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Design Wall Monday: Low Volume?

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Here are my blocks for a low-volume baby quilt in a blue-yellow-white colorway.  There isn’t really as much contrast as the photo shows, but the medium blue does stand out.

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This is SO much lighter and calmer than my usual pallette that I thought it was low volume, but I don’t think I’m there.  I felt I had to have some contrast for interest.  I’m going to try again on a different quilt, but I so like this one, so I’m keeping it.

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Spring is coming.  This handsome bird came and sang for a long time in the dogwood outside my studio window yesterday.

Linking up with Design Wall Monday on Patchwork Times.

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Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

3 thoughts on “Design Wall Monday: Low Volume?

  1. I like it,the word soothing comes to mind

  2. For me, the word subdued comes to mind. I understand why you would call it low volume. But it’s interesting how photos can really let you see what others see.

  3. I think low volume quilts are really pretty… but I would have a hard time sticking to that palette. It seems you need some really striking light prints to make it work, I’d be afraid of ending up with a bland boring quilt. I like the look of yours and it is perfect for a baby quilt!

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