Sewing Inspiration: “A Breath of Fresh Air” Quilt

on June 24 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 4 Comments

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We’re sure you know Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts! She joined in the “low-volume quilt” craze with her “A Breath of Fresh Air” quilt using Cheryl’s pattern Sunday Morning, from Amanda Jean and Cheryl’s book Sunday Morning Quilts.

Amanda Jean writes,
This was my first low volume project and it was quite a stretch for me. I’m accustomed to using lights, mediums and darks in my quilts. Using only light fabrics made me a little bit anxious. “What if it ends up looking like one jumbled mess?” was a constant concern. After some wise advice from a friend who said, “Low volume can be whatever you want it to be,” I managed to relax and have fun with it. When the quilt was all together and finished, I was really quite enamored with it. What I loved most about it was that it felt like it came off grandma’s clothesline after years of use and fading. The bonus is that all the fabrics are still in new condition! It’s almost like creating an instant vintage piece. All the fabrics used in this quilt were either from the scrap bin or from my stash.

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Learn more about the quilt and see more photos on Amanda Jean’s blog. We’re interested in low-volume quilts. Amanda Jean wrote about the term in her blog post about this quilt: “Low-volume fabrics have predominately white, light or neutral backgrounds. More often than not the prints are graphic and simple. There is a low volume quilt along in progress on Flickr, with a lot of eye candy to browse.”

What does low-volume mean to you? Have you seen a really stunning low-volume quilt lately?

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4 Responses to Sewing Inspiration: “A Breath of Fresh Air” Quilt

  1. Kimberly says:

    My favorite low volume quilt, ever, is Rachel’s Splat quilt. It hung at the Sister’s Outdoor quilt show last year. Rachel is amazing and this quilt just blows my mind.

    http://2ndavenuestudio.blogspot.com/2012/06/splat-qult.html

  2. Pam from CA says:

    Love the low volume. It looks like vintage cottage! Beautiful quilt!!

  3. If I ever make another quilt I want it to look something like that one – for the very reason you gave, that it looks vintage at the outset. The modern quilts are lovely in their own way – and most of what I’ve made have been bright and bold, too – but I’d love to create one like Grandma might have made!

  4. Kitty says:

    This is so beautiful!

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