Thursday, July 20, 2017

Q153 – Frente – New Quilt, Wall-Hanging – Part 2

Good Day,

In collaboration with Ya Levy La’Ford, (http://yalaford.com/), Andy and I would like to introduce to you to our 153rd quilt, Frente.

Frente - YL, AB, and JS - 2017


Frente is the expression of how communities should strive to work very together.  A unified and cohesive community can center itself around a singular goal.  All borders and boundaries are crossed over to create a singular and moving unit..

Frente is a quilted wall-hanging composition created of 45 “pot-holder” quilts placed in a prescribed pattern on the surface of its companion piece Espalda. All-things-being-equal Espalda can stand by itself.

Please check out Espalda, our companion collaboration and our 152nd quilt.

The unified dimension of Frente is 72” wide by 48” long. It is composed of 100% cotton from SewBatik. The black strips are appliquéd. The quilting design is simple in order to allow the design be the message.

All 45 Frente mini-quilts are backed with corresponding Velcro dots. These dots are the means we used to attach the mini-quilts of Frente to Espalda.

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Follow our work and updates at both our Quilts SB site and our Quilts SB Facebook page.

To see previously posted quilts, there is a visual grid presentation at the bottom of the Quilts SB page. Move your cursor over any mini-picture found there and click to see an enlargement. Move your cursor to the "Q#" link to see the quilt's details. If the quilt’s title is highlighted in yellow, it has found a home in a collection and is no longer available.

Please let me know if anything on the Blog site does not properly work. I’m always striving to make sure an ease of use.

If you are interested and would like some more information of the available quilts, regarding costs, shipping, and insurance, please get in touch with us Quilts SB, at jsmith58@gmail.com.

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Q152 – Espalda – New Quilt, Wall-Hanging – Part I

Good Day,

In collaboration with Ya Levy La’Ford, (http://yalaford.com/), Andy and I would like to introduce to you to our 152nd quilt, Espalda.

Espalda - YL, AB and JS - 2016

Espalda is the expression of how communities may work very well together, but at times parts of a community may confine itself to self-imposed borders and boundaries.

Espalda is a quilted wall-hanging is an intended work to be the background holder of the 45 “pot-holder” quilts of its companion piece Frente. All-things-being-equal Espalda can stand by itself.

Please check out Frente, our companion collaboration and our 153rd+++++++++ quilt.

The dimension of Espalda is 72” wide by 48” long. It is composed of 100% cotton, all Robert Kaufman Kona® Cotton. The green and white strips are appliquéd. The quilting design is both in-the-ditch and pebbling.

If you look closely you will see Velcro dots. These dots are the means we used to attach the mini-quilts of Frente to Espalda.

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Follow our work and updates at both our Quilts SB site and our Quilts SB Facebook page.

To see previously posted quilts, there is a visual grid presentation at the bottom of the Quilts SB page. Move your cursor over any mini-picture found there and click to see an enlargement. Move your cursor to the "Q#" link to see the quilt's details. If the quilt’s title is highlighted in yellow, it has found a home in a collection and is no longer available.

Please let me know if anything on the Blog site does not properly work. I’m always striving to make sure an ease of use.

If you are interested and would like some more information of the available quilts, regarding costs, shipping, and insurance, please get in touch with us Quilts SB, at jsmith58@gmail.com.

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Just Had To Tell You - WOW! - We're Working on a New Quilt

Good Day,

I have been somewhat slack in updating our Quilts SB site but before I write-up our last 4 quilts I must tell you about our latest one. Our last 4 quilts are Espalda, Frente, OPOY, and June 19th. Their write-ups are waiting in my file folders.

Our new quilt is titled WOW.

 WOW - JS AB - 2017

WOW stands for White-On-White. Andy and I are truly excited.

This is one quilt that is our original construction design. We’ve both approached the step-by-step procedure with some sort of questioning and trepidation.

