Have you heard of Low Volume quilts? Recently I saw this described on another blog. I realized that what I had been saving as the old, boring name, neutrals, were now known as something way more interesting: Low Volume.
There is a Flickr group dedicated to Low Volume quilts, and there are some real beauties there. One I remember was made by the blogger at Nifty Quilts. I became inspired and pulled out my neutral scraps, I mean -- my Low Volume scraps. I came up with this top:
I plan to add a border soon. I have a possible fabric in mind, but I'm not positive it's the right one. I am thinking I might make this my first-ever scalloped edge border. I have done scallops "unofficially" before, using the free-slashing method, but there are ways to do scalloped edges that I have not yet learned, using a ruler designed for that method and getting the scallops evenly spaced. It might be time for me to learn this skill.
This top has some lace placed on it randomly. The lace was saved in the same bin with my Low Volume scraps, so I thought "why not?" Here are some photos of the ways I used the lace and just some close-ups of the fabrics in this top.
So far I really like this top, and I look forward to getting it all done and experiencing it as a cuddly quilt. I think it'll be a nice one. Stay tuned!