Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Quip – Blue Memories In Progress – How Many Stitches?

Good Day,

Blue Memories Quilt top has been pieced and completed. It is now ready to be quilted. We have learned one valuable lesson… One cannot load a quilt on a Longarm frame that is wider than the width parameter of the Longarm rack.

After one row of horizontal quilting, we counted just fewer than 1,700 stitches of quilting. That is, 1,700 stitches to almost traverse the width of Blue Memories.

And we have calculated that there will be more than 220 rows of horizontal quilting. In another words, that is, 382,000 stitches. This of course does not include the border quilting or the binding. Now we’re talking about 400,000 stitches. That is one heck of a lot of thread.

Keep tuned to Quilts SB to follow our progress of Blue Memories.

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.

Andy and I are moving at a steady pace with our quilt and fabric wall hanging work. Keep abreast of all updates. I have added a “Follow By Email” capability at the bottom right of each posting under The Grid. You can also become a Follower of Quilts SB. Click on the “Join this site” to follow Quilts SB. I’ve added another means to follow the images of our quilt creations via Pinterest.

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 have any questions and/or comments please feel free to get in touch with me via email.


Jim and Andy

No comments: