Saturday, November 2, 2013
Back with a Black & White Bang!
Alright gang, I know that it's been pretty darn quiet around here lately. But rest assured that my sewing machine has truly been getting quite a workout. I just didn't think that you'd want to see a long line of posts about my continued machine production of black and white Broken Herringbone blocks for my MSBHQAL project.
I really didn't think that I'd manage to submit anything for Molli's wrap up linky party that has some fabulous prizes on the line, but I busted out over 20 blocks in just over a month and was able to throw together this quilt top.
My color scheme was based off of this beautiful palette
Even though my blues turned out a little more electric and bright, I think the colors still play really nicely together!
I don't know why I've kept black/white prints mostly for bindings before now. I love how sharp and crisp they look next to those bright colors - each block that I created was so much fun to see as a completed square! The scrappy black sashing gave each block a little chance to breathe without breaking up those geometric shapes.
I also had fun sparsely throwing in a few prints that showed a pop of color. The stripes of goldfish below were what sparked the idea. They were just too cute to not make an appearance.
My original plan was to make it 6 blocks wide by 6 or 7 blocks tall - I'll probably end up going back to block making a ways down the road and add to it when I can put a fresh pair of eyes on it. But for now, I think it looks exactly as I was hoping it would - scrappy but still fresh and bright!
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