Finishing the Low Volume Quilt

When we left off the Low Volume Quilt, I had the top made and was ready to quilt it. I loaded it on the longarm and auditioned thread colors. It might have been nice quilted in pink, but I didn’t have pink cotton thread. I think kid quilts should be quilted with cotton rather than polyester thread. So, I chose to do it in white cotton thread, with Warm and Natural all cotton batting. The backing is the same dot print as the border.

I still had the pantograph called Pansies from Urban Elementz on the longarm machine from the customer quilts I finished just last week, and it seemed the perfect one for this pretty pastel quilt too. On a low volume quilt, the quilting will shine more than with higher contrast quilts.

The cotton batting gives nice definition to the quilting. The flowers look sweet, perfect for this feminine quilt.

In just a couple of hours it was all done and ready to trim.

I decided to bind it by machine, making the binding from leftover backing. It is the same print as the border, so will blend nicely front and back.

In a jiffy, the binding was finished too, and it is ready to donate.

This one will go to the Hands2Help event coming next month. I’ll have more information on that soon.

Now that my dental work is done, I am ready to host another Virtual Retreat. Anyone up for a Friday Sew-In this week? Just register on this form – Virtual Retreat Feb 26th.

Are you sewing this week?

The Fat Quarter Shop’s Daily Flash Sale has something new at clearance pricing every day. This is the last week to get 30% off the Vintage Vibes book on sale, at Fat Quarter Shop’s Book of the Month. The Vintage Vibe Quilt Book has 14 patterns that have some vintage mixed with a bit of modern vibe. Learn with Amber Johnson a variety of applique methods with Dresden plates and more.

Later this week, I’ll be working on making some fabric bowls with the instructions in this new book from C&T Publishing, Modern Fabric Art Bowls. I liked the look of these bowls, and the technique is different that ones I’ve seen in the past.

18 thoughts on “Finishing the Low Volume Quilt

  1. lynn bourgeois

    This is indeed a sweet quilt. I do wish I have a Pfaff frame and can quilt pieces up to at least double bed, but I lack confidence, and have not made the best use of it o this point. Wish I lived next door so I could check with you when I am in a dither. Lynn >

  2. Linda B

    Love the pink and finish. Really like the binding the same color as the border…have not done that! Going to make some dear little one so happy! And thanks for hosting another zoom retreat! Hope I get in, LOL. You are helping us make lemonade out of lemons this year!!

  3. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    That is such a soft, sweet looking quilt, Carole! I wish I could join you Friday, but I have some errands that must be run Friday AM and then I have a guild Zoom class on Helen Godden’s method of painted blocks. I’m having trouble deciding on the Daffodil or the Blue Wren!! I hope I can join in next time!

  4. That is just a sweet little quilt, and the pantograph is the perfect choice! I can be there for a few hours on Friday, if you don’t mind me ducking out to teach some lessons.

  5. Joan Sheppard

    Love the Pansy pattern. I’m working on my free motion quilting skills (work in slow progress) but I’m keeping at it. Love the leaves on this pattern as well. Bowls just in time for Easter Candy! Thanks!

  6. thedarlingdogwood

    I’m about a week behind in reading blogs, so I missed the Friday retreat! Probably wouldn’t have been able to attend anyway due to work, but know that I do plan to come to a future one when I”m able.

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