Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Low Volume Quilt and High Volume (Katrina) Quilt
A few months ago, I was pondering what to do with my "fullest" scrap bin, my white / beige / off-white bin. Soon after, I started seeing the parade of "low volume" quilts in blog land. They're quilts made entirely of white and beige fabrics or fabrics that have this as a background color. Google (or search Flickr or Pinterest) for "low volume quilts", and you'll see what I mean.
Last week, after my mom left, and my house got back in order, I started pulling them all out, and have started some initial sewing. We'll both have to wait and see what I come up with, because even I'm not entirely sure.
As some of you know, my mom, dad, brother and sister-in-law all were living in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit, 7 years ago. They have since relocated to Dallas, which makes me so relieved today, as I've been glued to the TV watching Hurricane Isaac roar through. I still have friends in New Orleans though, so my heart is there 100% right now.
With my mom having recently visited, I thought I'd dig out one of my most cherished possessions. It is a quilt that my mom made many years ago (1970's) that actually survived Katrina. They had 3-4 feet of water in their house, so they lost most of their possessions, including almost all of our family pictures, but many items stored up high, such as this quilt, survived.
It's a very big, heavy quilt, as the blue fabric is a denim or twill, but I just love it! It screams 70's, and check this out...
A quilt this good just has to be shared, so I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced WIP Wed. Come join us!