85F3CE96-2B73-4819-B350-FD64F4FBC6D4 .Quiltscapes.: Black & White

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Black & White

Welcome to my stop on my friend  Carla@Creatin'InTheSticks'  Black & White Blog Hop!

Kaleido-Medallion Quilt by Deonn Stott, 42" x 42" Wall Hanging
It's been a fun week to see everyone's black & white creations on this hop!  A big THANKS to Carla for thinking of this subject - I have been inspired!

My Kaleido-Medallion quilt is not strictly black and white, in fact, I can see from the photo that I used two different dye lots in the background print...one white is a little bit "whiter" than the other.  I was hoping it would not be so noticeable!  But the quilt does have just the right splash of red, my favorite!  It reminds me of these little vintage photo cards that were popular some years back.  Awwwww, such cuteness.

"First Kiss" by Kim Anderson
Here's a quilting closeup.


Maybe I'll couch a bit of trim along the seamline between the whites...?  Or I could trim it off.  Or, I could just live with it.  Maybe.  At any rate, it makes a great sample when it teach paper-piecing at an upcoming Quilty Friends retreat.  

GIVEAWAY!!  I'll be giving away a digital copy of the Kaleido-Medallion pattern; you can enter in via Rafflecopter below.  I'll draw the winner next Monday.  Both the hard copy and digital versions are also available on my Etsy Store.  ↓
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Lately I've been playing in EQ8 (Electronic Quilt software).  I give myself a daily EQ challenge to recreate designs I see into quilt blocks.  These can come from architectural details, a design on my neighbor's skirt at choir practice,  a guy's shirt at the post office, anything!  One day my honey came home with a picture of a bathoom tile floor that reminded him of a quilt.  He has definitely read the handbook, A Husband's Guide to Quilt Appreciation*Ü*; even knows what a fat quarter is! Then I began to see "tile quilts" everywhere!  I even have friends who send me pictures for my daily challenge!  Here are some samples: 

Background on a TV Commercial


Backsplash on an HGTV episode of  Property Brothers
Note:  you may have seen something similar on
PamelaQuilt's B/W entry in this hop the other day! 
You can see her beautiful quilt and get the pattern HERE.

Washroom floor tiles in a Park City Utah Home Show property


Disappearing Hourglass II Missouri Star Tutorial 



Bathroom tiles in a Park City, Utah Home Show property

As you can see, inspiration for these "Tile Quilts" can come from anywhere!  I'm definitely going to make this one.  Though, I think I might add a little color to one of those stars. 


Here's my first block:

Oh, my goodness, I think it's going to work!!  I'm thinking of calling it "Atomic Stars.  This is paper-pieced.  I'll throw in a copy of the pattern templates for this block with the giveaway.  And a couple of other goodies.  And this is the evidence....


And I have to show that picture I shared at Christmas time when my husband surprised me with a night on the town for our 33rd Anniversary.  Both of us with our two-toned black and white hair.  Fun night.  And, my favorite black & white coat!  Hmmm, I think I have my next design challenge!



For more fun, check out the Carla's Pinterest page ↓ where you can see the entire collection of creations from this fun hop!

To see the full lineup of all 35 quilters on this hop, click HERE.  And here's today's lineup to wrap it up!  Be sure to enter the giveaway!

UPDATE!  Winner selected and notified!  Congratulations, LIZ!!

Quiltscapes< so glad you dropped by!
Creatin' in the Sticks

Happy Quilting!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

59 comments:

  1. Very pretty quilt and pattern. The red really does fit perfectly. I actually have seen that black and white tile on home TV programs used as back splash. Thanks for the link to the quilt pattern. 'Love the photo of your and your husband, the "two-toned black and white hair" gave me a smile.

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  2. Deonn your quilt is stunning! And I love all the other tile-inspired patterns you came up with; what a great idea! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  3. I absolutely LOVE your quilt, Deonn. Thank you for sharing your project with us all.

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  4. Gorgeous quilt. I also notice "quilt patterns" in backgrounds but I've never tried to design them - will have to try that. Thanks.

