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Thread: Virtual Quilting Weekend -- April 14-16, 2017

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    Virtual Quilting Weekend -- April 14-16, 2017

    Welcome to Virtual Quilting Weekend. This will be a "make progress on WIPs" and "catch-up" weekend for me. I just turned in three projects for a local quilt exhibition yesterday so haven't been working on other things. I have a few BOMs blocks to get done before end of month too.

    For newbies, VQW is when we quilt "together" over the weekend and share what we're working on and the progress we're making. We encourage and support each other, pictures are welcomed! Many times we discover new projects we must make ourselves.

    Any questions, please ask! Next VQW is May 26-29.
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    Yea! Been looking forward to this.

    I have today off, and took yesterday and Monday off too - just to play and get caught up. DH and I live far away from any family, so we won't be doing anything family gathering stuff either. That is kind of a drag as I love cooking large meals - and deserts!

    I've been working on the Fire Island Hosta pattern for 3-4 weeks now. So I'll be working on that off and on, with the main hope of getting some floppies quilted. Took the time to count, and though many are throw/wall hanging size, I've got about 30 waiting.

    I'm also spending time going through my sewing machine collection - got too many machines and have been decided what needs to be rehomed and moving them to a different building. I had several under the LA, so now I'll have room to move some totes there and get them out from under foot.

    I have one more project I really want to experiment with - I bought a Sashiko machine and it's still sitting in the box. I have a few smaller floppies I think would be great for that. I wanted to do some domestic machine quilting, but with the LA I'm not real interested in doing regular stuff. So this gives me another type of quilting to learn and play with.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    I'm finishing a baby quilt that just needs to have the binding stitched down then washed. Will post a picture when I get done later today.

    Also am working on a Frozen panel quilt for DGD. Hope to finish the quilting on the panel and then on to the binding.

    Jan

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    I'm in! I have borders to put on my Bonnie Hunter MQ. Then I want to finish up a wall hanging and hopefully start another baby quilt. We don't have much planned for this weekend, so hopefully I can get a lot done between helping DH mod out his truck exhaust! (He wants it LOUD)
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    I'm going to work on a block-of-the-month for the guild I visited last week.

    I'm also machine quilting a large scrappy quilt. I'm using this quilt as practice for the Westalee rulers and ruler foot. I'm doing the whole quilt with the clam shell ruler. I'm trying to focus on not letting the ruler slid and paying attention to how I have the ruler lined up.
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    That's great. I have a top I need to pin and start quilting. Also about three labels need to attached.
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    i love to see what everyone is working on
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    Oh good! I just got some retreat gifties to make last night.... 19 fabric covers for a small journal... and 20 rotary cutter cases.... I need to figure out the pattern and then get stitching! (well maybe not all of them today ) I also enjoy seeing everyone's projects as they work along on them.

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    I hope to finish the guild BOM top. I have to take off and re-sew one of the floating borders (got ruffles) and then add the pieced border. After that it's UFO time but we still have to do our taxes too. sigh!
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    Still working on my "Pick Up Sticks" wall hanging. Just have one block to go and the pebbles are turning out nicely.
    Continue to be at a loss as to how to quilt to sashing and borders, however.....I even went through all 500 of Leah Day's great free motion options and didn't find anything that struck me! Onwards and upwards!

    I also hope to purchase fabrics this weekend for a Ribbon Box quilt in teals and purples. http://cloud9fabrics.com/make-sew-ribbon-box-quilt/

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    Looking forward to it! No kids home for Easter this year, so I should have lots of quilting time. But the beautiful weather today is going to tempt me outside for a bit. When I get back, i'll have to decide what's up - quilting some tops I have ready, or finishing off another UFO. I've been making progress on a bunch of half-finished projects over the past month, in an effort to get control of my sewing room.

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    I'm in- started out this morning with the big idea of spreading about 20 bags of mulch on the flower beds on one side of the house. I got about half done but I forgot it is the sunny side in the morning so I opted to finish tonight after it gets shady over there.
    I would like to get the hanging sleeve and bindings on 2 Christmas advent wall hangings and a BOM block for my local guild meeting finished this weekend.
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    I'm in! I'm going to my parent's place for Easter eventually, but the forecast is for a foot or more of snow between now and tomorrow morning with high winds (that part has already started), so I'm staying put at least for today. Our snow had nearly all melted, but I guess winter isn't quite over yet.

    I have a 3 year old ufo that I want to work on. I'm hoping to finish assembling the blocks except for the outermost round (I need to buy more fabric for them), and join the centre finished blocks into rows. I also have a new quilt that I want to figure out a colour scheme for, and a wall hanging to FMQ. Oh, and I have 2 or three quilts finished except for binding... they go on the "to do" list as well.

