Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My Quip - NT Celebration – Top Completed – Progress Update


The top of Andy’s and my new king size quilt project, NT Celebration, has been completed. Right now our NT Celebration is 101” (256.5 cms) wide and 113” (287 cms) long.

The following are what we were requested in order to produce this king size quilt.

  • Please use fabrics from my own, my husband’s, and my mother’s gently used shirts.
  • We would like to use the main colors of red, white, and blue.
  • We would like to have a separate but merging effect of the colors.
  • We would like it to have a somewhat patriotic attitude.

Sure, we said. We can try. I had an idea.

And with CorelDraw X7 I translated and drafted my initial designs.

Next was the application of the three key colors, red, white and blue.

The provided fabrics were all cut into 4 ½” and 2 ½” squares.

Check out our previous thoughts and post in Quilts SB at –

My Quip – NT Celebration – A New Quilt in Progress

And the top has been completed. Here are a few images –

Next are the choice of backing and the style of quilting.

Follow our progress at Quilts SB. If you have any questions, thoughts, ideas, please feel free to contact us via email at Quilts SB.


Jim and Andy
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Q124 – Sleep Jezebel – Quilt and Wall Hanging

Good Day,

Our new quilt and wall hanging, Sleep Jezebel has been completed.

We pixelated a black and white image clip of Bette Davis from her 1938 movie Dark Victory.

Here are some other images of our Sleep Jezebel.

Follow our thought process and progress, with additional images, at the following postings at Quilts SB.

Sleep Jezebel – Our New Quilt and Wall Hanging Update

Progress Report – Sleep Jezebel

A New Project - Sleep Jezebel – Quilt and Wall Hanging 

Sleep Jezebel is currently on display at the Fiber Expressions 2014, October 17 through November 23 at the Unitarian Universalists Octagon Arts Center, 2470 Nursery Road in Clearwater, Florida.  For further information follow this link - Fiber Expressions 2014.

Andy and I would like to hear your comments, thoughts, ideas. Please feel free to contact us at Quilts SB.


Jim and Andy
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Quip – Fiber Expressions – Clearwater, Florida – October 17 – November 23

Good Day,

Andy and I, along with five other talented fabric artists, will be presenting our work at Fiber Expressions this coming Friday, October 17 through Sunday, November 23. The fabric artists include Andy Brunhammer, Linda Dawson, Suzanne Evenson, Peg Green, Karol Kusmaul, Brenda Schlechter, and Jim Smith.

Our show and exhibit will be sponsored at the Unitarian Universalists Octagon Art Center at 2470 Nursery Road in Clearwater. A total of 72 pieces will be on display.

An Opening Reception will be sponsored Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Viewing times are at the Octagon Art Center -

Tuesdays - Fridays: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon;
Sundays - 9:30 am to 10:30 am; 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.

For special viewing arrangements please contact (727) 789-3536.

The following are representative of our creations.

Linda Dawson – Flight of Fantasy

Suzanne Evenson – Grid Series – Yorktown Trees I

Peg Green – Prairie Sunset

Karol Kusmaul – Bloom

Brenda Schlechter – Maisie's Garden

Andy Brunhammer and Jim Smith – La Vie en Rose


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Monday, October 13, 2014

My Quip – NT Celebration – A New Quilt in Progress

Good Day,

Friends have been asking Andy and I what we’re currently working on. Yes our new project is a king size quilt – NT Celebration. It is a quilt that we have designed and are creating from ‘upcycled’ fabric.

All fabric has been cut into 4 ½” and 2 ½” squares. We’re not going to reveal our initial design as yet. We hope the gradations of fabrics will create an amazing design and picture.

And for those logophiles ‘upcycle’ is, from what I can see, a legitimate word. I would hope that our new quilt project will do the definition justice.

The initial dimension of our new commission – NT Celebration will be approximately 100” (254 cms) by 112” (284.5 cms). This is one monster of a quilt.

The images represent eight of 25 strips. In other words, from the center moving to the right what I have been able to capture is approximately 32% of the whole of NT Celebration.

Check our Quilts SB Facebook and Quilts SB Google+ pages for short and quick updates.

Stay tuned to Quilts SB for more work and progress. And oh yeah, Quilts SB now has a new URL address -  .

If you have any questions and our comments please feel free to email us at Quilts SB.


Jim and Andy
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