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Black and white quilt

Recently, I purchased these fat quarters from the Sylvia Collection by Lotta Jansdotter. I had 4 white and 4 black and 1 that I was hoping would read as in between. I liked that each of the 4 prints had an inverse, since I’ve been playing with inverses lately.

Lotta Jansdotter Sylvia Collection black and white fat quarters

Some sketching and math later, I came up with this block. I was able to get 16 squares of each FQ which make 16 of those blocks, which is a lovely number in quilt.

Lotta Jansdotter Sylvia Collection black and white fat quarters half square triangle HST HSTs B&W Excel

This design that I sketched using my super fancy software (that may resemble Excel but definitely isn’t… shhh…)

Lotta Jansdotter Sylvia Collection black and white fat quarters half square triangle HST HSTs B&W Excel

When I got the fabric cut and the HSTs sewn and laid out, the fabrics read busier than I was planning on and the design gets lost. The other problem is that the fabric that I wanted to read as in the middle was reading as black.

Lotta Jansdotter Sylvia Collection black and white fat quarters half square triangle HST HSTs B&W

I played with a few other arrangements before deciding on the one with the black on the outside and white in the center.

A few hours later, here’s the finished quilt top! The quilt top is about 48″ square. While I was in Tucson, I donated the quilt at Quilter’s Market.

Lotta Jansdotter Sylvia Collection black and white fat quarters half square triangle HST HSTs B&W

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Tetris quilt – Main fabrics

I made this Tetris quilt a few years ago for a friend (and I’ll go into more details about this quilt later). About a month ago, I was talking to a (different) friend who said her mom really likes my quilts. I asked if there were any ones in particular and her mom picked out this one. I had been wanting to remake this one with 3D blocks, so this was perfect. So time to make Tetris Quilt 2, or Shit Still Happens (won’t be its final name).

Tetris quilt blanket Nintendo video game shit happens Kona Cottons solid fabric fabrics

 

I did a tiny bit of redesigning on the pattern. Nothing major. Also, it will still have a black background and white (not pink!) border. This was just to make it easier to see. This is my fancy drafting software. It may resemble Excel, but it’s definitely not 😉

Tetris quilt pattern video game Excel Nintendo

Here are the black and white fabrics. The Moda Onyx Grunge fabric is one of my favorite fabrics of all time. Since I’m doing 3D blocks, I wanted a background with more going on than the solid black used in TQ1. Next up – seeing what’s in my stash for the blocks. Each block will now have 5 shades of that color, but more on that later!

Tetris quilt blanket Moda Grunge Onyx Vanilla black white background border