I haven’t made a quilt with just black and white. I have one with white with red and a bit of black. But black and white is quite different.
And then I thought I run out of Kona white. I had just enough black to make a quilt of some decent size. But not white. And then I realised I had some black and white fabrics.
So I decided to make a quilt with black and black and white fabric. The question was which one.
I started just using pebble one, far right, because this one had enough amount of both black and white and that pattern looked like make an interesting pattern. Then it looked too much of black on a quilt.
Two middle ones didn’t look right to be used but grass print(it’s actually batik print) had some potential. If it was cut in certain way, it can create light and dark fabric.
I sliced everything from 1.25″ to 2″ and put back together as I wanted.
More white on the left/top and black on the right/bottom.
Now quilting. Which colour of thread? And what weight?
I know that black thread won’t show up on black fabric but white thread can create enough texture on white fabric from my experience. So I used white thread.
Does 50 weight Aurifil thread do enough job? Heavier one works better? I made a sample with 50 weight Aurifil white thread and it looked fine as blow.
Now to quilt the real thing.
To reflect slight darkness and lightness of fabric placement, the bottom was quilted loosely and the top was quite densely.
I started quilting on white fabric. Outlining of pebbles and extending grass pattern. The rest of black parts were mostly doodle and various feather in circle shape.