Friday, May 18, 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival - Spring 2012

Yahoo! It's that time of year - time for the Blogger's Online Quilt Festival.  This is the seventh online quilt show since the Spring of 2009. Amy from Amy's Creative Side hosts the quilt show on her website. It is an awesome event. Hundreds of bloggers showcase one or more of their quilts on their blogs. Amy has organized sponsors for giveaways for the quilt show participants and visitors. Make sure to visit her site to view the quilts.


The quilt that I would like to share during this Spring's Festival is called Scrappy Black  & White. 
For years I have collected black & white and white & black print fabrics. The pattern can be found in the book Spotlight on Neutrals by Pat Wys.  Scrappy Nines in neutrals is actually the cover quilt. 

 There are hundreds of nine patches in this quilt. My friend Karin  who blogs at Life in the Slow Lane could tell you how many. I'm not a "counting"  person so I'm  rather clueless on how many pieces are in this quilt. I worked on this top sporatically for many months. I loved how the blocks look so complicated. That's an illusion. Sewing the components of this quilt is not difficult. The use of value and the arrangement of the blocks just make it look like a difficult design.

The entire time I worked on this quilt, it was intended as a gift for my dear sister-in-law. Michelle loves black and white. She wears mostly black and white. For her wedding to my brother, all the bridesmaids wore white and all the groomsmen wore black. It was stunning.

Michelle has been a blessing to our family. Here is Michelle and her Scrappy Black & White. 

73 comments:

Sabine said...

Great quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

That is a stunning quilt!

Lettyb said...

This is so beautiful!

Kendra from missknittas studio said...

This is just gorgeous! Michelle looks like she really loves it :)

Bouts Choisis said...

Your quilt is fabulous - just beautiful! Thank you for telling me about the Quilt Festival - I'd not heard of it before. Will enjoy looking at all the lovely quilts this year - and maybe put one forward myself next spring!

carol fun said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love how it looks so complex, but it can be broken down into simple units. I have a stash of black and white fabrics that need to be played with -thanks for the inspiration.

Sue Daurio said...

Great quilt, now I want a black and white quilt. Beautiful!

Pile O Fabric said...

I love, love, love black and white quilts! This would be a beautiful bed quilt too! Thanks for sharing!

Pile O Fabric said...

I love, love, love black and white quilts! This would be a beautiful bed quilt too! Thanks for sharing!

straythreads said...

two color quilts are always stunning
I may have to start collecting black and white fabric
gorgeous
Ann

Hi, I'm Suz!! said...

Love your quilt! It's beautiful!!

Hugs ~~ Suz
www.inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

Heidi @ Buttons and Butterflies said...

I adore the black and white! What a great pattern!

Brenda said...

That is one of my favorite quilts.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It is beautiful (I like it better than the book cover shot, personally). The scraps really send this over the edge, though, instead of using a line of fabrics.

CitricSugar said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Eileen said...

oh that is just fantastic! i did a black and white supernova last year--had such a ridiculously fun time finding and playing with black on whites and white on blacks, so know how great this must have been. it's really stunning and absolutely lovely for your fortunate sister in law. thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Thelma said...

What a perfect quilt to share for the festival, I just love it! I need to get that book again, there were several projects in there that I wanted to make!

Cecily said...

Very nice! Great contrast. Love it!

Melinda said...

She looks delighted with the quilt - I know I would be.

Jan said...

Oh Becky, I love your quilt. Brilliant!

Martine Kuciel said...

formidable travail et subtile association des noirs et blancs
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great work and subtle combination of black and white

Janine said...

I would never even think of a black & white quilt....this is stunning!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful quilt!! love it

Sue said...

Oh how I love this black & White quilt ! This quilt is on my to do list !!!

quilthexle said...

What a lovely quilt! I love the visual impact of the black and white fabrics.

Margaret said...

I love modern twists on traditional patterns!

Margaret
http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

Melinda said...

