Black and white

Flipping back and forth between projects…

Last week’s Wacky Quilters worked with black and white fabrics on a colored background. I really thought I would like this graphic background.

KEQ BW May 1

Wrong! Hated it! And I am sooooo lucky. When I fused my pieces to that background, I must have known that I would want to change things, ’cause I only lightly fuse-tacked the pieces. There was only one piece that did not want to release and that actually came off the fusible all right. This also allowed me to rearrange one more time, though I tried very hard to keep the original composition in play.

I liked the idea of green, so I found a piece of my hand dyed fabric that fit the bill and used it.


It’s strange how pieces sometimes go together so quickly and we struggle at other times. As soon as I started placing these pieces on this background, I knew exactly what I wanted to do, including the quilting!

All that remains for me to do on this piece is finish the edge.


We decided on a common size for our projects, so this will be squared up to 16 x 20. I’m going to use my favorite edge finish–cording, but no unusual shaping. Just plain and square.

KEQ BW May 4


KEQ BW May 5

The only things left are label and sleeve and I may get that done later tonight. I love fun and done!

Right now there are chores to be done that just can’t be put off any longer—even though I always try to put sewing first!