HQAL and Slow Sunday Stitching – 27 November 2022

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had either cloudy sky’s or rain for the last 12 days and yesterday the sun came out. Great mood lifter. Today it will be a little warmer and the Sun is beaming down. Time for a 30 minute sitting for some natural Vitamin D!

I have been working on some finishes! I finished Boo’s and Bat’s and it is now in a nice frame sitting on my desk in the house!

Another project that really took some time was putting the binding on 4 King Size quilts. The hand stitching will start soon so I will have more hand stitching to show off soon. The largest was close to 108″ x 108″. Such fun! If you wish to go down memory land on this project click here and here!

I am working another block for Moda Christmas Stitch A Long – getting there! Can you find the place where I left off something! LOL

I also found some more UFO’s to play with – working on color ways! To see the background on this click here! Here is the one I selected to work on first before I start my Longarm quilting practice quilt! The block is 25 1/2″ unfinished. My idea is to make 3 more of these blocks, put it together as a lap quilt and get it quilted!

I made one block identical to the above block. BUT now I have to “reverse engineer” the next 2 blocks to make the design I want! Talk about brain draining! I have the pattern that I used to make the above block but not in reverse. Happy Happy Day! But it is all fun for a quilter to have a challenge! I have all the squares and HST’s cut and ready to be sewn together. I would have finished today, BUT my favorite neighbor need some assistance with some paperwork. I need to go into business! LOL

For now this is all I have to show. I want to finish the Moda SAL by New Year’s Eve. That way I can say it took me a year and a month to finish the blocks – fast stitcher I am! LOL

Well, have a great week. Grocery shopping on the calendar for Tuesday – probably be lucky to find all I want to purchase and will probably drop $500! Stocking up before there is nothing left since the Railroad will be on extended Striking leave! How sweet it is to be able to stop a country in it’s tracks and give us a real good Recession! Have not had one in a long time – time all the youngsters feel how it is to be in one!

Hugs, Nanette

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To Do Tuesday – 22 November 2022

Fifty-nine years ago Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kenned in Dallas, Texas. I wonder how many people really remember this President who said, “Ask not what your Country can do for you, Ask what can you do for your Country”! I was 19 years old and remember exactly where I was when this happened. I worked at Texas Gold Stamp Redemption Center. (Younger generations are scratching their heads on this job) living in Corpus Christi, Texas. At the time I had bias against the President because he was a Catholic and my bias came from my Father who did not want a Catholic President. How life has changed. My Father was born in 1908, so he knew all about the Kennedy background. Anyway, I wanted to just post a little remembrance for him as the only one left in his family is his daughter Caroline.

Today I did my walk with a goal of not worrying how long it takes, but can I make the 1.5 mile. Mind over matter always helps so I made it and will now work on doing the 1.5 each day without laying off a day and then in a couple of weeks maybe I can work on the speed! Either way, I need to get off this lazy streak which is attributed to no sunny days, which equates to less Vitamin D for me!

The trip to Rockport is off due to the Flu Season hitting hard. I attribute this bad Flu season to all the 5 million who are illegally visiting our country! Remember they come from places where there are no vaccines of any type! Thank you Brandon. (oops broke my rule).

I finished 2 projects this last week! Boo’s and Bat’s and binding on 4 quilts (VERY LARGE QUILTS) check the details out here! I have the sweetest hubby – he ordered a frame for my B&B’s and framed it for me! Yea! Now to get the matching quilt quilted!

Boo’s and Bat’s November 2022 Cross Stitch

Now to a learning lesson from 2010. I entered a Storm At Sea Quilt in a quilt show. I had used 3 colors in the quilt, white, purple, and a light purple.

