August 10, 2017

Chamomile Pattern- a low volume quilt

It's been a while since I shared a finished quilt! This is Chamomile, a pattern I released a few months ago. I designed it for the use of low volume fabric (fat quarters or fat eighths will do), and it's really a quick one to make thanks to strip piecing. It can be purchased here.

If you don't know what strip piecing is, or you're a new quilter, I'd highly recommend this pattern! There are some tips and tricks that will help you speed up the piecing process.

It took me a while to choose binding for this one, but I finally decided to just go with the same color as the sashing- Moda Bella Ruby Ice. The cornerstones are Kona Canary and the backing is called Spot On by Benartex.

When I first started quilting, I had a hard time understanding the appeal of low volume fabrics. (Not sure what they are? Check out this post from my friend Jen.) To me, they made things look too busy, and they never provided the contrast I wanted to make designs stand out. This can be true, but these days I've grown an appreciation for them and love incorporating them into projects as much as I can. They add so much personality to a quilt. So many fun ones have been released since I made this quilt, I might have to make another!

The sashing gives a sense of order, and frames all those crazy prints. Mine has bikes, flowers, dots, text, butterflies, strawberries, hearts, fish, sprinkles, jam jars, fruit, chicken wire, and even a farmer's market! It's a fun quilt to study up close. 

There are some fantastic versions of Chamomile already, you can check them out at #chamomilequilt on IG to see different color combos. Be sure to tag yours if you make one, I always love to see!

As usual, I like to have a little sale when I finally get around to posting a quilt. Use the code AUGUST15 for 15% off your entire pattern purchase (any pattern, as may as you want) now through Saturday at midnight PST. Happy shopping and thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is gorgeous! Love what you did with all the low volume fabrics. The Ruby Ice fabric is just the perfect touch to frame and border this - with the little gold pop of color in there. Love this!

  2. A sweet quilt. Love the coloring. Soft and inviting. The low tones make this a very coming guilt.

  3. So pretty! I love low volume quilts. 😊

  4. Amy, your quilt with the choice of fabric and colors are absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing your creativeness along with your passion and art of color. Impressive.

  5. Love the pops of yellow... so pretty.

  6. Love the pattern!! such a charming quilt !

  7. Great use of low volume prints! I love the little pop the corner stones designs add.