Saturday, September 4, 2010

Q63 – Christmas Wall Hanging and Quilt – Noël Diptych


As promised we have completed our first quilt of our OP Noël SeriesNoël Diptych.

Not Noël Dipstick – Noël Diptych! The OP is my reference to OP Art and the Noël to Christmas. Hence, OP Noël Series.

Noël Diptych is a result of my workings on a first draft for a commission that may be headed to North Carolina. I liked what I had designed and thought that I could do the same with some Christmas fabric. The two fabrics: Peace Love Faith in cream designed for MMFab, Inc. and Rustic Christmas Twinkle in red were both acquired from

Thinking that it may be a nice idea to create a Christmas Wall Hanging instead of a quilt, I worked on a simple checkerboard idea with the two fabrics. And not satisfied with only one hanging I then decided to recreate a mirror image of the first. And Noël Diptych was generated.

Noël Diptych is a set of two panels. Each individual panel is 72” (182.9 cms) in length and 25 ¾” (65.4 cms) in width. Andy hand-stitched the binding of each panel and completed each with four loops at the top on the back to allow many different means of hanging. And if one would like to join the two panels together we have created three sets of ribbon-ties which all can be paired up and tied together from panel-to-panel. Together the two panels are 72” (182.9 cms) in length and 51 ½” (130.8 cms) wide.

The following are images of Noël Diptych.

And next, images of close ups and the backing.

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

Noël Diptych is being presented at the Cypress Creek Quilter’s Guild Bi-Annual Quilt Show, As Our Garden Grows, this coming November 6th at the University of South Florida’s Botanical Gardens. We will also be displaying a few others of our quilts in the show. The show is Saturday, November 6th, 2010 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The USF Botanical Gardens is located at 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, Florida.

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.

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Andy and Jim

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sensational - I get it!!!!