Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Hope Chest, a finish . . . . . .

When I use a fat quarter bundle for a project, the first thing I do is remove all the low volume prints.  I then use a plain background fabric with all the remaining colorful prints.  Since I've been quilting quite a while, I have accumulated a pretty large stack of low volume prints.  I decided to use a few of those prints on my next project. 

I selected the pattern by A Quilting Life, Hope Chest,  to use of some of low volume prints. 



This is the first block I pieced and I immediately thought, what a pretty block, why have I been avoiding my low volume prints.



The pattern calls for 4 rows of three blocks, but I like a square quilt so I pieced 16 blocks, 4 rows of of 4 blocks.



I enjoyed piecing these blocks and loved the look so much I decided to make my quilt even bigger, 5 rows of 5 blocks.




This is Lifetime Quilt Number 246 - Hope Chest
The pattern is by Sherri at a Quilting Life
The fabric is an assortment from Sherri and Chelsea for Moda
It finished at 83" x 83"
It has approximately 985 pieces.  

I still have a stack of low volume fat quarters, but I don't think they'll be growing at quite the fast pace as they have in the past, after this beautiful finish I plan to use them more often. 




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7 comments:

  1. Such a striking quilt and after seeing this top I think I will start pulling those low volume to use as backgrounds....just at a guild meet a few weeks ago and the speaker did some of her quilts also with low volume backgrounds and they were also so striking.....love this one Thelma ;)))

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  2. Looks like you were saving those low volume prints just for this beautiful new quilt! It's lovely, and you discovered something new you like. That's a win in my book.

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  3. I really love it Thelma! This is my favorite version of the quilt...and I've made two already!

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  4. I, too, am late on the bandwagon to low volume and have a pile that I've slowly been using. They do add another dimension to a quilt. Lovely job!

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  5. Low volume fabrics definitely add interest to the quilts we make. Love the colours in Hope Chest.

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  6. What a lovely, lively quilt! Love that spark of red in the center of each block!

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  7. That turned out to be so pretty! Yes, the low volumes have their place, and you certainly found them.

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