Shades Of Black

Shades of Black is coming in May!

This latest group has been in the idea stage for at least 2 years. We had been trying to talk our boss at Moda into doing it. She wasn’t that excited about the idea at first, but we kept trying. Eventually she couldn’t put up with the whining anymore and said YES! We are so glad that she did!

We took some of our favorite “color” prints from previous groups and re did them all in black, white and gray. I can’t believe how different they look in the new colors! You might even recognize some of them.

There is a new pattern that goes with the group called L7.


Mary came up with the name while piecing the quilt top …

Now that I look at it, I guess maybe this block should have been named 7L. I’ll bring this up at the next staff meeting!

This fabric group is also not to be confused with the series of popular books called “Shades of Gray”.
Ours is fabric and the books are not. In fact, I hadn’t even heard of the books before we named the group.

All our quilts are pet tested and loved …

Just ask Bella, my official quilt tester. She pieces with me all day long and listens to the constant sounds of reality TV in the background! We even eat the same cookies sometimes. She says this is an easy quilt for a beginner and loves the idea that it’s a project using layer cakes. It’s also the perfect size for snuggling.

I’m thinking she will be asking me to make one of these for her out of our new fabrics very soon …

So be on the lookout at your favorite quilt shop for Shades of Black!

Mary and I are celebrating our guest appearance on the Cutting Table today with a giveaway!

Please visit our blog to see what you might win!
Enjoy Shades of Black!

Barb and Mary
Me and My Sister Designs

24 comments on “Shades Of Black

  1. Love the shades of black~ and what a sweet quilt tester!

  2. MarjavdN says:

    I love the fabric. I am hunting for gray fabric, there isn’t much of them in the quilt shops! Can’ t wait!

  3. Tam says:

    The black/white/gray fabrics will complement all colors. What a great combination. Looks like Bella approves too!

  4. Nita says:

    Wonderful idea. Wonderful snuggly quilt. I am guessing it’s a variation of the log cabin block?

  5. Unknown says:

    Love the fabrics – love the name! Bella is a qualified tester.

  6. Karen says:

    Great quilt design! Love the fabrics. Bella knows what she is talking about….this is a great quilt.

  7. Kelly L. says:

    Love your fabrics…another great line! Bella is a great tester.

  8. Bella phased the test! Love the first Simply Charmed book…hope I win!

  9. kMae says:

    YES! finally a line I have been waiting for-black and white! I have always wanted to do a simple black and white quilt, but when it came down to picking out fabrics it wasn’t so simple anymore. Thank you so much for coming out with this line I can’t wait to see it in person. Bella looks like one of the sweetest quilt testers you could find!

  10. Dee says:

    Bella is your tester – and I love your new line – rock on girlfriends!

  11. Kim says:

    None other than Bella.. I agree the quilt is great! Love the Black and White..

  12. TerryH says:

    Bella is the Official Tester! (same name as my grand-dog!)
    Beautiful fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Sharon says:

    love it! Looks like Bella does too!

  14. KimB says:

    Love the cover of the book. Can’t wait to buy my copy. The black and whie fabric is adoradle as is your quilt tester Bella!

  15. I love the new fabric & the new patterns! Don’t want to pick a favorite tester, but the lockdown pictures make me smile. Thank you! 🙂

  16. Linda says:

    Bella is your quilt tester!

  17. Del says:

    Wonderful shades of black! Can’t wait to see them at the quilt stores!

  18. Love the fabrics – Bella is a great quilt tester. Much better than my sister’s dog who likes to eat the cornors off the quilts.

  19. Tanya Watson says:

    Bella has great taste and knows her quilts. I love the way you are making the quilt

  20. Bella is your quilt tester!!

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  23. Shades of Black is perfect and long overdue! I wish the people with the power would be better listeners…

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