Friday, May 30, 2014

A little late ? giveaway....



My quilt market post is a little late.
I spent 2 1/2 days with my good friend Stefanie





We found many great restaurants and walked all over the strip.





The first night we had Proper pizza and salad.
It was so good.





On Thursday we went to School House and started with Carolyn Friedlander.





Her quilts were very thought provoking.
How did she construct them?
I was determined to get her new book that is being released very soon
called
Savor Each Stitch






Here are a few more of her book quilts.





I absolutely love the Horizon quilt made with various solids.





And this denim quilt looks difficult but I really want to try it.





Later in the day we met up with Holly Holderman of Lakehouse fabrics
and her friend
Rosanne Kermes of Rosebuds Cottage.
Holly needed help packing swag bags for her school house.
We were looking for a break and this was just the ticket.
Holly had Cheezit's, fresh raspberries and peanut m and m's. 
I couldn't pass that up so I rolled up my sleeves and went to work.
120 bags later, we were done.





Holly was awesome and gave me a pattern and
 a bundle of her low volume fabric for a giveaway here on my blog.
The fabric roll is 6" x 42" of 5 different fabrics.
In addition, I added a few more goodies
 including a Moda candy of Best Day Ever by April Rosenthal and
 a heart template from Edyta Sitar.

Just leave me a comment including your opinion on the low volume / low value fabric trend
 and you will be in the hat to win!
I'll have my daughter choose a winner on June 5 (their last day of school)



114 comments:

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I have a bunch if LV fabric to work into a project. I like a POP of COLOR somewhere !

Sylvia said...

I like LV/LV quilts that have amazing quilting designs showcased. Sometimes unique and truly awesome designs can get lost if the fabric is too busy or bright. Simple can be just as beautiful. :)

Ang-e said...

I love the low volume trend but I also love vibrant quilts!

rebecca said...

The low volume quilts are more thoughtful for me. Amazing look..I'll do market someday!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I love low volume when I'm reading!! Just kidding:) They make for a peaceful quilt.

spangle said...
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spangle said...

I like low volume, it is better than plain white for me. I like a bit of interest in every fabric!
PS My kitty goes in the dishwasher too!

sophie said...

I think of the Low Volume trend as a modern take on the scrappy backgrounds you can find in traditional, antique scrap quilts. I am happy that some fabric designers are embracing it and designing interesting LV fabrics.

Sue Gribble said...

I like low volume fabrics, but I think a lot of projects where they are used look wishy washy without a pop of colour. suegribble at gmail dot com

Kathy MacKie said...

I seem to be leaning more to the low volume quilts in the last 6 months, enjoying the Japanese taupe fabrics too.

allison pogany said...

I love lv fabrics because I use them in place of solids. I still need busy fabric to hide all my mistakes!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I love the low volume trend~ they give quilts lots of pop! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

lpnjam@aol.com said...

They remind me of softness and romantic stillness that is so soothing. Thanks for the opportunity

DebraKay Neiman said...

I love the denim quilt - would love to get a closer look. I am a REAL FAN of low volume fabrics...they can be stunning with a bright color to pop or just great in a neutral colorway. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Jennifer Gail said...

I like the low volume. I don't have to squint.

giddy99 said...

I have been saving low volume squares for a pixel heart quilt I want to make! I don't think an entirely low-volume quilt is "me," though. :)

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I have not really jumped on the low volume bandwagon because there is not much of it where 8 live, but I would love to try to work with that bundle.

Susan C said...

Low volume fabrics make more interesting backgrounds instead of using solid or tone on tones.

Melanie said...
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Melanie said...

I love low volume fabrics/quilts! I need some :) Thank you for the chance!

Betsy said...

I use Lv fabrics when I give a gift to someone who is non trendy. For myself and my loved one I add high volume vibrant fabrics

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I think that the low volume are fun and they look so soft and restful. Lovely giveaway.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

I like the low volume quilts. Great way to use some scraps and make a quilt more interesting.

Sharon Eshlaman said...

