Monday, December 3, 2012

black is the new grey

I'm finding myself drawn recently to palettes of bright plus black.  Which is so strange!  It's not like I decorate with black or even wear much of it (one black sweater + black long johns excepted).  But for my sewing I'm wanting it more and more.

Like this little wallhanging / mug rug / thingy.  A few months ago that binding would have been hot pink.  Today, black.

I went all out on the new cat bed.  Lots of black, plus yellow, red, aqua and taupe.  Without that black it would have been so boring, so primaries plus taupe.  I mean, taupe, really?  But add the black and suddenly it's edgy.

Maybe even sexy.

Can a patchwork cat bed be sexy?  I think I need to get out more.

Interested in picking up some blacks of your own?  Here's a few I love, just click on them to go to the sources.

xox, c

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  1. My cat would love this - a great selection of black prints too!

  2. Oh god, is my cat supposed to have a bed? Crap. Mine just sleeps on open books, fabric I'm cutting, or the open laptop. Basically the most annoying places possible ;-)

  3. Lucky kitty ; ). Fabulous fabrics by the way

  4. haha! I've been attracted to black fabrics lately also! but I don't have a cat. Just a ginormous dog.

  5. What your cat gets her own mug rug? So... I don't know, how does the cat feel about that?

    Seriously, though, I love it. Such a pretty pattern. I'm guessing paper pieced?

  6. Oooo, do you have a pattern for the mini you did? I LOVE it!

  7. i am sooo with you on this! i love black so much! i can't get enough of it!