Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Black and White Giveaway

Tomorrow night (2/17/2011) is the night! The Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 at Sewtropolis where the fabric swapping will begin. The details of our latest challenge are located in a previous post.


I headed to my sewing room to shop my stash right after the challenge was announced. Considering how much fabric I have, I was a bit surprised by the paucity of black, white, or gray print fabrics. Here's what I found:






Some prints were too large. Some where more cream than white. Some didn't have enough yardage. And others I just couldn't part with. So, drum roll please... Here are my choices for the swap:




Alexander Henry's "Diamond Eye" from 2006 (vintage!) is on the left and American Jane's Pindot by Moda is on the right. And guess what?? I'm giving away a fat quarter of each print to a lucky reader!

Leave a comment with your favorite solid color to use with black/white/gray prints. And leave a second comment if you follow my blog to get another chance to win. I'll announce the winner of the fat quarters on Thursday, February 24th.


Stay tuned to my blog for progress reports. And be sure to check out my fellow Quilt Guilders as they blog about the challenge.


Karen at Badlands Quilts

Marie at CraftyMSP


Good luck! I can't wait to hear about your color choices.

40 comments:

  1. Is it possible that I am the first? Anyway, to me Red is the only color to use with Black and white. But then again, I am fond of screaming orange.

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  2. HI ok sorry, I am a beginner quilter and have never been to a meeting but this swap LOOKS AWESOME...So you just show up at 6:30 with 10-12 3" strips? Do people bring other things?

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  3. Caroline, that's right. Just show up with your fabric. See you there :)

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  4. I think pairing blue with b&w can be striking. Have you seen this quilt by Film in the Fridge? I love it. http://www.etsy.com/listing/28797338/cookies-and-cream-baby-quilt-sale?ref=em

    I'm still hoping to make the meeting on Thursday. See you there!

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  5. Right now I love green with black and white. It has to be the right green however or it looks kind of Halloween. Thanks for the give-away chance.

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  6. Ok, I'm now a follower. Your work is beautiful!

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  7. I like red with black & white. Or turquoise.

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  8. I like hot pink with black and white

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  9. I most certainly am a follower!

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  10. I like dk pink with black and white.

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  11. Am now a follower. It was nice to meet you at the meeting tonight.

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  12. I am now a follower - and I am so happy about this swap/challenge! Thanks for promoting on your blog and offering this giveaway!

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  13. I'm following you...(love the beater fabric!)

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  14. I'd like to see some lime green with b/w.

    Thx for the chance to win.

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  15. Red is always stunning with B&W/grey, but other broight colours like aqua, orange or lime are great too!

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  16. I like to use light blue with black/white!
    Michelle

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  17. I just found your blog through the Big Tent site for Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild. Haven't made it to a meeting yet, but I hope to soon!
    I'm a follower!
    Michelle

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  18. I love the Orange but Mustard Yellow or Apple Green would be great also!

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  19. I'm a new follower and happy to be one!

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  20. Red comes to mind first, but yellow, lime green and aqua might be fun! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I'm here from Badlands Quilts:)

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  21. Okay, I am a black and white-a-holic!!! My faves to use are either lime green or red!!! I am trying to follow your blog too but it doesn't want me to :-(

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  22. After much coaxing, google let me follow you!

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  23. I like red with black and white - or lime green!

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  24. I recently made a coaster with black and white and a deep blue that came out awesome, if I do say so myself!

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  25. Hmmm...with black? Depends on the day! But today I'd say it's red.

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  26. My favorite color to use with black and white is yellow! It just goes.

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  27. I love lime green, red or yellow with the blacks and whites. I really enjoy using the B&W fabrics and find myself always falling back onto them. Sigh!

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  28. Hello, following u here and as a "twitter". I like turquoise and yellow with b&w.

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  29. I've signed up to be a new follower.

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  30. just saw your post on twitter. i love turquoise or red with black and white. it really makes it pop.

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  31. I just saw a cool quilt that was black, white and a bit of orange. It didn't look "halloweeny" either!

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