Sunday, November 18, 2012

black and white...



I think I'm hitting the sweet spot in my post-surgery recovery. Am finally feeling well enough to sew and yet not well enough to work. I love color obsessively but after seeing the delightful Andie's new book I'm feeling the urge to make something in neutrals. This classic New York Beauty quilt from the International Quilt Study Center and Museum or IQSCM was made in the late 1800's.




In "Modern Designs Classic Quilts" Andie created her own most lovely version of this design in black and white fabrics. It is simply stunning. Scroll down and you can see some drool worthy shots of it here. While I'm generally drawn to the "puking rainbow" school of color choice, the coolness and sophistication of a black and white palette is really exciting. Finally, thank you all for your good wishes. Everyone in both my real and virtual lives has been wonderful. I appreciate you all so much!

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  1. Glad you are feeling better and good enough to sew too!
    Love those black and white fabrics....

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  2. Thanks so much! I feel rusty at both sewing and blogging...

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  3. Glad to see that you are better. Thanks for the link to that amazing quilt (both old and new). My guild did two applique black & white quilts last year and they turned out so amazing. They had so many blocks turned in that they made two quilts (Fred & Ginger). The Ginger quilt had just a touch of soft gold in it. Beautiful.

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    1. How fantastic... Are there photos of these quilts online anywhere? I'd love to see them!

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