Bee a Brit Stingy, along with some amazing bloggy friends new and old. It doesn't start until January. The problem with that is we are sharing ideas and pictures of current projects to keep the interest going until then. Karen posted some new + and x blocks in the bee pool and I just loved them. I tried to resist but it only took 2 days before I was making my own!
The thing is, I was aiming for low volume, I love the fresh look it gives, almost calm and uncluttered whilst seeming to be able to contain a lot of different prints. I love that combination. However, I don't seem to be unable to do low volume! I haven't many suitable fabrics in my stash but I was sure I had enough for a few blocks to start with. But the colour sneakily crept in!
It got me thinking, as much as I love low volume, how would it work in our house, with a potty training toddler, a messy 7 year old, clumsy husband and a grubby dark haired dog?!
One day I will have a low volume quilt, I will also most likely be retired, have no children at home and a lot more money spare to buy the right fabric! Until then I will have scrappy busy quilts that can hide stains well (no-one is to mention the insane amount of white in my just finished Aneela Sample Quilt, OK?!)
I'm going to be spending the weekend hoping I can hunt out more suitable scraps to make into blocks :-)