I love the low volume prints and my stash really needs to be stocked. Thanks for a chance.

Cheryl said...

I admit that I love low volume fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win!

PK Sews said...

What an awesome giveaway! I love low volume fabrics because they make such soothing, meditative quilts by themselves, and they also provide great backgrounds for more colorful quilts. Thanks for the post about your trip, and thanks for your inspiring blog!

Michele T said...

I have been wanting to make a low volume quilt for quite some time... It would probably be a possibility if I had fabric for it!!! Thanks for the chance!

scottylover said...

I haven't quite figured out the low volume thing yet. It seems that there are several "definitions" of what makes a low volume quilt and I don't know which one to follow!

Sandy A

Shauna said...

I love the look of low volume quilts but somehow never seem to have very many low volume prints in my stash

Carol said...

I love Low Volume. Put a bunch together for a lovely scrappy background. The softness of it is one thing that make them so appealing.

Kara said...

I love low volume in lieu of a white, or other solid background for the scrappy, warm look they give!

DianeY said...

I love a variety of LV as a background, but I can't get excited about a completely LV quilt. I like coloe!

Mom C said...

I think low volume is such a trendy word. I have always liked calmer, smaller patterned fabric added to my quilts to tone down the otherwise very busy, rather vibrant focus squares. I do like the mixing of all the different "low volume" for background instead of just using one color for background. Thanks.

Gayle Fahrion said...

Low volume quilts are really dreamy to me. I have yet to make one but I have added a few LV fabrics to my rather bright stash.

Margaret Doro said...

I think the Low Volume Fabrics are fantastic to use in mixes color quilt construction....something a little different to work with....and maybe sometimes just what a patchworker is looking for.

Janet said...

I love colour and never thought I would appreciate low volume fabrics, but I see some quilts that I love that are very low volume. If I had a stash of them I might try one...

Martina said...

I love low volume quilts too, but they always have to have a pop of color for me.

Martina said...

I love low volume quilts too, but they always have to have a pop of color for me.

Martina said...

I love low volume quilts too, but they always have to have a pop of color for me.

Marca said...

I LOVE the low volume fabrics & have been using them for years! Beautiful!
Raylynn(at)homemail(dot)com

TheOutspokenYam said...

Jenna@theoutspokenyam.com

I love the low volume look, though I haven't tried much of it myself.

DeborahGun said...

I love the low volume trend, but I have to mix some bright colours in with it as well!

jabeybaby said...

I love low volume prints as a background, they seem to add something special to a quilt.

gigi said...

I think low volume has been around for a long time but this generation has just found a name for it. Thanks for a chance to win.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I have a little low volume fabric and really like it ...thank you. the quilts are fantastic!!!!

Darlene Gerber said...

My quilts are a mix of volumes! Hi or Lo, whatever makes the quilt beautiful!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love the LV trend. It's very cool and relaxing to the eye. Thanks for sharing about your adventure and for the giveaway.

Mtntop Quilter said...

I haven't made a low volume quilt yet, but it is on my list.

Kathryn said...

I'm don't like the all low volume quilts. too boring. I like to see the design. But I like the combo of low and high volume.

paulette said...

I love LV fabric! I am a subtle kind of gal!! Thanks for the chance!!
Paulette

Jeanne Gwin said...

I really like the LV/LV fabrics. They introduce intrigue and draw the eye in rapidly.

smithcindyk said...

I have been wanting to make a low volume quilt just for a change! Thanks for the give away.

Stina... said...

Love them.... Much more interest... A scrappy feel and I love that... I need them in all my projects!! :0)))

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I'd love to try that fabric, looks interesting.
Happy Last day of school too!!

Vicki H said...

I like low volume fabric but I don't have much of it. I am trying to use as much of my stash as I can so I don't feel guilty buying more fabrics.

Cathy said...

I love low volume fabrics, especially the ones that have writing in them. But I think my love comes from following Bonnie Hunter for so long and knowing that they will all work so well together as long as they read "light."

