Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Black and White Quilt #1 - Part 1

I can't believe I actually numbered this post #1. That must mean there will be more black and white quilts in my collection. I hope so. After seeing all the pictures of the red and white quilts on exhibit at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC ( http://www.folkartmuseum.org/infinitevariety ) I decided to start my own collection.... in black and white.

Might as well start simple and since I love the nine patch block, I'll start there. I was working on getting my seams lined up perfectly. And I did... most of the time. This is a quilt design in progress and I tend to design as I go. So far, the nine patch blocks are made and I've started on the fleur de lis blocks. They are machine embroidery appliqued. I used Moda Bella Solids in Black, and Ivory, which is a warm off white, however the ivory looks a bit gray in the photos. Check out my website (http://www.charmpacksplus.com/) to purchase Bella Solids from Moda.


There will be 13 of the nine patch blocks and 12 of the fleur de lis blocks alternating in a setting of 5 x 5 blocks. Each block will be 9 x 9 inch finished. They are 9.5 x 9.5 now. I will add borders and corner blocks to this, but the exact design has not yet been decided. I need to do a little research on borders before I tackle that job. When I see it, whether it's in another quilt or in my imagination, I'll know it's the right one.

Here's a Photoshop rendering of the design so far......


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