Once in a while I need to get out my comfort zone and try something different. Usually I’m all about quilts with a scrappy bright pattern and a solid (or reads as solid) background in either a dark or a light colour to contrast with the scraps. But after looking at my scrap box and how many lights were in it I decided to try something different. So here I am working on my first low volume quilt with the bright fabric as an accent!
Here are a few blocks that I’ve already sewn:
When I look at it in black & white:
I can see a few of my lights are a bit dark and a few of my darks are a bit light (like that owl), but nothing too horrific. It’s coming together more or less like I visualized. I may just get out the seam ripper and swap out the a couple of the darks, including that owl, where there doesn’t seem to be enough of a value difference.
I can’t say it’s easy putting this together. Okay technically it’s simple, but I’m way outside my comfort zone in terms of colour and that’s causing it to be harder than it should be! I’m hoping to stick with it long enough that I have enough squares to make a low volume lap quilt. Wish me luck!
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13 thoughts on “Something Unusual for me; A low volume quilt”
Your low volume blocks are coming along nicely, I love these accent fabrics! Fun layout too.
Thank you for sharing your process, and linking up 😉
Very interesting blocks and great use of low volume scraps.
OMG! I think this is SEW darling!!! FYI… I wouldn’t change a thing. My vote would definitely be to LEAVE IN THE OWL! It’s bright enough for value not to matter.
This is so cute! Can I use your design to make a baby quilt? I will give you credit of course. BTW, I love the owl.
Your low volume blocks are great! My granddaughter wants to use your plan but reverse the location of the low volume blocks. . .she says I have way too many colors. . .Lovely plan!
Always fun to visit outside of your comfort zone. Love the way it is coming together.
Ohhh, I really like that. I am doing the hourglass leader and ender from BH. I found out I don’t really have that many low volumes and all my backgrounds seem to be too dark! Oh and is that a pattern or just your own inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing! Stay safe and sew on !
It’s is always a bit of a challenge when we follow a path we don’t normally walk along. I am loving what you have done thus far. I too, think the owl is perfect. =) I bet my bottom dollar that this is going to be such a fabulous quilt.
What a great way to use up some smaller squares! (I’m guessing 2.5″.) Congrats on stepping out of your comfort zone also.
Looking good! It is always a good lesson to try something out of your comfort zone.
I love how you are using squares of two different sizes in a block. This scrappy/low volume vibe is right up my alley. I hope you continue to enjoy it.
It’s looking great! It’s hard to move out of our comfort zone, but oh so worth it. Continue to take greyscale photos before sewing to make slight corrections, then just sew and don’t fuss. Trust that you’ve got something good here because you do! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.