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Thread: Low Volume Quilts - what are they?

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    Low Volume Quilts - what are they?

    I would love a definition of a "low volume quilt". They are talked about, photographed...but I can't find a definition and the pictures I've seen aren't alike enough for me to form my own definition. Does anyone know what they are?

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    I never even heard of them I'll be watching for an answer now, enquiring minds and all that, LOL
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    Maybe low loft, never heard of the term

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    quilts made with very light colors. No contrast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    quilts made with very light colors. No contrast.
    Wouldn't that be low value? BTW, I love your shoes!
    Since I gain weight reading cookbooks, why can't I lose weight watching a fitness program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    quilts made with very light colors. No contrast.
    Thank you, Debra!!!

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    tell us where you have seen pictures - quilts refered to as 'low volume' ...it seems to be a new term to most of us- could be low contrast (as compared to busy-loud quilts) or it could be something else...we would like to see what you are referring to
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    http://prettybyhand.com/blog/2012/7/26/low-volume.html
    From the Link:
    Never in a million years would I have thought of making a quilt with all my low volume (a.k.a. "white") scraps.

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    I love this low volume I Spy quilt. I love low volume quilts and yes, they are low contrast usually lots of white.

    http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2012/...ume-quilt.html

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    Those are awesome!

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    I have never heard that term before today and I have been around the quilting industry for over 25 years.

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    Never heard of them....but I'm intrigued.

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    From what I'm looking at I'm guessing it is lots of white, very tiny prints on white, not bright colors-pastels simple quilting.

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    Thanks ;-) I love the quilt you are working on in your blog.
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    yes, I'm not sure why the other phrase is used, but that's what they are.
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    Wow both those links really illustrate "low volume" - I don't think I have enough low volumn fabric to attempt one - I go for brighter colors, but I really like that I Spy quilt - so soft and restful.
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    How interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti25314 View Post
    Wouldn't that be low value? BTW, I love your shoes!
    I agree about your shoes.. I have seen your posts before and meant to ask you where you got the pattern? Love, love, love them!!
    Deanna in SE Michigan

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    Several years ago I found a book at JA called Floral Quilts from Grandma's Cupboard published by Leisure Arts by Michelle Blackhurst. It has the same pink lucious look of the web site mentioned above. I got crazy and made 5-6 of the quilts and they are so girly. They are not quilted but I have 6 grandaughters so I am sure they will get them someday.

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    Elizabeth Hartman has a Craftsy class with modern quilts. One of the projects is a low volume and this is the quilt I made for the class. So, most of the fabrics are low contrast but the shot of color livens things up.
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    Never heard of this term. Learn something new every day on here. I like the low volume quilts...a modern feel...and I happen to be in the planning stages for one right now and didn't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolynMT View Post
    http://prettybyhand.com/blog/2012/7/26/low-volume.html
    From the Link:
    Never in a million years would I have thought of making a quilt with all my low volume (a.k.a. "white") scraps.
    She defines it in the text ... just below the photo of the book ...
    "... my low volume (a.k.a. "white") scraps."

    Thanks for posting about this ... like the others, I'd never heard about this and I do like the look!
    When you think of it, it's much the same as "shabby chique".
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    Thanks for asking the question and expanding my horizons. I had to peek at Red Pepper quilt because I wouldn't think of them as ever doing anything LOW volume. Have to say I think I like this and might try one of my own.

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    Fun! I just learned a new term. Low volume floral reminds me of the shabby chic look. The low volume "Eye Spy" of course has the look of pastels and would make a great baby quilt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    Thanks ;-) I love the quilt you are working on in your blog.
    Thank you so much! Only 1 hour per 9" block for the quilting! It is waiting for binding, which I'll get finished this week! Then I'll post a picture in the photo section. It was so much fun to quilt! Definitely NOT a low-volume quilt!!!
    Last edited by Farm Quilter; 01-28-2013 at 11:50 AM.

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