Friday, May 17, 2013

LOW VOLUME LOVE

Each year during Quilt Market, Amy hosts a Bloggers Quilt Festival. This is a chance for you to have a virtual quilt show  : ) The button is on the side bar to the right. It will be updated on the 17th to allow you to see all the entries.


This time around I made a baby quilt. The fabrics used are from the Noteworthy line by Sweetwater. Perfect for the low volume quilts that are popular right now. The letters were pieced improv style and the churn dash blocks were pieced using this tutorial from Lollyquilts.




For the quilting, I knew I wanted pebbles. Lots of pebbles.


Then came that empty area in the middle. I took inspiration from Angela Walters book, Free Motion Quilting.  Page 51 to be exact. It combines wavy lines and pebbles which happen to be the two free motion patterns I can do   : )


One night, I got myself all cranked up on coffee and just went for it.


The back shows it much better. Also, the wishbone quilting around the border was a design in the book too. I found that very fun !


This picture is a bit shaded but you can see all the quilting better.


I think I'll tuck this quilt away and save it for a special little someone.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the Festival

The quilt measures 39 x 47
pieced by me
quilted by me

40 comments:

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Lovely. A low volume is on my to do lusy! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cindy Sharp said...

Very pretty. Well done.

Debbie said...

Love this and very cool quilting!!

Karen said...

It's a beautiful quilt. The work you have done with the quilting is wonderful.

Cathy said...

It is really lovely!

Hilachas said...

That's an interesting and beautiful quilt. Your quilting is gorgeous.

Needled Mom said...

Very pretty and the quilting is lovely.

CitricSugar said...

"all cranked up on coffee.." Love it!

This is so gorgeous and the volume is just right. :-)

Sewing Mom said...

Wow, it looks great! I think your quilting is just amazing too!

nerospost said...

Hi Carla! This is a beautiful quilt which has sweet and soft look! I love your quilting with lines and bubbles and it goes so well with those waterly colours. x Teje

Patti said...

Beautifully done Carla!

sheila said...

Your quilting is amazing :-)

Erica said...

This is wonderful!

vintage grey said...

So beautiful and love the pebbles!!! Hope you are having a great time at the Quilt Market!! xo Heather

Little Island Quilting said...

The power of coffee eh! Must try that some time.
Great quilting.

Heather D. said...

It's great Carla! Love the quilting. "all cranked up on coffee"....hehehehe

Caroline said...

Nicely done! I love your quilting, pebbles are my favorite, but I'm still working on the wavy line ;)

Kelly said...

It is gorgeous and I love the quilting.

Patchwork and Play said...

Very sweet...I love low volume!

a maidenhair fern said...

I always love your work

Archie the wonder dog said...

*sigh* Such a gorgeous quilt!

Deb said...

This is such a beautiful quilt. Gorgeous quilting.

felicity said...

Great choice of quilting designs and I do love the low-volume peaceful feel of the fabrics you chose.

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

Adorable!!

Annabella said...

The coffee worked - the quilting is amazing! Love the low volume love :)

Pam said...

love the fabric, the design and the quilting!!
hope u had fun at market ...my head is still swirling xoxox

lisainporthope said...

It is indeed special for whoever that special baby turns out to be.

Lily said...

Carla, this is wonderful! I am new to FMQ and have tried bubbles/pebbles, and yours look gorgeous. I have to go around so many times to get them looking right! Yours look effortless!

gillyflower said...

Amazing quilt! The quilting is so incredible, I am in awe.
Love the pale colours too - I'd like to have a go at a low volume quilt too.

Barb and Sharon said...

Carla - lovely as always:) I just bought some Noteworthy to try a quilt. It's about time for low volume for me!
Barb@Witsend

Dawn Hughes said...

Very very nice Carla, I wonder what special little angel will get this one?

Mama Pea said...

It's fantastic! Love your quilting!

Lynne said...

Great choice on the quilting patterns Carla, it really suits the quilt. I love the soft colors.
Pebbles are on my "need to practice" list. I am drawn to the texture they create. Beautiful quilt!

Natasha said...

This is a beautiful quilt and the quilting is amazing. SO inspirational!!

Shauna said...

Beautiful and restful quilt Carla! Your quilting is gorgeous!

Shauna said...

Beautiful and restful quilt Carla! Your quilting is gorgeous!

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

How beautiful :)

Ariane said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. I love the quilting!!

OPQuilt said...

Beautiful! I have a limited amount of patterns I can do well with FMQ, and I love that you combined your two favs to make such a lovely outcome. I first saw that wishbone piecing in Deneese Schmidt's book and have since seen it other places. That one is fun, too!

Your quilt turned out beautifully.

Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com

Live a Colorful Life said...

Carla, this is just stunning!!! I love it. Your quilting is awesome, as well.