Saturday, May 1, 2010

Q47 – Quilt – V-Bricks


Well it’s about bloody time. All of the new quilting threads spools have arrived and we got right to work putting together one of the quilt tops waiting in the wings. With a drum roll, please let us introduce you to the new addition to the C&N Series – V-Bricks.

Following on the heels of C&N (Q40), Patience (Q42), and Altered Logs II (Q46), you can see by the images in our Quilt Grid below, that there is a consistency of fabrics in the C&N Series.

The ideas for the design of V-Bricks originate from three sources. 
  • One – Some pictures of some “Utility Quilts”. The earliest example of a record that I can find of a Brick Quilt is about 1875. 
  • Two – From Kaffe Fassett’s book “Museum Quilts, Designs Inspired by the Victoria & Albert Museum”, The Taunton Press, CT, 2005 and his Bricks Patchwork design. 
  • Three – The horizontal quilting technique used by Sushma Patel Bould in her Bauhaus design. As you can see from the close-up images below we decided to run the horizontal quilting perpendicular to the bricks. The similar quilting in Patience runs parallel to the rectangles.
The dimensions of V-Bricks are: Length – 78” (198 cms) and Width – 75” (191 cms). The center image above presents V-Bricks spread out on the surface of a King-size top mattress.

Here are some close-up images of V-Bricks:

To see previously posted quilts, there is a visual grid presentation at the bottom of my Blog 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, it has found a home in a collection and is no longer available.

Please let me know if anything on the Blogsite does not properly work, or do what it says it is supposed to do. I’m always striving to make sure an ease of use.

If you are interested, and would like some more information of the available quilts, regarding costs, shipping, and insurance, please get in touch with me at our Quilts SB Etsy shop.


Jim and Andy

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