Black & White & Burnt Orange – B&W blog hop

Today is my turn in the Black & White blog-hop hosted by Carla of Creatin In The Sticks. Thank you, Carla, for including me in the blog hop.

I started this quilt with a scrappy B&W lone star center back in the summer of 2017. I planned on making it into a wall hanging, so I quilted it with straight lines in the star and free-motion swirls and feathers in the background space.

Later, I decided to make it into a quilt for a young man by name Anirudh. We’ve known Anirudh since he was a baby. He and my son, Anshul ,were buddies from preschool. Anirudh graduated from the University of Texas, Austin recently. Burnt orange is their color.

I played around with different layouts and decided to just do rectangles using several black, white and grey fabric. I had some very interesting B, W, G fabric including one with chess pieces, several with music notes and one from Zen Chic called Modern backgrounds, which had geometry figures and equation. Anirudh graduated with an engineering degree, and he played chess and the viola in middle school and high school. Going with the burnt orange theme, I used orange/rust solids and prints as sashing between the rectangles.

Since I had already quilted the center star, I quilted the top and bottom rectangle panels, as well as two solid white panels for either sides of the star separately. I used a variety of free-motion designs, sometimes just followed the motifs in the B&W prints.

The backing is a dark grey – the quilting shows better in the back than the front. Since I quilted each section separately, I put them together using a quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) technique. The orange sashing in the back makes the back very interesting.

Be sure to visit all the other bloggers in the blog hop. Go back to Clara’s blog – Creatin In the Sticks for a giveaway.

Black & White Blog Hop Schedule
Monday, Jan 21st
Just Let Me Quilt
Needled Mom
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Life in Scrapatch
Bumbleberry Stitches
keepsake moments
Vroomans Quilts

Tuesday, Jan 22nd
MooseStash Quilting
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Quilts by Joanne
That Fabric Feeling
Songbird Designs
Two Maker Chicks

Wednesday, Jan 23rd
Selina Quilts
Quilt in a not-Shell
Patchwork Breeze
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Kathleen McMusing
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Homespun Hannah’s Blog

Thursday Jan 24th
Seams to be Sew
Storied Quilts – Me!
Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Ms P Designs USA
Den syende himmel
Melva Loves Scraps
The Joyful Quilter
Creatin’ in the Sticks

Also linking to all the weekly linky parties.
Needle & Thread Thursday @ MyQuiltInfatuation
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilt
Whoop Whoop Fridays @ confessions of a fabric addict
TGIFF @ Alycia quilts
Friday Foto Fun @ Powered By Quilting
Linky Tuesday @ Free motion by the river

43 thoughts on “Black & White & Burnt Orange – B&W blog hop

  1. What a terrific color combo. Love the quilt. Your very interesting construction makes for a great back to the quilt as well and then there is the wonderful quilting. Well done on every level.


  2. Beautiful quilt! Aren’t you clever! I love your ingenious way of adapting the quilt to a larger rectangle. I see way too many square quilts these days and the tiled bricks is a perfect way to extend a quilt top. That is the idea that makes my day! Thanks!


  3. wow this is truly stunning. a labor of love. he will love and cherish it. thanks for sharing and for inspiring today. quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net


  4. What a great idea to do different designs in each brick. Great way to practice but not over whelm yourself by trying to fill a really large area. It turned out lovely. Thank you so much for sharing with us.


  5. Your quilt is awesome! I would not have thought of using burnt orange, but see why you did and it turned out GREAT! Love the combination! Your quilting is perfect also. I’m sure the young man loved the quilt and will cherish it. Love the addition of the bricks with the small sashing to complete it! Thanks for sharing your ideas.


  6. Your quilts are awesome and this burnt orange one is no exception. I do love the colors together and that center star is wonderful. Kudos to you for a terrific finish!


  7. Who says you cannot have your cake and eat it too? A very traditional (and tricky) star occupies center stage with very modern and simple (but impressive) bricks on the top and bottom. the touch of orange adds life and drama without making it trivial. Kudos to you Vasudha. This is a fabulous quilt. I can talk about the quilting but then that is nothing new – awesome as usual 🙂


  8. What a brilliant way to take a smaller, finished quilt and make it into a larger quilt!! Love the quilting and the backing is amazing!!!


  9. Holy Cow, this is so awesome. There have been many times I wish I could go back and add to a quilt. You show exactly how to do it with style. Your quilting in each section is brilliant and so fun to look at. Thank you for joining the B&W blog hop. I’ve been very inspired by your quilt.


  10. I gotta say, I think I love the back more than the front, but the front is pretty darn cool also. I love the star and the varying degree of colors used and the burnt orange is perfect around that star, but the best part of this quilt is the quilting itself, it’s stunning and the back of the quilt really allows you to see that. It’s like you have two quilts in one and both sides would be equally nice to show off. Love how you did that label also. I’ve never seen it done that way and I like it alot.


  11. This is wonderful! I love how you were able to take a set-aside project and make it into something really awesome. I love the burnt orange fabric and the quilting is really amazing. Congratulations! I know the recipient will love it!


  12. Love everything about this piece: how you brought a nearly 2-year-old quilted piece forward into a full size quilt! And that quilting….drooling. Love the back too; you’re so right about the interesting back, not to mention the glorious, ‘I want to run my hands over it’ texture you’ve created. Lucky young man!


  13. Wow! Beautifully done! The burnt orange really works with the grays and blacks. It’s a stunning quilt, even more stunning that it wasn’t planned to look like that from the beginning.


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