Friday, January 10, 2014

Macaron quilt

Can you see it?  Why I named my new low volume quilt Macaron?  This was a box of Macarons that we got on our recent trip to New Orleans and I think it picks up all the wonderful colors!

This quilt is the 'cousin' to the low volume quilt I made this summer
As has happened a couple of times,  when sorting scraps and cutting more squares, I had a pile of strips left over which morph into quilt number 2, the cousin of the first as it is related, but not the same.
It is rainy and cloudy this morning, but I think the colors show pretty well.  There are a couple pops of red/pint that show through as well as a couple darker prints.  I used a pale Heather Baily print from the Fresh Cut line for the back and a creamy linen texture print from Riley Blake for binding, all from my stash. 
Shout out to my helper, the best quilt holder in the house.  He has the distinction of being the tallest in the house which helps establish his superiority in the task.
Sharing today at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
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  1. Love your low volume quilt. I have been building a low volume stash with some of the sales going on. Your quilt looks very restful.

  2. Hello Diane,

    Such pretty colours, and a lovely quick and easy design. I am sitting here thinking about what I could do with my own stash... and with my daughter's birthday coming up I have the perfect excuse for buying macaroons. Thank you for reminding me.

    Love from England,

  3. I think Macaron is a perfect name, it is yummy! Low volume quilts are fun, yours is perfect.

  4. These colors blend so beautifully, yet have enough contrast to draw the viewer in. Great job!