Thursday, January 24, 2019

Black & White Blog Hop - My Day, Final Day, and Giveaway

Did you hear the one about the skunk, zebra, panda bear, and penguin?

I really don't have a joke here, just a welcome
to
the final day of the
Black & White Blog Hop.

 I'm sad to see this hop end.
My vision became a reality thanks to everyone who played along.

It has been so fun to see black and white 
quilts and sewing projects
take center stage for one week
and
to all that participated or commented -

Thank you so much!


The projects have all been fantastic and the posts have had so many
tips and new ideas!!

Today is my day to show the project that started this whole Black and White hop idea.



I've been procrastinating the finish of this quilt for quite a long time. (years)
It's a jelly roll quilt in which I stitched 5 strips together at a time,
cut squares from the strip sets, paired the squares, 
and made 4 half square triangles from each pair.
Some of the strip set squares were paired with solid Kona white too.
The process made some interesting blocks.
I cut white squares and laid out my design.



It was time to finish this quilt, thus, the Black & White Blog hop was born.
The borders were added, 2 - Kona white and 1 is black with white music notes.
I quilted it with meandering music notes edge to edge on the long arm with 
Aurfil 40 wt. long arm quilting thread.



I've finished my first big quilt of the year!
The finished quilt is 80" x 80"
I love it!





All week I've invited bloggers to inspire us with black and white sewing projects and quilts.

We had some unbelievable blog posts!!

I'm excited to introduce our final day's line-up of bloggers.

Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

Find the rest of the schedule by clicking HERE

There's a Pinterest Board where you can see all the
Black & White
projects from the hop.



Giveaway!!

One of my favorite fabric shops is the 



One of my readers will receive a 
$25.00 Gift Card to go
SHOPPING!!!

Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, 
and
 enter the giveaway.
(I've extended the time to enter to allow everyone a chance to visit all the blogs)

The winner will be announced on Monday, January 28, 2019.


Thank you, again, for the super fun week!



I have been reading all the comments and I am sorry that I haven't had a chance to respond 
 Please know that I appreciate every word!
I'm hoping the weekend will allow me time to sit down and go through each and every email.

69 comments:

Beth said...

Still Wednesday at my house, but looks like it's Thursday at yours, so I'm going to sneak in and leave my comment since I couldn't resist looking at the gorgeous last day quilts! This has been such a fun blog hop. It is so interesting how each quilt seems to reflect its maker, despite using only two or three colors (or shades). Tonight I am especially taken with Quiltscapes' Kaleido-quilt.

Anita said...

A gorgeous black and white quilt, and so big! Isn't it great to finish a long time WIP?! Thank you for hosting this wonderful blog hop, Carla!

Danice G said...

Truly a beautiful quilt, and large! So glad you got it finished. Thank you for hosting this Blog Hop, and for the Giveaway.

Lee said...

Lovely quilt - I enjoyed all the blogs !!

tubakk said...

Thank you Carla for this fun blog hop. I've really got some new ideas this week. I love the design of your quilt, and the finished quilt for sure. Congratulations on your finish!

Ronelle said...

I absolutely LOVE your quilt, Carla. Thank you for the amazing blog hop you arranged and for all the people (and giveaway) you arranged. It was great fun to see all the projects this week.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I'm very happy it inspired you to come up with this hop. It's been great seeing the creativity those two colors can initiate.

JoyceLM said...

Love your quilt - thanks for sharing. And thanks for the wonderful blog hop. I've seen so many gorgeous quilts that inspire me.

Kathy L said...

Love all your work!

lynn bourgeois said...

Your quilt is stunning Carla. It will make some bed look mighty goo. I've been visiting all the blogs this week, and enjoyed the journey. Thanks to each of you for participating, and you as well for the organizing. We are a fortunate community to have such sharing folks.

tink's mom said...

I'm impressed with how you used finishing up a quilt to create such a fun experience for so many of us. Love the quilt. Congrats on its finish.

Lisa Marie said...

Your quilt is really gorgeous! So many beautiful projects on the hop today. I especially like the ones that gave me inspiration to use up scraps!

gin said...

Stunning design! The week has been fun with all the black and white inspiration. Thank you for hosting and I look forward to another one of your blog hops.

Jan Snell said...

