Saturday, October 12, 2013

Not Everything is Black and White or even Gray

During the month of September and October Heartstrings has had a black and white string quilt challenge.  The center strip can be color of choice. I previously assembled a top using green polka dots for the center string. With this one I've about used up my long strings and now have a bag of shorter strings for some wonky log cabins. I also see a few black and white crumb blocks in my future.  I do have some pink polka dot fabric that would look good as centers so maybe I can stretch one more set of 24 blocks out of what's left of the long strings with a little stash enhancement. We'll see. 

This will be a donation quilt when finished. Don't know where yet. I guess it depends on when it gets finished. I'll probably add a border to finish it off also. 

Since black is the color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge I'm joining in on that linky party. Go visit if you'd like to see how everyone else is using up black and gray scraps this week. 

Now I have to go clean my sewing room.  It's time to bring the house plants in from the deck and the table by the south window where they are supposed to go for the winter is full of crap   fabric and other sewing supplies. 

15 comments:

Julierose said...

Oh that lovely blue really softens the black/grey nicely..beautiful quilt...hugs, Julierose

Julie in GA said...

I love your black & white string quilt with that pop of bright color--beautiful!

Angie said...

Ooh! Nice vivid combinations!

Prima Donna said...

Wow! I would never have thought of this combination, but it is lovely.

Sheila said...

Wow. This is great! You go girl!

soscrappy said...

What a great color combination! So fun.

Edith said...

I love the black and white prints with the 'electric' blue. So many neat prints in there.

Karen said...

Very stunning quilt. I love the pop of color.

Deb A said...

Love the bright blue in this quilt. It just makes it sing.

FeatherDuster said...

This is so cute!

I've never had more than just a couple black/white prints around (never use them), but seeing this makes me want to get a pile and make a quilt like this!

littleorphanskein said...

I love black and white with a pop of only one other color. So striking. I'm working with black and white as well right now, but it's coasters and placemats not a quilt top. (I have to put limits on myself in order to complete projects, and another project is the main focus right now). I think my hubby would LOVE a black and white string lap quilt. Hm..

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I've been wishing I had time to make some of the B&W strings... yours look great!

Vic in NH said...

I'm laughing WITH you, Cathy, because I had to wait a few days for my menfolk to get the big heavy AC unit out of my southern window to be able to bring in my 5 Christmas cacti.The window edges were all yucky with spider webs, ugh!

Ellen said...

Fantastic quilt - the recipient is going to love it!

rutigt said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the blue polka dot :)
Gun, Sweden