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Thread: I am liking quilts with some black or white, not together

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    Find that either of these colors accent a quilt, even in a baby quilt, the black is nice. What does everybody think?

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    I like black and white together with an accent color, or alone with other colors to help make them pop :D:D:D

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    So do I and I never thought about it until I joined the board and saw some beautiful things! :D

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    I would never have thought about black until I staerted seeing them here. Now they are beginning to be some of my favorites.

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    I like black and white. My first class was called 'On Point'. We had to select 28 different fabrics of 1/8 yd. each. I chose black and white. When I finished with the boby of the quilt, I added red for accent.
    P.S. It's awkward to go to a fabric shop and carry 28 bolts to the cutting table and ask for 1/8 yards of each.

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    I have done two completely black and white quilts, queen and king size. I like them, they are striking, but I like the other quilts with just a little black in them, I find them as striking, never would have thought of doing that, but am going to. And another one I would like to do is a quilt with more plain white in it. On the top of my list for now.

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    I have noticed that too. I've even been using black items around the house. I recently redid some pictures I've had hung up forever and I just put them all in black frames and grouped them all together and it turned out great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missysgottohelp
    I have noticed that too. I've even been using black items around the house. I recently redid some pictures I've had hung up forever and I just put them all in black frames and grouped them all together and it turned out great.
    Once on a decorating show, I designer said each room should have at least one black item in it, whether it be a lamp, frames, etc. And she is right, it is good.

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    Oh, my do I love using black in my quilts. It just seems to anchor the design. I am using it extensively in a design I am working up using oriental fabrics. I made a grandmothers fan with black in it and it sold at the Women's Ministry Christmas Sale for $375.00. That was several years ago and I was a new quilter. It was only the third quilt I had made and everyone loved it saying the black really made the quilt.

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    My sister and I made a black & white for DS's wedding gift. It was really pretty.
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    I am working on a scrappy Irish chain All colors except for the bblack "chain" Looks good so far

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    The black and white quilt looks beautiful! I just finished the top of my first quilt ever and used black for the background. I like the way it came out, but one of the blues is a little too dark to really show up. I might try something similar with green and pink.
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    I have never used white it a quilt but I am always drawn to those quilts with white sashings- might have to try it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granna of 5
    My sister and I made a black & white for DS's wedding gift. It was really pretty.
    Very striking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanm
    The black and white quilt looks beautiful! I just finished the top of my first quilt ever and used black for the background. I like the way it came out, but one of the blues is a little too dark to really show up. I might try something similar with green and pink.
    Really nice!

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    I love black and white quilts! That love started early! I had a black and white bedroom when I was 14.....striped walls, and checked bedspread.....and then my mom let me paint some furinture red. Pretty progressive for the 70's, at least for me. LOL

    I am in the process of picking out fabrics for a new black and white quilt. Thinking of doing Eleanor Burns Day and night. The quilts you all have posted are beautiful!

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    I have a black red and white quilt planned for myself. It will be my "learning" quilt - It will be a sampler of sorts...I can't decide on a pattern for it, so I'm going to do EVERYTHING! lol There are so many neat blocks and tricks and patterns I've seen on here and I love them all...so this quilt will be a sampler of sorts, for all of the blocks I've wanted to try but haven't yet because I'm compulsive and MUST finish something before playing and I just haven't had the time. I'm also going to use it to learn FMQ. This one is all for me and I can't wait to see how it turns out. I have about 14 yards of fabric to play with, some yardage, a lot FQs...it will be fun!

    Anyway...enough of my tangent. I love black and white with another colour. I'm not crazy about *just* black and white, though I have seen some striking ones.

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    I'm currently doing a quilt in black & white with red accents,

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    The Amish type quilts have always been some of my favorites. They use LOTS of black with bright colors for their quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judylg
    Find that either of these colors accent a quilt, even in a baby quilt, the black is nice. What does everybody think?
    Black & white are great together together! I love that stark contrast.
    I have made a few that I think turned out really pretty!
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    Several years ago my sil was telling me on the phone about setting a Christmas sampler with black sashing and I thought this sounded so odd . . . . until I saw it! I loved how the black set it off. Now I use black in 99% of my projects.

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    I want to make a B,W w/ a touch of red for my son. BUT I just can't decide what pattern to use.

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    I love black and white quilts - I am collecting different sized patterns of black and white fabric for a quilt at the moment. Love the black & white quilts with a hint of a bold solid - yellow, red, purple, bright blue or green

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady-T
    Quote Originally Posted by judylg
    Find that either of these colors accent a quilt, even in a baby quilt, the black is nice. What does everybody think?
    Black & white are great together together! I love that stark contrast.
    I have made a few that I think turned out really pretty!
    WOW - awesome quilts

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    Black and white and red are great colors for baby quilts. These are the colors that babies see first...I think it's the great contrast. I made my DGD one and she looked at it all the time.

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