Honorable Mention at New Braunfels Show

I received an Honorable Mention but alas, another Storm At Sea won the Blue Ribbon even though my quilt was well made it, was lacking in color and texture. Ah, the pitfalls in being a Traditional Quilter! This experience made me want to learn more about using color for movement and texture in my quilts. (Pre-2010, 2 or 3 color quilts were still very popular.) This was before the “real scrappy” look arrived along with the “Modern” (2013) quilts! If I wanted to stay competitive in quilt shows I had to take the time to work with the color wheel. In the meantime, machine applique and long arm quilting began to take hold in the quilting world, making it difficult for the Traditional Quilter to compete. Now it is all about technique, color, texture, and its affect on movement in the quilt, but mostly quilts are judged by long arm quilting. Hand quilting is now an ancient technique. When I started quilting, Traditional Quilting was being challenged by the Artisans who were moving into our little world, i.e., Kaffe Fassett! I think they have won!

In 2011, I signed up for an on-line class using color and texture in quilts. We were challenged to make 7 blocks using the Ives Color Wheel to practice using color placement for movement and texture. I never did anything with the blocks all these years other than to take them off the hanger and look at them trying to decide what to do with them.

This morning I set my goals for the rest of the year and to challenge myself on adding something different other than catching up on my long arm quilting. After my walk as I came into the Studio I noticed my 7 Color blocks hanging on the “to be quilted” rack. Again I took them to the design wall. Yes, this would be my challenges for the rest of the year – to make some 50″ x 50″ Lap Quilts out of them. Not all at once (tempting) but maybe one a week or every other week. It will challenge my skills in color and design. Here are the 7 Medallion Centers made in 2011 that will hopefully end up as comfortable lap quilts. They will be fun to play with and but not as intense as My Summertime Blues ended up being.

I have an idea of what to do with the above block – it will be another Surprise quilt! I am thinking that I will tackle this one first!

Goals for this coming week.

  1. Work on my new Surprise quilt
  2. Load a practice quilt on the long arm.
  3. Work on Moda Xmas Stitch-A-Long Block 7 (I think)
  4. MAYBE start working on binding one of the 4 quilts in waiting!

Menu for Thanksgiving will be Meatloaf with Potato Salad for Clay and I will have scalloped potatoes. Dessert? Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and be thankful for God’s Gift of Life!

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, Nanette

The Binding Story on a Slow Stitching Sunday 11/20/22

Pre winter has arrived in South Texas. 40’s the last couple of days with nice heavy sprinkles and more on the way. It would not bother me is the weather stayed this way for 6 months. I am enjoying walking in cooler weather also. I took today off just because I wanted to – how about that for just doing what I wanted to do! LOL!

This has been a very quiet week for both of us. We had made reservations for Rockport, Texas, but then we found out that the lovely Flu season is flaring up in the area, along with San Antonio area towns. So that trip has been cancelled, since last December we came home from Rockport with a horrible case of Bronchitis or the Flu – whichever it was not COVID. It took me over a month to get back on my feet and Clay had to sleep in the recliner for 2 weeks until they gave him some great cough medication to help. We decided it would not be worth the trip to get sick again.

I have finished my 2nd cross stitch project – Boo’s and Bat’s. I changed the border on the pattern and am very pleased with the outcome. I now have a quilt that matches my cross stitch project! Clay ordered a 10” frame for me today!

Now to move on to the Binding Story! In 2014 I sent 7 quilts to a Longarm Quilter that I had known for a few years. All I will say is that it did not work well for me. End of that part of the story. I made a stupid decision to let her sew the binding on my quilts using her long arm!!! I did not do any research on this technique and I have really paid for being so dumb thinking that it would work.

A few years back I started doing the handwork on one of the quilts only to find out that because I cut a 2” strip for my bindings and the fact that she sewed a 1/4” when attaching the binding, I had a serious problem. Bottom line – I left 4 of the quilts in the closet for 8 years!

So this was the week for me to correct the problem on all 4 quilts. The quilts were all King Size quilts and very hard to manage. and very heavy! The first step was to rip the existing binding off 3 of the quilts. I had not let her sew the binding on it the 4th one! Whew! As I was sewing the new binding onto the first one, I realized that the quilt was not squared after it was quilted. So each quilt had to be checked and trimmed before continuing on with making new binding for all 4 quilts. In total, I made close to 1800 inches of binding for all four quilts.

This afternoon I finished the last quilt and now I have plenty of hand work to do, which should keep me from becoming bored for at least a month! I have learned another lesson – the hard way.

