Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Black and White and Colors all over


Just to let you know I have not given up sewing. This is what I spent my black and white scrap stash on this week. I got the grand idea  to do this in our two day scrap-a-thon from seeing it on judy simmons blog . Please note my current favorite black and white print of a martini glass. I also sacrificed some of my fave cow fabric.
An older friend of mine once told me, "learn from your elders, if you cut up and use fabric in a quilt you'll keep, you still have the fabric!" Wise woman.

The sewing bee members all  chose to do a different pattern but shared scraps. By sharing, of course I mean I took more home by the good grace of my  suppliers friends.
so this is the whole thing laying on the flannel only a bit different than Judy's. I think it may be a bit bigger, likely because I'm a bit bigger, ahem. It looked a hot mess up on the design wall at our bee, but seems less chaotic somehow now.
 It might finish at about 50 X 70 and I need to do some think tank work on how to break sewing it into segments that I can easily machine quilt, then put it together after. It's how I do bigger work. I try to break it into segments that are workable but not numerous.
As it's February, I plan to start tomorrow showing you some of my Valentine quilts.
I'm back to the machine now for some instant gratification! Color! Just what we need on a gray and sleet/rain filled day.
LeeAnna

14 comments:

  1. Stopping by from Freshly pieced linky party.. your Elder was so right.. I love the flow of the quilt

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  2. Hi LeeAnna!
    Looks great! Black and white with colour accents is always an eye catcher! It's a great idea! My quillow grew to the size it wanted to be. That's the joy of quilting/sewing/art !
    Looking forward to seeing your Valentines quilts!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  3. I think it turned out fabulous! I'm not afraid of color...its my go to color of choice!

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  4. Beautiful! Thank you for linking up @ the party. :)

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  5. Great quilt! Love the bright colors with the black and white prints.

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  6. I really really love this! The four patches look like confetti...

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  7. I have some favorite cow fabric too! I like your piece. A lot!

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  8. I love scrap quilting! The quilt is beautiful -- the scraps make it sparkle. And I love love love the quote about using fabric -- so true!

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  9. This looks awesome! Iove the colors and how they pop. It does brighten these dreary winter days:)

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  10. Love the mixture of black and white and bright scraps. Looks like you had fun and fed your scrap habit, I mean added to all those scrumptious piles of small pieces of cut up fabric,at the same time.

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  11. Love the black and white prints mixed with the pop of color. This is what I am doing for my birthday blocks this year. You have a lot of fun prints!

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  12. Great quilt. I am also a fan of black & white fabrics. What a great way to use them adding splashes of color.

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  13. fun quilt! the black and white with pops of color look really cool!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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