Sunday, April 12, 2015

Oh Scrap! : Em's Scrapbag

It wasn't that long ago that I started following Emily and her blog Em's Scrapbag.  Now I am a faithful follower and am continually amazed at all the beautiful scrap quilts she creates. 





One of the things I noticed about Emily's quilts right away is her use of low volume scraps in the backgrounds of her quilts.  I have never been one for using a lot of lights in my quilts and feel I lack the ability to use them as successfully as Emily.  So her quilts fascinate me and I find myself always enlarging them so I can study and learn.

When I asked Emily if she wanted to be featured on Oh Scrap, I was over the moon that she accepted and was willing to talk about the use of low volume prints in her projects.  She has graciously put together a post sharing some of her finished quilts - believe me, you won't want to miss them!





Her hand pieced Hexi Star blocks are a current favorite of mine.  I think this quilt will be amazing when it is finished.  You can see her progress post here.

Now I am inspired by Emily to turn down the volume on a future Scrap-A-Palooza quilt.  I have added another bin under my cutting table to capture low volume scraps and I am ready to give it a try!

How about you - do you use low volume prints in your scrappy projects? 
Please share what scrappy projects you are working on!


Here are the details for linking up:


  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do!
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9 comments:

Kat said...

I love those love volume and bright scraps in the top quilt! I am following her now, too!

Sandra Walker said...

Years ago I made a quilted jacket where you made the strata(?) from which you cut the pieces, by sewing together many squares of various low volume (in my case ivory and light taupe) fabrics. After that, I found that I do love to use lots of low volume scraps in quilts, especially as background for appliqué.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

I too enjoy using assorted neutrals for my backgrounds, they really add interest! Love Em's post on 'turning down the volume' thanx for the link! Linda

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Ditto all three comments above! Thanks for a new quilter to follow. I also have become fascinated with low volume and have tried to incorporate more of those fabrics into my quilts.

Ruth said...

They are fabulous stars, love lv and scraps. Making a mental note to try that more!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Emily is a wonderful scrappy quilty as I too enjoy her blog!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Whoo that first one is pretttty
Well done.

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

I feel the same way about low volume fabrics. I need to learn how to use them better.

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Vera said...

yay those hexie stars are perfect!