Monday, January 21, 2019

Black and White Blog Hop - CrossFlight


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Welcome to day 2 of the Black and White Blog Hop!

  It's actually kind of funny thing, but I am not normally attracted to the idea of  Black and White, but right before the sign up for this Blog Hop I saw the most intriguing design in a magazine.  It was a tile floor in black and white and I thought it would make a fabulous quilt!  So, of course, I had to sign up and see if I could figure out how to make my idea come to life.

I started out playing with the idea in EQ8.  I drew it out several times, taking my time tweaking the design to try to create something that was easier to piece.  In the end I decided that the very easiest way to make this quilt would be to foundation paper piece it.

This project was totally meant to be because at this point I realized that I had the perfect fabrics to use for my project - solid back and white batik fabric from Island Batik! (provided in my July Ambassador box)  So I broke out the fabric and got busy paper piecing.

I only had a yard of each, so I made sure to cut my pieces pretty close so I would have enough fabric!

It seemed to take forever, but I finally had 16 blocks finished and ready to put together.  (I used Aurifil 50 wt for the piecing - that cone of white is getting very thin now!

After that, it didn't take long and the top was done in pretty short order.
A simple border of black, completes the top in style:
Quilting it went pretty fast as well - I kept it simple and sweet.
Just a couple more beauty shots for you!
I really like how this came out!
I thought some of you might like to try making this, too!  I've written up a pattern and put it in my Payhip shop.  I hope you enjoy trying it out!

Cross Flight Quilt Pattern

Thanks for checking out my project!  And a big thanks to Carla for hosting it!  Make sure you go to her blog and sign up for the giveaway, too:  Creatin' In the Sticks.

Here is the full schedule for Monday and Tuesday - you don't want to miss the great projects, so far they have been amazing!


Monday, January 21st







Tuesday, January 22nd






Stop by and say Hi to these wonderful makers, too! Thanks for your visit here, hope you come back next week for the Getaway Blog Hop with Island Batik (my day is Monday).



45 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love tiny and I love geese so this is just awesome in my book.

Danice G said...

Beautiful pattern and quilt. I love flying geese.

tubakk said...

Great pattern and quilt. I love black and white.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your pattern and finished quilt are amazing!

Konstantina said...

Gorgeous! Thank you!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Stunning!

Gin said...

It’s beautiful!

Kathleen said...

Love Crossflight and those gorgeous B&W batiks. So much fun to see them in action - and speaking of action - love the movement in the quilt.

Needled Mom said...

Wow...that is really gorgeous. The black and white is so striking. I love your photos of it too.

tink's mom said...

you did such a wonderful job interpreting a floor design. This quilt is awesome. Thanks for sharing it with us,

Carla said...

Your pattern is so cool and this is a great quilt. Love the movement and the simple quilting is just right. Thank you for joining the B&W Blog Hop!

works4me said...

What a great quilt. That black border really finishes it off perfectly, as does your quilting. Thank you for the pattern.

Danette said...

This mini is just to-die for! I love paper-piecing - the flying geese are just perfect!

Lori Smanski said...

this is a lovely quilt. thanks for sharing and inspiring.
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Calicojoan said...

Oh my gosh...there is just something so dramatic about black and white quilts. Throw in flying geese and I'm hooked! Beautiful job of quilting too!

ShirleyC said...

This is awesome!

Carol S. said...

This is a really beautiful piece of art in a quilt. It just jumps out with the black and white...love it!

Anita said...

Pamela, your quilt is stunning! There are some gorgeous tile floors out there!

Farm Quilter said...

Amazing quilt!!! Anita is right...stunning!!!

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty pattern.

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful quilt!

Nancy said...

How wonerful. Inspiration comes from so many places and this lead you to a marvelous finish!Thank you for the free pattern.

Jayne said...

This is a beautiful quilt. Thank you for very generously offering a free pattern

anna brown said...

Wow that's alot of dogs ears later to trim. .Well worth it very nice...tyty for sharing your talents with us. happyness04431@yahoo.com

Sherry said...

This quilt is so pretty! Thank you!

Scrapatches said...

Very striking! Great use of color and design ... :) Pat

Emily said...

What a lovely pattern! I'm not usually a black and white person for quilts, but this is particularly stunning.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Pamela, your quilt is awesome! That's a lot of blocks to paper piece!! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

jrquilts said...

just amazing.
hjrogers@sympatico.ca

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

This is amazing. I saw the same tiles in a backsplash of a kitchen in an episode of Property Brothers on HGTV, and thought the same thing. You can see my version of it on my blog post Thursday! I didn't make the quilt however, just used it as a design challenge of the day. Your quilt is gorgeous. Thanks for the pattern download!

Lorna McMahon said...

Paper piecing always amazes me and your design is so gorgeous! Especially using the striking black and whites. Well done!!!

Vicki in MN said...

So striking!!

~Melody from TwoMakerChicks.com said...

It really turned out beautiful! YAY for doing something different than your norm. :)

Barb Neiwert said...

I love the way the look of the quilt top changed when you added the black border. So fun!

The Joyful Quilter said...

OMG!! Your design is SEW amazing!!! I absolutely LOVE it.

Mary Ann said...

Beautifully done. Way out of my league...the designing and the construction. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Well done! Love that you kept it clean and simple.

Vickie said...

That is so beautiful! ❤️❤️

Joanne said...

This is stunning! Yep, I'm going to have to get the pattern and make one of my own. Thanks! :-)

thatfabricfeeling.com said...

Wow! What a fabulous quilt. This was the perfect project for black and white. Not that it wouldn't be a great scrappy design, but black and white wins the day for sure!!

Carol Andrews said...

I love black and white quilts. Your Cross Flight quilt is stunning with its feeling of movement and light! Thank you for the great pattern and being part of this Hop.
Carol Andrews
QuiltSchmilt@gmail.com
https://quiltschmilt.wordpress.com/

Susan said...

Very nice design. Thanks for the pattern.

Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

Very nice! I've always wanted to make a quilt that is based upon those tile floor patterns, but haven't done it (yet). You've inspired me! Thank you.

Marian said...

OMGosh Pamela I love this pattern. Your quilt is stunning. ty for the pattern I'd really like to try piecing it myself.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wow I have spied glimpses of your quilt all week. Finally had a chance to sit and catch up on blogs.