Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My Quip – We Are Working On Quilts – In Progress and Update

Good Day,

Just to give you a quick summary of the quilts and wall-hangings that Andy and I are currently working on. And yes, those of you who know me know that I have to have everything written down and scheduled to the nth degree. My grey matter sometimes seizes up… and so I have to have some sort of organized planning.

The house is definitely looking like a sweat shop, of sorts... but I am trying to keep organized. I'm trying.

The following is a list of the quilts and wall-hangings that Andy and I are currently working on.

Hexi-Abuelita – Half-hexagon construction of used clothes. Top completed.

Gran’s Reminiscences – A reconstruction wall-hanging from a couple of old quilts. Currently in design phase.

EssbeeCon – Template and construction designed. All fabrics chosen. Blocks are currently being pieced.

Test 40 – An exciting new angle we’ve come up designing a quilt. Just wait. The colors have been chosen and the top is completed. The quilting design has now been decided upon. Should prove very interesting.

Cosmo’s Moon – Drawing has been completed. Fabrics have been chosen. We’re really excited about this one.

Confetti Primary – Thread has been chosen. Fabric colors to be determined. Initial design has been laid out. Work to continue on creating templates.

The Amulet – Initial quilting has been removed. We decided that we needed to change the thread color. The quilt sandwich is prepared.

Astro-Physics – All initial piecing has been completed. Structural design and placement in development.

Blumish – All prep work has been completed based on original design. Working now on deconstruction phase of design.

Joseph’s Coat – Top completed. This is one amazing melding of colors and we are really pleased with our efforts.

Joseph’s Ladder Pants – The preliminary design has been completed. All blocks have been pieced and created. We are currently working on placement of sashing.

Mauk II – Blocks and top are currently in progress. Quilting design to be determined.

Rán – This Bargello construction should prove interesting. All fabric has been chosen. Currently developing quilting design.

Gunta Stölz – All fabrics have arrived. We are currently working on the intricate design in the hopes to be a testimony to the artist.

Batique OM I – Blocks in progress. Design to be determined.

Batique OM II – Blocks in progress. Design to be determined.

Civil War Re-enactment II – Fabric has been decided. Complementary design is currently under way.

Eagle – Mosaic design has been completed. Fabric obtained.

Orange Peel Indian Summer – Top completed. Quilting design to be determined.

Just Trees – Semblance of artwork has been discussed. Process continues.

1961 Bargello – Formula concocted to create design. Bargello grid is next step. Fabric and color choices are currently underway.

If you are interested of commissioning and working with Andy and I to create your memory quilt, please contact us. If you 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.

The above included image is a photograph from approximately 1910, titled "Men sewing in a large shop", from the Cornell University Library Collection, International Ladies Garment Workers Union Photographs (1885-1985).

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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