Rosa said...

I love the low volume quilts but
don´t have any.

My quilt projects are a mix of fabrics.I love use low volumen with bright and colorful fabrics.

Kelly O. said...

I like the "idea" of Low Volume but it seems my fabric choices are a little more high volume! :)
but maybe winning some to play with would be fun! thanks for the chance to win!

Crickets Corner said...

Low volume fabric are perfect for just about any quilting project. I love how you can use only LV or throw in some bright fabric and come away with totally different quilts.

Linda said...

HI,love the LV collections!
Thanks for sharing!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

I love the low volume trend right now, but mixed with others fabrics.

Karen Thurn said...

I think I need some education! What is Low Volume/Low Value fabric trend? Maybe you discuss it in prior posts but I'm new to yours and haven't heard it before. (Note to your daughter: Have fun during vacation from school and I hope your mama is teaching you to quilt/sew as you're never too young to start.)

Busy Little Quilter said...

It's never too late to post about your trip to quilt market! It sounds like you had a great time.

I used to make my scrap quilts with tone on tone white or off white prints (spools, buttons, plaids, hearts, etc), but now I like to add small prints just to get outside of my box. They had a little more interest.

Theresa Henderson said...

i love low volumn and am excited to get started on one

Britt-Inger said...

I am starting a quilt where there should be low volume mixed with vibrant colors . As I am a vibrant girl, I had to buy some LV. It should be challenging to mix the two kind of fabrics. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Lesley said...

I like low volume. it is especially nice as a scrappy contrast to bright fabrics.

Jodi said...

I really like low volume when it contrasts with bold colors and prints.

Patty D from NC said...

I'm somewhat mixed on low volume at the moment but want to give it a try.

Cecilia said...

I love the low volume quilts I've seen, but I haven't made one yet. It looks like you had a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I've never had a chance to make a low volume quilt. I like some I see, and hate others. I would love to try it myself and see how I feel about it then.

Lee said...

The LV trend.... I really think quilters have always used them ? I do like them a lot along with neutral solids! thanks!

Lee said...

The LV trend.... I really think quilters have always used them ? I do like them a lot along with neutral solids! thanks!

Kathy said...

sounds like you had fun - I know Rosebuds Cottage - used to live in Minnesota

Lynn McIndoe said...

I have seen some beautiful h
Low Volume quilts and so "ho hum" ones. I really like them used as a scrappy background with some very brights.

Louisa said...

Love it though seems like a new name for an old idea.

pizzaeater said...

I like the use of Low Volume fabric as a background to bright colorful fabrics.

Karrie S said...

I really love the denim quilt and I totally think you should do one! I like the low volume trend. It adds a bit of fun to the quilt!

Anna F. said...

Low volume quilts to me always appear so calm and peaceful - two very good things in a quilt.

CC said...

Well, I'm just getting started so I'm not sure I have an "informed" comment on the low volume trend, but these quilts take my breath away! I'd be so happy to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rochelle Martin said...

I love the low volume look. It gives quilts a soft and cozy feel.
Thank you.

Quilting Tangent said...

All for Low volume, it adds interest to a quilt.
24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

barb said...

i have never been a fan of low volume fabric, that is until i saw this giveaway. i make charity quilts and often the request is for bright colors. but this pattern and fabric are so cute. you may just have a convert on your hands! lol babscorbitt at gmail dot com

Jo said...

I am still on the fence about low volume quilts. I love all the pictures I see of them but I am such a fan of bright colors I am not really sure if I would ever go out and buy the fabric to make one

Jen Beatty said...

I like the look of low volume quilts, but I love bright fabrics. One of my guilds has a low volume challenge coming up so, I may just have to do it!

Jen Beatty said...

I like the look of low volume quilts, but I love bright fabrics. One of my guilds has a low volume challenge coming up so, I may just have to do it!

Sheryl said...

I love the dimension that low volume adds to quilts, but have yet to build up enough of a stash to try it myself.

Tracine Charest said...

