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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spring! Maybe...?

Oh, we had a beautiful day here yesterday.  Mid 60's and sun!  It was windy but who cares!  At least it wasn't freezing cold and snowing.  Today is my hubby and my 25th wedding anniversary.  It is so hard to believe that we have been married that long.  Yes, it is the second time around for both of us, but we got it right this time and it has been a wonderful 25 year journey.

I really got myself in gear the last couple of weeks.  Here are a few more pictures of the tee shirt quilt I made for a customer.  I also used the rest of the the tees that I couldn't fit into the quilt and made a quillow.  I just threw that in as a bonus since my customer allowed me to experiment with the quilt and her son's tee shirts.  She was very happy with the results and I now hope her son likes the quilts.



Quillow

The above folded into the quillow




And I finished some UFO's this week.  This is a quilt that a friend of mine bought at an auction.  The top had been hand stitched together and was so askew that I couldn't finish it the way it was.  So I took the whole thing apart and reworked the entire top.  I think it turned out great.

Before

Block before

This is how the patches were put together

I stabilized each patch and then squared each one up

After I sewed them back together

Finished as a tied quilt

Have a great day everyone! And remember...

Keep on Quiltin'!

Norma

Thursday, March 27, 2014

One more done

I have successfully finished the tee shirt quilt for a customer.  I think it turned out very well. I had some trouble deciding whether to use fusible webbing for a stabilizer on the tee shirts.  Some say that the fusible webbing makes the quilt "stiff".  But I found that not to be the case.  This quilt turned out very soft and pliable and I feel it was so much easier to square everything up.  I definitely will be using the stabilizer method again.







I really had a good time making this quilt.  I hope my customer likes it as much as I do.  I would use this quilt every day if it were mine.  I think I will be making a tee shirt quilt for myself very soon!

And remember...

Keep on Quiltin'!
Norma



Saturday, March 22, 2014

A Day at a Time

Well, it certainly has been a long February.  For a short month that is saying something.  It was extremely cold and not very productive.  Arrive---March.  Not a whole lot warmer and doesn't seem to be warming up any time soon.

My 87 year old mother fell a week ago.  She ended up spending three days in the hospital.  But let me tell you, the way she fell and as hard as she landed, I could not believe she did not have any broken bones!  She ended up with a bruised shoulder but nothing broken.  She is really tough!

I am almost done with the tee shirt quilt I have been making for a customer.  I plan to post a picture before I send it off.  So stay tuned.

Must go and get busy!

Keep on Quiltin'!

Norma
A picture of my Mom and her best friend in 1943 or 1944.  Mom is on the right.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Yeah for March!

Now come on Spring!  It was -2 degrees here last night.  I sure hope we have the warm up they are calling for later this week.  This has been a long, cold winter.  At least the daylight is staying around longer now.

Here is the lap quilt I made for my hubby for Christmas.  I am thinking about making up a few of these to give to the Retirement Home where my father-in-law lived until his passing.  I think he would have loved a lap quilt like this one while he was there.  He was in a wheel chair and was always cold.  I wish I had been able to make one for him, but I was working full time until nine months before he died.



I really think men would like these and especially the farmers like my father-in-law.  I think I will get busy.

Keep on Quiltin'!

Norma

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bluster, Snow and Oh...

...so cold!  This is one of those days that even quilting is just not tripping my trigger.  I just want to curl up with my blanket and a good book or movie and say forget the world.

Hey, I found a wonderful site for handwork items, cross stitch, floss, etc.  Please check it out! http://victorianmottosamplershoppe.blogspot.com.  You can also enter to have a chance to win some beautiful floss.  My mother is 87 and still does a lot of handwork.  She is embroidering quilt top squares that she wants me to put together and quilt.  This winter, she has been able to complete all but a few.  So this summer when it is too hot to work outside, I will be in the air conditioning putting her quilt together.  Doesn't that sound wonderful!

I have no pictures today, but remember...

Keep on Quiltin'!

Norma

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Where is the time to quilt?

