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!