When I found out that my best-friend-since-4th-grade’s daughter was getting married, there had to be a quilt.
And the daughter likes black and white.
And I had scraps.
The blocks came together very quickly: 2 2-1/2″ squares, 2 2-1/2 x 4-1/2″ strips, 1 2-1/2 x 6-1/2″ strip. Ta-dah! This quilt used 108 blocks and finishes at 54″ x 72″.
It will be mailed next week.
I have settled on a layout for the scrappy black and white blocks made a couple of weeks ago.
It will be throw sized, about 54″ x 72″.
Between Friday morning, Friday night and a bit of a push Saturday morning, I got the quilt cut out.
And about 30 blocks finished.
It sounds more impressive than it is, only 5 pieces per block.
But they are cute and will make an interesting black-and-white quilt.
It was the last thing I needed, so, naturally, it was the first thing I did.
Start a new quilt!
I have four that I am actively working on right now. This makes five.
One for each finger on my left hand? One for each working day of the week?
Oh well…the black and white scrap bin was overflowing.
YAY! A finished quilt is a wonderful thing.
Black and bright started as a bunch of black and white print fabrics leftover (mostly) from three black-based quilts I made a while back.
Add the bright pieces and you are off!
And a scrappy binding. And a suitable back.
Ta-dah, a quilt
It started as a color experiment. My black and white scraps were overflowing, as were the solids.
Not a bad combination.
It seems a little too much like other designs I have done recently, but I ran out of scraps before it could go further.
The binding will be scrappy solids to mirror those pieces in the quilt. I hope to quilt it in the next few weeks and we’ll see how it looks as a finished piece.
68″ square. Not very big, but as big as I could go with what I had. And that is OK. Nice couch quilt size.
The Black and Bright blocks are complete.
It was breezy out and I couldn’t get better pictures, but there are 9 in all. Trying to decide what to do next. Sashing and setting…borders? I’ll share more when there is more to share.
Just a note, I did about 15% bright in the black/white blocks. I tried 10% first, but it wasn’t quite enough. This feels about right…
The house quilt is only waiting on a finished house.
The bright doors make me happy. And the scrappy binding to match.
I hope it will bring joy to the family of Number One Son when the time comes.
And this is my first finish of 2019. Seems appropriate.
ps–Based on Third Street Neighborhood pattern, if you want to give one a try yourself. If black and white isn’t your thing, I really think it would be good in any colors–cream and brown with bright blue doors, for example…
Number One Son and his wife and children are building a new house. So, three quilts are on the list for that family this year: a housewarming quilt for Son and Wife, and a bed quilt for each of the boys (2).
Here is the housewarming quilt flimsy. Wife likes black and white.
What do you think? I am thinking this may become my go-to wedding quilt.
ps–Based on Third Street Neighborhood.