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Virtual Quilting Weekend--July 2-5, 2021

Old 07-01-2021, 12:27 PM
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Default Virtual Quilting Weekend--July 2-5, 2021

Welcome to the July VQW. I'll start the thread and try to check in over the weekend, my mom is visiting for the first time in two years. So I won't be doing too much quilting this weekend! Next VQW is August 6-8, 2021.
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Old 07-01-2021, 12:43 PM
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Yay!!! I'm in. I've got the Debbie Brown June quilt all sandwiched and ready for quilting, and scraps pulled from stash to start piecing the Debbie Brown July quilt. If there's time, I've also got a small whole cloth quilt sandwiched, but still need to do some design work on it before I start quilting, and also have a class project from an Iquilt design class that I just finished watching.

Can't wait to see what everyone is working on. Thanks for hosting, Heather.

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Old 07-01-2021, 01:28 PM
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Thanks for hosting again Heather, enjoy your time with your Mom! I just finished the last block for my neighbors quilt this afternoon. I managed to get one row sewn and I hope to get the entire quilt assembled tomorrow and if I am lucky, perhaps loaded on the longarm. If the quilting gods are with me then I might even manage to get it quilted as well beofre the long weekend is over.
I am looking forward to seeing what everyone is working on!
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Old 07-01-2021, 02:03 PM
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I always enjoy these weekends. The heat wave in Seattle broke and things are bearable so I'm back in my sewing room. I'm working on a project for my Hubby's aunt who is a University of Michigan sports fan. I think I've gotten a pretty good design for a sports themed quilt for a grown woman. My hubby insisted on a lot of specific themed UM fabric. I have 25 star blocks to finish and that is my goal for the weekend, if I get past that I have a bunch of fan blades to cut for 29?? fan blocks. I have a nice acrylic template and it goes fast once I get strips cut but I haven't gotten them cut yet.

It's funny how 25 blocks doesn't sound that bad, and then you start counting up, well that is 100 goose units and then there are corner squares and suddenly you realize you didn't actually buy enough of that special fabric and have to order it again... think I finally have everything I need.
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Old 07-01-2021, 05:25 PM
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I'm currently sitting in bed recovering from a migraine but I am absolutely in this weekend. Fiance will be gone for most of it, so it'll just be me and the dogs.

Will be finishing my nephew's quilt top, then I'll start in on my big sister's. Love these weekends, thanks Heather! You're the hostess with the mostest!
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Old 07-01-2021, 05:49 PM
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I’m in this weekend. Happy 4th of July weekend everyone.

My projects this weekend. (1) trim & Machine bind a queen size quilt. (2). quilt 4 baby quilts on my long arm. (3). Get fabric together and Start a 4th of July mystery (4) hopefully finish a quilt top for my niece, which is 1/2 done. And in between (5). work on organizing my seeing room (an on going project, LOL).
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Old 07-01-2021, 08:38 PM
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I'm in.

I was doing a Jelly Roll Race to use as a backing for my Radio Way quilt, but there isn't going to be enough so I will have to go out and buy more fabric. Can't figure out why there isn't enough...that old "math thing" bit me in the butt again!

I will try to work on my long arm this weekend...I am having trouble getting motivated on this one as I put too much ruler work into the pattern I chose and am not enjoying the process, but if I want to get another quilt on the frame, I need to finish this one so.....

Looking forward to pictures of what everyone is working on.

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Old 07-01-2021, 10:42 PM
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wish i could be quilting. surgeries are getting the way.
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Old 07-01-2021, 11:01 PM
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Well, I seemed to have bounced back from this migraine pretty strong. It's a quarter of one in the morning, finishing up cleaning my kitchen so I can get my fiberglass boards out and line out everything on my island, then I'll be off to the races later. FiancÚ will be leaving later this morning, I've got him doing some small projects for me before he leaves that'll make my weekend nice and smooth, lol.

So for my nephew's quilt, I have about a dozen more blocks to put the corners on, then trim them down because my quarter inch seam hasn't been that consistent with this quilt (I am getting better, it's taking some time, though), then lay them out and stitch them up. I'm hoping that won't take more than a day to do. It'll make his quilt a little smaller than expected, but I texted him pics of the blocks this week and he adores it and can't wait to get it, so I'm happy. Depending on how things go, I might just make up some of what I lost in the borders.

Then it'll be onto my big sister's quilt. I'm doing the Flower Chain quilt from MSQC, but I'm doing it in fall colors with muslin background and black accent fabric. I'm super excited about hers, it took me forever to figure out what I wanted to do and her pattern changed 87 times it seems like before I finally settled on the Flower Chain.

Also have more fabric coming in today for two more quilts, one for my sister-in-law and finally one for us. So lots happening here this weekend - I'll have pics the next time I post, my sewing table is a little bit disorganized, lol.
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Old 07-02-2021, 04:34 AM
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OK, really going to get some things done and out of the way. I have a small break in work tasks, so here I go.
1. Finish binding on Debby Brown Quilt - Think it was February or March?
2. Quilt UFO sandwiched quilt for donation -
3. Make binding for Quilt in #2 and get it on the quilt and finished.
4. Sew up 11 Christmas stockings for VA and cut another 12 for future mindless sewing moments.

That is enough to clear a little space in the sewing room allowing other projects to begin.

Thank you for hosting and giving us a week-end focus. Appreciate the motivation and what fun to watch as projects photos begin arriving.
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