Tomorrow I will designate it as a day to just enjoy my quilting room and prepare a practice quilt (muslin top and bottom) and load it on my long arm. It feels so good to have achieved my goal. I hope to have them all completed by the end of December, or sooner, as Rebecca will be sending me more either in late December of first of January. Believe you me, I am in no hurry for anymore quilts to make binding for! BREAK TIME!

Have a great week and enjoy quilting, or whatever you love to do.

Hugs, Nanette

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To Do Tuesday – 16 November 2022!

It is a great day today – Temperatures in the 40’s and 50’s! Yea. It is nice to walk in cold weather rather than 78 degrees at 6:30 in the morning. Life is good, the Country sucks, but we are alive and well, and life goes on! That is all I have to say as I am now just going to get off the roller coaster and watch all the Swamp Creatures to continue to ruin our Country! Signing off Politics for awhile. Football, Gunsmoke, quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and embroidery is much better for getting a good night’s sleep.

OK, here is where I was Sunday as far as my projects are moving along. Today I am happy to report I am more than 1/2 way finished with Boo’s and Bats “frame” and have 1/2 of the binding sewn on one of the 4 quilts that I have to complete the binding on.

Yesterday I found left over fabric for Safe Haven that I can use if I need to recut binding for this quilt. The person who quilted the quilt did the binding and it was a disaster, so it needs to be ripped off and replaced. I am happy that I save all scraps from my quilts. Pays off!

This quilt was the first of 3 quilts done by that Quilter that I realized I had a problem with her sewing on the binding (I still had to hand sew the binding down). I cannot remember the pattern (too many years gone by). It is approximately 108″ x 108″ and I ripped the binding off about 3 months ago and now I have made over 420 inches of new binding (same brown color as in the quilt). Kathy mentioned to me about making Continuous Binding. I began to remember when that technique came around in the early 2000’s. After reviewing the YouTube and the technique I remember why I never pursued that! I cut 12 strips @ 2 and 1/4 inches, sewed them together diagonally, and pressed the strips in half. The entire process took about 1 and 1/2 hours. I was not interested in cutting strips with scissors. But I thank Kathy for the information to review from the past!

Folk Art Christmas (think this is the name) is another quilt binding to be corrected. I have to be extremely careful because there is no more fabric like it. The fabric line was from Robyn Pandolph from 2002 timeframe. This is another large quilt – probably about 400″ also.

This quilt is an Atkinson Design called Fire Escape. I used batiks for this quilt, and I was smart by not giving the quilter the binding for the quilt. I kept it so it won’t take long to complete this quilt.

My goals for the rest of the week will be to have all bindings on my 4 quilts and Boo’s and Bat’s completed. I would like to have the 4 remaining blocks prepared for In My Garden applique also.

Life around here has come back to sanity (neighbor’s problems solved in a very depressing way). I took down the sign that said, “If you have a problem, call Nanette”. I have learned the lesson to let everyone stand on their own two feet without my assistance!!!!!. Also I had spent the entire time since 4 November 2022 dealing with Apple and Verizon. That was what you call a Massive Stressor, but I have had 3 days to just relax and now I am on the happy road again!

Now for some fun news! We are heading for Rockport, Texas in a few weeks and will stay a week. I am looking forward to being at the Lighthouse on the 3rd floor balcony overlooking the Bay, watching the shrimp boats leaving in early morning and coming in at dusk! We have not been anywhere for a year now and we both are ready to go! I wish we had an acre of land with a small house on it in Rockport – we could go anytime we wanted! But too old for that one, so The Lighthouse it is! Isn’t this enticing?

Rockport at night from the Balcony!

The view of The Lighthouse from their private pier.

This is the new pier (about a mile long) at Fulton Beach. It is a great place for me to get my walking done and not for the faint of heart.

I hope that everyone has a great week and a productive time with your projects. Until next Tuesday.

