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 goals for the rest of the week (and beyond) consist of the following:
- Prepare the backing for My Summertime Blues.
- Pack and send 12 quilts to be mailed to Rebecca for quilting.
- Prepare “A Quilter’s Dream” top for hand quilting.
- Prepare the remaining 5 blocks (applique) for In My Garden
- Make a design decision for my Churn Dash SAL project (I will not meet the October deadline)
- 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
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