Our WOW quilt is to be composed of 2 pieced block sizes. We're constructing 2 block sizes; finished 5" and 6" square, respectively.

WOW - JS AB - 2017
Initially decided that we should create a quilt panel(s) story with the idea of 1,000 Cranes.

I created a draft design of the Origami Crane on paper, and Andy began the laborious task of translating the paper design to fabric blocks. Using paper-piecing it would take him approximately 3 hours to create one block, and that does not include removing the paper and sewing the blocks together. Translated that would be 3,000 hours or 125 24/7 days just to complete the blocks.

I designed 2 AccuQuilt dies to eliminate the paper-piecing. The time saving per block is reduced from about 3 hours start-to-finish by paper-piecing to about 30 minutes or less using the AccuQuilt GO! cutter. The saved time on created the 1,000 blocks is now down to about 21 24/7 days.

Andy and I decided to “shelve” our work on our 1,000 Crane design for the time being and to create a new one, WOW.

Andy is extreme in his organization.



And now you'll have to continue watching to see our design as it takes shape.

White-On-White because the Origami Crane is one shade of white fabric and its background is another shade of white. It will prove interesting when the white batting and white backing are added to make the quilt sandwich. And here's hoping that the White-on-White stays clean.

Follow our work and updates at both our Quilts SB site and our Quilts SB Facebook page.

To see previously posted quilts, there is a visual grid presentation at the bottom of the Quilts SB page. Move your cursor over any mini-picture found there and click to see an enlargement. Move your cursor to the "Q#" link to see the quilt's details. If the quilt’s title is highlighted in yellow, it has found a home in a collection and is no longer available.

Please let me know if anything on the Blog site does not properly work. I’m always striving to make sure an ease of use.

If you are interested and would like some more information of the available quilts, regarding costs, shipping, and insurance, please get in touch with us Quilts SB, at jsmith58@gmail.com.

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Q151 – ES20 – New Quilt

Good Day,

Today Andy and I would like to present to you our 151st quilt, ES20.

ES20 - JS AB - February 2017
ES20 is a commemorative quilt that we created to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Equality Florida organization. ES20 specifically Equality St. Petersburg 20, will be auctioned in support Equality Florida at the 2017 Equality Florida St. Pete Gala, April 15, 2017, at the Mahaffey Theater, 100 1st S. Saint Petersburg, Florida.

This is a sister quilt to our ET20.

The colors of ES20 are various shades of green and off-white which is in representation of the Equality Florida logo.

Our draft designs of ES20 and ET20, without appliqued lettering.



The dimensions of our new ES20 quilt are 70” wide by 90” long.

The quilt is created using 100% cotton. The inner top was created and constructed with squares and triangles which were all cut using Accuquilt’s Go! Big.  All 2-inch squares and triangles were pieced together in strips. Each strip was sewn together to create our design of cascading green squares and triangles on the off-white background. The spray of colored pieces represents an upward movement forging together to create a unity and equality of strength, renewal, harmony, and growth.

The lettering for the Equality 20 at the top of the quilt was also cut using our Accuquilt Go! Big. Each individual letter was appliquéd.

Our quilting is based on the artwork of Keith Haring. We created stencils of similar characters and have quilted the complete top and all four borders with the characters. They were freehand stitched on our Janome 6300.

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Follow our work and updates at both our Quilts SB site and our Quilts SB Facebook page.

To see previously posted quilts, there is a visual grid presentation at the bottom of the Quilts SB page. Move your cursor over any mini-picture found there and click to see an enlargement. Move your cursor to the "Q#" link to see the quilt's details. If the quilt’s title is highlighted in yellow, it has found a home in a collection and is no longer available.

Please let me know if anything on the Blog site does not properly work. I’m always striving to make sure an ease of use.

If you are interested and would like some more information of the available quilts, regarding costs, shipping, and insurance, please get in touch with us Quilts SB, at jsmith58@gmail.com.

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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