A Black & White Garden by Kay M. Capps Cross

By Kay M. Capps Cross

How are you going to painting the elegance of a backyard with simply black and white? With dashes of colour on a dramatic black-and-white heritage! convey your textile backyard to lifestyles utilizing effortless fusible appliqué, origin piecing, and strip piecing. The styles are simply adaptable handy appliqué to boot. Quilts are proven in either black-and-white and colour models, encouraging quilters to settle on their very own palette. cloth choice suggestions, widespread appliqué and paper-piecing templates, suggestions on quilting, embellishment feedback, and stitching directions are all supplied. domesticate your cloth offerings and gildings to have a tendency and develop a few exceptional quilts!

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It is a straight-out color wash, but instead of running the colors diagonally, she chose an off-center Barn Raising set. The colors range from dark green to a grape purple, through intermediate tans. A built-in background border, a narrow dark border, and a final crazypieced border with asymmetrical appliquéd grape leaves complete the quilt. Viñas Viejas, 58˝ × 51˝, by Jane Hall Corner layout for Viñas Viejas Chapter 4 —Color Play: Designs from Coloration 45 Jane’s newest color wash is Piña Tropicale, made with batiks.

The center gold windmills glow, the color in the stars appears transparent, and the inner border of light blue is lacy. All these aspects of this complex design directly result from the use of slices. Website, 53˝ × 53˝, by Dixie Haywood, from the collection of Carla and Richard Eaton Corner layout for Website 50 FRESH PINEAPPLE POSSIBILITIES SECTION TWO DEVELOPING AND DIVERSIFYING Jane made Provence Pineapples (at right) using her stock of French fabrics cut into even slices. Trying to stay within the traditional Provençal colorway, she opted to use only red, blue, and yellow fabrics.

Pineapple Harvest, 50˝ × 50˝, by Ursula Lancaster Neverending Story, 21˝ × 21˝, by Jenny Manderscheid-Muller Notice how in the previous two quilts, opting for block centers set on the diagonal added to the overall design. In Dawn Stars (page 39), it was essential to have dark centers to complete the dark windmills. In Neverending Story (above), the black centers echo and complement the large black on-point corner squares. 40 FRESH PINEAPPLE POSSIBILITIES SECTION TWO DEVELOPING AND DIVERSIFYING Dandelions in My Pineapple Patch, designed by Bobbi Colby and constructed with Colleen Arnold, is a whimsical design of Pineapple blossoms using multicolored batiks.

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