Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Bette Davis Portraits Shows At Fearless Fiber Exhibition

Good Day,

Our Bette Davis Portraits has been accepted to the "Fearless Fiber" exhibition at the Gallery, at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa, January 10 through February 2, 2020.

Bette Davis Portraits
December 2019

https://www.artstampabay.com/event/gallery-opening-fearless-fiber/

#BetteDavisPortraits #CarrollwoodCulturalCenter #quiltssb

Jim and Andy
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Friday, July 19, 2019

Q162 - Eli's Paw Patrol

Good Day,

Andy and I would like to introduce you to our 162nd Quilt -

Eli's Paw Patrol

Eli's Paw Patrol made its way to it's new home in New Brunswick, Canada.

Eli's Paw Patrol
Jim Smith and Andy Brunhammer
June 2019

Eli's Paw Patrol is created with PAW Patrol fabric, which we acquired from Fabric.com. and Beige Moda Bella Solid Color Cotton. The completed size of the quilt approximates 54" wide by 54" long. 

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Follow our progress at Quilts SB, at both our Quilts SB Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/ and our Quilts SB Website - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/.

Andy and I hope you enjoy our presentation and posting of our work and details of our Eli's Paw Patrol journey.

And if you have any questions, thoughts, comments and/or ideas for Andy and me please feel free to contact us at Quilts SB - email - jsmith58@gmail.com.

Definitely enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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Monday, July 1, 2019

Q161 - Spring Wakes - In Fredericton, New Brunswick

Good Day,

Andy and I would like to introduce you to our 161st quilt -

Spring Wakes


Spring Wakes
Jim Smith and Andy Brunhammer
June 2019

Spring Wakes has traveled from Tampa, Florida, USA to a wonderful new little boy in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Spring Wakes began when we heard about the upcoming birth of a brand new addition to the family. The excitement of the fathers was/is electric.

The dimensions of Spring Wakes are 42" wide and 47" long. The fabrics of the Harlequin background are Kona Cotton, available through Fabric.com and the fabrics used for the bouquet of Daffodils are Batiks from Sew Batik.

The Harlequin diamonds of the background were cut using an AccuQuilt template. All were pieced to created the background.

The Daffodil bouquet was drawn and then transferred to the Batik fabric to create the individual pieces and parts of the flowers. The Daffodils were appliquéd to the background using a zigzag stitch with Janome 6600We then thread-painted the flower details, again using our Janome 6600.

It happens that the ideas for the daffodils is from the wall paintings and decorations of daffodils in the new son's room as created by the fathers.

Images of our work and progress -



















Follow our progress at Quilts SB, at both our Quilts SB Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/ and our Quilts SB Website - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/.

Andy and I hope you enjoy our presentation and posting of our work and details of our Spring Wakes journey.

And if you have any questions, thoughts, comments and/or ideas for Andy and me please feel free to contact us at Quilts SB - email - jsmith58@gmail.com.

Definitely enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Q160 - Chasing Yin and Yang - CYAY

Good Day,

Andy and I would like to present to you our 160th quilt -

Chasing Yin and Yang.

Chasing Yin and Yang
Jim Smith and Andy Brunhammer
June 2019


Red and Black. We both spent our employment careers in financial services. The concept of being in the red or in the black were expectations we would always employ to the state of affairs of our financial gains and results.

Black is positive, and red is negative. The Eye of Ra is the feminine counterpart to the sun god Ra. The Yin and Yang is the center that all things exist as contradictory opposites.

The construction of our Chasing Yin and Yang quilt is a combination of fabric-piecing and appliqué. Red, black and white cotton fabric pieces were chosen based on our design.

We constructed a background of triangles to incite oppositional movement.

To create and enhance the illusion of the Eye of Ra and the pupil Yin and Yang we stuffed the appliqué pieces with additional batting.

We employed free motion quilting for our design. We used domestic Janome 6600 sewing machine for all sewing and quilting. The quilting was done as an enhancement to our design.

Our Chasing Yin and Yang is 30" wide and 46" long.

Images of Chasing Yin and Yan -













Follow our progress at Quilts SB, at both our Quilts SB Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/ and our Quilts SB Website - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/.

Andy and I hope you enjoy our presentation and posting of our work and details of our Chasing Yin and Yang journey.

And if you have any questions, thoughts, comments and/or ideas for Andy and me please feel free to contact us at Quilts SB - email - jsmith58@gmail.com.

Definitely enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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