Friday, September 28, 2012

[workinprogress]

A sneak peek of what's been on my mind this week.

A bundle of fabric in black and white,
 with letters, words, notes and dots
 from a range of collections and designers including (from bottom up):

Annie's Farm Stand - Seed Catalog - White on White.
Newspaper by Suzuko Koseki
Musical Notes
In the News - Authentic by Sweetwater for Moda
Sketch Words by Kumiko Fujita for Yuwa
The News - Kei Fabric


The feature fabric:  
100% Organic Quilters Weight Cotton


My photos don't do justice to this patchwork of black and white.   It's hard work at the best of times to photograph white on white, but even more so on a day like today - a dark, wet, and somber Melbourne day.    A typical Melbourne scenario: a glimpse of Spring, even Summer earlier this week, followed by a return to Winter today.


This quilt top  is  was complete, but on reflection I think it needs a border.  Perhaps a pieced border.

More soon.

35 comments:

  1. I really love it! You seem to have cornered the text fabrics! I have a black, white and red quilt up on my design wall but it is much darker.

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  2. Black & white never looked better, Rita! And I love that Heart print! I think you're photos are gorgeous -- as usual!

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  3. Back & white & read all over, as the old joke goes. This piece is no joke fabulous, though. Great job!

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  4. I love it, too! It's such a happy piece!

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  5. Beautiful, bold work. Can't wait to see your ideas about the border...

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  6. WOW, LOVE all those fabrics together, looking forward to the finished quilt

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  7. A really interesting idea, a very calm feel about it. Look forward to the finished quilt!

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  8. Очень здорово получается!

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  9. this is so cool! Love the pop of red in each block. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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  10. I love this one Rita, esp the pops of red. Gorgeous. xo

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  11. Another wonderful top. I love how you used all these fabrics. I have some of those hearts and have wondered just how to use them to show them off without losing them in the process. This is perfect.

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  12. This will be a wonderful quilt! I love the play of black and white with the persimmon. And your use of text fabrics is perfection. Love it.

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  13. Love it! I think a red with white dot for the border would be perfect with "our" favorite black and white striped binding!

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  14. wow! Rita, you think of such amazing color combos for quilts. This looks so cool.

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  15. Ohhhh, I can't wait to see this one Rita. I just love the black and white and the pop of red.

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  16. Really, really cool! The pop of red and all those text prints...swoon!

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  17. This will be timeless! Gorgeous

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  18. I love it! I wish it was mine....8-)

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  19. Gah! LOVE it - you never cease to amaze me with your superpower for pulling together colors/prints in quilts. Fabulous.

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  20. I love it. I have to have this bundle. I have been wanting to play with words.. LOL. ..

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  21. I love the simple colours here - black and white with a shot of red - it looks great!

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  22. Looks beautiful! Can't wait to see the whole quilt completed!

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  23. I stumbled across your blog a few days ago, and since then I've spent a LOT of time trawling through your previous posts and admiring your beautiful quilts (and yarn skills too!) - I am in awe! I love your quilting style so much and your colour choices are just beautiful - AND you're a left hander like me too!

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  24. Love it. Have you considered black and white stripes for the binding with red piping?

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  25. I can't wait to see this one. (I think I say that every time.)

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  26. It's always a happy surprise to see your next project. Thanks for all the inspiration.
    Gigi

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  27. I have no idea how I missed this post, that quilt is just stunning!

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  28. I love love the fabric and the quilt top!

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  29. Great looking quilt - I have a large soft spot for black and white with hint of red and text too!!! How about trying ticking for binding the edge or backing?

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