Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Low-Key in Reverse

Looking at a lot of these "Low Volume" quilts reminds me they are very "low key" which is low intensity in terms of brightness, but the other thing that struck me was that the fabrics in these quilts all had white or cream backgrounds.  I made a quilt years ago from fabrics with all black backgrounds. It was great fun. I used about 32 different fabrics, and included lots of novelties. It's kind of a low-volume quilt in reverse.
The quilt is made from 2-1/2" squares, 4-1/2" squares and 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" and 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangles arranged arbitrarily.

I wanted the colors to dance across the surface. I wanted it to look abstract, and then I wanted the viewer to discover all the different fabrics.

You can read about how I made it here.

7 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

I love that quilt. It has more personality than the light ones.

lindaroo said...

What a fun quilt, sort of a grown-up I Spy. I want to try your method for piecing blocks like this.

Michele Bilyeu said...

It dances for me and I did discover..yep, I do have some of those very same fabrics! A great deal of fun in this one!

Frog Quilter said...

I like it a lot. Great inspiration!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I've always loved this quilt . . .

Sharon said...

I love this quilt too. I think you accomplished what you set out to do with this one! I love the way the colors pop on this one!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love it! :) Well done.