Monday, September 7, 2009

Black & White - Day Two

Yesterday afternoon, I cut through the rest of the fat quarters and the black yardage for the black and white and red quilt from my last post. I didn't realize I had so many different prints!
This is all I have left to cut from - the white yardage and the red accent fabric. As this seems to be an afternoon project, I hope to get this done today!!
I would have posted Day Two last evening, but we had a terrific thunderstorm here last night! David's newly built trash "dumpster" had a real test!
Have a glorious day, all!!
Barbara Ann

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Black & White Day One

McCall's Quick Quilts' November issue had a quilt in it that definitely caught my eye. And, unfortunately, I can't leave well enough alone and had to add my own little quirks to the design (above).

I've been collecting black and white fabrics for a few years now, and the magazine gave me just the right boost to get started on a new quilt.

I bought this red fabric off Ebay, with the sole purpose of jazzing up a black and white quilt. At the time, I really didn't have a pattern or design in mind.

So, this afternoon, I spent my time cutting up some fat quarters, 10" inch squares from a quilting forum swap and some odd small pieces of black and white fabrics. I have the black FQs to go and then I'm going to cut a little bit from my yardage pieces to be sure I have plenty of variety. I'll figure I'll have quite a few leftovers, so a neat idea for the back occurred to me:

It's very sloppy because I was in a hurry to get the thoughts down and back to cutting, but I think you can get the idea. The main graphic is the flying geese wandering from bottom left to upper right.

Wish me luck!!

Barbara Ann