Blog Hop Events

Black & White Blog Hop

Hi Quilting Friends,

Welcome to the Black & White blog hop!  We’re happy to have you joining us today, and wanted to take a moment to say a big “Thank You” to our friend Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks for hosting the hop.  We hope that you’ll enjoy seeing the great black & white projects, and perhaps you’ll find something that inspires you.

Thanks to my job, I have a wonderful quilting friend, Linda!  Since we exchange gifts at Christmas, I wanted to make her something extra special!  Her favorite “colors” are black, white and red.  She and I found the cutest Nancy Halvorson book, “Love Is” and on the cover is a bag that says “Love is quilting.”  I set the book aside, knowing that I had finally found the bag which I was going to make her for Christmas.

As you are all aware at this point, I’m somewhat sneaky.  When Linda and I went quilt shop shopping, I asked her about various black, white and red fabrics to get her opinion as to whether or not she liked them.  I got busy during my long Thanksgiving weekend and sewed the bag just for her!  Don’t you just love it?  Linda certainly does.

linda's bag by ms p designs usa

As most of you know, animal applique patterns are one of our specialties, and we have more a few black & white animals: penguins, zebra, panda, skunk, orca, cow, puffin, just to name a handful.  All of these fun black & white animal designs are available to purchase from our pattern shop.

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Of course, we love to make our animal designs even more whimsical.  Here are some of my black and white favorites!

Giant Panda Ballerina by Ms P Designs USA

Our panda ballerina is ready to dance her way into your heart!

Sugarplum Zebra Dancer by Ms P Designs USA

Not to be shown up by the panda, this zany zebra can kick up her heels higher than anyone else you would see on safari!

Zebra - Copy

Just in case you are a music lover, this black and white fellow’s vocal stylings are unparalleled!  (Sharon says that this guy reminds her of someone who is famous for writing and singing “Crocodile Rock”.)

Floaty Bear by Ms P Designs USA

Since I seem to have a thing for pandas and zebras today, I love this little fella. Just sayin’!

Thank you for stopping by our blog and letting us share our blacks and whites!    We love your comments!  Don’t forget to hop to the other blogs who are participating in this events; there are SO many great black & white projects to inspire you.  The blog hop schedule and list of links is down below.

Happy quilting,

Susan, Ms. P. Designs USA

Monday, January 21st

Just Let Me Quilt
Needled Mom
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Life in Scrapatch
Bumbleberry Stitches
keepsake moments
Vroomans Quilts

Tuesday, January 22nd

MooseStash Quilting
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Quilts by Joanne
That Fabric Feeling
Songbird Designs
Two Maker Chicks

Wednesday, January 23

Selina Quilts
Quilt in a not-Shell
Patchwork Breeze
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Kathleen McMusing
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Homespun Hannah’s Blog

Thursday, January 24
You Are Here!  Ms P Designs USA


39 thoughts on “Black & White Blog Hop

    1. Thank you for stopping by our blog and your kind comments, Selina! Black and white is usually Sharon’s specialty, so it is unusual for me to take a project in that direction! Susan


  1. The bag turned out so fun and cute! I love all your animals, but that dancing zebra and ballerina panda are definitely ones that make me smile.


  2. ohh your bag is just wonderful. what a sweet gift. and your animals are wonderful. thanks for sharing and inspiring today.. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net


  3. Beautiful purse. What a lovely gift that was. All of the animals are just adorable. Add some rhinestone’s to that zebra’s glasses and he will really be rockin’ ! 😉 Thanks for sharing all this cuteness.


    1. Mary! You have officially made me want to pull out the quilt with the zebra in glasses so I can really bling him out!!! Do you think I should just do him or the whole band? LOL! Thanks for visiting our blog and happy quilting! Susan


  4. Susan, what a perfect bag for your friend! Yes, very sneaky, which makes it all the more special. Love the little quote too. Oh, my goodness,, your little critter designs are stinkin’ cute! So fun.


  5. Love is Quilting for sure and that bag is adorable. Who wouldn’t love it in black and white with a pop of red? You have the most adorable applique animal designs. I love them. Thank you for joining the B&W blog hop. Your animals make me giggle.


  6. The bag is awesome! I love how you were sneaky to get the fabrics chosen. I’ll have to remember that trick. The animals are adorable! Thanks for sharing them. 🙂


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