Monday, June 8, 2015

Q129 – Moon Over Bayshore – Quilt

Good Day,

Andy and I would like to introduce our newly completed queen size quilt and bedspread, Moon Over Bayshore.  This is our 129th quilt.

Here is the original draft of our design.

We began the thoughts and workings about a year ago when we were approached to make a custom bed spread/quilt. And of course it had to include the full moon.

The final draft design, the colors, and the choice of Sew Batik fabrics were made and finalized this past February. The construction of the Moon Over Bayshore is a pieced design on our drawing transposed on to strips of muslin. This quilt is composed of 4 layers: the top; muslin; batting; and the backing.

The dimensions of Moon Over Bayshore are: Width – 80” (203 cms) and Length – 90 ½” (230 cms).

The design of the quilting is a dense configuration to highlight the moon, the night sky, the girders, the buildings, and the water reflections. All quilting was done on our Longarm and our Domestic machines. The thread is YLI brand.

Follow the progress and updates of our work at the following posts –

April 25 - My Quip – A New Quilt on the Way – Moon Over Bayshore

April 26 - My Quip - Moon Over Bayshore - Question/Answer 

May 4 - My Quip – Moon Over Bayshore – Progress Update

May 17 - My Quip – Moon Over Bayshore – Update – Top Completed

More images –

And the back –

Moon Over Bayshore has been delivered. And its new home is in Tampa, Florida. Success…

Please feel free to email Andy and me at Quilts SB if you have any questions, comments, thoughts, ideas.


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Monday, June 1, 2015

My Quip - Our New Quilt Project - Hope

Good Day,

Andy and I have decided to branch out on a new quilting project. Our new quilt project is named - Hope.

At this point in time all we can say is that we know that we have been inspired by a number of persons...and a thought...and a legend.

I stumbled upon the story of Sadako Sasaki "a Japanese girl who was 24 months old when she was exposed to radiation... and, at the age of 12 after spending a significant amount of time in a nursing home, began making origami cranes with the goal of making one thousand, inspired by the senbazuru legend." (Thousand origami cranes, Wikipedia.)

Almost simultaneously I chanced upon Mike F. on the other side of our continent who has been presenting his beautiful Crane block creations online. At this time he is up to his number 678.

And what a perfect project for our leftover and scrap fabric.

Andy I have decided to create two different size blocks; not sewn 6 ½” and 5 ¼”.  And we're going to try and create the 1,000 cranes.

We are drawing our own paper patterns for each Crane thanks to Quilting Arts magazine; Free Quilting Patterns. Each paper-pieced Crane, from start to finish, takes about 45 minutes.  That's 45,000 minutes; 750 hours; 31 ¼ days.  And that's just the blocks.

The project design is a secret. You'll just have to keep checking back to see where we're going with our Hope.

And our 7th Crane.

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

Also please note that our Quilts SB new URL address is


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