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black + white quilt

I’ve been secretly plotting and planning this quilt ever since Jeni posted her lovely Flagged Quilt Mini Tutorial.  Big bold blocks, yes please.  Maybe I shouldn’t divulge this next little bit, but it took me a bit too long to figure out the yardage using just two solids.  Um, yeah, I’m sure my first grader could have figured that one out. 2 yards of each.  Yeah.  Anyway…

I got stuck on the quilting design and binding parts.  The quilt top and backing were bright and bold in my mind, but everything else I hadn’t thought about.  Anyway, I came up with this triple loop quilting within each triangle ‘flag’.  I’m sure it’s been done before, but it worked really well and didn’t take very long.

I know it’s kinda hard to see, so I did a little sketch of it in case you’re curious.  It’s not perfect (mmm, nothing is) but once it was out of the dryer, it was so pretty and I used it right away.  I’d say the difficult part was the large loops, the smaller ones felt more natural.

Fabrics are all Art Gallery, Pure elements in Caviar and Snow for the black + white, and Flower Bed in Blush (from Croquette Collection) for the backing,  Pure Elements in Verve Violet for the binding.

I’m trying to work on a little project for this quilt to reside on, so hopefully I’ll be able to show you that in the near future!


47 Responses to black + white quilt

  1. crafterhours 09.06.2012 at 9:44 am #

    Wow, stunning! I love the back too. I thought it was liberty at first. What a nice floral.

  2. gail 09.06.2012 at 9:46 am #

    ahhh, this is gorgeous! i adore the floral backing and bright binding with the black and white, and that quilting is genius!

  3. moxiemandie 09.06.2012 at 9:47 am #

    LOVE this!

  4. Marla 09.06.2012 at 9:58 am #

    This is just lovely. Sometimes it is so hard to restrain yourself and go simple. Bravo.

  5. marysza 09.06.2012 at 10:03 am #

    oh! this is amazingly beautiful! simple and not many colors but it looks really amazing!!!!

  6. CBH 09.06.2012 at 10:08 am #

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 4 post on Sep. 06, 2012. Thanks again.

  7. CBH 09.06.2012 at 10:08 am #

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Sep. 06, 2012. Thanks again.

  8. Maureen Cracknell Handmade 09.06.2012 at 10:09 am #

    Gah!! It’s gorgeous!!!

  9. {Leila}Where the Orchids Grow 09.06.2012 at 10:14 am #

    Striking quilt, love how you decided to quilt it too!! Excellent work Anna!

  10. Marilyn 09.06.2012 at 10:47 am #

    Stunning! love it!

  11. giddy99 09.06.2012 at 10:55 am #

    It’s glorious! I love the B&W pop!

  12. QuiltyGirl 09.06.2012 at 11:00 am #

    I love everything about this!

  13. Belinda 09.06.2012 at 11:19 am #

    LOVE! Have had Black & White quilt in my mind forever – need to get it made :)

  14. Jeni 09.06.2012 at 11:23 am #

    Eeeek, it’s so pretty! love it in black and white! And the quilt turned out awesome, that’s so tough when you have two completely opposite colors in one top! :)

  15. **nicke... 09.06.2012 at 11:26 am #

    i love the pink binding and i love the quilting and i love the black and white and i LOVE the backing~! i bought a bunch of shot cottons yesterday… pink and purple being the two i loved most i see this in my future… do you maybe want to share your cutting dimensions with me??? so i don’t have to feel like a quilt math dunce! 😉 xo

  16. dana 09.06.2012 at 11:42 am #

    This is such a cool quilt! You had me at the triangles, but then you turned it around…and brilliant! I never would have thought to use floral on the back and it’s perfect. You’re a genius (forget about the measuring part. I would have done the same thing :)).
    Congrats on finishing an amazing project!
    I’m excited to see what goes with it…..:)

  17. Carolyn 09.06.2012 at 11:52 am #

    I love the contrast of the bold front wtih the floral back! Stunning!
    I always feel stuck in picking a color thread for the quilting when I have such different fabrics…what color thread did you end up using?

