Friday, November 29, 2013

Morning Joe in low volume




I should have had more of my morning joe before trying to finish this quilt!

You see, there's still a little left to do.

Today, at the last minute, I decided to change the border and make it scrappy.

Seeing how much longer this was going to take me, I decided to post my pictures now so I could be sure to get it into the Schnibbles parade.

I didn't want to rush and try to get it done, or be tempted to cut corners to get it finished on time.

Especially because I love this quilt!









I was going for low volume this time.

I'm not sure if this exactly qualifies.  Is it just a scrappy background?  I'm not sure.


I was continuing on my quest to try different kinds of backgrounds for my quilts, not just plain white or cream, my usual choices.










I've made a few attempts at using a low volume background like this in the past and they didn't go well.......at all.

 This time I was a little more determined.

Instead of just pulling from my stash, I went to the quilt shop with a low volume background in mind and I think it went much better.









These are not the kind of prints that I would normally buy, but boy do I love them now!

This won't be my last scrappy quilt using low volume fabrics.

The cutting certainly took some extra time and planning, since I was using so many fabrics for the background, but it was worth it and I love the result!

The variety of fabrics I used for the background really highlights the large number of pieces that are in this version of the quilt.









Originally, I was going to use a single fabric for each side of the border of the quilt, but this morning when I had it on the floor like that, it just wasn't working for me.

Scrappy was definitely the way to go.

  The single fabric for the border just stuck out with the rest of the background being so scrappy.

So, I'll keep on sewing and show you the final result later, but it looks nice with out the borders too! 











A mix of Kate Spain's Terrain and Good Fortune lines are used in the blocks.

I think I there are a few scraps from some of her other lines too. 

I can't choose a favorite fabric from the background!

 At first it was the fish, now I like the pins and the orange birds the best, or maybe the forks and spoons?









It was just starting to get dark when I took these pictures.

Maybe that's why some of the white fabrics look much more cream in the pictures than they do in real life. 

They are a little creamier, but not as much as it looks here.

When I get the borders on, I'm planing on taking more pictures and hopefully I'll have better light.








This is now one of my favorite quilts!

I'll be sure to give you and update once the borders are on.

The Parade of Schnibbles will be coming up in the next few days!

Visit Sherri and Sinta too, to see different beautiful versions of Carrie's pattern Morning Joe.

I love the seeing what everyone comes up with each month.




19 comments:

Terry said...

It's beautiful! :0)

JoAnne said...

It's wonderful!! Isn't it dynamic when you take a chance and are so well rewarded!

Joyful Quilter said...

Your Morning Joe definitely woke me up - it turned out great. It has a very "modern" flare to it...and I'm still partial to the gold fish.

Julierose said...

Absolutely stunning Low Volume/Scrappiness quilt! I really like that background that makes the stars shine out. Hugs, Julierose

Judy said...

Very cool looking! Awesome job!

Denise in PA said...

Love it! It would have been a nice quilt with a one fabric background, but the scrappy love volume makes it a WOW quilt! Great job!

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous!!! Great job.

Nicole said...

What an outstanding use of those low volume background fabrics! Beautiful quilt.

Carol said...

It's beautiful, I love it! I just love scrappy backgrounds.

Candace said...

I totally see why this is one of your favorite quilts, Michele! I just love it! Sometimes when you go out of the box, the best things happen! I say this from experience ;>)
Cheers!

Carrie P. said...

I just love this quilt. such fun fabrics. I see some that I have.

Deborah said...

What a fabulous quilt!! I love it!!

Jackie at Adirondack Urban said...

I like the look of the low volume scrappy background. I'm going to have to try that myself.

Patty D from NC said...

What great colors!

Just Sew Sue said...

Gorgeous. I haven't been successful with low volume yet. I think I need more fabric. :)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Pretty pretty!! Glad you went for the low volume. I think you nailed it.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

So lovely! :)
Greetings from Finland!
Ulla's Quilt World
Hugs, Ulla

OPQuilt said...

This turned out so fun! I love the mix of patterns, of low-volume (read: neutrals) background fabrics. It all makes for a lively mix.

Elizabeth
opquilt.com

Little Island Quilting said...

Gorgeous