Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival--Supernova in Black and White

Here's my entry for Blogger's Quilt Festival sponsored over at: http://amyscreativeside.com/ . Thanks so much to Amy and all the inspiration that oozes from her and her festival! Freshly Pieced's Supernova Quilt Along was inspiration for a quilt made for our nephew and his darling wife. She wanted modern in black and white, so I started looking around and just fell in love with this quilt: http://freshlypieced.blogspot.com/2011/03/supernova-quilt-along-join-me.html Backing is a high count beautiful grey sheet. Barb Smith, who longarmed, said it was more difficult to quilt because of that high count, but she did a beautiful job. She used the pantograph for block area, feathers in gold and cute black circly things for small black border which you can see on picture of a back corner.
Love pictures of folded quilts, so here you go!

Quilting on a corner. Block area done in white, black border done in black, gold border in gold.


There's a flickr group with lots of supernovas others have done and I did find one in black and white. I wanted to make it big enough for their bed if they want to use it there and fit their decor, so ended up with 25 blocks instead of original nine. These are BIG blocks--mine ended up being not quite 18 inches square, but they all seemed to turn out equal sized. I think there are 47 pieces per block! Had lots of fun picking out fabric as I decided there should be different corner pieces and centers for each piece. So that meant 50 different fabrics...making it "so very hard" to HAVE to shop for all of them!! :) Hubby and I had a lot of discussions about the borders. It's done differently than original to make it as big as needed. I would have been happy with just black and white for the whole top, but since gold is one of the couple's accent colors, my hubby wanted that and now I think that turned out very well.
Mock ups of several blocks. You can see number 8 sample and actual block. Block 8





Block 1


Directions were very good, but somehow I just couldn't get them straight in my head without doing little samples. It was time consuming, but only way I could figure out how to sew them. Honestly, I just got dizzy with all that black and white! Maybe it's a combination of my old, old eyes and tri-focals! I cut a lot of extras of each shape so have enough to make a couple smaller quilts--when I get some other things done. There's just something about black and white! There are so many darling fabrics...look for Route 66, Dr. Seuss, dog bones, newspaper articles about dogs!, lots of flowers, but no ants. I did get some fabrics with ants on them, but they were so real looking I just couldn't use them on a bed quilt. Think they'd be darling for a picnic quilt with reds in it and a jeans backing. Enjoy hundreds of beautiful quilts in the festival--you'll be so inspired.

117 comments:

Elizabeth D. said...

Eileen, what a lovely finished quilt!! I love the Supernova quilt pattern Lee wrote, and I think doing it in black and white was a fabulous idea. I love the contrast it creates! Thanks for sharing!

Issabella The Cat said...

Wow that is one stand out quilt, I love monochrome but think I'd go cross eyed making one :)

Anonymous said...

Eileen, the quilt is lovely. Interesting that "hubby" helped with opinions and selection.... thanks for sharing.

Rachaeldaisy said...

This looks spectacular in black and white. The gold border just gives it that something extra!!
The quilting is beautiful too!!

Eileen said...

my hubby picks out a lot of my material since i can't get out very often and has fun bringing me beautiful batiks from our local quilt shot...and he's colorblind, so it's often interesting

Karen said...

Your Super Nova looks fantastic in black and white. Beautiful work. I didn't realise how detailed it was until i saw your mock ups. Wow.
The quilting is wonderful too. What a perfect gift!

Lesly said...

That's a great version of the Supernova - the black and white looks so sophisticated.

Borderline Quilter said...

Wonderful, I love Black and White quilts....Well, I love all quilts...lol...

Sarah Craig said...

Very pretty! Love the black and white....

notes of sincerity said...

Wow! Your quilt is stunning! :o)

quilthexle said...

Super supernova !! congratulations to a great finish - you must be very proud !

grendelskin said...

Wow, Supernova in black and white! It's just stunning. You are a brave and talented quilter.

Katie said...

Black and white is so striking for this pattern. I can't imagine 50 different fabrics, but you did it well and it looks great. I'd be thrilled to get something so beautiful, so I hope the recipients appreciate your hard work.

Carla said...

That came out amazingly Eileen! The gold border really adds just enough color and makes the quilt feel richly. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

Great job on keeping all the fabrics straight. You were so brave to shop for all those fabrics.
Come see my entries: #29 miniature reproduction quilt and #31 antique 1850 Star quilt

Jean said...

I love how this quilt turned out. Thanks for showing us your creative process! I've always wanted to to a black and white quilt with a "pop" of color.... this one is a good inspriation.

maria said...

Your nephew and his wife are very lucky to have such a wonderful quilt in their home. I've not seen this pattern before.

missknitta said...

This is wonderful and I think your husband was absolutely right about the border! What a special gift -- thanks so much for sharing it!

Charming's Mama said...

Very nicely done and what a lucky couple.

Vicki said...

Gorgeous! What an amazing quilt. I love the gold border, and I think it's great that Randy helps so much with your quilting projects. :)

Valentina said...

What a lovely quilt, Eileen, and the golden border is absolutely gorgeous! Well done and thanks so much for sharing, :)

Ethne said...