I would love to incorporate some LV fabrics into a quilt..haven't decided if I would make a whole quilt with them or not.

Charmed Life said...

I love the look of the low volume/low value quilts but doubt if I have a good enough eye to pull it off and get that lovely effect.

Quilting Momma said...

Low volume is peaceful I agree... it also looks so soft that you want to wraps yourself up in it! Thanks for an opportunity at your giveaway!

Sandy said...

I also love the low volume look. I realized in going through my stash that I did not have many. I like using them for the solid fabric look when using with other colors.

Tabitha Keener said...

I'm new so I really don't have many low volume fabrics, but from all the quilts and projects I've seen so far, I love how they are looking! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

Sometimes it is better to have a low volume quilt than one that is so bright that it stands out. I love the low volume fabric.

Michelle said...

I'm a more is more kind of girl. Low volume has it's place, but it's not in my quilts!

Sarah said...

I think Low Volume fabrics are just another color in the palate -- interesting to experiment with, but I tend to come from the "all things in moderation" camp -- it has its uses, but you CAN have too much of a good thing.
What an interesting discussion topic! sarah@forrussia.org

Janie said...

I am trying to get comfortable with different background fabric. Can't seem to pull away from white. Thanks for the chance.

hadacres said...

Sort of out of my comfort zone, but I really like the denim one.
Really need to step out of that zone sometimes.

Jenny said...

low volume is right up my alley, and im determined to use my stash up vs. buying more!!

Nicolette Mathee said...

I love low volume as a background with pops of colour, I made a complete LV quilt before the craze started, which was a birthday present and very well receiced !

Terrie said...

I am loving low volume fabrics. Have always loved scrap quilts but adding scrappy background fabrics was new to me. I love the extra eye candy element it adds and it also wards off any chance of boredom while stitching away.
Thanks so much for the chance !!

Mara said...

June 5th is my birthday ;), I was a little late to the whole LowVolume action, but jumped on board on my last 2 purchases and bought a whole bunch, I plan on making a whole quilt out of just LV prints.

Jacqueline Frances said...

Hi there!
I like the look of low-volume, but you have to have so many different prints to create the proper look. My stash tends to run in all-over prints, textures and solids.
I love, love quilter's candy! I've used mine to make hand-basted hexies!

Thanks so much for the giveaway,

Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows
quilt-sewhappy.blogspot.ca

Carol Candlish said...

I really like the low volume prints that are out, but I like mixing them with other fabrics. I haven't seen a low volume quilt that I like so much!
Thanks for the giveaway.

Audrey Matlock said...

I love low volume quilts, but like to add a splash of color as well!

Arianna M. said...

I like low volume fabrics, but I don't have much. I would love to get some more.

Lisa said...

I love low volume but I always love that POP of color stuck in somewhere!

Ksewsandtells said...

With 3 kids, we live a pretty 'high volume' kinda life - so the calm and relaxing visuals from a low volume quilt is a big draw!

Ksewsandtells said...

With 3 kids, we live a pretty 'high volume' kinda life - so the calm and relaxing visuals from a low volume quilt is a big draw!

Teresa Stanulis said...

I've never made a low volume quilt, but I've been enjoying the ones I see on blogs the past few months. I've started collecting low volume fabric and want to make a scrappy quilt using low volume instead of white fabric to contrast with my printed fabric scraps.
tstanulis@verizon.net

Susan said...

I have seen a lot of LV quilts that look really appealing and soothing, but when I am choosing fabrics, I always find myself drawn to a lot of color. So I guess that lots of color fits my true quilting persona.

Gill said...

I love the LV craze! I just need to build my stash!

aus_chick said...

I've never heard of it before! But i am new to quilting. I do love that denim quilt. I have been saving old jeans to upcycle into something, so maybe they will become quilts!

Lisa E said...

Personally for me, I don't like the trend. However, I've seen some incredible quilts that others have made. It's just not for me.

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Slowpoke said...

I like the LV quilts when the fabrics are used instead of a solid white.