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Thread: Have you ever made a black-and-white quilt?

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    If so, did you add in a dash of another color? Or stick strictly to just black and white?

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    I have made a B&W, was going to add a splash of red, but decided against that.

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    Yes, I did. I added a fabric with some red in it.

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    Dash of color. Actually, dashes of color.

    It's up on my design wall now, and it's my go to baby quilt pattern. ;-) I've made over a dozen.

    It's easy because I always have enough of the fabrics needed in my stash and can just whip it up.

    Just need to find the time. Hopefully, I'll be done with it this week.


    But that's not to say there aren't some incredibly striking B&W (only) quilts out there.

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    Nope not yet. Too much of a color-addict to stick to just B&W though one of these days, I want to try it as a challenge for myself.

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    Yes, still working on a B&W with Turquoise. I've also got planned a couple with a mixture of bright colors along with the B&W.

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    One b/w with blues (skateboarding/music)and the other b/w/red prints. Would like to NOT do one for awhile, too much working with black for me.

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    Am working on one, using brights as accents. :)

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    I've done both, and liked the results both ways. Black, white, gray also makes a nice quilt.

    Late last year, we had a Black-White-Bright block swap here. If you search for and look at the thread for that, you'll find pictures of many of the blocks.

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    I just pieced a 1600 quilt in black/white/ivory and added about a dozen 2.5X2.5 squares randomly from a fabric that with a white background with some primary color leaves and birds. I am a color nut and this was a departure for me and I just love the way it came out. That little touch of red, yellow, green here and there makes this simple quilt so much more dynamic.

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    Yes, my music quilt started out as all black and white and then I realized it needed a pop of color --- I gave the recipient the choice of red or pink. She chose pink.
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    I've done one, no splash of colorand am in a boomerang swap using black and white (on mine, everyone uses what they like) again no splash of color :) Third time will be the charm and I'll probably use something, just don't know what yet :)

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    I added a touch of fushia

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvspaper
    Yes, my music quilt started out as all black and white and then I realized it needed a pop of color --- I gave the recipient the choice of red or pink. She chose pink.
    WOW! That is gorgeous!

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    Yes I love adding a splash of color to B&W, it can be any color and it looks great. My favorite combo is B&W with green or yellow. But then hot pink, red or turquoise looks great too!

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    Yes, see photo. Presently I've been working on another black and white log cabin quilt with red centers - sorry no photos of that one yet.

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    Black and white.

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    I added red with mine

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    Black and white and red Bodacious pattern. Hard to do for me coz of the high contrast.
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    Added some red.

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    I'm busy collecting every small (1/2 yard) piece of black or white or black and white patterns for a big quilt for DS. He loves his black and white Ansel Adams pictures so don't want it to clash with them. No color except for 4 corners with the Yosemite Fire Falls he remembers us talking about often, when as a child we camped there often.
    This will be a memory for me as well, and a tribute to his dad who loved the Valley so much we were married there in the Little Brown Church. Then we spent our honeymoon back packing in the high Sierras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    If so, did you add in a dash of another color? Or stick strictly to just black and white?
    I've done two black and white quilts. One with red and one with lime green.
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    I love black and white! I usually put dashes of red in, but sometimes orange or lime green.

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    I made two B/W/R quilts, they turned out quite well. Hoping to do another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumbols
    Yes, I did. I added a fabric with some red in it.
    Me too :lol:
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