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Noodlehead   black + white quilt quilting

I’ve been secretly plotting and planning this quilt ever since Jeni posted her lovely Flagged Quilt Mini Tutorial.  Big bold blocks, yes please.  Maybe I shouldn’t divulge this next little bit, but it took me a bit too long to figure out the yardage using just two solids.  Um, yeah, I’m sure my first grader could have figured that one out. 2 yards of each.  Yeah.  Anyway…

Noodlehead   black + white quilt quilting
Noodlehead   black + white quilt quilting

I got stuck on the quilting design and binding parts.  The quilt top and backing were bright and bold in my mind, but everything else I hadn’t thought about.  Anyway, I came up with this triple loop quilting within each triangle ‘flag’.  I’m sure it’s been done before, but it worked really well and didn’t take very long.

Noodlehead   black + white quilt quilting

I know it’s kinda hard to see, so I did a little sketch of it in case you’re curious.  It’s not perfect (mmm, nothing is) but once it was out of the dryer, it was so pretty and I used it right away.  I’d say the difficult part was the large loops, the smaller ones felt more natural.

Noodlehead   black + white quilt quilting

Fabrics are all Art Gallery, Pure elements in Caviar and Snow for the black + white, and Flower Bed in Blush (from Croquette Collection) for the backing,  Pure Elements in Verve Violet for the binding.

Noodlehead   black + white quilt quilting

I’m trying to work on a little project for this quilt to reside on, so hopefully I’ll be able to show you that in the near future!

Noodlehead   black + white quilt quilting


47 Responses to black + white quilt

  1. crafterhours 09.06.2012 at 9:44 am #

    Wow, stunning! I love the back too. I thought it was liberty at first. What a nice floral.

  2. gail 09.06.2012 at 9:46 am #

    ahhh, this is gorgeous! i adore the floral backing and bright binding with the black and white, and that quilting is genius!

  3. moxiemandie 09.06.2012 at 9:47 am #

    LOVE this!

  4. Marla 09.06.2012 at 9:58 am #

    This is just lovely. Sometimes it is so hard to restrain yourself and go simple. Bravo.

  5. marysza 09.06.2012 at 10:03 am #

    oh! this is amazingly beautiful! simple and not many colors but it looks really amazing!!!!

  6. CBH 09.06.2012 at 10:08 am #

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 4 post on Sep. 06, 2012. Thanks again.

  7. CBH 09.06.2012 at 10:08 am #

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Sep. 06, 2012. Thanks again.

  8. Maureen Cracknell Handmade 09.06.2012 at 10:09 am #

    Gah!! It’s gorgeous!!!

  9. {Leila}Where the Orchids Grow 09.06.2012 at 10:14 am #

    Striking quilt, love how you decided to quilt it too!! Excellent work Anna!

  10. Marilyn 09.06.2012 at 10:47 am #

    Stunning! love it!

  11. giddy99 09.06.2012 at 10:55 am #

    It’s glorious! I love the B&W pop!

  12. QuiltyGirl 09.06.2012 at 11:00 am #

    I love everything about this!

  13. Belinda 09.06.2012 at 11:19 am #

    LOVE! Have had Black & White quilt in my mind forever – need to get it made :)

  14. Jeni 09.06.2012 at 11:23 am #

    Eeeek, it’s so pretty! love it in black and white! And the quilt turned out awesome, that’s so tough when you have two completely opposite colors in one top! :)

  15. **nicke... 09.06.2012 at 11:26 am #

    i love the pink binding and i love the quilting and i love the black and white and i LOVE the backing~! i bought a bunch of shot cottons yesterday… pink and purple being the two i loved most i see this in my future… do you maybe want to share your cutting dimensions with me??? so i don’t have to feel like a quilt math dunce! ;) xo

  16. dana 09.06.2012 at 11:42 am #

    This is such a cool quilt! You had me at the triangles, but then you turned it around…and brilliant! I never would have thought to use floral on the back and it’s perfect. You’re a genius (forget about the measuring part. I would have done the same thing :)).
    Congrats on finishing an amazing project!
    I’m excited to see what goes with it…..:)

  17. Carolyn 09.06.2012 at 11:52 am #

    I love the contrast of the bold front wtih the floral back! Stunning!
    I always feel stuck in picking a color thread for the quilting when I have such different fabrics…what color thread did you end up using?

