Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Black and White Blog Hop

Welcome to the Black and White Blog Hop. Today is my day on this blog hop. A big thank you to Carla from Creating in the Sticks for hosting us this week.
Here is the schedule for the whole event, so please check all the posts out. There is lots of great projects for you to see.

Black & White Blog Hop Schedule

Monday, January 21st

Just Let Me Quilt
Needled Mom
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Life in Scrapatch
Bumbleberry Stitches
keepsake moments
Vroomans Quilts

Tuesday, January 22nd

MooseStash Quilting
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Quilts by Joanne
That Fabric Feeling
Songbird Designs
Two Maker Chicks

Wednesday, January 23

Selina Quilts
Quilt in a not-Shell
Patchwork Breeze
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Kathleen McMusing
Cynthia's Creating Ark  You are here
Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Homespun Hannah's Blog

Thursday, January 24

Seams to be Sew
Storied Quilts
Kathy's Kwilts and More
Ms P Designs USA
Den syende himmel
Melva Loves Scraps
The Joyful Quilter
Creatin' in the Sticks

Black and White is a classic combination. If you look around you are bound to see it somewhere.
Now I had some black and white hexagon flowers in my unfinished project box. A quilt that never went the way it was supposed to go.

 These are easy to make using English paper piecing. Start with the centre hexagon and sew two rounds of hexagons for each large coasters. You could do one ring aounar the centre hexagon for a smaller coaster.
 For the table runner I sewed three rounds and then a fourth round on two of them. Then sew on either side of the smaller flower. Followed by filling in the edges so the black running all the way around. Then I trimmed the sides up so they straight. Layout the batting put your backing fabric right side up, followed the pieced top right side down. Pin all three layers together. Sew a 1/4 inch all the way around leaving an opening. Turn right side out. Press and top stitch the opening closed and quilt.
Once I finish with them the coasters can be tucked in the middle and it folds up nicely to be put away.

Just like this. I even used black and white on the back.

Untill Next Time
Keep Stitching


Anna brown said...

Very very nice my mom loved doing these...I never really got into them...But they sure are pretty...

Vroomans' Quilts said...

LOvely work - happy to see the hexies get a shine on this hop

sketchrs said...

Your coasters are beautiful, Cynthia. Thank you very much for sharing your project.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Beautiful EPP projects!

Anita said...

Beautiful table runner and coasters!

gin said...

So pretty.

Carol Swift said...

These are so beautiful! I have never quite gotten the hang of those little pp hexagons, but you made them look so easy. Love them in the black and white!

Carla said...

What a pretty set. English Paper Piecing is one of my favorite methods and this looks like a very manageable project. Love it in black and white. Thank you, so much for joining the B&W blog hop. Such a great idea!

Needled Mom said...

That is so clever and I love how it all folds up together. The pop of red is so pretty in the centers too.

Lori Smanski said...

This is a wonderful idea. This will be a fun table runner for anytime of the year. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

works4me said...

That is clever and really pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Calicojoan said...

Rounding off hexies. What a brilliant idea. Love it!

Vasudha said...

I'm seeing so many EPP today and I really need to give it a try. Your coasters and runner are so beautiful. I may start with something small like that.

Susan said...

Very nice hexi project! They made for a very nice runner.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What an interesting idea for the Black and White Blog Hop!! Enjoy your new table runner.

Mary Ann said...

Lovely table runner and coasters. Some of my favorite projects to make. Thanks for sharing today.

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty table runner and coasters.

Joanne said...

This is wonderful! I love the red centers and the long runner. Perfect! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Nice hexie project! I love the pop of red in the centers! Thanks for sharing!

Turid said...

I love hexagons, as you can see on my blog. And this is a great way to use them. I agree, quilts are taking their own way, always. And often end up different from what you thought when you started them.

Carol Andrews said...

What great ideas for a runner and coasters. Love the black and white!
Carol Andrews

tink's mom said...

Great set, would make a wonderful gift. The red really makes the other hexies pop.

Farm Quilter said...

What a wonderful table runner and coasters!! I really like how you can fold them all up together so nothing gets lost when they are in the cupboard!

Suze said...

Adorable coasters and the pop of red is wonderful! Thanks for joining the hop and sharing your wonderful projects.

Nancy said...

Gosh those are very nice. It’s a very creative idea. The pop of red is great.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Very nice! I love seeing how creative everyone has been during this blog hop!

Jane Holbrook said...

I have come to like black and white with a touch of red. You make it all look fun and easy. Your addition to the hop is wonderful.

Deonn said...

Cynthia, what a great way to use your orphan blocks! The runner with the coasters will make a great table setting.

Marian said...

Great way to use up blocks that didn't go that right way. I love EPP but would never have the patience to do it.

Sharon said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Great use of orphan blocks and what a pretty table setting it will be. Thanks for sharing.