Loopy Hearts

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Yesterday I practiced a design that I will be doing on the customer quilt that is currently hanging out in my sewing room. I call it loopy hearts.


This is actually stitched out in Essential Cotton thread. It was giving me fits and shredding often until I found the perfect tension and then it sewed like a dream! I listened to the feedback during the giveaway on my regular blog and so I have decided to offer cotton thread as an option. This thread is actually thicker than the polyester thread and comes in more colors.

Here is a close up of the stitching, which was also requested on my other blog. This design would be in Design Group #2 $0.02/sq. in.


~ Norma

I ‘Wannabe’ like Judi

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I have admired Judi’s talent from the first day I stumbled upon her blog. Talk about amazing talent!!! Each quilt she posts is amazing. So yeah, I want to be like Judi. There’s only one way to do that: '”practice, practice, practice.”

Recently I purchased a new ruler foot and 2 new rulers. I got both of them in them in the mail yesterday so like a kid with a new toy I couldn’t wait to try them out. I’ll post an in depth review of each item soon.

Inspired by the quilt Judi posted recently I did this:


I probably should have looked at the picture before starting because I didn’t make my loops fill in the half triangles. I was going from memory and apparently my memory isn’t that great! I need more practice at thinking “upside down.” The loops at the top are shorter and rounder than the loops at the bottom. I made the top ones from right to left and the bottom ones from left to right, so that probably has something to do with it too.

… but look at those nice straight lines!!! I can’t wait to start using these rulers for customer quilts.

Anyway, go say hi to Judi (tell her I sent ya) and make sure to bring a rag to wipe up all the drool.
~ Norma

Get a Quote

Thursday, December 15, 2011
 I have now added a link to the top navigation bar called "Get a Quote." Simply fill out the form with as much information as possible and I will work up an estimate for you.

Thank you for the great suggestions, feedback, and kind words. I've got my second customer quilt on the design wall as we speak!

... and here is a picture of the first customer quilt I did before the baby was born:
It's a free hand paisley design I created


Ready, Set, Go!

Monday, December 12, 2011
The website still needs a few tweaks here and there but I am ready to start accepting customers. Feel free to contact me via email and I will work up an estimate for your quilting service. Feel free to browse the links at the top and right side of the site so that you can find out more about how it works and see examples of my work in the gallery.

~ Norma

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 3, 2011
In the very near future I will be offering my services as a machine quilter. First things first though, I've got to work out all of the behind the scenes details like web design, pricing, accounting etc.

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