I haven't been sitting idly between blog posts. It's just that I've been working on many projects but not bringing them to completion. I don't often post 'in progress' items, so it leaves idle time here.
In fact, I have been working on SIXTEEN quilts which are a various stages from pieces cut to waiting for quilting. Many of them are ready for backing but, without the space to spread them out, I will have to wait until I go back to group at church to sandwich them.
I did finish one today that I had sandwiched back in June.
I used the block construction called Stack, Shuffle and Slide (I used this on two of the baby quilt tops last winter) and selected only black and white fabrics. These came mostly from the 'fabric-by-the-pound' bin at the Sew and Stitchery Expo, though a few were in my stash. The fabrics were sorted dark to light and, at the insistence of my hubby, I threw in a few fucshia.
I arranged it so the darks trace a zig-zag on the diagonal.
The backing is also black and white:
In keeping with the modern feel of this project, I quilted with meandering squares in white thread.
Back to the machine.