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Black and White Blog Hop!

Posted on: January 21st, 2019 by Lorna McMahon
Welcome to my stop on the Black and White Blog Hop!


This blog hop is going to be four days of fun, hosted by the lovely Carla of Creatin’InTheSticks 


This little mini quilt was my second project I chose to make for the blog hop.

I’m so pleased with this fire hydrant block which suits these little black and white dog so well!.

I used corner tabs for hanging as this finished at 26 inches square.

And every once in a while you have a quilt that calls out to you looking for something extra. That’s why I decided to make a flanged binding. You can find my flanged binding tutorial here.

This 38 ” square quilt was my first project I chose to make for the blog hop.

Ironically, the background fabric was leftover from making the Smitten Kitten quilt.


The backing fabric has been in my stash for so long. It is Follie by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham fabrics. And I chose this crosshatch print in grey for the binding.




Around here there have been lots of dog projects.
You can find the Dalmation Dog pattern here in my shop!



Dalmatian Dog by Sew Fresh Quilts


Dalmatian Dog by Sew Fresh Quilts


Dalmatian Dog by Sew Fresh Quilts


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41 Responses

  1. Sherry says:

    Love the quilts, now I want to try some black and white.

  2. Gin says:

    Very nice! I like these kinds of quilts. They’re very fun to do. I’ve done the cat block before and recently have finished the fox block. I’ll have to try the Dalmation one.

  3. Tish Stemple says:

    A Dalmatian quilt couldn't be any more perfect for a black and white blog hop. And the addition of the little red fire hydrant was just perfect!

  4. Jean GB says:

    Not long ago you mentioned designing a 'DIY\” quilt – a little of all your tool designs. How is that coming? Love your designs. Made your guinea pig – aka hamster – quilt for my Granddaughter with matching pillowcase and she loved it.

  5. Kathy says:

    Super cute! I am crushing on that binding, it really adds a pop! I'm going to have to give that a shot, soon!

  6. Kathleen says:

    Your quilts are always adorable and what could be better than b&w with a touch of red? The dogs and fire hydrant are perfect. It always cracks me up when my dog, Percy uses one. Enjoy the hop – I’m up Wednesday.

  7. Needled Mom says:

    That is so cute and I absolutely love the red fire hydrant with all of the black and white. I also like the pop of red in the binding.

  8. I have visited each blog on the Black and White hop and enjoyed each visit. I always leave a comment, it is fun to read them. Thank you for introducing me to all of the participants. I really like your new Dalmatians. And the fire hydrant is inspired! The flanged bindings are great. I started doing them following your tutorial and now am a whiz at machine bindings. They save so much time! Your recent bursts of creativity and blossoming are wonderful and heartwarming, Lorna. I am so happy for you. Hugs.

  9. love your puppies

  10. Vasudha says:

    This is so cute. The dalmatians and the fire hydrant are such a hoot! I love both versions.

  11. Deonn says:

    Stinkin' cute pups, but that fire hydrant! Love it!

  12. Theresa says:

    This a very cute quilt!

  13. Wonderful quilts! Now I'm wanting to try one in black in white, too.

  14. Cynthia says:

    How cute are those puppies.

  15. Danice G says:

    Two more gorgeous quilts Lorna. 'Love them both.

  16. I love, love, love your doggies! The quilts are so beautiful.

  17. hahaha. the fire hydrant with the doggies just made me laugh. It is so adorable!

  18. tink's mom says:

    Perfect choice for the Black and White hop. Love the pops of red in the hydrant and the flange binding.

  19. Carla says:

    What could be more perfect for the Black and White Blog Hop than your Dalmation Dog Pattern? Nailed it! I love your patterns and the quilts, Lorna. Thank you, so much, for the awesome post for the B&W Hop. My heart is singing.

  20. Danette says:

    Such a cute little mini!

  21. Lori Smanski says:

    Your dog quilts are wonderful. I love the fire hydrant in the top quilt.thanks for sharing and inspiring. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  22. Calicojoan says:

    Oh my gosh…that makes me laugh. What a fun and fabulous addition to our hop. Your designs always delight!

  23. lynn says:

    These canny canines are sew cute, and having a hydrant at the ready, well that is fabulous. Thanks for the fun.

  24. ShirleyC says:

    That's just too cute!

  25. Carol S. says:

    This is totally a winner in my eyes with dogs and a fire hydrant…love it! Of course, I love ALL your patterns and quilts.

  26. Anita says:

    The fire hydrant is just what all those dogs need! Gorgeous and funny quilt!

  27. What an adorable little quilt. I love the dogs so much. The wording print that you chose is a nice touch for some texture on the faces. This is truly a sweet an uplifting quilt. I love the hydrant too for a little humor. So well done!!

  28. Nancy says:

    Oh, your mini is just so cute! I like the others as well. I like black and white with a little bit of color.

  29. Anna brown says:

    Very very cute would make a great baby quilt…tytyty for sharing your talents.

  30. Both the quilts are so cute. I really like the fire hydrant.

  31. Scrapatches says:

    The pups and fire hydrant are made for each other. Cute pattern. And I am smitten with the kittens … <3 Pat

  32. Awesome quilts! I got quite the chuckle from the fire hydrant and dog quilt! That was great! Thanks for sharing!

  33. You mini is just too cute! I love the pop of red in the flange and the hydrant. Nicely done as always!

  34. Goodness, you really went wild for the Black and White Blog Hop!!!

  35. Susan says:

    Love the Dalmatian pups and their prop!

  36. Tu-Na Quilts says:

    Perfect dogs for the black and white hop. The addition of the fire hydrant was brilliant.

  37. This is a great hop !!! pups are wonderful.😍

  38. Oh your dalmatians are sweet, and love the pop of red.

  39. Marian says:

    Hey Lorna, nice to see you.. Awesome project, love this pattern.

  40. nicolesender says:

    Such cute doggies! This is a fun blog hop!nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com