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

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33 Replies to “To Do Tuesday – 20 October 2022 and My Summertime Blues!”

  1. Your quilt is gorgeous!! I love the different blues and how you combined different quilt blocks. You have made a real treasure. Hugs,


    1. Thank you Gretchen. 80 x 80 – It seems so huge hanging up. I will be sending 12 quilts to Rebecca and you know how beautiful she quilts. I think she will be finished by February with all the quilts. That gives me time to catch up on hand work and some quilting on the long arm to get some small quilts done. I think I had a total of over 35 quilts to be done. Hopefully by February I will make more. Hugs

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    1. Thank you Mary! I will be entering some quilt shows next year. Maybe try County Fairs. I am starting that goal number 6 today by just relaxing, getting a haircut, and watching President Trump! Hugs The walking weather has been pretty good. Probably warm Sunday and Monday on my walk, but Monday night we get a cold front again. Back to the 50’s.


  2. Nanette – just WOW! That is a stunning quilt, the blues are so pretty in it, and your design is amazing. I’m so impressed! Can’t wait to see it hanging in a quilt show. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this beauty with To Do Tuesday!


  3. That quilt is amazing…….. you have a winner and I appreciate all the work that went into that quilt….. big smile for you.


    1. Thank you Diane, Never thought I could do it, but I did. All quilters should step out of their box and try it! Took me some time, but then I had not pre drawn pattern. That was the challenge – to keep the math correct throughout the entire quilt! She measures 80 x 80! Hugs


    1. Thank you so much. My goal was to start with the Medallion and go from their. Math was important in this quilt, and then each border was selected after I finished each one. It was fun! Hugs


    1. Thank you Vicki! I am glad that you enjoyed the journey! Hoping to enter some shows with my quilts next year. I have not shown in 8 years and still would love to win Best of Show before I have to hang up my quilting life! Hugs


  4. Thank you Lori I am sorry to hear you had another back surgery Will this take care of all the issues you had from the other surgery.? Sounds like this time you were glad you went to the University for an evaluation Get well soon Sounds like first doctor did not don things correctly Hugs


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