black + white quilt

I’ve been secretly plotting and planning this quilt ever since Jeni posted her lovely Flagged Quilt Mini Tutorial.  Big bold blocks, yes please.  Maybe I shouldn’t divulge this next little bit, but it took me a bit too long to figure out the yardage using just two solids.  Um, yeah, I’m sure my first grader could have figured that one out. 2 yards of each.  Yeah.  Anyway…

I got stuck on the quilting design and binding parts.  The quilt top and backing were bright and bold in my mind, but everything else I hadn’t thought about.  Anyway, I came up with this triple loop quilting within each triangle ‘flag’.  I’m sure it’s been done before, but it worked really well and didn’t take very long.

I know it’s kinda hard to see, so I did a little sketch of it in case you’re curious.  It’s not perfect (mmm, nothing is) but once it was out of the dryer, it was so pretty and I used it right away.  I’d say the difficult part was the large loops, the smaller ones felt more natural.

Fabrics are all Art Gallery, Pure elements in Caviar and Snow for the black + white, and Flower Bed in Blush (from Croquette Collection) for the backing,  Pure Elements in Verve Violet for the binding.

I’m trying to work on a little project for this quilt to reside on, so hopefully I’ll be able to show you that in the near future!

47 thoughts on “black + white quilt

  1. crafterhours says:

    Wow, stunning! I love the back too. I thought it was liberty at first. What a nice floral.

  2. gail says:

    ahhh, this is gorgeous! i adore the floral backing and bright binding with the black and white, and that quilting is genius!

  3. Marla says:

    This is just lovely. Sometimes it is so hard to restrain yourself and go simple. Bravo.

  4. marysza says:

    oh! this is amazingly beautiful! simple and not many colors but it looks really amazing!!!!

  5. CBH says:

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 4 post on Sep. 06, 2012. Thanks again.

  6. CBH says:

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Sep. 06, 2012. Thanks again.

  7. Striking quilt, love how you decided to quilt it too!! Excellent work Anna!

  8. Marilyn says:

    Stunning! love it!

  9. giddy99 says:

    It’s glorious! I love the B&W pop!

  10. QuiltyGirl says:

    I love everything about this!

  11. Belinda says:

    LOVE! Have had Black & White quilt in my mind forever – need to get it made 🙂

  12. Jeni says:

    Eeeek, it’s so pretty! love it in black and white! And the quilt turned out awesome, that’s so tough when you have two completely opposite colors in one top! 🙂

  13. **nicke... says:

    i love the pink binding and i love the quilting and i love the black and white and i LOVE the backing~! i bought a bunch of shot cottons yesterday… pink and purple being the two i loved most i see this in my future… do you maybe want to share your cutting dimensions with me??? so i don’t have to feel like a quilt math dunce! 😉 xo

  14. dana says:

    This is such a cool quilt! You had me at the triangles, but then you turned it around…and brilliant! I never would have thought to use floral on the back and it’s perfect. You’re a genius (forget about the measuring part. I would have done the same thing :)).
    Congrats on finishing an amazing project!
    I’m excited to see what goes with it…..:)

  15. Carolyn says:

    I love the contrast of the bold front wtih the floral back! Stunning!
    I always feel stuck in picking a color thread for the quilting when I have such different fabrics…what color thread did you end up using?

  16. beki says:

    Oh, I love it! It makes me want to make one right this second!!

  17. Brooke Crook says:

    Amazing! Love the contrast of the black and white front with the floral back. And I use a Robert Kaufman quilting app to figure out yardage. It has a bunch of options where you put in block size and it tells you yardage needed. Very helpful for a math-challenged person like myself!

  18. Love the drama in this! And the way you worked your quilt pattern kept your colours separate in your quilting- that stuff always does my head in when I am working out how to quilt something with high contrast, you clever lady x

  19. Christie says:

    That is such a great quilt! I really love the bold colors paired with the pretty floral.

  20. kristin says:

    anna. i love this. i love it SO much. WANT TO MAKE/STEAL FROM YOUR HOUSE.

  21. Totally in love with this quilt Anna! B&W + floral + PINK binding = perfect!

  22. kate says:

    this is amazing anna!!

  23. Jenny says:

    I love the contrast with the back — so cute!

  24. Vanessa says:

    seriously in love with this! such a great combination of patterns and colors. go you!

  25. Tami B says:

    Love, love, love!!!

  26. Katy Cameron says:

    Cool, love how you quilted it :o)

  27. Elizabeth says:

    I love love the combined black/white one side with the pinks and flowers on the other side. So cool!!

  28. Emily says:

    Stunning! 🙂

  29. EG says:

    I love the contrast of the bold/ colorless front with the soft, girly, colorful back. Love it!

  30. Heather says:

    Such a great quilt! The colorful floral on the back is perfect.

  31. cinzia says:

    what a surprise on the back! brilliant!

  32. Janelle says:

    I seriously love this – at first I thought, hmmm the black and white is nice and bold. THEN the binding and the back – makes it quite stunning all put together!!

  33. DKB says:

    Looks great ! Funny coincidence, my current quilt project has a solid front in all shades of purple and will be backed with a large art gallery floral.
    Love your color combo, it’s such a surprise

  34. chris says:

    Absolutely lovely.

  35. Casey says:

    It’s gorgeous! I love that you backed it in a pretty print!

  36. So fun! I love it. That last picture is too cute.

  37. Kelly O. says:

    there you go getting all kick-ass again! this quilt is awesome! the only thing wrong with it is it’s not at my house!

  38. Noc Majowa says:

    This floral pattern is beautiful!

  39. Sarah Watson says:

    Yowza I love the black and white with that colorful binding!!!! Yaaaaagh, I love it!

  40. Lorraine says:

    Love , love that quilt !!

  41. Goodness, that’s fabulous! Really great design. You have a knack for doing great SIMPLE quilts. The quilting looks very nice. I know what you mean about large loops. They’re tough!

  42. Anonymous says:

    I love this quilt! Is it possible to share the quilt size, block size and how much fabric you used? Thank you!

    1. Anna says:

      Yep! The links are above, but I followed Jeni’s tutorial: http://www.incolororder.com/2012/07/flagged-quilt-mini-tutorial-giveaway.html and I used 2 yards of black and two yards of white. 🙂

    2. Anonymous says:

      thank you!!!

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