Low Volume Primer

I have learned that when modern quilters say “low volume” they mean a very subtle white or cream print.

When I started making blocks for do good stitches, I thought low volume meant low contrast white, gray or cream in relation to the bolder fabrics.

After making a not-so-low-volume block, I was instructed that my low volume wasn’t low volume.

THIS IS NOT LOW VOLUME:

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It was considered too dark and busy.

This month we are making cross blocks with “low volume” and black. I’ve figured it out.

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Allison of Allison Sews Blog is this month’s leader and has a tutorial.

Some examples of “low volume” for the modern quilter:

Emerge January 2017

Emerge November 2016

Emerge August 2016