Sunday, March 1, 2015

My Quip - Just Announced - Two Finalists

Good Day,

Andy and I just received news this morning that two of our quilts have been accepted as juried finalists at the MQX Quilt Festivals - New England 2015.


Our two accepted quilts are Equality and Sleep Jezebel.

Equality

Sleep Jezebel


MQX Quilt Festival, New England will be April 8 through 11 and held at The Center of NH / Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire.

If you have any questions, thoughts, comments, ideas please feel free to contact us at Quilts SB. Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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Saturday, February 28, 2015

My Quip - A Quick Update

Good Day,

Just a quick update of our current projects.

The quilting work continues on our new Chopsticks quilt.


And we have begun the elementary designs of a new project.


We’re calling it the Post-it Network.

This one should prove something completely different once again.

The canvases to both our Reflection



and our new commission Moon Over Bayshore have been completed.


Our commission TBAJ is finished.


We're just waiting for the time of day.

Follow updates and our write-ups on Quilts SB at www.quiltssb.com

If you have any questions please feel free to contact via email us at Quilts SB.

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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Friday, February 6, 2015

Q125 – NT Celebration – King Size Quilt

Good Day,


Our new commissioned quilt, NT Celebration has been completed.


All-things-being-equal, Andy and I have tried to create, construct and present a quilt that held to the following requested guidelines:

  • We used fabrics from the client’s, her husband’s, and her mother’s used shirts. 
  • We used the main colors of red, white, and blue. 
  • We were able to create a design that expressed and conveyed the client’s request. 
  • We believe that we have created a quilt with a patriotic boldness.

NT Celebration has been our way of touching the ever popular tradition of quilting and the same time while creating warm bedding. It is now at its new home in central Florida.


NT Celebration is a king size quilt measuring 97 ½”- width by 114”- length.



The quilt is constructed of all salvaged and recycled clothes except the backing. 


The quilting is edge-to-edge in an interwoven curve pattern. The “patchwork” of the top is made of a series of blocks, all cut in two sizes – 4 ½” and 2 ½”, which were all cut from the clothes provided and then assembled.


The top is a representation of the Red, White, and Blue. The exploding fireworks are the celebrations we were asked to express.

Check out the creative progress and working of NT Celebration at the following links.

My Quip – NT Celebration – A New Quilt in Progress – October 13, 2014

My Quip – NT Celebration – Top Completed – Progress Update – October 22, 2014

If you have any questions, comments, ideas, please feel free to contact Andy or me via email at Quilts SB.

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

My Quip – Chopsticks Update – The Inner Top Completed

Good Day,

The inner top of our new Chopsticks quilt has been completed.


All 120 blocks, constructed of 1,200 1 ½” by 5 ½” strips, have been pieced to create an inner top.

Now next to add the inner borders.


All fabric is a batik line from the Robert Kaufmann jelly rolls Chop Chop. Stay tuned for the soon to be revealed original design and final size.

Oh and by the way our commissioned NT Celebration king sized quilt has been finished. Come back to Quilts SB for our final write up.

If you have any questions, comments, ideas, please feel free to contact Andy or me via email at Quilts SB.

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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Monday, January 12, 2015

My Quip – Chopsticks Update – Second Draft Design Completed and Chosen

Good Day,

Our second draft of our design, inspired by the Rail-Fence pattern, for our new and next quilt, Chopsticks, has been completed. The question was, do we create -

Traditional-like?


Or Abstract?


The numbers on each block represent all 120 blocks that we are using in the inner top of our Chopsticks design. Each block is created and pieced of 10 strips 1 ½” by 5 ½”. And yes there is an ordered random-like construction method used for each block. The inner top will be 10 blocks wide and 12 blocks long.

We decided to work an abstract design based on a background glowing light grid polka dot pattern from an iPad mini.


And the piecing work has begun.


The inner top fabric is all from one Robert Kaufmann jelly roll – Chop Chop.

If you have any questions, comments, ideas, please feel free to contact us via email at Quilts SB.

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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Monday, December 22, 2014

My Quip - Chopsticks Update - First Draft Design Completed

Good Day,

Hint of the first draft of our new Chopsticks quilt design completed.


I am going to try a couple more iterations.

Here is the compliment of all 120 blocks that we created from the Robert Kaufman Chop Chop jelly roll


Send us your thoughts, questions, ideas via email to Quilts SB.

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

My Quip – Progress – Chopsticks Quilt

Good Day,

Just a quick note. 88 blocks have been completed for our new Chopsticks quilt.


16 more in progress.


And hopefully 16 more can be made from the remaining strips.  Each strip is 1" wide and 5 1/2" long.


Our Chopsticks design has begun using CorelDRAW X7.

For more details check My Quip – New Project Stared – Chopsticks.

If you have questions, thoughts, ideas please feel to contact us via email at Quilts SB.

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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