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Thread: I got my B&W blocks and my top is pieced already!

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    My black and white swap blocks arrived in the mail the day before yesterday. They're awesome!

    I have to admit though, I laid them all out on the table and no inspiration hit, no master plan lept into my head, I was worried! Black and white is not really my thing, but I thought that when they were laid out something would come to me. It just wasn't happening though.

    So while I had dinner I sat at the computer and googled "black and white quilt images". I was scrolling through with nothing really jumping out and grabbing me, when halfway down the page amongst all the black and white quilts I came across a bright purple bird of paradise picture, with beads and all sorts of embellishments. I'm sitting there thinking "that's gorgeous but what on earth is it doing in my search results"......

    And inspiration lept off the screen and whacked me over the head!

    I raced into my sewing room, and three hours later......

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    I still need to add the outside sashing, and decide on a border, but you get the idea! :-)

    Lately my time in my sewing room has been peaceful... quiet.... no rushing.... just very calm.

    But tonight there's fabric flying, bits all over the place, drawers left open, cabinets hanging open, and I'm just about running in place I'm moving so fast.

    I love that feeling, when you know exactly what you want to do and how it's going to go. It's awesome. :-)

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    WOW!!
    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks :-)

    I'm loving it too. No idea what I'll do for the border, I'd kind of like to pull a little more colour in for that, without drawing the eye too much.

    And don't tell anyone, but the whole thing is upside down... the cat block was supposed to be at the top, and the row with my fern at the bottom. I was in too much of a hurry! lol

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    Wow!! It came out awesome!!!

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    Blue, that's FAB! Love it! You are just a whirlwind girl!

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    That turned out great.
    It's very similar to what I have planned for one quilt except I'm thinking of using a thin sashing of a yellow/gold between the blocks with the butterflies flitting around.
    Butterflies must be in this year as I was in Walmart yesterday and they must have had four fabrics with them including the one you must have gotten.
    Can't wait to see the finished project!

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    Oh I love what you added to it. Great job can't wait to see it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrettyKitty
    Blue, that's FAB! Love it! You are just a whirlwind girl!
    I felt like a whirlwind! LOL I haven't moved that fast in ages. Considering I had almost no sleep last night I feel amazing. (we very sadly lost our littlest quilt inspector yesterday :-( )



    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt
    That turned out great.
    It's very similar to what I have planned for one quilt except I'm thinking of using a thin sashing of a yellow/gold between the blocks with the butterflies flitting around.
    Butterflies must be in this year as I was in Walmart yesterday and they must have had four fabrics with them including the one you must have gotten.
    Can't wait to see the finished project!
    I've had a thing for butterflys for ages, I collect butterfly fabrics, and have quite a few. I remember buying that piece and the lady at the shop saying "this would be perfect for...." and we both grinned and said at the same time "fussy cutting the butterflys".

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    I think the blocks look fine the way they are!
    What about if you finished off with a small border of the black/gray that you have between the blocks, then maybe a black border after that with some butterflies on it. I think that'd be cute!

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