Black Beauty

This is one of  my all-time favorite quilts I have ever quilted or seen.  I love the colors, the high contrast with the black background and the beautiful applique and embroidery designs.

The whole quilt:

Top half:

bottom half:

A few of my favorite blocks:

Love the way she used the fabric to do the work for her:

Can you pick a favorite?  Just one?  Really?  I can’t.

And a close up of the variegated bias tape she used in the border.  Perfect fabric choice for the inner border too.

It was so fun to get to work on this one!  Hope you enjoyed the show.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. karenizziphd@gmail.com
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 20:53:23

    really the most awesome use of color!! love it!!

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  2. Desley
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 21:34:16

    Stunning quilt – great use of colour.

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  3. Tammie
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 21:59:01

    I agree with you – I love the black background with the bright colors. It’s GORGEOUS. I love how you’ve quilted it too!

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  4. Julie K
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 22:01:41

    I actually have that book – but never took the plunge. It looks wonderful!

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    • Gayle
      Jun 16, 2011 @ 22:08:22

      Julie, if you have this pattern, maybe you can tell me what it is really called! The client couldn’t remember the name of it.

      Gayle

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  5. sammi
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 23:11:59

    This is true genius! I agree with your thought of her using fabrics to do her work for her. I love it … and of course, the quilting ADDS to the quilt!

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  6. Marié
    Jun 17, 2011 @ 00:14:26

    The pattern is in a book by Aie Rossmann, Affairs of the heart. The heart shape is used in all the blocks.

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  7. Anthony Jones-Quiltmaker
    Jun 17, 2011 @ 05:52:49

    Amazing. She should write a book…

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  8. Kathy
    Jun 17, 2011 @ 07:31:24

    Love it too!

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  9. shirley bruner
    Jun 17, 2011 @ 08:40:12

    WOW…that is gorgeous. i couldn’t pick a favorite….i love most all of them.

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  10. Vicki W
    Jun 17, 2011 @ 22:28:38

    That is a beauty!

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