Thursday, August 6, 2015
Today I sent off my first black and white baby quilt. I loved working on it because one, it is for a very special couple who is expecting their first child soon and two, because the colors and fabrics are so different from my usual quilting projects. I used a lot of low volume fabrics which was very fun! Low volume fabrics are ones that "read" look mostly white but have a small bit of color in them. The color could be any but for this it was black. The result is an almost grey tone in certain areas due to the small scale print used. The border is a fun newspaper print fabric that gives it a modern feel. The pattern for the quilt was found in this book. It was really a joy to make!
I'm going to be attending my first sewing retreat in September. I needed to find one that I could drive to, so I could keep the costs down. This one is in North Carolina and I'm super excited to be attending. We made name tags for each other and I just received mine. It has the cutest foundation pieced beach umbrella! Jane sent along some other fun goodies including the darling pouch. I can't wait to go! Have a wonderful day!
Posted by Sewn With Grace at 11:12 AM
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Hi Renee, It's been a long time since I've visited your blog and I don't think I've ever commented. But, I just have to tell you how much I love this quilt! I would never have thought of black and white for a baby quilt, but it's so fresh and clean looking. So pretty. Have fun on your retreat!!ReplyDelete
This is a great quilt and so outside what I normally see you post. Did you have the low volume fabrics or did you buy a bundle? I don't normally have low volume prints so I'm curious.ReplyDelete
The quilt is adorable! I really love how limiting the colors really makes the pattern stand out. Love the typography prints too!ReplyDelete
Love the quilt, you have such a talent and a real eye for detail, impressive.ReplyDelete
How unusual, but totally delightful! I would have never thought to make a baby quilt with black and white (and some shades of gray?). But it has a freshness like Karen mentioned earlier. It will go with any nursery room color. Nice work! -Robin ElaineReplyDelete