This month, we're making string-pieced fabric and creating low-volume string heart blocks (6 by 9-inches, finished size).
Defining guidelines for the block lotto is the most challenging when I'm trying to describe to the quilter something possibly new and how to make their own design decision for their blocks. I never worked harder than during our year of liberated quilting ... and so it was this month with the concept of "low volume quilts."
I did a little research (with the help of google image search and flickr) and went looking for examples. I started a gallery on Flickr to capture them.
Follow the links underneath the mosaic for original photos and credits.
1. Low Volume Quilt, 2. Low volume quilting, 3. Low Volume quilt, 4. low volume quilt, 5. scrappy low volume start, 6. [workinprogress], 7. Low volume log cabin detail, 8. another close up, 9. low volume quilt- full front
Looking for examples, choosing fabrics and creating low-volume blocks was useful practice for me. I may never make a quilt entirely from low-volume fabrics, but I definitely see some low-volume scrappy backgrounds in combination with other design elements in my quilting future. As always, I hope others make the blocks and have an interesting experience, too, but I know that only time will tell.
Freebies page on this blog.
You can find complete guidelines for the February 2013 Block Lotto here:
Low Volume Love in February
If you are feeling some low-volume love, come play with us.