Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Low Volume Strip Quilt [workinprogress]


Looking back through my blog archives it is obvious why I needed to work with my low volume fabric stash this week: it has been months(!) since my last low volume patchwork/quilt and I have been itching to get back to some serious low volume fabric play.  


This quilt top came together relatively quickly as I have been cutting and collecting 2 inch wide strips of fabric - in varying lengths - of fabrics that I have worked with (not just low volume fabrics) for several months now. These strips were not cut with a specific quilt design in mind, but were simply ready and waiting for inspiration to strike. [I have also cut many 1.5 inch wide fabric strips in preparation for a possible string quilt].



I have taken the anything goes approach with the fabric selection for this quilt, choosing low volume fabric strips as well fabric strips that are much louder; vibrant in design and vivid in color. I am not disappointed with the result ... it is calm and busy all at the same time.  Best of all is that the fabrics are all from stash.


Lots of pictures today.


You already know what I will be doing the next few days if things go according to plan. Basting. Quilting. Binding.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

25 comments:

  1. This is definitely my favorite low volume quilt so far. I love how the 2" strips really show off some of the patterns in the fabric (the glasses are adorable). Beautiful work as always, can't wait to see the quilting!

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  2. oooh i like it. Both the idea and results. I was doing the same thing this past weekend with some fabric scraps....all in the hopes of getting inspiration! Kudos to you. :)

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  3. That quilt is so fresh and bright ... love it.

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  4. Beautiful! This quilt has such a light touch but is still so bright. I love it!

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  5. I really like this one! I'm still feeling the low-volume trend!

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  6. Lovely! I like the brighter fabrics thrown in too. A good coin quilt can be so simple, but soooo right.

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  7. I love it and see some of my faves in there, including my all-time fave low-volume print these days...those Geekly Chic glasses!

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  8. I just love when I see you have updated your blog because your quilts just give me such inspiration. Your photographs are always so sharp and bright. I only wish I had a stash of fabrics like yours. This quilt is just so beautiful and fresh.
    Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  9. Sigh. Such sweet, lovely strips. My stash is seriously lacking in low volume prints. I'm sure you have collected yours from many places, but do you have a recommendation for a good source for low volume prints? Looking forward to seeing more progress...this will truly be a wonderful quilt!

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  10. You're so good at fabric selection! Beautiful.

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  11. Love it! I'm working on a low volume, but the fabrics aren't popping. Got to figure something else out.....

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  12. I love these kind of quilts...quick and easy :) Very pretty.

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  13. You really are the low volume queen! Hmm...that just sounds weird, but you know what I mean! :)

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  14. Looks like fun! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  15. what a good way to use up bits it really looks very nice indeed

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  16. I love your low volume fabrics. Can't wait to see how it unfolds.

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  17. I will never get bored of this kind of combo, clearly! The pattern is reminiscent of the cover quilt on our first book. So I obviously love everything about this!

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  18. just curious: do you check to be sure your flowers/words/berries all run the same direction, or is it truly haphazard? lovely quilt (as always), no matter how you look at it!

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  19. I love it! So fresh and modern looking! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  20. Love this quilt ~ great way to really use all your scraps (mine) ~ lots and lots of sewing tho!

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  21. I really enjoyed seeing your quilt. It is something I would love to do at some point.

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