Friday, 25 January 2019

and now for something completely different















Taking a break from sewing with the bright saturated colours and contrast that are usually just what I love. Lately though, I've been tempted by a few softly coloured quilts, ones with lots of scrappy low volume fabrics, like this one here .. and here .. and over here too.
I rummaged around and selected a few pastel fabrics and assorted 'greys' to start off with. I cut out strips and also sorted through my scrap basket and found a bunch of pre-cut squares, perfect. It's a real mix of leftovers, odd bits, and new, so long as it has a low colour value it's going in.

I've made up six 16 patch blocks so far. Loving the simple repetitive process of piecing these, even very pale fabrics have subtle light & dark value differences. It's looking fresh & sweet & pretty . . . and it's a nice change to work on something that's so completely different from my 'red' quilt.

Linking up with Wendy for the 'peacock party' here 
and with Cynthia for 'oh scrap' over here after the weekend.


14 comments:

  1. I love what I'm seeing here. My stash is so woefully sparse in the low volume prints. Must remedy that sometime soon.

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  2. very calming on the eye........you have a nice selection on low volumes.

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  3. I think with these hot days, it's nice to sew something softer and cooler looking.

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  4. Yes, every once in awhile it's nice to take a rest from saturated colors. And it looks like you are having a very nice rest.

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  5. Another beauty - you have gorgeous fabrics.

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  6. Someone above said the cool colors are nice with the hot days, and I'm seeing warmth on our cold days in those soft, muted colors. lol Either way, the colors are beautiful and will be a great quilt.

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  7. These soft colors look so good with the polka dot strip on the side.

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  8. I've done a few low volume quilts and they are fun. Can't wait to see how yours comes together.

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  9. Low volumes are my second favorites right behind my saturated colors. I go back and forth and love them all. Yours are lovely!

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  10. This is a lovely something completely different!!! The blocks look great.

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  11. Those blocks do look calm and restful, which is probably what you need in the Auckland heat. Thank you for linking up to the Peacock Party.

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  12. Hi Linda, I'm your newest follower and so happy to meet you and discover your charming blog. Love the soft restful colors in this quilt and the adding polka dots are wonderful . . . I'm a big fan of the old fashioned polka dots :)
    Happy quilting!
    Connie :)

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  13. I'm not a big fan of low volume quilts, but your blocks are SEW pretty!! I might just have to break out of my BIG and BOLD color phase of quilting soon. Thanks for a fresh take on low volume!

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  14. So peaceful and inviting! It is going to be lovely.

    Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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