Sunday, October 19, 2014

Q124 – Sleep Jezebel – Quilt and Wall Hanging

Good Day,

Our new quilt and wall hanging, Sleep Jezebel has been completed.

We pixelated a black and white image clip of Bette Davis from her 1938 movie Dark Victory.

Here are some other images of our Sleep Jezebel.

Follow our thought process and progress, with additional images, at the following postings at Quilts SB.

Sleep Jezebel – Our New Quilt and Wall Hanging Update

Progress Report – Sleep Jezebel

A New Project - Sleep Jezebel – Quilt and Wall Hanging 

Sleep Jezebel is currently on display at the Fiber Expressions 2014, October 17 through November 1 at the Unitarian Universalists Octagon Arts Center, 2470 Nursery Road in Clearwater, Florida.  For further information follow this link - Fiber Expressions 2014.

Andy and I would like to hear your comments, thoughts, ideas. Please feel free to contact us at Quilts SB.


Jim and Andy
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Quip – Fiber Expressions – Clearwater, Florida – October 17 – November 23

Good Day,

Andy and I, along with five other talented fabric artists, will be presenting our work at Fiber Expressions this coming Friday, October 17 through Sunday, November 23. The fabric artists include Andy Brunhammer, Linda Dawson, Suzanne Evenson, Peg Green, Karol Kusmaul, Brenda Schlechter, and Jim Smith.

Our show and exhibit will be sponsored at the Unitarian Universalists Octagon Art Center at 2470 Nursery Road in Clearwater. A total of 72 pieces will be on display.

An Opening Reception will be sponsored Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Viewing times are at the Octagon Art Center -

Tuesdays - Fridays: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon;
Sundays - 9:30 am to 10:30 am; 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.

For special viewing arrangements please contact (727) 789-3536.

The following are representative of our creations.

Linda Dawson – Flight of Fantasy

Suzanne Evenson – Grid Series – Yorktown Trees I

Peg Green – Prairie Sunset

Karol Kusmaul – Bloom

Brenda Schlechter – Maisie's Garden

Andy Brunhammer and Jim Smith – La Vie en Rose


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Monday, October 13, 2014

My Quip – NT Celebration – A New Quilt in Progress

Good Day,

Friends have been asking Andy and I what we’re currently working on. Yes our new project is a king size quilt – NT Celebration. It is a quilt that we have designed and are creating from ‘upcycled’ fabric.

All fabric has been cut into 4 ½” and 2 ½” squares. We’re not going to reveal our initial design as yet. We hope the gradations of fabrics will create an amazing design and picture.

And for those logophiles ‘upcycle’ is, from what I can see, a legitimate word. I would hope that our new quilt project will do the definition justice.

The initial dimension of our new commission – NT Celebration will be approximately 100” (254 cms) by 112” (284.5 cms). This is one monster of a quilt.

The images represent eight of 25 strips. In other words, from the center moving to the right what I have been able to capture is approximately 32% of the whole of NT Celebration.

Check our Quilts SB Facebook and Quilts SB Google+ pages for short and quick updates.

Stay tuned to Quilts SB for more work and progress. And oh yeah, Quilts SB now has a new URL address -  .

If you have any questions and our comments please feel free to email us at Quilts SB.


Jim and Andy
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Quip - Sleep Jezebel - Our New Quilt and Wall Hanging - Update

Good Day,

And yes our new Sleep Jezebel is slowly coming together. Andy and I are taken aback at how this new wall hanging and quilt is progressing.

As some of you have seen, the top of our Sleep Jezebel was completed with a combination of 14 fabrics. We're trying to reproduce, with some of our own artistic license, an abstract and somewhat bit-mapped reproduction of a black and white photograph.

The top is a construction of 900 squares positioned into 30 by 30 columns and rows. Each square and constructed square are just 1 3/4" sewn.  Completed our quilt and wall hanging should be 52 ½” by 52 ½”.

Yes our Sleep Jezebel is pixelated from a photograph.  We attempted to break up the image into visible pixels.

We're not going to reveal the actual photograph as yet...for comparison, but should you guess who is our Sleep Jezebel, please do.  Andy and I would like to know if you do.

Here's a clue - It is not 1938.

We are also trying something completely different with our quilting.  It may work, and then again it may not.  And please remember that our Sleep Jezebel, when completed is not intended to be a copied representation.

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

Check back to Quilts SB or Quilts SB Facebook for our progress and updates.


Jim and Andy

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Q123 – Blue Zoo – Quilt and Wall Hanging

Good Day,

Our new quilt and wall hanging Blue Zoo has arrived at its new home in South Carolina.

Blue Zoo is the celebration and welcoming of a new grand-nephew.

The construction and piecing of Blue Zoo follows the lines of a simple modern-style quilt. It is four-and-a-bit window frames on a light blue background. The following is an image of my original design-draft. The Michael Miller Baby Zoology Sea was chosen as the focus material. Complementary fabrics were picked which included the Moda Bella Light Blue background, and the Michael Miller Baby Play Stripe Sea and Dumb Dot Charcoal.

Here is our first draft -

And the top construction -

The dimensions of Blue Zoo are: Width 42 ½” (108 cms) and Length 60” (152 cms).

The quilting of bamboo canes fills the background and negative space. Each of the Zoology Seas windows is quilted with a pebbling to provide a sort of bubble-glass effect.

Blue Zoo images -

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


Jim and Andy
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