Black and Gold

Recently, while digging through a fabric bin of precuts, I came across a bundle of black and gold fabrics together with coordinating fabrics. I slashed the squares into triangles and began sewing them into half square triangles. No real plan – just wanted to sew. Sometimes this method works for me, sometimes it doesn’t, but luckily it did this time!

As I put them on the design wall, the plan changed several times. A central block soon became key. Finally I had the look I wanted and sewed it all together. I even quilted this one myself!

The center block has some free motion loops and the black and gold border print has a curved line in keeping with the fabric design. The rest of the quilt has straight line quilting, except that the border also has the curved lines to mimic the fabric design.

This quilt is a little more dramatic than most of my quilts and not bursting with color. It was a change I thoroughly enjoyed. After studying it for a while, I knew exactly who I’d be gifting it to in a couple of months. I think that makes me even happier than the successful completion of the quilt!

Linkups: Midweek Makers, Needle & Thread

5 responses »

  1. Love this design!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous finish. Sometimes the “just sit down and sew method” works incredibly well. 😉


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