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Black and White

I have a friend, yes even more than one, that loves black and white. She recently re-fashioned her living room and dining room in a black and white theme. Knowing that I sew and quilt she asked if I had anything in of course, black and white. I went through my stash, started cutting, piecing, sewing and here’s what came out of it, can you spot the mix up of squares! I hate when this happens, excitement overruled on this one. I  like it despite the mix up of squares, it’s an original, ya that’s it, original. I’m betting she won’t even notice.

Black and White 45″ x 45″

Backside

Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Charms

So, in January while surfing the web for new, exciting, yarns, and patterns, I came across a quilting site. You know how they say we eat with our eyes first, well I was enthralled with all the great colours and patterns in quilting fabrics. Who new that quilting had evolved and entered the 21st century. These were not the quilts that I remembered from the ’60’s, ’70’s, ’80’s, of what the heck even the ’90’s. These didn’t have all those little flowered grandma looking fabrics, these had bold colours and layed out with wonky squares and stars. Being a sewer I new I could put together a quilt and all I needed to do was to find myself some funky fabric, fancy rulers, squares and cutting gadgets. Soon packages started arriving at my door, almost everyday. My husband thought I was running some kind of illegal business. I had packages from our friends south of the border (U.S), from China and from places I never heard of. I now have a cabinet stocked with all things quilting! And because I never do things small, it’s always go big or go home here is my first quilt. I know, maybe a photography course should be my next big thing.