The consensus was that this quilt didn’t make it into “low volume”, but I’ll accept the adjectives I received: “quiet”, “soothing”, “restful”. I quilted it entirely “in the ditch”, between all those 2 1/2″ squares.
It’s lovely crinkly/puffy (Warm and White batting), and the backing with silvery moons and stars as well as clouds and planets, is very happy. I like it a lot, and think it will make a great baby quilt.
The effort to go low volume was an interesting exercise, proving just how
garish bright and saturated my regular palette is. I pulled the very lightest squares from my scraps, but I was afraid there would be not contrast or interest if I didn’t add some from the mid range. It does have interest, just isn’t quiet enough.
A check of Pintrest shows that folks usually use prints with white or cream backgrounds for these quilts. Turns out I have very few of those. The saturated thing again. I did pull out some black and white, and am trying again. Hmmm.
Do you know about lilies and cats? This was news to me, so I want to share it with you: http://tinyurl.com/apmwws6
I’m linking up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.