Friday, February 6, 2015

Q125 – NT Celebration – King Size Quilt

Good Day,

Our new commissioned quilt, NT Celebration has been completed.

All-things-being-equal, Andy and I have tried to create, construct and present a quilt that held to the following requested guidelines:

  • We used fabrics from the client’s, her husband’s, and her mother’s used shirts. 
  • We used the main colors of red, white, and blue. 
  • We were able to create a design that expressed and conveyed the client’s request. 
  • We believe that we have created a quilt with a patriotic boldness.

NT Celebration has been our way of touching the ever popular tradition of quilting and the same time while creating warm bedding. It is now at its new home in central Florida.

NT Celebration is a king size quilt measuring 97 ½”- width by 114”- length.

The quilt is constructed of all salvaged and recycled clothes except the backing. 

The quilting is edge-to-edge in an interwoven curve pattern. The “patchwork” of the top is made of a series of blocks, all cut in two sizes – 4 ½” and 2 ½”, which were all cut from the clothes provided and then assembled.

The top is a representation of the Red, White, and Blue. The exploding fireworks are the celebrations we were asked to express.

Check out the creative progress and working of NT Celebration at the following links.

My Quip – NT Celebration – A New Quilt in Progress – October 13, 2014

My Quip – NT Celebration – Top Completed – Progress Update – October 22, 2014

If you have any questions, comments, ideas, please feel free to contact Andy or me via email at Quilts SB.


Jim and Andy


Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

An absolutely fascinating quilt. Good job!

Whynottryitagain: movies, quilts, making said...

Love the explosion design on the squares background. Good job, Gents!