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Low Volume?

What the heck is THAT? 

I mean as in quilting, not as in "Turn that music down 'cause I can't hear myself think"  or "Dude, that color belongs back in the 80s".

Well, maybe you already know what low volume means. 

But apparently I've been quilting under a rock because it's been around for a while and I've been clueless.  HOWEVER, I finally got an invitation to the party from Amanda Jean & Cheryl and I am TOTALLY OFF THE HOOK STOKED about it!

In fact, I'm about to make my very first "low volume" quilt.  (Eeep!)

Never in a million years would I have thought of making a quilt with all my low volume (a.k.a. "white") scraps.  I don't know why.  It makes perfect sense ... now that my scraps are organized by color, that is. 

My whites bin is chockerblock FULL of my most favoritest prints ... TONS of whites/creams with small prints ... mostly little pink flowers.

(I know, I oughta warn you to sit down before springing that sort of earth-shattering revelation on you ... tee hee)

I'm tellin' ya ... NOTHIN' is floating my quilting boat right now like looking at all this white, pretty, floral, girly, scrappy, fabric-ribbony goodness.

It is just the.best.thing.EVER when I learn something new and super cool!

"Amanda Jean & Cheryl, YOU GUYS TOTALLY ROCK!" ... she said with the volume cranked WAY UP HIGH!

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Reader Comments (18)

I'm with you. I didn't know what 'low volume' was in the quiltng world until I read a post on Amanda Jean's blog. Value and texture I knew about, but not volume. Learn something new every day!

July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLee

I've haven't heard of Low Volume before, but your light fabric scraps will be gorgeous!!

July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTracey Holzer

I once made a quilt all in "neutral" colored fabrics and it is one of my all time favorites. Loving this idea of "low volume" fabrics!

July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

You learn something new every day! Thanks, Kristyne! This is going to be a beauty! :)

You have white with pink in your scrap bin!?! Can't wait to see your finished quilt! Hildy

July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHildy

I bought the book because i fell in LOVE with the quilt that is small white squares with one corner covered in a scrap color...another way to use us scraps! ;p

July 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterina

I'm another one who didn't know about low volume quilts. Thanks for educating us! Can't wait to see what you do with those pretty scraps.

July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

It's going to be beautiful. So many of those fabrics in my drawers and cupboards.

July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLynda

I didn't know about Low Volume quilts either!! Oh goodness,this post is sooo interesting!!! Love taht link, this is a whole new world of quilting to me too!! These two ladies are really onto something. Can hardly wait to check your blog every day!!! Thank you so much for all of the inspiration and knowledge!!

July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Nyquist

Have a ball playing!

July 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeredithe

Have just brought the book here in australia cant wait to sort my scraps and get sewing.your quilt will be great!

July 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

I had never heard of low volume before either...Your quilt is going to be gorgeous!!

July 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy, a redeemed sheep

i totally want to swim in your scraps. i don't know how to swim, mind you....so i'd probably drown. but what a pretty way to go!!!! LOL!

July 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteramandajean

Low volume - never heard of it - for quilts! I learned something new today! I like the sounds of it and the stash you are using for it! Can't wait to see what you come up with! :O)

July 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo

Oh,Kristyne,itit going to be a long weekend with no

July 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Nyquist

Thanks for sharing the nuggets you are getting from this great book. I have been following all of your posts but have not been around the computer to let you know... I like being subscribed to your blog and look forward to your posts... I would love to make a low volume quilt but I just started quilting and have few scraps! Congrats on getting organized too! Kathi

July 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathi

It is going to be a beautiful quilt! Can't wait to see it!! xo Heather

July 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commentervintage grey

LOVE that book by Amanda Jean and Cheryl!! In fact, it's taken me to a totally new place when it comes to quilting. It was my bedtime reading for about a month. :)

December 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea Hoke

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