Low Volume Quilt Challenge

This weekend I decided to challenge myself to do a quiet quilt.  I predominantly use bright colours and fabrics in my quilts so this would be an interesting creative step for me.   I was inspired by a great quilt I saw at Red Pepper Quilts (another Aussie).

http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2012/10/a-modern-i-spy-low-volume-quilt.html

First step was to see what white/cream based fabrics I had in my stash.  I surprisingly had a lot to choose from, including some fabulous Heather Ross and wonderful Aneela Hoey.

I decided on 4 inch squares for my quilt, and to focus on giving the quilt a scrappy “eye spy” feel… so lots of fun objects in amongst the dots etc.

I must admit I struggled a little with laying out the blocks.  I found it hard to focus on the flow of the quilt with everything being so low intensity.    This is what I ended up with.

Next step quilting, then binding then off to Project Linus.

5 thoughts on “Low Volume Quilt Challenge

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  3. You hit the nail on the head with this one. I was googling images for “Scrappy Low Volume Quilt” and seen yours. I said (out loud even) to myself, “This quilt is just as pretty as Red Pepper Quilts.” It’s just the lighting. Oh, you’ve got half the battle won!

    • With the low volume quilts lighting is everything when taking a photograph. This shot was taken with my broken camera but it still turned out. I have just pulled fabric from my stash for another low volume, i am chomping at the bit to make another one. They are so much fun.

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