Wednesday, December 30, 2009

black and white

I thought I would be quilting a baby quilt yesterday.
I thought I would...but I didn't.
There was too much going on here:
The after Christmas cleanup began,
The kids were underfoot,
Trying to make soup out of a ham bone...?,
Making Banana Bread out of all those ripe bananas.
When I quilt on the machine, I want a nice window of
so I don't have to keep starting and stopping.

So.....since I couldn't quilt.....I pieced.
I've been wanting to begin this black and white quilt.
So I did.
This quilt will be going to one of the SIX
high school seniors that attend my little church.
Normally, we have 2 or 3 kids graduating.
With six.... we really need to get going!
And January is a GREAT month to begin.
We are having a Saturday morning quilt-in
next week, so I also needed to have a little sample. :)

After making those black and white squares I wondered.....
"How would this pattern work with scraps?"
I think it works just fine!!


  1. I love the black and white!
    Hope your Chritmas was such good as mine. I wish a great 2010 for you and your family.

  2. The black and white is quite striking, and the scrappy blocks have a nice homey feel. Sometimes piecing can be quite therapeutic. I love it when I have pieces cut out in a stack by the sewing machine. Then I can piece in the little found moments. So many of my projects right now are in a place where I don't want to touch them unless I have uninterrupted time. And that doesn't happen as often as I would like :).

  3. Both of these are nice, normally I don't like black and white so much- but that is gorgeous! I always love coming to your blog, because you post often- thanks for the inspiration! =)

  4. My favourite would be the black and white one. I love it.The scrappy one works as well and isn't it amazing the different feel the two options give to the quilts. The kids are going to love them.

  5. I think it works fine too; they both look great! Your graduates will love them.
    Happy New Year, Beth!

  6. So pretty, both the black and white and the scrappy ones! Those graduates will be lucky to receive these beautiful quilts.

  7. Oh what lucky kids. Love the black and white; but, I am very fond of black and white. Maybe a bright color tiny inner border?

  8. Great pattern! I really like the scrappy version, too. Isn't nice to get some creative time in during the post holiday heyday? Hope you have a happy new year!

  9. Looks like FUN! Thanks for the heads up-- will hope to be there for the sewing time!

  10. lovely....

    it's - almost - sort of - kind of - ...
    like a log cabin??

    happy new year!!

  11. Very nice......six lucky kids......I favor the black and white too.
    Happy New Year!

  12. it looks awesome! I love that little swirl design you're doing!

  13. I like both quilts but gotta say the scrappy one is my favorite. (I just love scrappy quilts, can't help it.) The black and white one is very elegant. And, of course, there's nothing wrong with elegant!


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