Wednesday 5 February 2014

Low-volume piecing

Mid-week and here's my progress this week, making what seems to be working out as another low volume quilt.
I had some fabric that I thought would work well as a feature and wanted to give the pattern on Sarah's Confessions of a Fabric Addict blog, (tutorial by Lisa Roddy) a go.
I adjusted the size though, so I could use the 'butterfly squares' of the fabric I had. Mine is smaller with the feature fabric 5.25" and the smaller blocks 2.75". It will be more of a lap size quilt, but perfect for someone I know who's recently had a sad cancer diagnosis.

There are 16 blocks in all and I have about half done and the rest might hopefully get together by the end of the week. The sandwiching and quilting may take a little longer, but I'll get there. Sometimes you just need to do some piecing and enjoy that stage and other days just feel like quilting days - unless that's just how I feel!
I'm thinking of calling it a 'low flutter' quilt. 

I'm linking to Work in Progress Wednesday (at Freshly Pieced) and Bee Social (at Sew Fresh Quilts)

Until next time,


  1. Oh, this is so pretty! The background fabric is such the perfect color! The effect makes me think of an opal, a beautiful jewel stone that reflects all those colors so softly...

  2. Your blocks are beautiful - love that tone on tone sashing fabric! This is going to look fabulous! And will bring great comfort to the recipient. You are a blessing!

  3. This is a very beautiful quilt! Well done!

  4. I love the look of this. Your blocks look like they are coming together nicely. Will be a great quilt!

  5. beautiful fabrics and blocks! Can't wait to see more!

    Thanks for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  6. I am sure the recipient will love this quilt. It will be soft, beautiful, and comforting.

  7. Beautifully pieced, Lynn. I like the color combination; so pleasing to the eye. This is going to make a lovely gift. I want to thank you for the nice comment you left on my quilt post. xxx ~ Nancy