I love what you've done with the Supernova design here - a lovely monochromatic quilt

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Very pretty! I never would have thought to use gold for a border but it really works!

bethanndodd said...

Fabulous!!! I love black & white quilts...the gold is a nice touch! Lucky couple! Smiles~Beth

Heidi said...

I just did a black and white quilt this summer, and I think I am hooked now after seeing yours!

Emma said...

This design is wonderfully dramatic in black and white!

Hollie said...

Looks great! I love the graphic quality of the black and white.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Very dramatic black and white quilt. Just lovely.

sunnaturals said...

You have a lot of patience. This is beautiful.

Robin said...

Beautiful!!! The black and white are so snappy and are showcased so beautifully in this design. And your husband made a great call on including the gold-- it really is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!

Victoria Paige @ Boutique Uniquely said...

What a beautiful quilt. The quilting looks great to me and what a beautiful shade of gray the backing is.

Dielle said...

It's really gorgeous, Mom!!! I love it!

Bree said...

Oh, the black and white supernova is simply fabulous!

Becky said...

Looks great! I'm a neighbor to the South of you (Eastern Oregon). I also did a "Supernova"!! Yours is just AMAZING! Thanks for sharing!

Shannon said...

Wow! I can tell that so much work and love went in to this beautiful quilt!

Melinda said...

I make a lot of black and white quilts and really love this one. Thank you for sharing.

Mary said...

A labor of Love for your niece. The gold frames it beautifully!

Cathy said...

Very cool, and a great story of how you did it.

Patty D from NC said...

very nice. thanks for sharing.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I am making a black and white quilt right now. I love your Supernova!

Cindy said...

Very cool quilt. It reminds me of rush bottom chairs...but I bet the quilt is a lot more comfortable!

Debbie said...

oh my - I hadn't seen your black & white Supernova - VERY cool!!

diane said...

love the black and white quilt. It makes a great statement

christhequilter said...

such bright and crisp quilt!!

Kit Lang said...

Lovely quilt, thanks for the how-to! :)

Julie Fukuda said...

I love this black and white quilt and think I will have to
try making one some day soon. Isn't this festival inspirational !!

Rachel said...

Oh this is beautiful! I love how the yellow borders bring the black and white to life. Just lovely!

Rachel said...

Wow! Love Supernova in black and white. I would never have thought of that.

What Comes Next? said...

beautiful quilt! I'm a fan of black and white, and the Super Nova is the perfect way to showcase them - well done!

Shari said...

What a striking quilt! The gold is a nice addition - glad to know it's loved and appreciated!

Deborah O'Hare said...

Black and white is so striking. Lovely quilt.

cauchy09 said...

what a classy quilt! i love the black/white combo and that pattern is lovely. congrats on a super quilt!

SarahZ said...

Marvelous! My hubby gives me wonderful input, too! Love the gold finish:)

Peg said...

Beautiful - what a great gift for a modern young couple!

The Thompsons said...

Beautiful quilt- I love black, white and gray combos!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It turned out great. I love that your husband gives his opinion like mine does. Sometimes we end up liking the added (or removed) portions and sometimes not, right? I'm glad this was a good one and you are pleased. I think the gold gives it a nice flare and actually finishes off that modern feel she wanted. Very pretty.

Jane said...

Great quilt, and I love that you used a sheet for the backing even though the quilt police say not to.

Kate said...

Beautiful!

Sheila said...

This is gorgeous! I love the black & white interpretation of this quilt!

Michele said...

Black and white quilts always bring me to my feet. Yours is no exception. Wow. I bet the newlyweds were thrilled.

felicity said...

This pattern of Lee's is just wonderful - I love seeing it in a larger version and the B&W is a stunning choice of colourway. Nicely done!

Barbara said...

This is just beautiful. I love that gold border. Very striking!

JoyceT said...

The Black and White looks so sharp.

MissMary said...

Quite lovely.

Denise :) said...

Very striking quilt -- love the black and white combo! :)

Denise in PA said...

Wow, what an amazing quilt! I love the gold border setting off the black and white! I'm sure the bride and groom loved it!

Rebecka said...

I love black and white!! Your quilt is stunning.

Kristy Armstrong said...

Love this quilt! I'm working on a black and white quilt for my son and his wife right now. The gold border is a very nice touch.

selfsewn@summerfete said...

Hi thanks for your comment.

I really like different quilts, and yours is great, thanks for sharing!!

Carla said...

Eileen, this is the first b/w Super Nova I have seen...and certainly the largest! What a gorgeous and personal gift you have lovingly created. Thank you for sharing it. I'm going to come bak and read more of your posts, too.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Just stunning! What a truly lovely quilt! Surely your nephew and his wife will treasure it always! I've always been drawn to black and white. This may be just the kick I need to do a little shopping!

Kelly said...

Love this in black and white! It is stunning! I had a chuckle about you leaving the ants off this quilt, I don't think I would want ants on my bed either. LOL

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Wow, I love the black and white! I think the gold is perfect for the border also. Nice. I know I would have gotten dizzy for sure!

Pat said...

