Sunday, May 26, 2019

DrEAMi - in Black and WHite

When I heard about the two-color challenge over at Color Girl Quilts, I just had to Drop Everything And Make it.  Sharon is hosting a sew along / challenge to use just two colors. If you use black and white, the project could be eligible for a future issue of Curated Quilts.

So naturally my colors are black and white. I started with a big fabric pull from stash: 

Lots of possibilities there! I added some solid black and white, too, and I came up with a pattern. It's a flowering snowball variation. 

It's a very challenging block, with lots of cutting with templates. The block will finish at 9" so those corner curves are 3" radius. The layout will be off-set with lots of partial seams and Y-seams. 

This design allows for a little bit of a transparency effect where fabrics appear to cross each other. Choosing just the right values is critical to making it work in black and white.

I created this design in 2001 for a Piecing Group project. My friends made blocks for me using my hand-dyed background fabric and commercial batiks. I'm machine piecing the new black and white version; no time for hand piecing and my hands can't handle it anyway. 

Linking up with DrEAMi at MMM Quilts 
and with Monday Link Ups: 
Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Em's Scrapbag
Love Laugh Quilt


  1. Interesting block, I'm looking forward to seeing how you put it together.

  2. Oh my that would be a very challenging block, but wow you nailed it!

  3. Oh, that's such a cool block! Challenging, but rewarding :)

  4. Good luck with your very cool block. I'm a sucker for black and white quilts. You've got a wonderful, interesting block to make up.

  5. Great design! I think it will look fantastic in your black and white fabrics.

  6. Incredible block, very worthwhile. Can't wait to see more.