Love it! I've always liked quilts on a black background. The colors just pop. Looking forward to seeing the whole quilt when it's done.
Thank you Cheryl! This is my first quilt start to finish (along with a Dresden I'm working on for my mom). So I'm pleased. I started sewing in high school, making clothes. And I'm thinking I'd like to go back to it, after seeing your beautiful creations... couture touches and all!
patz in suffolk asked:
Smashing! If ever I do this BOM quilt again I shall surely use black as a background.
Thanks Pat in Suffolk UK! It probably won't be my last black quilt either. A lot of bang for your "pound" :D Plus the seam allowances don't show through, as they do on the white backgrounds.
LOVE your fabrics! This quilt is going to be VERY striking!
Some of these fabrics are so yummy you really DO want to eat them. I would have gotten into quilting a long time ago if these were available say in the 70's! LOL These fabrics are 'far out'
I love your black background. It gives it an oxymoron look. (Old patterns created in a most modern look.) Actually, the Amish people quilt a lot with black. I have seen blocks of Amish quilts strung on lines at a quilt action in Wisconsin. It's amazing to see all the design and color.
The Amish quilts were the inspiration for my choosing the black background.. They are so colorful. I'd love to see them up close.
Oh, wow! Love the KF fabrics on the black! I think your quilt will glow in the dark! Yeah, these curved pieces were pretty tedious to do but worth it - don't think I'd make a whole drunkard's path quilt though -
I now know why they call it that! Totally sober, doing these blocks can drive you to drink! lol I thought the pieces were going together reasonably well, but they don't measure up right... and you know how frustrating it is to come up short on that 12.5" block!