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Thread: Virtual Quilting Weekend--5/22 to 5/25

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    Virtual Quilting Weekend--5/22 to 5/25

    Welcome to another Virtual Quilting Weekend. I'll be doing a combination of quilting and gardening this weekend. I hope many of you are able to join me in the sewing room and we'll get lots accomplished.

    For first timers, just post to this thread what you're working on this weekend and feel free to share pictures. This is an opportunity to "quilt with others" on a virtual retreat and just relax. There are no quilt police here. However, be forewarned--you may gain new ideas this weekend! I usually find at least one project that someone is working on that I just must do myself

    Any questions, feel free to ask on here or pm me. Next VQW will be 7/3-7/5.
    Heather

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    Working on making these little quilts (12"x18") and the turning them into Bible bags:
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    I'm not working on a quilt--exactly--but am playing with applique. I am making a set of flower garden curtains for my 6 yr old DGD. Background is cream and the lower half of each curtain has many bright appliqued flowers. First half is 80% finished and have most of the flowers ready to finish both halves. This has become a great learning project because I have done very little applique in the past, but have a quilt kit that I want to tackle soon.
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    Yay, it's here! I have grand plans to participate this weekend, although I have to work Sat/Sun. We'll see how much I can get done today & Monday. My plans are to get one or two of my own quilts on (and off) the longarm this weekend, put bindings on them plus one already waiting, and hopefully get some stitching done on a couple of active projects. Looking forward to seeing what everyone is up to.

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    I will be finishing up a quilt and starting another. Nothing different than what I usually do. I do quilting making at the very least 6 days a week, every week.
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    Yay... love the VQWs! I have a couple of charity tops to quilt, and many scraps to play with. Also an order for a quilt for a kid going off to college. Who knows what I will get into today and this weekend. Thank you for this thread! Love to see what others are working on.

    Maniac, very pretty quilts! I love your batiks. Hope we get to see the bags before the weekend is up.
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    You know I look for VQW every weekend LOL. I will be quilting a small denim quilt for my grandson and then hand quilt a babyquilt. I will post pics soon. On your mark, get set, GO!!!!!

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    I hope to get bindings on 3 quilts, finish putting 1 together, get 1 on the longarm and cut out 2. Big plans but I will be happy if I get only half finished.

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    I am so jealous! I packed up my sewing room and disassembled my longarm in December in preparation for selling my house and moving to another state. Now everything is in storage and I won't be fully moved into another house until sometime in June. Half a year without doing any quilting has made me realize how much I miss it.

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    This would be a good weekend to work on my disappearing hourglass. I have all my squares cut, I just have to get sewing.

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    I'm getting ready to load this ugly quilt on the frame.

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    It's a UFO from 2011 that I'm still shaking my head about. Orange is the LAST choice on my color wheel, and these fabrics must've jumped in my cart when I wasn't looking. Gonna use it to practice some new LA designs. If it's true that sometimes "the quilting makes the quilt", it's the only hope this poor thing has. I'm just going to relax and have fun quilting it since I know it won't go to anyone!
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    Cindi, that's a very cute quilt, NOT ugly. Looks like something fun a young girl would love to have. Please consider giving it to a charity group if you don't care for it. Someone will love to have a handmade quilt.

    Just bind it with that teal blue and it will all pull together. You'll see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I am so jealous! I packed up my sewing room and disassembled my longarm in December in preparation for selling my house and moving to another state. Now everything is in storage and I won't be fully moved into another house until sometime in June. Half a year without doing any quilting has made me realize how much I miss it.
    Hey Dunster. Good to have you back on the board. You can always come up to my place and play !! I have plenty to share.

    Cindi, that is a cute quilt that any little girl would adore!
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    I have been asked to make a graduation quilt for a young high school valedictorian, in the colors of the college he is going to. It's for his dorm room. I'm not wild about the school colors, but in the disappearing hour glass pattern they look great! Here are some of my first ones. The little one was a 'tester'... will work it into the back. There will also be black in this quilt.
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    If I get any break with any energy left while remodeling our kitchen, I might just sew up a bathroom curtain . Or add strips to my new baby quilt, something easy and mindless.

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    I can't join you until some time tomorrow after I take a nap. My brother in law and his wife are coming for dinner and then staying the night. Then we need to get up at 4 to drive them to the airport for their 8am flight. By the time we drive home I will be ready for a nap.

