Friday, April 29, 2011

Study of Pink and Black

Nothing can refresh me like a new project. I was inspired by a quilt at
I just happened to have loads of black and white prints that I have been trying to use up. What a great combination- quick, easy, fun. Who wants to spend loads of time on a baby quilt that it going to be abused. I am surrounded by a baby boom, so I need to have quilts on hand. Char shared her black and white scraps with me that she no longer wanted. I love how my version turned out.

I have had 6 flannel b&w stripe fat quarters for years. They never seem to work for what I want to do, so I was determined to make them work on the back of this quilt. I drew up a plan and went to work. The black was flannel I had on hand as well as the pink. I used every last inch of this pink fabric on the back.

I just love how the pink plays with the business of the black and white prints. Shortly after I quilted this one I checked out McCall's Fast Favorites from the library ( When I saw this quilt (
, I knew it would work for yet another pink quilt (since I haven't even made a dent in my Black and whites yet).
I set to work on my kitchen counter piecing the quilt while standing in the kitchen. Let's just say this won't be the most straight quilt I have ever made. I have all the blocks made for the second baby quilt.

After 2 baby quilts, I still haven't made a dent in my black and white stash. Stay tuned for quilt number 3 with yellow as the accent this time. It is a quilt from McCall's Quick Quilts March 2010


SubeeSews said...


my two grand daughters have been getting black/white/with red or pink quilts from me for two years now. And I also have not made a dent in my black/white fabrics!

Sue Lantzer said...

Love it, Teri! What visual stimuli for babies, looking at all the shapes and lines and color.
Gypsy Sue

Barb said...

Your pink and black look wonderfully together....