  18. beki 09.06.2012 at 11:57 am #

    Oh, I love it! It makes me want to make one right this second!!

  19. Brooke Crook 09.06.2012 at 12:04 pm #

    Amazing! Love the contrast of the black and white front with the floral back. And I use a Robert Kaufman quilting app to figure out yardage. It has a bunch of options where you put in block size and it tells you yardage needed. Very helpful for a math-challenged person like myself!

  20. verykerryberry 09.06.2012 at 12:07 pm #

    Love the drama in this! And the way you worked your quilt pattern kept your colours separate in your quilting- that stuff always does my head in when I am working out how to quilt something with high contrast, you clever lady x

  21. Christie 09.06.2012 at 12:09 pm #

    That is such a great quilt! I really love the bold colors paired with the pretty floral.

  22. kristin 09.06.2012 at 12:16 pm #

    anna. i love this. i love it SO much. WANT TO MAKE/STEAL FROM YOUR HOUSE.

  23. holly | bijou lovely 09.06.2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Totally in love with this quilt Anna! B&W + floral + PINK binding = perfect!

  24. kate 09.06.2012 at 12:43 pm #

    this is amazing anna!!

  25. Jenny 09.06.2012 at 2:24 pm #

    I love the contrast with the back — so cute!

  26. Vanessa 09.06.2012 at 2:48 pm #

    seriously in love with this! such a great combination of patterns and colors. go you!

  27. Tami B 09.06.2012 at 2:54 pm #

    Love, love, love!!!

  28. Katy Cameron 09.06.2012 at 3:02 pm #

    Cool, love how you quilted it :o)

  29. Elizabeth 09.06.2012 at 3:13 pm #

    I love love the combined black/white one side with the pinks and flowers on the other side. So cool!!

  30. Emily 09.06.2012 at 3:24 pm #

    Stunning! :)

  31. EG 09.06.2012 at 4:17 pm #

    I love the contrast of the bold/ colorless front with the soft, girly, colorful back. Love it!

  32. Heather 09.06.2012 at 5:26 pm #

    Such a great quilt! The colorful floral on the back is perfect.

  33. cinzia 09.06.2012 at 5:40 pm #

    what a surprise on the back! brilliant!

  34. Janelle 09.06.2012 at 8:49 pm #

    I seriously love this – at first I thought, hmmm the black and white is nice and bold. THEN the binding and the back – makes it quite stunning all put together!!

  35. DKB 09.06.2012 at 9:19 pm #

    Looks great ! Funny coincidence, my current quilt project has a solid front in all shades of purple and will be backed with a large art gallery floral.
    Love your color combo, it’s such a surprise

  36. chris 09.06.2012 at 9:46 pm #

    Absolutely lovely.

  37. Little Gumnut 09.06.2012 at 11:31 pm #


  38. Casey 09.07.2012 at 9:40 am #

    It’s gorgeous! I love that you backed it in a pretty print!

  39. Angela {fussycut} 09.07.2012 at 1:27 pm #

    So fun! I love it. That last picture is too cute.

  40. Kelly O. 09.07.2012 at 1:42 pm #

    there you go getting all kick-ass again! this quilt is awesome! the only thing wrong with it is it’s not at my house!

  41. Noc Majowa 09.08.2012 at 2:21 pm #

    This floral pattern is beautiful!

  42. Sarah Watson 09.10.2012 at 11:53 am #

    Yowza I love the black and white with that colorful binding!!!! Yaaaaagh, I love it!

  43. Lorraine 09.10.2012 at 5:23 pm #

    Love , love that quilt !!

  44. Rachel at Stitched in Color 09.11.2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Goodness, that’s fabulous! Really great design. You have a knack for doing great SIMPLE quilts. The quilting looks very nice. I know what you mean about large loops. They’re tough!

  45. Anonymous 01.15.2014 at 11:17 am #

    I love this quilt! Is it possible to share the quilt size, block size and how much fabric you used? Thank you!

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