Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Low Volume Love Affair

I've recently fallen in love with low volume background fabrics, even if I'm not a fan of the term "low volume." It seems confusing to me since they often have dark or black prints on them, but whatever. Call them what you will, I like subtle black and white prints that work well for backgrounds. What really sealed the deal for me recently is this gorgeous quilt, Field Day, that Nicole from Modern Handcraft made.

Photo courtesy of Modern Handcraft
Photo courtesy of Modern Handcraft

Isn't it just gorgeous! Not only do I now want to make a quilt with low volume prints, I'm even contemplating curves! Okay, that might be a stretch but I really do love the orange peel pattern that the petals make. I definitely recommend that you check out Nicole's blog to find some really inspiring projects. You may recall that my recent Holiday Hexies project was inspired from one of her tutorials.

But back to the low volume fabric. I don't really have a ton in my stash, just a few fat quarters here and there. That's why I've joined the "Tone It Down" low volume charm swap that Chelsea from Patch the Giraffe is hosting.  It was perfect timing. It also gave me a good excuse to visit my local quilt shop. After browsing for a while, I finally decided on a Color Principles fabric by Henry Glass called Tuxedo. I don't really get the name but I love the geometric design that you can see behind the black flowers.


This little stack is 56 charms, from 1 yard of fabric. I purposely bought an extra quarter yard so I'd have some for myself. Can't wait to see all the great fabrics I get in return.

6 comments:

  1. I just love love love that fabric. I tried to find some, with no luck. Oh well, I will just have to cherish the charms I get. :D

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  2. That does sound like an awfully tempting swap. Beautiful selection, and have fun! :)

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  3. I am too far away to join the swap, so I will just watch the fun from the sidelines. That orange peel quilt is gorgeous.

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  4. love this fabric, swaps do not seem to happen here in the UK maybe they will catch on soon

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  5. Yvonne is right, that does sound like a fun bee!

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  6. LOVE THIS! Fabric has been starting to arrive. I can't wait to go see it all for the sort! I also keep thinking of what I am going to do with all these beauties!

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