Monday, December 5, 2011

My Quip – Blue Diamonds – Updates – Preparing for MQX 2012

Good Day,

Blue Diamonds is progressing very slowly. There are 1890 unique pieces. Each one of the 63 blocks is not, and I repeat not, a duplicate of each other. Hence there is one heck of a lot more time involved determining the color and shade combinations and mirror imaging for, and cutting and sewing each block.

Blue Diamonds is our original design inspired by the works of Paul Klee, especially his 1923 work "Twin Tents". At the moment, we haven't come up with a quilting design that would complement the embedding of the Blue Diamonds in each setting.

The above image is of scraps left over and cut from the fabric prepared for Blue Diamonds and settings. It looks like a deflated Piñata, or at least one that had had been its beatings.

Two new projects, currently underway, Dogwood Steps and Dino in the Window are in the quilting – waiting mode. The backings have been chosen and quilts – sandwiches are in progress.

The quilting design has been tossed around for our Mondrian I. Our hopes are to develop and affect that which will give the individual squares and rectangles in the design a quasi – beveled effect.

Our Civil War Reenactment I also is in line to be quilted. We will be developing and using the Baptist Fan method of quilting.

And of course we are creating our portfolio of quilts and wall hangings which we will be preparing for the Special Exhibit of our work at the MQX 2012 shows in Providence, Rhode Island and Portland, Oregon.

Christmas and Holiday Quilts are still available. If you are interested contact me by Facebook message or via email.

See My Quip or visit our Quilts SB Etsy site.

And do you need a new Quilt? Give a Quilt for the Holidays. Check out our posted On Sale and our currently available quilts at Quilts SB Etsy. Stay-tuned for an extra discount on Christmas Quilts available, after Thanksgiving. We are planning to start our 2012 Holiday line shortly.

Also check out my new experimental format of my Blog, Quilts SB Test. Certainly would appreciate your feedback.

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 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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