Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Black & White Challenge

The ladies from the PP forum are doing a Black & White Challenge. We each sent to Tessa, our swap mom, 12 x 10" squares of our chosen fabric. She then returned to us 12 different fabrics (including 1 of our own) to make into a quilt, bag or whatever we chose. We can use one other colour to compliment the black and white. Here are the fabrics which I received - aren't they a wonderful selection!

Tessa is such a lovely lady, she made us all a card using black and white ribbon woven with narrow red satin, and she sent an extra piece of fabric.

It was very tempting to use red as my chosen colour, but then I came across this wonderful piece of yellow/orange/purple batik with gold swirls.

Here is my first block. I cut the batik strips at 1" wide. Once I had cut and sewn the block I squared it up to 9 and half inches. I'm not sure if this has a name, but it reminds me of chopsticks.

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Its week 5 of our building work, and we are still on schedule, even though a couple of days were lost from bad weather. Walls are almost complete and the roof will be going on next week.

I'll leave you with a few spring flowers which we have been enjoying this week.


  1. Fun swap and your block looks great. One of the names for the block is the Tic Tac Toe block. Can't wait to see the progress on it.

  2. beautiful fabrics Ros and I like your block. Amazing how much variety there is in black and white fabrics. The colour you are adding is fantastic. Thanks for your new blog header, made m really feel that Spring is here.

  3. such nice fabric you got in the B&W Swap. Your block looks great. Are you going to finish all the B&W Fabric like this. It would be a stunning quilt.


  4. Thank you for sharing your Spring flowers. I love watching all the blooms appear around the world & knowing soon it will begin to happen here. Such a miracle!