Friday, June 27, 2014

LOW VOLUME -- AGAIN

I'm still crazy over quilts made using low volume prints in the background--or anywhere for that matter.   Last week I got a hankering to make some charm packs of low volume prints because I thought they might be a good thing to have in the shop where I work.  I chose 40 different bolts of fabric and Katja showed me how to use that cutter thingy she has.  This is the result  : )


Not that I had an ulterior motive or anything, but I took a package home and made these blocks


I needed 11 more blocks to add to a quilt top I made a year ago.  I will show you as soon as it's quilted.   I love these!!!

I had my grand girlies for a few hours and Miss J wanted piggie tails like her big sister so........


.......there is nothing low volume about that hair!!  Adorable

31 comments:

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful blocks and beautiful girls, x

Dolores said...

Low volume is a winner. I hope your little redhead never changes her hair colour. I met a young woman who was in her early thirties who dyed her hair darker 'cause she didn't like the colour. I thought it was a shame and told her so. There are so few redheads in this world.

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

Asides from a few bee blocks here and there, I haven't done much low volume stuff but I love it! I think it's because I don't have much fabric on hand so I can't just jump into something. A low volume charm pack would be perfect!! I love your cross blocks.

Cathy said...

What a great idea! Low volume charm packs!!!!! Gorgeous girlies!

quiltmania said...

Love the picture of the girlies by the pond. What a great place to take them, and so close to home!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I was in a text amd low vol charm swap...now you have inspired me to use them in a plus design...which is one of my fav designs. Thnx.

Diane-crewe said...

go with what you love xx and I LOVE the hair .. that red reminds me of my daughter when she was small.. she is more of a chestnut now xx

Sarah said...

Love the label "Carla's Choice" - I'm sure everyone will love them!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Carla! I had the same hair colour in that age! Low volumes are so great to MIX with colours. You have gathered great pack and I love the plus blocks! x Teje

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love the photo of the kiddos....too cute.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love those blocks!
P.S. I also love Miss J's 'frilly bottom' - such a cute cossie for a little one!

Afton Warrick said...

Impressive transition from quilt blocks to pony tails. I also like how work transitioned to UFO progress.

Gina said...

I have been hooked on low volume too and keep thinking I will get tired of it since I use it in almost everything I make but I haven't tired of it yet!! Fun picture of your grand girls!! I would love to have the color and the curl!!!!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

You must have such fun working in the shop.
This Carla also chose some of the bicycle print. I have that fabric in my stash (because of my bicycle-crazy husband).

mle said...

Those girls are darling! How fun would it be to have hair like that!
Can't wait to see the quilt, I'm still gah gah for low volume backgrounds too.

Kim said...

Oh you are a tease! I have just recovered from a slight inconvenience of not being able to breath after that first photo of your low volumes sitting atop that gorgeous hexie! It was nearly the undoing of me but I am so pleased that I continued on. Love the blocks and your choice of fabrics....AND....that hair...those curls and that colour...just gorjus!!

Needled Mom said...

That's the hair I had when I was young!!! Does she have the fair skin to match?

Love those low volume blocks.

Carla said...

How fun to have your own "Carla" charm pack....they look like a great assortment. That darling curly Q could be my little Jane!

Teresa in Music City said...

I love those fabrics!!! I bet you could sell a bunch of them :) The little girls and their pony tails remind me so much of my summers as a girl. Ah, good times!

Carla said...

That picture is absolutely adorable. And that quilt, I'm in love. Great job on the charm packs.

Liz said...

I totally agree with you--I love the blocks! Great choices on your part for the low volume fabrics.

Dawn Hughes said...

Love your blocks...and Little Miss J and S are so adorable, lucky Grandma. And the sun was shining. Enjoy!

Kate said...

Love those plus blocks, so fun!!

Janine said...

Adorable pig tails and gorgeous blocks :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Love how the colours pop against the low volume and I'm a big fan of it too! The pigtails are adorable :)

Carrie P. said...

Great blocks. It is fun to mix up background fabrics. Cute photo of the girls.

Sherry said...

Fun blocks! Sweet picture of the girls.

Rene' said...

I love assembling charm packs of favorite fabrics to give as gifts. Love the low volume pack you created. I need to add more of these fabrics to my stash. Your granddaughters are just adorable with those pigtails!

Katherine said...

Love those blocks, Carla! You have a good eye for fabric combinations and design.

Aw, what sweethearts! Love the pig tails. :o)

Anne said...

Sweet . . . both the little girls and the little charms.

Kelly O. said...

I love that hair!! My little gal (22 months) has curly strawberry blond hair and she always gets looks and giggles as we walk along--stinking cute! Your gal must get the sweetest stares with all that red curliness! love!