This one I made a long while back, but I don't think I ever showed it here. It is made with scraps and pieces from my "leftovers" box on a black background. While you often see very brightly coloured scraps in combination with a black background, I went for a more muted colour palette with this one, and I LOVE the result!
So here it is, my "Black Jewel Box":
To get a good Jewel Box effect, the scraps were sorted in slightly lighter (bottom left to top right) and slightly darker scraps (bottom right to top left).
The quilt has been hand quilted (rather tacked) with black perle in a Turkey Track stitch in each patch, with several rows of large stitch hand quilting in the black border.
Finished off with a scrappy binding of course (I love scrappy bindings)!
For the backing I found a black-on-black print I love (I may have to use it in a quilt top next time!), I never knew they existed until I found this one...
|Not easy to photograph black fabric... notice the single stitches from the Turkey Track tacking.|
"Black Jewel Box"
Finished July 2009
Size 42" x 63" - we often use it as a bed topper
Scrap cotton fabrics, black cotton perle thread
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Entered in the the scrappy quilt category of the Bloggers Quilt Festival (thanks again, Amy!):
Viewers Choice can be entered now, and voting starts on May 22...