Melanie at Southern Charm Quilts has an interesting article explaining what makes a fabric low volume HERE
I think of these as Modern Quilts, and as someone who is normally drawn to antique/repro fabrics I thought it would be fun to have a go at a low volume quilt of my own. I had an EPP pattern I wanted to try and bought some pale fabrics, you can see the original plan here:
I cut out the pieces for a few blocks and started stitching; I very quickly got bored 😔 I enjoyed fussy cutting some of the pieces, but a whole quilt in Low Volume, really wasn't holding my attention. My work isn't wasted, I learned something and the blocks I made were just the right size to turn into a pouch to hold my light pad 😀
I will use my 'fussy cutting' fabric for the back - I had to search to find a piece large enough with no holes 🤣
I still really want to make a quilt with modern Low Volume fabrics, looking again at all the quilts that have inspired me, I think it is the combination of these as backgrounds to brighter colours that I love. On to Plan B ....
Add some bright colours to the pale selection, lots of these are leftovers from my 'Down the Rabbit Hole' Quilt
Melanie is hosting the 'I am enough" QAL , it is a Free pattern she has designed and you can find all the details here:
It is my favourite kind of quilt, scrappy with lots of different blocks 😀 I am learning a lot too with this one! so far I have tried a new fusible appliqué thread (Charlotte's Web) and the French Braid pattern which has been on my list to make for years. I have lots of handwork on the go at the moment so I think this will be my machine project.