Wednesday, February 08, 2012

black and white quilt tops

The coming four weeks I am taking an online class with Pamela Allen. And yes, I am addicted to her classes :-). This time the class is all about contrast and the first lesson was about creating a composition using a monochromatic palette. And people who know me, know that I love black and white fabrics and have rather a huge stash of them. I created two quilt tops, one starting from white fabrics and the other one starting from black fabrics. Both tops are around 12"x20". The pictures show the tops with the fabric only glued together:

At the moment I am machine quilting them. For me the fun of using commercial b/w fabrics is to fuzzy cut them in such a way, that you take as much advantage of a design as possible. The flower you see on this detail is made from small circles cut out of fabric:

 And this is the picture of the original fabric:
 
                                      
Who would have thought that such a lineair fabric could create such organic looking flowers.




5 comments:

modern art said...

mooi gebruik van je commerciele stofjes, gr. mia

MulticoloredPieces said...

Just happened upon your very interesting blog. Your work in black and white is gorgeous. I've been thinking of doing several black and white pieces as well. Enjoyed seeing your other art quilts as well.
best from Tunisia,
nadia

Kelly said...

Totally LOVE them!! Especially the second one. Love how you used the light "light" strips and the very dark to create the depth of shadow and sunshine!

hmmmmmmm I'm sensing several trips to fabric stores this summer to replenish the B/W stash.......

Kelly

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Very nice work Wil.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

I am missing being part of this class...but I am finishing up some projects from the last class. Love your black & white projects!