Black on Black

I have a system in place for my pieced swing coats and choose the colors carefully. So when people ask if I can make one in a different color way, I almost always have to decline.
However, this one intrigued me, black on black. Nothing but texture to differentiate the various fabrics.
Below, the coat in mid-piecing,
After piecing,
It’s cool isn’t it? The reason you see the separate pieces of fabric is because of the way light is reflected from the surfaces. Very subtle.
A detail so you can see the various fabrics.
I can’t wait to see this one sewn into a coat.
Stay tuned.

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  1. pj
    Posted March 19, 2017 at 4:51 pm | Permalink


  2. Angie
    Posted March 19, 2017 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Very cool!
    It’s subtle and exciting at the same time.

  3. Barbara
    Posted March 19, 2017 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    Fabulous! Hope you will bring what is completed to the Fla workshops!

  4. J. Penwell
    Posted March 19, 2017 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    That is very cool! I love the subtlety ! Very sophisticated! Will be eager to see the finished product. I’m not sure I could deal with the monotony of all that piecing. I guess that’s why I never became a quilter. Your patience must be infinite!

  5. Elisabeth gillem
    Posted March 19, 2017 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Wow, that is a winner!!

  6. Carol in Denver
    Posted March 19, 2017 at 11:49 pm | Permalink


  7. ceci
    Posted March 20, 2017 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    I can imagine it being very hard to see to sew on this lovely piece……but the finished object is going to be stunning.


  8. Posted March 21, 2017 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    I am making a black quilt, and it is amazing how many different blacks there are.

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