|"How are a newspaper and a sunburned zebra similar? They are both black and white and read/red all over . . ."|
My two fabrics were a white on white print and a grey on grey print. My fellow quilters added other greys, whites and blacks, and wonderfully - reds! When it all came back to me I added more reds and blacks, and used scraps to make small blocks for the sashing corners and for the borders. It all turned out to be so much fun. I machine quilted it and then added quite a bit of hand quilting, particularly in the white sashing and the black frames for the blocks. I finished the last of the hand quilting at last week's retreat, then I did a few fist pumps, danced on the quilt, and finally rolled on it. This morning I washed it in the washing machine and dried it in the dryer to shrink up the cotton batting and give it that lovely home made look. This is the finished work of art - ta da!
|Newspaper Quilt from one side ...|
|... and from the other side.|
|Corner small scrap block detail.|
|Hand quilting detail.|