black and white in color

Thank you, thank you for all the great comments on my In Flight quilt! For those who asked, yes, there is a pattern coming, and I’ll be sure to let you know when/where you can find it once I know. What I didn’t tell you last time is that I actually made not one, but two quilts for Lotta’s upcoming lines for Windham Fabrics. Yes, lines! In addition to her beautiful and colorful Mormor collection, she also designed a great black and white collection, Sylvia.

(photo courtesy of Laura, Windham Fabrics)

I wasn’t quite sure which direction to go with this second quilt. For a long time I thought I should go all black, white and gray with this one, and I even started sewing up a couple blocks that way, but it wasn’t feeling right. Then I thought it might be fun to sort of combine the two collections, using solids in shades complementing the Mormor collection to highlight the black and white prints. (Interestingly enough, in Lotta’s description (did you read it? It’s here, if not) she talks about how this black and white collection plays well with her Mormor collection, so I’m glad I decided to combine the two!)


The color blocked background was actually inspired by the backing of the In Flight quilt – I really liked the fabric line in rainbow order and thought it might be interesting to use that idea for the background of this quilt. But not in strict rainbow order – more of a loose flowing rainbow background.


You’ll recognize the design as a remake of my Edges and Angles quilt, and while I wasn’t originally going to use a similar color blocked background, I’m really glad that I decided to do so. I love the different shades of each color and I love that I was able to incorporate a little piece of the Mormor collection in each section. And I think those black and white prints really stand out against the colorful background.


The backing was a bit rushed (that pesky deadline!), so it’s, um, mostly gray. But it does show off the quilting – I decided to draw out one large tumbler shape and I quilted straight lines echoing that shape. And the binding is a nice charcoal gray, a no brainer really, since each black and white prints is outlined with the same color.


I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly looking forward to February. I will definitely be adding prints from these two lines to my stash!

p.s. thanks, Mom, for the quilt name!

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20 Responses to black and white in color

  1. 1
    Joolz says:

    Wow, I love this! The quilt in front of the skyline couldn’t be a more perfect pair!

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    Sarah says:

    Ahhh oh my gosh this is really gorgeous! Beautiful 🙂

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    Pat says:

    Love, love, love, love this!!

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    CJ says:

    Wow, it’s wonderful, really striking. The top photo with the city skyline is stunning.

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    Sigrun says:

    Both quilts are great, the name of this one is brilliant! 🙂

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    Donna says:

    You really knocked it out of the park on these last two quilts! Stellar work and now I can’t wait for February 🙂

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    Jazz says:

    It’s just amazing I love it. You have done a fab job on both quilts

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    Terri Godfrey says:

    If I’m not mistaken….MorMor means grandmother in Swedish.


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    Susan Strong says:

    This is such a happy looking quilt!

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    Dominique says:

    What a great quilt! Vibrant, unpredictable, daring. I’m loving this!

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    Nettie says:

    This quilt is very mondo. Love it.

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    Emily says:

    Beautiful quilt! Love the black and white paired with those gorgeous colours. Can’t wait to get some of those lines!

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    Lisa E says:

    Fabulous! Love the way you used the colors. Any hope for a tutorial or pattern on this?

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    sarah says:

    I admired the first edges and angles quilt, but this is striking! I avoid black and white, but this inspires me to think about using them. Thanks for sharing pictures of your work.

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    Gladys says:

    Love seeing your quilts and pictures. The picture of the quilt on the bench with the skyline in the background is exceptionally striking. Thanks for sharing!

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