Friday, December 4, 2015

Low Volume Plus Quilt Finished

Low Volume Plus Quilt

Remember the massive quilt block swap I held last February, running through May? I received over 1,758 plus blocks, mixing and redistributing them among 77 quilters!

It was a huge job that I spaced out over a month or longer. I stacked them on my dining room table by color, and filled special requests first (all pink blocks or patriotic colors).

Low Volume Plus Quilt

I've finally finished quilting and binding the blocks I received in the swap, and I couldn't be happier... it couldn't be scrappier.

It's really meaningful to me to have a quilt that includes blocks sewn by my community... my people! You can see some of their finishes with the hashtag #lowvolumeplusswap.

Low Volume Plus Quilt 

Confession: It's really hard for me to choose a good binding. I sometimes sew on an entire binding, then rip it off and try again.

The binding fabric I chose is from the Folk Melody collection from Blend Fabrics. Here it is with some other prints from the same line! I love this fabric, and I'm really happy with it for the binding. I think it would make a cute baby quilt for a music lover.

Low Volume Plus Quilt

My friend Veronica helped me with the photoshoot at a local playground. When I picked up my son later that day, he saw the pictures and yelled out "play-gwound!" I think he was in disbelief that mommy went to play without him.

Low Volume Plus Quilt

To remedy that, I spread out the quilt on mommy and daddy's queen bed...

Low Volume Plus Quilt

And let him jump on it! Here's the little dude rolling around with his puppy, not a care in the world.

If I hosted another swap like this in 2016, would you want to take part? What style of block would be good? I'm all ears!

 




7 comments:

  1. Love it! We stole the idea for our charity quilt this year too! Depends on date and my available time if I would.

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  2. I love this quilt. Would you share the pattern with me? I might be interested in a swap. It depends on the timing and how difficulty of the blocks.

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  3. I'm just a Grammy who loves your quilts, if I qualify, I'd love to participate. The "low volume" really appeals to me.

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  4. I'm just a Grammy who loves your quilts, if I qualify, I'd love to participate. The "low volume" really appeals to me.

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  5. Love it! It would depend on the block and the difficulty, but I would love to try to participate.

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  6. Love it! Teresa and I have been talking about this swap quite a bit. We would both like this one again or maybe a poloroid or something else. Please do another!

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  7. I would love, love, love to be a part of a swap in 2016. And I would love any sort of block. Count me in!

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