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  5. Ooooh! Your quil is gorgeous! Love black and white...so classy!

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  6. I want to make every one of these! I need to start looking at tiles....Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  7. Wonderful photo of you and your Hubby. He is a keeper. What a terrific idea you are working with regarding creating on a daily basis. Your finished pieces are fabulous.

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  8. I liked the two whites in your quilt--I do that when I don't have enough fabric!
    I also like the pop of red too!

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  9. Wow, and Wow! I love this piece.
    i'm not really a block and white quilter, but with the bit of red, and the super pattern, I'm all in. Thanks of your creation

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  10. Beautiful quilt! I love the splash of red!

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  11. Love your quilt! I didn't notice the different whites until you mentioned them:)

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  12. This is beautiful, and I love your quilting.

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  13. Wow, so gorgeous! I love to paper piece and I see that your trash can looks like mine with all the bits of paper in and around it. It is a mess, but as my husband often says "you've got to break some eggs to make an omelet". Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Your quilt is gorgeous! The splash of red makes it perfect!

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  15. This might be my favorite of all. The red is wonderful in there.

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  16. Your quilt is gorgeous and didn't notice the color difference until you said something. Once I did see it, it seems to perfectly work as a border. I've had that happen with whites, too, and unfortunately it hasn't always looked as nice as your quilt. I loved seeing all the challenges you created and that photo of you two is priceless!

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  17. Your kaleidoscope quilt is gorgeous. The quilting is awesome. Thank you for all the inspiration photos.

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  18. Wow!!! Your quilt is spectacular!! Thanks for offering a giveaway.

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  19. your quilt is gorgeous. actually i love the different blacks in your quilt. it gives more of dimension. i love your idea of finding quilt patterns and then making something. a challenge i will be trying this year. thanks for the inspiration.
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  20. I love the red in the black and white!

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  21. You designed in the "Wow Factor" for this quilt - the color selection, pattern and quilting all work together fabulously! And I love the piping binding - nice touch!

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  22. I love your Kaleido-medallion quilt! Great color combination.

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  23. What a beautiful quilt! I love catching “quilt patterns” on the TV and in everyday life. Fun!

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  24. That quilt is gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to win the pattern. I love the next one you are doing, adding the pop of colour. It seems to change the whole design that is seen. That, too, will be a gorgeous quilt.

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  25. That is absolutely gorgeous. It has such the wow factor in black and white. Isn't it fun to see quilts in tiles and all else that we see around us? Great examples here!

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  26. Lovely quilt. I totally understand about the two whites.....we tell ourselves it's fine but there's one little guy in our head that stomping around grumbling about it. :) I also your second block. That is going to make a beautiful quilt also. Thanks for sharing and offering a giveaway. Such a fun hop.

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  27. Deonn, your quilt is stunning! I'd just leave the two whites! Love the red pop in it! Love the tile quilt ideas as well. I love my EQ8!! Thanks for sharing your anniversary pic - that houndstooth coat is great! Thanks for sharing all your ideas! You've inspired me! And thanks for the opportunity to win your pattern. I have yet to do paper piecing, but I'm taking a class next week at my LQS!

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  28. Beautiful quilt - quite the stunner! I did the two whites in a quilt once, and yes, it bugged me. I ended up donating that quilt, and I'm totally fine with having a new home.

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  29. Love your quilt. What fun to play with all the designs!

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  30. Gorgeous and the different dye lots of white works to your benefit, as it gives more dimension to the quilt. Don't you love it when that happen! ;-) I have grown to love paper piecing. so this one speaks to me! Beautiful couple on your night out on the town. That two toned hair speaks volumes! We have earned it... We have survived it all and are proud of it! :-)

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  31. Very nice and tyty for all the other black and white ideas.. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  32. What a beautiful quilt. The quilting is stunning. And your photo looks like two models. Such joy! Happy Sewing.

