I've had a Low Volume quilt on my quilty bucket list for a long time, and after reading this post from Cathy at Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilting, I knew I wanted to make some Bright Hopes blocks just to see how I like them. Cathy found these blocks at Red Pepper Quilts and shared the link where there is a tutorial for them.
Although they do have a partial seam involved in their construction, these blocks are really simple to make, and once I made the first one, I knew what to do.
I've made just a few so far, playing with fabric placement, and trying to answer the question, "Just what is considered a low volume fabric anyway?"
My plan is to stick with fabrics that have a white background (rather than cream or beige) with pops of pink and aqua. Some stash enhancement may be needed, lol! My blocks are the 6.5 inch size - 2.5 inch center square and 2.5 x 4.5 outer rectangles.
Meanwhile, I also finished up some Tiny Tuesday blocks. Last week's kitten in a basket got its gray sashing.
And Libby from Life on the Hill shared a sweet and simple block to get us started on pink!
I've made 33 Tiny Tuesday blocks so far, which is more than the weeks in the year, I know! Anytime there was an extra, I made it, plus I've made two blocks twice. Those duplicates may or may not make it into the final quilt!
But here they all are. Lots of pretty color!
I have 13 blocks set on point and 20 with the straight setting. That's something I'll have to pay more attention to as the year goes on as it will definitely affect how I lay them out for a quilt.
There are lots more pink scraps laying around on my cutting mat and sewing table waiting to be sewn up into blocks, so I'd better get back to work! Looking forward to seeing how the other Rainbow Scrap Quilters got the month started with pink.
Linking up with Soscrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday!