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

64 comments:

  1. I love this idea for using up those scrap HSTs! I have a small pile of red ones accumulating next to my machine right now. I am seeing a scrap quilt of different size blocks of different colors in my future. Thank you for this block design ... :-) Pat

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  2. Wonderful quilt and tutorial. I love it! The giveaway fat quarters are also very pretty and generous.

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  3. I think your black & white is lovely. Don't enter me in the giveaway, I have enough fabric and don't need more. Happy Stitching!

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  4. Your quilt design is wonderful, it has great movement! I love the straight line quilting and the use of the 2 different colors of quilting thread.

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  5. I love these B&W quilts. Thanks Sharon

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  6. This is a great design and would look beautiful in any color. I like the simplicity of two colors and yet it has such fun motion to it. The different thread colors really makes it amazing. Love it, Sharon!

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  7. What a clever design. It came out beautifully! Please leave me out of your generous giveaway.

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  8. What a stunning quilt and when broken down so simple. Love it, love it, love it. Thanks for sharing it and all its construction details with us.

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  9. Love your quilt - thanks for the quick tutorial & the quilting suggestion. I made a D9P black & white quilt with hot pink as the center square. I added a solid black border which I need to remove because it dulled it down.

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  10. This simple design lends itself well to the black and white theme. I love the quilting you did! It looks fantastic Sharon!

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  11. I've always wanted to make a 2 colour quilt but haven't got round to it yet. Thank you for a great tutorial

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  12. WHAT A WONDERFUL QUILT, GREAT 2 COLOUR QUILT.
    hjrogers@sympatico.ca

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  13. What a fun quilt. I also use straight-line quilting with my walking foot when I quilt. It is so much easier to feed through my sewing machine than free motion quilting. Thanks for the chance at those lovely pink prints.

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  14. Love the two color idea, I am sure to try it, love the idea of adding hot pink to the mix as well.

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  15. You may have just giving me the plan for a two color crayon challenge project I need to make. My colors are medium gray and lime green and I just wasn't coming up with anything. Hope you aren't too snowed in. We're in Texas visiting family so we missed the whole storm.
    Pat

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  16. How timely! I have a baggie of HSTs left over from a black and white "smitten kittens" quilt and they have been begging to come out of time out! Now I have an easy project, so modern, so fun. And a giveaway!! Yes, please! Thank you thank you! Please pick me! thimblepie@gmail dot com XO

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  17. Clever use of HST's for leftovers or any print combo. I like the eye appeal and few seams to match for a quickie quilt.

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  18. I really like this, Sharon. The stark contrast of the black and white makes this pop and the quilting adds so much to that contrast. It would be fun to see the quilting lines done in that hot pink too.

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  19. I love the way the triangles look as if they are blowing across the quilt. Leila Gardunia had a Scrappy Triangle Quiltalong in 2017 featuring paper foundations for 6 inch triangles. She still offers them free to anyone who signs up to follow her blog. I just downloaded them, but couldn't imagine making a whole quilt with them. This might be a fun way to use them.

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  20. The quilt is reminiscent of Flying Starlings. I think you did a wonderful job capturing the black and white!

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  21. Your quilting does such a great job of enhancing the design. Thank you for sharing!

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  22. Great quilt and yummy goodies to win!

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  23. I like this quilt even though black and white are not my go to colours. Thanks for the tutorial. I would like to try this with some scrap batiks I have in my stash. I'm always grateful to folks like you who share their energy and talents with the rest of the quilting community

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  24. I'm on the hunt for quick and simple quilt ideas - this one is perfect - thanks for sharing it!
    I agree - those brights would make it POP! even more - I'll keep that in mind!

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  25. I love the way you quilted it! Nicely done. And that's a cute pop of color pack you put together.

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  26. What a stunning quilt. I made a table runner with black and white and teal and, you are right, that pop of colour can really make a difference. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. Interesting design. No thanks for the the giveaway.

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  28. Cute quilt. I like that it can be used with different sizes of triangles. I always end up with lots of those.

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  29. Oh I love it! What a fun way to stash bust a little too. Your quilting us just perfect for that modern feel too!

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  30. Your black and white quilt is perfect for out outreach group and I can see this in many variations. Thank you for the opportunity to win the pink "pop" fat quarters.

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  31. What a great quilt. Thank you for sharing the tutorial to make the blocks. I can see this all sorts of ways, but in black and white it is amazing. A huge thank you, Sharon, for joining the B&W Hop.

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  32. Great quilt! It really looks like confetti scattered about! Love it! And you are right, what's better than black and white and pink??!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial and your finish!

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  33. Great quilt design. Simple but effective, and you can't go wrong with B &W! Thanks for sharing!!

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  34. Love your quilt design!! I always seem to end up with extra HSTs so this would be a wonderful way to use them!! Thank you for the opportunity to win your yummy fabric!

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  35. Wow, that packs quite a punch. I like it and I love how you quilted it. Who knew straight lines could be so impressive. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win FQS. Those are super cute!

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  36. Beautiful, so modern and fun. Thanks for sharing the pattern. karenbbsnow@gmail.com

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  37. Thanks for the Blog Hop inspirations!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  38. Love the fat quarters!

    Sherri at pjsdcrum@gmail.com

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  39. This would be a great quilt for using up larger scrap pieces - really look like tossed confetti. Thanks for the great idea and the giveaway of those colorful FQs.

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  40. loved looking at all the black and white quilts. I like a little pop of color too. Your quilt is really nice.

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  41. this is a very fun and pretty quilt. thanks for sharing and inspiring. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  42. Great quilt and I love your quilting. Who knew black and white could be so much fun.

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  43. I have always loved black and white and I think your quilt is dramatic in a cool way.

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  44. Hmmm I really like this ...A person could use gray or black or any old plain color...tytyty for sharing your talents with us....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  45. I am collection blacks for a black and white quilt. I like how you quilted yours with the black and white threads as well.

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  46. I love black and white but a pop of color is great as well. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  47. Hi, Sharon, that's such a fun quilt! Such simple blocks with a stunning result, especially with your quilting.

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  48. Hi Sharon,

    I like your Confetti block. . . what a great idea.

    I'm thinking that it might be even more striking using black as the background and different brights for the HST.

    Thank you for the eye candy.

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  49. Neat design that would be fun to play with. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  50. The black triangles are quite striking. The quilting is eye catching as well. I should not be amazed at your creations as each creation is always amazing and I am still amazed. I love the quilt and the quilting. Great job - again! Thanks for sharing, Sharon. You are generous with your giveaway.

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  51. Wonderful quilt, I'm sew happy I found this hop.

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  52. Love the design and the quilting w/ black and white! Thank you for sharing!

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  53. Thanks for offering a giveaway during the Black and White Blog Hop!!

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  54. My baby is turning TWO tomorrow and she loves puppies. And I love a good splash of color! What a great quilt!

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  55. What a fun quilt! I know that many people do not like working with HST, but I love it. They are so versatile and can add so much fun to just about any project. I think your quilting is perfect for this project to. Simple, yet effective. :-)

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  56. Your poodles are darling!! They reminded me that I have about 15 of them waiting in their box for their time to shine. They are fun to make!!My original plan for this hop was to finish my poodle quilt too but then life took over.
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  57. Your quilts are fun and simple! That is my favorite. I love the colors as well. You can reach me at Sapphiregirl999@hotmail.com

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  58. 2019 is the year of the scraps for me and that looks like a great way to use up my limited solid scraps. thanks for the pattern!

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