Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Black and White

Normally, I use bright colors.  For this quilt, I took my inspiration from a black and white wedding invitation. As usual, it took me a long time to plan.  I toyed with many ideas, and by the way, did not choose one of them.  Based on the log cabin block, I did a bit of improvisation with an end result in mind.  Fortunately, my stash was filled with black and white fabrics.  Sizes ranged from a fat quarter to 3 yards.  I had quite a variety from which to work.  I started cutting strips into different widths and cut a variety of squares.  And then began piecing, sewing and trimming.  I organized my blocks into finished sizes of 7", 8" and 9" widths.  Random joining of blocks and then strips hanging on my design wall.

black and white, log cabin
Hanging on the design wall
After much adjusting, adding, trimming and moving strips around, I arrived at a completed top.

 I pin basted using a tabletop technique (something I just learned), and quilted using white thread in a free motion loop pattern.

Dimensions 72" x 80"

And finally, I added a label.

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  1. Your quilt came out great. I love black and white - don't understand why I don't have a lot of it in my home (b/c I don't). And I love your label. Did you have labels made? And what did you use to write the variable part? I've been thinking of doing something similar but haven't known quite where to start to get it done.

    1. Thank you. I do love the black/white combo and didn't really want to give the quilt away when it was finished. The label was designed by my sister (graphic artist) and printed by Spoonflower. I used a Pigma Micron pen (sometimes I use a fine point Sharpie) for the writing.

  2. LOVE the black and white quilt! and the polka dot binding is perfect!

  3. This quilt makes such a great impact with the black and white combo. I love both front and back!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  4. I love it! I recently saw both a black and white with yellow and a black and white with lime green at a quilt show and Mande a mental note to make one someday. Visiting from Needle and Thread Thursday. Thanks for sharing!

  5. This quilt is so impressive. I loved how you used different sized blocks.

  6. Such an elegant quilt. Nice!

  7. Love love love love.


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