After seeing all the low-volume quilts around blog land lately, I was inspired to make my own. I went through my small but growing stash and pulled out everything I thought qualified as low-volume. Then, since I wasn't planning on making a quilt for a tiny doll, I added some fabrics that kind-of qualified as low-volume. I cut them into 5" squares, stitched a few together and put a picture on Instagram asking if it was looking low-volume or baby - well, the answer from my IG friends was pretty unanimous that it was baby - oh, well!
So, I'll try low-volume again in a few months when I have some different fabrics in my stash but fortunately, my middle daughter who has been patiently waiting for me to make her a quilt for cuddling loved this fabric combination.
We kept choosing fabrics and adding squares until it was her perfect size - we included some darker prints at the end. And she requested a cozy flannel backing.
I think this is the largest quilt I've ever made and for some reason, I decided to do some free-motion quilting. Well, after three rows of completely awful quilting and an evening of unpicking, I sat down to hand-quilt it. I figured I'd ask my daughter if she had a preference for floss colors and she told me that she would like to do the hand-quilting herself!
I wasn't exactly sure of the best way to do this but for some reason, I decided to first add the binding to the quilt.
Then, since I wanted my basting pins back, I machine-quilted a few of the squares randomly throughout the quilt.
She is now very slowly hand-quilting the squares - she told me her goal is one square each day - so, yes, it will be awhile! But at least it will keep her warm in the meantime!
And while I'm on the subject of sewing for my middle daughter, I tested this adorable paper pieced pattern for Kristy from Quiet Play. She just listed this one in her Craftsy shop. And, I was totally inspired by the other pattern tester, my friend Heidi from Fabric Mutt, whose idea it was to use a text print for the fence!
And last, but so not least - a few weeks ago, I got the most wonderful emails from Kerry from veryberrykerry and Ali of Very Berry Fabrics informing me that I was going to be receiving 20 9x12 pieces of this beautiful Liberty Lawn fabric from Ali's lovely Folksy shop Very Berry Fabrics! Any suggestions for what I should make with these beauties???