My Black and White Blog Hop Post

There won't be much color on my blog today. 
Black and White is the Blog Hop theme. 
Have you been following along from the posts on Monday? 
The projects are GREAT! Such VARIETY! 
Carla who blogs at Creatin' in the Sticks
put together a fun blog hop.
Thanks, Carla, for all your work and organizing.

Here is my completed quilt! 

And what better place to take this photo than in the snow we got this past Saturday!

I used a very busy fabric for the backing.

I posted about my fabric stash and using the Accuquilt Go! to cut the triangles HERE.
I liked cutting the triangles so quickly. 

I quilted it on my sewing machine using the walking foot.
I find that the easiest for me.

I am glad you stopped and hope you visit the other bloggers' posts today. 
Perhaps you will find an idea to use black and white fabrics in a quilt very soon. 
There is a Pinterest page for the Black & White Blog Hop HERE 
where you can see all the projects (posted so far) and very few words.

Black & White Blog Hop Schedule

Monday, January 21st


Day 2 of Black & White Blog Hop

I was very busy this morning and just now visited the bloggers on today's list of presenters for the 

Take a look, again, there are great projects presented. Again I hope you stop by tomorrow to see the quilt I made.

Tuesday, January 22nd


Black and White Blog Hop Day 1

Today begins the blog hop of black and white projects, 
hosted by Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks.
I was amazed by all the fun projects quilters created! 
And not all of them were quilts! You must check out this blog hop. 
It runs January 21 - 24, 2019.

Check each blog post, there a few people who are having giveaways!

Black & White Blog Hop Schedule
Monday, January 21, 2019


Upcoming Blog Hops

I am participating in two upcoming blog hops. 

Black & White in January 

Dust of a Quilt Book in February 

I am busy working on the projects.

Black & White (hosted by Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks) starts on January 21. I have a woven basket filled with black and white printed fabrics I have collected over many years. 

When I saw Carla's post asking for participants, I knew this was the time to dig into that basket! I wanted to start using my AccuQuilt dies more and thought this was a good place to start. I choose the Go! Triangle die #55002  for this project. It is designed for 6" quarter squares, but I chose to sew two triangles into 4" half triangle squares. 

Cutting the triangles with the GO! Fabric Cutter was so quick! I had 160 triangles cut in no time. But I still have lots of black and white fabric in the basket!

This is where I will leave you until I reveal my project on the Black & White Blog Hop. I've added some more interest to the quilt. (We're waiting on the final schedule before posting; but my day is tentatively set for January 23.) 

I have a left-over project I made with the black and white scraps. MUG RUGS, of course! 

The mug rug on the left is finished. The other two need the binding and I hand sew it to the back while "watching TV" in the evenings. 

The Dust Off a Quilt Book blog hop is hosted by Bea of Beaquilter. The idea is to make a project from an old quilting book or magazine that we have never made a project from, or one we haven't gotten back to in years! I chose one off my books that has a publication year of 1977-one year after I started quilting! Yep, it's been a long love of mine!

This book was on the freebie table at the quilt guild meeting quite a few years back, I liked the nostalgia of the patterns. I won't tell you what my project is just yet, but I am using some of the Island Batiks I have left from when I was an Island Batik Ambassador. That will be one twist in the pattern. My scheduled post day is February 20. 

Thanks for visiting today and I hope to have you visit during the blog hops.


Quilt Photography

I hope your holidays were the best they could be. My husband and I haven't yet celebrated Christmas with our daughters and their spouses. We are waiting for the Seattle couple to come in early January. Today, after his cousin and his wife left (they had a funeral to attend in town), I told him we had to open the presents we got for each other. (We knew what they were.) I wanted to open my photography stand!

After reading the blog post of OPQuilt.com HERE, I knew I had to get this as my Christmas present. I must thank Elizabeth for all the legwork to find a great stand for photographing quilts! I don't really have a place or a set-up to get a good straight-on photo of my quilts. I am super excited to start using this. 

I set this up very easily today. It is light-weight and easy to carry in its case which holds all the pieces in their place. 

I did purchase 6 more clips, so I have 8 (for those large bed quilt photos that have always been so hard to get). 

The rods are aluminum, so my idea of using my small magnetic level didn't work out; but I decided to put it in the case anyway.

I found some references to taking good quilt photographs that I will read in the next few days. One thing I have heard for a few years is that taking photos straight-on is the best way to show our quilts, especially for competition photos. 
From Angela Huffman via APQS: HERE and Simple Simon and Co. HERE.

Have a great start to your New Year sewing!