Saturday, October 2, 2010

Q66 – Christmas Quilts – OP Angel


And we try to produce a new quilt at least once a week, and today’s new quilt is our third entry to our OP Noël SeriesOP Angel. This is a companion quilt, albeit a new piece to our other two introductions Noël Diptych at Q63 and OP Noël II at Q64.

This construction is an original design in which I am playing with the optical art format. You will notice a repeat and an overlap of the use of similar fabrics between the three quilts of the OP Noël Series. The dimensions of OP Angel are Length – 59” (149.9 cms), and Width – 80” (203.2 cms). All-things-being-equal you can reverse the dimensions. Check out the wings of the Angel in the optical design.

The construction is a simple confluence or horizontal and vertical rows of rectangles. The quilting is parallel lines at about ½ inch (1.27 cms) apart. (Thanks once again to Sushma Patel Bould. We really do like this simple and clean form of quilt stitching. I believe there are over 76,000 stitches.) The backing is a cream to blend and match to the folksy Angel and Christmas fabric and the binding is the same as the green print. (See My Quip dated September 6.)

The following are images of close ups and the backing. Please remember the actual shades and tones of the colors may not appear as clear and crisp in the images. They are close.

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.

Please let me know if anything on the Blog site 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.

We will be showing some of our quilts at the Cypress Creek Quilters’ Guild Show, As Your Garden Grow. The Show will be held at the USF Botanical Gardens on November 6th, 2010.

Stay tuned for our new quilts – OP Noël I and OP Ornament.


Jim and Andy

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