Monday, 28 January 2019

lots of low colour love














Lots of progress photos today. I made my 16-patch blocks up from fabric scraps with lots of low colour value, a great mix of light fabrics that actually seem to add some major interest.
To save some time I strip pieced most of the blocks and joined them with a random layout. However, I also added in a selection of pre-cut squares which I had found in my scrap basket, it took a bit longer but added to the variety.
Piecing simple units together like these squares is such a great scrap buster, and a favorite way to use up some of my itty bitty fabric stash. And while it is repetitive work, I do find it relaxing and rather satisfying.

Once I had twenty blocks made up I decided to sash them inspired by a quilt made by Allison from woodberryway .  'Chamomile' quilt, so pretty & soft, is a pattern I've ordered but it hasn't arrived here yet, snail mail to NZ I guess {head on over to woodberry way to get the pattern}. So I just went with what I had, I worked out the maths and started making up the sashing strips, {with fingerscrossed}.

I joined up one long row of five blocks today, and it worked
. . . onto joining up more rows this week
. . . it's getting exciting


8 comments:

  1. That is an interesting idea, your quilt looks soft en fresh.

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  2. I like these blocks, so gentle. I look forward to seeing the finished quilt. Happy Stitching!

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  3. I have a low volume fat quarter bundle - you have given me an idea to run with!

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  4. I haven't made a low volume quilt in so long! Love your green strips that you're adding. The inspiration quilt is wonderful!

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  5. Love all of those neutrals....with that pop of green dotties! :-)

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  6. SO pretty. I love a good low volume quilt.

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  7. This will be so beautiful, Linda. I love the mix of gentle, feminine prints (the ones with flowers) with the plaids and dots. Really beautiful.

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  8. Beautiful quilt! It seems like that came together quickly. Love the polka dot sashing with the whites.

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