Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Black & White Blog Hop - Day FOUR - My Stop on the Hop

Welcome to Day FOUR of the Black and White Blog Hop!!

Carla @ Creatin' In the Sticks can't say no!


Today is my day to join in on the:


Just Black and white???

Not this color-loving quilter!!

(Carla said we could add to the color scheme, if we wanted.)

Even my Black and White scrap basket has a bit of PINK:

I've always wanted to try Black and White with YELLOW...

I started with this stack of scraps straight out of the basket above:

Then I began to piece things together:

Finally, I had a panel assembled for a small basket:

There were even enough scraps for the backing:

This is the completed Medium Quilted Basket:

Here it is in better lighting:

This is a peek at the other side:

But, WAIT!!

What about with my favorite LIME or chartreuse:

I pulled Black and White prints, too:

But, then remembered the bag of "pre-stickied" fabrics:

I decided to add some spots of my own using those:

The finished project turned out to be this adorable
Quilted Thread Catcher:

NOT intended for headgear:

And, of course...

I had to do something in Black and White with 
January's Color of the Month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge:


Random piecing got me started on this adventure:

Little pops of RED kept me going:

Hmm... I think it needs to be bigger:

The piecing was done, SEW... I moved on to the quilting:

Hooray!!  A Black and White thread catcher:

Or... Black and White TALL thread catcher/drink holder:

This Black and White beauty was a gift from a good friend a number of years ago.  Sorry for the odd angle, it's WAY up on the studio wall.  It was her first foray into Crumb piecing, after I taught her the technique at our small Quilt Bee:

Thanks for stopping by!

I enjoyed making these baskets for the Black and White Blog Hop.  Thanks again, Carla, for hosting.
I had SEW much FUN!!!

So much so, that I couldn't stop there!

Let's try PURPLE...

Here is the top, all layered up:

Look carefully, this is a close-up of the quilting:

The resulting mug rug is waiting for YOU:

Leave a comment and be sure to let me know if you would like to WIN!!!

(It's not really as wonky as it appears.  Promise.)

WINNER will be selected on Tuesday, January 29th @ 9:00 PM (EST).

Disclaimer:  Not ALL scraps used were from my own fabric stash.  Appreciation going out to any number of my quilting friends who donated scraps to further my fun.  Look closely, there just might be some in there from YOU!  :o))

Be sure to check out all of the other participant posts:

Note:  I'll update the links, as soon as I can.  In the meantime, just head over to Creatin' in the Sticks to find the updated versions.

Linking up with Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Until next time...
Add colorful accents!!!


  1. What terrific use of your scraps. Love all of it. My favorite part is your use of the sticky left overs. Absolute genius. I would love a chance at your mug rug.

  2. You are having way too much fun on the job! But since you are creating such wonderful little baskets, I'll let you have it. Sew some more. Your B/W baskets are awesome. Enjoy! ;^)

  3. So fun with all your colours added. Those baskets are beautiful.

  4. Looks like you had fun! It was certainly fun to read about your adventures into black and white with a splash of colour. I have never added purple or yellow to B&W but they look great. The red is such a classic look. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I'm laughing...not intended as head gear. What fun you made these appear. I must be making myself a thread catcher. I always have a mess on my hands!

  6. Nice projects for the black and white.


  8. You really took the idea and ran with it. :) Your little baskets turned out great!

  9. Great projects with those little pops of color!

  10. What a fun post with all the different color options with black and white. I thought I loved the green and b&w until I saw the purple. I think I love them all! Thanks for sharing!

  11. What a great collection of B&W+ projects! They're all lovely!

  12. i would love to win. you had a lot of fun. woohoo. i love your projects, especially the penguin material. thank you for sharing and for inspiring. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  13. You seem to have really enjoyed yourself and I enjoyed seeing what you made. I would love to win the mug rug. Thanks.

  14. Oh, my goodness, these are fabulous projects! Such a great way to use your stash, and those color pops really reflect your personality! Adorable!!

  15. What fun it is to see the black and white with the pops of color! B, W and yellow has always been a winner in my book, but the lime green stole my heart. I'd love the mug rug with the purple too. These were al such fun projects. Cute post too.

  16. Looks like you had a lot of fun. I love all the pops of color and adding your own dots was a great idea! Can't pick a favorite (except for the penguin fabric. Love that LOL) The mug rug is delightful too. Thanks for sharing all these with us.

  17. Love all of your little creations! It was fun reading your post with the different color choices - you certainly had a good time!

  18. This is an awesome way to use all your scraps! And yes, I'd love to win that mug rug with the pop of purple (my favorite color!!) Great job on quilting in the info on the hop! Thanks for the opportunity and for sharing all your lovely creations with us!

  19. I love how you used different accent colors in different projects. The purple and lime green are definitely my favorites, but they all look fabulous! Fun fun post.;-)

  20. Got to love scraps tytyty loved the badket....

  21. Cute projects, love the color pops. No thanks to the mug rug.

  22. What a fun blog post! Just like being there with you. Great finishes.

  23. I love all the bright colors you used with the black and white combination. So many cute projects. Love the mug rug!

  24. LOVE how you added pops of color. I have to say that the greens and especially the green dots that you added are my favorite. Of course I'd LOVE to win the mug rug! Fingers crossed, fingers crossed. I have to add that your manicure looks divine! :)

  25. Going for bold pops of color - so fun. I would love to win your mug rug giveaway - purple is one of my favorites. Thanks

  26. Love your quilted baskets...those little pops of color are fabulous!! And that little penguin that appears to be waving at us from your last basket...oh be still my heart!! Your mug rug is awesome (love the way you commemorated the hop!) and I'd love to win it!!

  27. The baskets are wonderful and I love the l.ittle touches of color - all perfect for this hop.

  28. What a great post! You have proven that black and white can really make a color pop. I thought the yellow was my favorite, then I saw the green, then the red, then the purple... I love them all! Thanks for joining the B&W blog hop. I love the mug rug and your quilting is awesome!

  29. I adore all the different colors you featured with black and white. I fell in love with each color. It was like a runway show. Thanks for joining the hop and sharing all the fun. I've never made a thread catcher and now I'm getting the fever. I love the purple, too.

  30. Great thread catchers! I love your touches of colour!
    I’d love to win your “Black and White quilt Hop” mug rug!
    Thanks for sharing all the fun.
    Barbara xx

  31. The mug rug is really cute. I'd lover to win it. Thank you for the chance.

  32. Love the pops of color with the black! Hopefully you've found good uses for all those fabric baskets.

  33. I loved all the different thread catchers, along with the fun in experimenting with the different colors with black and white... Sew Much Fun!!

  34. How fun!! I love all your little baskets in black and white. Of course the little bright spots of color tickle my color-lovin' heart :)

  35. What fun! Love the baskets with pops of color.

  36. All of them are awesome but I'm drooling over that B & W & yellow fabric in the second basket.

  37. Love those pops of red. So cheery

  38. Normally i am not a fan of black and white but your color pops make take it to a whole new level. I love the thread you square the bottoms or stitch a tube to a circle?eould love a chance to win!

  39. Me again. I think i finally fixed my settings and became a reply blogger. if not.

  40. I love all the basket versions you made. I too love a little pop of color and even though I didn't do it on my project for this hop, I usually do. I often try to "hide" it a little so it creates even more of an impact. I love your improv/crumb work and have challenged myself to do that this year. Thanks for sharing your creations. :-)

  41. Such sweet baskets and good use of scraps.


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