This quilt was inspired by a rug that I saw on Pinterest (here is the original photo). A previous pinner had mentioned how rad the rug would look as a quilt and OH MAN, I loved that idea.
I kept it simple. Black and white. Black and white. Black and white.
The top was easy - solid colored triangles sewn together following this method. I sewed strips and then sewed the strips together.
The tricky part was figuring out how I would quilt it all together. I decided NOT to try and wrestle it through my sewing machine and instead hand-stitched it. I used black hand quilting thread and went around about 80% of the black triangles. (Not all.. just enough to hold it together.) Unlike some of the other quilts I have worked on, this means the stitching that holds it all together is hidden on the front side.
But it's super obvious on the backside. I went with the same off-white as the front and so the black stitching shows there almost like random constellations.
I bound with just black fabric as well. It would have been fun to add a pop of color but really, black and white was the name of the game here.
I love the pattern and am so happy with how it turned out...except... I made a rookie mistake and it's a bit too small for our bed. I have to realize that our thick mattress needs a king-sized cover, not a queen. But, I've got a plan to make this work as bedding. Hoping it all comes together and I'll share soon!