!
    Here it is so far:



    I've made the blocks, cornerstones and sashing to make it a 4x4 square (it's 3x3 atm), but I haven't joined any of them together yet! Hopefully I'll manage that over this weekend :-)

    I look forward to seeing everyone else's progress!
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    I will be working on my GFG quilt and hopefully some microwave bowls.

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    Yay I'll be working on catching up with the mystery train ride today I'm 2 stops behind :-0 I want to be ready for tomorrow's clue then I'll be working on that. If I'm successfull I'm going to lay out and work a quilt from the haloween block swap....
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    Sisty88, that is a beautiful quilt!!

    I have to work today and friends coming over in the evening so likely no quilting today for me. Saturday & Sunday, though, I hope to be productive!

    I need to bind one quilt, then I have a very simple big-block floral double-sized bed quilt for my MIL up on the wall I'd like to get pieced and off the design wall so I can start cutting and laying out a 30's feedsack-repro quilt for my gran-in-law. (Which will also be very simple and big-block so should go quick.) I also want to start cutting green fabrics for a pair of matching Minecraft Creeper quilts I'm making for my niece & nephew. All of these (except the one that just needs binding) are Christmas gifts - finally getting my start on the season!

    I also need to whip up a simple patchwork cape for my "The Quilter" superhero costume but not sure if I'll do that this weekend, or next.

    It's going to be a busy sewing weekend!

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    Can I chime in? I'm excited to sew this weekend because it will be the first dedicated time for quilting I've had since I got my new quilting table (Tailormade Quilter's Vision). I'm almost finished quilting my tumbler (not tumbling blocks) so I hope to get it ready to bind. I also need to finish quilting the border of my roses, roses, roses quilt that has been sitting around for almost a year. And if I can get the jelly roll race 2 quilt's backing ready (not purchased yet) I'll be all caught up with the quilts I'm doing that require machine work. Plus there's always those handwork projects that I keep plugging away at. I'm sure I'll be working on my son's quilt while I watch a race with DH. So many quilts, so little time right?

    Sisty88: I just wanted to say WOW how fantastic your quilt is! I love everything about it! Just fabulous!!!
    If anyone can tell me how to post from my IPad I'll post pics too but so far I've had no luck with that LoL.

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    Hi Heather....Thanks for "organizing" the VQW again. i am SOOOOO in. I have had the week "off" from watching my DGD - and have so much to finish up. But have got to bring some order to my craft/storage room first as i have been pulling fabrics and stacking them all week on a table in my family room. Can't get any more on the table so will have to start over.
    Hoping to finish my "November Place mat of the month" for my folks and aunts today. Then on to borders for my DS Christmas quilt...which i home to finish completely before Sunday.


    Sisty88 - i confess i have never been a fan of the snails tail/trail - but in this quilt it is really stunning. Hummer Storm is a pattern i will definitely have to put into my book. Love your colors too.
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    I'm in for a quilting weekend. Got the housework done and except for the cable company coming to install cable and internet this afternoon, the weekend is pretty much free. Switching from a dish tv and verizon internet to cable. They wanted to charge me $1500 to install two years ago when we built and now will do it for free. We are way off the road in woods. I have some cleaning up to do in my sewing room, have 100 blocks (bear paw) done for a quilt and need to get them up on the design board. Been putting this off because I think I have a lot of ironing to do to get the seams to nest plus want to wash a bunch of fat quarters and iron them. Also, have quilts wanted to be quilted. I have more then enough to keep me busy!

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    I'm glad to see so many are joining me! I didn't get as much time in sewing room as I would have liked this morning as have been on phone with roofers and cable company. But we finally have 2 quotes to replace roof and will make decision hopefully tonight and cable bill has been reduced about $30 a month so did get something accomplished! Back to the sewing room to hopefully finish the Halloween wall hangings.
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    I am still working on my king size 1.5" scrappy Christmas quilt. I have just three rows left then I start on the white border. So excited. My goal is to get the top done so I can at least put it on my bed for December and then get it quilted after the holidays. So off to quilting....by the way...love these virtual quilting weekends and really love to see all the items that you all are working on.

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    I will be working on piecing a flannel quilt top and backing for a grandson, quilting my second fmq 'to ruin' quilt (Leah Day suggested it takes about three quilts to get the hang of fmq) and basting my third, hand quilting a quilt for another grandson, cutting a new project, and hand piecing a top with undulating curves (I gave up trying to machine piece it, after much aggravation -- didn't realize how much I would enjoy hand piecing!).

    It works best for me to switch off on various tasks, as my back doesn't allow me to stay at one activity for very long.
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    Hoping to join in on the fun this weekend. I have been babying an extremely swollen joint on my right foot for almost a week now and trying to stay off of it. Meanwhile, I have been washing fabric piles lying here and there around the house, folding and stacking by color. It's so easy to spread out and a pain to gather it all in one place. DH built me a cabinet for the hallway to stack my fabric. I will start this weekend by cutting out to sew small quilty things for the bazaar I am doing in November. Then, see how my foot takes to pushing the pedal on the sewing machine.
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    I'm finishing off a pack of Riley Blake FQ's that I bought earlier in the year - same fabrics in different colorways. I've already used the goldish ones and the turquoise ones. Now I'm doing a quilt using the raspberry ones. We may go for apples tomorrow though, so may not get in much sewing tomorrow.
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    I did much better than I thought I would today! The hummer storm is now 4x4! Huzzah!

    Now I have to work out if I have enough of the turquoise left to make it 5x5...sadly the turquoise is out of stock everywhere, and I've run out of places to try now :-( I've found the same design in a greeny/teal colour, so will use that around the edge of the turquoise, keeping the dark blue the same. I'm hoping this will look ok, because I would hate to ruin this one now, when it's looking so pretty! If anyone has any better ideas, I'm all ears :-)

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    Yeah, just the incentive I need to get in Gear this week..looking forward to finishing a few things

    Thanks a bunch

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    I've got six labels to machine embroidery, twin size quilt to long arm and bind, and last a king size quilt to cut out. Will tackle them in that order.
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    Can't wait to start seeing pictures of our weekend projects!

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    I have 2 baby girl quilts to finish hand sewing on binding (one is 80% done), machine embroider labels for them and a label for one my sister did, a bunch of flannel FQ to make burp cloths with. Then I can get back to putting borders on my queen-sized batik strip quilt that is for us!

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    Cute baby blankets Skyangel. They look so soft!

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    DH is working till 10PM tonight and most of tomorrow. If I get my butt in gear I should be able to get quite a bit of hand quilting done on a friend's baby quilt. I have another quilt to finish hand quilting but that's just for me so it's been sitting, laughing at me for quite a while now - just not in the mood - and not much to finish that up either. Have to get working on a graduation quilt for a dear friend's daughter as well but no where near getting to that this weekend, unfortunately. I'll settle for getting the bulk of the baby quilt done!

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    Thanks for this quilting push. Hubby and I just moved into our new home so I have been rather busy with lots non-quilting things. So I'm looking forward to getting back in the quilting saddle. Now just to decide what to start on. I have only 4 more blocks to quilt on a lap quilt for my DD#2 and I should finish the 2 blocks I have cut out and ready to sew of a BOM that I'm soooo behind on. I'll post pictures as soon as I can.

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    I would love to be involved in this. I have been up and or/working from 4am to 4pm every day from Sept 4 till today. Most of my weekends have been dedicated to getting caught up on my sleep. I think that this long weekend will be for sewing.....will let you know what I get done!
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