I've been using a lot of low volume fabrics as background fabrics for the various Rainbow Scrap Challenge
blocks I've been making this year. I like the detail they add to a scrappy quilt, very different from using one constant background fabric.
So, using a low volume or neutral fabric as the star of the block sounded challenging to me! What would you use for the background fabric so that there was enough contrast?
This week I pulled out a few low volumes to play with and decided to make some more bow tie blocks.
What seems to work for me is using a brighter white for the background so it stands apart from the neutral of the bow tie pieces.
These were relaxing and enjoyable to work on! I like them mixed in with the more colorful blocks, too. There are 24 bow ties in my collection now - a long way from a quilt, but I'm not in a hurry.
Looking forward to seeing how other Rainbow Scrap Quilters have used their low volume fabrics this week at ScrapHappy Saturday, over at SoScrappy.