Saturday, December 13, 2014

My Quip – New Quilt Project Started – Chopsticks

Good Day,

Well there have been a couple of Jelly Rolls just sitting on the shelf in our work room asking to be used.

Hell, don’t we all see and buy some fabric at some time and say to ourselves that’ll make a nice quilt? The new fabric was bought and then a number of other projects got in the way.  There always seems to be another one that butts into the project schedule and line.

And then I picked up Karen Fisher’s 2012 book Easy Grid Quilts. I like Karen’s approach to color and her use of mathematical progressions. I like her use of classic patterns and her examples of composed quilts. I also admire the use of the word “Easy”.

Her piece Garland just triggered a thought that I may be able to use one of the Jelly Rolls socked away in our work room. Karen’s certainly looks like a beautiful use of the Rail Fence pattern.

I picked one labelled Chop Chop by Robert Kaufman Fabrics by Lunn Studios. Why not?

These are the current inspirations for our new Chopsticks.  And here are some images of our current work.  At this point 80 of 120 blocks have been completed.

Do we know what our final Chopsticks will look like? Well, somewhat. Do we know the intended size of our finished Chopsticks? Maybe. Somewhat. Do we have an idea of a final design? Well…maybe.

Oh yeah, each strip is, pre-sewn, 1" wide by 5 1/2" long.

Andy and I are just as interested in what our final outcome will be. You’ll have to keep checking back to see our progress and where we are going. There is sort of a freedom creating a quilt in this manner.

Two other almost completed projects are our new Equality and NT Celebrations quilts.

If you have questions, thoughts, ideas please feel to contact us via email at Quilts SB.


Jim and Andy

1 comment:

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

So interesting, I really look forward to the outcome of Chopsticks.