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.