Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My Attempt at "Low Volume"




I tried to make a "low volume" quilt, but the red just kept jumping in there.  



I hope it still qualifies for the QAL here.  It seems like a pretty forgiving group.






I had fun making these blocks, "liberated log cabins," Gwen Marston style.






I used any old low volume scrap, and chose them mostly randomly, as I learned in a Denyse Schmidt class.






I didn't have many whites, so I used a lot of "wrong" sides.  






There was a time when I would NEVER have used cut off creatures.  Never say never!




 



It may get a border of this plaid table cloth I found in a thrift store in Norway.  Oops!  More red.

 Well, as Popeye said, "I am what I am."   







I also made a couple of blocks for Tonya's next project.   

28 comments:

MariQuilts said...

I know what you're saying....low volume would be pretty difficult for me....there would be all sorts of colours trying to "sneak in".

sheila 77 said...

Thanks for the link to the flickr group - what a fresh looking set of quilts. So the red got in your blocks - funny how it does that, with me it would be some sort of purple or maybe turquoise. Looks like an interesting challenge to make a "low volume" quilt. I like your blocks with the checks and flowers.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

The reds are my favorite part of the quilt. I'm not much of a 'low volume' person, in any way ; )

smazoochie said...

We'll call yours Stage Whispers! :D

Janet said...

That's pretty low volume for you, I'm afraid red would sneak in for me as well. I love it and I love the liberated blocks too.

Mary Keasler said...

Looks very low volume to me. A wonderful quilt for those cool spring and summer evenings. I love it.

TexPat said...

Love the blocks. Love the red. Love the low volume. I just love that quilt!!

Sujata Shah said...

I agree with many before me. That's quite low volume for you! I like the wrong sides in the quilts. The border fabric looks delicious!

Tonya Ricucci said...

beautiful quilt, love the softness and yet it still sings. and LOVE the cut off horses - much more interesting that way. LOVELOVE LOVE the L an heart. fabulous, thank you.

pratima said...

Your low volume quilt is very pretty! I love the little patches of color popping up here and there. The border fabric is really fun and cute!

Julierose said...

I just love the look of this quilt--it looks like it's just soooo soft. Lovely, lovely...Julierose

Julie Fukuda said...

Well, it looks like you started with red so it isn't surprising the other bits had to jump in.It looks fine to me.

Vesuviusmama said...

Definitely low volume compared to your other stuff - bravo! I like the vibe and the wonkiness.

Mary said...

So glad that red found its way in! It is perfect! You turned up the volume :)

Sharon said...

Love the low volume, but like life, every once in a while there are some louder moments. Geez, I've got Tonya's address written down and here you have your blocks already made!

Stacey said...

The red is fab...and I love the use of the older retro fabrics...just lovely :)

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Rachaeldaisy said...

Your Low Volume quilt is beautiful and perfect with those touches of red!! Like strawberries and cream, yum!! Fabulous blocks for Tonya too, gosh you're quick! I love Malti in the photo.

Marit said...

I really like your take on the low volume, made me think of strawberries and cream,too
; )

The block's for Tonya's next project are just lovely. I hope Malti is not too jealous?
; )

fiberchick said...

This is a very quiet quilt for you Ms Nifty but I think it is beautiful!!! Thank you for the link...

Miki Willa said...

This is beautiful. I am saving my low volumn fabric for Victoria's fall challenge, but I don't have much of a pile yet. As it stands, it will be a very small low volumn project.

Teodo said...

Unfortunately I lost many your posts and now I will read them.
I love this quilt is happy, romantic and particular.
Ciao and happy summer.
Linda

Marie said...

It's just the right volume for me - beautiful!

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

The pops of red make it. I love it!

Anita said...

I absolutely, positively LOVE the red in there. Stunning!

Karyn said...

That's a lovely combination of fabrics. I think it's a timeless mix.

kokina said...

I love Gwen Marston and I love your quilt.
Kokina

PatSloan said...

i do believe my low volume would turn out the same way!! So hard to keep the fun colors 'out'.. they want to play... wink!!!

now I want to make one... mmmm.. maybe in aqua .. wonder what color will jump in the fray?