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Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Black & White Slashed Squares Flimsy Complete
Julie likes photos of crumpled quilts, so here you go Julie. I can see the quilt will also look good on my charcoal gray couch. Of course, my cat Millie will look good on it too.
Wanda suggested I try the minis right down the middle. I didn't feel they brought anything to the party. The quilt on its own has a lovely kind of rhythm and I felt the mini blocks broke that rhythm apart, and to me, they muddied the crisp "black and white"-ness of the quilt. I think the combination of mini and full sized blocks may have been better had the quilt been more colorful and scrappy, but that's an exercise for another time. I'll certainly use the mini blocks - probably on the back. We'll see.
For those of you who wanted to see if this pattern could be accomplished in black and white, obviously it can, but let me warn you, the success is all in the fabric choices. There were several "white" fabrics and at least one "black" I used that looked good in the blocks, but when placed next to other blocks were a lot more ambiguous than I had anticipated. I got them to work, but it wasn't without a fair amount of fuss. I didn't count, but I must have had at least 20 different fabrics. For this quilt, I had to go shopping. I think this particular pattern (Click here for my Slashed Squares tutorial) is most successful the more fabrics you use.
The backing and binding will stay black and white with no color. If you're going to go over the top, you should keep going, and for this quilt, it means NO COLOR.