What a wonderful quilt! I would really like to make a black and white quilt one day (after I whittle down my current project list). I really like the gold border, I think it really makes the quilt pop. I'm sure you nephew and his wife just love it. Thanks for sharing it.

Lyanna L. said...

Congrats on a great finish! I love the black and white fabrics and you can't go wrong with the supernova pattern. =)

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Great Supernova. I had a lot of fun doing mine!

Sandy said...

Very dramatic! I have always wanted to do a black & white quilt. I'll have to keep this one in mind.

Mary said...

This is fabulous in black and white!

SisterOfTheDivide said...

beautiful quilt, love the backing idea, using high thread count sheet, it's very pretty!

Sandra Kaye said...

I love all black and white quilts!! Just beautiful!! Come see me when you get a chance! Hugs-Sandie

Ann said...

Wow - this is absolutely stunning! The pattern, color choices...everything! You are SO talented!

Hideaway Girl said...

Your nephew and his wife are a lucky couple. Your super nova quilt is beautiful!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

-what a fabulos quilt, just beautiful in black and white, I love it! Thanks for sharing and thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your nice comment ☺
Liebe Grüße
Bente- Germany
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Linda said...

Beautiful quilt, I love the black and white!

Andrea said...

I congratulate you, a beautiful job

Jitka Oherová, Czech Repubic said...

A good job!

Linda said...

Your Supernova is very nice-looking. I also did Lee's Supernova Quiltalong, though I chose to go with bright colors. Black and white works well too.

Jessie said...

Wow, this is really striking! Great job using value instead of color to make it pop!

Rachel Lynn said...

I love the black and white and the gold border! It's beautiful!

Rachel @ TheSingingSparrow.com

Alisa said...

It turned out beautiful in Black and White! Very nice work.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Gorgeous Eileen! Love black and white also and it will make you head spin. Off to see your other post.

Beth said...

Your SuperNova is lovely. I'm sure there will be some bliss associated with the quilt!

Catherine said...

Wow this is beautiful and a labour of love for your nephew and wife. Amazing how many black and white prints there are when you start looking.

Maya said...

The black and white is stunning with the gold accent. Lovely quilt!!

Nic said...

It's stunning. The black and white works so well with design. Love that you added just one colour as an accent. Sometimes simple really is best

Staci said...

I love your version of this quilt. I started one too, but have yet to finish it up. I really love it, and hope to finish it soon. Congrats on such a great quilt. I'm sure the recipient was thrilled!

Hilachas said...

Wow, I am not fond of black and white quilts but I fell in love with yours. What a beautiful job you did.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love your quilt...I remember seeing it as I scanned the entries; I just didn't take the time; then,sorry to say; to comment. I always loved 2 colour quilts and I love black in anything....lol. The gold border frames it all in a neat package...very beautiful!!

Kay Lynne said...

Love the black and white fabric--great looking quilt!

Susan J said...

I love this supernova, very dramatic.

fabricnfiberfanatic.com said...

Lovely quilt! I stopped by the other day - but, I couldn't get it to take my comment...

Debbie said...

Great gift...love your version of Supernova.

Zibu said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! Made my day! And what made my day even MORE was clicking your name and landing on your post about this gorgeous quilt. I absolutely love it - the gold border is not something I ever would have thought to do, but I think it looks amazing with the black and white!

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love the colors, the gold border is wonderful!

Kay Lynne said...

Love the black and white--the design is great!

Tina in Boston said...

Wow! This quilt is gorgeous! You must be so proud. I am sure your nephew and niece love it, too. Congrats on a great job.

Thanks for your kind words on my blogpost! I see what you mean about everyday kimonos. I hadn't thought of that! Looking forward to your next entry in the BQF!

snippetsandyarns said...

I love this pattern! Black & white quilts always look so wonderful :-) Beautiful work!

~ meagan

Pattilou said...

I'd never seen a supernova quilt before. I love the color selection you chose and it turned out just beautifully! Been reading your blog. You've got some very interesting things you've done.

Sue said...

I just love this black and white quilt ! Great job and what a nice gift .

Mary said...

This black and white Supernova is gorgeous and the gold borders frame it beautifully :) I can definitely see why you did the mock ups - that is a lot of piecing and I also sometimes find it difficult to picture the end results in my head when there is a lot going on in the blocks.

Kathleen said...

What an amazing quilt! Thank you for the lovely comment on my quilt festival entry also :)

occasionalpiece said...

Beatiful! I have seen lots of Supernovas, but never one in black and white. What a treasure for your nephew and his wife; I hope they will always enjoy your superb needle skills and design.

Elizabeth E.
occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

Shannon said...

This is so pretty, I especially love the gold-yellow border with the black and white. It gives just the right pop of color, and what a good color too!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh that is gorgeous, love the gold with the black and white, it really finishes it beautifully

Martha said...

Beautiful quilt...and congrats on having such a wonderful husband who was willing to help. I really want to do a black and white quilt in 2012...so this was inspiring.

Leslie said...

this is stunning. i enjoy the simple color scheme. You can really see the pattern come alive.

Kristen said...

Gorgeous Supernova! I just started one last weekend! :)