Thursday, May 3, 2012

My Quip – Blue Memories in Pieces

Good Day,

A steam iron, a rotary cutter, a black and white grid design, a color facsimile, and a mathematical computation are the first tools in the preparation of Blue Memories.

After going over a couple of draft designs, we have decided on the final scheme for piecing the quilt top of Blue Memories. As simple as it may seem, there is some work in creating the top design that eventually will be comprised of the many, many blocks. And each block must be cut from the prepared fabrics.

All-things-being-equal, and I haven’t made a computational error, I think, there are 953 squares in this king size planned quilt. I still have a bit of job getting my mind to understand that an odd number of squares will come out evenly… but we will just have to wait and see.

The beginnings of Blue Memories and a number of other of our previously finished quilts all began with someone checking out The Grid of our Quilts SB portfolio and then asking us “Can you make such-and-such type of quilt?”

If you are interested, and would like some more information of available quilts, regarding costs, shipping, and insurance, please check our Quilts SB Etsy shop.

Andy and I are moving at a steady pace with our quilt and fabric wall hanging work. Keep abreast of all updates. I have added a “Follow By Email” capability at the bottom right of each posting under The Grid. You can also become a Follower of Quilts SB. Click on the “Join this site” to follow Quilts SB. I’ve added another means to follow the images of our quilt creations via Pinterest.

Check out my new experimental format of my Blog, Quilts SB Test. Certainly would appreciate your feedback.

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 or in red, it has found a home in a collection and is no longer available.

If you have any questions and/or comments please feel free to get in touch with me via email.


Jim and Andy

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