Monday, July 1, 2019

Q161 - Spring Wakes - In Fredericton, New Brunswick

Good Day,

Andy and I would like to introduce you to our 161st quilt -

Spring Wakes

Spring Wakes
Jim Smith and Andy Brunhammer
June 2019

Spring Wakes has traveled from Tampa, Florida, USA to a wonderful new little boy in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Spring Wakes began when we heard about the upcoming birth of a brand new addition to the family. The excitement of the fathers was/is electric.

The dimensions of Spring Wakes are 42" wide and 47" long. The fabrics of the Harlequin background are Kona Cotton, available through and the fabrics used for the bouquet of Daffodils are Batiks from Sew Batik.

The Harlequin diamonds of the background were cut using an AccuQuilt template. All were pieced to created the background.

The Daffodil bouquet was drawn and then transferred to the Batik fabric to create the individual pieces and parts of the flowers. The Daffodils were appliquéd to the background using a zigzag stitch with Janome 6600We then thread-painted the flower details, again using our Janome 6600.

It happens that the ideas for the daffodils is from the wall paintings and decorations of daffodils in the new son's room as created by the fathers.

Images of our work and progress -

Follow our progress at Quilts SB, at both our Quilts SB Facebook page - and our Quilts SB Website -

Andy and I hope you enjoy our presentation and posting of our work and details of our Spring Wakes journey.

And if you have any questions, thoughts, comments and/or ideas for Andy and me please feel free to contact us at Quilts SB - email -

Definitely enjoy,

Jim and Andy


MLS said...

I just found your blog doing research on men quilters - this is beautiful! Great job :)

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