Black and White Trill

I’m thrilled to have a finished quilt to show you!

I first designed and made the original Trill quilt in 2014 (!) for fall Quilt Market. I used it as my favorite couch quilt until I gave it to a lifelong family friend in a time of need, so when I was asked to teach the pattern at DCMQG, it was time to make a new quilt in a different flavor.

I had wanted to make one in solids ever since a pattern tester had made one in a groovy warm palette. I picked shades of black and white. I’ve been hoarding neutrals for a long time for various potential projects until I had this very impressive stash of shades of black and white.

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It was quite liberating to just pair a piece of black fabric with a white one and leave the overall placement in the quilt to the design wall phase. I finished the top in time for my DCMQG workshop and quilted it last week.

The back is a great black and white plaid from Denyse Schmidt’s Eastham collection and the binding is from Moda. The quilting is about 1/2″ straight lines in a cream Aurifil 50wt thread.

Black and White Trill will hang in the NJMQG exhibit at NJ Quilt Fest March 3-5.


I’ll be teaching more Trill workshops in 2017– it’s a skills class in which we talk about sewing curves, glue basting, how trimming can enhance accuracy, blending curves together, and precision patchwork. We use Jen Carlton-Bailly’s quarter circle templates and also talk about other curvy design shapes and inspirations. If you’d like to book a workshop, email me at melintheattic at gmail dot com.