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Thread: Need help with a quilt pattern

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    Need help with a quilt pattern

    I am the official quilter for our family reunion quilts, done every other year. I had this "brilliant" idea of making a black and white quilt. Family members have sent black/white fabrics, white/black fabrics - now the problem. I have seen so many beautiful quilts here on the Quilting Board, quilt magazines, etc.. I'm not quite sure which quilt block to use. I've thought of a log cabin with half black, half white logs, D9P, stars, so many choices, but I could use your help in deciding what to do. Each family has a color (we wear colored shirts to ID who belongs to whom), and my brother Ed's family color of black is long overdue. Help me out here please. Thank you so much.

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    Here are some images to spark your imagination!

    https://www.google.com/search?num=10....1.HOJMDBm7tk4

    Here is a D9P I made, adding turquoise accents to the Black & White.

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    I like the log cabin idea - one side black, the other white. The log cabin pattern represents home and family to me. If you used a red square in the center, it would be striking.... just a thought...
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    i made my own pattern. perhaps, you can, too. just drag out the graph paper!

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    Black & white would have to be one of my favourites. I did one last year for my son and DIL and used red with it.

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    I had intended to do the Craftsy free block of the month sampler in b/w. I still think it's a good idea.

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    I love the D9P, the colors are beautiful
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    I like Drunkard's Path in black & white.

    http://www.honeysucklepatchwork.com....&productId=285
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    Here is a black & white with blue accents D9P I made.Name:  IMG_2624.jpg
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    A Carpenter's Star would be stunning in black and white with a accent color. Red,teal,salmon, any strong color would make a great quilt.

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    And here is one of my donation quilts...
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    The ideas shown here are delightful! But why not also go to Google Images and type in "black and white quilts". You'll see pages and pages and pages of them!

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    Here is my snakes in the garden .lt is not black and white but think it could be. These are all my quilts the yellow log cabin could be white instead of yellow.
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    My favorite block is log cabin but the D9P quilts posted here are gorgeous too
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger View Post
    I like Drunkard's Path in black & white.

    http://www.honeysucklepatchwork.com....&productId=285
    Here's another Drunkard's Path that I saved for inspiration.

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    I think katier85's link to B&W quilts was awesome! I'm keeping the site info to go back & really look at my leisure. Very inspirational! Thanks.

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    What about a French Braid in black and white? I've always wanted to do that.

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    Here is a b/w quilt my mom made with some b/w cats!
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    What beautiful quilts. I have one black and white I haven't finished yet. Maybe next year. lol The B/W with the turquoise is lovely

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    Disappearing nine patch with just a hint of all the other colors?

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    What about a QR Code quilt? You can go to the QR code generator and type in what ever you want to say. Maybe your family name and the reunion date. Anyone at the reunion with a smart phone will be able to read it.
    http://www.the-qrcode-generator.com/

    There is a recent thread about these type quilts.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...n-t207790.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t182084.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dollyo View Post
    Here's another Drunkard's Path that I saved for inspiration.

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    This quilt is flat out gorgeous!

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    The quilt I have as my avatar is a black and white I made for my niece a few years ago. I used 63 different blocks and made it a sampler. There are splashes of color here and there too
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    This DP9 is beautiful with the turquoise!
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    Thanks, love the teal (my family's color, and I haven't made one in teal yet; nor have I won any of the quilts). You seem to have similar fabric as that I have received, so thanks for a great idea. When I finish the top my niece in KS will long arm it for me, I think she's afraid the quilt will be late like the one two years ago (which she won by the way) oops.

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