5.18.2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Jane's Quilt

It's that time of year, again... Blogger's Quilt Festival!  The time for all of us non-market-goers to have our own little party. 
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When I first posted this quilt last November, I knew I loved it, but I've been completely overwhelmed at the response.  1,183 page hits...the most of any of my quilts by far.  I didn't have it up in time for last fall's Quilt Festival, so I'm posting it for this one.



black and white quilt 1


I made this quilt for my friend, Jane.  She and I met via my best friend Ashley as part of a beach trip years ago and continue to go on the same beach trip and have made many others.  She's a runner, too, and I gave her this quilt during our last half-marathon trip...in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. 

The pattern is Full Swing by Rachel Griffith and I used a black-and-white bundle from Fabricworm with Kona White for the background.  The back is a gorgeous fabric I picked up at a fabric store in Charlotte.  In fact, I bought the backing fabric before I had even picked out the quilt pattern!  You can also see a hint of some black-and white half-square triangles on the back.  The strip is a nod to our much-loved Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and our wonderful beach trips.

Photo from lighthousefriends.com




The quilt is about 50" square and I quilted it myself on a long-arm that I rent at my local quilt shop.  Binding is Kona Black, sewn on by hand.



black and white quilt 2


Photos are at the beach house we rented on Tybee Island, just outside of Savannah.  It was a beautiful house and the town reminded me a lot of the NC Outer Banks.

When I finished taking pictures, I went upstairs to her room and spread it across her bed.  It took her for-ev-er to go upstairs, and I think my friend Lisa and I ended up designing a scheme to get her up there.



black and white quilt 4


To say the least, she loved it.  Hope you do too!
 
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33 comments:

  1. lovely quilt! I've been to cape hatteras but just stood underneath, I was too scared to go up.

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  2. Wow a black and white quilt - I love it.

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  3. I do loe it Angie. It's clean and classic but still manages to be a bit whimsical too. Great job!

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  4. Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. i love it! great fabric choices! the black and white is so classic.

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  6. Beautiful quilt. I just love black and white quilts, they are so stunning.

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  7. Very cool black and white quilt!

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  8. That looks great! I have a wip quilt in that same pattern -- it's been waiting for me to rip out the old quilting and do it over for a year! :D

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  9. Ah,yes...I remember this quilt. Loved it then and love it now!

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  10. Your friend Jane is one lucky gal. I really love your quilt.

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  11. Beautiful. I think it's the prettiest black and white quilt I've ever seen.

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  12. Love the graphic quality of this one! A real stunner!

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  13. I love modern twists on traditional patterns!

    Margaret
    http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

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  14. Black (and white) Beauty! Just so pretty...

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  15. Its wonderful!! makes me want to run off to my sewing room and pull out my black and white fabrics!!

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  16. I have always been fascinated by black and white quilts. Yours is so beautiful and inspiring that I am putting one on my to-do list. : ) So pretty!

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  17. Such a great story and a quilt full of memories! Very pretty :)

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  18. Love the black and white and the the location for your photo shoot.

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  19. Oh, I really, really, like this - what a simple concept taken to a stunning level with the monochromatic palatte - well done

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  20. very striking I need to collect B and W fabrics
    Ann

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  21. Gorgeous quilt! And what a lovely present to give to your friend.

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  22. love your quilt (my entry last fall was black and white supernova one) great story and your friend is lucky to have you. fantastic fabrics! thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  23. love black and white...so cool

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  24. i'm such a huge black and white fan; this quilt makes me smile. though to be honest, my husband was looking through the entries and spotted it even before i did!! :)

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  25. un résultat très moderne superbe

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  26. this is a beautiful quilt! love the nod to your fav lighthouse :)

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  27. I remember this wonderful quilt. It's good to see it have another outing :)

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  28. I saw for that pattern and dismissed it as ugly. Just goes to show what I know...
    Thanks for reminding me that the right fabric choices make or break the quilt.
    cindy b

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  29. Seriously beautiful - your friend is lucky!

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  30. I laughed about finding the backing before even the quilt...I have had projects like that! What a wonderful work of art.

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  31. Nothing better an 2 color quilts. Black and white perfect, very nice.

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  32. We've been nominated together at the blogger's quilt festival for best photographer. It's such an honour. Your quilt is fantastic, and ypur photos look amazing!!

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  33. Una maravilla de quilt y de fotos.
    Suerte.

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