Thank you so much for organizing another wonderful blog hop! So many lovely quilts and great ideas. I find so much inspiration in each hop. Your quilt is lovely and how wonderful to have it done! Congratulations! Janice.snell@gmail.com

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Thanks for sharing all the creative hosts with us for the week. I've enjoyed browsing through them all and picking out ideas and projects, even new to me things to put on my wish list to buy! I've got lots more added to my project list now, like getting out that black and white stash scrap bin!

allthingzsewn said...

I have enjoyed all of the lovely work. And you're quilt is no exception. I really appreciate the design as well.

jrquilts said...

I HAVE ENJOYED ALL THE LOVELY CREATIONS, AND DISCOVERING NEW BLOGS TO FOLLOW .
THANK-YOU FOR THIS GREAT HOP hjrogers@sympatico.ca

GranChris said...

Your quilt is wonderful. I really like Quiltscape today. Kaleidoscopes are great.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on a beautiful UFO finish. Thank you for hosting the Blog Hop, as it has been SEW much fun!!!

Vasudha said...

Your quilt looks so good. I am working on a similar pattern using blue strips.
Using white for the center is a great idea.
Thank you for hosting the B&W blog hop. It forced me to finish my project in time!

Rebecca said...

This has been fun..... Got a box of black and white and a head full of ideas! Thank you

Carol S. said...

I remember cutting out strip blocks like that, but now I can't remember if I ever finished sewing them. You've inspired me to check to see where they went. I'm sure I would never have created something as stunning as this quilt. It is gorgeous! Your quilting is perfect, of course. Thank you for this fun blog hop and for the inspiration you always share (and all that other stuff you support me with.) xo

Barb Neiwert said...

It's been a pleasure to see all the black and white quilts, each one so different and fun to see. Yours uses great black and white scrappiness - love it!

Lori Smanski said...

wow your quilt is gorgeous. it must feel good to have it finished and looking lovely. thank you for this hop. there have been so many wonderful projects. so many wonderful ideas and inspirations. lol i now have a list longer than before of projects to do. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

eileen said...

What a clever use of strips, love your quilt. The blog hop has given us great ideas and inspiration !

Kathy E. said...

What a fun blog hop, Carla! Even though I didn't participate in this one, I've enjoyed cruising through several stops and hope to catch up this weekend. It always amazes me how creative quilters are given just an "idea"...including you and your gorgeous quilt!

works4me said...

Your black and white quilt is gorgeous and I can certainly see how it inspired the hop. I, too, am sorry to see the hop end. Today was another day of amazing projects. Thank you for hosting.

Mary Ann said...

Love your quilt. Amazing the impact just a couple of colors can have. Thank you so much for all your work in organizing this hop. I haven't had time to follow one in a while and I have thoroughly enjoyed this one. I'm off to see today's creativity. Thanks again.

Needled Mom said...

I'm so glad that you needed the motivation to get that quilt finished. It turned out beautifully and it gave us a great week of inspiration. Thank you for hosting the fun hop, Carla.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Carla, I have been amazed at all the beautiful black and white (and a pop of color!) projects everyone has presented. Thanks so much for thinking up and coordinating this fun hop! Your beautiful quilt was finished just in time! Thanks for sharing how you made it!

Susan said...

Very nice quilt - love the design!

tac73 said...

A lovely black and white quilt! I have enjoyed seeing all the projects from the hop. Thank you.

anna brown said...

Very nice and yahoo you got another ufo out of a box and done. ...ty for the blog hop..happyness04431@yahoo.com

Scrapatches said...

Congrats on the UFO finish! Good plan to host a hop. This has all been very inspiring. Thank you ... :-) Pat

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Carla, this has been a great blog hop! I've been so inspired by all the black and white quilts and projects and ideas and tips. Thank you!

Your quilt is marvelous, what a neat technique. The layout gives a woven look to the design, which I love. And congrats on your first big finish of the year. This has been a great way to kick off a new year of creativity. Thanks again!

anna brown said...

Misses Ps tote bag got my eye today...Tytyty was fun blog black and white hop.

Calicojoan said...

Whoop whoop... a great finish for your first big quilt of the year.
Thanks for bringing us all together for another fun filled hop!

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

Thanks Carla for the great hop. I find the black and whites so interesting. Your quilt is beautiful. Love the music note border.

