Saturday, 27 October 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2012

Two Coloured Wedding Quilt


This Black and White quilt is a wedding quilt for some great friends who married and then moved away to attend school in Ottawa Ontario.

The black and white focus fabric is from the Mark Lipinski's  "Califon" collection by Northcott Fabrics.  It is beautiful fabric to work with and quilt.    The solid black fabric and the solid white fabric are Kona Cotton... equally as wonderful to work with and quilt.

We knew that the married couple were moving away at the time of their wedding,  so I quilted words of encouragement that are needed in any marriage.  Yup,  there are a lot of "I forgive you's"   and "I am so sorry"   followed closely with "I love you".... and peace,  joy,  hope,  enthusiasm,  laughter,  compassion,  gentleness, self-control,  kindness,  good health,  and many blessings.    The quilt block is the traditional Log Cabin -- a reminder for the wedded couple that their home is anywhere they are together.     The centres not only represent the hearth and home but also includes fabric with shades of gray.... as not everything in marriage can be seen as black and white.  In any argument, and especially when two people are newly wed,  there are often moments of shades of gray.   

Quilt Statistics:
Size:   50" x 60"
Quilt Block:    Log Cabin
Quilted by myself on a Brother Nouvelle 1500
Picture taken:  windy day in our backyard :)



Thanks so much to Amy for hosting and creating the Blogger's Quilt Festival!   Wow,  what beautiful quilts are already on her blog.  Thank you so much Amy!!!

And,  I am extremely computer challenged so don't know exactly how to link up to Amy's  Blogger's  Quilt Festival.   
So,  just hop on over to http://amyscreativeside.com/2012/10/26/bloggers-quilt-festival-fall-2012/


Many blessings!


Lorna
Brandon Manitoba
Canada




36 comments:

  1. great black and white quilt! lots of movement and interest.
    thanks for sharing it at the festival

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    1. Thanks Barb for your comment. Stitching the binding on this quilt really made me understand how people get sea sickness... movement indeed :) This is the first black and white quilt I've made and I learned a lot about how many different shades and tones of black and white are in differing fabrics.

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  2. I love your quilt - and love the black and white. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Krista for viewing my quilt. I love Bloggers Quilt Festival as there are so many quilts and the workmanship is amazing.

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  3. Hello from Saskatoon! This is a great quilt! I love how the whites pop out from the black and that you embedded all those great words into it. Lovely.

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    1. Hi Citric Sugar. Thank you for the comments.
      Do you have snow yet? The clouds are sitting over Brandon that look an awful lot like snow clouds. A fantastic day for quilting inside :)

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    1. Thank you. It was amusing to create. Black and
      White and old eyes frequently made trying to sew a straight seam most humourous....holding things at a distance helped but knowing how far
      back I could sit and still reach the sewing machine foot pedal reminded me of being in Kindergarten and trying to sit comfortably in a Grade 6'ers desk chair. Some events are just made for laughter.

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  5. Wow I love this. I love that you quilted sentiments all through it. I wish we could see a close up. What a great gift!

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    1. Thanks Kathleen. It was only after I gave the quilt away did I think it would be been smart to take a close up of some of the words :) Ah well, live and learn :)

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  6. The black and white is so wonderfully graphic. I really like the words you quilted into the quilt. I bet the married couple just love this quilt so much!

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    1. Thanks Rachael. I'm never sure what people will think when they receive a quilt.... but I always send the quilts off with a lot of love :)

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    1. Thanks Sylvia. This is my first black and white quilt. It was fun to do but amazing how many different shades of black and white there are in the fabric world... especially when one runs out of black fabric and has to wait for online quilting store purchases :)

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  8. You did an awesome job using two colors!

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    1. Thanks Amanda. Most of my "normal" quilts are highly colours, so to just use two colours was quite a stretch for me.

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    1. Thank you Alison. When I was arranging the quilt on the fence to take a photo, the neighbour two doors down the street wanted to know if I was setting up for target shootin'. :)

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  10. lovely quilt. i love black and white--used that for a wedding quilt in last fall's festival. yours is just stunning. great idea to include those words, too--i usually write something like "who loves you?" but next time i'll have to do what you have. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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    1. Thanks Eileen. I really enjoyed the whole quilting process and especially trying to figure out how to free motion quilt the words in the log cabins :)

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  11. What a wonderful graphic quilt. love black and white and shades of grey -- just like life. Such a generous gift. thank for visiting and commenting on my batik tulip quilt.

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    1. Thank you Sandra for your encouraging words. Encouraging words certainly help the creative process of quilting.

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  12. How neat that we both had similar ideas in the quilting of our quilts! Black and white truly is classic, such is the marriage grounded on Him. You did a beautiful job and I'm sure it will be one they treasure for a life time!

    Thanks for stopping over and saying "hello"!

    Jennifer

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. The quilt was a joy to create and adding the words to the quilt made it, hopefully, a great reminder to the young couple of what marriage is all about.

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  13. Lorna this is such a lovely quilt. The colours are striking and I love that you added those words of encouragement for the newly married couple. It makes the quilt even more special!

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    1. Thank you Shay. I've never created such a big black and white quilt before so it was certainly a learning experience of how far to push my sewing chair back so I could still see to sew a straight line :)

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  14. Great quilt Lorna! I have made a B+W quilt with the Califon collection too. Love the words of encouragement you added in the quilting, very nice touch.

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    1. Thank you Kathy. I have to admit to hoarding not only the Black and White Califon collection but also the Blue and Yellow Califon :) It is such a gorgeous collection.

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  15. Very nice wedding quilt. I love the idea of words quilted in.

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    1. Thanks Cathy! It was a joy to quilt... especially knowing the people who would be using the quilt :)

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  16. It's beautiful. Very classic and one that will never go "out of style." They will always treasure it. =)

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    1. Thank you Amy! And thank you for being the very first Follower on this blog :)

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  17. It looks so striking in black & white. And a bit like a collection of framed graphic art.

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  18. Thank you so much. I never thought about the quilt looking like a collection of frames. Neat!! You have a great gift of perception.

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  19. Absolutely beautiful! Black and white is so dramatic and you've really taken full advantage of that in this quilt. Wow!

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    1. Thank you Kate for your comments. My usual quilts are a lot less dramatic, so working with black and white fabrics was a great time of learning.

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