Sunday, August 17, 2014

Low Volume & High Volume

So it's been a while since I've posted on here, not many excuses for it.  There've been a few life changes in the last 5 months, but I'll get into that in later posts.  You've noticed the title for this post is Low Volume & High Volume, so I'm sure you're wondering what that's all about?  Last February at quilt retreat I finished a quilt top in Low Volume fabrics.  I put it off to the side for months to work on other projects and then finally decided how I wanted to finish the quilt.  For those of you who don't know, Low Volume quilts are prints that, basically, don't stand out.  Typically a white background with a lightly colored design.  These are the fabrics you might use as a background for blocks.  We'll here's my first one.  I was inspired by a super cute Art Gallery Fabric from the Indian Summer line, white background with a light grey print of animals on it (it's got super cute owls!! : )  Anyway, because the

front is so very neutral, I wanted the back to really stand out.  I love that part about quilts.  If you don't love one side of the quilt, there is always another side you can look at.  Well I choose a bright Kaffe Fassett print with a jewel-tone purple as the binding.  I know some of you might be cringing looking at it, but hey, it's my quilt and I love it to pieces!  Hope your Summer's been amazing!  Mine....we'll let's just say I could use this quilt right about now and be pretty comfortable.