Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Black & White Crayons Flimsy Compete

In the end, I decided to add the small contrasting border because I felt it helped define the edges of the quilt and emphasized the contrast of the black against the white, which is what this quilt is all about.

Seeing the quilt on a neutral background, like in the photo above, really shows the benefit of the border. Seen against a white wall, (below) the quilt does look off center, because you lose the edge.

Both vertical halves of the quilt(without the border) are the same width - 20". The border was cut 3" wide, but that will trim down a bit when the binding is added. I'm going to use an irregular black and white striped fabric for the binding, sewn crosswise, like piano keys. And for added interest, I have the fabric in both "colorways" - more black than white, and more white than black. Guess which one I'm going to sew where?

The quilt is 43-1/4" x 55-1/2" (110 x 141cm), has 52 different black and white fabrics, 10 different WOWs and 9 different BOBs.

I love this version of the Crayon Quilt series... and check out the backing and hanging sleeve fabric I have selected. (My son said to me once: "You know one of the things I love about you Mom? When you go over the top, you keep going.")

You know how much I love black-and-white, don't you?

Did you know that every cat I have ever owned has been black-and-white? (This is Millie.)

No Fooling!


Megan said...

Fabulous quilt. Sensational cat. (Tuxies are the best!)

Sydney, Australia

Poppy Q said...

Your quilt and Miss M are awesome. We don't see many black and white cats in NZ. Lots of tabby cats.

Julie and Poppy Q

Fran said...

Love the flimsy, and Millie's photoshoot. And especially love your son's comment to you. He obviously "gets" you!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Great post - great quilt - great cat, too!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE, beyond LOVE ALL your quilts, but THIS one one is simply my FAVORITE!! It JUMPS off the screen!!

Brenda said...

fabulous! I had some of that head-hurting b/w print. could you post all your crayon quilt in one post so we can compare, contrast and admire them together?

Sewgirl said...

Love the quilt, and especially love your son's comment…what a lovely compliment!