Friday, March 1, 2013

vanilla ice cream

I have been in love with Rita's low volume quilts for years, and lately  I've seen others all over blogland, so I decided to give it a go--and settled on the churn dash block.
I admit, I go back and forth on this quilt.  Sometimes I LOVE it!  Like, really love it! and other times I think it was kind of silly to do such a 'vanilla' color pallet.  Even as I just typed that, I thought to myself, that the monotony is what I really like about it, even with all that light, there is soooo much variety to it all. 
I did throw in a few bold churn dashes, just to mix it up a bit, and I like them.

Since the top reminded me a bit of vanilla ice cream, I used this fun ice cream print on the back. 
and bound it in a pretty mint stripe.
my kids love this quilt and call it the ice cream quilt.
I'm excited to visit these low volume prints again.

33 comments:

Darci said...

Nettie I think it is perfect! I would totally make one but I have hardly any white background aka low volume fabric. It is fun to have something different!

Fran said...

It's lovely! I really like it a lot.

Annabella said...

It's really pretty! I love it too :-)

Cynthia said...

I really love it! It looks really vintage :)

Krista said...

This is so soft and beautiful. Great work Nettie!

Svetlana said...

Adorable! Love those pops of color within all the beautiful neutrals.

Annalia said...

I love it.

Ashley said...

I love it! I've also been loving all of Rita's low volume quilts, and hope to make one of my own someday (once I collect more of those prints!). I think those few brighter blocks are a great addition!

Flying Blind... said...

So so so pretty x

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

This is so pretty ... And the backing and binding are perfect!

kelly said...

beautiful!! i'd much rather have that quilt than vanilla ice cream!

sarah said...

I am inspired! This looks lovely. Now a low volume print quilt is the next thing on my quilting to do list :)

Anonymous said...

what is a low volume quilt?

Emily said...

It is such a beautiful quilt! Love it!

Karmen Sunshine said...

Love, love, love your quilt!
Karmen

Sarah said...

I think it's gorgeous!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Yay for low-volume! It's an obsession of mine.

Debbie said...

Love your quilt!

Nicci P said...

Nettie-The Ice Cream Quilt. What a perfect name for this quilt, considering you use a "dasher" when making homemade ice cream. That's what I call serendipity!

a maidenhair fern said...

love your wood floors! and "the icecream quilt"

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jeifner said...

Its really pretty! It's like vanilla ice cream with sprinkles.

L E Antwis said...

It really is a lovely quilt! and the sprinkling of a few darker blocks adds a bit of zing.Linda NZ kokaquilts@gmail.com

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

There's something so genuine about this quilt. The fabric choices are so free and the backing is so personal. I really like it!

Kate said...

I rather like it....modern, a hint of traditional with a dash of nostalgic. Kate~

Edith Stuff said...

Topping connection of pastel color with bronze

Edyta Brandys said...

Topping connection of pastel color with bronze

Anonymous said...

I love it. CHURNDASH is my favorite block.

Angie said...

O.M.Goodness, I absolutely LUV LUV LOVE this quilt!!!

Heather said...

Awesome, I love the neutrals, your addition of brights and how you made a traditional block look really new.

Three Sisterz said...

I love it~ so pretty and reminds me of an old-fashioned quilt. I love how you quilted it. I can see how you quilted it around the borders of the squares but can't tell where else you stitched. Can you share?


thanks!


~Courtenay

sharpie said...

Yum! This is the first low volume churn dash I've seen and l-o-v-e it!

daniela said...

i just found your blog and had to pin a bunch of your quilts :)
i really like your work, but especially this one! i've been looking for the perfect project for my own low volume fabrics and might steal your idea of a churn dash quilt.

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