Sunday, October 7, 2012

low volume

So, I'm officially on the low volume quilt band wagon. I simply could not resist. All those lovely low volume quilts kept popping up all over the blogland and even though going so muted is not my usual route, I'm really glad I went for it.


Plus, I've wanted to give this simple strip quilt design a try for some time. I used different width of fabric (2" - 3.5"), all of them cut at 11" long. I sewed these strips into blocks which I then trimmed into 3 different sizes- 17" x 10.5", 18" x 10.5", and 19" x 10.5" blocks. Confusing? Let me explain.


Since my strips were different width, I did not have to worry about matching any seams at all which was so wonderfully freeing and quick to sew, too. But, the fact that I worked with blocks meant that I would end up with two visible precise seam lines going down my quilt where the blocks met. To avoid that, I decided to cut my blocks 3 different sizes and each row has one of each size. I made sure not to put a 17" block under another 17" block, and so on. This way it all seems quite random and I can't even tell where one block ended and another one started.


I really love how it all worked out and I would not be surprised at all if I made another strip quilt, just in much brighter colors, soon.

Before I go, I hope you won't mind if I toot my own horn a little. You see, I was featured in my local newspaper the other day. Eeeeek! So, so exciting! You can read the full article here, if you'd like.

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday. Svetlana

26 comments:

  1. What a great article - congrats! And that is such a beautiful quilt - I've been collecting low volume fabrics recently as well.

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  2. I love your quilt and your feature in the Naperville Sun! How cool is that?? I am itching to make a low volume quilt now too.

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  3. That's so clever! I love how you varied the blocks size to avoid those obvious seam lines. So enlighten me - the low volume thing - is that just referring to the muted colours?

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  4. Good for you Svetlana!!! Congrats....love your work!

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  5. It is a lovely article, congratulations, and I love your low volume quilt!

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  6. BEAUTIFUL! Again!!! How do you do it!?

    And Congrats on the article.....hard earned recoginition... xx

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  7. That's a wonderful article and so nice to see what you look like. Love this low volume quilt, nice and easy and quick to make. My kind of project.

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  8. Congrats on the wonderful article in your local paper! I'm sure you were really excited to see it.

    Now, many more can share your wonderful blog.

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  9. I'm getting sucked into the low volume thing too, yours looks great :o) Congrats on the feature as well!

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  10. I love the quilt. I think That I too may have to get on the low volume bandwagon. Awesome being featured - I am using your link to have a look. Well done.

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  11. Great article! Congratulations on the feature. And I love the calm simplicity of this quilt :)

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  12. This is so pretty! I love low volume.

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  13. Your quilt is so beautiful -- I'm also loving the low volume craze right now. It's so calming.

    I'm so excited about your news article feature. How fantastic!!

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  14. Nice article and lovely quilt.

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  15. Congrats on the article....so wonderful.

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  16. Very pretty! Congrats on the article :)

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  17. What a great article - congrats! Love the low volume quilt too - and what a smart way to put it together to avoid the seams.

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  18. Oh what a fun feature - that is AWESOME! Congrats - I would be very proud of that! ;-)
    Lovely low volume...still on my 'to try' list!

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  19. Beautiful!! I'm in a low volume charm swap so soon I'll have enough to make a low vol of my own :) Congrats on the article - how exciting!!!!

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  20. gorgeous! and svetlana, awesome awesome awesome feature!!! that is the very best kind! xoxo

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  21. I love your low volume quilt!!
    Your instructions are fantastic!!

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  22. Oh my gosh, I am going to read the article right now!

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  23. Love your low volume quilt! Great job, as usual.

    Cheers!

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  24. You won Anna Maria's Needleworks Notebook at Craft Book Month! Please e-mail me at lindsay @ craftbuds.com with your mailing address to claim. :)

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  25. Love it! Could you do this with a jelly roll or two? I know the strips are different widths in your quilt, but I'm new to quilting, have a jelly roll and would love to give it a try.

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  26. I've got a pile of 2.5 inch strips already cut to do the strip around the world quilt. But I could also use them to do this quilt. THanks for the great idea!

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