Last week when I didn’t have internet I was a quilting fool. I got four quilts done!! I would love to do that again this week…but alas, I have internet and am behind on writing blog posts…so there’s that.
I like to talk some about color and design….so, I decided to take pictures of the new baby brick house quilt with the first version I did of this in low volume. The low volume quilt is on the left…the new one I made is one the right.
I like them both but personally, I like the low volume one better. You might remember when making these quilts it’s easy to get the blocks “mirror imaged” but the blocks can only be oriented one way. This lead me to needing to make two different quilts.
Below is the regular version. This is how we typically make quilts. There is a definite difference between the dark and light colors. There is BLUE and a neutral.
Below is the low volume quilt done in more of a color wash…There is little difference in the “light” and “dark” color. In this one, the “dark” colors are actually more “medium”. It looks like watercolor. Again…the regular quilt is below. Up close, there really is a difference.
One of these will go on to charity and one I’ll gift. These originated with a few blocks from blog reader Roxanna. There were about 25 blocks some oriented each way thus I made the two quilts.
I am trying to use up things…luckily these are just the right size to fit the width of fabric for backing so not so much backing fabric is needed.
I quilted these two different ways..the original low volume one has more of floral motif…
The new one has lines with a circle here and there.
I wanted to try different motifs to make each unique.
I’ve made three quilts now, all same pattern. There are these two and then the boy version…
You might think I’d be sick of making these, but so far, I’m not. I’ve actually had loads of fun with this. I love experimenting with color and learning more about it by playing. I’m really happy that I have an extra baby quilt here when the need arises…and two for charity. Thanks so much Roxanna!!
Which version to you like best??
Whichever you pick, you can check out the pattern tutorial HERE.