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  33. Your quilt is beautiful! I also like your "atomic star" block.
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  34. What a wonderful challenge for yourself - of course you can see quilt patterns everywhere! Now I'm looking around my living room and finding ideas myself....

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  35. This is a beautiful quilt and thank you for a great giveaway. It's surprising where inspiration comes from sometimes.

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  36. So many words come to mind when looking at your quilt - stunning, dramatic, balanced, and of course, beautiful.

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  37. A splash of red always brings a smile to my face. I love your quilt. I have myself paused something I was watching to snap a picture of something that would translate in to a future quilt project. I have a file of them on the computer when I get stuck for inspiration.

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  38. Your quilt is beautiful and I love the slightly creamy look of the blocks against the center block and the border. I honestly thought it was a design choice until you said something!!! I would leave it and call it a design choice.

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  39. That is a gorgeous quilt! Love that pattern. Maybe my computer colors are off, but I did nt see any color change.

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  40. I love the quilt and I’m sure Carla will forgive your minor transgressions. I was looking at this kind of thing the other day for an upcoming project. Yours is stunning.

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  41. Wowzers, Deonn, your Kaleido-Medallion quilt is amazing. I've experienced the dye lot problem in a quilt that I love and didn't notice it until the pictures either. I think I am the only one that noticed. I wouldn't have known if you hadn't pointed it out. The quilt is too beautiful to worry about such a small thing. Your post is so cool. I love your challenge and your EQ8 drawings are amazing. Thank you for joining the B&W blog hop. You rocked it, my friend.

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  42. Your quilt is amazing. The pops are red are wonderful. After my second husband died about 5 1/2 years ago, I took a trip to England and the architecture there was amazing for quilt ideas. You make me laugh that your husband knows what a fat quarter is - that is adorable. That's a wonderful picture for your 33rd anniversary. My first husband and I made it 23 1/2 years. Recently he had a seizure and the paramedics thought it might have been a stroke. It took a few days to be sure of the diagnosis. He totally tore his right hip when he fell. Our son came to OK from AR and stayed with me for a few weeks. He asked for me to come to the hospital. I was there for most of three weeks. I finally asked him why he left so many years ago. We talked and talked and he asked if I would consider getting back together. He was moved to a rehav center about a mile from my house. When he left there he went to a friend's house about a mile from my house and I talked to him a few times and have not seen him since and all of a sudden the calls stopped. It threw me into a tail spin again. This all happened at Christmas time just like the first time 23 years ago. I had to go inpatient into the hospital. Our daughter was just here from NM to check on me for a weekend. So, I really admire people who can work it out for years and years. Congrats.

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  43. Great quilts, and your EQ8 drawings are wonderful!

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  44. I love your Kaleido-Medallion quilt - the design is so beautiful! The splashes of red in the quilt are just perfect!

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  45. I love your black and white quilt with the pops of red. I see quilt patterns everywhere I go and even have a couple paper napkins I got from airlines that I thought had some potential for very modern quilt designs.

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  46. This quilt is stunning Deann. I think you should leave it as it is. I love the combination of the cream and white backgrounds. I'd never have thought they'd go together as well as they do, but I really LOVE the combination as you've done it in this quilt. It's stunning and the pattern is wonderful. I would take the paper piecing class just to see this quilt live. :)

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  47. Loving this quilt! I agree with inspiration around us. On a recent trip to the Mediterranean, I think about 1/4 of my pictures were ideas for quilts!

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  48. Love the quilt. Love to make quilts with black and white. My granddaughter tells me to add a little color when I do a black and white quilt.

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  49. I love your EQ8 design challenges. I wouldn't change the white background on the medallion quilt. I kind of like the color variation. It is interesting to look at.

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  50. Your quilt is so pretty and I like the subtle difference of the whites - they appear to be purposeful and give an extra pop to the quilt.

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  51. This is a spectacular quilt and I can't wait to see Atomic Stars! I often find it funny when I see something that makes me want to stop and sketch a potential quilt block. My husband has done it a few times too. :-)

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  52. What a beautiful quilt. I love this!!

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