Hugs, Nanette

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Slow Sunday Stitching! 13 November 2022

Happy Sunday! The weather is my kind of weather! 38 this morning with 50% humidity and an entire week of the same – YIPPEE! I can say that I love it! I have been dealing with Verizon everyday this week after we upgraded our phones and my Apple Watch. My neighbor’s problem was resolved Wednesday evening. That was 2 weeks of drama. Life goes on.

Now to what I was able to work on the last 2 weeks (not much). I am almost finished with the border for Boo’s and Bat’s cross stitch! I will complete another orange row and finish with a black one and call it a day on this project!

Rebecca has all 12 quilts to quilt, I have 4 LARGE quilts to bind, and about 15 more for me to quilt. I am sticking with my decision to not make any new quilts the remainder of the year until I finish with all of the above! Kathy reminded me of how to make Continuous Bias Binding. I plan on looking up a video on YouTube today since I will have over 400 inches of binding for each of the King Size quilts that need binding. (Fun in my future). These are quilts that I made in my early days of quilting and they have been very patient waiting for their completion! Each of the quilts have a story, but that will come when I complete them!

This is Safe Haven by Lynette Jennings.

Folk Art Christmas

Fire Escape by Atkinson Designs

This is the no name quilt – as I cannot remember the pattern

I will continue to work on my Moda SAL Xmas embroidery project along with preparing 5 blocks remaining for In My Garden. If only my life would be free from drama and interruptions. I am realizing that I can control some things, but others I cannot not. Life is just like a roller coaster sometimes. I pray for peace and quiet all the time and only get drama. HUM. I remember when I prayed for patience and then God decided to test me on that one. Maybe I won’t pray for peace and quiet! LOL.

I am now going to head out for my morning walk. It is nice and cold so it will be enjoyable, and I can wait until 8:00 AM to do my walk.

Of course I cannot leave without my Election Response: I wish I had the money that was spent to just come away with the status quo at the end. I will accept and go on, but again those who think the Republicans do not stand for Democracy need to look up the meaning of the word in the dictionary. Abortion, I guess that was more important than Freedom, Inflation, oil, diesel, food, interest rates, being able to purchase a home and vehicle, etc. But it is what it is and I know that God has a plan for this Country and I firmly believe that we who love Democracy and the Free Will that God gave us will have to sit back and see how the Voters enjoy living in a 3rd World Country for the next 2 years. The youth of this country will reap the benefits as they grow up and realize that there is a big cruel world out there that they have voted for. They are Happy Campers now but that will change one day when their freedoms are gone. So for the next 2 years we will continue to have one of the most incompetent presidents EVER and the most incompetent group of cabinet members EVER.

Clay and I have had enough personal drama and man made drama in our day to day lives the past 2 years. We are secure in our lives and I thank God that we had parents who had great work ethics that was passed down to both of us. The next 2 years will be very difficult for many, so as the Bible says, You reap what you Sow!

Hugs, and have a wonderful week having fun!

Nanette

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TO DO TUESDAY – 8 NOVEMBER 2022! RED DAY

I will not be posting, or taking the time to read or to comment on all the posts I am receive for a week. I have fixed Feedly and Follow.it fixed, but, as I knew would happen, and Verizon and Apple did not let me down I now have no phone service and my new watch is not working. So I have 2 days to clean up the mess. I am the one who seems to always have issues and it has happened again. Clay’s is working fine!

Today is the day we have been waiting for! So between trying to get my phone back on line, I will be watching the news and expect being up a late night!

I have tons of emails that I need to read (posts) and will do that later in the week.

But for this week and maybe next week, I will not have anything to show, so no posts. Now if a miracle happens for me I will have something to show, but I doubt it.

Have a wonderful week or so and will be in touch. We are fine, just working with neighbor on her legal issues, Verizon and Apple problems, and Nanette is worn out! I am also taking off walking until it really cools off down here in crappy South Texas hot weather – a cold front is due Friday!

Hugs,

Nanette

OMG – 31 October 2022

October 2022 is gone and now November is upon us! The following are my projects that are either in progress or completed in October. Life got in the way of me having more completed this month, but I have high hopes that I will do better this month!

I finished all the bunny blocks for In My Garden. For November I will prepare the remaining 5 blocks for applique.

