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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Black and white, and a little color.......

I'm playing with border ideas on the black and white piece I showed yesterday.  No decisions yet.
I picked the first tomato from the 2 plants I have in pots.  It is Early Girl and they are a medium size tomato.
I purchased the large diamond die for my Studio die cutter.  So far I have just cut from scraps.  Now I need to get into the yardage.
Here is one idea for them in Kaffe's book "Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts".
I bordered one diamond to see how I like it.  I pinned the yardstick up there so you have an idea how big this is.




32 comments:

Mary said...

I have a diamond Die too but haven't played with it yet. I've been toying with the idea of framing them too. I'll have to check to see what size diamond I get from my die. This should work up fairly quickly for you.

Jackie said...

I just love that black and white quilt and the secondary design of stripes. The lime green is just a wonderful addition. I have done so many black and white quilts and this was one of the combos that I had used. The diamond quilt from Kaffe's book is just a fabulous pattern. That is exactly the way that I made mine, with the large die and it was quick and easy. A fun quilt. Aren't summer tomatoes the best?

Gene Black said...

I love the color singing out from the black and white quilt. I can't wait to see what you decide to use for it.

Maria said...

Black and whites are one of my favorite combinations.
Oh that tomatoe looks good enough to eat.

Mary said...

I'll join the chorus in praise of the black, white and green quilt. What a stunning combination.

Gari said...

I've only done one b/w quilt but have some fabric to do another. I just need some inspiration as to what I want to do with it. I do know, however, that I will use yellow with it, probably. Love the diamonds.

hetty said...

Love that punch of colour in your black and white quilt. The diamonds are fantastic too! They will make a quick and wonderful quilt. The tomato looks delicious! Gotta love those fresh summer tomatoes!

dianen said...

I'm not a fan of black and white. I just love color too much.

However, I do love those diamonds and that tomato looks delicious!!

Have a wonderful day, Wanda!

Anonymous said...

Love the green, with the black & white. Love the diamonds too. Wish I had a fresh tomato. Hannah

Jean said...

The green looks good with the black and white. I see you have succumbed to the lure of diamonds. That is great to cut them with the accuquilt cutter. Such gorgeous fabrics will be pretty no matter what.

patty a. said...

The green looks great with the black and white. I love black and white! I think what is cool about this piece is the two middle fabrics blur and soften the overall design.

Steph :) said...

I love the pop of green on the black and white. It is so beautiful. I also love the diamonds.

Donna~~ said...

Loved the look of your black and white pieces from earlier--and they look great with the lime. (Of course they also look good with the tomato--perhaps tomato binding?) The diamonds are fun--I made Kaffe's quilt and started a 2nd one with the leftover pieces because I liked the first one so much With all your fabrics, yours will be gorgeous!

Chris said...

I see I'm not the only one who saw the color of the tomato - photographed against the white sill and gray/black screen, really show how good the tomato red looks against black and white. :)

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE the green!!!!

Those diamonds are a great way to show wonderful fabrics.

Eva said...

Black and white in a green edge! I saw grey cobblestones in Monrose Abbey, surrounded by grass, and thought of you...

Sue said...

It encourages me to see that you are working on more than one project at a time. :) The black & white is really nice and the diamonds are amazing, so big. The tomato isn't bad either. ;)

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love B&W with green ... at least two quilts so far and maybe another along the way.

Those diamonds are impressive!

Enjoy the tomato!

Julia said...

I love a pop of bright color with B&W! I love the green. Those diamonds are going to make a great quilt! We ate some of our first tomatoes last night! YUM!

Cathi said...

The black and white with the addition of the green is brilliant!
The diamonds are fabulous -- that is one of my favourite quilts in the Fassett books!

Sharon said...

Love the lime in your B&W, did you test hot pink? Yum, homegrown tomates, the real deal! Your diamonds will be fab coming out of your fabric collection.

Char said...

Oooh, I'm lovin' that lime with the black and white!
If I had a Go cutter I would have finished my diamond quilt by now. It's not as easy using a template.

Kristin said...

Wanda,

I enjoy seeing your work every day. You are amazingly prolific! Love the new B&W and the diamonds. I don't always comment, but really, I love all your quilts.

Kristin F. in SC

LC said...

More yummy stuff. Nothing like fresh tomatoes from the garden, never mind fresh ideas from Wanda's prolific studio!

Muddling Through said...

I LIKE the acid green, or at least that's what it looks like on my computer. And those diamonds - WOW! How gorgeous, and they are big, too. This will be another masterpiece.

I planted Early Girl tomatoes this year, and they were good before the heat and drought.

Lynne said...

I must get that book; I am a KF fan - I particularly love his knitting - although I find most of his quilts over-the-top. You seem to understand the spirit of the idea and make it work beautifully.

matilde said...

!!Bonito blog!
Me gusta visitarte y ver tus trabajos un saludo.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I love the lime green with the black and white. If I were making a black and white quilt with one color, lime would be my color. Love, love, love this!

Leslie said...

Very nice green for the b/w quilt. And I love the diamond quilt idea. I have a very old Kaffee book that I haven't even used yet, but I know I have a few pages bookmarked for quilt ideas. Time to make something from it!

Pat said...

The color on the black and white quilt sure makes it all pop. The tomato looks yummy. I noticed Japanese beetles (at least 10)all over a weed in the garden. I have to figure out how to get the weed out with the beetles attached. For now they are feeding on the weed so it is ok. Oh BTW, I still have the Baltimore Oriele's feeding in my yard. Stay cool today it is going to be another hot one.

Carol Jordan said...

Can I use the diamond die on my Accuquilt Go? I have always wanted to do the Kaffe diamonds - love the black and white w green.

capitolaquilter said...

Wished I had a diamond die when I made this pattern - looks great, have fun.