Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Black and White

Larry's quilt is done.  Isn't he a beauty?  Quilt looks ok too, if I do say so.  It's packed up now, with backing (also pieced, using more black and white prints) and binding to be finished for a guild giveaway.

Black and white prints are unexpectedly tricky to work with.  The value contrasts are sometimes surprising.  The first set of triangle squares didn't seem to have enough contrast for my taste, and so on the second set I over compensated and made them with too much contrast.  The pieces or blocks are hard to square up too, because the fabrics blur together making it hard to see the seam line.  None of these problems show up in the photograph though.  Interesting.  That must also have something to do with the particular characteristic of black and white prints.


Libby Fife said...

Larry is a handsome fellow isn't he? And the quilt looks good also.

Even something so simple as black, white, and gray can become complex can't it? You got a nice variety of things happening here though so pleasing to look at:)

Karendianne said...

I just have to say - Larry really takes the whole thing up a notch. I also have to add - how on earth did you get that cat to pose?! Luck?

What a cool quilt. I love the interest in the values and the blocks you used, too. The way I looked and then had to look again. Very cool!!! I really think Libby said it best though. I'm going with "You got a nice variety of things happening here - so pleasing to look at."

Rian said...

Oh, that is a real beauty. I have always loved BW&R. How did you sew the cat onto it.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

This is perfect...both the quilt and Larry.