I am working on Moda Christmas Stitch A Long and finished Block 6.

I prepared a practice small wall hanging before I start on my selected quilt. I have not hand quilted in a year or two. I selected Radiant Feather Star Block!

This the quilt I will be hand quilting. The goal is to get the Feathered Star completed and prepare A Quilter’s Dream by Linda Ballard.

I want to finish the border for my Boo’s and Bat’s cross stitch project (I changed the border from the original pattern) this month and should be finished shortly! This will match the quilt I made this year.

This is the Boo’s and Bat’s quilt completed earlier in the year. (I keep getting the name reversed). (old age). LOL

Next on the OMG is to decide on a setting for the Churn Dash SAL. I finished all the blocks in August and of course you can see I was side tracked by My Summertime Blues! I have 80 6″ blocks completed. I am thinking that I will make 2 quilts from them. (This was due in October – missed making the Flimsy!)

I did meet 2 goals for October. I finished My Surprise Quilt – now named My Summertime Blues. (I designed and pieced this top.) I shipped 12 quilts to Rebecca for her to quilt! It took extra time to prepare 4 more backs (what a job) that I either had not prepared, or that I changed the original backing fabric I had originally selected. Total weight of the 12 quilt tops and backs was 43 pounds.

Well, that is it for October 2022! Have a wonderful week! I am hoping for 100% peace and quiet after the Elections on 8 November 2022.

Hugs, Nanette

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To Do Tuesday – 1 November 2022

Greetings from a still drought stricken LV! We have rain to the North and Southeast, but none here – Darn! It is cooler and that is nice though.

Yesterday was my Birthday and we decided that it would be better to cook my special day breakfast (which meant to go off the rails on the strict diet) at home so I would not overdo on the sodium and eat MSG. So off to HEB get the ingredients to make chalupas for brunch/lunch. They turned out so good, refried beans, REAL cheese, and avocado on a corn tortilla! If I would have stopped there I would probably have been better off, but on the way to the store we stopped for some Apple Fritters at the Donut Place. I ate half of one, well, OK almost all of it, and boy did I go on a sugar high! Supper was non-existent and today I will be back on the ‘No food diet’!

Clay and I always give one another cards on our birthdays and anniversaries, but lovely Chinese mess got us off track for awhile. But we are back on schedule and he gave me a great card! My present was sending 12 quilts to Rebecca for quilting! Tomorrow she and I will go over patterns that she will use to quilt them. Yippee!

I have not produced very much in the last week. I thought that starting last Wednesday life would be quiet. BUT NO, a phone call came in from my neighbor and I had the funniest feeling when I saw who was calling and boy was I correct on that one. Bottom line, sometimes is pays to know so much about Contract, Lawyers, the way Government works, and how to use technology to assist in resolving a problem. Sometimes it is better to be stupid! I feel for her, at age 72 her husband of 48 years decided to file for a divorce and marry my her sister! I thought that the one thing she asked me to do would be the end of it! Not my luck. For the last week a call every day. She hired an Attorney and paid a lot of money. She needs to call him! Thank you for letting me vent and today if a call comes through, Clay will run interference!

During this time I started losing emails, and emails going straight to the Trash bin, Follow.it was not coming through either. It took me 2 days to figure out what had happened. Somehow Follow.it along with some WordPress emails were blocked. Yesterday I finally figured that out I needed to clear the blocked section out and add Follow,it to safe emails. That stopped it and this morning things are working. Another issue was all the junk mail from political emails wanting more money! In Outlook.live I went to settings in “Subscriptions” and deleted about 100 that were listed! This morning there were only 3 Junk emails. So happiness is peace and quiet today!

The other day Jaydee sent me a picture of a quilt that she just finished. She will be hand quilting it. I really like it and thought you might enjoy seeing it also.

I started working on the border or Boo’s and Bat’s cross stitch which will match my Boo’s and Bat’s quilt. I finished (after tearing out one outside border that was on the wrong line) the black and working on the orange line. I believe today I will have a lot more done. I am going to add black and orange rows ending in either black or grey!