    I am working on putting the binding on a king size quilt for my mom. Then I have to finish the top for a quilt for a friend who just started chemo. If I have time I want to baste and quilt a top I have for a friend's granddaughter's first birthday at the beginning of June.

    All the pictures so far look beautiful

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    I'm ready to play! Just got the garden tilled up and I'll start laying out rows and planting tomorrow. Recently someone posted a two color quilted on the Picture forum that I fell in love with - so I started working on that this AM. I'm doing it a bit different - mine should finish out about 24" square.

    Here are a couple of "in progress" pictures.





    I also want to get a quilt loaded on the long arm. I've only completed one quilt since getting the new machine. I was going to put this one on - but I just ordered the Pro-Stitcher and I think this would be a good one to practice with that



    - So I think this one will go on instead. I've got quite a few tops ready to quilt. BTW - this picture was taken before I put the boarder on. I really like the butterflies so I know I'd enjoy working with it.

    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    The hopeful 'to-do' list in my mind is long but in reality I am hoping to:

    get 2 HST squares done
    Cut/sew rest of the squares for the rectangles for my Scrappy Swoon (next step comes out this weekend so I don't want to get behind)
    assemble 2 shelves for my sewing area

    I subbed every day this week and didn't get my sewing area cleaned like I had planned so I will be working on that also.

    Tomorrow my friend and I are planning a trip to Como Zoo and the Conservatory.

    So I better get started on a project now. The shelves get priority.

    Connie

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    I just finished a hot pad and a few coasters, have a couch-size quilt sandwiched and ready to go as soon as the walking foot I ordered gets here. It's supposed to come tomorrow but with hub home the whole long weekend I don't think I can take over the dining room table just yet, probably have to wait till Tuesday to get started on that one.

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    Connie, is the Conservatory still as pretty as ever? I've not been there in ages! Way, way long ago, my BIL had a pony ride stand at Como Park - so I spent many summers hanging around, helping give kids rids and bumming around the park when things were slow.

    I'm goning to call it a night - I'm a morning person anyway, so I'll probably be up and at the sewing machine by 5am.

    here is where I'm at - I'm going to use this as part of a sewing machine cover - and I have a lot of sewing machines that will need them.

    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    I thought we were going to listen to music at Brat Fest, but my husband isn't feeling that well. So...I'll be binding a baby quilt and working on my Moda Building Blocks kit. Maybe I'll start on a table runner too.
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    I got both of my shelves put together. They are just the short 3 shelf ones but, of course, I put one side on wrong and had to take 4 screws out. Oh well.

    I did work on some of my HST's also.

    It's time to read for a while. I subbed 5 days this week and today I was in first grade. It was flashlight/pajama day and we also released some butterflies. Then throw in a power outage. Oh my! It didn't help when the principal came in and told the students there were flashlights by the bathrooms if they needed to use the bathroom. Of course, then she saw that the children had flashlights and we chuckled over the fact they didn't need them because most of them had their own. Well, you know what happened next. About 1/2 of the class needed to go because they wanted to use their flashlights in the bathroom. So I took all 21 of them to the bathroom and that just wound them up more. Lol.

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    I hope to get a few veggies planted while the weather is cool. It has been raining off and on the last two weeks. That is okay as we have been in a drought. I hope to get out to my quilting room and work on a baby quilt needed between July and August. I just finished a tote bag in sports fabrics (guess baseball and soccer) requested by our daughter to use when going to our grandkids baseball and soccer games. I have photos, but will have to figure out how to attach them. I have not been active on the quiltingboard site in a long time. I love the idea of your VQW. Maybe I can pick up on a couple quick and easy projects too...and get them made for Country Store - a fundraiser in Dec for our Hospital Auxiliary.
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    Wow, what a beautiful butterfly quilt, Cathy... Your brown checkerboard (so far) quilt is looking good, too.
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    We have a long weekend here also but it's my daughter and husband's birthdays so I'm not sure how much sewing I will get done. I am aiming to but the bottom pieces on my Tumbling Block quilt and if I could get the strips sewn together that would be a bonus. My sewing room is such a mess that I must get some sorting done. I am following the 15 minute rule, I go in and spend 15 minutes sorting. It is slowly getting there. Will post pictures of quilt in progress later. Thanks Raggiemom for organising .

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