Just lovely! I actually live in Newnan, not far below Atlanta. Nice to find another GA blogger!oh, and quilter!

pinsandneedles said...

I think I want a black and white quilt now! Thanks for sharing.

Jan Hutchison said...

I love your choice of background fabrics!

Janet said...

I would never have thought I would love a black and white quilt so much. Well done!

sandra said...

Very beautiful and sophisticated looking. Absolutely love it maybe one in my future.LOL

Marjorie said...

Fantastic!!! I love two color quilts and this has been added to my inspiration file for the next one!

Emma said...

Congratulations on making a quilt which is somehow both subtle and dramatic! It's terrific!

Julia said...

I love your black and white scrappy quilt. You are so kind to make it for your daughter in law. Great job!

Carla said...

what a fabulous quilt and I love that block

diane said...

Simply beautiful!

Dorothy said...

Stunning quilt, and so well done.
Your sister-in-law is very lucky!

Quilter Kathy said...

What a fabulous quilt! I just love it!

Karin said...

I am speechless! Fantastic quilt, LOVE it!

Teresa F. said...

Wow! Who said neutrals don't make stunning quilts? I love it.

Karen said...

I've seen this book, your interpretation is wonderful!

Quilterbell said...

Lovely quilt!, well done.

cat in tassie said...

Beautiful quilt! I've not seen that book before - might have to keep an eye out for it.

Allie said...

This is really stunning - you did a wonderful job! I must say it looks very complicated to me, lol, I am not a great piecer....

Busy Little Quilter said...

Hi, Becky!

I love the quilt. I, too, have a collection of blacks and whites that I need to do something with.

I know your sister in law loves it.

Wendi said...

What a beautiful gift for you sister-in-law! This quilt pattern has intrigued me, its on my list, but the list is very long, I'm afraid. You've done a great job, your quilt is Stunning!

Jacque. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

What Comes Next? said...

I love black & white quilts and this one is no exception - beautiful!

Marge Gordon said...

This one goes on my to do list for sure, thanks for sharing

Dar said...

I love your scrappy black and white 9 patch quilt. It looks stunning. I'd also like it in blue and white, red and white, you name it, the pattern is so dramatic most any 2 colors that have high contrast would work. Nice job.

Andrea Louise said...

Beautiful quilt!

Robin said...

That is just gorgeous! What a nice sister-in-law you are!

Rachel said...

Very striking!

quiltmom said...

It is a striking quilt- I have seen the book on the blogs but not had a good look at it. This is a particularly lovely one.
Thanks for sharing- Enjoy the festival.
Regards,
Anna

Marg said...

It really is stunning.

Amanda said...

It's beautiful. I love the different sizes of nine-patch!

Gayle Bong said...

Very nice collection of blacks and whites. Thanks for showing the block. I am not much of a counter either unless I gotta be. Happy quilting.

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

Stunning!

MariQuilts said...

Beautiful...what a perfect qift.

April said...

So Elegant! I'm sure it will always be cherished.

Recovering Perfectionist said...

What a fabulous pattern, and Black & White suits it to a T!

Shari said...

Michelle looks very happy with her quilt! It's just lovely.

Nicky said...

Who needs colour!

Stephanie said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Love the black and white...just stunning! Great job!

Kathy said...

Beautiful work! It's such a visually interesting quilt. Thanks for sharing it!

Martha said...

Love your quilt! You have my vote!

quilter said...

I love your black and white quilt. I have been collecting black and whites. I have debated about purchasing this book, need to look at it again!!

Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

Septiembre said...

Muy bonito, suerte.

Charlotte said...

congratulations on the win!

sonia said...

Congratulations on the win. It's a beautiful quilt!

Lynne said...

Congratulations on your win at BQF.

Lori said...

I LOVE it! Congratulations on your win!

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Beautiful work! I've been thinking about trying some quilt projects in black and white ... one of these days. Thanks for another piece of inspiration!