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














2 comments:

  1. Well, actually, the way the picture was taken, the flying geese go from bottom right to upper left . . . um, sorry for any confusion :)

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  2. Very cool design!! I can hardly wait to see this quilt when it's done :0)

    Crispy

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