Monday, April 27, 2009


DSC07093.JPG This hung at a local show, it is part of the Keepsake Challenge travelling exhibit.
DSC07092.JPG Same story as above.
DSC06888.JPG This one hung at Lancaster.

Friday, April 24, 2009


Hello Everyone,
I am really enjoying all the projects here....such beautiful work...Well, I started this project months ago and it went to the store with me today and received lots of compliments. Although it my favorite combo ... yikes! yet again, thought I'ld post it anyway. I just love this combination and I promise to work with another color with the black and white....promise....teeheehee!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Me Again

A little black and white polka dotted corduroy and a cameo button

makes this tote a little classy and a little fun. This was the original block I started my challenge with then changed my mind on the dresden (see yesterday's post). I didn't want this block to sit alone so voila`, a new tote.
The back reminds me of fireworks. Blogged about here.
~Piecefully, Stephanie

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hint of Mint

Mint green for my third color...

layered dresden plates for my block...

now to quilt and bind. For more info click here.
Thanks Jackie for a terrific challenge!!!
~Piecefully, Stephanie

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Sorry the black marble has photographed grey, but this is my offering which will be a present for a friend.
The other side with a practical black base.
Inside is a patchwork of the black and white fabric with a black pocket. I used warm and natural as an interlining to make the bag and handles stronger.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Hello ... I know the finish is long in coming, but I finally finished the twisted strip fabric and it became a purse, checkbook wallet, and small wallet instead of a quilt!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Something B & W but not a quilt: An Apron

Spring cleaning sometimes unearths some interesting things...this year I found a black and white log cabin block-a leftover from a sampler quilt I made in the early '90s and a piece of black and white "cow" fabric that I had used to recover the desk chairs in the boys' rooms about 5 years ago-they just called to be made into something for the B & W Challenge!

I decided to try my hand at making an apron . Now, I have never sewn clothes, only quilts, so this was appropriately quite a challenge for me .

I couldn't resist naming my apron: Home At the Range :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I Know.....

I made this as an Easter Gift for my one month old grandson, red, white, black and please pretend you do not see the little bit of yellow!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I don't often give quilts actual "people" names, but sometimes it just seems to fit. I have a "Sarah" hanging in my hallway, and now I have finished "Delilah". For the record, my sister picked the name out for me.

It is 38" square, all machine pieced and quilted by me.

More about it on my blog later.

Winter Pines

This is a top I made called Winter Pines from the book Black and White Quilts By Design by Kay Capps Cross.

I used a very bright red/orange fabric for my accent color. I think it turned out great!

More about the quilt and a giveaway of the leftovers at my blog.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Scrap Giveaway

I have to admit I started making my B/W challenge blocks with the color BLUE. But THEN I got a little out of control and started adding other colors and decided to use the blocks in a quilt for my nephew, Zack. So now I'll have to do a different project for B/W challenge. But at least I was INSPIRED by this challenge, right??

I'm having another scrap giveaway at my blog, feel free to stop by.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Braided Rug

I have been reading a new blog by Valarie
called Moda bake shop and there was a tutorial for briaided rugs.
Well I remember that as a child I used to watch my grandmother make these and I always wondered how she did.
Well with this wonderful tutorial I made a small one for my daughter to lay her feet upon when she wakes up in the morning .
It matches her college quilt.
One of the many things I am making for her new college apartment.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I have finished my Black and White quilt challenge hosted by Jackie. I am so happy and I have this good feeling inside me right now...
I have sent it away to get quilted because I am not comfortable /clever enough to quilt it myself and handquilting is out of the question. (takes too much time)
Thank you Jackie for making this challenge happen, I have had a lot of fun. Time will show if I have time for another BW quilt in 2009. My mother was quite lost in this quilt so I might make her one but I have not decided yet! So please do not tell her..( you now christmas is not that far away)