ShirleyC said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I've enjoyed seeing all the different projects.

barbara woods said...

beautiful quilt

Quilting Tangent said...

Thank you for hosting this event and inspiring all of us.

Jane Holbrook said...

Every big quilt finish deserves a prize! Such a satisfying feeling. And so lovely. It has a nice woven look. I admire that you stuck with it and got 'er done. The whole blog hop has been fabulous, and now I am inspired to make a black and white quilt as well. Maybe not quite s big as yours. But well done.

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is such a beautiful quilt Carla and I've loved seeing all the projects and reading all the posts, tips and directions that accompanied them. It seems as though it ended so quickly though, but time does have a habit of flying by at lightening speed, doesn't it.

Beth said...

I forgot to add that I love the way you used both starkish whites and creams in your quilt. I think it really adds depth and personality to your finished quilt.

Mindy said...

The Joyful Quilter's many little projects were so fun - I liked to see a variety of additional colors. My favorite may have to be the pink followed closely by the purple. Thanks for all the fun this week!

nicolesender said...

So many terrific projects today. My favorite is the Kaleido-Medallion Quilt.
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Stitchin At Home said...

I love your quilt! This has been a wonderful hop filled with great projects and dare I say more projects for my want to make list.

Sewgirl said...

Thanks for doing this. This has been so inspiring!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Super beautiful quilt and it was an awe inspiring Hop. The projects were well thought out, varied in style , and loved there were 'other than quilty' items shared.

Sharon Aurora said...

Beautiful quilt. Thanks for a fun blog hop. I enjoyed every post.

Julie in GA said...

Great blog hop! There were so many beautiful, inspiring projects.

Michele T said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!! Thanks for the inspiration!

thatfabricfeeling.com said...

What a lovely quilt and thank you so much for organizing another wonderful blog hop!! This has been so much fun and it seems to be growing each month. I love being part of this gang!!!

Farm Quilter said...

Your quilt is wonderful!!! Quite like this whole hop - amazingly talented quilters out there and I really appreciate them sharing their creativity with all of us and you for hosting the hop!!!

JANET said...

Love the quilt you made. Is there a pattern for it somewhere? Great hop! Thank you and the other quilters for sharing their time.

Kathleen said...

That’s how you cooked up the idea! I love that it was your inspiration and is now done! Congrats on a great hop!

Suze said...

Carla, Thanks for organizing the hop. I have enjoyed every post and have added things to my to-do list. I love your quilt and am glad that you have it finished. WIN/WIN!!!! This has been another wonderful hop. Susan

Marian said...

This is a wonderful quilt, Carla, I love the little hints of yellow and grey in this quilt. Such a cool layout also. Sorry it's taken me a bit to get around to all the sites, but I'm working on it. I have to do it between all the internet interruptions this morning.

Carol said...

Wow, what an amazing quilt! I love the white center and borders that set off the rest of the black and white fabrics (and visa versa). I've made a quilt using this method with bright oranges, greens, browns, black, but, boy, am I super-impressed with your colors and lay-out. Have to remember this for a future quilt. This was a neat hop, as they all seem to be. So many creative ideas flowing. Thanks for hosting this hop!

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Awesome black & white quilt and enjoyed all the projects this week.

Lorna McMahon said...

What a great big beautiful finish! Thank you so much for sharing and for hosting this fabby blog hop Carla!

barbara woods bewtjw@gmail.com said...

lots of beautiful projects

Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

What a fun blog hop! Your finished quilt is lovely. I've enjoyed the projects and the inspiration. Thanks so much for being the blog hop hostess with the most-est! Happy quilting!

Nancy said...

Your quilt is so very nice. I have loads of b&w fabrics to still use and I think this will be on my list! Thanks for hosting such a great hop. I enjoyed every post.

Karrin Hurd said...

What a great quilt. Thanks so much for organizing th S blog ho. It has been a lot of fun!

B Lee said...

Love seeing all the ideas in black and white! They are all beautiful!

KaHolly said...

I absolutely love it!

Joanne said...

This is an awesome project and I know it feels good to get it done. Congratulations! Thanks again for hosting this hop. It's been a lot of fun!

Theresa said...

Sorry, I'm so late to the party. Trying to visit the last two day hoppers tonight. Thanks for such a great hop. Black and white is one my favorite color combos. Yours turned out beautiful!