For the next week, I HOPE to start quilting on my Feathered Star and also work on 3 quilts that need to have the binding sewn down. These were quilts that were sent out to be quilted in 2013 but still waiting on me! I will take pictures of the quilts for next week. But mostly my goal is to unwind, relax, watch President Trump’ 4 rallies, football, and watch the election returns in 7 days! I will probably embroidery some, and finally I really want to get those 5 blocks for In My Garden.

Oops forgot – 2 new iPhones and a new Apple Watch are on the way by 4 November – so that means a day or so to get the phones changed out. Finger’s crossed that all goes quickly and with no problems.

Have a wonderful week stitching!

Hugs, Nanette

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Slow Sunday Stitching

Happy Sunday – loving our weather! 50-60 in the morning (great weather to walk in at 7:00AM) and in the upper 70’s and low 80’s during the day! But I would still love cooler weather! (Notice the good mood before 11:30am).

(1:50 PM). Well, the crap keeps on going on! Now I am not getting my posts that I signed up for feedly and follow.it! This morning all the posts went to Trash and then said they did not download from the server. I absolutely give up! I will try to figure this out but now it has ruined my attitude.

Here is what I am working on today and the rest of the week. It is the cross stitch for Boo’s and Bat’s that match my quilt, same name. I did not like the border, so I will be doing black, orange rows and repeat it either 2 or 3 times, ending in black or grey. I started the border a few days ago only to realize that I had not skipped 20 lines on the top (black), so yesterday I ripped it out and re did it! Glad I caught it early. Typical. Maybe I should quit blogging. Maybe on 9 November I will be happier!

Since I have wasted 2 hours on technology, I am going to give up and work on my project and think of something else.

If I do not comment on the blogs that I follow it is because something has gone wrong with the IOS16 update and I have to go looking for the problem. Not today though!

Have a great Sunday and enjoy hand stitching!

Hugs, Nanette

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To Do Tuesday – 25 October 2022

My report for Tuesday was done Wednesday, but a neighbor needed some book work assistance and that stopped my progress of everything!

We are now 4 days away from November and 12 days away from RELIEF from the Idiots! October has brought us cooler weather, yet no rain! Walking has increased to 1.5 miles – yea, but still not at my 20 minute mile. Humm! Halloween is 5 days away and I will be celebrating being on this earth 78 years! I am wondering when I turn 80 if I will still be walking the 1.5 miles! I certainly hope so!

Last week I had set some goals.

  1. Prepare the backing for My Summertime Blues.  Done!
  2. Pack and send 12 quilts to be mailed to Rebecca for quilting. Done
  3. Prepare “A Quilter’s Dream” top for hand quilting.  Open
  4. Prepare the remaining 5 blocks (applique) for In My Garden. Open
  5. Make a design decision for my Churn Dash SAL project (I will not meet the October deadline). Open
  6. HAVE FUN! I will be working on Embroidery, Cross Stitch, Hand Quilting, knitting, long arm quilting and mostly just have some fun as the stress of designing and making the quilt began to be stressful! (Especially with Life getting in the way of my fun)! LOL. In Process!

OK back to yesterday (Tuesday). Monday Clay and packaged up the quilts going to Rebecca!

Moda Holiday Stitch-A-Long – I have finished 6 blocks and working on Block 7:

I am also working on the border for Boo’s and Bats cross stitch. I did not want to do the same border that they had on the pattern. I will be using black, grey, beige, and orange as a border. I will do either 2 rows of each color, or 3 rows of each color. I am not sure, but this won’t be done quickly!

I will be preparing 5 more blocks for In My Garden for applique. Once I start on the blocks, they are easy and should be finished in November also. But for next week I want to have the blocks prepared.

Next and last, I will be thinking of how I am going to do the setting for my Churn Dash blocks. I will target November as a completion date for this project. My blocks are 6” finished and made with 1930’s fabrics. I would love to have the project done by the 31st, but do not think it will be doable. LIFE!

Well, maybe I will have more accomplished next week, but right now I am just in my relaxed zone!

