Monday, January 21, 2019

More Black & White


The Black & White Blog Hop was the perfect push to get out all those B&W quilts and get them finished.  This has a touch of color in it as it was a project to tame that tote of black scraps.  Stacked Coins is a great pattern for using up scraps - whether stacked straight or off kilter.


Straight line quilting in the sashing and a meander in the 'coins'.


And used up the last of the Zen Chic extra wide 'paper' for the back.


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Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Black & White Blog Hop



Welcome to the first day of the B&W HOP.  I wish to thank CARLA for setting things up, keeping us all in touch, and sponsorship.  Please be sure to visit all the bloggers hosting today:

                                                              Monday, January 21st





I would like to share my 'confetti' block with you today.  The fun thing with this block is that you can math it to any size you like and even a great block to use up those left over HSTs.


I wanted to use up left overs from other quilts and since I use Kona as my staple solids, I knew that my blacks and whites would all match.  Since I wanted this a large block quilt for the modern look, I made my HSTs 8.5" unfinished.

Another fun part of play with this block is you can place your side sashings either on the dark side or the light side of the HST.  I chose to frame up the dark side.  I used a 4.5" wide cut, but here you can play again.


I chose to set my blocks alternating points up and down, but you can really play with these and scatter them any which way.


With this setting, the only seams I had to match were the block edge seams.  I added a 4.5" wide border around the entire quilt.  Some scattered smaller HSTs in the border would have been cool as well.


There is a lot of wide open spaces to play with quilting, but I stuck with straight line.  Some black thread going with the flow of the HSTs and then some white pencil tracks to fill in.


I set the camera light change so the quilting would show on the back, which is actually the Kona Black.  AND yes, black catches every bit of dust, thread, cat hair, etc...


This finished at 56" square - either a large wall hanging or nice couch throw.

Those of you who are way better at EQ than I can certainly play with this one - would love to see and share them.

Thank you Carla for allowing me to play along with the B&W HOP and please be sure to visit everyone today.


I have a give away as well.  While black and white was fun to play with, I think it needs a little color pop sometimes.  So I have these 5 FQs of fun B&W with a pop of Hot Pink.  Please be sure I have a way to contact you and the winner will be announced on Friday the 25th.  

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Slow Stitching Sunday




It's been a while since I joined in with KATHY for a slow day, but today is a good day for it as our storm continues to rage.


I've been working hard on a lot of B&W quilts for the up coming HOP, but black and white mixed make gray so this is my list finish on that pile of quilts.  Just a thread's length to the last corner and then another thread length to be done.  Then it gets a good going over with the lint brush.


 Black & White Blog Hop Schedule

Monday, January 21st


Tuesday, January 22nd



Wednesday, January 23


Thursday, January 24



My Post is ready, but I hope all goes to draft plans as this is the colors for now.  We are in the white zone, however, we haven't gotten as much as predicted (so far) and it has changed into a freezing rain.  With sub-temps and high winds, it is very nasty out there right now. 

Stay safe and warm,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Friday, January 18, 2019

Ice, Snow, and Civil War


We are getting our winter all at once it seems.  First an Ice storm then some very heavy Snow - up to 40 inches they say.  Then a few days to clean out when it will start all over again - all while in the single digits (an minus).  So I've pulled my Civil War fabrics out.  Hey, we'll be waging a war against the weather so why not a war with fabric?  I have three projects in progress with these totes; maybe I'll empty them.


The next step on my "Book Hop" project is thirty 9-patches.  I got a start and.....


the rest have been cut, paired, and ready to stitch.  These should go quickly as I can just chain them thru the machine until completed.


Then I'll work on more of those Broken Dishes - I'm half way there.  I'm sure I'll need to cut some more.

My third project is a miniature using the left overs from these two projects - using up every last prescious bit of fabric.


My furkids are not liking this very cold weather and have already been growling out at the ice storm this morning - they disappear when I get the camera out, so I'll poke a little fun at them.

Stay safe and warm folks,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon