Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Black and White Triangle Quilt: Getting Started

I tried really hard to only work on easily avoidable tasks while my sewing machine is out for the next week or so getting cleaned, but then I wandered over to the piles of fabric I have waiting to become quilts. Oops! As I was combing through the piles...many piles, I came across this stash of black and white prints.
Black and white is definitely not my typical color (or lack there of) palette. It can be so sophisticated and glam, but besides clothing, I don't think I own one single black and white item. Maybe that means I'm not that sophisticated, ha, ha. I guess I just lean toward color.

Truth is, I probably would have never bought all these prints, but this quilt is being made for someone who loves black and I aim to please. After making  my daughter's quilt, I knew I wanted to make another triangle quilt and these black and white prints seemed to be the perfect candidates for doing so. However, because I am easing into this no color palette, I thought it would be fun and cool to add just a hint of blue. After cutting...a lot of cutting, I ended up with this huge pile of triangles. 618 to be exact.
What I like about this fabric selection is the wide variety of designs -- some are modern, some are traditional, some are just plain fun.
There really was no waiting on my part to start arranging these triangles. I haven't gotten more than a few rows laid out on the floor, but here is a sneak peak.
This girl (me), who loves color even if it is the softest shade, is REALLY digging this! And there goes my list of easily avoidable tasks to accomplish this week, because how can I stop working on this now?

Linked To:
Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday
Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday

16 comments:

  1. oh this is fun! I have a stack of black & whites I'm not sure what to do with, so I'll enjoy seeing yours come along!

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  2. The blue pops are the perfect complement to the black and white!

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  3. I have been reading all your posts (religiously). LOVE the black and white!! Amazing... xo

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  4. This is going to be really beautiful. Those little pops of blue somehow make everything very harmonious :)

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  5. love this - have been saving black and whites for some time now - even some with black, white and RED - I think that would be the added pop of color for me -

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  6. Don't you just love triangles. Your look great. Love the colors. I am a big fan of black and white quilts.

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  7. I really love the black and white prints you've chosen. I'm collecting b & w for a quilt on my bucket list and I'm having a hard time finding nice prints. Your fabrics give me hope!

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  8. Pretty! Excellent choice to mix the blue in with the black and white.

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  9. I was so excited to see this because I'm getting ready to join a triangle quilt along, and I was thinking of making black, white, and red my color scheme, so it was fun to get a little preview of how my quilt might turn out :-)

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  10. I love the blues added in. They're a little pop of colour without being so bright that they become the focus. Can't wait to see how it looks when sewn together.

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  11. I love everything about these fabrics! So pretty!

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    1. May I ask who the b&w fabrics are from?

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  12. Gorgeous!!! It's really very striking! Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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  13. Did you use a specific pattern, and if so which one? If not, what size are your triangles?

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