Have a wonderful week-end, and a fun Halloween – Everyone celebrates my Birthday – so lucky!

Hugs, Nanette

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Slow Sunday Stitching 23 October 2022

Happy Sunday! I finally finished My Summertime Blues! It was a great challenge but well worth it. I am now going to (try) to just catch up on hand work and long arm quilting now through New Years! Rebecca will be quilting 12 quilts for me I have 7 more to quilt and 7 more to hand quilt. Lots of work to finish and no more new tops until 2023!

I am now going to focus on hand quilting, needle turn applique, and embroidery projects I have not hand quilted in the last 2 years, so I will need to start with a practice piece. I decided to quilt the first Feathered Star block I made about 10 years ago. There will be 4 other stars in the corners and diagonal lines in the half blocks. The remaining will be done with Stitch in the Ditch.

Radiant Feathered Star
Radiant Feathered Star

I have also been working on Moda Holiday Stitch Along ( very slowly) . I have finished 6 Blocks. I finished Block 6 this morning.

Moda Holiday Stitch A Long

The weather has been much better (cooler) so I am walking my 1.5 miles each morning. It really feels good and I have lost the 5 pounds the Indoor Bike caused during the heatwave this summer. So I am Happy as Life is peaceful and calm!

We are so happy that the Mid Term elections will be over in 16 days. I pray for a tidal wave of Red to stop the craziness. Today we found out that there is only 25 days of Diesel reserve. So look to see the food and fuel supply to be in short supply. And Brandon keeps draining our oil reserves to keep gas prices down for two more weeks! Check it out!

https://www.theepochtimes.com/us-has-only-25-days-of-diesel-supply-as-shortage-could-cripple-economy_4815049.html

Well no more happy news today, have a wonderful week!

Hugs, Nanette

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To Do Tuesday – 20 October 2022 and My Summertime Blues!

Good afternoon! Of course I am 2 days late in doing this post, as usual, but it is a good day – I have completed My Surprise Quilt, now to be known as My Summertime Blues! I started designing this quilt in early August, and now it is finished on 20 October 2022!!! I did not have a roadmap as to how this quilt would turn out, I just started with the Center Medallion and went from there making sure that things were going to be divisible equally throughout the quilt. I am thrilled with the outcome, but I will end with saying, I will probably never do this again, well maybe in 2023.

When I started this project, this is where I thought the quilt would end, but as I kept adding borders and got to the last border, I realized that the Double Hour Glass blocks were not going to work! So I will leave the Double Hour Glass blocks (and more fabric already cut out and more available) for another project – maybe in 2023!

The last pieced border was made up of 248 Flying Geese. I was so glad that years ago I purchased Eleanor Burns Flying Geese Rulers! Yes it took me about 24 hours of quilting time to make them, but it would have taken me a many more hours to make the any other way! Quilt Designer’s now design their quilts/patterns using Electric Quilt or other Quilting software. I just used pencil and paper and drew it as I went along – making sure that the Mathematics would work out with each new border. After Rebecca has all my quilts done, I will have about 6 or more quilts that I will be able to enter into some Quilt Shows. It has been 8 years since I have shown any of my quilts.

I present My Summertime Blues Quilt designed and sewn by Nanette Chopin Cook:

My Summertime Blues

My goals for the rest of the week (and beyond) consist of the following:

  1. Prepare the backing for My Summertime Blues.
  2. Pack and send 12 quilts to be mailed to Rebecca for quilting.
  3. Prepare “A Quilter’s Dream” top for hand quilting.
  4. Prepare the remaining 5 blocks (applique) for In My Garden
  5. Make a design decision for my Churn Dash SAL project (I will not meet the October deadline)
  6. HAVE FUN! I will be working on Embroidery, Cross Stitch, Hand Quilting, and mostly just have some fun as the stress of designing and making the quilt can be stressful! (Especially with Life getting in the way of my fun)! LOL

Have a wonder rest of the week and week-end. Enjoy Stitching

Hugs, Nanette

© Nanette Chopin Cook at Doitrightquilter.com 2022. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Nanette Chopin Cook and Doitrightquilter.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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