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    I'm in! Hubby and son are away on a camping trip (left yesterday ,home tomorrow). Had a friend over last night from 9 pm to 2 am. She and I had quite the giggle fest long about 1:00...you know how that goes. I'm tired today, naturally, but happy.

    Today after I finish prepping a salad to serve the homeless at a local church, I'll probably nap, or work on an applique
    and cutting binding for my fish quilt. Might start sewing it after our Good Friday service.

    No plans for Easter with our adult kids. One's with his wife on a cruise, another is with a buddy on their 120-mile bike trip started an hour ago from Washington, DC to PA. The other is dog-sitting for her brother who is on the cruise. We have no grandchildren yet. Maybe next Easter?!

    I'm not used to having all this "free" time. It's liberating, yet I have almost TOO many choices and am suffering from "analysis paralysis". LOL

    But my machine will get some love this weekend. I'll try to post a picture.

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    Here are pictures of the fire island hosta quilts - so far. . .



    I did my best to pull from my stash - but couldn't make up my mind with green or coral/red. So I went with both. This is a paper pieced pattern, but I'm not sewing on any papers, just using them as templates.

    I still have the other half of the sawtooth leaf to go.

    I've not decided what to use for the background with the green. I have a lighter fabric, and also more of the print in the larger leaf section. The green will be a gift. BTW - the fabrics go together much nicer in reality than they do in the picture.



    I am using the lighter color in the sawtooth leaf for the background with this one. I may keep this one for myself.

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

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    Watson, your pebbles look great!

    MacyBaby, oh my gosh...that is going to be gorgeous! Had my eye on that pattern at the last quilt show I went to after seeing how beautiful yours is turning out may just have to buy it if it's at the next show I go to.

    Jan

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    Nice, another VQW. I'll be working on my Allietare borders and hopefully start putting the top together.

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    Wow Macybaby!!! That's going to be beautiful!!!

    i'm off today and i spent the morning deciding on which stencils i'm going to use on my next project.

    This is the quilt. Because of the simplicity, I'm going to use wool batting and i want the quilting design to be perfect :

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    Then there's just continuing to work on my current project:

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    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    I'm in again.
    1. I'm still working on my BH mystery top. All 3 1/2" squares are made. This weekend I will be working on putting the 16 blocks, 40 blocks and background border blocks together. Part of step #7. Or....
    2. Work on setting up a UFO on my quilting machine. Or...
    3. make 2-4 quilting bee blocks, or....
    4. make 8 more 2 1/2" log cabin blocks. So, I can finish this quilt by the end of next month. I'm curious how it will end.

    Looking forward to see everyone's progress and completed items. Happy sewing and quilting everyone.

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    Most of my days are spent quilting since I'm retired. I am layering a small quilt/wallhanging today and hope to get started on quilting it. LQS has a Mystery quilt coming in June, so DD and I are going there to choose fabrics tomorrow. A quilt she listed for me on Etsy just sold, so want to get the fabric while I have the money. We have a table at local craft fair in June, so I'm trying to get a couple of simple quilts I've been wanting to make done for that. I'm not expecting much in sales there since it's also the town's garage sale weekend, so I'm expecting people will want to pay garage sale prices. But it will keep me busy and give me the opportunity to get a couple done. No plans for Easter Sunday since both daughters are going to their in-laws.

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    I always miss these or I won't have anything I'm working on. This time I do! I'll get to work!

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    I will be working on a baby quilt and cutting out a Storm at Sea. I'm away for the weekend but will be home on Sunday late afternoon. It's a holiday on Monday so hope to spend the whole day working on my quilting.

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    Yea! one more quilted!



    I did a free hand all over meander on this one. I've found it's faster to do FMQ on the smaller ones than it is do use the robotics. And I need the practice too.

    I'm going to load 7 yards of purple backing on the frame, and then start on the 8 lap/wall hanging size floppies I made using the leftover fabric from the vestments I made for the chapel where I work. There are two of each.



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

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    I've had a bit of a slow start--STILL working on my competition quilt and think I see the end in site on the quilting. Spent about 3 hours working on it today and planned to continue this evening after getting home from buying more fabric for a customer t-shirt quilt and dinner--but overate at the restaurant--but I will get it done this weekend! Ditto the piecing on the t-shirt quilt.
    My UFO's will have to wait until a 4 day retreat the end of April as I have so many deadlines with this competition and customer quilts.

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    Love virtual quilting weekends. I'll be sandwiching this quilt top this weekend. I pieced the back and I just got the batting last night, so I'm ready to go. I'm hoping to get some quilting done on it. I'll also be cutting fabric for the next top that I want to make.


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