I'm once again joining the Favourite Things Friday party at Quilting in My Pyjamas. Shay and I had an email conversation about the subject of black and white quilts recently, trading links and inspiration. It's something that's on both of our to-do lists.
Here are a few of my favorites, done by some highly creative quilters, from Flickr. As you can see, they're not all just black and white. Some have another color or two thrown in, just enough to make it pop, sing, or sizzle. I really like that idea.
1. Quilt Show in Portland, 2. Circle Applique Quilt Top, 3. "Which is Which", 4. The Geese are Free!, 5. Spider Web Doll Quilt, 6. Rett's Black and White Stringer, 7. T-Bright Spinners on Black and White, 8. Opera Quilt, 9. Half Moon DNP, 10. The Black and White Quilt
I also started a folder in my browser's bookmarks for black and white quilts, and here are links to a few of them. Remember, you can middle button click to open the link in a new page, or right-click and select "open new tab."
Snapshots Quilt, by Elizabeth Hartman
Planetarium Quilt, by Elizabeth Hartman
Snail Trail Mini Quilt
Striking Black and White Quilt
For the past few months, I have been collecting black and white fabrics for a quilt. I also bought a pattern but wasn't sure if it was the one. After overthinking the matter far too long, I realized I was approaching this as my one and only black and white quilt, not what was more likely to be the first of many black and white quilts that I may make. Perspective shifted, I cut some fabric, already.
This also seemed like a good time dust off Viv, my vintage Singer 301, to do the piecing. She does a great quarter-inch seam (as long as I don't drive over the line), and she really needed something to do besides just sit there looking all retro-sexy.
Here's a sneak peek at the layout. In the next post, I'll show you what I've gotten sewn together. I'm really liking it so far!
How about you? Have you made a black and white quilt? Feel free to share a link to one you've made or been inspired by elsewhere, if you'd like.