Thursday, July 9, 2015

My Latest Quilt

Hello friends, Happy Thursday to you! Today, I'm thankful for several things-firstly we are having our new air conditioner installed(before the hot weather returns and secondly I have finally finished my latest quilt and my phone is working-I'll share more of that at the end. Between recovering from surgery and taking our trip to Ireland, this has been a lengthy project. I would have to say it took me several months to complete the quilting(the piecing went much quicker); some of the reason is that I kept deciding to add a little bit more. Hand quilting is relaxing and a bit addictive. Now that I'm done with it, I'm not sure I'll do that much quilting in the future. This will sit on our guest bed and it is about a double bed size.

The vertical rows are 1/4" apart and much of the rest of the quilting is outlining.  It goes with the colors in the guest bedroom and I do love it's look. I think when you've worked on a quilt as long as I worked on this, you are glad its done. 
Yesterday, I mentioned that my Iphone was having issues and I couldn't get it on.  Well, when you don't have a land line, you tend to panic when your cell isn't working.  I called the store and they told me how to reboot it; once I did it and it came on I realized how it happened-you see on Tuesday I was at swim lessons with my grands and girls and we talked about my cover/case.  I took it off saying I needed a new one; apparently when I put it back on it was just a smidge out of the position it needed to be in and the soft plastic apparently was pushing down on the on/off button.  I will be buying a new, better case at Wal*art soon.  At least it didn't cost me a new phone.
That's it for about now; I've had a busy morning~met a friend to go over shower details for my girlfriends daughter and stopped by swim lessons.  Also, ran to the hardware store for hubby and then came home.  It's lunch time and I'm hungry.  We have our two oldest grandsons over for a sleepover tonight, should be fun.
I hope you have a wonderful day and find peace in the moment.


  1. Beautiful!!! Love the colors too! Lucky the phone was an easy fix!

    Your Cowboy Dood Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. The quilt is quite impressive - Mom could never imagine doing something like that. We can only imagine the many hours of work you put into it. Congrats - it is beautiful.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  3. Lovely . nice work . I do like the colour combinations very pretty ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

  4. Your quilt is gorgeous, Noreen! I have been cleaning out my mother's home to sell and there is a cedar chest with several quilts in it - and my baby dress! I can't wait to look them over a little more closely. Enjoy the sleepover.

  5. Beautiful quilt, Noreen! I can't imagine doing all that work (hand quilting) on a piece that size! You have a wonderful gift! I'm sure it will look amazing on your guest bed! Enjoy a great weekend, Cindy xoxo

  6. I've already mentioned how much I love this quilt ... it's just simply spectacular, Noreen! I'm so glad that your fix was so easy on your iPhone.

  7. I love the quilt and the colors are gorgeous!
    Have a nice weekend.


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