Saturday, October 13, 2012

My Quip – Test 40 Quilt Top Completed

Good Day,

And our endeavors have completed another top, sans border and binding… Test 40.

Test 40 is our quilt design, using the base construction idea of Maggie Ball from her book, Bargello Quilts With a Twist. I am really impressed with Maggie Ball’s idea of segmenting the technique of Bargello construction and creating a Bargello Block.

I learned to work with Bargello needlepoint in my teens and twenties and have always been intrigued by the variable optical and movement effect. Guess this stems from my penchant for trigonometry and geometry in high school and university. Wait until you see what Andy and I are working on with regards to creating a quilt out of a trigonometric formula which is created from one’s birth date. (You’re going to have to wait.)

Test 40 is the result of receiving a new Aurifil thread product to sample and work with. (Thank you, Alex Veronelli.) My first idea, before we attempted sewing and quilting with the Test 40 thread, was to create a quilt design that could be constructed of some of extracted colors of the variegated thread. (See my Posting My Quip – Test 40 – Progress.) The fabric is of solid colors of the Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton line.

Here are a couple of images of the Aurifil Test 40 thread.

And some images of the constructed top. The approximate size of our Test 40 quilt will be approximately a Queen-size quilt. (See my Posting – Test 40 – OP and Bargello.)

If you are interested of commissioning and working with Andy and I to create your memory quilt, please contact us. If you 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.

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Jim and Andy

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