08 March, 2010

Low Volume Circles


I cannot stress how much I LOVE this quilt top.

First, it came together quickly. Long strips with appliqued circles. Some prep work, but it was all manageable.

Second, it was a lovely project to work on until I felt good enough to be at the machine again. The only machine work on the top was sewing the strips together. And the back is coming together quite easily too. There isn't a lot of up and down for ironing.

Third, it is big (twin size). That means it isn't a small project that I haven't a clue what to do with in the end. My only wish is that I had a precious room and twin bed to decorate around this quilt.

Finally, it is such a contrast to all the bright work I do. The concept of working with low volume fabrics is very refreshing. Kind of like a sorbet course in a big meal. And all that white? So not me, but so, so perfect.

20 comments:

live a colorful life said...

I really like your sorbet analogy. And the quilt too!

pippapatchwork said...

I love the circles! Very nice design. Is it your own?

brown robin said...

Oooo... I really like those circles on the white!!!! How did you do them by hand? We're moving this week. Crazy. BTW... that yellow tub is exactly like the one in our "new" house. Hopefully we'll be taking baths in it soon!

Cristin said...

This will be a gorgeous quilt! Well done stepping outside your comfort zone ;-)

Betty Crocker Ass said...
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Betty Crocker Ass said...

Okay so I totally love it but the white? You okay? You didn't hit your head when you fell right?

Really though, this is my all time favorite.

But I like white.
:)

Jen

Kris said...

oh my goodness, this is fabulous! I love it's simplicity but it's still really interesting. I want a room designed around it too!

sewtakeahike said...

it's lovely! I'm impressed that you created something so fabulous that's totally not your style. Nice!

beth said...

This will be really nice when it's quilted! I look forward to seeing what you do!

Holly said...

It's beautiful!

Victoria said...

wonderful!
circles always make me happy and I love its simplicity with all the white!

elle said...

This is great, Cheryl. I think it is totally cool! The quilting options are delectable. 8^)

Cynthia said...

Love it! I really must try applique at some point. Love love love it! Awesome job.

KatieQ said...

This really is a quilt to build a room around. I wouldn't have thought that I would like that much white in a quilt, but it looks perfect with the circles. I may have to be a copy cat and make one for myself. Of course if I put it on my "Must Do" list it will probably not happen until 2020.

KT said...

This is great! Sometimes you see a quilt that makes you think "I want to do .

Well this quilt made me go "I want to do circles"!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

KT said...

Hmmm, part of my previous comment disappeared! It was meant to say "Sometimes you see a quilt that makes you think I want to do hexagons/paper piecing/green and grey etc."

Sew It UP! said...

it's beautiful in it's simplicity. :o)

sewkatiedid said...

This is wonderful! A great example of low contrast with prints for classes in value too.

amandajean said...

fan-freakin-tastic.

Vals Quilting said...

Hi Cheryl, I love your low volume circles, very Fun Quilts of you :) So fresh and airy feeling, perfect for this time of year.
Valerie
http://www.pastimesonline.ca/vals-quilting/