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Monday, January 21, 2019

Black and White Blog Hop

Thank you Ms. Carla for hosting this fun "Black and White" blog hop. What a great reminder that,
sometimes we get caught up in colors and completely forget, that the simplicity of black and white, 
can make a statement as bold as any rainbow!

If fact...did you know that the colors actually speak?
Well not verbally, but "black" psychologically speaking,
associates with power, authority and strength.
(I am woman...hear me roar)
While "white" links to that which is righteous good and peaceful!
(while I adjust my halo)
Hummm...now there's some food for thought, right?
LOL!!
But seriously, marketing uses this to their full advantage.
Yep, I can sure see that!

With that in mind, it didn't take me long, 
to figure out just what I was going to do for my project.
I love the "Bear Paw" block and the "Churn Dash" block. 
The combination seemed a perfect place, for that black bear to strut his stuff.
Are you beginning to see, the whole psychology thing now?
Interestingly enough, our eye zooms in on that bold black! So what's that have to say????

Well, now that you asked...Black, says we are intelligent, professional and mysterious!
Heck we knew that right?
 White projects clarity, cleanliness, purity and salvation.
 It also said to promote creativity and is synonymous with a new beginning.
And there is that whole halo, thing!
:-)
Anyway back to the quilt...
The bear applique is from my new "Northwoods Medley" Accuquilt "GO" die,
that you can find it
I love the secondary pattern these blocks created!
It really adds movement to the quilt.
"Sew"...that's the MooseStash rendition of "Black and White" blog hop.
I must admit, the moose boys are just a little miffed 
that they were not the stars of the show.
But really now...have you ever seen a moose paw block?
What can I say boys...some days it's just not all about you!
Do we need to have a little visit to our favorite psychologist?
LOL!!

Make sure you check out all the goodies, my fellow bloggers have to share.
There's a world of black and white eye candy, for sure!
And it is, all about sharing it with you.
;-)

49 comments:

  1. I love the Bear Paw block and it pairs so nicely with the Churn Dash. Very pretty quilt!

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  2. The combination of the different blocks make a striking quilt! In my mind it looks very modern!

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  3. OMG!! This is just so awesome and my two favorite blocks as well. How that black pops on this!

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  4. Creative and beautiful quilt. It must have taken a while to complete.

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  5. Lovely quilt, and even more lovely photos.

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  6. Wow, the quilt is gorgeous and your post is very entertaining!

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  7. Absolutely stunning quilt! And the bears work perfectly with the blocks.

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  8. Very pretty. The bear block is a winner! Your info on the colors make me want to use black and white even more.

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  9. Always so much fun in your posts! And the photos are stunning as well, your junkin garden art is the Best!

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  10. This quilt would be so at home here in my house :0) I really love those 2 blocks in black and white and your quilt is awesome, Joan. Thank you for participating in the Black & White blog hop, my friend. You have truly made me smile and giggle today. You need to design a moose paw block.

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  11. Absolutely, positively a great, great quilt. but a Halo ;-}
    the background on the colors Black and White was a Wonderful extra.

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  12. Great movement for the bear on the churn dash! I love it.

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  13. That is fabulous, Joan. I love the secondary pattern too. The idea of putting the bear in the Churn Dash is wonderful. It's a great black and white quilt.

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  14. I Knew you would have something a little different. And you did not disappoint. Especially like the photo with. car

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  15. Wow. You did it again. Fabulous quilt.

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  16. Just love this! I'm sure you have spent quite a bit of quilting time on this beauty!

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  17. Wow this is a gorgeous quilt. And I love your telling of Black and White. Truly interesting. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  18. Love both your quilt and your wit. Have a great day

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  19. I struggle with the Bear Paw block for some reason, but you always make it look easy and perfect. I love the whole combination of this quilt. As usual, you amaze me with your talent...love it!

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  20. this is just stunning! Hey you need shareasale so you can be an affiliate for Accuquilt.

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  21. What a great quilt. The bears look like modern silhouettes in all black. I would have been so tempted to add some color but good for you. IT's so striking in all black and white!

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  22. Really like the bear cutouts inside the churn dashes.

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  23. Wow! that is a spectacular quilt! The black bears really make a statement. And thank you for telling us what black and white say about us.

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  24. Wow, Joan! Way to go! Love your quilt - it is so striking. And I like the bonus secondary design too. I didn't realize AccuQuilt had a bear die. Very cool blocks, cool quilt, and cool post!

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  25. Oh wow - I love the quilt but then I saw the old car too....ooooooh, be still my heart! If you visit my blog later tomorrow you might see why!!

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  26. Can't we pretend there is a moose paw block? Got to keep those boys happy!!! I love the churn dash block. What a beautiful quilt and a great use of the AccuQuilt bear die. I love two colored quilts and this black and white is very, very striking. Thanks for joining the hop and sharing with us.

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  27. Very very nice I to love a good churn dash and bear paw....Will half to keep this idea on the back burner. Ty for sharing your talents with us...

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  28. This quilt is as fabulous as you are, Joan ! If anyone could make a "moosepaw" block, it will be you ... <3 Pat

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  29. This quilt is stunning! I love the secondary pattern created! I have to say, I'm not surprised the Moose boys were miffed. Those bear fit nicely, perfectly rambling across the "snow" in your quilt! My bet is on you coming up with a moosepaw quilt!!

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  30. WOW THAT IS ONE BEAUTIFUL QUILT.
    hjrogers@sympatico.ca

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  31. Fantastic way to combine the blocks and have the bear applique, too. I really love the way it looks with the black and white. In fact I can't think of another colour combination that would look anywhere near as good.
    Keep that halo in place!

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  32. This is is simply STUNNING!!!! I love how you combined two traditional blocks and the addition of the applique bear is so clever. Nicely done!

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  33. Beautifully done as alwys Joan! Yes, the secondary pattern really is something the way it dances. Love it!

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  34. Bold and beautiful Bear Paw quilt for the Blank and White Blog Hop!!

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  35. Gorgeous quilt and love your well written, witty post too. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Nicely done, and a great story behind it's creation.

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  37. This is a beautiful quilt; and yes, the secondary design is pretty darn neat too. I love it when that happens. :-)

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  38. Love it! Black and white is my favorite combination, so now I know what that says about me. ;o)

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  39. OMY Goodness, I love this, from the "meese" in the middle of the Churndash to the Bears Paw block combination. Your right it really gives the quilt movement I love that combination and ty for giving me a little Laugh today ... I really needed it. :)

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  40. Great quilt. I like the bear paw block and the churn dash, so I think it is fabulous.

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  41. Terrific quilt! The bear is a great addition to it.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  42. Hi Joan, I love this quilt. Specifically I love how the bear paw and churn dash look together. I would have never thought of this terrific combination.

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