  18. beki 09.06.2012 at 11:57 am #

    Oh, I love it! It makes me want to make one right this second!!

  19. Brooke Crook 09.06.2012 at 12:04 pm #

    Amazing! Love the contrast of the black and white front with the floral back. And I use a Robert Kaufman quilting app to figure out yardage. It has a bunch of options where you put in block size and it tells you yardage needed. Very helpful for a math-challenged person like myself!

  20. verykerryberry 09.06.2012 at 12:07 pm #

    Love the drama in this! And the way you worked your quilt pattern kept your colours separate in your quilting- that stuff always does my head in when I am working out how to quilt something with high contrast, you clever lady x

  21. Christie 09.06.2012 at 12:09 pm #

    That is such a great quilt! I really love the bold colors paired with the pretty floral.

  22. kristin 09.06.2012 at 12:16 pm #

    anna. i love this. i love it SO much. WANT TO MAKE/STEAL FROM YOUR HOUSE.

  23. holly | bijou lovely 09.06.2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Totally in love with this quilt Anna! B&W + floral + PINK binding = perfect!

  24. kate 09.06.2012 at 12:43 pm #

    this is amazing anna!!

  25. Jenny 09.06.2012 at 2:24 pm #

    I love the contrast with the back — so cute!

  26. Vanessa 09.06.2012 at 2:48 pm #

    seriously in love with this! such a great combination of patterns and colors. go you!

  27. Tami B 09.06.2012 at 2:54 pm #

    Love, love, love!!!

  28. Katy Cameron 09.06.2012 at 3:02 pm #

    Cool, love how you quilted it :o)

  29. Elizabeth 09.06.2012 at 3:13 pm #

    I love love the combined black/white one side with the pinks and flowers on the other side. So cool!!

  30. Emily 09.06.2012 at 3:24 pm #

    Stunning! :)

  31. EG 09.06.2012 at 4:17 pm #

    I love the contrast of the bold/ colorless front with the soft, girly, colorful back. Love it!

  32. Heather 09.06.2012 at 5:26 pm #

    Such a great quilt! The colorful floral on the back is perfect.

  33. cinzia 09.06.2012 at 5:40 pm #

    what a surprise on the back! brilliant!

  34. Janelle 09.06.2012 at 8:49 pm #

    I seriously love this – at first I thought, hmmm the black and white is nice and bold. THEN the binding and the back – makes it quite stunning all put together!!

  35. DKB 09.06.2012 at 9:19 pm #

    Looks great ! Funny coincidence, my current quilt project has a solid front in all shades of purple and will be backed with a large art gallery floral.
    Love your color combo, it’s such a surprise

  36. chris 09.06.2012 at 9:46 pm #

    Absolutely lovely.

  37. Little Gumnut 09.06.2012 at 11:31 pm #


  38. Casey 09.07.2012 at 9:40 am #

    It’s gorgeous! I love that you backed it in a pretty print!

  39. Angela {fussycut} 09.07.2012 at 1:27 pm #

    So fun! I love it. That last picture is too cute.

  40. Kelly O. 09.07.2012 at 1:42 pm #

    there you go getting all kick-ass again! this quilt is awesome! the only thing wrong with it is it’s not at my house!

  41. Noc Majowa 09.08.2012 at 2:21 pm #

    This floral pattern is beautiful!

  42. Sarah Watson 09.10.2012 at 11:53 am #

    Yowza I love the black and white with that colorful binding!!!! Yaaaaagh, I love it!

  43. Lorraine 09.10.2012 at 5:23 pm #

    Love , love that quilt !!

  44. Rachel at Stitched in Color 09.11.2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Goodness, that’s fabulous! Really great design. You have a knack for doing great SIMPLE quilts. The quilting looks very nice. I know what you mean about large loops. They’re tough!

  45. Anonymous 01.15.2014 at 11:17 am #

    I love this quilt! Is it possible to share the quilt size, block size and how much fabric you used? Thank you!

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