I appreciate that you are all probably bored by the black and white quilt by now but I thought I would explain it's origins. Last year about March my Grandmother was moved into a care home. She had ordered herself a new bed. A swishy one which moved up and down and helped you to sit up. My Grandmother loved clean simple lines and the bed was to be black and modern. My Mother wanted to make her a black and white quilt to go with the bed. Unfortunately and unexpectedly my Grandmother passed away.
My mother had not even had time to start the quilt but had bought the fabric. Well it would have been a shame to waste the fabric, so mother started to make squares and my Dad liked the look of it, so he wanted the black and white quilt.
My mother's original plan was to make a sampler quilt with sashing. I did not like the idea of that. I had seen a black and white sampler quilt at a show and I didn't like it (won't post a picture I think that would be unfair). At local a fabric shop they were running a course and the blue and white quilt and the purple quilt were made by two ladies on that course.
I tried to persuade Mum that this style would be well suited to black and white.
She wasn't sure. How would she go about this and how would that all work? I tried to draw it out for her. She liked it. Somehow during that conversation I agreed to make the quilt.
So here it is finally a finished quilt top. It isn't exactly like the two quilts form my local shop. Then again they aren't exactly the same either.
1: The quilt is long (2.2M) and my chief quilt holder upper (husband) is at work.