I love quilting from stash! After hearing about this challenge and a new charity request my quilt guild received, I was trying to think up what to do. I'd had a discussion with some friends about "low volume"* quilting and what it means to different people and how it's different from pastels. With those thoughts rolling around in my head, I approached a bag of pastel fabrics a friend gave me several months ago when she was cleaning out her craft room. I cut some strips of some of my favorite low volume fabrics, and got to work making wonky crosses.
After making the blocks using a simple slash and insert method, I stitched them together and bordered it out with my current favorite Kona Solid--Shadow. It's a newer one and I love it so much more than Kona Ash, which can just lean so yellow/brown. Before this one I feel like there wasn't a good Kona in light gray. I'm basically in love
Some simple diagonal straight line quilting and a binding in a cute blue and yellow plaid finished off my little gender neutral quilt! I couldn't get a good pic of the back, but it is just
a solid backing in a yellow similar to the print I used on the front.
*Everyone does have their own definition of what low volume means to them, but I was talking to a friend the other day and I thought she put it really well. She considers low volume to be a pale (white, cream, light gray) background with a print that covers 20% or less of the area. In general I use a lot of word prints, white on white, etc. A couple low volume but color containing, low volume prints I really like and use are these:
Riley Blake Red Riding Hood Mushrooms
Lotta Jansdottor Tipu Birds in Schooner