My Quilt o’the Day is Reverse Psychology! This quilt has a simple story, really. When I worked at the quilt shop we had these wonderful black and white batiks come in. I loved how the two looked almost like the opposite of each other. I bought pieces of both, which promptly sat in my stash for a long while!
When I started designing quilts for my book, Quilt Batik!, I knew I wanted blocks that played on the reverse of the blacks and whites, but it really needed something else. That’s when I pulled out some gorgeous hand-dyed fabrics I had purchased in lime greens and yellows. I put the tiny squares in the center of each block, but that didn’t seem like enough color, so I arranged the greens and yellows according to hue and then made my inner border following the dark-to-light-and-back motif. (Yes, I made that up.)
Finally, an outer border that used both black and white pieces, which slices through the quilt. I loved the result, although it really looks better at a distance than close up. (You could give yourself seizures if you’re too close!) Then I made bias binding from the remainder of the pieces from the inner border, so the binding also goes through the dark to lights.
I wanted to name it Lime something, but there was also a lot of yellow, so I finally settled with Reverse Psychology! You can see it in my book, Quilt Batik!, which you can purchase in the sidebar, or at your local quilt shop.