Friday, September 16, 2011

My Quip - What Are Those Quilting Fools Up to?

Good Day,

And as I sit once again in a quasi-comfortable chair waiting for my morning appointment the entry room TV blasts a Three Stooges advertisement about something about buying back gold for cash. Do we have to suffer and contend with the mental acumen of viewers that this marketing pitch is set for?. Hell, the Three Stooges and gold. Subliminally, stooge aka idiot... if one is sucked into the truth of the guarantees that ad offers.

Andy and I are keeping ourselves busy with our quilting. Here is a quick summary of our current efforts and thoughts.

1. Mondrian I is on the rack to be basted. We are currently deciding on the quilting pattern that will highlight the rainbow glass effects of each panel.

2. We are at the primary stage of choosing fabrics for two new Jacqueline de Jonge quilts. We will be attending her class this October to learn and understand her paper-piecing and color use techniques.

3. The Civil War reproduction fabrics have been received. I am trying to find some images of original quilts and/or blocks from circa 1860s. There are a number of nice and unique designs available in Internetland. In most cases the design provenance are usually that which a designer or quilt artist has created as either an adaptation or by inspiration. I am searching for originals and/or documented reproductions.

4. The storks are going to be busy, extremely busy. To date two of a possible four maybe seven baby and infant quilts have been completed.

5. Mauk II top is currently under construction. This is number two quilt of our Escher Series.

6. Cathedral Windows Winchester is currently in the design stage. All-things-being-equal this new quilt will be considered a part of our Cathedral Windows and Raindow Glass Series.

7. The design for Mondrian II has been completed. This will be a new addition to our Rainbow Glass Series.

6. Colored Windows II is be prepped for delivery to the MQX West 2011 Show in Portland, Oregon.

7. I am working on a new Paul Klee inspired design.

8. The design for Mauk III has been completed. Hopefully we can capture the element and flow of Escher's tessellations movement.

9. Andy has finished cutting and is now constructing a new quilt we have adapted from Kimberly Einmo's design Braided Links. The fabrics included are from a Moda Dream On Jelly Roll plus.

10. We are setting a goal of at least a possible seven entries to various quilt shows next year. These should include Florida, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Utah, Kansas, Oregon, and Michigan. This is a dream list... And we can only take one day at a time.

Don't forget to check out our available quilts at Quilts SB Etsy. The winds of winter are just around the corner... and the Holidays are just around the bend.

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.

If you are interested, and would like some more information of any available quilts, regarding costs, shipping, and insurance, please check our Quilts SB Etsy Shop.

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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