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. 


  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 ;)))

  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.

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

  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!

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

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

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


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