Oh, it just isn't fair! I haven't had the time to sew or else I didn't feel well enough to do so.  Not that I was ill, just blah.  Between cabin fever and a chronic problem that shows up every 4 to 6 months, I have not been able to concentrating on sewing.  So, (or SEW) this week I hope to get some quilting done.  Help me out here, I need a cheering squad.

I did get my St. Patrick's Day tree decorated.


Have a great day and remember...

Keep on Quiltin'!

Norma

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Working On the Tee

I have been slacking a little when it comes to new projects.  I have a tee shirt quilt I have been asked to make for a customer.  The problem is I can't make up my mind about the backing.  The customer had thought she wanted a fleece backing, but I am finding that it will be heavier than she really wanted it to be.  So I have kicked around flannel.  But I can't seem to find flannel that will go with the theme of the this quilt.  Of course, I reverted back to good old cotton, but it is not going to be as soft.  What to do?


If you have any suggestions for me, please leave a comment.  I am open to suggestions! And just remember...

Keep on Quiltin'!

Norma

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sunny Today but...

Oh, how nice to see the sun!  And we actually got into the upper 20's today.  This is wonderful after the single digit days and below zero nights.  But somehow the winter blahhs are still plaguing me.  I decided to go out and get the batting and backing material for a tee shirt quilt I have been asked to make so of course, buying material is always a booster.  It is just that I can't get enthusiastic about much of anything with this burning cabin fever.  Maybe I just need a vacation.


The sun on the snowy trees this morning was beautiful.  However, I can't wait to see green!  I know what I will do!  I will decorate my holiday tree this weekend for St. Patrick's Day. How much more green can you get!  In the meantime, here is a picture of my St. Valentine Day's tree.


Here is hoping all our friends on the east coast stay safe during this winter storm.  Stay in and just remember...

Keep on Quilting!

Norma



Monday, February 10, 2014

Back From Hiatus

I mentioned yesterday that I had taken the month of January off from quilting.  Even though I was on a break, I was still reading my quilting sites, magazines and thinking about new projects.  I also started my iris applique and was able to do 10 blocks.  But now I am back and today I started putting together a tee shirt quilt that I have promised for a graduate in May.  I will show some pictures as I go.  In the mean time, I thought I would show some past projects I finished in 2013 and 2012.

Cookies for my sweetheart


My wall hanging for Valentine's Day

It is still very cold here in Ohio.  They say we may be in the 30's the end of the week.  I certainly hope so!  


He is a little hard to see, but if you look closely, there is a hawk (red tail, I think) sitting on the top of my lamp post.  I know he was after my song birds at the bird feeder, but he has to eat too.  I did chase him away so I didn't have to witness the crime.

Stay warm and...
Keep on Quilting!

Norma

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Snowy Sunday


Oh, Ohio, stick around long enough and the weather will change.  Hopefully it will get warmer and STOP snowing.  If I hear one more person say that winters are not like they used to be with snow and cold I will remind them of this year. This year has been quite a bit like I remember on the farm growing up.  The only difference is, I used to enjoy snow!  Now I am just afraid I will slip and fall.  Ain't retirement great!

Here is what I have been working on.


I need to make 18 and as of now I have 10 and working on the 11.  I really love doing needle turn applique.  It is relaxing and very rewarding.

Have a happy and warm Sunday and...

Keep on Quilting!

Norma

 Slow Stitching Sunday hosted by Kathy's Quilts

Friday, February 7, 2014

Happy Polar Vortex!

My, what a cold winter we are having!  Last night we kept hearing loud noises outside our house.  It sounded like someone was throwing something up against the house.  We went out to investigate and could see nothing, no foot prints in the snow, no snow falling off the roof, nothing.  We now know our area was hit by "Frost Quakes".  Some of them were very loud and others more in the distance.  I sure hope we soon have "Spring Jitters" instead.  I am so ready!


Even poor Anna has cabin fever!

I took the month of January off from quilting so starting this week, I have begun to line up new projects.  So everyone...

Keep on quilting!

Norma